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  1. Q&A: Reading Rainbow's LeVar Burton

    ... who haven’t seen it, and who have a bias against moving pictures and sound that feel dated in any way. My kid is 19, and she doesn’t ... trivia that you like to use to break the ice or get people talking at parties. Wow. Um…No. I don’t really have a problem talking ...

  2. Mental Floss Exclusive: Our Interview with Bill Watterson!

    ... seriously as works in their own right. Otherwise I should be talking to a copyright lawyer. Is it possible some new form of sequential ... follows function, as the architects say. With words and pictures, you can do just about anything. According to your collection ...

  3. 8 Movie Star Life Stories (That Were Completely Made Up)

    ... was actually an Irish-American born in Pittsburgh. When talking pictures came in, many stars' voices revealed them as frauds. Menjou, however, ...

  4. The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

    ... pooped on by an elephant, what can words possibly add to the pictures? You can buy a print or digital copy directly from Retrofit. ... an interview with an “elusive writer” who is plainly Kot talking about making this comic. His collaborators on this project are Langdon ...

  5. Solving Cold Cases at the Detectives’ Lunch Club

    ... Walter to Fleisher over lunch, and the three men got to talking about old cases—the ones that congealed like aging butter, the ones ... he’d felt energized, on a roll. Clicking back through the pictures and eagerly gesticulating, he pointed out that the ring of salt around ...

  6. 11 Art Greats Who Started Out as Street Artists

    ... portraits pasted around neighborhoods, JR started taking pictures of street art after finding a camera in the Paris Métro. But it ... call me when I was growing up, and some are things I’m talking about, friends who have passed away—they’re interactions with ...

  7. 10 Memorable Moments From Forgotten Campaigns

    ... children's coloring book, in which the wee ones could color pictures of Goldwater dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes. • Writing letters ... querulent (complaining too much), and querulent logorrhea (talking about complaining too much). One other "expert" simply said, "I don't ...

  8. 14 Regular People Who Became Memes

    ... students in a library. A crop of one of these original pictures is the template for Sheltered College Freshman, which is pretty much ... him happy because “I became famous and more girls are talking to me.” 14. Vancouver Riot Kiss Canadians are famously ...

  9. Strange Geographies: On Jumping Out of Airplanes

    ... shutter trigger in his mouth, which he could use to take pictures during freefall, with just the flick of his tongue. I wanted to tell ... relaxed pace. The wind no longer roared, and we started talking. I don't even remember what we talked about; it was small talk, and I ...

  10. 16 of Our Favorite Rabbits

    ... in the picture captioned “I have no idea what you’re talking about… so here’s a bunny with a pancake on its head.” Beginning ... trained Oolong to balance objects on his head and took pictures, which he posted on his website . He became an internet sensation ...

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