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The Thing All Women Do That You Don’t Know About

Worth reading. And you can see the comments from guys who try to undermine what she says — so defensive (or even offensive) it’s pretty clear they are part of the problem. Source: The Thing All Women Do That You

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Rum Row is Live!

Consider supporting this worthy effort!

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Money is dirty, send it to me

Okay, maybe that won’t work. But you do need to read this article about bacteria on dollar bills (at NPR), just in case it changes your mind. It includes a sentence you may never have read before: “Other money dwellers included

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Cats with jetpacks

Just the latest evidence that the Internet was invented centuries ago: recently-discovered pictures of 16th-century German warrior cats with jetpacks. Unfortunately for the animals, these were also kamikaze cats, or they would have been if the Germans gave them Japanese

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Batman Vs. Thomas Edison

Batman Vs. Thomas Edison. A little absurdist humor. I think.

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Lego Ghostbusters: More than you might want to know…

…but still engaging. The recent release of the “Official Lego Ghostbusters” set inspires a writer to trace the history of the actual Ecto-1 car used in the 1984 Ghostbusters movie. To be honest, I didn’t finish reading “Ecto-1 and the

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Getting into the Christmas spirit…

…with an old silent film — but notice the special effects! Video: The Insects’ Christmas (“Rozhdestvo obitateley lesa”) [The update adds the soundtrack from “Edward Scissorhands.”] Filmmaker Ladislas Starevich was ahead of his time in creating this 1913 film — using stop-motion

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Taco Tuesday Haiku

A short post from “Shut Up Dad” to help keep your mind alive — or at least your appetite.

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This is your brain on cartoons…

A New Yorker article explores why we laugh at cartoons — using New Yorker cartoons for illustration. Nice concept. But if you think too hard about what makes humor, do you destroy it? I must admit that when someone says,

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Not usually my bag of tea

“Spoken word” poetry is not something I have appreciated much, with the possible exception of William Shatner. But “To This Day” by Shane Koyczan is a powerful bit about bullying. The spoken word part makes it all the more vivid — as does

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