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Yesterday would have been Isaac Asimov's 100th birthday!
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Courtesy of the Straight Dope forum...


There's actually a word for what MacGyver does!


Bricolage
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In the foreword to one of the 1970s volumes of the complete Peanuts, Billie Jean King talks about her friendship with Charles Schulz. He was a good tennis player and a supporter of women's sports, and they held each other in high regard. Anyway, whenever he wanted to talk to her, he'd mention her in Peanuts, knowing she'd see it and call him up.
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Billy West, in addition to being the voice of Fry (and others) in Futurama, has been the voice for the red M&M in commercials since 1994.
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I presume by now everyone knows of the Italian Titanic knockoff movies (if not, you can watch the Nostalgia Critic reviews here and here), but the amazing thing is that Italy went on to make a TV series about the characters living in the restored Titanic on Fantasy Island (which looks like the Isle of Namboombu).


Do the Italians really not know that the Titanic was a real disaster and think that it was a Cameron-created fairytale?
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When it comes to Dr. Seuss I will always have a fondness for And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street.



Well, today I discovered that back in the forties someone turned it into a stop-motion short.



In today's world of CG and digital paint I think fewer and fewer people appreciate a good stop-motion "cartoon."
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