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Ten Of The Greatest Thanksgiving Sitcom Episodes Of All Time

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Sitcoms love to make us feel like part of the family by sharing their holiday traditions with us. They get all dressed up for Halloween, have family and friends over for Christmas and get ta gobblin’ up a delicious dinner on Thanksgiving day, just like real people!

Let’s take a fun trip down Thanksgiving memory lane with ten hand plucked sitcom episodes sure to make you thankful for finely crafted television shows:

1. Friends- The One With All The Thanksgivings-

Friends went all out for a Thanksgiving of remembrance during episode 8 of season 5, from all the way back in 1998. Through flashback sequences we get to see Monica before she lost all the weight, Chandler sporting a totally radical Flock of Seagulls haircut, and this unforgettable Monica turkey moment:

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2. Family Ties - No Nukes Is Good Nukes-

Choosing an anti-nuke protest over a Thanksgiving feast seems like a fine message, but the true spirit of togetherness comes when Alex P., Mallory and Jennifer show they love and support their parents no matter how kooky their cause. 

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3. Modern Family - Punkin' Chunkin'-

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Modern Family put a totally progressive spin on the classic Thanksgiving episode by bringing the family together around some good ol' fashioned punkin chunkin, because nothing squashes family beef like launching orange squash through the air! Doesn't that look like a fun new take on Thanksgiving tradition?

4. Seinfeld - Mom & Pop Store-

Leave it up to the show about nothing to disguise their Thanksgiving episode under layers of stuffing. George buys John Voight's car, an Empire State Building statue pops Mr. Pitt's dream of holding a balloon in the Macy's parade, and a mom and pop store makes off with all of Jerry's sneakers.

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5. WKRP In Cincinnati - Turkeys Away-

The episode of WKRP In Cincinnati entitled Turkeys Away was long considered the best Thanksgiving themed episode in the sitcom world, largely because of the ridiculous, yet somehow plausible, theme.

The plot- the station decides to give away free live turkeys by tossing them out of a helicopter, and the whole stunt becomes a turkey day disaster hilariously described by Les Nesman.

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Ken Burns Presents The First Black Friday


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Ken Burns, the documentary filmmaker, became famous for his captivating miniseries The Civil War. Through brilliant storytelling, he shared not only the facts, but the experience of that trauma with his audience. In this parody on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Burns recounts a day--this day--that we Americans call Black Friday.

It is not a recent experience, as we recently noted. No, the first Black Friday occurred more than a century ago. But to many, the wounds are still fresh.

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10 Religious Holidays Not Yet Exploited by Hallmark

What's not to love about holidays? You get to take off work, everyone's in a great mood, and there's always plenty of delicious food lying around. Wouldn't it be great if we could sustain all that fun and excitement throughout the year? Well, you're in luck. So sit back, crack open a Good Book, and get ready to celebrate these 10 major religious holidays that still aren't on Hallmark's radar.

1. Sikhism: Guru Nanak's Day

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Although most Sikhs live in the religion's homeland of India, Sikh communities have become increasingly common in the West. (Those men in turbans you might think are Muslims are most likely Sikh.) But wherever they reside, you can bet Guru Nanak's Day will be celebrated in style.

For the first couple of centuries after Sikhism was founded, 10 gurus served in succession as the leaders of the religion. When the 10th guru died, however, no single leader emerged, and the tradition of having a sole guru was abandoned. Not surprisingly, many Sikh holidays hearken back to events in the lives of these great men. And one of the biggest, no doubt, is the festival honoring the birth of the first guru, Nanak.

Guru Nanak was born to a Hindu family in 1469, and around the time he turned 30, he had a mystical experience that became the basis for the religion. While bathing in a river, he plunged into the water and didn't resurface for three days. During that time, he later said, he was communing with God. Drawing on elements of both Hinduism and Islam, Nanak journeyed far and wide, preaching his new faith of Sikhism and compiling his teachings into a scripture known as the Guru Granth Sahib.

Today, Nanak's birthday, which falls in October or November (depending on the lunar calendar), marks a joyous three-day celebration for Sikhs around the world. As part of the festivities, some communities undertake a ritual known as the Akhand Path, a kind of marathon reading of Sikh scriptures, usually continuing nonstop for the entire 72-hour holiday and ending on Nanak's actual birthday. For the slightly less studious, there are grandiose processions that typically take place the day before Guru Nanak's birthday, during which devotees wave the Sikh flag, brass bands play, and martial-arts teams show off their swordsmanship.

2. Shinto: Shichigosan

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The name Shichigosan literally translates to "seven five three," but (despite our best guesses) this holiday isn't a celebration of football plays or ATM codes. Rather, the numbers reference the ages of the festival's guests of honor—children ages 7, 5, and 3. Shichigosan, which falls on the weekend closest to November 15, serves as a kind of rite of passage holiday for the Shinto faithful, and it's popular in Japan, where Shintoism—a belief system that values nature, ritual purity, and the worship of spirits called kami—is one of the dominant religions.

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The Illogical Fighting Style of James T. Kirk

Fighting sports analyst Jack Slack takes a look at the TV series Star Trek: TOS and the many fights of Captain James T. Kirk. The Captain managed to punch someone or other around in just about every episode.  

Among all the qualities required to command a ship and its crew, undoubtedly the most important is an officer's ability in hand-to-hand combat. You don't know where you'll be, or what you'll be doing, when your phaser gets knocked out of your hand and goes skidding across the floor. Or when diplomatic discussions and love-making with an alien race will fall through, and you'll have to fist fight for your life.

No man understood this as well as Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise. Throughout the 2200s, Kirk captained his ship to countless unknown worlds and met a perhaps difficult-to-believe number of hostile civilizations. Often complex political dealings would boil down to a test of Kirk's fighting prowess and he was forced to battle in the knowledge that his failure could leave his crew in jeopardy. Or worse than that—dead.

And since Kirk got into fistfights so often, the producers had to change it up to keep the action sequences from getting too boring. Therefore, we see numerous methods and tricks for disabling the latest antagonist whether he be alien or human. Slack goes over the axe handle strikes, the head scissors, the grappling, and other fighting moves that work so much better on TV than they do in real life. Read about them all at Vice’s Fightland site.  -via Digg


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Making Farts Smell Like Chocolate

French inventor Christian Poincheval makes pills that will perfume your farts into smelling like violets or roses. And now he has a new product for Christmas, a pill that will make flatulence smell like chocolate! Poincheval has been working on his earth-shattering invention for eight years now.

According to Poincheval's website, the idea for the pills apparently came from a dinner with friends during which nobody could stop farting.

"We were at table with friends and after a hearty meal, we almost suffocated as our farts were smelly," Poincheval writes. "The winds were not very pleasant for our fellow diners. I had to do something."

You can buy these pills for ten euros. There’s also a special powdered version for dog farts. -Thanks, Linda Shaw!


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Doctorama Returns - I Want To Believe In Who


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When Zoidberg told the rest of the group there would be visitors arriving from a strange alternate dimension everyone assumed he'd eaten a bad dumpster sandwich, but when the Doctor and some chick with one eye named Pond showed up on their doorstep everyone let out a collective gasp. The Doctor looked like he could have been one of Fry's relatives, only with a way better fashion sense, and when they found he spoke their language they all let out a collective sigh of relief. But then the Doctor started blathering about some insane space grandpa, rolling trashcans with plunger arms and laser eyes, and men made out of cyber the group couldn't help but let out a collective gasp...of fear!

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Comedian Posts Bogus "Lost/Missing/Wanted" Signs Across NYC



Brooklyn, New York-based comedian Jason Saenz has been having fun posting these silly signs all across the metro area. He calls the project Saenz Signs and he has a Tumblr site devoted to it, which says little about his thoughts behind the series. Apparently it's to get him noticed, as well as to make people on the city streets smile. It appears as if he's two for two. Follow Saenz at his website.  

 



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Dancing Firemen

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The Achao, Chile, volunteer fire department is always ready to respond to an emergency. But the firefighters also dance! In full gear! If you’re in a hurry, you can skip ahead. The dancing starts at about 1:45. The song is "Soy Tu Nene Malo" by Nene Malo. -via Daily Picks and Flicks


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Ten Monarchs Whose Madness Changed History

Unfortunately for the lower classes, there were many points in history in which a populace was at the mercy of an unstable or even insane sovereign ruler. Due to the frequency with which royal families internarried, mental and physical defects were more common than in normal populations. These were wildly different times, in which life wasn't generally valued as it is today, and the jealousy and competition for the throne between royal family members led to betrayals and murders. 

An interesting article at i09 describes ten instances in which, not only did a mentally ill person reign over a region, but their actions as rulers brought about a significant change in the history of said region. Below is the story of number four on the list, the story of Sultan Mustafa of the Ottoman Empire, who reigned from 1617–18 and from 1622–23.

Ahmed I and Mustafa were royal brothers. At the time, it was expected that a sultan would have his brothers executed after he took the throne, in order to eliminate any competition for his position. (Mustafa and Ahmed's father Mehmed III executed 19 of his own brothers after he became sultan.) Ahmed took the throne at 13, at which time he sent his brother Mustafa, 11, to "the cage." The cage was a tower with no windows. There, Mustafa had no human contact.

When Ahmed died of typhus at age 28, his most powerful concubine argued against his eldest son taking the throne as, due to the custom of the sultan executing his brothers, she rightfully feared her sons by Ahmed would be killed. Thus Mustafa, who according to some sources had an intellectual disability from birth, was let out of the cage. He had been isolated there for fourteen years, which certainly had no positive effect on his mental state. 

Reportedly always accompanied by two naked slave girls, Mustafa caused numerous problems as a leader. One was that he would appoint random people he liked to powerful posts in his kingdom. With untrained people in positions of power and the demented Mustafa in charge, the empire deteriorated. After only one year as sultan, Mustafa was again sent to the cage, along with his slave girls. 

At that time, Ahmed's eldest son Osman took the throne and was a fairly competent leader. Yet when he banned his military from drinking and smoking, there was such a backlash against him that he was put to death by "compression of the testicles." 

After Osman was killed, Mustafa was once again let out of the cage and given the throne. By that time, his mental health had declined to the point that he would stare off into space, giggling to himself at some unseen source. He also frequently sought out his nephew Osman, the former sultan, continually forgetting that Osman had been put to death. The Ottoman empire quickly began to disintegrate, at which time the Safavid Persian empire attacked the region and took control. Mustafa went to the cage again, never to re-emerge.  

Read about other mentally ill monarchs whose actions (or inactions) changed history here.  

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Turkey Trot

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This turkey running on a treadmill is not the kind you’re liable to eat. He doesn’t have much breast meat, after all -and it would be hard to catch him! He’s actually a lucky turkey, living the good life at Brown University as a subject in Dr. Thomas Roberts’ studies of animal motion. Read more about the science behind a turkey on a treadmill at Digg.


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Thanksgiving as a Kid Versus as an Adult






As The Oatmeal illustrates here in this comic, some things change, and some stay the same. Check out their amusing take on Thanksgiving, the bulk of which wasn't included here because of NSFW language. But regardless, I recommend you seeing the panels entitled "The Prep," "The Dishes, "The Binge" and "The Booze."


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Here's What Vegetarians Came Up With When Asked To Draw A Turkey

Becoming a vegetarian means giving up meat for eating, but does it also mean giving up meat for thinking?

Clickhole, the Onion’s annoying little cousin site, asked twelve vegetarians to draw a picture of a turkey, and the bizarre images they came up with seem to prove that you can have a vegetarian brain.

Some of the victims participants came pretty close to creating a drawing of what could be mistaken for a turkey across a crowded bar, after you’ve had a few drinks of course.

And then there’s this guy, who didn’t even come close!

His crappy artwork proves that his meaty brain has begun to turn into a mélange of freshly picked greens, mandarin oranges and candied almonds tossed in a light white peach vinaigrette, in other words disgusting.

Do yourself a favor and keep your brain meaty by eating lots of turkey this Thanksgiving, or else keep a photo of a turkey with you at all times to remind your leafy brain what meat looks like!

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The 25 Biggest Box Office Bombs Of All Time

When you make lists about failed movies, you might focus on how bad they are, like The Room, or how few people went to see them, like Zyzzyx Road, but if you really want to define a box office bomb, you focus on how much money was lost. Most of the movies on the list of box office bombs at Buzzfeed are fairly recent, because no one spent a hundred million dollars to make a movie more than a couple of decades ago. Plus, a huge marketing and advertising budget will add to the cost that must be made up in ticket sales. Therefore, a movie you may have seen and liked can still be a bomb if it cost more than it earned. That said, you will see movies on the list that you’ve never heard of, despite advertising. They died out that quickly. Cowboys and Aliens, shown above, came in 25th.


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Bad Lip Reading of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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The more dramatic and serious the movie is, the funnier these bad lip reading videos are. I don't know how they come up with some of this stuff, but it never fails to make me laugh. I hope you enjoy it as well. And, on an unrelated note, happy Thanksgiving, readers! (I'm sure I could work that into the bad lip reading somewhere.)


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The Collegiate Raccoon Coat

There was a fashion craze on college campuses in the 1920s of wearing a full-length raccoon fur coat. Probably the only reference you’ll see to those raccoon coats these days is in vintage cartoons, where they were a device used to identify a character as a college student at a football game. The luxurious coats were visually stunning, but in reality, the fad was mostly confined to Ivy League schools.

I had stumbled upon a snapshot of a moment in fashion history when American Ivy league-ers and young college undergrads began sporting heavy, full-length raccoon coats, which set the trend in 1920s & 30s men’s fashion and sparked a voracious demand for the extravagant garment across the country. If a man could afford a fur coat, he had one; bankers, salesmen and students alike used the style to signify or improve their social status.

They were expensive- several hundred dollars, which was out of reach for most students. That in itself made the raccoon coat a status symbol to be flaunted. Messy Nessy Chic relates the rise and fall of the collegiate raccoon coat in an article with plenty of pictures. The images capture the spirit of the prosperous, carefree Roaring Twenties.


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Lasagna King - Hakuna Matata, Except On Mondays


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John had always felt like Garfield was a very special cat, but he had no idea about that fat cat's royal heritage until a letter arrived from Africa addressed to His Royal Highness Prince Garfield of Mumbutu. The letter was an invitation to a coronation ceremony where Garfield would be pronouced Lasagna King, lasagna being the most prized food product in Mumbutu. John was happy to escort the royal furball to Africa, and Garfield was happy to eat every bit of lasagna in the kingdom!

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Turn Thanksgiving Leftovers Into Delicious Dishes with These Easy Recipes

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Take standard Thanksgiving leftovers like mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce and transform them into fun and tasty new dishes with the recipes shown in this video. These are easy to make, so if you're tired of cooking after T-day, they will be perfect, quickly assembled snacks and meal solutions. -Via Laughing Squid

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Dinosaur Dress-Up

Long-time Neatorama readers might remember Dug, the lawn dinosaur in Redwood City, California. Dug gets dressed up for holidays, so right now he is sporting his turkey costume for Thanksgiving. And in case you didn’t see it, here’s a picture of him in this year’s Halloween costume. Redditor sarcasticonomist, who lives with Dug, says the chain is to keep him out of traffic. The human foot under his left leg was a gift. Happy Thanksgiving, Dug!


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Wampa Kitty's First Thanksgiving

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Ir's Wampa kitty's (previously at Neatorama) first Thanksgiving dinner, and she's sporting a pilgrim hat for the festivities. Her pal the chihuahua is around to keep her company as she samples the holiday treats on a special table made for the occasion. Wampa gets busy creating her own traditions, too, as she tramples the Thanksgiving table and makes the food go flying. Wampa instinctively knows that the coolest cats always manage to keep the party interesting! -Via Tastfully Offensive

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Another Reason to be Thankful

Bears don’t have to wear pants …unless they are in Poland.

Those of us who are able to work while not wearing pants know we have a lot to be thankful for. But sweatpants might be nice when the family comes to visit for Thanksgiving. Especially if they bring pie. This comic from Liz Climo should give you a smile to greet your guests with.  


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Ten Of The Best Thanksgiving Themed Episodes From Animated Shows

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It’s a Thanksgiving tradition for kids of all ages to sit down in front of a screen and watch an animated tale of turkeys, families and craziness unfold before their eyes.

TV fans can’t wait to see their favorite animated friends go on a Thanksgiving themed adventure each year, making viewers feel like they're along for the ride with their extended animated family.

Here's a review of ten great Thanksgiving themed animated TV episodes:

1. The Simpsons- Bart Vs. Thanksgiving-

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Bart runs away from home and finds himself on the wrong side of the tracks, making him consider how much he has to be thankful for, even his Neanderthal father Homer.

The Simpsons have always approached holiday themed episodes with a fresh perspective, and this episode from season 2 manages to both poke fun at and show the true meaning of the holiday.

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2. Aqua Teen Hunger Force- The Dressing-

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The food monsters next door celebrate Thanksgiving a week later than everyone else, when suddenly a robotic turkey called Turkitron shows up and spins a yarn about traveling back in time to save the great, great grandfather of Goblox, the leader of the turkey rebellion.

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3. American Dad- There Will Be Bad Blood-

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The Smiths aren't your typical American family, but that doesn't mean they don't deal with the usual problems.

Take Stan's half-brother Rusty for instance- he's more American than Stan because he's Native American, and he's got more money than Stan and his family will ever make in their lives. So how does Stan deal with a family problem like Rusty? With a little lifestyle switcheroo, of course!

4. Bob's Burgers- An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal-

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Bob puts down the spatula and picks up a baster in this Thanksgiving themed episode full of deception, dirty little secrets and dinner theater.

Bob is hired by his landlord to cook a Thanksgiving meal, but this catering job comes with a price- Bob must let Linda and the kids pretend to be Mr. Fischoeder's family. Can Bob keep it together long enough to pull off this turkey day trick, or will he crack up before dinner is served?

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23 Facts About Thanksgiving Foods

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You might be busy preparing your turkey and dressing as you watch this, and you might make the best pumpkin pie eve, but if you learn these fascinating facts about Thanksgiving food, you’ll have something more to say besides “Thank you,” when your dinner guests compliment your cooking. John Green uses this week’s mental_floss List Show to share some trivia about turkeys, dressing/stuffing/filling, potatoes, corn, cranberries, and other traditional Thanksgiving dishes. -via mental_floss

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Unusual, Adorable Animal Friendships

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Bored Panda asked readers to submit photos of special animal friendships, and the collection is heartwarming. Clearly, animals of all types, if they have a mind to, are capable of enjoying each others' companionship. Whether bonded by chance or special circumstance, the animal friends' joy in being with each other shows in these charming photos. See the entire collection here. 

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Strange Case Histories

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.

An Author's Query
by Harold P. Dowdl, Expectorant Author2
Centerville, USA

I'm plannning to write a book about strange case histories called Strange Case Histories. If possible, I hope to compile six strange case histories, in which case the book will be renamed, Six Strange Case Histories.

Left: Master portrait of rock star Jon Bon Jovi, including hair, nose, mouth, two eyes, one ear, and a well-trimmed beard, seen in full-face view from a vantage point directly in front of him. Possibly from the collection of H.P. Dowd. (Image credit: David Shankbone)

This book could make an important contribution to human unconsciousness given that case histories, to paraphrase an infamous analysis!' are "skylights to the attic's sole." They provide razor·sharp insights into the human mind- i.e., "what makes him tick?" or, to site another well·trod example, "kids do the darndest [sic?] things." In this era of neo·Victorian restraint, it is no longer fashionable to bore into the human skull as a means of fathoming the mysterious interplay between dozens (hundreds?) of neurons, as they go through their familiar, yet not-so- familiar, mating rituals. Fortunately, there is another route to the unconscionable- those rare individuals who speak so clearly, and indeed shamelessly, as to leave nothing concealed, no "skeletons in the closet," so to speak.

I already have one such case history that meets these adjectives. [lt was recovered by my friend Joe Martin who works every third Saturday at the Centerville Recycling Center.] I need at least five others to reach my penultimate target of six. Does anyone else know of any strange case histories they'd like to share -particularely those involving obsessions with rock stars from New Jersey (i.e. Bruce Stingspreen would do in a pitch).

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To give you a better idea of what I'm looking for, I shall briefly summarize the first case history, "Bon Jovi and Me," in its entirety. Other uninspired case histories would be sorely appreciated, preferably concocted to Bon Jovi in some way, shade or form.

Spirited evocation of a sculpture of rock star Jon Bon Jovi. Possibly from the collection of H.P. Dowd. (Image credit: Flickr user Fernanda Stéphanie R Carvalho)

Summary by Harold P. Dowd3
Summary [by Harold P. Dowd3 again]: The author of this article, clearly delusional, claims to have had several "close encounters" with Bon Jovi in his gym and grocery store, while infantasizing about future meetings in Atlantic City, an "airplane," and other locales besides the Wisconsin Dells.

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Mathematical Model Explains Why All Hipsters Look Alike

There’s a strange phenomenon that occurs when a guy decides to give his soul over to the lame side and become a hipster- he starts to look just like every other hipster in the world.

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From the beard to the super skinny jeans to the cheesy hat, there’s a definite similarity found in the style of all hipsters, even though they claim to eschew trends and societal norms.

If Hipster congruity has been keeping you up at night then worry no longer, because thanks to the hard work of neuroscientist Jonathan Touboul we now have a mathematical model to explain why all hipsters look alike. 

He calls it the "hipster loop", a model based on neurons that "fire when every neuron around them is quiet, or fall silent when every neuron around them is chattering", because they were busy firing before it was cool. -via io9

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The Ultimate Thanksgiving Weekend TV Guide

The TV marathon has become a holiday custom in America, whatever the holiday. For the four (or five) day Thanksgiving weekend, there are plenty, whether you want to binge on Law & Order: SVU episodes, Pawn Stars, Indiana Jones movies, or Thanksgiving episodes of Friends. That’s just the beginning: 13th Annual National Dog Show follows the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, as it always does. A TV guide at The Daily Beast lists Christmas movies and specials as well as marathons.


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DeLorean 2.0 - Time For A McFly Makeover


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Doc and Marty came across an old, and seemingly abandoned, police box behind the movie theater, and they liked the look of it so much they decided it would make the perfect replacement for that rusty old DeLorean. They towed the box to Doc's warehouse and drew up plans for a time machine 2.0, complete with flashing lights on top and whirring sound effect. The only problem with the scenario was that they couldn't open the door of the box, but then they discovered a strange handheld sonic device that resembled a screwdriver...

Share the sci-fi crossover sequel that will never be with this DeLorean 2.0 t-shirt by Donnie, and ask yourself- who is the coolest time traveler ever?

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History Teacher Explores Historical Accuracy Of Skyrim

Video game developers typically have some sort of time period in mind when they’re creating the look and feel of their world, a historical reference point which is easy to spot in the fantasy genre.

Fantasy is all about swords and sorcery, castles and dungeons, and kingdoms at war, so there has to be some historical truths behind our favorite fantasy games, right?

Destructoid community member and History Teacher RedHeadPeak asked himself this question with regards to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,  and decided to explore the reality behind in-game elements such as wolves, weapons and armor, and the abundance of books you see everywhere.

It’s a fascinating read that may make you see things differently when you play your next fantasy RPG. Read RedHeadPeak's Skyrim analysis here


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