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July 12, 2012

Every Game Is Hayao Miyazaki From 1UP.com

Miyazaki and video games famously don't get along. According to a write-up by former 1UP editor (now 8-4 Ltd. contributor) Kevin Gifford, Miyazaki was deeply displeased by Technopolis Soft's PC-6001 adaptation of Studio Ghibli's debut film, Nausicäa…

How To Make 17th-Century Delights: Whipp’d Syllabub

Hospitality mavens of the 1690s knew that, if you were expecting company, you’d do well to serve up a nice cold syllabub. (As the nursery rhyme goes, the queen of clubs made syllabubs.) Syllabub, a foamy, marvelous vehicle for wine and cream and fro…

7 Things That Would Be More Fun To Do With Coworkers Than A Juice Fast

The New York Times reports that people who work together in offices around the nation are bonding by doing everyone's least favorite solo activity as a group: juice cleanses! (Ew!) Here, some generally unpleasant activities that would be more enjoyable for a clan of coworkers to do together than juice cleansing.

The "Five Favorite Films" Of Interesting People

"What are your five favorite films?" is the question Rotten Tomatoes has been posing to celebrities for years. Here are some of the most revealing lists they have published. Please, add your own top five in the comments (and explain why they are the best, that makes it way more interesting)!

Why We Love LIGHTS Photo - Buzznet

LIGHTS is one of our favorite female musicians. Not only is she stunningly beautiful and talented, she is also level headed and relates to her fans. She keeps busy making music we love, touring, and also manages to keep her life grounded. Take a loo…

The Naughty 2012 Olympics Logo

With the Olympics about two weeks away, consider this a final you-can't-unsee-it reminder that the 2012 London Olympics logo looks like Lisa Simpson performing oral sex.

BAMF Girls Club

Role Call: Katniss Everdeen, Buffy Summers, Michonne, Lisbeth Salander, Hermione Granger And Bella Swan. What happens when you get five of the most kick ass fictional ladies and one whiny teenager living together in one house?

Heat And Mood

Heat-wave sufferers, here's your excuse for being cranky.

Gradient Kawaii Nails Tutorial Photo

Gradient Kawaii Nails Tutorial What you need: - One lighter and one darker nail polish - Top coat nail polish - make up sponge Optional: - More than 2 colors - Glitter top coat I love this gradient manicure idea and it's super easy to do yourself or…

Ranked: Disney Princesses From Least To Most Feminist

I just saw Brave, and it got me thinking about the grand tradition of Disney princesses. Brave is a Pixar movie, and its heroine, Merida, is a fairy-tale feminist. Disney princesses for the most part, are not. Most need to be rescued by their male l…

Dubious Trend Alert: Visors

ScarJo's wearing them, Vogue editors covet them, and designers continue to show them on the runways. But they're VISORS. Are they really a trend?

One Chart Explains Why Your Cell Service Sucks

And why it's so expensive, and why we don't all have 4G yet, and why we still get that roaming icon so much, etc. The red line represents carriers' spending on network infrastructure over the years, relative to revenues. It's still declining despite, like, everybody getting network-straining smartphones.

In Primary Debate, Romney Suggested He Was At Bain Until 2002

Mitt Romney's campaign often says he stayed at Bain Capital only until 1999, and isn't responsible for outsourcing that occurred after he left the company. But documents reported by the Boston Globe suggest otherwise. Romney may have accidentally suggested he was at Bain until 2002 in a primary debate saying “I worked at one company Bain for 25 years." Since Romney started at Bain in 1977, adding 25 years would have meant he left in 2002 according to his own count. Update An earlier post failed to note Romney had said the one company he worked at was Bain.

Ke$ha Has A Sweet New Kitten

The singer said on twitter last week that this little guy was handed to her through her car window by a "Russian sketch ball" after she visited a "gnarly strip club". After much deliberation, she has decided to name him Mr. Peep$. All photos from keshasuxx on twitter.

Breaking Batman

A pretty great mashup of "Breaking Bad" and the Batman movies. Next week is going to be the best week ever.

What Was Your First Screenname?

Was it for AOL Instant Messenger, or Myspace, or maybe some messageboard? No matter what it was for though, I bet it was totally embarrassing and awesome.

Pig And Parrot Are Best Friends

According to their Australian owner, Xena the miniature pig and and Jazz the Quaker parrot are like brother and sister. They don't look related to me, but obviously they have a lot in common: they're both adorable.

Cat Boots

Out this winter—UGGs. In—Cat Boots.

Hot Or Not Miley Cyrus' New Arm Tattoo Photo Yasi's Photos

Not to be all judging-books-by-covers-ish, but we never really pegged Miley Cyrus as a history buff. But sheesh what do I know she could be spending her evenings reading biographies about Aaron Burr and Charlemagne. Heck, she might even do Civil War…

Why Aren't We On OKCupid?

Previously: The Magic Mike Pie. Ann Friedman is unemployed and single. When she gets home after consuming too many adult beverages on a weeknight, she likes to search for vintage sunglasses on Etsy.

"The Dark Knight Rises" Mondo Poster

Comic Con hasn't even officially begun, but the Batman bounty begins. From Mondo artist Jock comes this limited edition poster only available for sale at San Diego Comic Con.

Every Game Is Osamu Tezuka From 1UP.com

Stylistically, Tezuka doesn't exert as much direct influence over today's manga and anime as he did in the '60s, '70s, and '80s. You can still see clear nods in the gentle, good-natured design of games like Little King's Story, but the unfortunate f…

Pets Boost Infant Immunity To Infections

KUOPIO, Finland, July 10 (UPI) -- Infants, who had contact with dogs at home had fewer respiratory tract symptoms or infections than children with no dog contacts, researchers in Finland found.

Important ‘Magic Mike’ News: Olivia Munn’s Boobs Were Art, Son

The very first thing that I said when I walked out of Magic Mike was: “I saw Olivia Munn’s boobs.” I mean, I knew she was in the movie, but I didn’t know that she’d be topless in the first few minutes of the film. Hell, I didn’t even know that she’d…

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