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Open Thread For October 31

By rainmanOctober 31, 2012

Hmm... I am changing this to Open Thread for October 31.

 

Enjoy the picture of the flower from my garden!

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Twitter Recap: Hurricane Sandy Edition

By Josh SorokachOctober 30, 2012
Hello friends. First, I hope that everybody reading this is safe and sound. We east coasters are a resilient bunch, and I know we'll get through this with grace and aplomb. Second... wait, seriously west coast? Relax, I wasn't saying you're not resilient. Of course... More  →
Twitter Recap: Hurricane Sandy Edition

Best Awful Movies to Watch When Trapped Indoors

By Lisa BernierOctober 30, 2012
You're stuck at home because a) everything is closed b) mass transit is down and c) the weather people have ordered you to stay indoors OR ELSE. Hyperbolic news coverage aside, you've watched all the seasons of Doctor Who ten times, you've replayed Star Wars... More  →
Best Awful Movies to Watch When Trapped Indoors

Watch As Science Debunks "Ghosts" and "Hauntings"!

By Becky FerreiraOctober 30, 2012
Becky's at it again as she retells a real life ghost story. At the end of this one, however, science prevails and shows us how some unexplainable phenomena are... well... ... More  →
Watch As Science Debunks "Ghosts" and "Hauntings"!

Check Out This Tech-Savvy Bad Weather Gear

By Beth MishlerOctober 30, 2012
Aw, hail, no, Masterminds! As the late, great Ned Stark once said: “Winter is coming.”  And with it, all kinds of crazy, unpredictable weather. Like, say, a rogue hurricane hitting New York City and the surrounding tri-state area. So, we thought we’d highlight some snazzy... More  →
Check Out This Tech-Savvy Bad Weather Gear

Open Thread for October 30

By rainmanOctober 30, 2012
Looks like I get to put up the OT today. Because of Hurican Sandy, I thought people might need chearing up, so I decided to use this picture of a happy koala from the selection of sample pictures that came with my computer. Stay safe... More  →

The Worst Halloween Costume Cheats

By Lisa BernierOctober 30, 2012
Ok, you're not one of those people who's super into dressing up. You don't spend months scouring the Interwebs for that perfect greatcoat to complete your Torchwood Captain Jack persona. You're more low key, and that is perfectly valid. However, there's a difference between being... More  →
The Worst Halloween Costume Cheats

Which Literary Character Is Your Best Friend?

By Lauren PassellOctober 30, 2012
All book lovers know that when the chips are down, our books are there for usto comfort us, to hold us tight, and tell us that everything is going to be okay. Their characters can be good friends with... More  →
Which Literary Character Is Your Best Friend?

Anatomy of a First-Ever Detention

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 29, 2012
This post was originally published in October, 2009. We love it so much, we want you to read it. —Sparkitors If you've never had detention, then your first-ever incarceration will probably feel like some kind of a cross between being told that you're a horrible person... More  →
Anatomy of a First-Ever Detention

4 Things Author Ellen Oh Wants You to Know About Being a Professional Writer

By Allison EmmOctober 29, 2012
Ellen Oh’s YA novel Prophecy hits shelves this January! We sat down recently with this lawyer-turned-novelist who talked to us about Prophecy and gave us four great things to think about for anyone who wants a career in writing. As far as the novel is concerned,... More  →
4 Things Author Ellen Oh Wants You to Know About Being a Professional Writer