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Georgia’s Got Talent

Thanks, Jenn!

Wu-Tang It

Potty Mouth

Tattoos Are Forever

Tom Arnold had one of the most unfortunate tattoos in the history of the form. Here, he discusses it with a paparazzo in great detail. The conversation begins with Roseanne and somehow ends up on Jet Li. It’s wonderful.

Thanks, Barfly!

You Thing It’s Going To Be One Way

But it’s the other way:

Thanks, Ma!

The Results Are Uncanny

Chris Jones made Ed, and Ed is still just a head, but what a head! Can’t wait to see how the rest of him turns out.

Thanks, Eric!

The X-Men Cartoon’s Theme Song Holds Up

As you will see below, the X-Men cartoon of the 90s had maybe the best opening of any animated show of its era. Twenty years later, the jam holds up. Kudos to Ron Wasserman, who also did the theme for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I wouldn’t be totally against this music piping out of speakers in public parks every morning.

Goodnight, Humanity

As the United States puts the brakes on its space missions, other countries are rapidly ramping theirs up. And watching how other space programs handle the international attention their missions get is fun. Take China: the country just sent a Wall-E-looking rover named ‘Jade Rabbit’ to the moon. The Chinese felt, as is to be expected, deeply connected to Jade and its mission.

Last week, when the rover was about halfway into its moon tour, things took a turn for the worse. Instead of going into hibernation in the moon’s deep freeze, Jade Rabbit kept running, ensuring the premature loss of power. When it was time to make a statement, China’s state-run news agency released one written in Jade’s voice. Yes, Jade wrote his own media statement and it’s beautiful:

Although I should’ve gone to bed this morning, my masters discovered something abnormal with my mechanical control system. My masters are staying up all night working for a solution. I heard their eyes are looking more like my red rabbit eyes. Nevertheless, I’m aware that I might not survive this lunar night…

…Before departure, I studied the history of mankind’s lunar probes. About half of the past 130 explorations ended in success; the rest ended in failure. This is space exploration; the danger comes with its beauty. I am but a tiny dot in the vast picture of mankind’s adventure in space. The sun has fallen, and the temperature is dropping so quickly… to tell you all a secret, I don’t feel that sad. I was just in my own adventure story – and like every hero, I encountered a small problem.

Goodnight, Earth. Goodnight, humanity.

Not A Joke: True Facts About The Angler Fish

True Facts…” is a wonderful series that entertains while educating. But don’t rush to share it with the young ones — it’s gloriously vulgar. Here’s one of our favorites:

Thanks, Sabri!

…And There’s No Crying In Space

Yesterday we brought you a tribute to the Bowie-loving, social media maven and spaceman Commander Hadfield, who has single-handedly made space exploration fun and exciting again from the (usually boring) International Space Station.

Today, we bring you one of his experiments: Can you cry in space?