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We'll be the ones with too many prizes in our hands!

Mangesh & Jason

Don't forget that the most important holiday (trivia) party of the season, the mental_floss TRIVIA SHOW, is tonight!!!

White House Celebrity Santas of the 1980s

Ethan Trex

When it gets this close to Christmas, you can barely turn around without spying someone in a Santa suit.

Weekend Links: Theoretical Colors

Allison Keene

From Shilo, a fascinating link about impossible-to-see colors (or how to possibly train yourself to see them). Reminds me a tad of my link from awhile back about testing your Color I.Q.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Odds/Ends: Alyssa Milano + Clean Water + Split Decision

Jason English

This may sound made up, but Alyssa Milano has been one of our biggest supporters over the years.

The Late Movies: Vintage Christmas 'Toons

Miss Cellania

Take some time on this last weekend before Christmas to enjoy some holiday cartoons you might remember from your childhood.

Puppies Wearing Hats Eating Bacon Sharing Facts

Stacy Conradt

Puppets: fun child’s play or horrifying, nightmare-inducing reasons to visit shrinks later in life? I'm terrified of them - even if they're dog puppets. Or bacon

ASCENT: Celebrating the Space Shuttle

Chris Higgins

Earlier this month, Matt Melis released a 45-minute video showing a Space Shuttle launch with professional commentary on what you're seeing in each shot.

Try, Try Again: Rejection Letters Received by Bestselling Authors

Adrienne Crezo

For writers, getting rejected can seem like a pastime. But don’t take my word for it, even though I’ve gotten my share of no-thank-yous.

Win a Copy of Stuff Hipsters Hate!

Mangesh & Jason

Note: Our good friend and occasional contributor Brenna Ehrlich has written a book. And when our good friends and/or occasional contributors write books, we like to promote them.

A Silly Song About Breast Cancer

Ransom Riggs

Four years ago, John and Hank Green decided they were going to "take over" YouTube for charity.

Show Them the Money: 8 Famous and Infamous Sports Agents

Scott Allen

In addition to all of the stereotypically negative things you might be inclined to say about sports agents, you can say this: they’re an interesting bunch.

Your Favorite Edited-for-TV Movie Quotes

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Car Wedged Between Homes An unidentified drunk driver crashed his vehicle in San Pedro, California early Sunday morning.

Brain Game: Hungry?

Here is the SOLUTION. THE SOLUTION: With apologies to Ms. Witherspoon, Jeff Dunham, and the Powerpuff Girls: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. (Reeses + Peanut +