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Chris Higgins

Oh wow. Every clip of McBain from "The Simpsons," cut together in sequence. Put down the donut and enjoy McBain's witticisms and gunplay: "Ice to see you" indeed.

Sweet Sixteen Coach or Teen Pop Star?

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Some of the people in this quiz led teams to the Sweet Sixteen of this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament. Others celebrated their sweet sixteen while they were enjoying a lucrative career in pop music. Can you pick the college coaches from the teen pop stars?

5 Reasons to Feel Uneasy About Canada

Hari Raghavan

Maple Leaf image via Shutterstock I can't tell you how many times I've been complimented on the safe, peaceful oasis that is my homeland.

Watching 130 Episodes of "The Simpsons" Simultaneously

Chris Higgins

Earlier this week I came across Every "Itchy & Scratchy Show" Ever, and went to see if its creator MrBestDeni had made more "Simpsons" stuff.

How Does a Fortune Cookie Proposal Work?

Matt Soniak

Cookie image via ShutterstockMy girlfriend loves a good romantic comedy (to be fair, she’ll watch mediocre and bad ones, too).

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Secret Service Aids White House Invaders A family of ducks walked through the lawn of the White House on Wednesday, though they needed some help doing it.

Elvis Presley's Strangest Concert

Eddie Deezen

Based on the pandemonium Elvis Presley had generated the last two times he played Jacksonville, Florida, Colonel Tom Parker, his manager, booked him for six shows over two days in August of 1956.

Brain Game: The F-Word

Here's a new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-All Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Sweet 16 Critters

Miss Cellania

Unseen Titanic is the story of the wreckage that lies at the bottom of the ocean, 100 years after the ship sank.

5 Questions: Author, Author! Part 5

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The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 46

Mark Arminio

Happy spring, _flossers! It's Thursday night, which means, once again, it's time for the game that's sweeping the nation...GUESS THE THEME!

What’s the Difference Between Scotch, Whiskey and Bourbon?

David K. Israel

This might be common knowledge for some, but it's worth a refresher.

This Just In: Men Dumbfounded by Chatting With Women

Meghan Holohan

On Arrested Development, when George Michael Bluth finds himself around his cousin Maeby, he begins stammering and mumbling. He freezes up.

Interesting College Courses at Sweet 16 Schools

Stacy Conradt

Sweet Sixteen schools are obviously pretty good at basketball (this year, anyway). But they're also pretty good at coming up with interesting classes that have students clamoring to enroll.

World War I Centennial: Germany Throws Down the Naval Gauntlet

Erik Sass

Installment #10: In the years leading up to 1912, Britain and Germany became locked in a naval arms race based on the two imperial powers’ fundamentally different perceptions and aims.