As the East Coast wades its way out of flooding and other water damage caused by Hurricane Irene, we've collected some of the greatest songs about storms. Consider it your On the Way to Sunnier Days Playlist.
My favorite thing about this song is that you can easily adapt it for winter storms by singing "Thunder snow!"
The original handwritten lyrics of this song, along with a painting by Ted Koehler, were featured on Antiques Roadshow, where they were appraised for... READ ON
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From the Sociology of Lady Gaga to the Joy of Garbage, here are some of the coolest and weirdest college courses being taught this fall.
1. Sociology of Fame and Lady Gaga
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When I saw the subject "best wedding pictures ever" I thought maybe it would be something really artistic or twee … but nothing prepared me for the truth. Yes, yes these are truly the best wedding pictures … EVER.
A really, really amazing video that clocks in just over six minutes and illustrates the complete history of the Soviet Union, arranged to the melody of Tetris. This is a win/win situation!
From a bike book holder (yes while you travel, you can read! ... and die) to a burger-shaped... READ ON
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Jim Henson's Legacy: how the muppets were born out of 1960s counterculture.
If at least one of you laughs out loud at even one of these expectations versus reality, my job here is done.
Nostalgia meets hilarity: former Trapper Keeper owners (likely female, although …) will especially get a kick out of this faux artist biopic, "The Triumph and Tragedy of Lisa Frank."
By the time this goes to post this picture will probably be old news, but it was so cool I had to share it anyway: a Nasa... READ ON
How about a little "down on the farm" music? Some of the animals are quite musical; others must have people singing with them, or for them.
Czech singer Petra Janu in a 1985 performance.
The farmer is the conductor of a choir of adorable singing baby goats!... READ ON
Governors up and down the East Coast are declaring states of emergency in advance of Hurricane Irene’s landfall. The words pop up in the news every few months, but what does the dire-sounding phrase “state of emergency” really mean?
The answer varies a bit from state to state, but basically, declaring a state of emergency gives the governor and his emergency management team a bit of extra latitude to deal with a situation quickly and with maximum coordination. Most of these powers are fairly... READ ON
There really was a Dr. Scholl. Podiatrist William Mathias Scholl was born in Indiana.