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Raccoon gets head stuck in a peanut butter jar (0)

June 19, 2014 • Elsewhere

A jar of peanut butter was too much for a raccoon in Canada.

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Fictional Bands: Bobby Knight Ranger (0)


I’m still recovering from the shock of its time-jump ending, but one of many memorable and subtle moments in the season six finale of Parks and Recreation was one of the bands that took the stage for the Pawnee/Eagleton Unity Day concert. While Jeff Tweedy’s cameo was obvious and already the subject of a previous […]

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Why the PicturePhone failed (0)


The PicturePhone was an ahead-of-its-time technology introduced by Bell in 1964 that failed miserably to the tune of a half a billion dollars.