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  • Viral Video Roundup
    Viral Video Roundup: 3/6/2015 - MMA KO, Rail Biker and Buck Naked (List)
    In the Viral Video Roundup for March 6, 2015, it's a trip around the world, with a 20-second MMA bully knockout in the US, a crazy railroad track biker in France and a wacky naked guy climbing the walls at Buckingham Palace.First up is a story...
  • You're Not From Around Here Are You?
    Interview with 'You're Not From Around Here, Are You?' Helga Stipa Madland
    Our guest today is Helga Stipa Madland, author of the memoir, You’re Not From Around Here, Are You? Helga was born in Upper Silesia and emigrated to the United States with her family in 1954. She has three children and six grandchildren. She...
  • 'Big Bad Detective Agency' by Bruce Hale: Chapter book for younger readers
    'Big Bad Detective Agency' by Bruce Hale: Chapter book for younger readers
    "Big Bad Detective Agency" is a clever, fairytale-ish book about Wolfgang (aka The Big Bad Wolf) and Ferkel, the fourth little pig of Three Little Pigs fame.When someone trashes the houses belonging to the three little pigs, Wolfgang is...
  • Comedy Fest Worcester 2015
    What we need now is a laugh: Comedy Fest Worcester
    Are you sick of raking your roof, shoveling out your car, and practically hibernating this winter? Would you like February to just end already? After prohibition ended Franklin D. Roosevelt said “what America needs now is a drink.” We...
  • Review of RiffTrax Live 'Sharknado' edition
    Review of RiffTrax Live 'Sharknado' edition
    As a fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000, it was fun to watch a video of the live event. The live event took place at the State Theater in Minneapolis. The crew, Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett were there to make fun of "Sharknado...
  • Zach King on the Red Carpet
    See every Zach King Vine in one video
    Zach King is a rising YouTube superstar, which is odd, since he got his real following on Vine. But odd is the name of the game where this LA based "Video Magician" is concerned. Wonders & Oddity published a mini-compilation of the...
  • 'The Terrible Two' by Jory John and Mac Barnett: a middle grade prankster tale
    'The Terrible Two' by Jory John and Mac Barnett: a middle grade prankster tale
    Mac Barnett and Jory John are delighting middle grade readers with their new book, "The Terrible Two," about Miles Murphy, a prankster extraordinaire who moves to a new school, only to find there is already a prankster there. This is a...
  • 'Chloe and the Lion' by Mac Barnett and Adam Rex: Surprising picture book
    'Chloe and the Lion' by Mac Barnett and Adam Rex: Surprising picture book
    Mac Barnett and Adam Rex know how to surprise a reader. There's nothing more surprising in "Chloe and the Lion" than when the lion eats the illustrator (Adam Rex) because Barnett is annoyed by Rex's antics. It's just not done...
  • Mortdecai
    Mortdecai is a film that you simply should miss
    Mortdecai: Rated “R” (1 hour, 47 minutes)Starring: Johnny Depp, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, Gwyneth Paltrow, Olivia MunnDirected by: David KoeppIt isn’t very often that we get to say that the film that we are reviewing is...
  • 2 Mules for Sister Sara
    Out of the Box #1 -- Only the Beginning
    Out of the Box 1Only the Beginning Try these alphanumeric brain teasers. They range from movies to television programs to daily knowledge. You will even have to look in the box for one answer. Some will be very easy, but don't rush to look at...
  • Beyonce and Jay Z enjoying a good laugh
    Don't forget to laugh for your health, emotions, well-being and life
    We can all use another reason to laugh.Our health may be the best reason of all. Laughter can actually improve our immune system, help fight diseases, relieve stress, and even improve vision. At the very least, when we laugh, blood pressure...
  • The Undomestic Goddess
    Book Review: The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
    Sophie Kinsella is at her funniest in “The Undomestic Goddess,” a zany story that will keep the reader chuckling.Samantha Sweeting is an uptight, high-powered lawyer who wishes to make partner at the biggest, most prestigious law firm...
  • Humor saves the day in prison
    Jesting in jail: How one man used humor to deal with his incarceration
    I have read how Victor Frankl, the psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, used humor to give him hope when he was a prisoner in a German concentration camp. In fact, he credits it, in part, with his survival.But I have never actually met or known...
  • London supports France
    Will the French ever laugh again after the terrorist attacks?
    Recent terrorist attacks in France brought back memories of a two-part article I wrote after the 9-11 attacks in the United States. One was "The Day the Laughter Stopped," the other was "The Day the Laughter Returned." Both...
  • John Stamos
    John Stamos tweets about which song he'd play during sex
    As if we needed another reason to love John Stamos! Fans are swooning over the charismatic actor's holiday spirit when--as reported byABC reported on Dec. 24--Stamos surprised shoppers at a JCPenney by footing their bill. Today, Stamos...