I have a feeling that the dead man’s hand comes up a lot more when you’re playing cards in Westeros. The Game of Thrones, after all, is rigged! If you’re going to play, though, you may as well play to win with the …continue reading
On any given Sunday, millions of people are sitting in front of their TV sets watching whatever sports happen to be in season. And the appropriate, accompanying beverage of choice for many of them? Beer, of course! So when I saw that some genius inventor …continue reading
There are plenty of reasons not to go around making people angry. For one, it’s rude and detrimental to the welfare of our civilization. For another, you might accidentally trigger a reaction that exacerbates that anger and turns it against you tenfold. Or, in the …continue reading
Almost as socially awkward as her boyfriend Dr. Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler (played by real-life neurobiologist and ex-Blossom Mayim Bialik) still manages to have her moments. When she’s not teaching monkeys to smoke or pointing out flaws in …continue reading
What do you do when you have a famously horrible party guest that you can’t get out of inviting? You’re not going to change their bad habits, but maybe you can work with the habits they already have to minimize the damage.
Let’s say you …continue reading
A Life Size Han Solo Stand Up looks great in any home or office, and is the perfect conversation piece to oversee you and your friends debating over who shot first.
Not that there’s a debate.
If you remember back to Pirillo Vlog 473, I succeeded in finally getting Diana to see the Star Wars trilogy (and even the prequels). Part of the fun was turning the experience into a whole event, so we made a party out of it!
With …continue reading
Remember how I warned you that assembling model airplanes in an unventilated room could make you lightheaded? Well, so will walking around with a light bulb on your bowler hat. One kind of lightheaded might be an indication that you’re close to passing out and …continue reading
Hate can be so complicated. The enemies of our enemies become our friends, and the friends of our enemies become our enemies.
Can’t we dream of a land where creepers and enderman (or is that endermen?) and folks like you and me can live together …continue reading
A deck of Harry Potter Playing Cards in the talons of Hedwig is worth two in the Borgin and Burkes.
Sometimes you want to deck the halls of your home with nothing but the fanciest of furniture. So you go and pick out a swanky couch that looks absolutely beautiful on the showroom floor only to bring it home and discover that it lacks that …continue reading
Beginning with A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative back in 1983, Roger von Oech has been teaching us novel ways to stimulate the power of creativity that some of us find a little harder …continue reading
Decisions, decisions, decisions. Sometimes, life’s decisions don’t come easily or naturally — especially when the consequences for a misstep can be grave. Having to bear these consequences as the direct result of a decision we’ve made can seem unbearable. Case in point: our youngest daughter …continue reading
The Globe Ice Lantern Kit is an easy way to make luminaries and light up your life. All one needs is this kit, water, and access to a freezer. You do have a freezer, don’t you?
Your Globe Ice Lantern Kit Easily …continue reading
The giant Moai statues of the Rapa Nui people who once inhabited Easter Island in the South Pacific have stood as silent sentries over their barren, deforested homeland for centuries. And while their true purpose remains a mystery, their creation was no doubt an exercise …continue reading
Though he passed away the greater part of a century ago, the name of Harry Houdini is still reverently whispered by modern escape artists the world over as being at the pinnacle of his craft. As a genius might be genuinely flattered when referred to …continue reading