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Pit bull goes bonkers for bubbles

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This pittie really enjoys playing with soap bubbles.

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Ever wonder what Ghostbusters' Janine is hunting these days?

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Our pal Joe Sabia interviewed Annie Potts, the actress behind one of my favorite "Ghostbusters" characters, for an ongoing Vanity Fair online video series.

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Open Intellectual Property Casebook: free, superior alternative to $160 textbook

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James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins, eminent copyright scholars at the Duke Center for the Public Domain, have released their 788-page Open Intellectual Property Casebook as a free, open, CC-licensed download, replacing textbooks that normally sell for $160 (you can get a hardcopy is $24); it's not just a cheaper alternative, either -- it's a better one, enlivened with sprightly writing, excellent illustrations (including comics in the vein of Boyle and Jenkins's Bound By Law).

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Otter sits and eats at the table like a proper little gentleman

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GOP's vote-gettin' 8-bit platformer (isn't very good)

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In "Mission Majority, you -- a little 8-bit elephant in a track outfit -- run through a minimalist Mario-field, trying to jump on top of ghosts hung with signs that say "TAXER." If they catch you, you die (if you play at all, you likely die inside, anyway). (Thanks, Joseph)

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WATCH: Dog and parrot battle over yogurt container

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And this is how wars start. (Via Arbroath)

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Video: "Tase" me bro

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Patrick Hall's slow motion video of people being tased zapped with a handheld stun gun.

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Chicken Strut, the Meters

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Forever wonderful.

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Features

Game of Thrones Book Club: Wayne Campbell Takes the Black

With the completion of Season 4 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Ivan and Red dig back into the Boars, Gore, And Swords book club, where they cover the chapters of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series that correspond to the previous television season. No book spoilers past the TV show! Read the rest

How to Win a Hugo

On the latest episode of Sword and Laser we congratulate all the winners of the Hugos and chat with Aidan Moher about how he took home the best fanzine Hugo for A Dribble of Ink. Veronica milks him for info on how to win, and then we learn a way you can help more people become better writers and win more Hugos! Read the rest