Here's a sneak peek at the new interactive queue area for the Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World; it's the latest elaborate playground to be incorporated into the wait area for a major ride (Winnie the Pooh and Space Mountain also have their own themed waiting areas). The queue for the Haunted Mansion has always been rather good -- I have vivid memories of waiting by the huge double doors one dark night in 1977, six years old and so deliciously scared that I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. But I'm pretty excited by what I see here; it's full of trufan stuff, but also full of stuff that's fun even for people who aren't obsessed with the ride.
I’m pretty bad at keeping up with new cartoonists. I’m stuck in the world of artists who emerged in the 80s and 90s: Daniel Clowes, Mary Fleener, Julie Doucet, Carol Tyler, Lynda Barry, Los Bros Hernandez, Jim Woodring, Roberta Gregory, Peter Bagge, Chris Ware, Dori Seda. Lucy Knisley is one of the rare younger cartoonists […]
Kai Xu was arrested attempting to cross into Canada from Detroit, Michigan with 51 live turtles down his pants, mostly strapped to his legs. He was apparently smuggling the turtles he had bought to resell outside the US at much higher prices. From the Associated Press: The investigation had started after a courier company in […]
The Micro Drone 2.0+ is truly in a league of its own, offering a new perspective on aerial photography, and a world of technological capabilities that make flying ridiculously fun. Simply throw it in the air at any angle and its self-correcting algorithm will stabilize for smooth sailing in no time. You’ll stay entertained with […]
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This minimalist multi-tool will see to it that instead of rocking a tool belt, you’ll carry just one. It’s shaped slightly like a key and weighs less than an ounce, so it plays nice with your keychain. The strong surgical-grade stainless steel blade will last, and is handy for everyday tasks like opening boxes and […]