On January 16, 1985, BBC One was playing a classic Star Trek rerun when something weird and wonderful occurred. They might call it a "Temporary Fault" but Sulu knows it as… paradise.
In 1995, The Cramps had a cameo on a Halloween episode of Beverly Hills, 90210. Lux and Ivy were the party band at Kelly, Dylan, Steve, and the gang's favorite haunt: the Peach Pit After Dark. For, uh, context, here's an IMDB contributor's summary of the episode, titled "Gypsies, Cramps and Fleas": At a Halloween… READ THE REST
In the British TV gameshow Taskmaster, comedians are assigned unusual challenges that are captured on video. Then the comedians must explain why their attempt is the best. In this wonderful segment above, the contestants must "film something that will look impressive in reverse." READ THE REST
Every morning around 7am, residents of the Welsh village of Aberhosan in the UK noticed that their broadband would fail. The problem went on for 18 months and even a program to replace the broadband cables didn't solve the problem. Finally, broadband engineers combed the village with a spectrum analyzer and found the source of… READ THE REST
If you thought the fear and instability that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic unleashed on world financial markets would send investors scurrying for the sidelines, think again. In fact, the individual investor has jumped into this new economic landscape with both feet in 2020. Retail investors — everyday, non-professional stock traders — now account… READ THE REST
Fix-it projects don't always fit to your schedule. In fact, it often feels like projects or even emergencies that require your attention often come at the worst possible moments. That's why it feels like every time there's a leaky pipe or a problem underneath a vehicle or a wild animal stuck underneath your house, it… READ THE REST
What's the only thing tougher than deciding to finally get your financial life and monthly budgeting on track and under control? When there are two of you. Making sure to log all of your transactions and be fiscally responsible is often difficult enough, but when you're trying to manage that operation when both you and… READ THE REST