This 13-minute video does a great job of chronicling the emergence, rise, and fall of the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon of 1983-86. It answers such vexing questions as "Why were there never any toy spin-offs of the show?" and "Did the kids ever find their way back to our reality?"
Hated Canadian cartoon boy Caillou is reportedly being cancelled by PBS. PBS Kids announced on social media Tuesday that the much-maligned animated series, which has centered on its precocious 4-year-old namesake and his family for more than two decades, will be no more. The public television network even offered viewers coping tips on how to… READ THE REST
I've posted curated selections before, but this set of Hanna-Barbera sound effects stacks all of them back-to-back in sequence. It's weirdly stressful, an unstoppable barrage of cartoon violence dancing on what are already the lowest-quality nostalgia neurons in your collection. Jump to 2:12 for the "cat whiskers being pulled out" collection. READ THE REST
Pyramid schemes endure because victims are often too embarrassed about being scammed to warn others. That's why this animated first-hand report by Domics is so important, especially at a time when many people are desperate for money. Here's another good 5-minute explainer on the main warning signs: Image: YouTube / Domics READ THE REST
One of the great things about a holiday like Presidents' Day is the randomness of it all. It's not like Thanksgiving or July 4th or Christmas, that come with truckloads of tradition and expectation. Presidents' Day is…well, just a day off from work, right? Of course, one of the best things about that Presidents' Day… READ THE REST
There are things in this world that none of us enjoy, but all of us ultimately tend to accept with annoyed reservation. One of those life inconveniences is knowing that we need to carry keys for our home, vehicle, office, and more…and knowing we're going to need to tote that bulky ring around almost everywhere… READ THE REST
If you need to see in the dark, you grab a flashlight – unless you need to keep your hands free. You can put on a headlamp, but even with a secure headband, they can often feel cumbersome and uncomfortable. And, since most of these lamps are almost like strapping a searchlight to your forehead,… READ THE REST