The Ancient Order of the Jedi Goes Door to Door

Comedian Mark Meer is back again with his team of nuts, this time showing us the true power of The Force. [Via Nuts on TV] Advertisements


Last Ride for Space Shuttle Discovery

It was a sad day when they announced the discontinuation of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. This certainly marked an end of an era. Perhaps someday when they decide space exploration is worth their money again, or when a giant meteor is headed toward earth, NASA will again be sending shuttles into space. Today marks the […]

S.T.E.A.M. Fest 2012

(B-Squad at S.T.E.A.M.Fest; photo by Betwixt Photography) By Meredith Placko This weekend Atlanta welcomed back the S.T.E.A.M.Fest, a two-day festival celebrating steampunk costumers and anachronistic performers, creators and mad scientists from around the United States. Costumed wayfarers and locals alike strolled through the festival’s vendor tents and took in the sights and sounds of musicians […]

Color Reel: A History of Colors in Movies [Video]

“Color Reel” is the follow-up to ABCinema and 123Films (which we previously featured on [GAS] in the past) – this time showcasing the colors in movies. How many titles can you name? [Evan Seitz]

One in 10 have no interest in the Internet

The proportion of Americans who use the Internet appears to have peaked over the past few years. Around one in five of the adult population doesn’t use it, and many see no point in doing so. It could prove barrier to shifting more public services and private business online. The Pew Internet & American Life […]

Why Do Old Books Smell? [Video]

Don’t you just love that old book smell that drifts into your nose when you open an old book or enter a used bookshop? But have you ever wondered where this smell comes from? In the following video, Richard from Abebooks explains how old books get that distinctive odor. [Via Neatorama | Old Book Picture […] Half a Million Secrets Later [Video]

In the following talk, Frank Warren, the founder of, shares some of the half-million secrets that strangers have mailed him on postcards. “Secrets can take many forms — they can be shocking, or silly, or soulful.” – Frank Warren [Ted]