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Funk Dat as meme for 2021

Let’s make this 1993 song into a meme: “Question [insert some sort of situation] Man, funk dat!”

The Ferris Bueller vest challenge

Would you like to own the same vest that Matthew Broderick wore in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?” Many online sellers offer imitation vests that come pretty close. Others, not so close.

Unusual Little People sets

Little People has sets for The Office, Masters of the Universe, and WWE! The princess castle will never be the same again.

"Star Wars Headspace" album cover

Did Disney try to hide “Star Wars Headspace” inside its master Spotify playlist?

Are you a Star Wars fan, but find the traditional soundtracks overplayed? You might find some tunes you like in Disney’s new monster list of 361 Star Wars tracks. Called “Star Wars Complete“, this playlist lasts for 22 hours and 33 minutes! You’ll be certain to find some tracks you never heard of. At the …

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Did the Jawas get their design inspiration from Peru?

The Jawa Sandcrawler kinda looks a bit like ancient pan pipes from Peru. The angled shape. The worn surface. The rusty color. These two objects from completely different worlds have an odd affinity for each other. Did the this Peruvian musical instrument somehow land on Tatooine? Jawas found it in the desert, and thought the …

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"Mah Nà Mah Nà in my Spotify Discover Weekly

Origin of “Mah Nà Mah Nà”

When you hear the phrase, “Mah Nà Mah Nà”, do you think about the Muppets? That’s what I thought when this song by Piero Umiliani came up on my Spotify Discover Weekly. I thought this was another cover of the Muppets goofy song. But that album cover for Piero Umiliani’s “Mah Nà Mah Nà”—it does …

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Minecraft-style custom wrapping paper

Minecraft and Star Wars custom wrapping paper

Every year for my niece’s and nephew’s birthday, I make custom wrapping paper. This year I did a Star Wars theme and a Minecraft theme. When making custom wrapping paper, it’s often nice to work in the recipient’s name to make it feel more custom. The Minecrafter font and Star Jedi on dafont.com are handy.

Hot Wheels Name Generator

Dr. Lightning Chrome Gremlin Fireball Hero Those are some of the auto-generated usernames when you sign up for an account at play.hotwheels.com. You can’t type in your own username. Instead, click the “Surprise Me” button. Hot Wheels will show a random name combination. Furious Wizard Powerhouse Pipes Crunchy Chief Or if you want a little …

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