Jun 18 2014

Little-Known fact: Steve Allen was a superhero

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Today on Little-Known Fact, we take a look at Steve Allen.

The general public knows Allen best for his numerous works in the entertainment industry. But even more monumental were his contributions to the field of superheroery.

The story goes that a young Allen once had a stand-up gig at an Army base in Nevada. After the show, he got lost in the desert. Turns out, he was right on the edge of a nuclear test. The blast showered him with gamma rays, but instead of killing him, it made him super powerful and stuff.

That’s right: The same guy who has two stars on the Hollywood walk of fame also flew around and saved puppies from fires. He was a very busy man.

Apr 23 2014

By the lake

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Retired painter. Failed hippie. Champion cheese eater.

Igor was all of these things (and at least two or three more). At the moment, none of that mattered. The sun was setting across the lake and on his life.

Igor’s body was shutting down.

Soon, the mouse would have to abandon ship. He would eject from his cranial cockpit, fly back to base, and start anew in a fresh humanoid robot pod.

For now, Igor sat on the wooden bench and twiddled his thumbs. Musty lake air filled his lungs. It was glorious.

With a little Livarot, it would have been perfect.

Apr 9 2014

Little Known Fact: Roosevelt loved his fancy hair

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Welcome to another installment of Little-Known Facts, Presidential Edition. Today, we consider Theodore Xavier Roosevelt, whose face is depicted in this 2009 elementary statistics doodle.

Roosevelt, or “Roosie,” as he was known, loved three things: dodo eggs, monster trucks, and his pompadour. He picked up the hairstyle while touring with Elvis in the 1930s. He enjoyed it so much that he had special hair elixirs shipped special across the Indian Ocean with him when he fought in the invasion of Panama in 1946.

So when a tragic curling-iron accident damaged an estimated 1/10th of his hair, Roosie took it hard. Historians consider the incident to be the defining moment his political career.

Though Roosevelt died in 1977, his legacy lives on. His sweeping curling-iron regulations are on the books to this day.