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Welcome To Boddy Mansion!

In 1985, just a few months before its lamentedly-unsuccessful-yet-enduringly-wonderful big screen cousin was released, the Clue VCR Mystery Game was released on an unsuspecting (and largely unwilling [some might say clueless]) public. The hugely-quotable and charmingly goofy VHS film included as part of the game is viewable in its entirety online in seven parts: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7. (If you must see the butler, Didit, explaining the rules, please use these links in place of 1 and 2 above.) [Total video time: under one hour] Before you view [more inside] play a round of personal facts, followed by a round of cards. [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Aug 23, 2011 - 22 comments

Blair Peach

Better late than never A report by Police Commander John Cass says an unnamed SPG officer dealt the fatal blow to Blair Peach.
posted by marienbad on Apr 27, 2010 - 16 comments

Floyd Zaiger, father of the pluot, aprium, and others

Many of you have probably eaten a pluot, and you're probably aware that it's a cross between a plum and an apricot. But were you aware that there are also apriums , plumcots, and even a peacotum? Pluots, apriums, and the peacotum are all developed by Zaiger's Genetics, a family fruit breeder that is also responsible for the white nectarine (the plumcot is a much older cross, developed by Luther Burbank). [more inside]
posted by pombe on Aug 24, 2009 - 36 comments

The story of a giant rabbit

Big Buck Bunny - a fantastic animation. It's also on YouTube, but the download is so much better.
posted by tellurian on Jun 3, 2008 - 23 comments

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