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A Christmas Story

  1. “FRA-GEE-LAY,” It Must Be Iridonian! Actually, It’s A Star Wars-Style Christmas Story Leg Lamp

    May The Force Be With You

    Because when you think of C-3PO and R2-D2, you think "electric sex." This amazing leg lamp was created by Gordon Tarpley who will be creating more of these for the 2013 holiday season. Keep track of the progress at The RPF. (via io9) Previously in Star Wars

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  2. The Matrix, A League of Their Own Are Among This Year’s Additions to the National Film Registry

    Our Adorable Past

    Every year the Library of Congress picks 25 "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" films for inclusion in their National Film Registry. It's a way to highlight the importance of preserving the United States' film heritage. It's also pretty much the only time you'll see a short documentary about 38 streets, businesses, and cities named Augusta on the same list as The Matrix.

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  3. Alan Turing Has an Official Monopoly Board. Here are Some of Our Other Favorites

    Godfather of the computer age, Alan Turing, will be getting his face on some currency -- just not, y'know, real money. Turing's face will grace each and every bank note in the newly announced Monopoly: Alan Turing Edition. Based on a design that Turing played with friend Max Newman, the game, released by Bletchley Park Code Centre, where Turing did the codebreaking work that was instrumental to an Allied victory in WWII, is designed to teach players facts about Turing's life. Believe it or not, this Google-funded endeavor is just the latest of hundreds of bizarrely branded takes on Monopoly that are things that exist in the real world. You can get a look at some of out other favorites after the jump.

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  4. Things We Saw Today: Stained Glass Disney Characters

    Things We Saw Today

    If I owned a castle, I would commission someone to make these the windows in my glorious tower. Hey, a girl can dream, can't she? There's another set over at the Lesbian Reader.

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  5. Things We Saw Today: Ralphie Galactus

    Things We Saw Today

    Oh, god bless us, everyone: A Christmas Story/Marvel mashups over at Draw 2 D 2, this one by Andy Hunter. (via Graphicly)

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  6. 10 Movies That Should Be In Theaters All The Time

    Consider the Following

    Every once in a while, popular films are re-released into theaters. Sometimes it's with improved sound, effects etc. but sometimes it's just because people love them so much. This past year we saw Disney's The Lion King back in theaters in 3D and the original Back to the Future. Next year will find Star Wars back in theaters (again) with their 3D version. When movies like these are brought back to the big screen, they almost always prove extremely popular, not to mention profitable. So that begs the question - why do they ever leave? The movie theater business isn't an easy one. Most of their money is made through popcorn, candy and soda sales with a percentage of ticket sales going to the studios depending on how long the film is out. Special screenings, depending on who's running them, have a different cost strategy, but pretty much, if people will keep coming to see it (and buying concessions) it stands to reason they'll make money. Here are ten films that I think deserve to perpetually show on the big screen. Granted I don't know everything about what a financial model for something like this would be and I'm not saying they have to show every day but theaters are guaranteed to have at least one butt in their seats for these.

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