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Nostalgic, Childlike Drawings of Famous Sitcom Ensembles

German illustrator Angela Dalinger (aka Sandra Angela W.) creates naive-style artworks that are inspired by famous sitcoms like Seinfeld, Who’s the Boss, and The Simpsons. We first spotted her raw, childlike paintings and drawings on Juxtapoz and admired the way they capture the memorable features of our favorite TV stars — like Phoebe Buffay’s broomstick skirt and guitar. We love seeing the coloring lines and exaggerated faces on each figure. Head past the break for a your daily dose of nostalgia, and visit Dalinger’s website and online store to see more of her work. … Read More

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There’s Going to Be a Live-Action ALF Movie

Now for the most random nostalgia news of the day: there’s going to be a life-action ALF movie. The 1980’s sitcom star was a jolly extraterrestrial nicknamed ALF (Alien Life Form) who crashed into a suburban home and was taken in by the Tanner family.

ALF creator — and the voice of the wisecracking creature — Paul Fusco… Read More

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An Earth Day Video: TV’s Greatest Environmental Heroes

ALF once said, “Public lawns are not like pizzas. You can’t just pick up the phone and order more.” It’s hard to ignore sage advice like this, so as a little inspiration for everyone this Earth Day, we’ve collected some of our favorite moments in TV’s ongoing environmental crusade—set to the tune of one of the greatest green episodes in history, Community‘s “Environmental Science,” featuring the rock band Greene Daye. Other appearances include: Captain Spock, Kristen Wiig, live-action dinosaurs, and Doogie Howser attending a very sick Mother Earth (played by Bette Midler in ABC’s unforgettable The Earth Day Special). Click through to watch our video, and let us know which “green” TV episode has been your own favorite in the comments! … Read More

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10 TV Shows That Ended on a Bizarre Note

It’s hard to wrap up a years-long TV series, with all of its mysteries, questions, and unresolved narratives, in a single episode. Fans will need you to help them cope with the separation, and critics will watch your every move, looking to pick out the one loose end you forgot to tie up. But the 10 TV finales we list below transcended the average tear-jerking resolution. Whether deliberately planned endings or simply the unintentional result of sudden cancellations, these last episodes go above and beyond when it comes to leaving us in the dark, crushing our dreams, and preparing America’s children for years of psychiatric therapy. Browse through our list of happily never afters and tell us which cliff-hanging, hope-sucking shows you’d add in the comments. … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we came across our favorite “Little Drummer Boy” remake yet, courtesy of Spank Rock. We fell in love with these retro-inspired Black Swan posters by British design firm LaBoca. We learned the surprising truth about Wall Street bonuses in 2010. We saw some of New York… Read More

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A Survey of Aliens in Cinema History

Almost as long as there have been movies, there have been alien movies. Whether they’re zapping intruders on a moon romp, abducting helpless teenagers, terrorizing the planet, or simply visiting, extraterrestrials have been a prominent force on both the silver and television screen throughout the history of both mediums. But though the possibilities of imagined space creatures are endless — from sassy moon babes with ring skirts to gelatinous blobs with teeth — the paths of alien design follow distinct trends in film history.

This week sci-fi alien invasion movie Skyline, the latest from the Brothers Strause, opens in theaters. In honor of its contribution to the annals of aliens in film, we consider the limits of designing Martians, Mooninites, and Sun People — and look at the history of alien movies — after the jump. … Read More

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Fun with Pop Culture Propaganda Posters

“Strength Through Unity, Unity Through Faith.” This V for Vendetta slogan echoed the dystopia of George Orwell’s 1984 — and what better way to embrace it than through vintage-inspired propaganda posters that cite pop-culture influences? Why, they’re even sneakier than those Illuminati pop stars. After the jump, peruse some of our favorite propaganda parodies, featuring everyone from Captain America to Kermit the Frog. But before you look, be warned: You might just walk away brainwashed, ready to start a revolution. On Planet Melmac. … Read More

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Downloadable Retro Valentines: Collect Them All!

Unlike poor Andy Bernard from The Office, the last time we bought a box of valentines to hand out was back in the late ’80s/early ’90s. Admittedly, our cultural reference points were a lot different back then. And yet, if we were to send out a batch of cards today, we think we’d probably opt for something old school over modern schlock. That’s why we’ve made you ten different cards to download and send to your friends — and you don’t even have to punch them out of perforated paper or lick a nasty envelope! Right click, save as, and spread the love people. … Read More

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