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Jaw-Droppingly Intricate Crayola Mini-Sculptures of Pop Culture Characters

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There aren’t that many totally universal experiences, but it seems safe to say that most of us spent a fair amount of our childhood with a crayon in our hands (or, more accurately, in our hands and our mouths. Just me?). Yet after they’re broken or melted (or eaten!), most of us just throw them away — but not Hoang Tran. This multimedia artist ingeniously carves large crayons into icons of popular culture, with carefully applied melted wax from other crayons adding color accents. It sounds far too time-consuming and delicate for an impatient clod like your correspondent, but Tran’s done a ton of these amazing mini-sculptures, so we’ve picked a few of our favorites; check out the full assortment over at his Tumblr.
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The Worst TV Moments of 2014 That You’ve Already Forgotten

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While 2014 was a year full of great and groundbreaking television, it’s impossible to ignore all of the awful television that came along with it. For every Broad City, there’s a Mixology, and for every Transparent, there’s Black Box. Plenty has been said about the most-watched bad shows of the year — the horrifyingly awful Stalker, the ridiculous ending of How I Met Your Mother, and just about everything on Lifetime — but there were many more low points than just those. Here are ten of the worst TV programs and moments of the year that you’ve probably already forgotten about.
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The Best Homemade Gifts by and for TV Superfans

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Holiday gift shopping is simultaneously fun and frustrating. There’s the joy of finding the perfect gift for someone important in your life, but it’s first accompanied by the panic of searching for that perfect gift. Fortunately, if your recipient is a television fan — and who isn’t? — then there is no shortage of wonderful gifts to give them. Official TV merch is fun (and very, very weird), but if you want to get a little more personal, here are 15 unique, homemade gifts for the television obsessive in your life.
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