2013 Was a Big Year for Naming Your Kid ‘Cheese’

In recent news, people are naming their kid “Cheese.” Read the whole New York Magazine story here.


And the winner is… Radiant Orchard

Pantone has announced PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid is the new color of the year for 2014, replacing the 2013 color, Emerald. Don’t get me started on how arbitrary this is. Regardless, get ready to see lilac all of the place for the next twelve months.

Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year

Pantone’s Arbitrary Color of the Year

Cards Against Humanity & the Reverse Black Friday Trick

Did you hear that Cards Against Humanity increased the price of their game for Black Friday, and sales went up?

Check out this blog post from of the game’s creators: 

“The sale made people laugh, it was widely shared on Twitter and Tumblr, and it was the top post on Reddit. The press picked it up, and it was reported in The GuardianUSA TodayPolygonBuzzFeedAll Things DChicagoist, and AdWeek. It was even the top comment onThe Wirecutter’s front page AMA, which had nothing to do with us.”

Max created this chart to show the sales increase:

Card Against Humanity Sales

Card Against Humanity Game Sales

Read the whole blog post here.

Docu: Oscars Short List

They’ve announced the Academy Awards short list for documentaries, which I find super exciting!

“The Act of Killing”
“The Armstrong Lie”
“The Crash Reel”
“Cutie and the Boxer”
“Dirty Wars”
“First Cousin Once Removed”
“God Loves Uganda”
“Life According to Sam”
“Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer”
“The Square”
“Stories We Tell”
“Tim’s Vermeer”
“20 Feet From Stardom”
“Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington”

The challenge now is to track these down, since they haven’t all been released in theaters or on DVD. Luckily, Time put together a list of where you can find each doc.