Charlie Brown meets Morrissey


“Peanuts” is an American classic. Mix it with rock ’n’ roll longing, and it becomes something even more poignant and endearing. That’s exactly what they did over at Tumblr blog This Charming Charlie by remixing old frames of the “Peanuts” comic strip with lyrics from the Smiths. The site has been incredibly popular and continues to crank out even more comics, including one of Snoopy singing, “I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour.” (A lyric from “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now”)

We are even closer to living in a “Star Trek” world. The Sigmo is a device that works with your smart phone to translate your speech into any one of 25 other languages. Speak into the device and it will render your words into the other language. We want one.

You think board games are a recent development? Gaming tokens estimated to be nearly 5,000 years old were found in Turkey. Some are dice, while other pieces depict dogs, pyramids and pigs. Was it some form of chess? Or maybe an ancient version of Monopoly? Scientists are still digging into the rules of the game.

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