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B. J. Novak & 5 Other Funny Actors-Turned-Fiction Writers

Many good comedic actors carry an equal gift for funny writing. But few have tried to stretch beyond the sketch, screenplay, and memoir formats to …

Tom Hanks

Listen to a tiny Honda roar like a ferocious GP car

The second car Honda ever made might be the most exciting.<p>Think of it this way: just a few months after making their first-ever four-wheeled vehicle, a little delivery trucklet, Honda drops this on the scene—a minuscule, pretty, entirely original sportscar with a 791-cc water-cooled four that used …

Jay Leno

Never pay full price for movie tickets again

So, the Oscars are approaching and everyone is talking about which films will win big. But to me, the discussion is mostly meaningless.<p>Don’t get me …

Box Office

Judd Apatow's 'Simpsons' Episode Is Finally Being Made 25 Years Later

It may have taken 25 years, but Judd Apatow's spec script for "The Simpsons" is finally getting made into an episode.<p>When Apatow was first trying to break into the TV world back in 1990, he wrote a spec script after only six episodes of "The Simpsons" had aired. In the episode, Homer gets …

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What to look out for when renegotiating a mortgage

Renegotiating a mortgage can be like ending a bad marriage: Both can be painstaking processes, but can leave you facing a more stable future.<p>And, much like reassessing a personal relationship, you have to determine when and whether to stick with your lending institution, or move on to another …

Personal Finance

13 Mistakes From Your Favorite '90s Sitcoms

Nobody is perfect... not even your favorite '90s sitcoms.<p>While "Friends" stole our hearts and "Family Guy" had us howling with laughter, between the heartbreak and the side-splitting these classics sitcoms were making a few mistakes. Ever notice the major continuity error in "The Simpsons" opening …

Sorry, But This Bulldog Puppy's Attempt To Howl Might Make Your Heart Explode

This wrinkly bulldog puppy is quite a ways from giving a full howl, but practice makes perfect.<p>We apologize in advance for the cuteness overload.<p>H/T The Pet Collective

Chewbacca Dog Is Han’s Best Friend

Marvel's 'Deadpool' Gets 2016 Release Date -- And Maybe Ryan Reynolds

We've been waiting and watching and wondering if Marvel's wonderfully weird Deadpool would <i>ever</i> get his due. After years of rumors, various stages of limbo (including test footage, which you can see below), and an appearance in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," it seems the weird "mercenary with a mouth" …

Deaf, Formerly Mistreated Pup Is So Happy In New Home He Wags His Tail In Delight As He Sleeps

When Frank was a puppy, his future did not seem very promising.<p>According to owner Rafael Borges' video description, when he adopted the dog, Frank was 5 months old, was not vaccinated and weighed about 7 pounds. Frank's previous owner had kept him outside in a small area, where he was only fed …

Vive La France! Germany Struggles: Pictures

Steampunk LITTLE MERMAID — Ariel Cosplay

I hired my sister but now I want to fire her. What to do?

<i>Do you have a question about a small-business topic? Let our resident expert Chris Griffiths take a run at it. E-mail your questions to</i> smallbusiness@globeandmail.com<i>. Confidentiality ensured.</i><p><b>The question:</b> Many years ago, I hired my sister in my startup. As the business grew, so did her salary, but …

What TV Will Lose When 'How I Met Your Mother' Ends Tonight

It's a charmingly dated image—what 20-something would bring a disposable camera to a bar in the iPhone era? But that datedness actually fits the show perfectly. <i>HIMYM</i>, which will end on Monday after nine seasons on CBS, has been the old soul of network comedy for the past decade, and that's why it's …

TV

Sorry, haters: Why the How I Met Your Mother finale was actually the perfect ending

<i>Warning: spoilers ahead.</i><p>There are a lot of people on the Internet who are mad about <i>How I Met Your Mother</i>'s finale.<p>I don't really think they need to be mad.<p>Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor), after finally finishing telling his teenage kids how he met their mother  –  six years after she died of an unknown …

I was wrong: Four reasons why the How I Met Your Mother finale was the worst

"It was like they wrote that just to punch you in the face," my friend said after the HIMYM finale. "That's what you get for letting Bob Saget tell you a story for nine years."<p>Yesterday, I wrote a love letter to the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, before its season finale aired. This was a …

Three-Minute 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' UK Trailer Bursts With New Footage – /Film

In commercials, trailers, and sizzle reels, it feels like we’ve already seen 10 or 15 minutes of <b>Marc Webb</b>‘s <b>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</b>. But the sequel, …

Virtue and Moir reveal rift with coach who also coaches U.S. rivals

In any other world outside figure skating, the relationship coach Marina Zueva has with Canada's top ice dance team and their closest competitors would be considered a conflict of interest.<p>Ms. Zueva, a revered Russian choreographer, not only coaches Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, but also …

LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 unveiled at Toy Fair

Who you gonna call?<p>One of the coolest LEGO sets ever offered was last year's "Back to the Future" DeLorean time machine, a fan-submitted idea voted into production by LEGO CUUSOO members. One of the finalists for 2014 also looked back to an '80s movie classic for inspiration, and once again, voters …

Lego

Super Clean Black-Plate 1969 Jeepster Commando 4x4

This 1969 Jeepster is said to have spent most of its life garaged in Southern California and as a result looks very clean and solid. Its 225 CI V6 is …

Valentine's Day Quotes: 30 Ways To Say 'I Love You'

As the day of love approaches, it may be getting a little boring to just say 'I love you."<p>Valentine's Day is all about telling the love of your life …

The Pointer Sisters’ ‘Neutron Dance’ Improves Every Movie Dance Scene

Where does “Neutron Dance” rank on the Random Word + Dance power rankings? It’s below “Safety Dance,” obviously, but above “Let’s Dance,” which is everyone knows about is fictional potato chips. That all-important question came to mind while watching a supercut of famous movie dance scenes set to …

Isaac Asimov's Predictions For 2014 From 50 Years Ago Are Eerily Accurate

Fifty years ago, American scientist and author Isaac Asimov published a story in The New York Times that listed his predictions for what the world would be like in 2014.<p>Asimov wrote more than 500 books in his lifetime, including science fiction novels and nonfiction scientific books, so he was …