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Fascinating Breakthrough on Indonesia's 'Land of Hobbits'

Ritoban Mukherjee | Posted 10.07.2014 | Weird News
Ritoban Mukherjee

It was a new species of hominids, primitive humans from about 15,000 years ago, reconstructed from a heap of fragmented bones found on site, including a skull and thigh bones belonging to a subject termed LB1.

The First Time Our Favorite Magical Creatures Appeared in Fantasy Novels and Legends

Meira Bienstock | Posted 09.08.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

The language and characters intertwined with the fantasy world we have imagined has come as second nature for those of us who read stories of magic. Listed below are the magical creatures and the first time they made an appearance in literature.

For Cultures Around The World, These Creatures Are More Fact Than Fiction

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

Icelandic elves have crept across international headlines in recent weeks for their role in halting a long-planned roadway expansion. According to rep...

What I Wanted from Santa: He Didn't Deliver World Peace or Political Civility Again!

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

I don't expect very much from Santa Claus these days. I mean, he's been a disappointment over the years. My desires are few--power, money, and fame, that sort of thing--but he's yet to satisfy any of them. So I tried downgrading my requests to world peace and the end of international poverty. But that didn't work either. He still didn't deliver. This year I tried to be more realistic. I had just a few simple requests. It's been a difficult year so Santa, this would have been a good time to give me at least something that I wanted. But no! It's Christmas Day and I got up early to check under the tree, and nothing.

Looking for a Perfect Christmas eCard?

Alex Schattner | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Alex Schattner

Let this be my gift. Merry Christmas! Best, Alex Schattner ...

Iceland's Elves Block Highway Project

AP | JENNA GOTTLIEB | Posted 12.24.2013 | Weird News

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — In this land of fire and ice, where the fog-shrouded lava fields offer a spooky landscape in which anything might lurk, st...

A Letter From the Elves!

Martin Marks | Posted 02.18.2014 | Comedy
Martin Marks

We're happy to report that we've reached a settlement in the territorial disputes with the Abominable Snowmen and their elders over the exact geographic boundaries of the Christmas town Drilling Zone and the Snowmen Tribal Lands.

ELVES > ROADS!

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.31.2013 | World

A public highway construction project over an ancient Icelandic lava field is generating outrage among locals, in part because some think the highway ...

Having 'The Talk': When Your Child Asks About Mortality

Kerry O'Shea Gorgone | Posted 11.10.2013 | Parents
Kerry O'Shea Gorgone

It's 8:45 at night. Past his bedtime, but summer's nearly gone, so I've let him stay up late to enjoy the last few lazy August mornings. We've read stories, sung songs, and are snuggling contentedly when my 7-year-old son drops a bombshell: "Mama, what's Heaven like?"

Movie Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Hobbit entranced me in a way that made me forget about the technology and just plug into the movie itself. By the end, I wasn't even resenting the clunky 3D glasses.

Santa's Credit Score is 777

Adrian Nazari | Posted 02.05.2013 | Money
Adrian Nazari

Ever wonder what Santa's credit score looked like?

The Elf Went for a Drink

Abbie Rumbach | Posted 02.03.2013 | Parents
Abbie Rumbach

The Elf on the Shelf is one of those genius ideas that makes me want to slap myself for not thinking of it first. Well, this morning, our Elf on the Shelf quit.

Ghost Taps, Pookas, and Other Creatures of the Night

Varla Ventura | Posted 12.01.2012 | Weird News
Varla Ventura

I listened, a little breathless. Tap tap tap. What was it? The fridge churning? The wind rattling the windows? Tap tap tap. Pause. Tap tap tap. Pause. This went on for two or three minutes, something that sounded like a cupboard opening and closing.

Season's Meetings

Floyd Elliot | Posted 02.15.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

With over seven billion people now alive, the 2011 Christmas season will be our busiest -- and best! -- ever!

Arthur Christmas Preview Reveals the Celebrities Who Are Hiding Under Aardman's Tree

Jim Hill | Posted 12.27.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

To make "Arthur Christmas" the must-see family film of the holiday season, Aardman Animations has a secret weapon. They've loaded up Santa's support staff with celebrities.

Get Thee Behind Me, Santa!

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Shore

Christians want the focus of Christmas to be Christ. But most everybody else makes the primary personality to be Santa Claus. Doesn't that make Santa Claus the anti-Christ?

Donahue Lands Exclusive Interview With Sacked Santa!

Bruce Kluger & David Slavin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bruce Kluger & David Slavin

2010-12-14-p.jpgSince the shocking news that a giant private equity firm had seized control of Santa's Workshop media organizations worldwide have been clamoring to land an interview with Father Christmas.

Santa Claus' "Naughty/Nice" List Released by Wikileaks

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

The "Naughty vs Nice" files maintained by Santa Claus ahead of his annual Christmas gift-giving flight around the globe are the latest documents relea...

Santa Claus' "Naughty/Nice" List Released by Wikileaks

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
MP Nunan

The "Naughty vs Nice" files maintained by Santa Claus ahead of his annual Christmas gift-giving flight around the globe are the latest documents relea...

Fox News' 2010 War on Christmas!

Bruce Kluger & David Slavin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bruce Kluger & David Slavin

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HuffPo Scoop: Santa Claus Sacked!

Bruce Kluger & David Slavin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bruce Kluger & David Slavin

Early this morning, Santa Claus, the jolly icon of the holidays and legendary symbol of Christmas for more than 970 years, was asked to step down from his position as chief manufacturer and distributor of holiday toys and merriment.

Christmas Crisis: Santa Laid Off!

Bruce Kluger & David Slavin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bruce Kluger & David Slavin

"Hi, I'm Santa Claus. No, not some smelly saucehead ringing a bell for the Salvation Army: I'm the Real McKringle. You know, red suit, white beard,...

Pre-Christmas Shocker! Heads Roll at the Pole--Wall Street Takes Over Santa's Workshop!

Bruce Kluger & David Slavin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bruce Kluger & David Slavin

NORTH POLE -- In a move that shocked analysts, delighted tinsel manufacturers and brought trading at global exchanges to a brief if stunned silence, G...

Elf Care And Self Care: We Can Do Both This Holiday

Lorraine Roe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lorraine Roe

Whether you're a recovering alcoholic or a member of Alanon, it's pretty common that the holidays bring up stressful memories of family members drinking way to much to douse their X-mas expectations.

Huldufolk: Iceland's Hidden Elves

Slate | Juliet Lapidos | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An article on Iceland's de facto bankruptcy in the April issue of Vanity Fair notes that a "large number of Icelanders" believe in elves or "hidden p...