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From The Archives: A fascinating look at the coffee bar culture of 1950's and 60's London.

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From The Archives: "Ninjas were assassins, they were mercenaries, they were not good people, they were not heroes": A panel of Canadian Christians decries the anti-Christian message of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (among other pop-culture proselytizers) in the early-90s propaganda film Not Just Fun and Games.

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From The Archives: White Canadian teens demonstrate "rapping" on the 1980s kids show Switchback

I still don't know what "rap" is, but I have a journeyman's grasp of secondhand embarrassment.

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Letter Of Note of the Day

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Letter Of Note of the Day: A slightly singed letter to Santa stashed inside a chimney by siblings a century ago was discovered by the Dublin man who currently lives in their former home.

"I want a baby doll and a waterproof with a hood and a pair of gloves and a toffee apple and a gold penny and a silver sixpence and a long toffee," reads the letter penned in 1911 by brother

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From The Archives: Two years ago, footage from an unfinished stop-motion short created by Jim Henson in 1965 was discovered and reconstructed by The Jim Henson Company Archives.

Alexander The Grape was missing several scenes, so storyboard stills were installed in their place.

The entire reconstruction, which provides an insightful glimpse into Henson's early children's work, was recently uploaded online, and is available for viewing above, courtesy o

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From The Archives: The late, great Chris Farley promotes the release of Tommy Boy by impersonating then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, before the real Newt Gingrich and the rest of the House Republican Conference participants, on April 4th, 1995.

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From The Archives: Undated archival news footage of a French couple tying the knot on a tight rope with no safety net below.

Because of how marriage is like two people walking on a tight rope with no safety net to catch them? Who knows. Old-timey people are weird.

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