Recently in Whimsy Category
Almost a thousand photos of old-fashioned playground equipment -- slides, merry-go-rounds, see-saws.
Middle Earth fans can get an intro to basic concepts of contract law in the English common law system (the basis for American contract law) by means of an analysis of the lengthy contract between the dwarves and Bilbo.
From Tony Hancock's TV series: Tony's Swiss skiing trip is one disaster after another. Kenneth Williams turns up as a competitive yodeler, reprising his recurring character ("'Ere, stop messin' about!") from the radio show.
Regional Park in Midwest City, Oklahoma, had one of these, right across the street from my aunt's apartment. Pretty exciting sight for a young Star Trek fan.
Beam me up, Barney! Star Trek reused the Andy Griffith Show set for several episodes, including "Miri." In this shot, you can see the Courthouse. Part of a fascinating collection of stills from the Star Trek set.
Tara was here, along with Atlanta, Stalag 13, and Jerusalem. Cozy Mayberry became a city on a strange planet plagued with "Grups." This website has photos and virtual tours of street scenes familiar from countless TV series and movies, all filmed on a small plot of land in Culver City, California. (Here's a picture, from the Virtual Tour, of Joan Collins and William Shatner as Captain Kirk walking past Floyd's Barber Shop in the episode "City on the Edge of Forever.")
http://drewfriedman.blogspot.com/2011/11/jack-davis-sampling.html">DREW FRIEDMAN: A JACK DAVIS sampling
A selection of cartoons, album covers, movie posters, and other art by the prolific MAD Magazine illustrator, whose work is the subject of a new anthology, Jack Davis: Drawing American Popular Culture by Fantagraphics Books. And don't miss Drew Friedman's story of Jack Davis's appearance at the Brooklyn Comics & Graphics Festival.
Sometimes you need to know the right way to spell the sound of a hippie lighting a match on his crusty jeans ("THIKOOSH") or squeezing food out of his beard ("SHKLURCH"), a man hitting a pole ("DOONT"), dripping soup from spoon into soup bowl ("DRIPPLE BLIT"), or two frogs catching each other with their tongues ("ZAP GING GING TWONG SPLAT").
The Record Holder, the Sabretooth, the Cobra, the Arrow, and the Spirit, with YouTube demonstrations of how to make each one.