How Fictional Characters Spent Their New Year’s Eve

A non-comprehensive roundup of how certain fictional characters spent the final day of the year.

Tolkien White Oliphaunt

In an alternate universe where the nine members of Tolkein’s Fellowship of the Ring did not assemble for the purposes of deciding what to do with an unfathomably evil Ring of Power, and instead came together solely to partake in holiday merriment, they might have opted to participate in a White Elephant gift exchange. Or, as would be more accurate in Middle Earth, a White Oliphaunt. View their results here.

Yoga for Book Lovers!

The new year is here, and you've probably made two resolutions: to get in shape and to read more books. So why not combine the two?

25 More Laws of Robotics

We all know Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics:

 

1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

2. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

 

But that hardly covers every interaction a robot might have. Here are 25 additional laws of robotics, to cover any eventuality.

Leslie Knope’s Christmas Hanukkah Extravaganza

When it comes to planning a thoughtful and engaging party, Leslie Knope is the end all and be all. We were thrilled when Leslie Knope let us peek into her party planning binder for the U.S. Department of the Interior Midwest Division Christmas Hanukkah Extravaganza. This is a party you won’t want to miss.

Give A Book for the Holidays

Since Nintendo has released the NES Classic Edition console, we're bringing back another classic. This season, give the gift of retro reading...with actual books! Sure, tablets are great. They offer the ability to carry hundreds of books in one compact device. And while we love and support e-books, we're jumping at the chance to get back to original books—in print format!

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