Pumpkins are probably already adorning your front stoop, just waiting to be carved (or carried out to the trash — a rotting mess — come Nov. 15). Hey, this year, instead of rushing outside the afternoon of Oct. 31 with a half-sharp knife and a half-baked design idea, get inspired now with this collection of incredible jack-o-lanterns.


Do plummeting temperatures have you longing for a fire, a blanket and a good book? Do you love free stuff? If your answer to both these questions is yes, head on over librivox.org, a site dedicated to the “acoustical liberation of books in the public domain.” That’s a lot of fancy words that translate to non-copyrighted audiobook recordings you don’t have to pay for. The site’s catalog currently contains more than 2,000 titles, including a lot of classics. There is one caveat, however: The books are read by volunteers, so the quality can be a tad patchy.   


Or maybe you’re more of a TV person? If so, you’re psyched — the fall season is now in full swing and, also, there’s this site for the seriously small-screen devoted: Television Without Pity. With forums, previews, blogs and sections such as “Brilliant But Cancelled” and “Mondo Extras,” TWOP is certain to keep you occupied during commercial breaks. Right … like you don’t have DVR. Heh.


Hey, Saturday is National Cake Decorating Day. Here are some amazing cakes. And here are some that look like they were decorated by someone who drank too much.




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