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Ashes to head into space

The ashes of James Doohan, who played chief engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott on the original "Star Trek" TV series, have been loaded into a rocket that is set to launch in New Mexico later this month.

Doohan died in July 2005 at age 85.

The remains of "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry were blasted into space in 1997.


Deep-fried goldfish

Wow, oil and water really don’t get along:

From the vault

Walt Disney Co.’s 1946 film "Song of the South" was historic. It was Disney’s first big live-action picture and produced one of the company’s most famous songs "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah." But the movie remains hidden in the Disney archives — never released on video or DVD in the United States and criticized as racist for its depiction of Southern plantation blacks. Update: The film’s 60th anniversary passed last year without a whisper of official re-release, which is unusual for Disney, but President and CEO Bob Iger recently said the company was reconsidering.

The dressing room cam

For all of us who love to shop and hate to shop:

It hurts


Kermit the Frog covers Johnny Cash’s cover of Nine Inch Nail’s "Hurt" and we wonder if the little green guy is feeling better now.

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