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The Sweet Pursuit

Former Associate editor Margret Aldrich on the hunt for happiness, community, and how humans thrive


Introducing: Super X-treme Mega History Heroes

 by Julie Hanus


Tags: digital culture, nuggets of joy, literature, Brontes, fake things, YouTube,

The doyennes of 19th century literature—Charlotte, Anne, and Emily Brontë—reimagined as spectacular action figures. Creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller explain via YouTube that they made this fake commercial in 1998 for a series of educational shorts that never aired. Only one question guys: Why hide it for so long?

(Thanks, Eggplantia.)