Punkin’ Chunkin' a Thanksgiving favorite in Delaware
Tory Belleci, left, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara host the 26th Punkin’ Chunkin’ competition.
November 24th, 2011
12:48 PM ET

Punkin’ Chunkin' a Thanksgiving favorite in Delaware

It’s Thanksgiving night and the turkey is reduced to a carcass. The family is near comatose on the sofa, and the clicker is poised to turn on a football game.

It’s an American tradition.

But Kari Byron, Grant Imahara and Tory Belleci from "Mythbusters" have other plans. They'll be hosting the 26th annual Punkin’ Chunkin’ competition in Delaware, airing tonight at 8 p.m. EST on the Science and Discovery channels.

Chunkers build machines, including trebuchets, air cannons and catapults, and use them to hurl the gourds as far as possible.

"Some of these air cannons are firing up to 4,000 feet," Belleci said.
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The Force is with Black Friday
Photo credit: Dark Horse Comics
November 24th, 2011
12:00 PM ET

The Force is with Black Friday

For 20 years, Dark Horse Comics has been publishing the "Star Wars" series of comic books, introducing new stories and characters to the mythos of the galaxy far, far away.

This Black Friday, the company has a very special offer, so that fans unfamiliar with the comics can catch up on what they've been missing.

For 24 hours only, 134 issues, in digital form, will be offered for $100.

Between "Shadows of the Empire," "Star Wars: The Old Republic" and "Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand," there are a lot of classic comics to choose from.

For other gift ideas for the geeks in your life, check out our fandom gift guide, and come back tomorrow for more.


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Turkey Day, an 'MST3K' tradition
November 24th, 2011
09:41 AM ET

Turkey Day, an 'MST3K' tradition

Thanksgiving has a dual meaning for MSTies, fans of the 1990s cult classic TV series, "Mystery Science Theater 3000," or "MST3K."

The show, which took on some of the worst movies ever, mocking them in real time, was at its heyday from 1991 to 1995 on Comedy Central (and again in 1997 on what was then the Sci-Fi Channel). During that time, MSTies looked forward to an annual "Turkey Day marathon" - Thanksgiving Day programming that featured some of their favorite episodes of MST3K.

Now that many of the show's episodes are available on DVD (which you probably own), we're suggesting the five best, so you can have your own, ultimate Turkey Day marathon:
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