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Small talk: Fast-food eaters, Occupy Harvard, 11/11/11

Nov 11, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Who eats the most fast food, the exclusivity of Occupy Harvard, and the bizarre behaviors surrounding 11/11/11.

Small talk: Less babies, golfing with sharks, a luxurious toilet

Oct 14, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: America's producing less babies, sharks at the golf course, and a $6,400 toilet.

Small talk: Snoring, Google-, no mankinis

Jul 22, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: The snore patrol, man loses Google history, and no nonsense, no mankini.

Small talk: Tweeting, first class babies and ATM fees

Jul 4, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This holiday: the LAPD calls on Twitter celebrities for help, babies are kicked out of first class and ATM fees hit everyone -- even those in the Hamptons.

Small talk: NYC camping, Portland water, elk lips

Jun 17, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Camping in the middle of New York City, draining a reservoir in Portland, and elk lips.

Small talk: Alarm clock dollar eater, a handy ATM, hipster signing bonus

Jun 3, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: An alarm clock that shreds dollar bills, an ATM that costs an arm and a leg, and a hipster singing bonus.

Small talk: Lazy Cakes, hot dogs and the pork chopper bill

May 20, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Massachusetts tries to ban Lazy Cakes, women get a seat at the hot-dog-eating contest and the pork chopper bill gets passed in Texas.

Small talk: The 'Home Alone' house, fishing for plastic

May 6, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: the "Home Alone" house goes on sale, Europe wants its fisherman to catch plastic and Turkish policemen trick local residents.

Small Talk: Mommy juice, superhero unemployment

Apr 22, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Florida wants its unemployed to feel like superheroes, "Mommy" comes under copyright violation, and German circuses duke it out.

Small talk: Diamond rings at Costco, worst landlords in NYC

Apr 8, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Dressing up the dressing room, mapping the worst landlords in New York City and buying bling at Costco.

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About this collection

In this special feature from The Whiteboard video series, Sr. Editor Paddy Hirsch teams up with illustrator and journalist Dan Archer to tell the story of the financial collapse from the fall of Bear Stearns through the financial collapse into 2009. Watch the video introduction and click through the six chapter links on the right to read the full story in comic book format.