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The Missing Links: Where Is the Mountain-Climbing Tim Taylor?

VP Must Stand For Very Patronizing. Or Voracious Pugilism. A few notable moments from Vice Presidential debates throughout the years. * Sacred Home Land For Sale. Very Spacious. Must See to Believe. The Great Sioux Nation is trying to raise the money to repurchase their sacred tribal land. * Trick or Treat On the Cheap Just because you’re low [...]

The 2012 Razzies

You’ve seen a lot of hype about the Oscars this past week, but it’s much more fun to follow the Golden Raspberry Awards. The Razzies are given to the worst films of the year, and there are plenty of stinkers in contention for 2011. Nominations were announced this weekend, and Adam Sandler’s film Jack and [...]

Are You Afraid of the Park? Ghosts, Conspiracies and Other Weird Happenings in Central Park

For a while, Central Park, the 770-acre green oasis in the middle of Manhattan, wasn’t considered a place you really wanted to go. In the early 1980s, there were 1,000+ crimes of various types committed in the park every year, but muggers and vandals aren’t the only creeps that have run rampant there. From its [...]

It Was a Graveyard Smash: The Story of The Monster Mash

From “Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer” to Adam Sandler’s “Thanksgiving Song,” holiday novelty songs are always a fun way to celebrate, but they are rarely considered good music in their own right. “The Monster Mash” is a rare exception, reaching number one on the Billboard charts and becoming a Halloween classic ever since. [...]

The Late Movies: Springsteen on the Ukulele

Last week, I stumbled upon Uke Springsteen’s MySpace. Uke, who by day is Pat Healy, an editor at the Boston Metro, is a one-man cover band, using his ukulele to strum out renditions of popular Bruce Springsteen songs. (His remix of “Atlantic City” rivals The Band for best cover of the iconic song.) Perhaps not [...]

8 Memorable Sesame Street Celebrity Cameos

Over 400 celebrities have guest starred on Sesame Street, including actors, musicians, writers, politicians and athletes. The upcoming 40th season will feature appearances by Adam Sandler, Matthew Fox, Ricky Gervais, Judah Friedlander, both Gyllenhaals, Paul Rudd and Michelle Obama. Here are a few memorable guest spots from the first 39 years. 1. James Earl Jones Scares [...]