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The Decline of Western Civilization Part II, The Metal Years

Today on Network Awesome (warning: video auto-plays!), Heavy Metal Week continues with the classic documentary The Decline of Western Civilization Part II, The Metal Years. Directed by Penelope Spheeris (who later directed Wayne’s World), the film has been bootlegged for decades, and to my knowledge was never released on DVD. Today you [...]

10 Bloody, Gory, and Delectably Evil Horror-Themed Cakes

Between the scorching hot ovens and easy-to-mess-up chemical reactions, many people find baking to be simply horrifying. While experienced bakers may not be afraid of these challenges, they still understand that cakes can be the things of nightmares, particularly around Halloween. Here are some of the most wonderfully creepy Halloween cakes ever baked. Thorax This thorax cake [...]

8 Bands Named After People Not In The Band

Bands like Van Hallen, The Alan Parsons Project, Phish and Santana all are named after members in the band. But what about bands named after people NOT in the band? Here’s a look at eight of them: 1. Pink Floyd There’s a record executive in the song “Have A Cigar” that says, “Oh, by the way, which [...]

The Late Movies: Muppets Singing Classic Songs

For your viewing pleasure, here are fourteen great Muppets performances — some involving the original artists! Danny Boy The three least articulate Muppets share their brilliant, touching interpretation of “Danny Boy.” While My Guitar Gently Weeps Floyd performs a touching cover, alone on the fire escape. School’s Out Alice Cooper, some pyrotechnics, and a host of Halloween-ish Muppets tear it up! Stand [...]

Silent Hill Nurse Cake

Cakehead Loves was commissioned to provide a “disturbing edible experience” based on a scene from the Silent Hill video game for an Alice Cooper freak show audition. Among the gruesome treats to be offered at the event tomorrow is this Silent Hill Nurse Cake by Mamma Jamma Cakes. It was made from six stacked chocolate [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Famous Uses of the Ouija Board

The Ouija Board was one of my favorite slumber party games when I was a kid. I know – some people would say that it’s certainly not a game. Look what happened to Regan in The Exorcist, after all. I haven’t used one in years, but maybe I should – several famous writers made very [...]

The Quick 10: 10 People Pronounced Dead a Bit Prematurely

Pope Benedict XV died on January 22, 1922, which isn’t all that notable by itself – after all, he was 67 and had been suffering from a pretty bad case of pneumonia all month. What is notable is that he had been declared dead several days before he actually died thanks to a foible by [...]