World’s Strangest

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What Were They Really Snorting?

Hollywood has given us lots of movies about drugs, drug dealers, and drug users. But they can’t use the real thing on the set: it’s expensive, illegal, and the actors would have died on the set of Blow or Scarface. Wired magazine looked up what movies and TV shows use to depict various drugs on [...]


(YouTube link) Gumbasia was Art Clokey’s first film, made in 1955 at the University of Southern California. It was a parody of Disney’s Fantasia, using stop-motion clay figures. This short film led to funding for his first Gumby film. Link

For Sale: Home Alone House

Here’s your chance of owning a piece of movie history: the house that Macaulay Culkin bravely defended in the movie Home Alone is up for sale. The price is a bit steep, but it’s been proven to withstand intrusions by idiotic burglars. The 4,250-square-foot, 14-room home sits on a half-acre lot and features four bedrooms, 3.2 [...]

Vans and the places they were

Photo: Joe Stevens “Vans and the places where they were” is a project by filmmaker/photographer Joe Stevens that artfully presents… a bunch of vans. Each photo frames the subject identically, yet the vans and the locales are various, shot over the course of 13 years and counting. Vans and the places where they were documents surviving custom [...]

Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!

(YouTube link) Mickey Mouse made his public debut in the cartoon Steamboat Willie on November 18, 1928 -81 years ago! The character appeared in Plane Crazy a few months earlier, but the Walt Disney Company doesn’t count that because it was a silent film. Link