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Blame the Media: 6 Disorders Caused by the Internet, TV, Magazines and Movies

1. Truman Show Delusion Until a studio light fell from the “sky” near his house, Truman Burbank lived a perfectly normal life. Then he found out that his entire life was spent on the set of a TV show, and everyone he ever knew was in on the ruse. The movie The Truman Show came out [...]

The Truman Show Delusion

The popularity of reality shows have given rise to a new type of mental illness, dubbed the "Truman Show" delusion, where patients think that they’re being secretly filmed: Nicholas Marzano believes he’s the subject of a secret reality [...]

The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Billy Joel!

Today the Piano Man turns 63. To celebrate, here are ten of his greatest hits (my favorites), arranged in chronological order. Looking back on it, it’s stunning how many hit records Billy Joel released — according to Wikipedia, his catalogue includes “13 studio albums, 5 live albums, 59 singles, and 11 compilation albums.” [...]

Tastes Like TV

The following article is from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Tunes Into TV. When TV characters cook, the results are often disgusting. Drink: Flaming Homer Show: The Simpsons (1991) Origin: Homer is bored at home one night -forced to watch his in-law’s vacation slides- and he doesn’t have any beer, so he makes a cocktail from whatever he [...]

10 Actors’ Dramatic Departures from Popular Shows

As the season premiere of Two and a Half Men edges closer, many fans are alternately waiting to see how the addition of Ashton Kutcher to the cast will change the show while simultaneously shaking their heads over an actor (we’re looking at you, Charlie Sheen) who was unwilling to rein in his self-destructive behavior [...]

Tom Servo and Crow Look More Attractive Than I Remembered

Tony Ponce of Destructoid offers this photo of a well-done cosplay from Dragon*Con. That’s Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot from Mystery Science Theater 3000. Are Joel and Mike going to be female, too? Link -via The Mary Sue

The Late Movies: Musical Livestock

How about a little “down on the farm” music? Some of the animals are quite musical; others must have people singing with them, or for them. Chicken Czech singer Petra Janu in a 1985 performance. * Goat The farmer is the conductor of a choir of adorable singing baby goats! * Duck Vaudeville variety act Gus Visser and His Singing Duck, recorded in [...]

MST3K Bed

The blogger at Doorman Ideas thought of this clever bed design, inspired by Mystery Science Theater 3000. Oh, and that’s Mike, not Joel. Details like that are important. Link -via Geekologie Previously on Neatorama: MST3K Tattoo Russian Ripoff of Mystery Science Theater 3000

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme III

All right, it’s late on Thursday, which means one thing: another series of songs for you to guess the theme! All the clips below have something in common…see if you can guess it in the comments. Enjoy! Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird Bruce Springsteen – Streets Of Philadelphia Billy Joel – My Life Rascal Flatts – Life Is A [...]

The Late Movies: the Many Obsessions of Foodies

I know people who describe themselves as “bread obsessives” or “pizza fanatics” — often they’re talented in the kitchen and have latched onto one aspect of food or food culture and learned everything they can about it. There’s something really satisfying about hearing these self-styled experts hold forth on the subjects they love, which is [...]