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The Late Movies – Guess The Theme 75

It’s Thursday, it’s late, it’s time once again for the game that’s sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave you best guesses in the comments section. Michael Jackson – “Thriller” Warren Zevon – “Werewolves Of London” Twilight Zone Intro BB King – “Into The Night” Dream On (TV Show) – [...]

14 Weird Old Photos Of People Wearing Masks

Whether these people were donning masks to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving (more on that later), or a fancy dress party, or to safely perform a medical procedure or act in a play, the results are spooky—and likely to give you nightmares. Happy Halloween! Getty Images 1865: A white caped figure wearing a Halloween pumpkin mask taking two [...]

New Ghoulish Delights From Hoxton Street Monster Supplies

London’s Hoxton Street Monster Supplies is a one stop shop full of all things deliciously dire, from several varieties of fear in a can, Bah Humbugs you can feed to old misers and Banshee Balls that make all the ghouls wail in delight. Check them out if you’re having trouble satisfying your monstrous appetite. Link  –via Super [...]

Moniker Art Fair

Not too long ago we mentioned the Moniker Art Fair in a post about street artist LUDO. For those of you who enjoyed the LUDO piece, here are some highlights from the Fair. It took place in London, England from October 11th to the 14th. There is a long list of the artists involved here, [...]

8 Celebrity Tactics For Responding to Fan Mail

In the days before the Internet, writing a letter to a celebrity and sending it out via snail mail was almost a rite of passage. Nearly everyone did it. As a kid, I wrote letters to my favorite athletes requesting autographs, and was always thrilled—and a little shocked—when I received a response back. But now, celebrities [...]

These Lord of the Rings Coins Are Legal Tender in New Zealand

These coins will let you have a good time in any tavern from Minas Tirith to Invercargill. New Zealand produced them as well as commemorative stamps to mark the production of The Hobbit, which was filmed in that country. This deision meets with Sir Ian McKellen’s full approval: “To put Gandalf on these splendiferous coins is [...]

Alternate Histories: 7 More Ways the World Could Be Completely Different

We covered some of the many alternate histories out there. Here are seven more intriguing ways the world could be completely different. 1. What if the Romans won the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest? Effect: No one would speak English. Explanation: In What If? (1999), edited by Robert Cowley, historians pondered what would happen if historical events had [...]

The Woman Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign

Making it in Hollywood is a tough game. For every success story, there are a thousand failures. A vast majority of hopefuls understand the odds and still choose to go for it. But some have a tougher time dealing with the competition than others. Wikimedia Commons One such hopeful starlet was Millicent Lilian “Peg” Entwistle, who was [...]

Street Ghosts

Street artist Paolo Cirio is taking images of people who are enshrined forever on Google Street View and putting them in their places in the real world, a project he calls Street Ghosts. So far, New York City, London, and Berlin have paper images of the people captured on Street View placed in the exact [...]