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This Is a Monument to the Boll Weevil

The boll weevil (anthonomus grandis) is an insect. During the 1910s and 20s, it devastated cotton production in the American South. Nonetheless, in 1919, the town of Enterprise, Alabama built a monument to honor the boll weevil and what it did to benefit the South. Why? Because the boll weevil forced people to change, adapt and [...]

Rolling Stones Albums Ranked From Worst to Best

The Rolling Stones have been together for fifty years and have released 25 albums. It couldn’t have been easy for Nerve to rank them all, but I cannot argue with their #1 pick. However, I personally would have placed Exile on Main Street a little higher than #10. Link -via Flavorwire

Honest and Creepy, Satire and Homage: Grant Wood’s American Gothic

Getty Images No American artwork has been parodied more than American Gothic. Zombies, dogs, Beavis and Butt-Head, the Muppets, Lego figures, and even Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton have taken a turn with the pitchfork. But the painting itself is no joke—American Gothic is as recognizable as the Mona Lisa and The Scream. During the Great Depression, [...]

The Dumbest Western Ever Made

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader. There are plenty of worthless Westerns. But few can match this combination of two -count ‘em- hilariously lousy films in one. Director Bill “One-Shot” Beaudine managed to capture the worst elements of both dumb Westerns and cheesy monster movies and roll them into a [...]

Making Your Own Disneyland Parade

Alex George is a bit of a tinkerer. He got his hands on the Disneyland Main Street Collection, a series of miniatures that replicates the Main Street attraction at Disneyland — including various floats that go by in its lighted Main Street Electrical Parade. But there’s one big problem: the miniatures don’t [...]

10 Secrets from the Wonderful World of Disney

From how to score a cocktail to where to scatter grandma’s ashes, this is your ticket to the real Magic Kingdom. 1. There Are Dead Bodies in the Haunted Mansion (Image credit: Flickr user Joe Penniston) The Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland is on e of the scariest places in the park, but not for the reasons you’d [...]

The Hunt Continues for the Elusive Ninja Cow

Is she a trained ninja? We don’t know, but she certainly has the abilities of one. The people of Cass County, Nebraska live in terror of this escaped cow: Residents compared the cow to a ninja because — like the legendary Japanese warriors — it would suddenly appear and then disappear. It would even show up [...]

Nine Famous People Who Started as Disney Park Characters

A couple of years ago, I did a post on celebrities who got their first tastes of the entertainment biz by working at one of the Disney Parks, whether they did tricks at the Magic Shop (Steve Martin) or cracked wise as a Jungle Cruise skipper (John Lasseter). But which celebs might you actually spot [...]

The West Coast EPCOT That Never Was

If you’ve been to the Disney area of Anaheim in the past few months, you’ve probably noticed that the House of Mouse is working overtime to overhaul California Adventure. The big letters spelling the name of the state out front have been replaced by an opener that resembles the old-time movie studio feel of Hollywood [...]

Why Walt Disney Built a Theme Park on Swampland

It’s easy to see why someone would choose the Orlando area for a tourist attraction these days – it’s already such a mecca for vacationers, you’d be all but guaranteed to pick up some visitors by default. But back when Walt Disney was looking for a place to create a larger, roomier version of Anaheim’s Disneyland, [...]