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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) – [...]

The Late Movies: Halloween

It’s Halloween, in case you hadn’t noticed. Let’s look at my favorite Halloween-ish videos! Tim Burton – “Vincent” From 1982, narrated by Vincent Price. An amazing tribute to Edgar Allan Poe. It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown – Trick or Treat I was always the kid who got the rock. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – “I Put a Spell [...]

The Missing Links: The SNL Reality Show That Might Have Been

Stare At The Sun Well, not the actual one. But you won’t want to take your eyes off this video of the sun. * He Put the E&O in Epcot As Stacy Conradt pointed out earlier today, Epcot opened on this day in 1982. If you visited the park in the 80s (or in the last few years [...]

The Missing Links: Ben Folds Five + The Muppets

A Shot of Reel Life FILMography holds up screenshots from famous films over the NYC locations where they were shot. * Where Was Maxwell’s Silver Hammer When This Lady Was Singing? Have a listen to the worst Beatles covers ever. * Ben Folds Five + The Muppets What’s not to love? Unless you don’t like Ben Folds Five and [...]

Hearing Music for the First Time

Austin Chapman is profoundly deaf, but with new hi-tech hearing aids he recently received, he was able to hear music for the first time in his 23-year life. That night, a group of close friends jump-started my musical education by playing Mozart, Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Sigur Ros, Radiohead, Elvis, and several other popular legends of [...]

The Missing Links: Baby Diets Have Changed a Lot Since the ’50s

A Nice Cool Bottle of 7UP. A Baby Bottle of 7UP, That Is. “For 7Up is so pure, so wholesome, you can even give it to babies and feel good about it.” Oh, 1950s advertising, you’re the worst. * Going Beyond Chess Have you ever played any of these 10 super-involved strategy games? * Another College Class [...]

The Missing Links: Why America Smells (Or Thinks It Does)

The Grinch, Voldemort and Michael Jackson’s Zombie No this isn’t the beginning of a “…walk into a bar…” joke. These are just 3 of the entries in the list of the 16 best special effects makeup creations. (But if anyone can come up with a really good punchline for a joke about those 3 walking into a [...]

11 Harry Potter Facts From Our Amazing Fact Generator

In the Harry Potter universe, the famous boy wizard was born on July 31, 1980, which would make him a man wizard in his early thirties. (J.K. Rowling’s birthday is also today.) To celebrate his 32nd birthday and her 47th, here are some Potter-related facts from our Amazing Fact Generator. Getty Images 1. Michael Jackson wanted to [...]

11 Harry Potter Facts From the Amazing Fact Generator

In the Harry Potter universe, the famous boy wizard was born on July 31, 1980, which would make him a man wizard in his early thirties today. To celebrate his 32nd birthday, here are some Potter-related facts from our Amazing Fact Generator. Getty Images 1. Michael Jackson wanted to do a musical version of Harry Potter and [...]

15 My Little Pony Mashups

If you want to create something that will appeal to internet surfers, keep this in mind: the essence of comedy of the juxtaposition of opposites, or at least somewhat unrelated things. When you combine the pleasantness of something cute with the excitement of something popular but not cute, you get a surefire hit -that is, [...]