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The Late Movies: M-O-U-S-E! The Original Mickey Mouse Club

On this day in 1923, Walt and Roy Disney founded The Walt Disney Company. How far that little company has come! Dozens of films, characters and shows later—plus a theme park or two—the Walt Disney Company is one of the most easily recognizable institutions in the world. Whenever I think of Disney, I immediately [...]

The Most Famous Mutts Ever

Mutts sometimes get a bad rap because they are less predictable and lack the supposedly superior genetics of purebreds, but scientists have performed multiple studies showing that mixed breed dogs are actually much healthier and often live longer than their purebred counterparts. While there is no definitive answer as to which is better because everyone’s [...]

The Quick 9: Nine Underwhelming Super Bowl Performances

A lot of people are pretty unimpressed with the Black Eyed Peas after their halftime performance yesterday. Whether you were horrified by the out-of-tune warbling or not, you have to admit that the production was at least interesting, which is more than you can say for some of the old halftime performances. Here’s what happened [...]

The Late Movies: Covers of Morrissey & The Smiths

I’m a longtime Morrissey fan. From the first time I heard The Queen is Dead by Morrissey’s band The Smiths in the 80’s, I was hooked. Morrissey’s music is generally very maudlin (if not straight-up depressing), but somehow it’s also hopeful and sweet. Below I have collected some terrific covers of songs by Morrissey and [...]

The Quick 10: What 10 Mouseketeers Are Up To These Days

Everyone knows The Mickey Mouse Club of the early ‘90s was full of people who would go on to become big stars – Britney, Justin, Christina, Keri Russell, J.C. Chasez and Ryan Gosling, namely. But what about those other Mouseketeers? In case you’ve been wondering, I’ve got 10 answers for you. 1. Rhona Bennett was on [...]