As summer winds down and many of us return to school whether it be as teachers or as students, let us reflect once more on the top ten most important world news stories of the past month. August was another doozey in terms of events of likely lasting historical significance. Indeed, some events from our […]
Not every statue is of a heroic warrior, or is a symbol of freedom, love, and hope. Sometimes, statues are just, well, bizarre. They’re the kinds of things that, if you ever learned what the sculptor was thinking about as he chiseled away, you might never sleep again.
Remember when you were young, and your mother told you to chew your food at least 25 times before swallowing? Yeah, many animals do not give one single rip about what your dear Mommy thinks. They prefer to save time and eat their meals in one bite. Their food is still alive too, because killing takes time, and time is money.
There’s at least a 99% chance that the music you love would not exist without the blues. It’s the foundation of just about every bit of popular song released in the past 100 years. Here, we pay tribute to ten of the best, the ones who should be personally thanked by every artist around today.
If you’re starting up a group, don’t fret if you find your planned symbol was already used by somebody else. You’re still free to use it; you’ll just have to tweak it slightly, so it adapts a whole new meaning that’s in tune with your group and its message.
Earlier this week, in “celebration” of Left-Hander’s Day, we published a list explaining why it sucks to be left-handed. Proving that there are two sides to every story, here now is an ACTUAL celebration: ten reasons why the 10% of people born with a dominant left-hand should thank their lucky stars.
On 27 October 1960, American soul singer Ben E. King co-wrote and recorded “Stand by Me”. The song was later ranked 122nd on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and was named by BMI as the fourth most-performed song of the twentieth century, with about seven million performances. Over the […]
With Left-Handers Day come and gone, we started to wonder if being a righty is all it’s cracked up to be. There are two sides to the argument, and both shall be presented. Today, a righty explains why he would never want to be a lefty. Coming Saturday: the rebuttal.
Sigmund Freud is, depending on who you talk to, either one of the greatest psychological minds in history, or a perverted phony who made up entire theories to “explain” why babies lust after their parents. The answer, as usual, is a little bit of both, as Freud was a deeply complex man, as these various factoids about him prove.
The idea of zombies, a creature that once died but is now alive again, but this time brainless and murderous, is a timeless premise. As such, it’s not just in video games and movies where you see them. They’ve been seen throughout history in various forms, sometimes in real life (allegedly.)
When left to the unimaginative mind, remixes are little more than someone else’s song with an added drum beat. The truly creative types can take two different, often entirely unrelated, pieces of music and merge them into solid gold. Usually, the combination has no reason to succeed, and yet they often totally do.
Short films made by students are usually quite horrible, usually due to the creators’ lack of experience and inability to properly judge what’s good and what’s bad. But sometimes, you get kids who know exactly what they’re doing, and produce awesome cinema as a result. Here are ten of the best to come out of the post-Y2K college generation.
Plants sure are nice and pretty, right? Their leafy goodness adds to the ambiance of most any room. Of course, if you pick the wrong one, the only ambiance you’ll experience will be that of a fiery, unforgiving Hellscape. Because many plants are just plain not nice. In fact, some of them are just plain nasty.
The adventures of Indiana Jones does not begin and end with the movies. On the contrary, there are a ton of books and games out there that place Indy in harm’s way, all in the name of collecting, well, just about every ancient artifact known to man. Here are ten of his most epic adventures you didn’t know about.
When you think of ’80s movies, what comes to mind (besides clashing colors and a complete lack of self-awareness as to how silly everyone looked)? Montages, that’s what! Any ’80s film worth its hoop earrings had at least one scene where months of activity was condensed into a nifty four-minute musical package. Here are 10 of the most memorable.