Hope you enjoy the creepy new Halloween look for the Entertainment hub! Take a few moments and explore the terrifying Horror wikis we'll be highlighting and have a safe and scary holiday weekend!Read more >
I don't normally do this, but: here is a collection of southern New England/Boston commercials from the late 70's and early 80's. I think my favorite is the Martian PSA - who knew our celestial neighbors sound like they come from Revere, MA?
Minus points for not being an ad here as well, but minus all the points for being much creepier in retrospect. This was something that was produced in the 70's but ran into the early-mid 80's, and I remember getting really excited about it as well. By the time I was seeing it, it must have been in reruns for a while, because it would only sporadically appear on Sunday mornings at ungodly hours like 5am. Had a terribly gross puppet, too. Between this and Willie Whistle, I'm surprised my entire childhood w…
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In case you hadn't been made aware yet, Christmas is coming. Normally I'm not Mr. Number 1 Super Christmas Spirit Cheerleader, but this year I'm feeling it a little more. Maybe somebody put something in the water, I dunno. But I saw something in Walgreen's recently - the Mr. Snowman Snow Cone Maker:
It's a plastic snowman. You put ice cubes in it and crank a handle to turn the ice cubes into ice pulp, then you spray Kool-Aid on it. Big whoop. This is not a story about the Mr. Snowman (great name, by the way - Mr. Snowman? Someone much more well-paid than me sat up all night coming up with that) Snow Cone Maker. This is about what it reminded me of; the greatest Christmas present ever, the one I wanted the hardest. I'm sure there were other o…
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So after doing a little research to see what all the fuss was about, I am now upset that all humans are not constantly making fun of Twilight with every waking moment.
Two things I found depressing. A, of course, is that a publisher saw the manuscript and just knew teen girls would lap it up, regardless of the quality (and setting their standards for literature at the checkout-line-mass-market-romance-novel-level for life).
B is that the popularity of the series pretty much demanded that it be made into at least one movie - like, the movie studios saw the books, slumped their shoulders, sighed, and just got to the inevitable task. This of course led to a trailer, which I saw and thought for five minutes might be a cool teen horror movie, until…Read more >