Dumbing Down

 

Dumbing Down

According to a study by a professor in Amsterdam, Westerners have lost an average of 14 IQ points since the Victorian era. Some experts say we’ve reached our intellectual peak…

People who swore they’d leave the country if Trump got elected? This article catches up with some who followed through….

The average internet user has participated in some form of “pirating”, whether its music, movies, or video games. But before the internet and even before VCRs, there was an underground market for pirated 16mm studio films

We all wondered about it. We’ve seen ads on YouTube or the internet for it. But how does “doomsday prepper” food actually taste?

A gentleman ended up in the emergency room with an embarrassing issue, his “urethra pleasure toy” got stuck in his bladder… “Urethra Play” is apparently a fetish…

Tourism can be a good thing, but we often don’t think about the stress on environments or on the locals

The writer of the HBO film adaptation of “Fahrenheit 451” talks about how the story is more relevant today than when it was first written…

Check out this story of when Bert Kreischer went to the Anne Frank house thinking it was Helen Keller’s…

 

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Action Park!

Action Park!

 

With J in tow, the boys head to the theater to see “Action Point” which is an adult comedy loosely-based on what was A REAL AMUSEMENT PARK IN NEW JERSEY!

The YouTube Channel, “Defunctland”, posted a documentary on the history & fate of Action Park.

This documentary is interesting as it contains interviews with people that actually went to the park (such as Chris Gethard from “The Chris Gethard Show”). You’ll learn why it has been called “Accident Park” or “Traction Park”…

Someone posted ACTUAL FOOTAGE FROM 1987 of the park in service…

Here’s a television commercial from 1983 for Action Park…

Alice in Chains went to Action Park as a part of “Headbanger’s Ball“…

The original park closed in 1996 and was re-opened in 1998 as Mountain Creek Water Park. In 2010, the name was changed back to Action Park by the family of the original owner but when the park changed hands again, the Mountain Creek Water Park moniker was used and is still used to this day. Unfortunately, much of the thrill is gone since safety measures have been implemented eliminating the adrenaline rush of possible injury/death…

 

 

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X-Force! (well, DP2)…

X-Force! (well, DP2)…

 

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If the first line of the post doesn’t warn you, we are going to spoil the crap out of “Deadpool 2”.

 

J & Matty saw the movie without Dan the Man and both walked out with different feelings. Both definitely give it 2 thumbs up and will probably see it again before it leaves theaters. The driving force of the story line had both gents a bit on the “meh” side as compared to the original. Dan the Man concurs and we weren’t the only ones

Matty & Dan the Man remember X-Force fondly (both have sealed copies of all 5 first issue covers), but the line up had changed many time over the years. The movie picks out some of the more memorable (and less memorable) characters from the series…

There were a few cameos of note for fans with Brad Pitt being the one most people missed (he was Vanisher). Nerdist failed at their guesses…

The main baddie, returning to the X-Men universe, was spoiled a couple of weeks ago

Here’s some Easter eggs you might have missed in DP2

And lastly, it’s not the size that matters – it’s what you talk about with it…

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Sunday Cinema – “Married to the Kellys”

 

Kelly

 

Back in 2003, a “fish out of water” sitcom premiered on ABC in the hopes of becoming the next “Dharma & Greg” or at least a  small screen adaptation of the movie, “Meet the Parents”. Tom is a born & bred New Yorker who fell in love and married Susan. Being a freelance writer, Tom decides to move to Kansas so that his new bride can be closer to her family. What he doesn’t realize is how foreign Mid-westerners can seem.

There are a few stars, Breckin Meyer (“Road Trip”, “Franklin & Bash”), Josh Braaten (“Semi-Pro”), Richard Riehle (“Grounded for Life”, “Office Space”), and a young Derek Waters before he hit it big with his comedy series “Drunk History”.

It lasted a full season, but America was apparently tired of the Mid-westerners making fun of New Yorkers & vice-versa. Someone posted a bunch of episodes online, this one having to do with barbeques

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Sunday Cinema – “Ferris Bueller”

Ferris

 

Rounding out this month of TV shows “out of time” is this one from 1990. Traditional television networks were desperate to compete against the then-fledgling Fox network who began dominating the ratings with such shows as “Beverly Hills 90210”, “The Simpsons”, & “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose”. One of the answers was to transfer movie properties to the small screen, with “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” being a logical candidate. The slacker-vibe and quick wit of Ferris combined with foil of a rabid principal, it could have been the making of a great sitcom. Unfortunately, moving the the location of the show from Chicago to sunny California was I believe one of the downfalls of the show. People in the Midwest were looking to connect with the Chicago-based Ferris because it was familiar. The show lasted 1/2 a season before being canceled.

One of the bright spots of the series was a young Jennifer Aniston before she became a huge hit on NBC’s “Friends” and even before her debut in the movie “Leprechaun”. Someone posted episodes online, with this one being the pilot

 

 

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Sunday Cinema – “Whiz Kids”

 

Whiz kids

 

Hot off his stint as Albert on “Little House on the Prairie”, Matthew Labyorteaux starred in this short-lived television series about a group of intelligent kids and their adventures solving crime. Trying to cash in on the popularity of the movie “War Games” and the up-and-coming technological age, this show was way ahead of its time. Most people across the country back in 1983 didn’t own a computer, so a major portion of the viewing audience didn’t have a connection to the content of the show and unfortunately the scripting or guest stars weren’t enough to keep them. The show lasted for 18 episodes, with today’s selection being the last.

In this episode, Alice puts herself in danger after overhearing the plans for a crime come over the drive-thru speaker at her job. It’s up to a news reporter and the gang to stop the perpetrators. Someone posted this gem online to enjoy

 

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Infinity Spoilers

Infinity Spoilers

 

Yep, we’re spoiling the crap out of “Avengers: Infinity War” on this podcast so if you haven’t seen it yet – SKIP THIS PODCAST!

MattyV introduced his teen to Pauly Shore and it may have been a bad thing…

James Gunn revealed on Twitter what Groot said to Rocket before he disappeared…

Nerdist has had a TON of videos regarding the movie such as:

– Why Star-Lord is really the villain of the movie

– How Ant-Man and The Wasp fit into Infinity War

– 3 Ways Avengers 4 will wrap up the story

– Whether or not Loki is a friend in Infinity War

– And of course stuff from the Russo brothers in regards to the soul stone and Avengers 4 possible spoilers

Dan from The Dan Cave breaks down both the Infinity Gauntlet and the deaths of comic book characters

 

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Sunday Cinema – “Misfits of Science”

Misfits

 

All this month we’re going to look at television series that may have been way before their time. Often these shows were canceled due to low ratings, not because of their content.

“Misfits of Science” came out as a mid-season release and lasted a whole 15 episodes before being canceled due to low ratings (it aired opposite “Dallas”). The final episode was never aired in the United States but did air in Germany & France.

Dr. Billy Hayes, a research scientist at Humanidyne – specializes in “human anomalies”. The anomalies range from a “shrinking man”, a telekinetic teen, and “Beef/Ice Man”, a scientist that cryogenically froze himself in 1937 after his love, Amelia Earhart, went missing. “Beef/Ice Man” was written out of the show after the pilot episode due to a lawsuit from Marvel Comics claiming rights to the name “Ice Man”. His memory lived on in the show as the vehicle the misfits drove around in was an ice cream truck (“Beef” needed to be kept cool otherwise he would die).

Of all the old series that television networks are considering a revival, we have the technology and the audience to make “Misfits of Science” a popular show…

Someone, it looks like, posted a clean DVD-quality copy of the double-episode pilot online…

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Little Rocket Man

Little Rocket Man

 

 

Shri Thanedar is one of several candidates for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. His commercials have been fun to watch, but there are some articles on his previous businesses that are a cause for concern like the lab animals and the male enhancement drug.

MattyV wonders where the Obama supporter from 2008 is almost 10 years after she said she wouldn’t have to worry about her mortgage or putting gas in her car

Unfortunately not on Netflix anymore, the documentary “The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia” is a VERY interesting train wreck to watch. These people are smart – maybe not book smart, but they know what they’re doing…

Budgeting and “delayed gratification” are a few ways to help you get out of debt…

The 21-gun salute, flag presentation, & flying flags at half-mast are explained…

Trump may be guilty of many things, but we both believe that this moment in history would not have happened without his intervening…

 

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Sunday Cinema – “Maybe I’ll Come Home in the Spring”

Maybe

 

April is supposed to be the beginnings of plants & flowers to bud & bloom. It’s also the beginning of the Spring season, so all this month we are looking at movies with “spring” in the title!

Dennie ran away from home to become a hippie. What she found wasn’t what she was looking for so she went back home to face the judgment of her family & her peers. This stars Sally Field, the late David Carradine (!), & the late Jackie Cooper.

Someone posted this gem online for all to enjoy!

 

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