Anyone with kids knows the visceral pain of having to sit through another reading of a fairy tale. If you focus on the actual origins for some of the world’s most familiar bedtime stories, the kids might have to sleep on rubber sheets for a month, but at least the parents would be entertained.
What defines a great empire? Is it its sheer size? Or perhaps its influence over others? Some may say an empire’s wealth is what truly makes it great. Whatever it is, there are some empires that stand out in history as being the greatest of all time.
In a world of easy credit, it's so simple to swipe a card and amass a pile of belongings without ever thinking about the credit card itself.
Just the sound of a dental drill or the drooling screams of someone having their bicuspids ripped out at the root can make most normal humans dread their own dental plan. These movie scenes are not for the squeamish of mind, heart, or mouth.
It happens to every director: they have a script, they go into editing...and realize halfway though that a minor plotline doesn’t work. Or the money runs out. Or they forgot to film the rest of the plot. Either way, they've got nothing other than the hope that nobody will notice.
There's a cliche that Hollywood action movies are filled with nothing but testosterone-enhanced tough guys and macho-bred meatheads who win the day by pounding their chests and beating things until they stop breathing. Nothing could be further from the truth.
When it comes to going to the movies, nothing satisfies a dude’s optical taste buds like a much-needed cinematic knockout. From an epic action fight scene to an over-the-top comedic smackdown, there’s something seriously special about using a few fists to solve some problems.
Weapons can make all the difference on the battlefield or in close combat. Throughout history different civilizations have crafted their own versions of weapons and have always looked to better designs and stronger materials, trying to outdo their enemies in every way possible. But whether it’s a...
It's a common complaint: television is unoriginal. This is a complicated problem, created by a mixture of the conservative nature of big media conglomerates and the overwhelming desire of the viewers for comfort food-type TV instead of real, challenging writing. What isn't complicated is when...
As a society, we've drifted towards cell phones, so the telemarketer, that relentless annoyance, is becoming blissfully rarer as time goes on. However, there are still plenty of land-lines out there, and telemarketers are gleefully dialing away, annoying the hell out of anybody they can find. But...