One of the more obnoxious peccadilloes of modern horror movie marketing is the insistence that everything is based on true stories. Numerous movie sites, used to regurgitating press releases, have parroted the “true story” behind The Conjuring, Annabelle and now The Conjuring 2, remolding Ed and Lorraine Warren from dubious attention-seekers into frontline warriors in […]
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My friend Kathy posted this on her Facebook page this morning. This pig was at her front door! She said she called the cops, and when they showed up, they just sat there and laughed. No one seems to know what to do with a pig on the run. I told her to build a […]
I don’t know what to think, but it sure is a happy ending: PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two months ago, Warrington residents Joey and Kristen Masciantonio say they experienced a miracle when Pope Francis spontaneously kissed their one-year-old daughter, Gianna, on the head. Now, two months later, they believe it helped lead to recent scans that […]
Bill Simmons interviewed President Barack Obama for GQ and asked him “Have you ever said ‘Give me the JFK assassination files, I want to read them. Give me all the secret stuff’?” The way President Obama answered is sure to disappoint UFO enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists, who are still crossing their fingers for a president […]
WASHINGTON — After a four-hour jaunt across the skies of southern and central Pennsylvania, a runaway military surveillance blimp crash landed in a rural area Wednesday, ending a bizarre incident that raised concerns — and many smiles — across the Northeast. Two F-16 fighter jets were scrambled from New Jersey to help monitor the giant […]
Posted in Oddball on Oct 6th, 2015
The first officer of an American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Boston took over command of Flight 550 and safely landed the plane after the pilot became ill, officials said Monday. The pilot died, according to the airline. It was unclear whether he died in the air or on the ground after the craft had […]
I’ve experienced this too much myself for me to even question it. But not everyone has the same experience: Filmmaker in Residence Ronni Thomas–director of The Midnight Archive–introduces the newest episode of his Morbid Anatomy Museum Presents film series. Entitled “Transmitting Thought: The Maimonides Dream Lab,” this short film introduces us to psychologist Dr. Stanley […]
BANGKOK, Thailand — Scientologists profess a range of supernatural powers. They claim the ability to turn drunk people sober in minutes. A Scientologist can heal the traumatized, so they say, simply by reconnecting a victim’s body with a “thetan,” or immortal spirit. None of this is backed by medical science. But that hasn’t stopped Scientologists […]