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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Full 1938 broadcast of 'The War of the Worlds'

On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles treated America to what would become one of the most infamous radio broadcasts in history. The War of the Worlds, a dramatized adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel, was created for the CBS radio anthology The Mercury Theatre on the Air, yet it convinced many listeners that Earth was actually being invaded by creatures from Mars.

Here it is, in its entirety, for your Halloween enjoyment:

Friday, October 25, 2013

Fortoon Cookie: A new web comic

Many of you who read this blog know of my "cartoon" blog, White Noise. Last week, I started a new web comic on that site entitled "Fortoon Cookie." The premise is pretty straight-forward: sketch a simple cartoon using an actual fortune cookie for the caption. I have decided to cross-post that comic on this blog. Here are the first two installments:

October 18, 1013

October 25, 1013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Former quarterback Phil Robertson and his second-string backup honored at Louisiana Tech

In case you didn't already know, Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson was the starting quarterback at Louisiana Tech back in the 1960s.

(Image: ESPN)

Robertson's second-string backup was some guy named Bradshaw something or other. The school honored the two former players during a home game last month.

(via SB Nation)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Even the U.S. Postal Service thinks we're idiots

There is a level of stupidity that is achieved only by those in government. One recent example of this is the decision of the U.S. Postal Service to destroy Michelle Obama's Just Move! stamp series. The stamps had to go because they depicted children engaged in various dangerous activities -- you know, things like jumping rope, playing soccer, and swimming.

From the government's perspective this sort of makes sense. If one actually believes that a stamp can promote good behavior, such as staying physically active, then it only follows that a stamp could also encourage risky behavior, like juggling without a helmet. Either way, it doesn't say much about how those in government view the rest of us. The way I see it, the only thing more insulting than being governed by idiots is to be treated as idiots.


Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Pumpkin Spice: Official Movie Trailer

Yes, it's that time of year again. Time for pumpkin-flavored everything.

USA Today reports:
The flavor of pumpkin is suddenly showing up in everything from M&M's to vodka to Pop-Tarts. While the orange gourd is seasonal, it is increasingly becoming a year-round obsession, with sales topping $290 million last year, reports Nielsen. The sheer number of pumpkin offerings domestically jumped nearly 19% last year.

"Pumpkin is everywhere these days," says Andrea Riberi, senior vice president at Nielsen. "And, seemingly earlier than last year."
Here are a few pumpkin-laced treats to look for this year:
  • M&M's. For those wanting to toss an October twists into the bags of trick-or-treaters, Target is the exclusive seller of Pumpkin Spice M&Ms.

  • Pop-Tarts. Kellogg's has brought back Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts. They come frosted and sprinkled with pumpkin pie-flavored filling.

  • Pringles. No joke, folks. Here come Pumpkin Pie Spice Pringles, for chip snackers with a sweet tooth.

  • Ice cream. Baskin-Robbins is bringing back Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream this month. And Pumpkin Pie is the Blizzard flavor of the month at Dairy Queen.

  • Doughnuts. Dunkin' Donuts Pumpkin Pie Donut is made with pumpkin pie-flavored buttercream, and the icing is sprinkled with graham cracker topping. "Perhaps, more than any other flavor, pumpkin evokes the feelings of nostalgia and comfort," says Stan Frankenthaler, executive chef at Dunkin'.
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