Thursday, October 30, 2014

Video of the Day: Mr. Bean is Spiderplantman!

If you are a fan of Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) and superhero movies, you'll love this. Spiderplantman vs. Batman!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ABC’s ‘Fright Fight’ is Actually Very Interesting

Michael Moloney and Sabrina Soto serve as judges for ABC's Halloween Great
Fright Fight airing tonight on ABC.  (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
Last winter’s limited series The Great Christmas Light Fight was such a hit, ABC has not only decided to bring the show back this year as well, but to also offer a Halloween special as well. The Great Halloween Fright Fight, a one hour special airing tonight at 8:00 p.m., will feature six different families that take the holiday way too seriously.

Like Linus in the pumpkin patch, each family waits to see if their display will be the most sincere. Michael Moloney and Sabrina Soto, from Extreme Makeover Home Edition fame are the Judges looking for the best display that encompasses three things: great overall design, creativity and “awesome Halloween spirit” whatever that is. The winning family wins a $50,000 prize – which can go to purchase a lot more props – and the coveted Greatest Halloween Haunter Award.

Whether you are a fan or not of Halloween, the special is actually very interesting as it explores each of the six displays and gives information on how they did each technique and special effect. Many are surprisingly low-tech. The special also gives a little insight on the people who pour the heart and ahem, soul, into their work. Just like the crazy Christmas decorators, these guys are dedicated. One family even forgoes their vacation in favor of creating these sets. What might surprise you is how plain their own houses are compared to their displays.

Video of the Day: Into the Woods

Disney is offering a special featurette about their new movie coming soon: Into the Woods. Looks good!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Infant Receives Baboon Heart

Baby Fae received a baboon heart transplant on October 26, 1984
October 26, 1984

On this day in 1984, an infant known as “Baby Fae” was the first to receive the first baboon-to-human heart transplant. The infant was born with hypoplastic left-heart syndrome, a fatal situation where the left side of the heart is actually missing. Before Fae, three other humans had received animal-heart transplants but none of them lived longer than three days. Unfortunately, Fae only lived for 20 days before dying on November 15th.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Susan Smith Reports a False Carjacking to Cover Her Murder

Susan Smith had reported that her children were taken by a carjacking on October 25, 1994.
October 25, 1994
Susan Smith reported that her two children were taken from her when her car was carjacked on this day in 1994 in South Carolina. Authorities searched, but could not find the children or even the car. Nine days later, Smith recanted her story stating that there was no carjacking and that it was she who drove her car into the John D. Long Lake in hopes of drowning her children. The story gets worse. Smith was having an affair with a man who didn’t want children and she felt that by eliminating them was the way to keep her relationship.