Kmart would like you to know that this is NOT A CHRISTMAS COMMERCIAL. It’s way too early for that. But say, for example, your entire family is having their birthday on the same day in late December…
Enter to Win 9 Great Animation DVDs!
Enter to win 8 great animation DVDS! That's 1,828 minutes of cartoon mayhem or over 30 hours of entertainment! The entire set includes: 1. "The Nut Job" 2. "Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 2 3. "The Essential Daffy Duck" 4. "Pepe Le Pew: Zee Best of Zee Best" 5. "Scooby-Doo Laugh-A-Lympics" 6. "Scooby-Doo: Run for Your Rife" 7. "Big Top Scooby-Doo" 8. "Tom and Jerry: Tricks & Treats" 9. "Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection" a Rafflecopter giveaway
Monday, September 15, 2014
Enter now! enter often!
Writer of Pop is giving away a set of 9 animation DVDs featuring your (ahem) kids' favorite characters. Entering is easy and you can enter up to 5 entries each day from now until October 17th.
That's 1,828 minutes of cartoon mayhem or over 30 hours of entertainment! The entire set includes:
1. "The Nut Job"
2. "Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 2 3. "The Essential Daffy Duck"
4. "Pepe Le Pew: Zee Best of Zee Best"
5. "Scooby-Doo Laugh-A-Lympics"
6. "Scooby-Doo: Run for Your Rife"
7. "Big Top Scooby-Doo"
8. "Tom and Jerry: Tricks & Treats"
9. "Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection"
Marilyn Monroe’s Famous Skirt Stunt is Filmed
Sadly, when people think of Marilyn Monroe, the image that usually comes to mind is the scene from The Seven Year Itch where the actress stands over the subway vent and her skirt is blown up due to a blast from underneath. The scene, which only appears briefly in the movie, infuriated her husband Joe DiMaggio, who thought that it was an exhibitionist stunt and divorced her soon after. It was shot on this day at 1 a.m. on Manhattan’s Lexington Avenue. Monroe only had a couple of lines, but managed to flub them numerous times in front of some 5,000 onlookers who made their presence known with hoots and hollers. The scene was re-shot on the studio lot which still took about 40 takes. Ironically, the iconic image was only partially shown in the actual movie, focusing on her Monroe’s legs.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Taylor Swift has received a lot of buzz for her new anti-bullying message song, "Shake it Off," but this dad & daughter video does it one better. This guys just might be the best dad ever.
The First Helicopter is Flown
It was on this day in 1939 that the VS-300, the world’s first helicopter took to the skies in Stratford, Connecticut. It was designed and piloted by Igor Sikorsky. The first flight lasted just a few seconds, but it was a start. The first free flight took place half a year later. With little more than just an outline of a flying machine and three-blade rotor with a length of 28 feet, it was a sight to see.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
‘Scooby-Doo Where are You?” Premieres
Scooby-Doo is just as popular today as he was when his first premiered Saturday morning on this day in 1969. Originally, Hanna-Barbera put together a whole different show. CBS was looking for companion piece to match the look and feel of its’ Archie Show. The Mysteries Five featured five teens and their dog, Too Much, who played rock music when they weren’t solving mysteries. The show went through many changes including taking away one cast member, re-naming all of the characters and taking out the rock band element. (Hanna-Barbera basically used that formula the following year with Josie and the Pussycats). The characters were strongly based on the TV show, Dobie Gillis. Too Much got a name change too. After hearing Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night,” (where he sings "doo-be-doo-be-doo") they decided that “Scooby-Doo” was a better name for the dog.