Monday, May 29, 2017

5 Things You Didn't Know About Memorial Day - Video of the Day

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USA Today shares 5 things you may not know about Memorial Day.

This Day in Pop Culture for May 29

The Disney/Pixar movie "Up" was released on May 29, 2009.

'Up' is Set Into the Air

The Disney/Pixar animated film, Up, was released on this day in 2009. Directed by Pete Docter, Up tells the tale of 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen who dreams of traveling to South America via his house lifted up from a large bunch of balloons and stowaway Wilderness Explorer Russell. Rendered in digital 3-D, the film features up to 20,000 balloons that help the house take flight. Up was the first 3D animated film to open at the Cannes Film Festival and received five Academy Award nominations including Best Picture.



Sunday, May 28, 2017

Dude Perfect Takes on Real Life Trick Shots - Video of the Day

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Dude Perfect shows off real life trick shots. And gets paid for doing so.


This Day in Pop Culture for May 28

The Last Supper after 21 years of restoration

Leonardo da Vinci’s Masterpiece is Back on Display

Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece of “The Last Supper” was painted around 1495 in Milan, Italy. By the late 1970’s the painting had become badly deteriorated as so, in 1978 a major restoration of the painting had begun. The restoration took 21 years to complete and was finally returned on display on this day in 1999. While most of us would never know the difference, critics complained of the work’s dramatic changes in color, tone and shapes.



Saturday, May 27, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel Exposes Worst Fashion Choice Ever - Video of the Day

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Jimmy Kimmel exposes the evil that lurks within the "Romp-him" fashion line.

This Day in Pop Culture for May 27

"The Three Little Pigs" was released on May 27, 1933.

Walt Disney's 'The Three Little Pigs' is Released


Walt Disney’s classic Silly Symphony short, The Three Little Pigs, was released on this day in 1933. Created with a cost of $22,000, the film made $250,000. The short won the 1934 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. The song, “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf,” written by Frank Churchill was a huge hit and was often used as an anthem against the Great Depression and as a statement against Adolf Hitler. The names of the characters are Fiddler Pig, Fifer Pig, Practical Pig and Zeke Midas Wolf.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Dad Picks Up Son From School in the Most Epic Way - Video of the Day

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You may have already seen the stunt pulled by Jack Beadles's dad (who is a pastor by the way) on his last day of school but if not, enjoy. Also, below that is an interview with the family describing what this was all about. At least the guy is in shape!



This Day in Pop Culture - Video of the Day

John Wayne was born on May 26, 1907.

John Wayne is Born

On this day in 1907, Marion Michael Morrison, better known as the western actor John Wayne, was born. Wayne hadn’t always wanted to be an actor. He wanted to attend the U.S. Naval Academy, but he was rejected. However, he did accept a full scholarship to play football for the University of Southern California. During the summer of 1926, one of Wayne’s football coaches found him a job working as an assistant prop man for director John Ford.  Ford took a liking to him and started him out as an extra here and there and eventually gave Wayne a starring role in The Big Trail in 1930. The film did poorly and it wasn’t until 1939 that Wayne got another chance to star in a movie. This time it was Stagecoach, which did so well, that Wayne didn’t have any trouble getting new roles for some time. It is said that audiences got tired of Wayne by the late 1960’s (he did tend to play the same role over and over again) but surprised people when he played the “bad guy” in True Grit in 1969 and won an Oscar for his efforts. His last film was The Shootest which came out in 1976. He died three years later of cancer.