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The Meg is Closer to ‘Jaws’ Than ‘Sharknado’

MOVIE REVIEW When Steven Spielberg’s Jaws opened in theaters in 1975, it took the world by storm. Not only was the movie hugely popular as it was genuinely scary, it actually affected society in a strange way. Audiences began to have an irrational fear of sharks even when swimming at a lake. When Jaws 2 came to theaters three years later, everyone knew the catchphrase, “Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water…” Since then, it’s been hard for movie studios to be able to drum up the same excitement with their own Jaws knock-offs. Shark movies became a joke. Even Jaws 3 and Jaws: The Revenge were met with disdain (and with good reason). But sharks are still a popular subject, just not one that we take very seriously anymore.
This brings us to next big shark movie, The Meg which judging from the trailers alone, looks like another campy knock-off movie and while it indeed is campy, it isn’t as much as you would think. When comparing movies, The Meg is closer to Jaws tha…

This Day in Pop Culture for November 1

Harper's Bazzar was first published on November 1, 1867.

'Harper's Bazaar' is Published Today

Originally known as Harper’s Bazar, the magazine (now knowns as Harper’s Bazaar) was America’s first fashion magazine and debuted on this day in 1867. Then, it was a weekly newspaper showcasing fashion from Germany and Paris. It became a monthly publication in 1901. It is part of the Hearst Corporation.






Apple Jacks was trademarked on November 1, 1966.

Apple Jacks Cereal is Trademark Registered.

Who knew that a breakfast cereal could be so “high brow”? Originally called “Apple O’s”, Apple Jacks cereal was invented by William Thilly, a member of Delta Upsilon Technology Chapter and now a professor at MIT. On this day in 1966, the cereal was trademarked and was promoted with the “Apple Guy” mascot. He was essentially an apple with cereal shaped eyes. Later he was changed into an “Apple Car followed by the color crayon-inspired “Apple Jacks Kids” in 1971 singing how “A was for apple and J was for jacks.” That campaign ended in 1992. In 2004, the cereal received two mascots: a cranky Bad Apple and a Jamaican CinnaMon stick. In 2012, Apple Jacks was brought to Canada in a Limited Edition box.


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