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Shyamalan's 'Glass' is Engaging Almost Until the End

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I don’t think anyone will deny that M. Night Shyamalan is a great storyteller. He initially proved that with the release of The Sixth Sense. The symbolism of the color red, the odd scenes that made very little sense until the end of the movie and of course, the amazing twist that nobody saw coming. That incredible twist has almost been the director’s undoing. Since 1999, not one of his other movie’s endings have had the same impact, but he continues to try.

In 2000, Mr. Shyamalan hoped that lightening would strike twice with Unbreakable which also starred Bruce Willis. Like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable was a mystery only this time, the story featured the lone survivor of a train crash who left the accident without a scratch on him and an incredibly fragile, wheelchair-bound, comic book enthusiast which appeared to be the polar opposite. The story was intriguing, but basically fell apart near the end when the twist was revealed. Now almost 19 years later, the same thing ha…

This Day in Pop Culture for July 7

Sliced bread became a thing on July 7, 1928.

The Next Best Thing Since...You Know

What was the best thing BEFORE sliced bread? On this day in 1928, Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri produced “the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped” – sliced bread. Kleen Maid Sliced Bread was an instant success thanks to Otto Frederick Rohwedder bread-slicing invention. (We would have had sliced bread sooner, but Rohwedder’s proto type was lost in a fire in 1912.) Battle Creek, Michigan likes to boast that they were the first to sell the sliced bread, but apparently, there is no proof to back up this claim.



The song, "The Stripper," became a #1 Hit, David Rose

An Unplanned David Rose Song Becomes a #1 Hit

Ironically, just about everyone and their grandma is familiar with a song that is related to stripteases. How is this so? David Rose was a composer and arranger for television from the 1950s to the 1980s. One show that he worked on, Burlesque, was short lived, but one piece of music from the show lives on in infamy. It turns out that Rose worked on a short dressing room scene with music playing softly in the background, as if it were being played on stage. He didn’t think too much about it, but on a whim, he used a few spare minutes of studio time to have the brass and other instruments record a one minute, 55-second version that he pressed on vinyl and gave out as novelty gifts. However, four years later, MGM Records pulled the recording from their archives and put it on the “B” side of Rose’s version of “Ebb Tide.” A L.A. disc jockey thought that the flip side song for so funny, that he played it over and over again during his show. Soon, the song, “The Stripper,” became a regional and then national #1 hit on this day in 1962.


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