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The Movie That Killed Elvis Presley

The Movie That Killed Elvis Presley

Eddie Deezen September 23, 2013 5

It was March of 1960.  The teenagers of the world were rejoicing.  Why?  Because Elvis was getting out of the army. Yes, Elvis “The Pelvis” Presley, Rock ‘n’ Roll’s greatest rebel iconoclast, was finally

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The Surprisingly Long History of Nintendo

The Surprisingly Long History of Nintendo

Tegan Jones September 20, 2013 6

Believe it or not, the history of Nintendo goes all the way back to 1889. And before you ask- no, they were not selling Mario figures carved from wood. Originally named “Nintendo Koppai”, the

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How One of the Most Beautiful Women in 1940s’ Hollywood Helped Make Certain Wireless Technologies Possible

How One of the Most Beautiful Women in 1940s’ Hollywood Helped Make Certain Wireless Technologies Possible

Jeremy Megraw September 18, 2013 7

Did an exotic actress from Vienna, considered one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood in the 1940s, really invent wireless? Not exactly, but the non-sensationalized facts of the matter are no less fascinating,

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The Origin of “Where’s Waldo”

The Origin of “Where’s Waldo”

Emily Upton August 30, 2013 2

Today I found out about the history of Where’s Wally (known in the US and Canada as Where’s Waldo). The iconic, elusive man in the red-and-white striped shirt was first hidden away in 1987

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What Star of a TV Series was Written Out of the Show’s Final Episode?

What Star of a TV Series was Written Out of the Show’s Final Episode?

Eddie Deezen August 23, 2013 5

“The Brady Bunch” was a hugely successful sitcom which ran for 5 seasons (117 episodes) from 1969 to 1974.  One of the show’s stars was Robert Reed, a Shakespearean trained stage actor.  Previous to

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When Pinball was Illegal

When Pinball was Illegal

Matt Blitz August 14, 2013 7

“Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve played the silver ball. From Soho down to Brighton, I must have played them all. But I ain’t seen nothing like him, In any amusement hall…

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Did Groucho Marx Really Say It- The Cigar Quip

Did Groucho Marx Really Say It- The Cigar Quip

Eddie Deezen August 7, 2013 5

It is, without question, one of the most oft-quoted anecdotes in the history of comedy. It goes, pretty much, like this: A woman with 10 (or 12 or 14 or 16 or whatever) children

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Christopher Lee: Acclaimed Actor and Metal Head

Christopher Lee: Acclaimed Actor and Metal Head

Staci Lehman August 6, 2013 0

While many seniors celebrate their birthdays playing Bingo, followed by a late dinner at the Denny’s at 3pm, actor Christopher Lee had other plans this year- he was busy rocking out. Lee partnered with

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The First African American to Co-Star in a Dramatic TV Series

The First African American to Co-Star in a Dramatic TV Series

Eddie Deezen June 9, 2013 1

Like so many later-comedians, Bill Cosby described himself in school as “the class clown”.  Born in 1937, William Henry Cosby worked at several different jobs growing up, including selling produce, stocking shelves in a

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10 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Walt Disney

10 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Walt Disney

Matt Blitz May 20, 2013 4

Walt Disney epitomized the American dream like few others. Sure, he wasn’t perfect. He was a ruthless businessman, long rumored to be anti-semitic and otherwise racist, and was a ringleader for Hollywood’s anti-communist witch

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The Tragic Family Life of Kelsey Grammer

The Tragic Family Life of Kelsey Grammer

Terynn Boulton May 17, 2013 18

Most people are lucky enough to never experience having a loved one taken from them as a result of violence. Kelsey Grammer is not one of those people- his father was shot and killed

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10 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Eddie Deezen

10 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Eddie Deezen

Eddie Deezen April 24, 2013 9

O.K., I know you might be asking yourself, “Who the devil is Eddie Deezen?”  And if you do happen to know who I am, the question might be, “Who cares?” ;-)  Look, I know

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WWII Files: Audrey Hepburn and the Dutch Resistance

WWII Files: Audrey Hepburn and the Dutch Resistance

Melissa April 23, 2013 2

Like a number of other celebrities, Audrey Hepburn helped fight against the Axis Powers during World War II, joining the ranks of Jimmy Stewart, Ian Fleming, Roald Dahl, James Doohan, Moe Berg, Noel Coward,

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Why the Beatles Split Up

Why the Beatles Split Up

Eddie Deezen April 18, 2013 9

Jim Al asks: Why did the Beatles break up? Well Jim, most failed marriages didn’t end because “I found Bill wearing my dress,” or “Sam lost the kids’ college fund in a poker game,”

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Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis- After They Split Up

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis- After They Split Up

Eddie Deezen April 16, 2013 5

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis formed the most electric comedy team in the history of show business.  Joining together in the summer of 1946, their act caught on like wildfire.  A combination of Dean

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The Origin of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Origin of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Matt Blitz April 10, 2013 10

For anyone of a certain age, Saturday mornings in the 90s were holy. It was a time to sit in front of the TV in your Pee Wee Herman PJs, eating your Cap’N Crunch,

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The Night Elvis was Shown from the Waist Up

The Night Elvis was Shown from the Waist Up

Eddie Deezen April 9, 2013 0

It all happened over half a century ago on January 6, 1957.  One of the more famous, and by today’s viewpoint bizarre, acts of “censorship” in television history.  Elvis Presley was deliberately filmed from

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The Origin of the Looney Tune’s “ACME” Corporation Name

The Origin of the Looney Tune’s “ACME” Corporation Name

Nicola Quinn March 25, 2013 3

For those of you who didn’t spend your childhood with your eyes glued to the TV screen watching Saturday morning cartoons, “ACME” is the name of the fictional company that appeared in almost every

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