Nuggets of Wisdom

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Nightly Frights: Midnight Mess

Word to the wise: if you go to a new town, and everyone there tells you not to stay out at night because seventeen other people have been found dead? Do. Not. Go. Out! And especially don’t go to the only restaurant open at night. You do not want to go in there. Not because the food is bad, mind you, but because—well, it’s better if you didn’t know. Too bad Harold here in this comic had to find out the hard way. You could even say it was a real pain in the neck for him!

Daily Pony: The Critic Reacts To Brotherhooves Social

I’m sure most of you had quite the reaction to Big Mac’s appearance in this week’s MLP episode. Perhaps you were busting a gut in laughter all through the episode. Perhaps you were cringing in horror to the point where your skin fell off. Or maybe a few of you became so enraged at the “transmisogyny” that you took to Tumblr to vent your anger over how this episode was “oppwesing the transwomanz!” (Just kidding! None of you would be that stupid, though plenty of SJWs have been.)

Regardless of how you reacted to Big Mac in drag, I’m pretty sure you exhibited at least one of these seven reactions as showcased by the Nostalgia Critic:

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Shameless Plug Saturday: SpazzMaster

Hey, did you ever want to see Creature from the Black Lagoon turned into a second-rate musical? No. No you haven’t. Nobody ever did. And yet Universal Studios Hollywood made it into one anyway—and unsurprisingly, it only lasted nine months.

Despite having such a short lifespan, this B-movie of a musical based on an actual B-movie managed to rub many park guests the wrong way. For SpazzMaster, it even managed to turn him over to the dark side and almost go Freddy Kruger. You can see him unleash his impotent fan boy rage in the following review/rant of the show (Part 1 and Part 2):

Nightly Frights: The REAL First Horror Movie

Consider this a retraction. Last year, I claimed that the very first horror film ever was Thomas Edison’s 1910 adaptation of "Frankenstein." I was wrong. That was not the very first horror movie. The first one was actually “The Haunted Castle”, and it was filmed 14 years earlier in 1896.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fan Art Fright Days: Disney Zombies

I’m sure most of you are familiar with Marvel Zombies. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a virus infects the entire Marvel universe, turning everyone, including the Marvel superheroes, into the living dead. Now that Disney owns Marvel, one has to wonder what would happen if the virus were to spread into the Magic Kingdom.

DeviantART user leagueof1 seems to have pondered just that, and has perfectly envisioned what it would look like if our childhood died and came back to life as the walking dead. You can view his entire gallery here, but here are few of my favorite of his pieces:

Nightly Frights: Gahan Wilson's Diner

If you ever find yourself driving down the highway alone late at night and starting to feel hungry, whatever you do, don’t stop by the lone diner on the side of the road. Just don’t do it! It’s not because the food they serve there is bad. It’s just what—or rather, who—the food is made out of, and if you’re not careful, you might find yourself as the daily special!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Nightly Frights: Night Vale’s The Sandstorm

As with previous Blame The Fright months, I’m starting off this month with something mildly creepy as to better prepare you all for the more hardcore horrors later on. This first entry is more “creepy” in the supernatural and unexplained sense. Remember, if you see something, say nothing, and drink to forget. Welcome To Night Vale!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Old Disney Cartoon Slams Standardized Tests

I watched Disney’s Fillmore back when I was entering high school. Even as someone outside of the show’s targeted age range, I managed to find the show rather entertaining. It was a Disney show that was cut short before its time, and if Mr. Enter’s recent admirable animation review is any indicator, it was also a show ahead of its time in terms of social commentary, especially with the American education system:

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Shameless Plug Saturday: Adorkable Rachel

Yes, I know today isn’t Saturday. It’s Tuesday. And you know what that means? A new episode of ABC's The Muppets! Have you seen their new series? Do you like it? Even if you don’t, you probably love the Muppet characters themselves. Who doesn’t love the Muppets? Everyone loves them. And if there’s one fan on the internet who absolutely loves them, it’s this week’s feature: Adorkable Rachel.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Old School Nick Returns With The Splat!

Do you miss Nickelodeon's old shows from the 90s? Rugrats? Hey Arnold? Rocko's Modern Life? All That? Kenan And Kel?

How is that even a question at this point? Of course you do! Any self-respecting 90s kid does--which is why Nick is bringing back those old shows with The Splat!, a new programming block to start airing next week.