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Too-Weird-for-the-Movie Avengers, Assemble!

Avengers: Infinity War is filling up movie theaters around the country, irresistible to audiences for how it assembles literally dozens of well-known superheroes from Marvel’s “Avengers” team, including Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, Dr. Strange…but definitely not these characters from old Avengers comic books. Big Bertha Ashley Crawford is another member of the Great Lakes […]

Big Star, Bigger Flop

Movie stars are movie stars because millions of people want to go see their movies…well, almost all of their movies. Here are some stars and their movie that flopped the hardest. Sandra Bullock In 1994, Sandra Bullock became a star thanks to her role in the action classic Speed. The sequel, Speed 2: Cruise Control, […]

Happy Birthday, The Simpsons!

This week in 1987, The Simpsons debuted in the form of a series of shorts on the young Fox network’s The Tracey Ullman Show. Following a 1989 Christmas special, The Simpsons is still running. Here are some facts about the series on this, its 31st birthday. Disrespect for authority figures A big part of Bart […]

Famous Siblings

We’ve got Mother’s Day in May, Father’s Day in June, Grandparents Day in September, and we’ve got this holiday to celebrate brothers and sisters…Siblings DAY! Here are some famous people you might not have known share the same parents. Imagine the pride if one of your children won an Oscar. Then imagine if two of […]

The Bushes Vs. The Simpsons

The early ‘90s gave rise to one of the strangest family feuds of all time: The Bush family—as in President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush—and the Simpsons…as in the fictional one from TV’s The Simpsons. This dispute had some near-Hatfields and McCoys levels of tension. “The dumbest thing I had ever seen.” […]