It’s the web of information that gives our lives meaning and also the void that saps us of our humanity until it’s 3 am and we’re clicking like automatons and drooling like zombies while we struggle to keep our eyes open for just one more YouTube video. Why are we watching these anyway?!!
October means Halloween is coming—you know, the very witching hour of night when churchyards yawn and graves give up their dead and so on. But if you're still picking out your costume—and you're looking for something a little scarier than Sexy Donald Trump—you might need a refresher course, because it's surprising how much we don't know about some of our most iconic monsters. Luckily, Jeopardy! monster Ken Jennings has unchained his debunking abilities and is ready with the spooky scoop.
The Debunker: Was Sunlight Fatal for Bram Stoker's Dracula?
If there's one thing that vampires take seriously, it's their sleep schedule. If they're not back in their casket full of Transylvanian soil by daybreak, they know they'll soon be hissing and sizzling like a strip of bacon. Sunlight is fatal to Dracula, everyone knows that. The photophobia of vampires a powerful trope in our culture, affecting everything from the cinematography of our horror movies to the complexions of our Goth kids at the mall.
Happy Music Monday! Today Scott's focusing on yesterday. KBOOM THERE GOES YOUR MIND no, seriously, the theme of this week's Music Monday is songs about yesterday. Make sense? Excellent! Let's go.
Nostalgia isn't something that only '90s kids will understand. The Boomers pretty much INVENTED pointless nostalgia. This song about what it was like to listen to old songs is lovely, and sweet, and a Carpenters classic. Shoobee doo bang bang.
Tomorrow you'll look back on this post ever so fondly. But only if you meet us after the jump. See you inside!
Who on the internet doesn't like cats? Put your hand down, Carl. HOW TO PET A CAT.