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.
What's so great about coffee that it deserves a special day? WHY HOW NICE OF YOU TO ASK let's take a look at what coffee has brought to the world.
This Coffey gave us a fantastic dance-friendly funk song that went on to be sampled by all sorts of hip hop artists. Click through to listen. THANKS COFFEY
Happy Music Monday! September is a magical month that bridges two seasons. It starts with the end of summer and it ends with the start of fall. So we're gonna celebrate the impending autumn with a whole bunch of fall related songs. How fall related, you ask? Hey! Scott's about to answer!
What's more fall than the color orange? Mark E. Smith might not have meant his song to be so appropriate, but I'm super glad that it all worked out this way. Get into that Fall groove!
More to come, after the jump. Hurry! Even now the leaves begin to turn!
Welp, we’ve been fixing bugs and sharpening our, uh, fonts, and we’re very pleased to say we’ve updated our iOS app at last!