Bad Movie Logo
"A website to the detriment of good film"
Custom Search
HOMEB-MOVIE REVIEWSREADER REVIEWSFORUMINTERVIEWSUPDATESABOUT
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
October 21, 2014, 10:43:18 AM
536041 Posts in 40546 Topics by 5095 Members
Latest Member: Shaaanee
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Other Topics  |  Off Topic Discussion  |  Fact Of The Day « previous next »
Pages: 1 ... 32 33 [34] 35 36 ... 63
Author Topic: Fact Of The Day  (Read 50133 times)
ER
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 288
Posts: 1716



« Reply #495 on: May 01, 2013, 08:23:07 PM »

This is May Day, the traditional beginning of summer across much of Europe.
Logged

Seeking Tir a 'nOg since 1978.
BoyScoutKevin
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 150
Posts: 2985


« Reply #496 on: May 02, 2013, 04:23:42 PM »

The 8 American companies that--this according to Michael Grunwald's book "The New New Deal"--that will lead us into a new and--hopefully--better future are . . .

apple -- cisco -- disney -- ebay -- facebook -- google -- intel -- twitter.

As for the other . . . ?

For anybody who has children, I'm not telling you what you don't already know, but . . .

1.) If I listen to their music, it helps me to understand how they think. Though, what does that say about our generation and our music, except, we had better music.

2.) I know better, but it is a reminder that children are not homogenuous, but are as heterogenuous as any other group out there.

3. Boys vs. girls

a.) I'd like to know the percentage of boys to girls that listen to the station. I bet it is more girls than boys, but with the number of boys who call in and/or win the on-air contests, I think the number of boys may be increasing.

b.) What do boys listen to, with the boy bands and boy singers, most of the music is seemingly geared toward girls, but while they are too cool to admit it, if you hold their little feet to the fire, they'll admit they'll listen to the same music as girls. And with the girl singers and now girl bands out there, boys can develop the same type of crush, that girls develop.

c.) No wonder women are beating our male butts. When girls call in, they'll be with some of their friends. Developing support groups at an early age. But, most boys, when they call in, will be by themselves.

d.) It is a reminder of something I hate. Until they reach puberty, alot of boys sound smiliar to girls, and with the increasing number of unisex names, I can't tell whether I'm listening to a boy or a girl. I hate that.

Next time: "It is all fun and board games till someone dies."
Logged
ER
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 288
Posts: 1716



« Reply #497 on: May 03, 2013, 10:56:02 AM »

But for a typo on a Mississippi birth certificate, Oprah would, as intended, have borne the Biblical name Orpah.
Logged

Seeking Tir a 'nOg since 1978.
El Misfit
The bullsh*t meter is up high ಠ__ಠ
B-Movie Kraken
*****

Karma: 737
Posts: 10608


Listen here you little s**t.


« Reply #498 on: May 04, 2013, 06:26:05 PM »

Since 1995, May is celebrated as the National Masturbation Month.

A comparative study on men who watch porn and men who don't watch porn could not be completed because the researchers couldn't find any men who had never watched porn. Wink
Logged

yeah no.
ER
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 288
Posts: 1716



« Reply #499 on: May 04, 2013, 10:48:59 PM »

Fact: Some geographers rank India as a continent, not a subcontinent.

Fact: Some geographers rate Australia as an island instead of a continent.

Fact: Some geographers consider the land between the Arabian and Anatolian peninsulas to be Africa, not Asia.

Conjecture: At the end of the night geographers usually go home alone.
Logged

Seeking Tir a 'nOg since 1978.
LilCerberus
A Very Bad Person, and
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 208
Posts: 2865


fake wine, fake accent


WWW
« Reply #500 on: May 04, 2013, 11:09:40 PM »

Fact: Some geographers rank India as a continent, not a subcontinent.

Fact: Some geographers rate Australia as an island instead of a continent.

Fact: Some geographers consider the land between the Arabian and Anatolian peninsulas to be Africa, not Asia.

Conjecture: At the end of the night geographers usually go home alone.

Gee... And I was confused enough by the whole Eur-Asia thing...
Logged

"Science Fiction & Nostalgia have become the same thing!" - T Bone Burnett
Normal is what people are until you get to know them.
http://www.wrir.org      http://www.youtube.com/LilCerberus      http://www.facebook.com/LilCerberus      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Absolutely-Als-Bag/235489689811513      http://lilcerberus-ob.blogspot.com/   https://plus.google.com/109856182158905164403
El Misfit
The bullsh*t meter is up high ಠ__ಠ
B-Movie Kraken
*****

Karma: 737
Posts: 10608


Listen here you little s**t.


« Reply #501 on: May 06, 2013, 07:33:59 AM »

FACT: Dubai has four new cop cars: An Aston Martin One-77, Bentley Continental GT, Ferrari FF, Lamborghini Aventador, and a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, all very fast cars, ONLY FOR F**KING SHOW!!!!!!!!!! ಠ_ಠ
Here's the proof:
Lambo-https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/485452_521524521216141_1603398927_n.jpg
Aston Martin-https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/298227_521884507846809_1122630445_n.jpg
Mercedes-https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/944725_521980737837186_1245355162_n.png
Ferrari-http://www.drivearabia.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Ferrari-FF-Dubai-Police-3-450x337.jpg
Bentley-http://images.thecarconnection.com/lrg/bentley-continental-gt-police-car--image-dubai-police_100426320_l.jpg
« Last Edit: May 06, 2013, 07:56:06 AM by El Misfit » Logged

yeah no.
ER
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 288
Posts: 1716



« Reply #502 on: May 06, 2013, 10:18:16 AM »

Pedra Furada, Brazil has a site that shows human occupation of the Americas dates to perhaps as early as 48,000 years before present. That fact leads to the question: if occupation so far south was in effect that early, what does that say about the possible dates of human presence in the far north?
Logged

Seeking Tir a 'nOg since 1978.
LilCerberus
A Very Bad Person, and
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 208
Posts: 2865


fake wine, fake accent


WWW
« Reply #503 on: May 06, 2013, 04:23:25 PM »

The Richmond PD did something similar recently as a ploy to get out giving their officers raises.
 Lookingup
Logged

"Science Fiction & Nostalgia have become the same thing!" - T Bone Burnett
Normal is what people are until you get to know them.
http://www.wrir.org      http://www.youtube.com/LilCerberus      http://www.facebook.com/LilCerberus      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Absolutely-Als-Bag/235489689811513      http://lilcerberus-ob.blogspot.com/   https://plus.google.com/109856182158905164403
BoyScoutKevin
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 150
Posts: 2985


« Reply #504 on: May 08, 2013, 02:45:27 PM »

Fact:

the axe -- the bomb -- the poison -- the poker -- the shillelagh -- the syringe

were just some of the weapons used in the original version of Clue, or, as it is called in the U.K., Cluedo. Where the game actually got its start.

They make the weapons used in the newest version of Clue look almost mundane.

My favorite is the poker. For when you get hit by a poker, you know you've been hit. Just two problems: it is unwieldy, because it is unbalanced, and it is heavy as heck. So, choke up on it with a 2-handed grip and swing it like you would with a baseball bat.

There is also a version of Clue that features the Disney characters and takes place in the Haunted Mansion. The game is much the same, except no one is killed, but--instead--one of the characters is scared by one of the six ghosts inhabiting one of the nine rooms in the mansion.

There are also Disney variants of the following . . .

Candyland -- Chutes and Ladders -- Connect 4 -- The Game of Life -- Operation -- Pictionary -- Rubik's Cube -- Sorry -- Trivial Pursuit -- and Monopoly.

The last comes in Pixar, theme parks, and villains edition.

But, of course, the granddaddy of all variant boardgames is Monopoly, which comes in multiple versions of . . .

Animals -- Automobiles -- Cities -- Companies -- Films -- Sports -- States -- TV Shows -- Universities -- and Foreign Cities and Countries.

Next time: Christmas comes early this year. The 12 Days of Christmas.
Logged
ER
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 288
Posts: 1716



« Reply #505 on: May 08, 2013, 04:12:02 PM »

Only nine percent of the world's people own an automobile.
Logged

Seeking Tir a 'nOg since 1978.
LilCerberus
A Very Bad Person, and
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 208
Posts: 2865


fake wine, fake accent


WWW
« Reply #506 on: May 13, 2013, 11:38:58 AM »

The original GI Joe was a World War 1 carrier pigeon.
Logged

"Science Fiction & Nostalgia have become the same thing!" - T Bone Burnett
Normal is what people are until you get to know them.
http://www.wrir.org      http://www.youtube.com/LilCerberus      http://www.facebook.com/LilCerberus      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Absolutely-Als-Bag/235489689811513      http://lilcerberus-ob.blogspot.com/   https://plus.google.com/109856182158905164403
ER
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 288
Posts: 1716



« Reply #507 on: May 13, 2013, 07:51:41 PM »

Medieval western Europeans were roughly the same height as modern Europeans, circa 5'9" for men, 5'5" for women, with 6' men about as common in France and Britain a thousand years ago as nowadays. It was during the Industrial Age, when people crowded into cities and poor nutrition followed, that average height declined.

Medieval skeletons also show teeth far less impacted by decay than is typical of those peoples' 21st century descendants. A low-sugar diet is believed to be the cause.

Also bathing was really not uncommon throughout much of the Middle Ages, with there being more bathhouses in Chaucer's London than in Victoria's. Clean clothes were viewed as so necessary to life that one of the most common professions for women was laundress, with nearly everyone who could afford it making weekly use of laundress' services. One means for recruiting soldiers to your army was to hire the most skilled laundresses, and then advertising that fact among viable mercenaries. (And, no, these did not seem to be prostitutes since they were often widows quite on in years, and prostitution was otherwise openly practiced...) There was more soap per capita produced in Richard the Lionheart's England than in the time of Jane Austen.

A good mythbusting book on all this is If Walls Could Talk, by Lucy Worsley.
Logged

Seeking Tir a 'nOg since 1978.
BoyScoutKevin
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 150
Posts: 2985


« Reply #508 on: May 14, 2013, 12:57:31 PM »

Christmas comes early this year.

On the 1st day of Christmas . . .
The Weird and the Wonderful

ella fitzgerald's
santa claus got stuck in my chimney

dora bryan's
all i want for christmas is a beatle

spinal tap's
christmas with the devil

bob and doug mckenzie's
the twelve days of christmas

stan freberg's
green chri$tma$

the chipmunks'
chipmunk song

spike jones and his city slickers'
all i want for christmas is my two front teeth

fountain of wayne's
i want an alien for christmas

stan freberg's
nuttin' for christmas

tom lehrer's
christmas carol

These are, and most of the upcoming ones, will be from Joey Green's "Weird and Wonderful Christmas."

Next time: the 2nd day of Christmas
Logged
Umaril Has Returned
Guest
« Reply #509 on: May 14, 2013, 10:25:20 PM »

Ich bin mit Deutsch Wurzeln amerikanischer  ( I am German with American roots) and my grandmother used to tell me this little interesting fact about Anglo-Saxons:

The Sachsen is the knife that was carried by the Northwestern German tribes, including the Nederlanders and the Danish. This is where the name "Saxon" came from.

Now, when they settled along the banks of the Thames river, they stayed because the fishing was great, There, they were known as the Angel-Sachsen, "Angeln" being the German word for fishing. They also brought a great deal of English to Roman Brittania at the time that the Celtic language Brythonic was spoken, as well as Latin.

Looking on the relative similarity of some of the German and English words, it's got some credibility to it. Angel-Sachsen=Anglo-Saxon.
Logged
Pages: 1 ... 32 33 [34] 35 36 ... 63
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Other Topics  |  Off Topic Discussion  |  Fact Of The Day « previous next »
    Jump to:  


    RSS Feed Subscribe Subscribe by RSS
    Email Subscribe Subscribe by Email


    Popular Articles
    How To Find A Bad Movie

    The Champions of Justice

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Manos, The Hands of Fate

    Podcast: Todd the Convenience Store Clerk

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Dragonball: The Magic Begins

    Cool As Ice

    The Educational Archives: Driver's Ed

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

    Do you have a zombie plan?

    FROM THE BADMOVIES.ORG ARCHIVES
    ImageThe Giant Claw - Slime drop

    Earth is visited by a GIANT ANTIMATTER SPACE BUZZARD! Gawk at the amazingly bad bird puppet, or chuckle over the silly dialog. This is one of the greatest b-movies ever made.

    Lesson Learned:
    • Osmosis: os·mo·sis (oz-mo'sis, os-) n., 1. When a bird eats something.

    Subscribe to Badmovies.org and get updates by email:

    HOME B-Movie Reviews Reader Reviews Forum Interviews TV Shows Advertising Information Sideshows Links Contact

    Badmovies.org is owned and operated by Andrew Borntreger. All original content is © 1998 - 2014 by its respective author(s). Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law, and are property of the film copyright holders. You may freely link to any page (.html or .php) on this website, but reproduction in any other form must be authorized by the copyright holder.