May 4th, 1886 was a day of tragedy in Chicago when a peaceful labor rally arguing for an eight hour work day was ruined by violence. It was not the first rally; several had occurred in other cities on May … Continue reading The Night Thread of the Haymarket Affair
Three years ago today, on May 4th, 2015, visual media took another step forward in its evolution, with the beginning of one of the great comedy series of the 2010s. Two young brothers had been working for several years at … Continue reading Series Spotlight, Monster Factory
Jeopardy! recap for Fri., May 4 – Please welcome today’s contestants: – Julie, a film data coordinator from Los Angeles, CA, who participates in an Oscars fantasy draft; – Jessica, a biologist from Cleveland Heights, OH, who studies insect brains, … Continue reading Jeopardy! recap for Fri., May 4
Try not to make any huge mistakes. Brothers Jim, Chad, Matt, Ben and Tyler Murrell are all still involved in the day to day running of what Virginia-based restaurant chain founded by their parents in 1986? 4 Non Blondes’ 1992 … Continue reading Shoeless Trivia: Cinco de Cuatro
The internet tells me today is Bird Day! No, not that kind of bird, this kind of bird! Okay okay, I’ll quit my squawking. Let’s get to it shall we? Dive right in and share the most notable comments from … Continue reading Comment of the Week Bird Edition
You’re on a scenic route through a state recreational area known as the human mind. You ask a passer-by for directions, only to find he has no face or something. Suddenly up ahead, a door in the road. You swerve, … Continue reading Werewolf 59 – The Werewolves Are Due On Maple Street – Day 7
PARK CHAN-WOOK! Y’ALL LIKE PARK CHAN-WOOK, RIGHT? Anyways, given the whole Joint Koreas Summit at the Joint Security Area, here is a movie set at the Joint Security Area called JSA: Joint Security Area, directed by PARK CHAN-WOOK! Available on Google … Continue reading WTF ASIA 3: Joint Security Area (2000)
Finding historical background on Western Family was harder than I thought it would be. For a magazine that boasts a circulation of over a million on the cover, there’s not much information out there on it. It’s certainly a very conservative … Continue reading Let’s Read Western Family, May 1957!
You know the drill. (No, not the Twitter guy, two Ls) 1- Post a SFW GIF 2- Identify the source 3-??? 4- Profit Continue reading Identify This Gif
Hey folks! Since last week’s mashup between the Frinkiac/Morbotron Challenge and “Name That Band (By these lyrics)” went over so well, let’s do it again! The game is simple! Post a few lines of lyrics and let others try to … Continue reading Name That Band! (By this Frinkiac)
Back in the day, “Big Jack” MacMurdo was really something. For the better part of 30 years, Big Jack (he insists everyone call him that) was at the top off his field: highest sales quota in the company 4 fiscal … Continue reading Job Rants Thread – 5/4/2018
It’s a day that ends in “y,” so let’s give it up for that new hot Avocado sensation, Let’s Talk! Today’s topic is about money. Specifically, how we as “adults” try to balance our budgets so that we can spend … Continue reading Let’s Talk: Financial Adulting
Pretty simple premise… tell us a joke. It’s not like any of us are working this Fryday afternoon anyway. (I probably don’t have to say this, but do not tell us a “joke” that is sexist, racist, homo/transphobic, etc… and … Continue reading Tell Us a Joke
Hello everybody, and good MORNING to the Weekly Shuffle Thread and all those inhabit it! Today our theme is songs with everybody’s favorite/least favorite part of the day in them: songs with Morning in the title! Get out of bed … Continue reading Good Morning to the Weekly Shuffle Thread!
It’s time for another round of Muppet Casting, where we take a famous movie and ask, if Jim Henson’s Muppets made their own version of it (in the vein of The Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island), which Muppets … Continue reading Muppet Casting: Kill Bill
It’s hard to argue that the Prequels have left the most positive of indelible memories upon the franchise. What with the midichlorians, irritating sand, and…Binks. But hey, it is officially Star Wars Day, so let’s have a little fun with that. … Continue reading May the Fourth: Reimagining the Prequels
As pervasive as the air we breathe, Star Wars has occupied the Pop-culture consciousness for decades. In that time span generations have watched and lived Star Wars, from the first day it premiered a long time ago, the prequels decades … Continue reading May the Fourth: What did Star Wars mean to you growing up?
Yeah, you know what day it is. It’s May the Fourth! Which is, of course, now possibly one of the nerdiest days ever, second to Pi Day. So do whatever you crazy kids want to do to celebrate Star Wars, … Continue reading May the Fourth Be With You Day Thread
Welcome back to Franchise Festival, where we explore and discuss noteworthy franchises from the last several decades of gaming history. Older entries can be found here. This week we’ll be sinking our teeth into Dino Crisis. Background Survival horror was hitting … Continue reading Franchise Festival #10: Dino Crisis
Hello! It’s Friday! It comes but 52 or so times a year – here’s some new music to be excited about. Eleanor Friedberger is one of my favorite people, her old band the Fiery Furnaces are an all time delight for … Continue reading Friday New Music 5/4
Star Wars. Without a doubt, the most ubiquitous pop culture juggernaut of the past four decades, Star Wars has given the public endless material to chew on and spit out. For years, there was the original three films, a few … Continue reading May the Fourth Be With You