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Stranger Things Spin-Offs: Pitching From The Upside Down

We have a couple of years to wait for the final season of Stranger Things, but in the meantime we can console ourselves with the fact that there’ll be a spin-off show. But what will that look like you ask? Forget what Finn Wolfhard supposedly guessed, here’s our very own amazing set of ideas, and if any of them get made, we want credit and … Continue reading Stranger Things Spin-Offs: Pitching From The Upside Down

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Celebrity Gene Splicing: How They Made Jon Secada

If you’ve ever asked the question “what happens when you splice together the genes of two clones?” (and I’m sure many of you have) we might finally have the answer! We’ve made enquiries and we’re only aware of one such occasion when this totally awesome experiment was carried out. If you take a gander at Hollywood clones Spike Lee and M. Night Shyamalan, when their … Continue reading Celebrity Gene Splicing: How They Made Jon Secada

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Behind The Lyrics: Not So Far Away By Glen Burtnik

If you’re a fan of the film Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (and if you’re not you should be), you’ve probably mouthed the song “Not So Far Away” by former Styx member Glen Burtnik. But is that what Glen’s really singing? We’re not so sure, it sounds more like “Your nuts are far away”. Maybe this song is about an old man whose testis have … Continue reading Behind The Lyrics: Not So Far Away By Glen Burtnik

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Phony Proverbs: A Watched Pot Never Boils

Who was it who said “a watched pot never boils”? I stared intently at a pot of water over a stove and lo and behold, it started boiling at the ten minute mark. The boiling time will, of course, depend on the material and thickness of the pot, and the level of heat has its part to play too. I’ll also state for the record, … Continue reading Phony Proverbs: A Watched Pot Never Boils

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What A Prat: Travelling To Christopher Pratt’s UK Home

I’m a big fan of 70’s music and talking raccoons so, as you can imagine, the Guardians Of The Galaxy films are amongst my favourite movies. I’m hyped about the third instalment. Wanting the inside scoop I found, to my surprise, that Chris Pratt had a pad in Leeds, West Yorkshire of all places. I eagerly packed some lunch and drove to the address. It’s … Continue reading What A Prat: Travelling To Christopher Pratt’s UK Home

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Celebrity Clone Lab: Heo Sung-tae And Diana Dors

A tell-tale sign that someone is a clone is a similar origin story. Take Squid Game actor Heo Sung-tae, who before acting entered a talent show contest and came fifth. This is very much like his progenitor Diana Dors, an actor who came third in a beauty contest. Add that to the fact that both Dors and Sung-tae are born three days apart in October … Continue reading Celebrity Clone Lab: Heo Sung-tae And Diana Dors

Tie-In Product Idea: Schwartz Spice And Denis Villeneuve’s Dune

The Schwartz company has been around since the 1800’s, making spices way before Frank Herbert was even born. With Herbert’s novel Dune being turned into a blockbuster film, this is surely the perfect time for these two commodities to be married together? Schwartz may not mine Dune’s fictional drug Melange (aka “Spice”) but they sell a few spices that give you greater vitality; cayenne pepper … Continue reading Tie-In Product Idea: Schwartz Spice And Denis Villeneuve’s Dune

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Celebrity Gene Splicing: How They Made Gerard Butler

What happens when you splice together the genes of a presenter and “singer” with an actor? The answer is you get a drunken law student who wanted to be famous! Gerard Butler has played Atilla The Hun, the Transylvanian Dracula, a Greek Spartan King, and the Egyptian god of the desert because he’s just that varied a performer, and of course, he has the super … Continue reading Celebrity Gene Splicing: How They Made Gerard Butler

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Ayo Mayo Clinic: Word On The Street Is You Got The World’s Greatest Mayonnaise

BBQ season is well and truly over but I’ll be honest with you folks, I wasn’t overwhelmed by the level of taste in the condiments on offer, in particular mayonnaise. I’ve decided that next year I’ll stun my friends by holding a BBQ with the ultimate mayo! My plan was to go to the best minds in this field and get them to prepare the … Continue reading Ayo Mayo Clinic: Word On The Street Is You Got The World’s Greatest Mayonnaise

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Remembering 9/11: What Happened And Why?

Do you remember 9/11? It’s called “911” because that’s the day that four Porsche 911’s struck four US car dealerships. But do you remember the United States’ response? They declared war on BMW and Audi! They told everyone that Audi was “harbouring mechanics” and that the CEO of BMW was making “engines of mass destruction”. Even though there was no connection between Porsche, Audi, and … Continue reading Remembering 9/11: What Happened And Why?

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Behind The Lyrics: Motley Crew By Post Malone

Stomach cramps and pre-menstrual tension apparently aren’t a problem for Post Malone, who in his song “Motley Crew” tells us he gets “the calmest periods”. Post lets the listener into his trick to getting a light menstruation, and apparently it’s down to wearing an old-fashioned sanitary belt and resting in an up-market Las Vegas hotel whilst covered in ice cubes. Posty sings “Count up the … Continue reading Behind The Lyrics: Motley Crew By Post Malone