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That time Furbies Were Accused of being Chinese Spy-Bots

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For anyone fortunate enough to not remember or have had to live through the cultural graveyard known as the 90’s, you may not be familiar with Furbies. A 7 inch tall cluster of fur and electronics that was, for some inexplicable reason, subject to about as many outlandish conspiracy theories than the fucking Moon landing.

That time Dodgeball made fun of its ending, with its ending

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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story is a film that eschews and lampshades a lot of the tropes commonly seen in comedy movies to the point its own ending is one colossal fuck you to not only the entire genre, but its own audience. Something a lot of people didn’t notice because the original ending was so depressing people still aren’t sure if it was an elaborate joke by the director or not.

How a single scream changed the course of video game history

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Video games have had a, shall we say, chequered history when it comes to their interactions with and portrayals within legacy media. Something that can be, at least, partially attributed to a single scene in the game Night Trap where a lady gets kidnapped by a bin bag vampire with a granny grabber. No, seriously.

The Lord of the Rings movies were lit by magic

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Lighting is an underappreciated and, if a lot of modern movies and TV shows are anything to go by, often ignored aspect of creating media with some shows being darker and more poorly lit than a cira 2010 MySpace profile picture. Which is presumably why when the person in charge of lighting for The Lord of The Rings movies was asked where the lighting for scenes was coming from, slapped that shit down harder than a concrete plunger.

Nobody knows how the Fantastic Four’s costumes work

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The Fantastic Four have been a comic mainstay for well over half a decade at this point and during that time Marvel’s First Family have had more costume changes than a drag queen with OCD. While the costumes have undergone numerous visual redesigns, a constant and fittingly fantastical feature of each one is that they’re able to survive constantly being on fire for no particular reason.