With a career spanning 7 decades, Julie Andrews has been working as an actress longer than most people have been alive and she’s received more commendations for pretending to be someone else than James Bond. Arguably one of the most noteworthy is the Golden Globe she got for playing Mary Poppins, if only because she used it as an opportunity to deliver a thunderous dunk onto the unsuspecting head of one of the most powerful men in the industry. Jack Warner.
Shaka kaSenzangakhona, better known as Shaka Zulu or simply King Shaka, is a legendary if somewhat infamous figure in African history whose ferocity and ingenuity in combat helped him conquer a significant portion of Africa with an initial force of just 1,500 men. A group of men the Zulu King honed to a deadly edge by, amongst other things, taking their sandals.
There’s a fairly well known “fact” that circulates online every now and again positing that, under ideal conditions, the humble lobster can, theoretically, live forever. Which is obviously untrue because lobsters aren’t from Asgard, in fact, lobsters die all the time of a condition known as being too swole.
Mass Effect is a series defined by its characters, most of which you the player have the ability to befriend and/or have sex. Like Thane Krios, an alien assassin who was specifically designed to be utterly irresistible to the fairer sex by a bunch of men who needed to be told that women generally don’t want to have sex with a fish.
We think it’s safe to say that people writing giant blockbuster movies try exceptionally hard to avoid cliches or tropes in their script, if only so that weird men on the internet don’t pick them apart on YouTube. Then you have the writers of Deadpool 2 who, despite writing a comic book movie, were seemingly unaware of one of the most maligned tropes of the medium. Fridging.