John Cena is a curious individual in that despite being wider than a car door with a job that involves delivering missile dropkicks to fridge-shaped men and occasionally Megatron, a good number of internet denizens would earnestly claim to be unable to see him. Something that is the direct result of bet Cena made with his brother a decade ago that has seemingly condemned to a cursed existence as an ethereal ghost wrestler.
That Time Pixar Refused to Turn a Baby Into Goo
As we’ve discussed before, like a lot, animators working for Disney and Pixar are frequently left pulling their hair out when higher ups insist on realising things that are, in some cases, quite literally impossible with the technology available to them. To their credit, the animators usually pull off these feats. The one exception we’re aware being when the director of The Incredibles told animators to turn a baby into goo and they were all like, fuck that.
There’s a British Kids Show With Swearing Moon-Mice
A surprisingly common occurrence when it comes to media aimed at kids and young teens is the people behind it trying to slip in, shall we say, more adult themes and content. The Clangers, a British stop-motion show about mice that lived on the Moon is no different. Though it is somewhat unique in that away with having swearing in its dialogue for decades because all of its characters communicate via whistle.
That Time Bram Stoker’s Widow Almost Killed a Vampire (Movie)
Nosferatu, the seminal work of vampire fiction that basically helped invent the idea of the horror movie is widely considered one of the most important movies ever made. Weird then that it was almost deleted from existence by, oddly enough, the widow of the guy who basically invented vampires. Bram Stoker.
That Time Fans Argued About Whether a Magic Detective Gremlin Has One Eye
Lieutenant Frank Columbo, hereafter referred to simply as Columbo, is a sterling example of one of the most weirdly specific character archetypes in crime fiction. That of the painfully, almost comically weird detective who is somehow always right and spends about 90% of their time wandering around like a drunken bumblebee, intermittently solving crimes and pissing everyone off. He’s also the subject of a rather fierce fan debate about whether or not he actually has a functioning set of eyeballs.