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Knocking off a fan favorite has emerged as one of the most impactful plot-development devices in modern entertainment. These days, the shock, outrage, relief, and happiness play out in real-time on social media, drumming up a frenzy of online debate. In truth, showrunners have been killing off popular TV characters for decades and for a…
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SpongeBob SquarePants accomplished more than creator Stephen Hillenburg could have ever possibly imagined. Released to the masses in 1999, the show was a runaway success from the outset. The show racked up countless awards, including four Emmys and 15 Kid’s Choice Awards. But, more importantly, SpongeBob and his odd-yet-affable crew of friends entered the pantheon…
Nothing warms the heart quite like an animal actor. They may not be able to talk, cry, or tell jokes, yet animal actors have managed to earn millions of actual dollars. Although animals can’t use debit cards and have no real need for money, that hasn’t stopped them from outearning the majority of their human counterparts.
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Fun, heartwarming, and action-packed, the Guardians of the Galaxy stole hearts — and merchandising dollars — with their big-screen debut. While the 2014 movie was the first taste of the Guardians for most, the franchise is far from new. The mischievous band of outcasts first came alive in 1968’s Marvel Super-Heroes #18. That story set…
One-hit wonders are celebrated just as often as they are mocked. But two-hit wonders? What place do they hold in the annals of music history? The answer is two-hit wonders don’t get double the respect. Far from it. In fact, as you’ll soon discover, two-hit wonders are often less known than their one-hit-colleagues.
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For much of modern society, scientists have traveled down the path of the unknown, systematically explaining the previously unexplainable. Gravity, the Northern Lights, and the Human Genome are a few examples of history’s greatest mysteries that remain unsolved. Having said that, there remain a number of unexplained phenomena that remain elusive.
Comics are fun. At least, the collaborative nature of the comic book industry sure is. Take an established character, cherry-pick an up-and-coming writer, and pair them with an artist, then let the magic take hold. Superman, Spider-Man, and X-Men have all offered up alternate versions of top-billed characters. Sure, some alternative takes fall flat, but…
Millennials have been accused of holding the knife and delivering the fatal blow to hundreds — if not thousands — of brands and forced the restructuring of some major industries. Maybe the entire generation has a hate on for the society that their parents have left for them? Or, as a recent Federal Reserve study suggests, maybe millennials are just poor. Whatever the cause, the effects are damning. Today, we take a look at some of the conventions, products, and services that millennials are killing and maybe, just maybe, shake a fist or two.
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Pokémon is back in the news cycle again with a new game. Actually, two new games! Such a moment calls for a celebration. As such, we’re going to enter the Pokémon Hall of Fame and re-live the glory days. That’s right, we’re going back to the first generation. There are 151 Pokémon in all, but 15 of them rise above the rest. These are the best first-gen Pokémon ever.