So. To cleanse your palate of some of the horribleness that I’ve had to share these past few days, a bit of humor. Of course, it’s not just any humor. It looks like Cracked.com is getting into the spirit of the season with a host of creepy stories:
4 Creepy Conspiracy Theories That Need To Be Horror Movies
Yes. Yes, they do. Especially the “Giant Aliens Eat the Antarctic Expedition” one.
5 Real Life Horror Movies Deleted From Your History Books
Some of these are…less funny than others. It’s the distance that allows us to apply humor and feel the pleasantly creepy chill.
The 17 Most Unintentionally Funny Moments In Scary Movies
(To be fair, the “To live…forever!” one is from House of the Dead, a Uwe Boll video game movie, so while it may be unintentionally funny, it was probably intentionally shitty.)
And just for the heck of it:
5 Pathetic Groups That People Think Rule The World
Just discovered these on YouTube and thought I’d share. The seem appropriate to the season.
The first is a short slasher flick with a nifty twist:
And the next calls itself the most realistic zombie film ever, which, let’s admit it, it probably is:
I mean seriously. Humanity has dealt with pestilence before. And the one with the extremely slow, extremely recognizable carriers who can only transmit infection in one rather difficult way is the one that ends us? I don’t think so, and neither does Cracked.com.
Filed under Horror, Links
Cracked.com is just on lately.
With November coming on fast, here’s some important information for you to consider:
5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Government Spending
I would say that the writer neglected to mention something important in the section on debt. See that second graph, the one that’s less scary but still can’t continue indefinitely? That still-scary jump at the end includes the Great Recession, which created three factors that almost certainly won’t continue indefinitely:
1) Hugely reduced government revenue, because people who lose their jobs and houses pay fewer and lower taxes;
2) Hugely increased need for government spending, so those people who lose their jobs and houses don’t starve to death in the street; and finally
3) A much-reduced GDP, so any debt is, by definition, a larger percent of GDP.
Just something else to consider.
Filed under Links, Politics
Not that they need my recommendation, but Cracked.com is on today.
The first is by far the more important of the two:
7 Important Details Nobody Mentions About Ferguson
It’s a shame that, as so often happens on The Daily Show, a comedy publication is doing a better job of reporting than the supposedly-serious mainstream media. But then, it’s always been the jester’s job to tell the truth.
The second isn’t nearly as important, but it is one of our national obsessions:
5 Things Nobody Tells You About Trying To Lose Weight
I, and quite a few people I love, struggle with our weight. And considering the problems that men in my family have with heart health, it’s not just a matter of vanity for me. I’m aided in my efforts to stay healthy by the city I live in – New York is very much a walking city – and the fact that I like to take long walks for fun. Unfortunately, I’m hindered by my sit-at-a-desk job and the fact that you can’t turn around in New York without stepping in good food.
This writer’s analysis makes a lot of sense, and I have to say that I’ve been doing something much like what he recommends for some time now. It doesn’t give the results that I was crowing about earlier this year when I was eating cereal bars for breakfast, Lean Cuisines for lunch, and counting every calorie. On the other hand, I don’t spend my afternoons low on energy, body literally craving calories anymore. It’s easier to make good food decisions when you can walk past the convenience store on the way to your train without yearning toward the sweet, sweet energy in a Nutrageous bar. And my runs on my treadmill just seem to be getting easier.