“Chris Heck fought his way up over the most dangerous, life-threatening tricks, with numerous sore finger injuries, and nervous breakdowns to where he is today.”
The unclassifiable…things I can't explain.
The strange, sad story of Jimmy Ellis, aka Orion, the Man Who Would Be Elvis and how many thought he was Elvis when all he wanted to do was take off the glittering mask.
►Underwater Flatulence in 120 Fps kind of—umm—speaks?—for itself.
In 1961, Roald Dahl hosted a Twilight Zone-alike television show called Way Out (the title screen says ‘Way Out; I don’t know what that’s about)…a show created quickly to replace Jackie Gleason’s failed talk show You’re In the Picture. All of this just as weird as it sounds. Fortunately for us, the ►entire one-year run is available on YouTube.
Incidentally, when I say Gleason’s show failed, I mean it was a serious fail: instead of airing the second episode, which was already in the can, Gleason appeared on television to apologize. “Last week we did a show that laid the biggest bomb—it would make the H-bomb look like a two-inch salute,” he said, later adding, “You don’t have to be Alexander Graham Bell to pick up the phone and find out it’s dead.”
New at Tedium, an article exploring the accidental origin and the surprisingly interesting story of the cheese curl (AKA cheese puffs, cheese balls, Cheetos), which included this ►hunger-inducing video.
Noel-Tod, who lectures in literature at the University of East Anglia, said he did a “double take” on spotting Thomas’s picture. “My reaction was a mixture of real amusement at the absurdity of it and real anger that a respected poet should suffer such an undignified posthumous fate for the sake of selling overpriced fried potatoes,” he told the Church Times. “The fact that they advertise themselves as ‘Handcooked English Crisps’ would certainly have been a red chilli rag to Thomas’s fiercely Welsh nationalist views.”
—more in The Guardian