Captivating Netflix subscribers the world over, Stranger Things has filled a gap in pop culture that a lot of people hadn’t noticed until it came along. The characters are well written and incredibly acted and the story rolls out its mysteries with perfect pacing. A group of kids in a rural town get swept up in a dark secret that has a whiff of government conspiracy mixed with a grim, otherworldly horror. What’s not to love about that? As if it couldn’t get any better, the creators have let something even juicier slip – it’s all based on a true story. (more…)
When you’ve been around a long as The Simpsons, you’re going to pick up some things. I don’t mean new skills or a sexually transmitted disease, but rather a quality more akin to an urban legend. Some popular fan theories about the show include the idea that The Simpsons predicted the Syrian Civil War in “New Kids On The Blecch,”and that Springfield exists in a Tesseract that keeps time inside it static as the rest of the world changes and ages around it. The theory that we’re addressing here though, I had never heard of before, but some fans are apparently of the opinion that when Homer fell into a coma in 1993’s “So It’s Come To This: A Simpsons Clip Show,” he never woke up. The show, like revealed at the end of St. Elsewhere with Tommy Westphall, has apparently taken place in Homer’s comatose mind ever since. (more…)
We’re gonna keep our views on the numerous 9/11 conspiracy theories to ourselves….But you gotta admit, when those same theories are applied to the destruction of the first Death Star, as Graham Putnam does in Luke’s Change: An Inside Job (a parody of the 9/11 conspiracy documentary: Loose Change), and when the event is looked at from the perspective of an Imperial citizen (who apparently has access to a LOT of classified information), the whole thing DOES start to look kinda sketchy: A one-man fighter takes out a space station the size of a moon with a single shot, and the pilot just happens to be the son of that station’s commander, who just happens to be the only survivor of the station’s destruction?
It’s food for some very nerdy thought, but I have to admit, I was disappointed by several glaring mistakes you’d think anyone who’s a big enough SW fan to make a vid like this would avoid: Alderaan is mispronounced repeatedly, as is Corellian…Leia didn’t add Solo to her last name until she married Han (an EU storyline), Anakin built Threepio, but not Artoo….and, most annoying of all: the thermal exhaust port on the first Death Star was two METERS wide, not two feet.
I will grant that it’s possible these mistakes were made purposely for nerds like us to nitpick (just as I’m sure the average 9/11 conspiracy theory has more than a few factual errors), but I’ve personally never liked the “I’m Gonna Sound Like An Idiot To Make YOU Look Like A Bigger Idiot” school of comedy.
Anyway, here’s the vid: Watch it, and draw your own conclusions.