Many Animals Laugh Kind Of Like Humans Do (Cool Weird Awesome 534)

UCLA did the research: at least 65 different animal species apart from humans exhibit vocal play sounds that are similar to laughter. So what kind of jokes should we be telling them? Plus: how an acclaimed 1972 movie might have been lost forever, if the man hunting for the original copy had shown up a week later.  

By |2021-05-12T08:30:58-04:00May 12, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Milicent Patrick Gave The Black Lagoon Its Creature (Cool Weird Awesome 480)

Today is the anniversary of the release in 1954 of the classic monster movie “Creature From The Black Lagoon.” The woman who designed the creature, Milicent Patrick, was almost forgotten, but film lovers and fans have been working to make sure her story is told. Plus: for those who find working from home isn't really working, Japan has a solution that's increasingly popular: an office-in-a-box known as a Telecube.

By |2021-02-12T09:22:11-05:00February 12, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

How “Them!” Became The Greatest Giant Ant Movie Of Its Generation (Cool Weird Awesome 320)

It was on this day in 1954 that one of the most important monster movies most people have never heard of was released: "Them!" (note the exclamation mark in the title) featured giant irradiated ants, James Arness, the Wilhelm Scream, Fess Parker, Leonard Nimoy and more! Plus: science has determined how to give the perfect hug, so start practicing.

By |2021-06-28T11:55:02-04:00June 15, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

I will not yield! Some Things For October 17, 2019

We've got a little bit of everything today.

The Biggest Binge-Watch Ever (Cool Weird Awesome 34)

The new film “Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project" tells the story of a Philadelphia librarian and activist who spent decades recording every TV program she possibly could. She left 70,000 videocassettes in all, which is now being digitized to help us fill in some fascinating gaps in mass media history.

By |2020-10-05T09:33:27-04:00May 7, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Merry Christmas, Emporium! Here are some “It’s a Wonderful Life” memes for you

Got up early on Christmas Eve and made these. Every time you share one, an angel gets its wings.

By |2013-12-24T07:30:03-05:00December 24, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |
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