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(PCM) There is even more evidence that technology is overtaking our lives with the news that researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have now developed a way to detect an individuals feelings using wireless signals.

The team feels that they have no found a way that by sending wireless signals that measure heartbeats they can detect a human’s emotional state by the way that the wireless signals bounce off the human body.

The researchers claim that their device is over 87% accurate in using the heart rate and are able to detect emotions such as joy, happiness, anger and sadness within the human body.… Full Story

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(PCM) There is even more evidence that technology is overtaking our lives with the news that researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have now developed a way to detect an individuals feelings using wireless signals.

The team feels that they have no found a way that by sending wireless signals that measure heartbeats they can detect a human’s emotional state by the way that the wireless signals bounce off the human body.

The researchers claim that their device is over 87% accurate in using the heart rate and are able to detect emotions such as joy, happiness, anger and sadness within the human body. The device is able to predict the body’s reaction to various emotional states. The device would work much the same as an electrocardiogram, however there would be no need for a sensor in the body, as the heart rate would be monitored wirelessly.

It is the hope that this particular type of device could be used by advertisers to be able to measure and gauge audience reaction to certain products or ideas or as a way to monitor individuals who are dealing with anxiety or certain forms of depression.

 

 

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Have You Been ‘Mooned’? The New Texting Term You Should Probably Know! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/have-you-been-mooned-the-new-texting-term-you-should-probably-know/ Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:30:50 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9876 mooning-text

(PCM) Many of us are inundated with tons of text messages each and everyday and unfortunately some of those text may be from those we don’t exactly wish to hear from. “Mooning” was created as a way to silence conversations …

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(PCM) Many of us are inundated with tons of text messages each and everyday and unfortunately some of those text may be from those we don’t exactly wish to hear from. “Mooning” was created as a way to silence conversations with those particular individuals that you may not want to deal with at this particular moment.

Much like “ghosting” which is cutting off all communication with a certain individual or multiple individuals, “mooning” is used to temporary silence someone whose conversation may be annoying or you consider that person to be unimportant. “Mooning” is considered like putting someone on mute and ignoring them for a period of time.

Sadly, none of us can truly know if we’ve been “mooned” or not. You can still text an individual who has mooned you, but their phone will not show them any type of notification, make noise, or light up when you send them a message. If someone has blocked your number you will receive a notification, however if you have been “mooned” you may never really know, that is unless the person finally decides to respond and be honest.

Chances of someone actually letting another person know they are being a pest are slim to none, so perhaps after awhile of getting the silent treatment the person will eventually get the clue that they have been “mooned” and try to change their behavior pattern. We live in the day and age where people are not really forced to talk to one another face to face anymore, so hiding behind a phone screen is usually used to avoid confrontation and of course there is an app for that!

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How’s This For Irony? You’re FitBit May Actually Keep You From Losing Weight http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/hows-this-for-irony-youre-fitbit-may-actually-keep-you-from-losing-weight/ Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:30:46 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com/?p=32981 fitbit1

(PCM) One of the more popular diet and weight-loss trends was the invention of the FitBit, a bracelet that keeps track of your activity levels to be sure you are getting the proper amount of exercise each day. The devices monitor a users heart rate levels and are currently all the rage, however a new study has found that FitBit tracker and other similar devices may actually have the opposite effect when it comes to actual weight-loss.

A study looked at two groups of overweight/obese young adults who were attempting to lose weight naturally through diet and exercise. One group wore a fitness tracker such as FitBit, while the other group did not.… Full Story

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(PCM) One of the more popular diet and weight-loss trends was the invention of the FitBit, a bracelet that keeps track of your activity levels to be sure you are getting the proper amount of exercise each day. The devices monitor a users heart rate levels and are currently all the rage, however a new study has found that FitBit tracker and other similar devices may actually have the opposite effect when it comes to actual weight-loss.

A study looked at two groups of overweight/obese young adults who were attempting to lose weight naturally through diet and exercise. One group wore a fitness tracker such as FitBit, while the other group did not. The two groups exercised exactly the same amount, however at the conclusion of the study those that did not wear the fitness trackers ended up losing more weight.

Definitely sounds a bit odd, however the researchers behind the study found that wearing the fitness tracker actually convinces the user that you got more exercise than you actually did, as the technology is focused on tracking physical activity and getting the heart rate up. User then look at the fitness tracker and think ‘Wow, I did a ton of exercise today, now I can eat more’ and they end up consuming more food than normal.

The researchers go on to say that it is also possible for those that wear a FitBit device to see that they did not reach their daily fitness or exercise goals and then turn around and binge eat out of discouragement. Either way it is definitely and interesting study and provides more “food for thought” when it comes to the use of FitBit’s and other similar fitness tracking devices.

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You Know The Pumpkin Spice Craze Has Gone Too Far When There Is Now A Pumpkin Spice Pizza! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/you-know-the-pumpkin-spice-craze-has-gone-too-far-when-there-is-now-a-pumpkin-spice-pizza/ Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:06:00 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9872

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(PCM) Can we say, yuck! Without a doubt the pumpkin spice trend has gone way to far when there is now a pumpkin spice flavored pizza. Seriously, who would even think of such as thing? The creator of The Pizza

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(PCM) Can we say, yuck! Without a doubt the pumpkin spice trend has gone way to far when there is now a pumpkin spice flavored pizza. Seriously, who would even think of such as thing? The creator of The Pizza Shelf, Anthony Rotio, that’s who!

Rotio decided to jump on the pumpkin spice bandwagon and created what we believe to be the first pumpkin spice flavored pizza. It contains pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, honey, fior di latte, ricotta, and sage. If you are a fan of pumpkin spice than this will be your dream come true, but those of us pumpkin spice haters out there, this is just one more reason to further despise the season.

It also appears that Rotio, himself, is not a huge pumpkins spice fan, however he recently revealed to Cosmopolitan Magazine that he actually created the Pumpkin Spice pizza for this wife who is pumpkin spice flavor obsessed. Now there’s a loving husband right there! Props, to you Rotio!

Would you try Pumpkin Spice flavored pizza?  Are you a fan of Pumpkin Spice in general?  Let us know the oddest Pumpkin Spice related item you’ve discovered this season!

 

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Teacher’s List Of 101 Ways To Cope With Stress Goes Viral! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/teachers-list-of-101-ways-to-cope-with-stress-goes-viral/ Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:37:22 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com/?p=32962 (PCM) We all deal with various levels of stress on a day to day basis, so of course we are always open to discovering new ways to both manage and cope with stress as it happens in our lives. One psychology teacher by the name of Mr. Phillips has created a list of 101 Ways to cope with stress that has now gone viral after it was tweeted out by one of his students.

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It is truly a fantastic list that takes the time to remind us to appreciate the small things in life and make slight changes to our routine to reduce the amount of stress we deal with each day and help us become more well-rounded and balanced individuals.… Full Story

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(PCM) We all deal with various levels of stress on a day to day basis, so of course we are always open to discovering new ways to both manage and cope with stress as it happens in our lives. One psychology teacher by the name of Mr. Phillips has created a list of 101 Ways to cope with stress that has now gone viral after it was tweeted out by one of his students.

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It is truly a fantastic list that takes the time to remind us to appreciate the small things in life and make slight changes to our routine to reduce the amount of stress we deal with each day and help us become more well-rounded and balanced individuals. Time to go print this list and stick it on our walls right now!  Great job Mr. Phillips!

The full list can be found below:

1. Get up 15 minutes earlier
2. Prepare for the morning the night before
3. Avoid tight fitting clothes
4. Avoid relying on chemical aids
5. Set appointments ahead
6. Don’t rely on your memory … write it down
7. Practice preventive maintenance
8. Make duplicate keys
9. Say “no” more often
10. Set priorities in your life
11. Avoid negative people
12. Use time wisely
13. Simplify meal times
14. Always make copies of important papers
15. Anticipate your needs
16. Repair anything that doesn’t work properly
17. Ask for help with the jobs you dislike
18. Break large tasks into bite size portions
19. Look at problems as challenges
20. Look at challenges differently
21. Unclutter your life
22. Smile
23. Be prepared for rain
24. Tickle a baby
25. Pet a friendly dog/cat
26. Don’t know all the answers
27. Look for a silver lining
28. Say something nice to someone
29. Teach a kid to fly a kite
30. Walk in the rain
31. Schedule play time into every day
32. Take a bubble bath
33. Be aware of the decisions you make
34. Believe in yourself
35. Stop saying negative things to yourself
36. Visualize yourself winning
37. Develop your sense of humor
38. Stop thinking tomorrow will be a better today
39. Have goals for yourself
40. Dance a jig
41. Say “hello” to a stranger
42. Ask a friend for a hug
43. Look up at the stars
44. Practice breathing slowly
45. Learn to whistle a tune
46. Read a poem
47. Listen to a symphony
48. Watch a ballet
49. Read a story curled up in bed
50. Do a brand new thing
51. Stop a bad habit
52. Buy yourself a flower
53. Take time to smell the flowers
54. Find support from others
55. Ask someone to be your “vent-partner”
56. Do it today
57. Work at being cheerful and optimistic
58. Put safety first
59. Do everything in moderation
60. Pay attention to your appearance
61. Strive for Excellence NOT perfection
62. Stretch your limits a little each day
63. Look at a work of art
64. Hum a jingle
65. Maintain your weight
66. Plant a tree
67. Feed the birds
68. Practice grace under pressure
69. Stand up and stretch
70. Always have a plan “B”
71. Learn a new doodle
72. Memorize a joke
73. Be responsible for your feelings
74. Learn to meet your own needs
75. Become a better listener
76. Know your limitations and let others know them, too
77. Tell someone to have a good day in pig Latin
78. Throw a paper airplane
79. Exercise every day
80. Learn the words to a new song
81. Get to work early
82. Clean out one closet
83. Play patty cake with a toddler
84. Go on a picnic
85. Take a different route to work
86. Leave work early (with permission)
87. Put air freshener in your car
88. Watch a movie and eat popcorn
89. Write a note to a far away friend
90. Go to a ball game and scream
91. Cook a meal and eat it by candlelight
92. Recognize the importance of unconditional love
93. Remember that stress is an attitude
94. Keep a journal
95. Practice a monster smile
96. Remember you always have options
97. Have a support network of people, places and things
98. Quit trying to fix other people
99. Get enough sleep
100. Talk less and listen more
101. Freely praise other people

BONUS: Relax, take each day at a time…you have the rest of your life to live

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PCM Joins Chubby Checker and MFAC For The #TwistChallenge http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/pcm-joins-chubby-checker-and-mfac-for-the-twistchallenge/ Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:09:35 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com/?p=32973 chubbylifestyle(PCM) Pop Culture Madness is happy to join in the “Twist Away Childhood Cancer Challenge with Chubby Checker and Jurdy” – benefiting the non­profit organization, Mascots for a Cure. #TwistChallenge is a viral, online campaign challenging kids and adults to do The Twist with a friend, classmates, family members, co­workers or a mascot!

Especially a Mascot! Get your school or organization involved!

Participants are asked to twist for 36 seconds or less, as sadly, 36 children are diagnosed with cancer everyday in the U.S. This exciting campaign launches September 21st, on “National Twist Day” and will continue through 2016 and beyond.… Full Story

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chubbylifestyle(PCM) Pop Culture Madness is happy to join in the “Twist Away Childhood Cancer Challenge with Chubby Checker and Jurdy” – benefiting the non­profit organization, Mascots for a Cure. #TwistChallenge is a viral, online campaign challenging kids and adults to do The Twist with a friend, classmates, family members, co­workers or a mascot!

Especially a Mascot! Get your school or organization involved!

Participants are asked to twist for 36 seconds or less, as sadly, 36 children are diagnosed with cancer everyday in the U.S. This exciting campaign launches September 21st, on “National Twist Day” and will continue through 2016 and beyond. September also happens to be “National Childhood Cancer Awareness” month. Chubby is launching the campaign in videos with Jurdy the “Hero of Happy-­ness”.

Participating is as easy as 1-2­-3 (+4*)!

  1. Do The Twist and film it by yourself or with a group and post to your social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube)
  2. Go to our website, MascotsForACure.org to pledge a donation
  3. Call out others to take the #TwistChallenge too! Challenge a rival mascot or team, another school or store location, a coach or player from your team, a CEO or managers of your organization, a rival company or organization or anyone else that you might have a great connection with and think would accept your Twist Challenge. That includes your friends, family and co­workers!
  4. *TELL THE WORLD!* on Facebook and other social sites, and include our hashtags: #TwistChallenge, #TwistAwayChildhoodCancer, #MFAC, #ChubbyChecker, #Jurdy, #NationalTwistDay

You can Twist alone, or with friends. If your friends don’t show up, challenge them!

We’ll help – we’ll be looking for the #TwistChallenge and our other hashtags, and we will be sharing them too!

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Chubby’s  Facebook page

jurdyMascots helping us with the Twist Challenge include Jurdy, The Philly Phanatic, Chuck E Cheese, A&W Root Beer mascot Rootie, Wally from the Boston Red Sox, Clark from the Chicago Cubs, the Oriole Bird, Screech from the Nationals, Bernie Brewer, Pittsburgh’s Jolly Rodger, Poe from the Baltimore Ravens, Thunderbug from Tampa Bay, Hugo the Hornet, YoUDee, Rocky Bluewinkle, Reggy the Party Dude, 76ers Franklin and MFAC’s own Sir Roland BraveHeart.

Jurdy is the hero of “happy-ness” at work, play and in schools & communities. Spreading happy-ness is just part of what Jurdy does, Jurdy is there to be a friend for anyone, especially children, having a hard time in life situations, feeling alone or offer some hope and positivity. Jurdy promotes smart choices, helping others, anti bullying, anti-drugs, anti-violence and making this world a better, safer kinder place.

Chubby Checker, the man who brought us The Twist, took some time to tell us about why he was so eager to join the #TwistChallenge…

chubbycheckertwistjpg“Years ago, back in 1965, Danny Thomas had St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. I did a charity tour for him and I was concerned and said, ‘Danny, why are you doing this?’ and he said, ‘Chubby, we have to leave something when we die and children being sick, especially with cancer, it disturbs me.’ He said ‘when I go on stage or go on TV and do whatever I do, all I can think about is these children, these young children that have cancer. So, I’ve lent my life to that, so when I leave here, it will be for them’.”

“After all those years it comes back up again. Here I am, many years later, and the #TwistChallenge comes up, and what is it? Childhood cancer. Who would not be sympathetic to such a cause, because children are the future? In 20 years, those 5 year olds and 7 year olds will be between 25 and 30, and I don’t know if we are going to find the cure for cancer, but we can fight it as much as we can, and if we can lend our time, and especially my fame, to such a thing, it’s the least that I can do. We are lending all of this to childhood cancer and on the 21st of September it’s going to be #TwistChallenge Day and it’s so easy for people to get on the dance floor as it represents good health!”

“We would like everyone to give some money on #TwistChallenge Day and don’t stop giving it, give it all the time, and help cancer leave this planet and children, the young children that suffer with cancer. My mother died from cancer, and my uncle died from cancer, and it’s a terrible thing that happens and there’s nothing you can do.”

Read our interview with The Legend

Read about The Twist

Schools we expect to hear from include: St. Joseph’s University, Duke, North Carolina, University of Delaware, Tulane, St. John’s, UMass, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Western Kentucky, Syracuse, James Madison, Tennessee, Auburn, Xavier, Wake Forest, Wilmington University, Georgian Court University, Drexel University, Rosemont, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State.

If you school isn’t on this list, JOIN IN!

Other groups and people who have signed on include: Alex’s Lemonade, St. Lucie Mets, Chattanooga Lookouts, Wilmington Blue Rocks, Carolina Mudcats, Charleston RiverDogs, Greenville Drive, Tampa Yankees, Columbia Fireflies, Portland Trailblazer Damien Lillard, Olympic Gold Medalist Ashton Eaton and Bronze Medalist Brianne Theisen-Eaton

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About Mascots For A Cure
MFAC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and their families battling cancer. Through its passion, relentless pursuit of its goals, and the power of mascots, it fosters hope, laughter, joy, positive memories and love to support children and their families affected worldwide. Sir Roland Braveheart is MFAC’s official mascot. For more information, visit www.mascotsforacure.org.

About Chubby Checker
Born in rural Spring Gully, S.C., and raised in Philadelphia, Pa., Chubby Checker rose to national prominence in 1959 with his debut record, “The Class,” which hit No. 34 on the Billboard pop chart when Checker was just 17. By the time he was 18 years old, his second hit single, “The Twist,” had skyrocketed to # 1. Nearly five decades later, in 2008, Billboard magazine would name “The Twist” the No. 1 song of the Billboard Hot 100’s first 50 years.
Chubby Checker’s  Facebook page.

About Jurdy®
Jurdy®, the “Hero of Happy-ness,” is an animated and mascot character created by Jenifer Jurden, CEO of SHOUT b cause, LLC (SBC). SBC helps companies and organizations raise awareness and effectively drive home positive messaging to their target audiences. Leading the charge through rallies and marketing communications is Jurdy®, a powerful tool in teaching children from all backgrounds how to make good choices in life. For more information, visit www.jurdy.com.

About Pop Culture Madness
The Pop Culture Madness network of websites have been gathering and sharing news and trivial information about Popular Culture and Pop Music since 1999.

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Chubby Checker Talks 50 Years Of The Twist and the #TwistChallenge http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/chubby-checker-talks-50-years-of-the-twist-and-the-twistchallenge/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:55:42 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9859 chubbycheckertwistjpg(PCM) On Saturday, August 6, 1960, Dick Clark presented Chubby Checker and The Twist and the dance floor changed forever. In addition to revolutionizing the way that people would dance and spawning countless renditions of twisting, Chubby Checker’s The Twist

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chubbycheckertwistjpg(PCM) On Saturday, August 6, 1960, Dick Clark presented Chubby Checker and The Twist and the dance floor changed forever. In addition to revolutionizing the way that people would dance and spawning countless renditions of twisting, Chubby Checker’s The Twist still currently holds the title of being the number one song of all time.

The Twist changed the way we dance, and much of popular culture as we know it today!

September 21 celebrates National Twist Day. To further the celebration Chubby Checker has partnered up with Mascots For A Cure, a very special non-profit, to launch the #TwistChallenge.  The challenge will be in a similar vein to the ice bucket challenge and raise funds and awareness to twist away childhood cancer through challenges, videos, social and traditional media.

We are challenging everyone to do The Twist and post their images and video on their social media accounts using the hashtag #TwistChallenge and of course support the children and their families by donating to this wonderful cause to help bring an end to childhood cancer once and for all. The first Mascots helping us with the Twist Challenge include Jurdy (the Hero of Happy-ness), The Philly Phanatic, Wally from the Boston Red Sox, Clark from the Chicago Cubs, the Oriole Bird, Screech from the Nationals, Bernie Brewer, Pittsburgh’s Jolly Rodger, Poe from the Baltimore Ravens, Thunderbug from Tampa Bay, Hugo the Hornet, YoUDee, Rocky Bluewinkle, 76ers Franklin and MFAC’s own Sir Roland BraveHeart.

We had a chance to catch up with the legendary Chubby Checker to discuss the #TwistChallenge, over 50 years of twisting, his legacy and more.

When asked about how he became involved with Mascots For A Cure and the idea for the #TwistChallenge Chubby tells us “My publicist Shelly Field was contacted by Mascots For A Cure and they said they wanted to use The Twist and told her the idea for the #TwistChallenge. She said ‘Let’s talk to Chubby about it’ and I thought it was a great idea. It’s all about childhood cancer and children having cancer. That’s very serious stuff.”

“Years ago, back in 1965, I believe. Danny Thomas, who was alive then, and he had St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. I did a charity tour for him and I was concerned and said ‘Danny, why are you doing this?’ and he says ‘Chubby, we have to leave something when we die and children being sick, especially with cancer, it disturbs me.’ He said ‘when I go on stage or go on TV and do whatever I do all I can think about is these children, these young children that have cancer. So, I’ve lent my life to that, so when I leave here it will be for them’.”

“Usually I’m not involved with charity that much, I give to charity all the time, but to get involved, this is very serious stuff. When you see a young child and I was in the hospital several years ago when I saw a kid and this guy, his kid had cancer, and I used to work at a chicken market on 9th St. and while I was working there for three or four years, this young boy every year or so, he would come with his father and he would have a bandage wrapped around his head because he had some brain tumors that were cancerous. They were able to raise 220 million dollars for ALS when they were throwing water on everybody with the #IceBucketChallenge and I hope we are just as successful with raising funds and awareness with the #TwistChallenge as well.”chubby01We were curious to know if Chubby ever expected The Twist to take off the way that it did spawning countless twist songs and multiple dance crazes all over the world. He revealed, “We never saw it coming. I remember I didn’t even want to do the song. We did the fourth cut and there was a lyric saying ‘Daddy’s sleeping and Mama ain’t around’ and Dave Apple who produced the song said ‘Chubby, there’s a flat note on ‘Daddy’s sleeping’  and I said ‘Dave, it’s almost time to graduate high school, my grades are terrible. I’m going to go home and try to catch up, Dave, they’ll never know.’ (laughs)  Little did I know!

Chubby told us about his newly remixed and remastered version of The Twist saying “We went in the studio and we took the songs we recorded in 1970, ’71, ’72 and ’73 and what we did was we went and remastered every bit of it. In other words, we took each track that we had, some of which were recorded in the 1960’s and on maybe only ten or twelve tracks and then ten years later we went in the studio and recorded it again and the reason I did that was because the original ones were not being released and we wanted to public to have the songs, so we went in and recorded them again.”

“This time we had 35 or 40 tracks. We didn’t know that in the future we could take Chubby’s voice and just take his voice and the other tracks that were from 1974 and put new musicians in the back and have a whole new song (laughs). We didn’t do that, but we just made it… better.  It sounds the same but it just sounds better. It records, plays and acts with all the new music and new technology that is out here.”

“We formatted The Twist to match the new equipment that you now here the music on the radio. It’s just better and it jumps out at you. It’s better than the other one, sounds the same… but better.”chubby04We asked Chubby to reminiscence a bit and take us through what it was like getting that call to perform on the show.  He reveals with a laugh, “We didn’t know. Bandstand was Bandstand and everybody loved it. At 3:30pm in the afternoon there was no one on the streets because they were watching Bandstand. I don’t think people realized that when Chubby Checker came on American Bandstand, that Bandstand changed that day. It was never going to be the same again because dancing changed on that show.”

“But to answer your question, when I was on American Bandstand what was it like, I was scared to death, I was nervous, I was in the number one spot in the world and I didn’t know at that time that I was going to magnify the number one show in the world into MTV and everything else. We didn’t know that, but we did that. I talk about it and I’m glad you have this and you can record it because long after I’m gone out of here, someone can play this and go back to the roots of what the dance floor became because of Chubby Checker started the fateful day on American Bandstand. Everybody was looking, everybody was there, the whole world was watching, and dancing was transformed that day.”

Chubby described his introduction to the world, and how Ernest Evans, the man, became Chubby Checker, The Legend. A legend who could refer to himself in the third person without skipping a beat. “The minute Chubby came on Bandstand, Dick Clark was already a big star, but when Chubby Checker came on Bandstand, and I want people to listen to this, as I have a few people out there who are negative Chubby Checkers, but Dick Clark was already a big star when Chubby Checker came on American Bandstand and I say this and I quote ‘When Chubby Checker came on American Bandstand, Dick Clark became a super monster star’  and Bandstand became something it never was before because dancing changed forever.”chubby03It wasn’t just the dance itself that made The Twist a hit… there was something else, and Chubby told me the secret… “I’m looking at the girl, the girl’s looking at me and we’re not touching, but we’re doing something. We’re exploring our sexuality while being fully dressed, what’s more hotter than that?”

We tell Chubby just how excited we are to participate in the #TwistChallenge and urge everyone to participate to support this wonderful cause. Chubby reminds us “Don’t be thinking about The Twist, you be thinking about those kids that have cancer. That’s what it’s all about. You think about those children out there that have cancer and their families and their futures. The futures of these children who have been touched by this dreadful, dreadful disease and pray for them. Ask God to put his hands upon these children and heal them.”

Chubby was a mix of warmth and confidence in our conversation. It’s been said that ‘it ain’t bragging if you can pull it off” and Chubby pulled it off. He changed the world in both music and popular culture. 50-odd years after reaching the number one spot on the Billboard Pop and Dance charts, the world is still twisting. The Twist has been the biggest “#1 Song” according to Billboard magazine for 55 years. He can stand tall, and dance with confidence, and he can brag if he wants to. He’s one of a very small number of people who made the world a more fun and better place.chubby02Chubby is also true road warrior and we were curious what some of his plans were for the future. He tells us, “We’re all over the place. We’re going to cruise in Australia and then we are moving around out to Las Vegas and we are going to be in Kansas and guess where we are going to be on the 16th of November? Dick Clark’s American Bandstand in Branson, Missouri. How about that? (laughs)

“I can never shake that man. He’ll be with me forever. His wife gave me the name Checker, she put Checker on the Chubby, so I’m going to be with this guy forever and ever and my birthday is on the 3rd of October and we’ll be in Bilouxi, Mississippi on the 1st of October and the 8th and 9th we’re going to be in California at some of the casinos there.”

“Galveston, Texas is on October 15th and we are even visiting Newbury, South Carolina, the closest I can get to where I was born and on the 25th of October we’re going to be in The Villages in Florida. We are moving around and everything is wonderful. I’ve got my band with me and we’ve got the bus, but you know something Kristyn, I’m a happy guy, everything’s cool. Remember to think about those kids, I love you sweetheart!”

Chubby Checker called me ‘sweetheart!’ :swoon::

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Patient Discovers That Doctors Accidentally Connected Her Colon To Her Vagina http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/patient-discovers-that-doctors-accidentally-connected-her-colon-to-her-vagina/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:03:48 +0000 http://amyth.com/?p=3234 (PCM) Yes, we can only imagine that this is just about as awful as it gets!  A Macedonian woman by the name of Jasminka Velkovska underwent surgery three years ago to remove cancer from her colon, however when reattaching her colon, they somehow attached it her vagina by mistake. That is quite a mistake if you ask us!  We can’t even fathom how this type of thing could have possibly happened. Velkovska said she felt a bit uncomfortable after the procedure and slowly began to notice a problem when she began passing gas out of her vagina. She told the local news “While I was recovering, doctors came and asked me […]

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(PCM) Yes, we can only imagine that this is just about as awful as it gets!  A Macedonian woman by the name of Jasminka Velkovska underwent surgery three years ago to remove cancer from her colon, however when reattaching her colon, they somehow attached it her vagina by mistake.

That is quite a mistake if you ask us!  We can’t even fathom how this type of thing could have possibly happened. Velkovska said she felt a bit uncomfortable after the procedure and slowly began to notice a problem when she began passing gas out of her vagina. She told the local news “While I was recovering, doctors came and asked me if I was passing gas, and I said yes, but it’s coming out of my vagina. They told me that it would soon pass and I would be ok, but stuff had started to come out of my vagina and I was feeling scared and it was all very unpleasant.”

The doctors at the hospital told her she would be fine and it would eventually pass, but boy were they ever wrong. After agreeing to perform an X-ray to get a better look at what was going on the hospital discovered their mistake. The woman’s colon was now connected to her vagina. This sounds like something straight out of a horror film!

To top it off they didn’t even manage to remove the cancer and only agreed to compensate Velkovska a measly $33,000 dollars, outright refusing to pay the entire total. Velkovska is currently filing a lawsuit against the hospital for the full amount, as she has every right to pursue.

She truly deserves millions for that kind of mess up!

 

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Ever Wonder Why Everyone Woman On TV Has The Same Hair? We’ve Got The Answer! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/ever-wonder-why-everyone-woman-on-tv-has-the-same-hair-weve-got-the-answer/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:08:19 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9862 hairstyle

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(PCM) If you are a avid television fan like us than you have probably taken notice that nearly everyone woman that graces the screen appears to share the same hair cut. Seriously, take a look. It’s mind-blowing.

We figured that there had to be some sort of logical reasoning behind this hair phenomenon and lo and behold Racked.com has actually discovered the answer to this puzzling mystery.  It actually has more to do with continuity and production than it does with actual fashion. By the women all sharing the same loose and face-framing style with slight curl at the ends, it allows those behind-the scenes to spend less time worrying if hair is the correct length or a piece is out of place, as the style allows for free movement.

Check out the video explanation below:

Always learning new things everyday! At least we have finally moved away for hairstyles like the Jennifer, the Farrah and the Angelina.

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Our New Obsession! A Shirt-less Man Building Primitive Structures In The Woods http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/our-new-obsession-a-shirt-less-man-building-primitive-structures-in-the-woods/ Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:32:41 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com/?p=32958

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(PCM) We always found ourselves to be suckers for the strong and silent types. Suppose that is why we have developed such a fascination with the YouTube video series “Primitive Technology” which features a delightfully shirt-less man working on do-it-yourself projects in the woods using only primitive technology.

The man crafts everything from building and housing structures to axes and other weaponry and forges from scratch. It is truly impressive to watch. The videos are filmed using very little dialogue and features only the noise of nature and the of course the gorgeous scenery.

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(PCM) We always found ourselves to be suckers for the strong and silent types. Suppose that is why we have developed such a fascination with the YouTube video series “Primitive Technology” which features a delightfully shirt-less man working on do-it-yourself projects in the woods using only primitive technology.

The man crafts everything from building and housing structures to axes and other weaponry and forges from scratch. It is truly impressive to watch. The videos are filmed using very little dialogue and features only the noise of nature and the of course the gorgeous scenery.

We could seriously watch these videos all day!  This video series is the complete package, eye candy plus learning new thing!  Score!

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Everyone Is Talking About Corey Feldman’s Bizarre ‘Today Show’ Performance http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/everyone-is-talking-about-corey-feldmans-bizarre-today-show-performance/ Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:56:17 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9856 corey-feldman1

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(PCM) It appears that actor Corey Feldman fancies himself a musician these days. Actually, he has been trying to break into the mainstream music realm for quite a few years with limited success. He managed to release a few albums over the years and play a one-off gig here and there, but that was about it, that is until now!

The internet is buzzing about Feldman’s recent appearance on “The Today Show” as his performance was just about as bizarre as you would expect it to be, so much so, that we doubt NBC will even be releasing any additional video clips. Feldman claims that he is currently collaborating with Snoop Dogg on a new track called “Go 4 It”, which is perhaps why he was asked to appear on “The Today Show” in the first place.

Feldman, looking like a mix between Lord Voldemort and Michael Jackson, choppily danced robotically around the stage flanked by his band of women dressed as angels whom he referenced as “Corey’s Angels” (clever … really!).  Judging by the reactions people are having via social media, it appears that Feldman many have to hit the drawing board once again in an attempt to launch his music career.

He appeared to be taking this dead seriously, while those that were able to catch the performance thought the entire thing was utterly hilarious!  Check out the YouTube clips that surfaced below:

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Nina Sidell’s ‘Parenting for Life’ – A Revolutionary New Paradigm for Families http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/nina-sidells-parenting-for-life-a-revolutionary-new-paradigm-for-families/ Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:50:11 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com/?p=32952 131337-473954-3_320x400(PCM) Many parenting books that are filled with advice for parents with children of all ages seem like a tug-of-war; but now there is a book with an honest, empowering, and extremely positive and helpful approach to parenting

Author Nina Sidell, M.A. has written “Parenting for Life,” an exciting new parenting book focused on strengthening your relationship with your child — starting from the baby and toddler stages, through the teen years, and continuing until they are mature adults. A true visionary, she has found a way for adults to look back to discover and heal the way they were parented.

“Parenting for Life,” received the internationally prestigious “Mom’s Choice Award,” which honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services, and the cutting-edge and thought-provoking book has also been endorsed by Deepak Chopra, MD, who said: “If you are interested in conscious parenting, this book is an excellent guide.”

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131337-473954-3_320x400(PCM) Many parenting books that are filled with advice for parents with children of all ages seem like a tug-of-war; but now there is a book with an honest, empowering, and extremely positive and helpful approach to parenting

Author Nina Sidell, M.A. has written “Parenting for Life,” an exciting new parenting book focused on strengthening your relationship with your child — starting from the baby and toddler stages, through the teen years, and continuing until they are mature adults. A true visionary, she has found a way for adults to look back to discover and heal the way they were parented.

“Parenting for Life,” received the internationally prestigious “Mom’s Choice Award,” which honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services, and the cutting-edge and thought-provoking book has also been endorsed by Deepak Chopra, MD, who said: “If you are interested in conscious parenting, this book is an excellent guide.”

Sidell explains in her powerful 288-page book, that other typical parenting books most often explore what is wrong with a child, where the child gets stuck, or how to remedy behavior problems.

Although these books are well meaning, Sidell says that they leave out “the essential opportunities for mutual learning and growth present within the parent-child relationship, and what the parent brings to the table.”

Many parenting books are filled with advice for parents with children of all ages yet miss the importance of the parent-child relationship across a lifetime. Now there is a book with a positive and revolutionary approach that holds parents accountable and propels healthy family relating; ideal for the times we are living in today.

There are many personalized aspects and developmental stages to deal with when raising and relating to children and young adults. “We now have a parenting manual that is designed to help parents, children, and families navigate their lifetime relationship better.”

“Parenting for Life,” Sidell explains, “Is a guide book for parents who are contemplating, expecting, raising, or relating to their children. The manual is designed to educate, encourage, and inspire individual and coupled parents.” Sidell’s award-winning new book, “Parenting for Life,” provides vital tools to help you connect with your growing and grown kids in new and powerful ways.

Sidell is a skilled, highly intuitive therapist in private practice. She has a B.A. in psychology, and her Master’s Degree in Expressive Arts Therapy. She works as a therapist and life coach with children, families, teens, women and couples; as well as writes, lectures and facilitates workshops on parenting, relationships and personal development. The mother of two sons, who resides in Suburban Philadelphia, has also written numerous articles for newspapers and magazines.

There are three sections in the book and her hands-on approach provides “homework assignments” at the end of each chapter for parents to follow.

One major piece of advice from Sidell is that “the best approach is to “view and enjoy our children for who they are from the get-go,” she explains in her book. “Our expectations are best managed when we look at ourselves, our histories, our attitudes, and our children as they are. It is most effective to be unconditionally loving, respectful, realistic, and supportive of your child in each moment.”

Sidell, who has worked as a therapist with children, couples and families for more than 25 years, goes to explain that “we must value children’s feelings, opinions, wishes, and limits as the lifetime relationship grows.”

Sidell said that families are no longer the picture of the popular ’50s TV show “Father Knows Best.” She explains while the meaning of family has remained relatively the same; the configuration and needs of today’s family has changed in modern times.

Her book on formulating successful lifetime parenting also encourages readers to create a Parenting Journal to work on each of the 20 homework assignments in the chapters of the book. “By applying the principles and practices of the book, you can personalize your own inspirational parenting journey.”

mca_book_coverHere is a close-up look at Nina Sidell’s vital lessons from “Parenting for Life.”

Q: Please tell me about your book.

NINA SIDELL: “Parenting for Life,” Creates a new niche’ and paradigm in parenting. The sub-title for Parenting for Life is “Consciously Creating Your Lifetime Relationship with Your Child.” This book helps readers connect with their children at all stages in their lifetime relationship. It holds parents accountable, discusses the importance of mutual love, respect, and empathy as well as healthy roles and limits. There is homework at the end of each chapter to support the parent on their journey. Practical and powerful, “Parenting for Life,” offers parents of all ages tools to strengthen and heal relationships with their children.

Q: Overall, how do you see your book, “Parenting for Life?”

NS: I feel that my book is a socially relevant and revolutionary guidebook for individuals and couples, both before and after they become parents. This new approach heals lives. It can also help heal adult children who need to better understand and forgive their parents.

Q: What is important to understand about your approach to parenting?

NS: We must tune into where our expectations as parents come from. With this orientation, we can better accept and allow for our children’s individual process. Development cannot be rushed; nor can individuality. Your responsibility is to try to understand what your child is both saying and showing to you, all the days of your lives.

Q: How important is being a role model for our children?

NS: Being the best role model possible is always the goal, since children follow their parent’s lead. I advise parents with children of all ages that the consistent messages they send and model to their children will take hold in some way. A parent models strength and vulnerability as the family leader and how to navigate their inner and outer worlds.

Q: What do you feel is a good path for a healthy parent-child relationship?

NS: It is helpful when a parent identifies their parental feelings and goals around being a parent and welcomes the development of this lifetime relationship. See and love your children as individuals with unique gifts and needs to be valued, cherished, and encouraged. Keep your child safe and grow alongside him or her as you both evolve. Beyond trying to be a friend to your child, a parent’s job is to be the team leader, primarily to be a protector, guide, safe role model, and consistently loving and responsive caregiver to your child. The process of learning and relating lasts a lifetime between parent and child. The relationship starts from the beginning of your time together until the end of your time together. Keep your mind and heart open every step of the way as you both learn and grow.

Q: Why did you write your book?

NS: After a near-death experience I realized that I wanted to expand my work as a practicing psychotherapist to reach more people. I found that the practices and tools that were effective for me as a mother and clinician working with families, couples, and children provided a powerful and practical set of tools — valuable information to share with the world. “Parenting for Life” creates a new parenting paradigm that heals lives.

Q: Please tell me more.

NS: Well, as parents we often learn while in the throes of the parenting experience. We hope to do the best for our children, with the love, skills and knowledge we have at the time. Sometimes parents behave as their parents did, which may or may not have worked then or be effective now. Children need the best start in life that they can have while parents need to take responsibility for their parenting style, history, and role in co-creating this unique lifetime relationship.

Q: Do you have advice for parents just starting out?

NS: I feel that the best approach is to view and enjoy your children for who they are from the get-go. Your feelings and expectations are best managed when you look at yourself and your attitudes about your children. Managing your time and self-care are very important to fortify your energy as life with a child unfolds. Educate yourself and seek support when need be as you learn about your child and how to best parent them.

Q: What does ‘effective conscious parenting’ mean?

NS: Effective conscious parenting is described when a parent is self-aware of their intentions, feelings, attitudes, words and actions toward their child, applying this awareness for the benefit of the child and the relationship. It is utilizing tools and practices that offer growth-focused parenting.

Q: What are some primary roles of an effective parent?

NS: An effective parent’s job is to provide the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual anchor that stabilizes your child’s sense of safety and security, and the wings that give him or her freedom to explore the environment and his or her identity. Another key, aside from keeping children feeling loved and safe, is supporting individuality. This includes accepting and supporting a child’s individual personality, gifts, self-expression, and needs.

Q: What else would you like to say about this?

NS: No two children are alike and each one must be treated as uniquely special. For every family there is typically some dysfunction and up’s and down’s. A parent who can be heart-centered ensures the importance of unconditional love and respect. Inviting appropriate, open dialogue, creating healthy routines and boundaries, and learning experiences are key. An open learning environment, such as welcoming “insight moments” and “lifetime insights” are practices that help the family focus on growth as opposed to challenges- which builds life skills for all.

Q: What is another key to keep in mind?

NS: A home that is filled with love fills up the giver and the receiver… one major key to successful parenting is that love and respect go together, and that they are valued as mutual practices between parent and child. Knowing home is a safe harbor provides shelter from the storms of life, reassuring your child that he or she is not alone. Living in a home that is treated like a sacred place is the best way to start the day and the most reassuring way to end the night.

For further information about Author, Speaker, Life Coach and Therapist Nina Sidell, M.A. and “Parenting for Life,” please go to: www.LiveInspiredwithNina.com. The book is available from Amazon, Create Space, Kindle, and Barnes & Noble.

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Woman Sues Her Parents For Posting Her Embarrassing Baby Photos Online http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/woman-sues-her-parents-for-posting-her-embarrassing-baby-photos-online/ Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:40:38 +0000 http://amyth.com/?p=3230 (PCM) Seriously, people these days will come up with a lawsuit for just about anything! An 18-year old Austrian woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, is suing her own parents for posting embarrassing baby photos of her on Facebook. She claims that over the last seven years her parents have continually posted more than 500 images of her as a baby and refused to take them down even though the woman has requested their removal several times. It seems she reached her breaking point and made the decision to get the courts involved. Her parents feel that because they took the photos (and you know, she is their daughter and […]

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(PCM) Seriously, people these days will come up with a lawsuit for just about anything! An 18-year old Austrian woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, is suing her own parents for posting embarrassing baby photos of her on Facebook. She claims that over the last seven years her parents have continually posted more than 500 images of her as a baby and refused to take them down even though the woman has requested their removal several times.

It seems she reached her breaking point and made the decision to get the courts involved. Her parents feel that because they took the photos (and you know, she is their daughter and all) that he has the right to post the images. The woman obviously does not feel the same way and says “They knew no shame and no limit—and didn’t care whether it was a picture of me sitting on the toilet or lying naked in my cot—every stage was photographed and then made public.”

Despite how ridiculous this lawsuit seems the woman’s lawyer feels that she has a good chance of victory over her parents if she can show that the images violated her right to a personal life and her parents could be forced to not only pay for her legal fees, but also her “pain and suffering”. Good grief!  Aren’t parents allowed to be proud of their children. More than likely the photos were only posted in good fun.

Why do we get the feeling that if this case succeeds we are going to be seeing more and more of this type of lawsuit popping up all around the world, as we are sure there are more than a few people out there who have some embarrassing baby pictures taken by their parents that they would rather not share with the world a.k.a. Facebook.

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Director Peter Berg Wants To Do The Rundown 2 With The Rock Again http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/director-peter-berg-wants-to-do-the-rundown-2-with-the-rock-again/ Thu, 15 Sep 2016 22:38:58 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9854 rock-3

 

 

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Dwayne Johnson has been the talk of the town recently. It was announced by Forbes that The Rock was the highest paid actor in Hollywood in 2016. Now Director Peter Berg is speaking out about possibly wanting to do a sequel to one of The Rock’s earliest films The Rundown.

The Rundown was released in the early 2000s and starred The Rock alongside Sean William Scott, Rosario Dawson, and Christopher Walken. The film revolved around an unlikely pairing of (Johnson and Scott) who travel to the Brazilian rainforest in search of a rare statue. A ruthless warlord (Walken) and his mercenaries kidnap them and take the statue.

The movie was a success with fans and critics alike. Back then The Rock had some TV experience and a minor role in The Mummy Returns, and a starring role in The Scorpion King. With the success of The Rundown it proved that The Rock could be a leading man.

Now fast forward years later and director Peter Berg who directed The Rundown has expressed interest in doing a possible sequel to The Rundown. Berg who spoke at Toronto International Film Festival. Berg was out promoting his new movie Deepwater Horizon. Berg made various statements to various media outlets that his interest in making, The Rundown 2 if The Rock got a solid costar, and that solid costar’s name is Jonah Hill.

Hill who has dabbled in serious melodramas as of late seems, but Hill can hit it out of the park when it comes to comedy. Hill has an endless list of comedy hits to his name. Berg believes that the Rock and Hill would have great chemistry on screen. But we will have to wait quite some time for a sequel. The Rock’s schedule seems to be on full throttle with the shooting of Baywatch, Rampage, and his hit HBO series Ballers.

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Did You Ever Wonder Just Want An Auctioneer Is Saying During His Chant? It Actually Isn’t Gibberish! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/did-you-ever-wonder-just-want-an-auctioneer-is-saying-during-his-chant-it-actually-isnt-gibberish/ Wed, 14 Sep 2016 21:05:05 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9850 auctioneer1

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(PCM) We have always gotten a case of the giggles when listing the incredibly fast-paced chant of an auctioneer. Upon first listen it can truly sound like nothing more than a bunch of gibberish, however, the mystery has now been solved and someone has finally broken down just what the auctioneer is actually saying. Surprisingly they are normal words, just said a ridiculous speed.

Barry Baker of Ohio Real Estate took a few minutes to create a rather informative video breaking down (in normal speed) just what is flowing from the mouths of most auctioneers.

It’s hilarious because after watching the video we can actually begin to pick out a few of the words a bit more clearly even when the auctioneer is spitting them out at rapid pace. Baker says that the auctioneers use a lot of filler words such as “bid”, “dollar”, and “now” which can sound a bit jumbled when spoken at fast paces.

You can read Baker’s auctioneer speech below to get an even better understanding:

“The auction’s on. What are you going to give for it? Would you give 200 dollars? Well, then, give a hundred. I’ve got a hundred, now a hundred-and-a-quarter. Would you give a hundred-and-a-quarter? Now a hundred-and-a-half. A hundred-and-a-half, would you give one-seventy-five? One-seventy-five, now two hundred. Two hundred, now two-and-a-quarter. Anyone else, give two-and-a-quarter? Sold, two hundred dollars.”

Well, thanks for clearing that up!

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Eddie Vedder Joins The Concert Across America To End Gun Violence Show In NYC! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/eddie-vedder-joins-the-concert-across-america-to-end-gun-violence-show-in-nyc/ Wed, 14 Sep 2016 19:38:51 +0000 http://unskinnypop.com/?p=48831 (PCM) Organizers of the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence today announced that Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam has joined the lineup for the nationwide concert’s headliner event at New York’s Beacon Theatre on September 25 – the Congressionally-designated date to remember murder victims. Vedder will take the stage with previously­ announced artists Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Marc Cohn and Vy Higginsen’s Gospel Choir of Harlem. Tickets are on sale at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/3B005106BA741DB9 and all Ticketmaster locations. The Beacon Theatre is among 250 venues nationwide where more than 1,000 artists will lend their voices and mobilize to make the country’s epidemic of gun violence a voting issue in the November elections. […]

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(PCM) Organizers of the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence today announced that Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam has joined the lineup for the nationwide concert’s headliner event at New York’s Beacon Theatre on September 25 – the Congressionally-designated date to remember murder victims. Vedder will take the stage with previously­ announced artists Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Marc Cohn and Vy Higginsen’s Gospel Choir of Harlem.

Tickets are on sale at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/3B005106BA741DB9 and all Ticketmaster locations.

The Beacon Theatre is among 250 venues nationwide where more than 1,000 artists will lend their voices and mobilize to make the country’s epidemic of gun violence a voting issue in the November elections. Spearheaded by Massachusetts­-based Stop Handgun Violence (SHV) partnering with Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence and dozens of other organizations, the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence will feature performances at a diverse array of venues ranging from churches and school gymnasiums to honky­tonks, theatres and hotel rooftops.

From The Rooftop at The Standard, Downtown LA in Los Angeles, and Lola’s Trailer Park in Fort Worth, TX, to the Brighton Music Hall in Boston and the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA, artists will give voice to the more than five hundred thousand Americans murdered by a firearm since the mass shooting at the University of Texas on Aug. 1, 1966.
“Every day in America over 90 people die and 200 are injured from largely preventable gun violence. It’s time we all take a stand against the epidemic of gun violence and hold our elected officials accountable. This coast-to-coast concert and mobilizing effort will ensure that gun violence prevention is front and center in the November elections and beyond,” SHV Founder John Rosenthal said.

Visit www.ConcertAcrossAmerica.org for more information. #ConcertAcrossAmerica to #EndGunViolence.

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Made In America Celebrates Five Years In The City Of Brotherly Love! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/made-in-america-celebrates-five-years-in-the-city-of-brotherly-love/ Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:44:25 +0000 http://unskinnypop.com/?p=48806 (PCM) The Budweiser Made In America Festival has become a Labor Day tradition in the city of Philadelphia and this year the eclectic Jay-Z curated musical extravaganza celebrated it’s fifth anniversary in the city of brotherly love. It has been truly amazing to witness this festival continue to grow each and every year and we don’t think another festival in the country features the same level of artist diversity as Made In America. At times the Made In America festival can truly seem like a game of spot the celebrity and this year was no different. Throughout the weekend there were many reported (and confirmed) sightings of former President Bill […]

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(PCM) The Budweiser Made In America Festival has become a Labor Day tradition in the city of Philadelphia and this year the eclectic Jay-Z curated musical extravaganza celebrated it’s fifth anniversary in the city of brotherly love. It has been truly amazing to witness this festival continue to grow each and every year and we don’t think another festival in the country features the same level of artist diversity as Made In America.

At times the Made In America festival can truly seem like a game of spot the celebrity and this year was no different. Throughout the weekend there were many reported (and confirmed) sightings of former President Bill Clinton, Malia Obama, a slew of secret service and S.W.A.T. team officers, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Michael B. Jordan, and someone even claimed they saw Kanye West on the grounds (but we doubt it). It is a who’s who of the entertainment industry and we adore being right in the thick of it!

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Headliners Rihanna on Saturday night and Coldplay on Sunday night absolutely slayed with their performances. We seriously can’t believe it had taken Rihanna this long to coordinate schedules with Jay-Z to make an appearance at the festival, as she has been a Roc Nation artist for years. Reading several other reviews of Rihanna’s performance, we couldn’t believe that more people were taking the time to comment on her clothing and boots (which were fantastic by the way) and not her absolutely amazing showmanship. This lady knows how to commandeer an audience and was hypnotizing to watch.

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Rihanna opened with a very dark and soulful rendition of the hit “Stay” which she performed from the top of the soundboard behind the audience before sashaying her way across a lowered catwalk which carried her across the Ben Franklin Parkway directly over top of the audience. It was magical. Rihanna plowed through her hits such as “B*tch Better Have My Money”, “Umbrella”, “Live Your Life” and “Rude Boy”. Fans were hoping that we might get a glimpse of current boy toy Drake at some point during her performance, however no such luck here in Philly.

If we thought Rihanna’s performance to close out Saturday night was impressive, we had no idea what was about to hit with Coldplay’s amazing set to close out Sunday night. They were phenomenal. Vocalist Chris Martin and the rest of the band brought their A-game to their 90 minute Made In America performance.

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The stage was bright and colorful and a glorious array of fireworks went off as Coldplay kicked off their set with the trippy “Headful of Dreams”. The band then kicked things into high gear incorporating the entire audience into the show with the use of LED lighted bracelets that lit up in time with the music that was being played. It was an amazing sight to behold. Highlights of their set included “Yellow”, “Paradise”, “Clocks” and a gorgeous rendition of “Evergold” that nearly brought us to tears.

Music has always had the power to unite and looking out around the crowd we saw that unity on full display. There were no lines of separation between race, religion, political affiliation or sexuality. It was just people, coming together as one, getting lost in the music that spoke to our souls.

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The overall diversity of this year’s line-up was fantastic, while there were of course some performances we could have lived without for example, the utter boredom we endured during the Sunday evening set from FKA Twigs and not being all that impressed with Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, majority of the performances this year were spot-on. We loved rocking out with Collegrove ( 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne), Chance The Rapper,  Jamie XX, Martin Garrix, and DJ Khaled.  Artists such as Gary Clark, Jr and Dorothy are always a treat, however we definitely are hoping that 2017 features just a few more artists that lean heavier on the rock side, as this year was incredibly hip-hop heavy.

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What we love about Made In America also has a lot to do with their charitable activities as well. The Cause Village is a wonderful area to visit as it is chock full of ways in which we can all become involved to help our world become a better place. It is not something you see at a lot of other festivals, so we certainly praise Made In America for teaching individuals, especially the younger generation, about the importance of giving back.

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The audience, as in years past, was sea of red, white and blue and it was fantastic to see so many young people out having a good time and showing a ton of pride for their country. Diversity is what makes America great and yet again it was wonderful to witness so many people coming together as one in the spirit of music and the close out the summer festival season having the time of their lives.

Please visit the PopCultureMadness Facebook page to see more incredible images from the Budweiser Made In America 2016 festival!

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Kevin Mazur (Getty)

 

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No, David Bowie’s Ashes Were Not Scattered At The Burning Man Festival http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/no-david-bowies-ashes-were-not-scattered-at-the-burning-man-festival/ Tue, 13 Sep 2016 19:09:22 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9847 david-bowie1

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(PCM) Whoever started the ridiculous rumor that the late David Bowie’s ashes were scattered throughout the grounds of the recent Burning Man Festival held in the Nevada desert has just been shut down. David Bowie’s son, director Duncan Jones took to Twitter to dispel the rumor that had been circulating claiming that he and his godson took his late father’s ashes to Burning Man to be spread as per the late singer’s final wishes.

Jones went a step further and claimed that if his father did want his ashes to be spread anywhere it would more than likely be at Skegness Butlins, a resort and fairground in England. Definitely not Burning Man!

Surprisingly, E! News was one of the first outlets to misreport on the false information about Bowie’s ashes at Burning Man, as they felt they had a reliable source. They claim the source revealed “David’s godchild and David had long talks about Burning Man and what it stands for, and David loved the message behind it.” The source also claimed that a memorial service took place for Bowie during the festival.  While that service may or may not have occurred, one thing is for sure, Bowie ashes are certainly not spread in the Nevada desert.

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Torrid Debut ‘Empire’ Fashion Collection http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/torrid-debut-empire-fashion-collection/ Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18:05:58 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com/?p=32948 torrid-empire

(PCM) We adore both Torrid and Empire so this is a true win win!  Torrid, the fastest growing plus size fashion brand in America, and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products are pleased to announce the “Empire” fashion collection, featuring designs inspired by the hit TV show, which premieres its third season on FOX September 21. The limited edition collection launched and is available exclusively at Torrid.com.

Torrid’s “Empire” collection features looks inspired by the show’s five leading characters: Cookie Lyon, Anika Calhoun, Rhonda Lyon, Porsha Taylor and Becky Williams. Each piece is flawlessly designed for women sizes 10 to 30, letting them channel their favorite characters: Cookie’s diva with a capital ‘D’ extravagance, Anika’s sly sophistication, Rhonda’s fierce fashion sense, Porsha’s urban cool and Becky’s understated glam.… Full Story

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(PCM) We adore both Torrid and Empire so this is a true win win!  Torrid, the fastest growing plus size fashion brand in America, and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products are pleased to announce the “Empire” fashion collection, featuring designs inspired by the hit TV show, which premieres its third season on FOX September 21. The limited edition collection launched and is available exclusively at Torrid.com.

Torrid’s “Empire” collection features looks inspired by the show’s five leading characters: Cookie Lyon, Anika Calhoun, Rhonda Lyon, Porsha Taylor and Becky Williams. Each piece is flawlessly designed for women sizes 10 to 30, letting them channel their favorite characters: Cookie’s diva with a capital ‘D’ extravagance, Anika’s sly sophistication, Rhonda’s fierce fashion sense, Porsha’s urban cool and Becky’s understated glam.

A closer look at each piece reveals intricate details: the ombre hues of Cookie’s luxurious faux fur coat, lace-up detailing on her curve-hugging blazer and pants, the zip-up side slit in Anika’s siren red dress. Sexy silhouettes demand attention in bold colors and custom prints. The collection is bound to be a smash hit with Torrid and EMPIRE fans alike.

“We’re huge fans of ‘Empire’ and our customers love it too,” says Kate Horton, SVP, General Merchandising Manager at Torrid. “So, we’re super proud to have designed this ‘Empire’ fashion collection. Now women of all different shapes and sizes can dress like the show’s leading characters: Cookie, Anika, Rhonda, Porsha and Becky.”

Entering its third season, “Empire” continues to shatter records, finishing the second season as the No. 1 show on broadcast television. Named a Top 10 Television Program of the Year by the American Film Institute, “Empire” was the only broadcast series to earn a Golden Globe Award nomination this past year in the category of Best Television Series – Drama. Additionally, Taraji P. Henson won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama and recently was nominated for an Emmy Award, for the second year in a row, in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Also, the Season One soundtrack was nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

The 12-piece “Empire” fashion collection includes:

· Lace Maxi Dress $78.90

· Ombre Faux Fur Coat $118.90

· Lace-Up Blazer $68.90

· Lace-Up Pant $64.90

· Faux Fur Stole $34.00

· Crisscross Back Jumpsuit $78.90

· Leopard Print Asymmetrical Dress $68.90

· V-Neck Bodycon Dress $68.90

· Hooded Sweatshirt Dress With Faux Fur $58.90

· Plaid Cropped Sweater $44.90

· Plaid Pencil Skirt $58.90

· Floral Skater Dress $75.90

· Colorblock Swing Dress $74.90

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Steamy Trailer For ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Has Been Unleashed http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/steamy-trailer-for-fifty-shades-darker-has-been-unleashed/ Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:52:34 +0000 http://pcmreviews.com/news/?p=26810 (PCM) Whose ready for some more? It’s very hard not to become hot and bothered by the steamy trailer for the upcoming film “Fifty Shades Darker”!  The film is set for release just in time for Valentine’s Day hitting theaters on February 10, 2017. The trailer features the song “Crazy In Love” performed by Miguel and it’s incredibly sensual! About “Fifty Shades Darker”: Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon. Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015’s blockbuster film that grossed more than $560 million globally, the new installment […]

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(PCM) Whose ready for some more? It’s very hard not to become hot and bothered by the steamy trailer for the upcoming film “Fifty Shades Darker”!  The film is set for release just in time for Valentine’s Day hitting theaters on February 10, 2017.

The trailer features the song “Crazy In Love” performed by Miguel and it’s incredibly sensual!

About “Fifty Shades Darker”:

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon. Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015’s blockbuster film that grossed more than $560 million globally, the new installment arrives for Valentine’s Day and invites you to slip into something a shade darker.

When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.

Also returning from Fifty Shades of Grey are Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini, who are joined for the first time by Oscar® winner Kim Basinger, Hugh Dancy, Bella Heathcote and Eric Johnson.

Fifty Shades Darker is directed by James Foley (Fear, House of Cards) and once again produced by Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Marcus Viscidi, alongside E L James, the creator of the culture-spanning blockbuster series. The screenplay is by Niall Leonard, based on the book by James.

Genre: Drama

Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Hugh Dancy, Eric Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Bella Heathcote with Kim Basinger and Marcia Gay Harden

Directed by: James Foley

Screenplay by: Niall Leonard

Based on the Novel by: E L James

Produced by: Michael De Luca, E L James, Dana Brunetti, Marcus Viscidi

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Yes, Umbilical Cord Art Is Really A Thing http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/yes-umbilical-cord-art-is-really-a-thing/ Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:03:57 +0000 http://amyth.com/?p=3225 (PCM) If you are the type to get queasy we suggest you look no further as it seems umbilical cord art is now a thing! New mothers are finding a way to put the umbilical cord to use in several artistic ways. We didn’t even realize that afterbirth crafting was actually a trend! Looks like the trend of new mothers consuming the placenta directly after birth is on the way out and umbilical cord art is on the way in and both make us equally squeamish. The new mothers are taking the dried up body fluids and tissues from the umbilical cord and crafting it into various shapes such as […]

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(PCM) If you are the type to get queasy we suggest you look no further as it seems umbilical cord art is now a thing! New mothers are finding a way to put the umbilical cord to use in several artistic ways. We didn’t even realize that afterbirth crafting was actually a trend!

Looks like the trend of new mothers consuming the placenta directly after birth is on the way out and umbilical cord art is on the way in and both make us equally squeamish. The new mothers are taking the dried up body fluids and tissues from the umbilical cord and crafting it into various shapes such as hearts or spirals and even spelling out the word “love” is an incredibly popular choice.

They are then framing the dried umbilical cord art to hang as wall art either in the nursery or other areas of the home. This is totally not something we would like to walk in and find on someone’s wall, but to each their own it seems. You should see some of the images people have posted on Pinterest and Instagram showcasing this art, as it truly takes things to an entirely new level. Buzzfeed gathered quite a collection to showcase.

The art has been described by new mothers as both “amazing” and “magical”, but others tend to find it a bit disturbing. Many women feel that the last thing on their minds after giving birth to their child would be trying to save the umbilical cord for the sake of art. Either way the trend is beginning to take off and don’t be surprised to see a lot more umbilical cord art pieces hanging in the homes of new parents, disgusting or not!

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The Transformers – The Movie 30th Anniversary Edition Review – Its Got the Touch http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/the-transformers-the-movie-30th-anniversary-edition-review-its-got-the-touch/ Tue, 13 Sep 2016 07:52:56 +0000 http://www.ageofthenerd.com/?p=7990 It has been 30 years since the best and most tearjerking Transformers movie was made. Thanks to Shout! Factory and Hasbro, the animated film is back with a special 30th anniversary edition. There’s three different versions of The Transformers – The Movie 30th Anniversary Edition; a two-disc steelbook, a two-disc Blu-ray and a DVD. The more »

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It has been 30 years since the best and most tearjerking Transformers movie was made. Thanks to Shout! Factory and Hasbro, the animated film is back with a special 30th anniversary edition. There’s three different versions of The Transformers – The Movie 30th Anniversary Edition; a two-disc steelbook, a two-disc Blu-ray and a DVD. The version I will be reviewing here is the two-disc Blu-ray version.

7121_tnThe first time I seen The Transformers – The Movie was about five or six years ago. Yeah, I know I was a bit late. A friend let me borrow his copy and the quality wasn’t that great. This time around, it was the best quality that it could possibly be. The film is 1080p HD Widescreen  (1.85.1) and full frame (1.33.1). That’s right! The Blu-ray version includes a widescreen version of the film on one disc and a full from version on the other disc (also includes a digital copy). For those that are all about the nostalgia, don’t worry, even with the amazing quality the nostalgia is still there, especially with the heavy synth inspired soundtrack that includes a song by “Weird Al” Yankovic.

This animated film has all of your favorite Transformers but I do have to warn you that some of your favorites don’t last too long and this is why it’s the saddest Transformers movie out there. I’m about to go into spoiler territory for a 30 year old film…

You were warned!

During the first few minutes of the film, there’s an all out war between the Autobots and the Decepticons. The Autobots are all essentially wiped out even the leader himself, Optimus Prime. Now I wasn’t alive when The Transformers – The Movie was first released but I can only imagine how Transformers fans all over the world felt when they witnessed that shocking and heartbreaking scene. Years later, I’m still shocked that writer Ron Friedman, chose to actually kill off the most known character of the franchise.

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There’s action on top of action in this film but it still manages to get a story across. Here’s the official synopsis:

The AUTOBOTS, led by the heroic OPTIMUS PRIME, prepare to make a daring attempt to retake their planet from the evil forces of MEGATRON and the DECEPTICONS. Unknown to both sides, a menacing force is heading their way – UNICRON. The only hope of stopping UNICRON lies within the Matrix of Leadership and the AUTOBOT who can rise up and use its power to light their darkest hour. Will the AUTOBOTS be able to save their native planet from destruction or will the DECEPTICONS reign supreme?

Where things get a bit jumbled up is with all of the new characters that this film introduced. Though the characters in the film are voiced by some huge names like Orson Wells, Leonard Nemoy, Robert Stack, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson and Scatman Crothers, it can take some time to remember the names of some of the newer additions. The reason why Friedman decided to wipe out all of the beloved Transformers is because Hasbro made only made this film so they could release the next series of Transformers toys. Out with the old in with the new would be an understatement. This was explained in the very in-depth documentary that is included in the bonus features, “Til All Are One.

The bonus features is what gives this 30th anniversary edition the power.

The Transformers bonus features are everything a life-long Transformers fan could want. The “Til All Are One” documentary gives you all the behind-the-scenes info about the film with interviews from some of the cast and crew. The documentary alone is about an hour in length (I’m not sure on exact time). Along with that you get info about the way the animation was done to even how the classic soundtrack was put together. Also included with the bonus features are audio commentary with directer Nelson Shin, story consultant Flint Dille and voice actress Susan Blu who provides the voice for Arcee; you get animated storyboards and the original trailer and tv spots. They are all great bonus features.

I was very happy with this 30th anniversary edition of The Transformers – The Movie. Though the movie obviously is a product of the 80’s it still holds up today. There’s a great story, lots of action and even shocking moments and the cast was great. You obviously can’t go wrong with this one.

I would give The Transformers – The Movie 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray an 8.5 out of 10.

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Star Trek Celebrates 50th Anniversary! Did You Know Lucille Ball Saved The Series? http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/star-trek-celebrates-50th-anniversary-did-you-know-lucille-ball-saved-the-series/ Sun, 11 Sep 2016 16:02:11 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9844 lucy-star-trek

(PCM) The iconic and cult-favorite series Star Trek is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary, but did you know that the series almost didn’t make it on the air? It was actually saved by actress and producer Lucille Ball!

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(PCM) The iconic and cult-favorite series Star Trek is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary, but did you know that the series almost didn’t make it on the air? It was actually saved by actress and producer Lucille Ball!

Lucy was the head of Desilu Productions and when it was revealed how much the pilot episode of the Star Trek series was going to be to complete it was initially rejected by the production company. Lucy overruled her entire board of directors and made sure that the pilot was produced.  It was later rejected by NBC back in 1964, however the network did ask for another pilot to be filmed with actor William Shatner taking on the role of Captain Kirk.

Lucy financed the project once again going against the judgement of her board of directors. Just another reason why we certainly love Lucy even more!

Actor William Shatner spoke with AARP magazine last month in regards to looking back on 50th anniversary celebration. On the subject of Star Trek being a hit show he said “I mean, Star Trek teetered on the brink for three years. Even while we were on the air, I was probably keeping my eyes open for other jobs.”

When speaking about the power of “Enterprise” Shatner commented “I was making a documentary, and I needed an airplane. So I cold-called an executive at the Canadian airplane manufacturer Bombardier and asked to borrow one. He said, ‘Sure! I became an aeronautical engineer because of you. This is my payback.’”

He went on to jokingly speak out his Starfleet rivals saying “I’m jealous of all the captains who followed me. Some are even young and good looking. I was young and good looking; the important word is ‘was.’”

When asked about being at peace with Captain Kirk, Shatner reveals “Whatever success I’ve had is because of him. I was a leading man, kissing the girls and fighting the villains. That’s not a bad bag to be in.”

A little more Star Trek history: 

Star Trek: The Original Series made its broadcast debut 50 years ago on September 8, 1966, premiering with “The Man Trap.” With this premiere, Star Trek promised to take viewers on a five-year mission where no one had gone before. However, that mission almost ended before it began, as the network rejected the original pilot episode, believing it was “too slow” with “not enough action.” Titled “The Cage,” that first pilot episode would be locked away and not broadcast in its completed form until 22 years later.

The early story of the Star Trek debut is fascinating to fans of classic television and Sci Fi. Beginning in 1966, the Trek journey began with a pilot episode titled “The Cage.” While this episode featured familiar elements, it was otherwise quite different from the Star Trek series audiences would soon discover. This first pilot-to-series version takes place 13 years prior to James T. Kirk taking command of the U.S.S. Enterprise. It had a different Captain, Christopher Pike (Jeffrey Hunter), and with the exception of R. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) it had an entirely different crew and a very different feel. The network rejected this original version, and the episode did not air on television in its completed form until 1988. But the Star Trek concept and universe lived on. A second pilot was ordered and from there the studio went on to produce new episodes, including what would be the premiere episode “The Man Trap” (1966), starring the beloved Star Trek crew led by Capt. James T. Kirk (William Shatner).

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Murder Suspect Pulls An Epic Escape From Police Custody http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/murder-suspect-pulls-an-epic-escape-from-police-custody/ Sun, 11 Sep 2016 15:06:17 +0000 http://amyth.com/?p=3222 (PCM) Las Vegas murder suspect Alonso Perez pulled an Houdini-like escape from police custody while he was being held in a police station interrogation room. Perez was being investigated for the murder of a man outside of a Las Vegas area McDonald’s restaurant. Once the detective who was interrogating him left the room, Perez was able to somehow break free of his handcuffs and then after a few minutes make his escape through a ceiling tile in the room. Video surveillance captured the entire ordeal, including the leg chains that Perez can still be seen wearing as he hoists his way up into the ceiling. It seem the no one […]

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(PCM) Las Vegas murder suspect Alonso Perez pulled an Houdini-like escape from police custody while he was being held in a police station interrogation room. Perez was being investigated for the murder of a man outside of a Las Vegas area McDonald’s restaurant.

Once the detective who was interrogating him left the room, Perez was able to somehow break free of his handcuffs and then after a few minutes make his escape through a ceiling tile in the room. Video surveillance captured the entire ordeal, including the leg chains that Perez can still be seen wearing as he hoists his way up into the ceiling.

It seem the no one was watching the surveillance cameras at the time of the incident. Great police work, guys! You can see the look of surprise on Perez’s face when he was able to break out of the handcuffs. He escape was successful, however that success was short-lived as he was later caught and arrested as second time after a four hour stand-off with police and FBI agents.

Seems this Houdini magically added quite a few more charges to his wrap sheet!

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Tim Gunn Criticizes The Fashion Industry For Not Accepting Plus-Size Women http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/tim-gunn-criticizes-the-fashion-industry-for-not-accepting-plus-size-women/ Sun, 11 Sep 2016 01:57:52 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com/?p=32944 tim-gunn

(PCM) The demand for stylish and high quality, yet affordable plus size fashion has been on the rise for a good number of years now, however the designers and the fashion industry overall do not want to accept it.

According to recent studies the average American woman is between a size 16 and size 18, however the overall majority of fashion designers outright refuse to create anything that is above a size 12. Do they not realize they are completely alienating a tremendous segment of the shopping population? Apparently they don’t seem to care.

Recently, Project Runaway host Tim Gunn ripped into the fashion industry for their failure to accept plus size women saying “I love the American fashion industry, but it has a lot of problems, and one of them is the baffling way it has turned its back on plus-size women.… Full Story

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(PCM) The demand for stylish and high quality, yet affordable plus size fashion has been on the rise for a good number of years now, however the designers and the fashion industry overall do not want to accept it.

According to recent studies the average American woman is between a size 16 and size 18, however the overall majority of fashion designers outright refuse to create anything that is above a size 12. Do they not realize they are completely alienating a tremendous segment of the shopping population? Apparently they don’t seem to care.

Recently, Project Runaway host Tim Gunn ripped into the fashion industry for their failure to accept plus size women saying “I love the American fashion industry, but it has a lot of problems, and one of them is the baffling way it has turned its back on plus-size women. It’s a puzzling conundrum. The average American woman now wears between a size 16 and a size 18, according to new research from Washington State University. There are 100 million plus-size women in America, and, for the past three years, they have increased their spending on clothes faster than their straight-size counterparts. There is money to be made here ($20.4 billion, up 17 percent from 2013). But many designers — dripping with disdain, lacking imagination or simply too cowardly to take a risk — still refuse to make clothes for them.”

In fact, Gunn even went out and spoke with several designers asking them why they fail to create for this particular demographic and their answers broke our hearts. Gunn claims their response was “I’m not interested in her.” Why? “I don’t want her wearing my clothes.” Why? “She won’t look the way that I want her to look.”

Ouch! They are seriously discriminating against a very large group of people. We are thrilled to hear that Tim Gunn has shared his thoughts on the matter and hopefully the fashion industry will see the error of their ways in good time.

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It Will Be A True Miracle If ‘Miracle Mattress’ Can Stay In Business After Controversial 9/11 Ad http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/it-will-be-a-true-miracle-if-miracle-mattress-can-stay-in-business-after-controversial-911-ad/ Sun, 11 Sep 2016 01:41:38 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9841 miracle-mattress1

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(PCM) There are literally no words to fully describe the idiocy of the folks over at Miracle Mattress store in San Antonio, Texas. The store manger a two colleagues decided to create a video showcasing their sale in honor of the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks calling it the Twin Towers sale.

Never ever should a national tragedy such as this one be used to boost sales, however these morons thought that it was fantastic idea, that is until the negative feedback began rolling in! You have to see this crazy video. We can’t believe anyone would think this was a good idea, as it is in complete poor taste.

The video has since gone viral and it was initially posted to the Miracle Mattress Facebook page. The offensive video was quickly removed and the store manager Cherise Bonnano who is seen in the video, has issued an emotional apology to the San Antonio news. She had the audacity to say “We are not hate, we are love. We are somebody that stands out. We’re Miracle Mattress, we make miracles happen. For our lives to be in danger, that’s not what we ever wanted,

Store owner Mike Bonnano also issued a statement saying “Effective immediately, Miracle Mattress will review our entire marketing strategy to ensure a stringent approval process will be in place to stop this from ever happening again. We will also engage a personnel review to hold these employees accountable for their actions.”

The store has also said that 30% of all sales made this weekend will be donated to the 9/11 foundation, however something tells us that is not going to be very much money as many people are already threatening to boycott the store. The store is currently closed indefinitely after they received several threats. No word on if they plan on reopening anytime soon.

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Lady Gaga’s Unveils New Single ‘Perfect Illusion’ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/lady-gagas-unveils-new-single-perfect-illusion/ Fri, 09 Sep 2016 04:57:38 +0000 http://unskinnypop.com/?p=48812 (PCM) We have finally gotten our hands on the highly anticipated new single from Lady Gaga titled “Perfect Illusion”. The track marks Gaga’s first solo release in nearly three years, as her last album was 2013’s  “Artpop”.  “Perfect Illusion” was produced by Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga, Kevin Parker, and BloodPop. Fans have heard snippets of the track and during last year’s iHeartRadio Music summit Gaga commented on the track saying “The song is about modern ecstasy… We found our sweet, simple, ragey way of saying it… I get this sick adrenaline rush every time I hear it.” Mother Monster appears to be poised and ready to make a big comeback with […]

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(PCM) We have finally gotten our hands on the highly anticipated new single from Lady Gaga titled “Perfect Illusion”. The track marks Gaga’s first solo release in nearly three years, as her last album was 2013’s  “Artpop”.  “Perfect Illusion” was produced by Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga, Kevin Parker, and BloodPop.

Fans have heard snippets of the track and during last year’s iHeartRadio Music summit Gaga commented on the track saying “The song is about modern ecstasy… We found our sweet, simple, ragey way of saying it… I get this sick adrenaline rush every time I hear it.”

Mother Monster appears to be poised and ready to make a big comeback with the release of the new single and the Little Monsters are absolutely overjoyed!

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Australian Researchers Create A Breakthrough Cure For Cancer http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/australian-researchers-create-a-breakthrough-cure-for-cancer/ Thu, 08 Sep 2016 20:08:54 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com/?p=32940 cancer-cure

(PCM) This news is probably some that the major pharmaceutical companies across the world would rather keep quiet, but it seem that Australian researchers have made a breakthrough in the cure for cancer with a drug known as Venetoclax. The drug targets a specific protein that helps cancer cells survive and then it literally “melts away” the cells that contain cancer.

The drug has gone through a rigorous testing process over a four year time period on 116 patients and it boasts an 80% success rate. Many patients that took part in the trial and research had previously undergone other treatments and after taking Venetoclax found themselves cancer free with little to no side-effects.… Full Story

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(PCM) This news is probably some that the major pharmaceutical companies across the world would rather keep quiet, but it seem that Australian researchers have made a breakthrough in the cure for cancer with a drug known as Venetoclax. The drug targets a specific protein that helps cancer cells survive and then it literally “melts away” the cells that contain cancer.

The drug has gone through a rigorous testing process over a four year time period on 116 patients and it boasts an 80% success rate. Many patients that took part in the trial and research had previously undergone other treatments and after taking Venetoclax found themselves cancer free with little to no side-effects. The research shows that one in five patients taking Venetoclax ended up cancer free. The medicine is taken only once a day orally.

The medicine targets a specific protein called BCL-2, which helps cancer cells survive, making them simply “melt away.” It was first discovered in the 1980s, but scientists couldn’t find an inhibitor for it until now. There is already a strong buzz surrounding the new drug in both the U.S. and U.N. and it is thought that in addition to treating forms of leukemia, it can also be used to battle other forms of cancer as well.

It has been speculated for many years that a cure for cancer exists, but the major pharmaceutical want it suppressed as cancer is a huge money maker for drug companies. We are happy to see that the Venetoclax has been given a fast track approval, however there is definitely more hurdles to overcome.  Do you feel that a cure for cancer has finally be found?

 

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New ‘Grease’ Fan Theory Changes How You View The Entire Film http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/new-grease-fan-theory-changes-how-you-view-the-entire-film/ Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:58:35 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9837 grease1

(PCM) A new fan theory surrounding the cult-hit film “Grease” has popped up on Reddit and everyone is losing their minds. The new theory suggests that our beloved Sandy Duncan was actually dead the entire time. No “Summer Nights” or …

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(PCM) A new fan theory surrounding the cult-hit film “Grease” has popped up on Reddit and everyone is losing their minds. The new theory suggests that our beloved Sandy Duncan was actually dead the entire time. No “Summer Nights” or “Hand-Jive”, as the theory suggests that the entire story line for the film takes place inside Sandy’s head.

The Reddit post goes on to explain that in the song “Summer Nights” Danny claims that he met Sandy on a beach singing “I saved her life, she nearly drowned”, however the theory claims that Danny actually never rescued Sandy at all and that she ended up drowning in the ocean. As she was dying she was dreaming that she had fallen in love with the hunky Danny who she had previously seen on the beach.

This theory explains the ending of the film where it appears that Danny and Sandy are driving his car up into the clouds, however it is actually Sandy flying off into heaven. Still seems a little far-fetched to us, being huge fans of the film, but I guess it could make some sense if you look at it that way. The theory also states that the last line of “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee (Reprise)” is “Goodbye to Sandra Dee.” Food for thought for sure!

The post goes on to say that the ending of the film is just too perfect. “Danny and Sandy are back together despite everything, Rizzo SUDDENLY isn’t pregnant AND Kenickie suddenly decides that he actually loves her, the geeky kid gets onto the sports team, EVERYTHING is suddenly okay, just the way that sweet, innocent Sandy would have wanted it to be.”

Another fan theory suggests that it was actually Danny who died during the beach rescue attempt and the film is based upon how he would have imagined the scenario to unfold. He even made up the name “Sandy” because they died together on the beach. That is definitely an even darker take on the story. We prefer to look at “Grease” as a happy high school love story, how about you?

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What Is With All The Alien Sightings Near Peru? New Video Evidence Surfaces! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/what-is-with-all-the-alien-sightings-near-peru-new-video-evidence-surfaces/ Wed, 07 Sep 2016 23:29:55 +0000 http://amyth.com/?p=3219 (PCM) New video evidence has surfaced from a gas station surveillance camera in Peru that allegedly shows a small alien creature lurking along side the busy roadway.  Apparently, reported alien sights have been a big thing in South America recently, especially near the country of Peru. This new video is incredibly freaky as you can clear see some kind of creature moving about in the distance. One man, who is definitely braver than any of us, actually attempts to approach the creature, but it takes off quickly into the tall grass.  Currently, experts are trying to determine if the video footage has been tampered with or if this new sighting […]

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(PCM) New video evidence has surfaced from a gas station surveillance camera in Peru that allegedly shows a small alien creature lurking along side the busy roadway.  Apparently, reported alien sights have been a big thing in South America recently, especially near the country of Peru.

This new video is incredibly freaky as you can clear see some kind of creature moving about in the distance. One man, who is definitely braver than any of us, actually attempts to approach the creature, but it takes off quickly into the tall grass.  Currently, experts are trying to determine if the video footage has been tampered with or if this new sighting is some sort of elaborate hoax, but it definitely has people talking!

What do you think? Alien encounter or elaborate hoax?

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Supergirl Lands On The CW Network http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/supergirl-lands-on-the-cw-network/ Wed, 07 Sep 2016 21:18:18 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9831 supergirl-2

 

 

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(PCM) Fans were in an upheaval when it was announced earlier this year that CBS was canceling Supergirl after only one season on the network.  It was announced recently that Supergirl would be returning to the airwaves on CBS’S sister station the CW Network. The move is a smart one seeing that comic book based television shows are bringing in huge ratings for the network.

Supergirl was bringing an averaged 2.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.03 million viewers overall in Nielsen’s “live plus-7” estimates. It was CBS’ top-rated rookie drama this season in the demo, and was also its youngest-skewing drama with a median age of 55.6. CBS has been known to have given the axe to many shows in the past few years. It is like CBS is afraid to take a chance and try and find a new audience. I guess their mindset is, don’t break what is already working.

As Supergirl fly’s our way in the upcoming weeks it was announced that Tyler Hoechlin (Everybody Wants Some) has been cast as Superman/Clark Kent, the first live-action television incarnation of the Man of Steel since Smallville which went off the air in 2011. Hoechlin will be the sixth actor to portray the last son of Krypton on a live-action television series following George Reeves, John Haymes Newton, Gerard Christopher, Dean Cain, and Tom Welling.

The sophomore season looks right at home on the CW Network. Supergirl’s crossover episode on The Flash which aired in late March was a rating’s boost for the show. With Supergirl landing on the CW we can look forward to seeing many crossover’s with the DC Universe. Season one of Supergirl can now be seen on the CW on Monday nights at 8pm. The second season of Supergirl will premiere on the CW at 8 pm on Monday, October 10th.

 

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Disney Begins Fingerprinting Children Three Years And Older At Theme Parks http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/disney-begins-fingerprinting-children-three-years-and-older-at-theme-parks/ Wed, 07 Sep 2016 18:44:32 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9827 disney-finger-scan

(PCM) Raising quite a few security and privacy concerns, Disney has revealed that they will now be require fingerprint scanning of all guests including children ages 3 years and older. Adults visiting the Disney Theme parks have had to deal …

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(PCM) Raising quite a few security and privacy concerns, Disney has revealed that they will now be require fingerprint scanning of all guests including children ages 3 years and older. Adults visiting the Disney Theme parks have had to deal with finger print scanning for the past several years, but what raises concern is that now their children will be required to do the same, as prior, children ages 3-9 were exempt from having their finger scanned.

Disney says that the new policy has been put in effect as a way to battle fraud, as people had been trying to cheat the system and sneak more people into the park. The finger print scanners have been put in place at all Disney theme parks and water parks and uses biometric technology which Disney is calling their Ticket Tag Service.

For those that are concerned, Disney claims that they do not store any of the finger print information and that once the image of the finger print is scanned it is converted to a number system and the original image is deleted.  Disney is allowing parents who are not comfortable with their young children’s fingers being scanned to use their own finger instead, however doesn’t that seem to defeat the purpose of battle the fraud.

Either way, it is definitely stirring up some buzz and many are not happy with Disney’s newly implemented policy.

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The Complete Guide To Understanding Those Crazy Car Dashboard Symbols! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/the-complete-guide-to-understanding-those-crazy-car-dashboard-symbols/ Wed, 07 Sep 2016 14:56:23 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com/?p=32927 Dashboard-Lights1

(PCM) If you are anything like us then you are probably a bit too embarrassed to admit that you may not completely understand what is going when when your car dashboard lights up with an odd looking symbol and you know immediately something is amiss!

Looking at those crazy symbols can seem a lot like trying to read hieroglyphics, so we were thrilled to come across this handy chart that covers just about all the symbols and exactly what your car is trying to tell you!

Dashboard-Lights Of course each car is going to be a little bit different, but the chart above contains some of the most common symbols and what they mean.… Full Story

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(PCM) If you are anything like us then you are probably a bit too embarrassed to admit that you may not completely understand what is going when when your car dashboard lights up with an odd looking symbol and you know immediately something is amiss!

Looking at those crazy symbols can seem a lot like trying to read hieroglyphics, so we were thrilled to come across this handy chart that covers just about all the symbols and exactly what your car is trying to tell you!

Dashboard-Lights Of course each car is going to be a little bit different, but the chart above contains some of the most common symbols and what they mean.

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Man Dies And Leaves Behind A Rather Unique Collection Of Mannequins http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/man-dies-and-leaves-behind-a-rather-unique-collection-of-mannequins/ Tue, 06 Sep 2016 19:04:23 +0000 http://amyth.com/?p=3215 (PCM) It is no secret that people collect some odd items, however when they pass away the burden falls on the family to figure out just what to do with the beloved items that these individuals have painstakingly collected over the years. Such is the case with retired electrician Mike Martin who passed away at the age of 88, leaving his family to deal with his unique collection of “busty” mannequins. Martin collected dozens of mannequins over the years. He would tirelessly spend hours restoring, redressing and caring tenderly for his beloved collection of mannequins. He also added another rather odd feature to his mannequins during the restoration process. Martin […]

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(PCM) It is no secret that people collect some odd items, however when they pass away the burden falls on the family to figure out just what to do with the beloved items that these individuals have painstakingly collected over the years. Such is the case with retired electrician Mike Martin who passed away at the age of 88, leaving his family to deal with his unique collection of “busty” mannequins.

Martin collected dozens of mannequins over the years. He would tirelessly spend hours restoring, redressing and caring tenderly for his beloved collection of mannequins. He also added another rather odd feature to his mannequins during the restoration process. Martin would add a resin based filler to both puff up and enlarge the mannequins breasts. Definitely must have been his thing, but we say to each their own!

Now Martin’s entire collection of over 60 mannequins is available for auction including tons of clothing and accessories. Martin obviously had a thing for big breasted women, but we have no idea how his wife tolerated living with the collection for so many years. According to Martin’s daughter, she did really like it, but tolerated it for her husband’s sake.

We are sure she is more than ready to see them go to the highest bidder now!

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Burger King Attempts To Rename A Soccer Team And Gets Smacked Down Game Of Thrones Style! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/burger-king-attempts-to-rename-a-soccer-team-and-gets-smacked-down-game-of-thrones-style/ Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:44:36 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9823 BurgerKing-Zenit

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(PCM) Sports teams and corporate branding have always gone hand in hand, however some teams would rather not be associated with certain companies and that is exactly what happened when Burger King attempted to rename a small St. Petersburg soccer team.

The company received an absolutely hilariously response to their proposal that the Zenit team be renamed and change their logo to “Zenit Burger King” with Burger King offering to pay 500 million rubles (over $7.5 million) for the change. You would think for so many millions of dollars they would have come up with something a bit more creative, but nope!

The creativeness came with Zenit’s response to Burger Kings’s proposal which they shot down using an epic Game Of Thrones style smack down GIF. Guess they are truly not in it for the money!  The team chose an infamous clip for the HBO series Game Of Thrones where the hateful Prince Joffrey is smacked across the face by fan favorite character, Tyrion Lannister. In the GIF Prince Joffrey’s head has been replaced by the Burger King face mascot.  Ouch!  Looks like they got the point!

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Kanye Sets His Sights On Designing School Uniforms http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/kanye-sets-his-sights-on-designing-school-uniforms/ Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:19:26 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com/?p=32923 Kanye1

(PCM) Always one to chase the latest fashion trend, rapper Kanye West is setting his sights in a completely different direction claiming that he would now like to design school uniforms for the city of Chicago.

He feels that his school uniform designs would help bring about an end to bullying and classism within the public school system. Kanye may actually be on to something, as school uniform use in urban areas is on the rise according to the National Center for Education Statistic, especially in areas known for high rates of gang violence.

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(PCM) Always one to chase the latest fashion trend, rapper Kanye West is setting his sights in a completely different direction claiming that he would now like to design school uniforms for the city of Chicago.

He feels that his school uniform designs would help bring about an end to bullying and classism within the public school system. Kanye may actually be on to something, as school uniform use in urban areas is on the rise according to the National Center for Education Statistic, especially in areas known for high rates of gang violence.

On the other side the American Civil Liberties Union feels that incorporating school uniforms infringes upon students freedom of speech and expression. We can definitely see the pro and cons of this debate, however we would certainly be curious to see just what kind of uniform design Kanye would come up with, you can’t say you’re not curious, too!

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A Rabbi And Pamela Anderson Concoct An Anti-Porn Essay For The Wall Street Journal http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/a-rabbi-and-pamela-anderson-concoct-an-anti-porn-essay-for-the-wall-street-journal/ Fri, 02 Sep 2016 16:13:14 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9820 Pamela-Anderson-Rabbi

(PCM) Yes, that headline is actually true and just as ridiculous as it sounds! Former Playboy Playmate and actress Pamela Anderson teamed up with a Orthodox Jewish Rabbi Shmuley Boteach to craft an essay, which was recently published in the Wall …

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(PCM) Yes, that headline is actually true and just as ridiculous as it sounds! Former Playboy Playmate and actress Pamela Anderson teamed up with a Orthodox Jewish Rabbi Shmuley Boteach to craft an essay, which was recently published in the Wall Street Journal, focusing on the dangers of porn.

If we can recall, didn’t Pamela Anderson star in her very own sex tape with ex-husband Tommy Lee?  Guess this makes it okay now!

The duo wrote the essay as a response to the ongoing Anthony Weiner sex scandal saying “And if anyone still doubted the devastation that porn addiction wreaks on those closest to the addict, behold the now-shattered marriage of Mr. Weiner and Huma Abedin … From our respective positions of rabbi-counselor and former Playboy model and actress, we have often warned about pornography’s corrosive effects on a man’s soul and on his ability to function as husband and, by extension, as father. This is a public hazard of unprecedented seriousness.”

However, news flash!  The Anthony Weiner sex scandal has absolutely nothing to do with porn!

They conclude in their ill-crafted essay that men are the ones who are most affected by pornography addiction, however children can also easily become victims. They say that children are being raised in an “environment of wall-to-wall, digitized sexual images … They are the crack babies of porn.”

That is quite a description there! Always keeping it classy Pam!

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Hilarious Wedding RSVP Offers Up A Child As An Entree http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/hilarious-wedding-rsvp-offers-up-a-child-as-an-entree/ Fri, 02 Sep 2016 14:13:04 +0000 http://amyth.com/?p=3211 (PCM) Boy, do we love finding these gems via Reddit! A mistakenly printed wedding RSVP card is making viral waves as it hilariously offers up a child as one of the entree choices for an upcoming wedding. Right underneath the “will attend” or “will not attend” line, food choices are listed that include “beef”, “pork”, or “child (12 and under)”. So, unless one is a cannibal of sorts, option number three probably wouldn’t be your best choice! The Reddit poster wrote “I’ll have the 10 year old, please, medium rare…” What makes this even more comical is that the bottom of the RSVP requests that guest list any dietary restrictions. We […]

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(PCM) Boy, do we love finding these gems via Reddit! A mistakenly printed wedding RSVP card is making viral waves as it hilariously offers up a child as one of the entree choices for an upcoming wedding.

Right underneath the “will attend” or “will not attend” line, food choices are listed that include “beef”, “pork”, or “child (12 and under)”. So, unless one is a cannibal of sorts, option number three probably wouldn’t be your best choice!

The Reddit poster wrote “I’ll have the 10 year old, please, medium rare…”

What makes this even more comical is that the bottom of the RSVP requests that guest list any dietary restrictions. We can only imagine that the responses were hilarious!

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‘The Lost Arcade’ Review – An Ode to an Era http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/the-lost-arcade-review-an-ode-to-an-era/ Thu, 01 Sep 2016 21:04:46 +0000 http://pcmworldnews.com/news/?guid=83c6b749ef58cff7f886be12263a119c Remember the days where you would take your hard earned cash that your parents gave you as allowance money and turn it all into quarters that you would then stuff into your pockets, and with those quarters, you would leave a quarter on the screen of your favorite arcade game to say “I got next.” more »

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Remember the days where you would take your hard earned cash that your parents gave you as allowance money and turn it all into quarters that you would then stuff into your pockets, and with those quarters, you would leave a quarter on the screen of your favorite arcade game to say “I got next.” Those days were known as “the arcade era.” That era has been game over for about a decade but even after that era was gone, there were just few arcades that remained. One of those arcades was the Chinatown Fair arcade, located in the heart of New York’s Chinatown. Truth is, unless you were in New York anytime between the 1940’s and 2000’s, you probably never heard of it until now, thanks to The Lost Arcade documentary.

In The Lost Arcade, writer Irene Chin and director Kurt Vincent, take us into a history of an arcade that survived for nearly 7o years. An arcade that at one time featured a famous dancing and tic tac toe playing chicken until it became known for having all of the most popular arcade games in all of New York. the_lost_arcade_2

In this documentary, we hear firsthand accounts from people that have been attending Chinatown Fair for years, the owners and even from a Capcom employee. From the owners and the players that came from all of New York to play, you hear what Chinatown Fair meant to them. You can tell how passionate these people were about their favorite place to be. All of the commentary is accompanied by some vintage footage and a mix of low-quality and high-quality camerawork.

Though The Lost Arcade was about this one arcade in particular, it also focuses on what lead to the end of the arcade era, and this is where the Capcom employee come in. The Capcom employee basically stated that they started to stray away from releasing games like Street Fighter and Marvel vs Capcom in arcade form because they wanted to focus more on the home video game consoles (Playstation and Xbox) and their online gameplay. That’s really where they made their money in modern times of gaming. You can’t really blame a video game company for wanting to make money but in the end, when video game companies started focusing more on console, it was what killed the arcade era.

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The Lost Arcade is a hit of nostalgia but more than that, it’s an ode to an era. It’s an ode to a well-loved arcade for some and a place to call home for others. Even though I was not familiar with Chinatown Fair, I really did enjoy the film. I felt for these people that were regulars to the Chinatown Fair. Irene Chin did a great job in bringing a glimpse of what happened to arcades, while focusing on this one particular arcade. It pulls on the heartstrings a bit when you think back at all the people that went to these arcades to have fun, to meet people or to get away for awhile and then all of a sudden, these arcades start becoming more and more scarce year-to-year. It made me miss arcades even more than I already did.

The Lost Arcade will launch on VOD in September.

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Ladies Looking For A Quick Buck? You Can Sell Your Used Panties Online! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/ladies-looking-for-a-quick-buck-you-can-sell-your-used-panties-online/ Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:32:36 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com/?p=32918 panty1

(PCM) Ladies who are search of a way to make a few extra bucks will be surprised to learn that there is a whole online market dedicated to the buying and selling of used or soiled panties. As disgusting as it sounds, many women are making thousands of dollars just by selling their unmentionables to the highest buyer.

In fact, one woman in particular is making headlines after she wore the same pair of panties for three weeks straight (yuck!), but ended up selling them for the price tag of $5,000. If you can get over the yuckiness of it all, that is truly not a bad amount of money despite it being pretty gross.… Full Story

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(PCM) Ladies who are search of a way to make a few extra bucks will be surprised to learn that there is a whole online market dedicated to the buying and selling of used or soiled panties. As disgusting as it sounds, many women are making thousands of dollars just by selling their unmentionables to the highest buyer.

In fact, one woman in particular is making headlines after she wore the same pair of panties for three weeks straight (yuck!), but ended up selling them for the price tag of $5,000. If you can get over the yuckiness of it all, that is truly not a bad amount of money despite it being pretty gross.

The woman says she signed up through the website, Sophia Gray, which calls itself an online marketplace for “lovingly used underwear”.  Whatever that means! The woman noticed that others were making pretty good money off of the website and says she tries to list at least three to four pairs per week. In addition, to the $5,000 she made for wearing the underwear for three weeks for a client, she has made close to $4,000 in the six months that she has been using the website.

She claims that she would never do the whole three week panty wearing thing again, however she will continue to list on the site. She also says that buyers will know if you cheat so it’s not worth it, as apparently they are experts with their merchandise.

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Rock Allegiance Reveals Daily Band Line-ups, Gourmet Man Food, Craft Beer And Experiences! Interview With Executive Vice President Of Danny Wimmer Presents, Gary Spivack! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/rock-allegiance-reveals-daily-band-line-ups-gourmet-man-food-craft-beer-and-experiences-interview-with-executive-vice-president-of-danny-wimmer-presents-gary-spivack/ Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:01:03 +0000 http://unskinnypop.com/?p=48796 (PCM) The Gourmet Man Food lineup, craft beer selections and daily band lineups have been announced for the second annual Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, September 17 & 18 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA, just outside Philadelphia. Monster Energy Rock Allegiance will feature a lineup of over 35 bands on three stages, led by rock heavyweights Avenged Sevenfold and Alice In Chains, along with Slayer, The Offspring, Breaking Benjamin, Volbeat and many more. Last year’s single-day debut shattered Talen Energy Stadium’s previous attendance high by nearly 10,000 people, with over 26,000 total in attendance, prompting festival organizers to expand to two days. Weekend General Admission and VIP tickets–as well as […]

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(PCM) The Gourmet Man Food lineup, craft beer selections and daily band lineups have been announced for the second annual Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, September 17 & 18 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA, just outside Philadelphia.

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Monster Energy Rock Allegiance will feature a lineup of over 35 bands on three stages, led by rock heavyweights Avenged Sevenfold and Alice In Chains, along with Slayer, The Offspring, Breaking Benjamin, Volbeat and many more. Last year’s single-day debut shattered Talen Energy Stadium’s previous attendance high by nearly 10,000 people, with over 26,000 total in attendance, prompting festival organizers to expand to two days.

Weekend General Admission and VIP tickets–as well as a limited number of single day tickets—for Monster Energy Rock Allegiance are available at www.RockAllegiance.com.

The current daily band lineup for Monster Energy Rock Allegiance is as follows (subject to change):

Saturday, September 17: Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin, The Offspring, The Cult, Motionless In White, Baroness, Chevy Metal, Trivium, Buckcherry, Avatar, Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots, Sick Puppies, Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy, letlive., The Apocalypse Blues Revue, Skindred, Young Guns, The Word Alive, Dinosaur Pile-Up

Sunday, September 18: Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer, Volbeat, Chevelle, Pierce The Veil, Ghost, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Of Mice & Men, Sevendust, Hellyeah, The Amity Affliction, Neck Deep, Crobot, Twelve Foot Ninja, KYNG, Death Angel, Devour The Day, Hundredth

Festival doors open at 11:00 AM each day.

We caught up with Executive Vice President of Danny Wimmer Presents Gary Spivack to give us some details about this year’s expansion of Rock Allegiance from a single day festival to a multi-day experience.  He tells us “It’s such a crowded landscape with the festival craze in America and Philadelphia is no stranger to multiple shows.  We felt that Philadelphia and that whole surrounding area was such a great rock n’ roll town and region that we wanted to do a festival and we wanted to play it right and kind of put our foot in the water so to speak. We tried a one day and it connected big time and completely sold-out. It had a lot to do with the music and rock n’ roll , but it also had to do with the secondary entertainment that is very key for us that includes our gourmet man food, beverages and our craft beer and all the exciting sponsor and vendor installations that goes along with the festival.

These days if you just kind of throw together a festival by throwing up a couple of stages and have bad beer and corn dogs, people are not going to enjoy it.  People need the overall experience and rightfully so. They want to be entertained musically, but they also want to have a great meal, have some great brews with some great company to make a whole weekend out of it. We put our foot in the water and it connected and it was our goal from all along to have a whole weekend festival for Rock Allegiance.”

Spivack also went on to explain to us how challenging it can be to craft the festival experiences around multiple cities. He comments” It is challenging because America has gone festival crazy and we do our very best job which is painstakingly detailed to make it as global and regional as possible. Sure there are going to be bands that are duplicated at various rock festivals around America, but as long as the experience regionally is separate at each festival that is important to us. The food and the overall experience will be a little different at each festival, some of the bands will have a style that is a little different. Louder Than Life could have a little more of a classic rock lean at times, while Carolina Rebellion could have more of a southern rock element and then Rock On The Range could be a little more alternative, while Rock Allegiance in Philadelphia is more honed in on modern rock or hard rock n’ roll.

Spivack also spoke with us about the challenging of curating these rock festivals saying “We are always raising the bar. We are never going to be satisfied. We are extremely stoked about the [Rock Allegiance] line-up this year and yes, having Avenged Sevenfold with their first appearance in a couple years there and Alice In Chains, Slayer and Offspring and Breaking Benjamin supporting. We are all about bulk and making sure the entertainment value is there all day from entering the venue at noon all the way through to Avenged Sevenfold. We curate it so that if we throw bands like letlive or Crobot or Chevy Metal with Taylor Hawkins they are all very important to the overall festival.

While explaining more about the curating process and band who submit to play these festivals, Spivack comments, “It’s a daily siege! We take submissions and we go after band’s we covet, so we never say no to anybody, we listen to everything. We are always looking for diamonds in the rough and like I said, it’s important to have an Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains and Slayer up on top, but we also look for discoveries whether it’s a band like Crobot or Kyng. We look for future stars of tomorrow and are on the hunt for great new music too.

Spivack also spoke about the genre diversity that is present at many of these festivals and commented on the overall growth saying, ” We started this because we felt we wanted to serve the underserved. There were so many great festivals out there with Coachella and Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits, but no one was really serving the rock fan. I’m not talking about the metal fan or the punk fan or the alternative fan, but just rock n’ roll. We didn’t want to do it in New York or Los Angeles or Atlanta, but where there was the underserved, where a festival hasn’t been. That’s why we did Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH or Carolina Rebellion in Charlotte or Rock Allegiance because there really wasn’t a  hard rock festival in  the Philadelphia area.”

We commented to Spivack that anyone that feels rock is dead needs to come out to one of these festivals and see the massive crowds of everyone gathered together for the love of rock n’ roll.  He says ” I don’t even know what “rock is dead” means. You come out to our shows, for example Rock Allegiance which sells out and what does that tell you? It tells you that yeah, we might be the most popular kid in the classroom or the sexiest girl at the dance, but you don’t have to be. You just have to put together a ton of great bands at a good ticket price and offer great entertainment value and people will certainly come.”

PCM is proud to be offering up TWO pairs of GA Weekend Passes for Rock Allegiance….click here to enter for your chance to win!

Here’s a preliminary list of Monster Energy Rock Allegiance onsite experiences, including Gourmet Man Food and craft beer, as well as nonprofit organizations with a presence at the festival:

Gourmet Man Food: Monster Energy Rock Allegiance features a Gourmet Man Food experience celebrating what makes Philadelphia cuisine famous, unique and delicious. The current Gourmet Man Food lineup includes: Angry Bird Grill • Baby Blues BBQ • BrazBQ • Cheese E. Wagon • Chef Donte’s Delicious Dishes • Chickie’s & Pete’s • Dos Hermanos Tacos • Dump-N-Roll • Lil Trent’s • M.A.T.T.’s Food Truck • Mama’s Meatballs • Philly Delicias • Seoulfull Philly • Stella Jeanne’s Festival Foods • Sum Pig • The Cow And The Curd • The Tot Cart • Tilted Kilt • What’s the Catch

Craft Beer: Monster Energy Rock Allegiance is proud to support beer entrepreneurship with a celebration of local breweries and specialty drafts hailing from throughout the nation. The roster of regional and national craft beers is as follows: Evolution Craft Brewing Co (Salisbury, MD – Lot Nº 3 IPA, Jacques Au Lantern) • Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company (Dover, DE – Rams Head IPA, Oak Barrel Stout) • New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, CO – Fat Tire Amber Ale, Snapshot Wheat) • Starr Hill Brewery (Charlottesville, VA – Grateful Pale Ale, Northern Lights IPA) • Tröegs Independent Brewing (Hershey, PA – Perpetual IPA, DreamWeaver Wheat) • Victory Brewing Company (Downington, PA – Festbier, Headwaters Pale Ale).

Monster Energy Experience/Sampling: Monster Energy will be keeping all fans fueled up and ready to rock by offering free sampling on their Monster Energy viewing deck. Enjoy Monster Energy drinks from one of the best seats in the house. Make sure to check back throughout the festival for a schedule of Monster Energy’s interactive artist experiences.
Facebook: facebook.com/monsterenergy
#monsterenergy #monstermusic

Jack Daniel’s Experience: “Taste of Tennessee” invites visitors to come out and tour the nation’s oldest registered distillery from outside the Jack Daniel’s Hollow. Visitors get to see (and smell) whiskey dripping slowly through charcoal and the new oak barrels used in maturing Tennessee’s finest whiskey. The Jack Daniel’s Experience is open to all fans, 21 years old and up, for tours free of charge. Stop by the Jack Daniel’s Experience for interactive engagements throughout the weekend.
Facebook: facebook.com/jackdaniels
Instagram: @jackdaniels_us
#jackdaniels #BornToMakeWhiskey

Zippo: Zippo Encore will offer a full stock of Zippo lighters, including the limited edition festival designs. Come by and check out their contests and giveaways or get a free lighter fill or tune-up. Be sure to bring your Zippo lighter to the festival, it could be your ticket to special experiences.
Facebook: facebook.com/zippoencore
Instagram: @zippoencore
#zippo #zippoencore

The Music Experience: The Music Experience features all the elements that are involved in making music in a professional band setting. The interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards and electronic gear that are used by today’s most popular bands. The Music Experience has autograph signings and artist interactions throughout the day. Check Facebook and Instagram for the latest info on who will be hanging out at The Music Experience.
Facebook: facebook.com/themusicexp
Instagram: @tmexp

f.y.e. Fan Experience: f.y.e. will be hosting the ultimate fan and artist interactive experiences throughout the festival. f.y.e. is the only place at the festival to get all your favorite band’s music – and maybe even get to meet your favorite Monster Energy Rock Allegiance performers. Check back for updates on artist meet and greet and autograph signing sessions as well as unique experiences and offers thanks to Razor & Tie Records and Roadrunner Records.
Facebook: facebook.com/FYE
Instagram: @officalFYEmusic
#unitedstatesofFYE

Philadelphia Union – Rock N Jock Experience: Philadelphia Union will be hosting the ultimate Rock N Jock experience at Monster Energy Rock Allegiance. One winner plus a guest each day will receive prizes from the Philadelphia Union, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance and a private Meet & Greet with Pierce The Veil (Saturday) or Breaking Benjamin (Sunday), along with the ultimate fan experience at both the festival and a 2017 Philadelphia Union game of their choice. To enter, visit http://www.philadelphiaunion.com/rock-enter. No purchase necessary.
Facebook: facebook.com/philadelphiaunion
Twitter: twitter.com/PhilaUnion
Website: http://www.philadelphiaunion.com/
#RockNJock

yin 2 Live / Fxck Cancer: The F C Cancer Foundation’s mission is to fight cancer by raising awareness and to educate about early cancer detection, ultimately putting an end to late stage cancer diagnosis. The Dyin 2 Live wish granting program looks to enrich the lives of those fighting cancer by offering them an experience that will bring joy, hope, inspiration, and courage into their lives. In doing this, the program hopes it can help give the cancer fighter a chance to forget, even if it’s only for a day, what they are battling. The hope is that it can be used as a source of inspiration to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour.
www.FxckCancer.org
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www.Dyin2Live.org
Facebook: facebook.com/Dyin2LiveDREAMS or facebook.com/FxckCancerUSA
Instagram: @FxckCancer and @Dyin2LiveDreams

Sharethebus: Sharethebus is the fun and easy way to get to Monster Energy Rock Allegiance. Shuttles and buses from Harrisburg, Newark, Philadelphia, and more start at $12.50 for a round trip pass. Purchase your bus passes here:
https://www.sharethebus.com/events/rockallegiance?outgoingCity=Harrisburg%20-%20Midtown%20Cinema&tripType=roundtrip
Sharethebus was founded by two individuals from Montreal named Wolf and Kyle. They were fed up with how hard it is to rent a charter bus, and wanted a better way to travel together. In 2014 they started Sharethebus and quickly realized that what they’re offering is something that a lot of people want. Today, Sharethebus is a growing team of travel experts, developers, and rock stars who are building the best way for you and all your friends to go where you want, when you want, all while having a blast.

Hotel discounts for Monster Energy Rock Allegiance are available through Curadora at: https://curadora.com/events/rock-allegiance-2016-c21ee149/. For full details about all tickets, hotel and VIP packages, visit www.RockAllegiance.com.

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, Live Nation, and Spectra at Talen Energy Stadium.

Talen Energy Stadium is a state-of-the-art Major League Soccer stadium that serves as the home to Philadelphia Union and is located at 1 Stadium Drive in Chester, PA, just outside Philadelphia.

The festival is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional sponsors include Jack Daniel’s, Zippo Encore, The Music Experience, F.Y.E., Roadrunner Records, Razor & Tie Records, Take Me Home, Fxck Cancer/Dyin2Live, and more.

For more information on Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, visit:

Website: www.RockAllegiance.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rockallegiance
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rockallegiance; @RockAllegiance
Instagram: @RockAllegiance / #RockAllegiance

Talen Energy Stadium social media accounts:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/talenenergystdm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TalenEnergyStadium/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talenenergystadium/

To receive advance notice and special offers to future Talen Energy Stadium events, join the free Talen Energy Stadium CyberClub here.

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My Journey To Health, September First is New Years Day http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/09/my-journey-to-health-september-first-is-new-years-day/ Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:00:58 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com/?p=32912 AutumnNo matter how you want to look at it, somehow in the last 20 years or so September first has become New Years Day.  The whole world comes back together again after being dispersed in every different direction.  Sure the kids are back in school but that is not the only thing that restarts.  Many groups and organizations go on hiatus during the summer months and come back with September.  Co-workers are back together again.  Football pools start as do teams and the season.  Theater groups start their new seasons and there is something fresh and crisp in the air as summer fades and autumn begins.… Full Story

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AutumnNo matter how you want to look at it, somehow in the last 20 years or so September first has become New Years Day.  The whole world comes back together again after being dispersed in every different direction.  Sure the kids are back in school but that is not the only thing that restarts.  Many groups and organizations go on hiatus during the summer months and come back with September.  Co-workers are back together again.  Football pools start as do teams and the season.  Theater groups start their new seasons and there is something fresh and crisp in the air as summer fades and autumn begins.

I feel a sense of hope and a sense of a fresh start in the beginning of September.  This is a much brighter hope and a cleaner start than on New Year’s Day.  In fact on January first I feel a bit let down.  On January first we have had three months filled with wonder.  Halloween in October, Thanksgiving in November and Christmas in December then it all stops and the hard months of snow and ice hit.  It’s sort of sad and it that melancholy moment we are supposed to establish new goals for ourselves and dream new dreams?  I say NO!

Now is the time to dream new dreams, hope new hopes, make new plans and follow through in all of it.  With Fall coming on the air gets cooler and our energy levels go up.  We begin to feel a sense of newness as we see the labors of summer bear fruit, literally.  Pumpkins apples and other forms of nature’s bounty line our supermarkets.  Old recipes come out for soups and stews and other dishes that lay dormant through the summer months because, “It is just too hot to cook.”

I believe our desire for new experiences are aroused as some will begin to take courses or start a new hobby.  And what wonders happen in nature as the trees prepare for their long winter sleep and the squirrels and other small animals fatten themselves for the coming cold.

I have plans that I am already putting into motion for the Fall and resolutions I have made.  The pool that my neighbors have so graciously allowed me to use for exercise will soon be covered over and so a new exercise plan has been developed.  I joined Planet Fitness where I can receive free personal training and I have already met with my trainer and she is preparing to help me exercise without using my legs and feet too much as there is damage there.  I meet with her at 6 a.m. on Labor Day.

I have committed to a LIVE THE DREAM LIVE one day conference being given by Bearj Jehanian and James Levin on Saturday September 17.  I have also been able to make the commitment to write more and work more focused on my weight and health issues by Tom Anderson, The Purpose Guy, who is a great life coach.  I am gathering, as much as I can, people around me who think positively but with a lot of energy to cheer me on.  It seems there is a lot of truth in the saying that “No man, or woman, is an Island.”

By the end of October, if all goes as planned, I will also begin working on my Master’s degree.  This is something that I really need to do if I want to work.  So right now, new exercise, new seminars and new classes as well as old traditions and joy will begin as The Fall season rolls in.

I also was led to a new app for my phone called Smule.  It is a karaoke app that allows me to sing as well as record my performance.  I love the opportunity to make music.  I recorded Beauty and the Beast this morning.

I am also working on my spiritual side by studying The Gospels and reading about a great Christian singer and song writer named Rich Mullins who truly lived out the message of Jesus while he was alive.  Check out some of his music if you can.  He is truly inspiring.  There is a lot of his material on YouTube.

What about you?  It’s not too late.  What will you do to make your life better this New Year?  What a great time to decide on new ways to eat, as so much food will be available.  Getting those pesky 10 pounds off could be easy by eating correctly and raking the leaves..  What are you curious about?  Do you want to learn about the stars or about photography or how to paint?  There is no better time than right now to make those decisions.  A whole new world can open for you right now.  Just take the first step.

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Did A Hawk Really Toss A Snake At A Family? Experts Say No! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/08/did-a-hawk-really-toss-a-snake-at-a-family-experts-say-no/ Wed, 31 Aug 2016 21:47:46 +0000 http://amyth.com/?p=3208 (PCM) The latest video to go viral purports to show a hawk tossing a rather large snake at a family who was picnicking in Australia, however upon further analyzation of the video experts are claiming that the video is actually a fake. The video was originally posted by YouTube user Daniel Wong and shows a hawk swoop down and pick up a large snake in a Melbourne area park and then drop the snake right in the middle of a family enjoying a barbecue.  The whole ordeal looks absolutely terrifying however once experts began to look deeper at the video, which started gaining viral steam, they noticed some extreme inconsistencies. The […]

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(PCM) The latest video to go viral purports to show a hawk tossing a rather large snake at a family who was picnicking in Australia, however upon further analyzation of the video experts are claiming that the video is actually a fake.

The video was originally posted by YouTube user Daniel Wong and shows a hawk swoop down and pick up a large snake in a Melbourne area park and then drop the snake right in the middle of a family enjoying a barbecue.  The whole ordeal looks absolutely terrifying however once experts began to look deeper at the video, which started gaining viral steam, they noticed some extreme inconsistencies.

The uploader, who claims to be a 22-year old college student say the video is real and shows an event that actually took place, but others disagree. They feel that the snake looks too large in the videos final show, whereas when the hawk is flying with it in the sky it is barely visible. Some photoshop wiz’s also noticed that the video appears to have been edited together because a layer can be seen.  Finally, many also question just why a snake of that size would be hanging out in the short grass in the winter time, it truly makes no sense.

It is also strongly rumored that the video could have been produced by a company called The Woolshed company who are responsible for producing several other viral videos. However the Australian Reptile Park claims that the video could indeed be real, as the hawk would have dropped the snake rather quickly if it had gotten bit and the snakes motions within the hawk’s talon appear to be legitimate.

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Netflix And The Duffer Brothers Officially Confirm ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/08/netflix-and-the-duffer-brothers-officially-confirm-stranger-things-season-2/ Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:29:52 +0000 http://pcm-tv.com/news/?p=26575 Continue reading ]]> Stranger-Things-Season-Two

(PCM) The news we have been anxiously waiting for has finally arrived! Netflix has officially give the green light to “Stranger Things” season two. The new season will make it’s premiere sometime in 2017.

Following the announcement and release of a all-new teaser trailer, EW.com spoke with the Duffer Brothers to get some further insight into the upcoming season. The Duffers confirmed that the storyline will continue to take place in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, however there may be a few scenes/scenarios that take place outside of the town in the new season. They teased that the opening scene of the new season takes place somewhere else outside of Hawkins.

The story will also pick up almost exactly one year later in November of 1984. Ross Duffer told EW, “I don’t think we ever thought anthology. I think we talked like a larger time jump where the kids are older now and it’s a different decade. That’s something we batted around from the very beginning. But for us, there’s still more story here [in the 1980s], there’s still things that are unresolved.” So, expect to see the return of Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Joyce (Winona Ryder), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), etc. “We don’t know about Eleven. We leave that up in the air.”

The brothers also revealed that there will be four new characters introduced in the second season and there will be nine episodes. It appears that the words featured in the teaser trailer are the titles of season two episodes.

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Baby Halloween Costume Cover Story Stirs Up Controversy In Oklahoma http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/08/baby-halloween-costume-cover-story-stirs-up-controversy-in-oklahoma/ Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:11:13 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com/?p=32910 baby-tin-man

(PCM) The cover image on the fall edition of Southern Oklahoma Living magazine is stirring up a heated controversy. The image in question features a baby dressed up in what is supposed to be a tin man costume based upon “The Wizard Of Oz”, however what it looks like instead is where the debate is catching fire.

Magazine subscribers were shocked when they saw the image, as the hood the baby is wearing features a handle to indicate it is a tin man’s hat, however the handle is partially obscured by  the letter “I” in magazine’s title.  That being the case it actually appears that the baby is sporting a highly offensive baby Klansman outfit supporting the KKK, at least by the way the flap of the hood is hanging down behind the baby’s head.… Full Story

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(PCM) The cover image on the fall edition of Southern Oklahoma Living magazine is stirring up a heated controversy. The image in question features a baby dressed up in what is supposed to be a tin man costume based upon “The Wizard Of Oz”, however what it looks like instead is where the debate is catching fire.

Magazine subscribers were shocked when they saw the image, as the hood the baby is wearing features a handle to indicate it is a tin man’s hat, however the handle is partially obscured by  the letter “I” in magazine’s title.  That being the case it actually appears that the baby is sporting a highly offensive baby Klansman outfit supporting the KKK, at least by the way the flap of the hood is hanging down behind the baby’s head.

Many had to do a double-take when they first glanced at the cover. Some felt that it does not completely look like a Klansman outfit, however it certainly does not look like a tin man either. Wouldn’t it have been easier if they just donned the baby in an adorable pumpkin costume and called it a day?

Many are asking that the magazine apologize for publishing the image, as because of the times we live in publishers have to be so careful in regards to what they are printing. These days everything is offensive to everyone, however we can certainly see a bit of the reasoning with this particular cover image.

The magazine’s publisher declined to comment on the issue, however she did publish an article in the Sunday paper which was titled “Friday Was A Sad Day In Ardmore”.  The article said “I don’t have a formal apology but here’s what I will say, if you were offended by the photo I’m sorry you didn’t see what I saw. Or what I’m sure many other people saw — a child dressed as an iconic character from one of the most beloved films of the Twentieth Century.”

She went on to say “Unfortunately, with the current climate in the country, even the most innocuous imagery can be misconstrued into something hateful and destructive.”

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Cinema’s Most Golden Boxing Pictures Examined http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/08/cinemas-most-golden-boxing-pictures-examined/ Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:27:29 +0000 http://www.ageofthenerd.com/?p=7930 Hands of Stone finally got its US theatrical release last week after suffering from distribution issues that had once prevented any confirmed release date. It is the latest in the long line of biographical boxing movies that have told the story of a legendary sporting hero facing off in the squared circle.

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Hands of Stone finally got its US theatrical release last week after suffering from distribution issues that had once prevented any confirmed release date. It is the latest in the long line of biographical boxing movies that have told the story of a legendary sporting hero facing off in the squared circle. Of course, fictional ones, such as Rocky Balboa, have made their mark in motion picture history captivating audiences the world over with the ups and downs of the franchise’s individual narratives.

This feature is going to examine six of what it thinks is the six best movies of all time that feature boxing as an instrument in chronicling a more central tale.

Raging Bull (1980)

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The fight scenes may be a little outlandish, but Raging Bull perfectly captured the style of 1940’s New York, and in particular Jake Lamotta’s psychological mindset in and out of the ring. The movie was filmed in monochrome for added authenticity although one struggles to understand the point the picture was attempting to make. If any. Even at the conclusion, it seems that Lamotta never found his salvation but Raging Bull is a thrilling character study of a man who was, at times, pushed to the brink of madness.

Rocky (1976)

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Influenced by Muhammad Ali when he was knocked down by opponent Chuck Wepner in a bout that was originally predicted to be an easy title defence for the self proclaimed The Greatest, Rocky tells the tale of a club fighter by the name of Rocky Balboa who is given a chance to fight for the world heavyweight championship. The film serves as inspiration for those that need a little push in life and that anything can be achieved if you set your mind to it.

The song Gonna Fly Now eventually became a part of pop culture and reached number 1 in 1977 in America. Stallone starred in five more sequels that did not match the original in terms of dramatic impact, although most were entertaining in their own right.

Rocky IV (1985)

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Known to be one of 1980’s most definitive movies, the Rocky series may have lost it’s dramatic roots by this point, but campy high octane action was put in its place which served this particular entry pretty well. Revenge became the central theme in Rocky IV and it is heavily agreed on that this sequels features perhaps the best fight scenes in the entire franchise!

Loaded with cheesy one liners, a seemingly invincible villain much in the same vein as the likes of the Terminator, a thumping rock soundtrack and an ending that was the series’ most unlikely, Rocky IV is hard not to enjoy!

Southpaw (2015)

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The cinematic poster may have got the promotion for this film off to a bad start by showing the lead in a pose that just happened to be completely the opposite to southpaw, but the gritty modern drama lent the audience a rather realistic portrayal of a life of a boxer that isn’t always pleasant.

Jake Gyllenhaal plays Billy Hope, a boxing world champion who at first has it all, but a public incident changes his life dramatically when his wife is tragically killed, sending him on a downward spiral of depression. His only child is taken into care and his house is eventually repossessed, forcing Hope back to the drawing board to hone his defensive skills in order to face tricky rival Miguel Escobar.

Southpaw offers the notion that it is possible to pick yourself back up again when one falls even if you have to make sacrifices for the greater good. Gyllenhaal is impeccable as the volatile Hope, which the picture makes known that he is not a through and through good guy but somebody who has demons that he must defeat in order to rise up once again.

When We Were Kings (1996)

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Not strictly a movie, When We Were Kings is more a feature length documentary telling the real life events leading up to the famous bout titled The Rumble In The Jungle between Muhammad Ali and then heavyweight champion, George Foreman.

The film charts the challenges of those involved in making the match including advancing promoter Don King who was still in the process of making a name for himself (and money!), Foreman’s physical troubles in training and the inspiration that Ali was to the people of Africa.

The soundtrack may not resonate well with more modern audiences but artists such as James Brown and B.B King were an ingrained part of black culture in the mid 1970’s when racial tensions were high. The fight was viewed much more than a championship boxing match, symbolising pride and the unique culture of Africa that, when viewed in a more general fashion, is a general showcase for the deprived people that occupy that part of the world.

Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

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The oldest boxing related movie on this list, Somebody Up There Likes Me made in 1956, stars Paul Newman as boxer Rocky Graziano the former middleweight champion boxer.

Newman plays Graziano as a force to be reckoned with by the law and everybody that is close to him. Newman plays him as someone who, like many fighters before discovering boxing, see life as something that can be full of dangerous opportunities if you dare to take them but in doing so, lose the respect of many. Throughout Somebody Up There Likes Me, Graziano slowly gains recognition and praise on his way to achieving the ultimate success in what still is the most brutal sport on the planet.

If ever there was a sports movie that told the quintessential story of a person that went from zero to hero then don’t miss this one!

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Beloved Actor Gene Wilder Dead At 83 http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/08/beloved-actor-gene-wilder-dead-at-83/ Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:07:31 +0000 http://pcmreviews.com/news/?p=26805 (PCM) Beloved comic actor Gene Wilder has sadly passed away at the age of 83. Wilder is best known for his role as the eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka in “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory”. Other notable roles include teaming up with Mel Brooks for “The Producers”, “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein”. Wilder also famously teamed up with actor Richard Pryor for “Sliver Streak”, “Stir Crazy”, “See No Evil, Hear No Evil” and “Another You”. Wilder wrote and directed both “See No Evil, Hear No Evil” and “Another You”.  Tragically, Wilder is also remembered for his short-lived romance with Saturday Night Live actress Gilda Radnor. Less than two years after […]

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(PCM) Beloved comic actor Gene Wilder has sadly passed away at the age of 83. Wilder is best known for his role as the eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka in “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory”. Other notable roles include teaming up with Mel Brooks for “The Producers”, “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein”.

Wilder also famously teamed up with actor Richard Pryor for “Sliver Streak”, “Stir Crazy”, “See No Evil, Hear No Evil” and “Another You”. Wilder wrote and directed both “See No Evil, Hear No Evil” and “Another You”.  Tragically, Wilder is also remembered for his short-lived romance with Saturday Night Live actress Gilda Radnor. Less than two years after they were married Radnor was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died on May 20, 1989 at the young age of 42.

Back in 1999, Wilder was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and treated with radiation and stem cell transplants. According to a statement released by the actors family he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and succumbed to complications from the disease. You can read the full statement released by Wilder’s family announcing his passing below:

A Statement Regarding Gene Wilder from his Nephew/Child Jordan Walker-Pearlman.
Gene Wilder 11 June 1933-29 August 2016

It is with indescribable sadness and blues, but with spiritual gratitude for the life lived that I announce the passing of husband, parent, and universal artist Gene Wilder, at his home in Stamford, Conn. It is almost unbearable for us to contemplate our life without him. The cause was complications from Alzheimer’s Disease with which he co-existed for the last three years. The choice to keep this private was his choice, in talking with us and making a decision as a family. We understand for all the emotional and physical challenges this situation presented we have been among the lucky ones — this illness-pirate, unlike in so many cases, never stole his ability to recognize those that were closest to him, nor took command of his central-gentle-life affirming core personality. It took enough, but not that.

The decision to wait until this time to disclose his condition wasn’t vanity, but more so that the countless young children that would smile or call out to him “there’s Willy Wonka,” would not have to be then exposed to an adult referencing illness or trouble and causing delight to travel to worry, disappointment or confusion. He simply couldn’t bear the idea of one less smile in the world.

He continued to enjoy art, music, and kissing with his leading lady of the last twenty-five years, Karen. He danced down a church aisle at a wedding as parent of the groom and ring bearer, held countless afternoon movie western marathons and delighted in the the company of beloved ones.

He is survived by Karen, Jordan, and the Webbs (Kevin, Gretchen, Tucker, Spencer), along Jordan’s wife, Elizabeth. Gene’s sister Corinne, predeceased him in January of this year.

He was 83 and passed holding our hands with the same tenderness and love he exhibited as long as I can remember. As our hands clutched and he performed one last breath, the music speaker, which was set to random, began to blare out one of his favorites: Ella Fitzgerald. There is a picture of he and Ella meeting at a London Bistro some years ago that are among each of our cherished possessions. She was singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow as he was taken away.

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.”

Sincerely,
“Gene’s Kid”
Jordan Walker-Pearlman

Our sincere condolences go out to Gene Wilder’s family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time. The entertainment world has truly lost a legend and he will be sorely missed!

 

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Clown Allegedly Trying To Lure Children Into South Carolina Woods http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/08/clown-allegedly-trying-to-lure-children-into-south-carolina-woods/ Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:35:19 +0000 http://amyth.com/?p=3205 (PCM) No, this is not some elaborate marketing ploy for the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s “IT”, but rather a real life horror story involving a clown (or group of clowns) who is allegedly attempting to lure young children into the woods in South Carolina. Authorities in the area are warning parents to stand guard and be extra mindful of their children. There have been multiple reports from the residents of the Fleetwood Manor Apartments in Greenville, S.C. saying they received letters from apartment management urging them to follow the 10pm curfew and not allow their children to walk alone in the area, especially at night. The sheriff’s department in the […]

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(PCM) No, this is not some elaborate marketing ploy for the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s “IT”, but rather a real life horror story involving a clown (or group of clowns) who is allegedly attempting to lure young children into the woods in South Carolina. Authorities in the area are warning parents to stand guard and be extra mindful of their children.

There have been multiple reports from the residents of the Fleetwood Manor Apartments in Greenville, S.C. saying they received letters from apartment management urging them to follow the 10pm curfew and not allow their children to walk alone in the area, especially at night. The sheriff’s department in the area is aware of the situation and have been making more frequent patrols around the area.

One resident claims that her son noticed the clown near the apartment complex’s basketball court. She at first thought he was seeing things, but then about thirty other children she spoke with the next day all said “Did you see the clown in the woods?”.  At that point the resident knew there was some cause for concern, as other residents reported seeing the clown attempting to lure/take children into the woods.

This is truly the stuff of nightmares! Thus far the authorities in the area have no suspects or lead, but will continue to investigate the situation.

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Federal Reserve Launches A Facebook Page And Quickly Regrets The Decision http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/08/federal-reserve-launches-a-facebook-page-and-quickly-regrets-the-decision/ Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:33:52 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9816 Federal-Reserve1

(PCM) The U.S. Federal Reserve recently made the decision to start up an official Facebook page to keep people abreast of news and educational content. That idea backfired rather quickly when the page became overrun with critical and sarcastic commentary …

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(PCM) The U.S. Federal Reserve recently made the decision to start up an official Facebook page to keep people abreast of news and educational content. That idea backfired rather quickly when the page became overrun with critical and sarcastic commentary and general internet trolling.

The page has racked up over 14,000 Likes, however that has not stopped individuals from throwing in their two cents about how they feel the Federal Reserve is a useless institution and criticizing many of it’s practices and policies.  One woman commented “Tell me more about the private meeting on Jekyll island and the plans for public prosperity that some of the worlds richest and most powerful bankers made in secret, please!”

Another person commented “Can you guys please help me get some of that QE? I’m trying to buy 16 cars, 4 houses, 2 jets and a yacht,” one commenter wrote. “I swear it will stimulate the economy. I’ll spend it all and cycle it back. I know velocity needs to pick up so I’ll make sure to pay lots of models to live in my houses and travel with me. Thanks Fed! You are such a moral and upstanding institution!”

The administrators of the Federal Reserve Facebook page claim they are reading all comments and they plan to address the concerns with additional postings. The reason the Federal Reserve started a Facebook page in the first place was part of a plan to emphasize “enhancing communications via the board’s website and other external channels,” including existing Twitter, Flickr and LinkedIn pages.

We will see how long it lasts because from what we see there is a whole lot of negativity going on, on that page!

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Large Shark Discovered Alive In A Roadside Puddle http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/08/large-shark-discovered-alive-in-a-roadside-puddle/ Sun, 28 Aug 2016 18:10:49 +0000 http://amyth.com/?p=3202 (PCM) Authorities in Australia are investigating the discovery of a large shark found alive in a roadside puddle in the town of One Tree Hill. Could it have been a real live “Sharknado” or some elaborate prank, but whatever the case it has left the authorities baffled. Sadly, despite their best efforts to move the shark to a water tank, it later died as a result of the incident. It is still unclear how the shark managed to find it’s way to the puddle, but authorities are leaning towards the theory that it may have been someones pet that outgrew it’s home aquarium tank. Also, someone may have caught the […]

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(PCM) Authorities in Australia are investigating the discovery of a large shark found alive in a roadside puddle in the town of One Tree Hill. Could it have been a real live “Sharknado” or some elaborate prank, but whatever the case it has left the authorities baffled.

Sadly, despite their best efforts to move the shark to a water tank, it later died as a result of the incident. It is still unclear how the shark managed to find it’s way to the puddle, but authorities are leaning towards the theory that it may have been someones pet that outgrew it’s home aquarium tank. Also, someone may have caught the shark while fishing and then later decided to dump the catch on the side of the road.

Authorities are asking for anyone with any information to please come forward.

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