See You Next Wednesday

(aMyth) “See you next Wednesday” was first heard in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Oddyssy. It was said to the astronaut, Frank Poole, by his wife and father, right before Hal killed everybody off. Frank was long gone by that referenced Wednesday.

SYNW2001John Landis claims he originally had the movie idea as a fifteen year old, in 1965, but the film has never actually been made. He has said that he purposely referenced his unmade film, “See You Next Wednesday” several times in his feature films. Based on the hints and posters, it may be a sci-fi adventure, a giant ape flick, a romance or an adult sex feature. Most of the film references were in his films, but they are not limited to John Landis production.

SYNW-BarbarellaWe have listed the references we’ve found so far below.

► The phrase was said several times in his first film, Shlock (1971)

► Hugh Grant says “See You Next Wednesday” quite pointedly as he ushers somebody into a car, in the movie About A Boy.

► It was a poster the theater that Michael Jackson and Ola Ray were leaving at the original start of the Thriller music video (1983). Jackson’s  music video Black or White (1991) SYNW is shown on the window which Michael Jackson throws a garbage can through, the window is that of a company named “See You Next Wednesday Storage Co.”

► In the Doctor Who 2013 episode Nightmare in Silver, written by Neil Gaiman, the Doctor’s companion Clara Oswald uses the phrase as a goodbye late in the episode.

► In the video game NetHack, the phrase “See you next Wednesday” appears as graffiti on the floor.

► It was the supposed porn film playing in the theater scene in An American Werewolf in London (1981)

► In The Blues Brothers (1980), it was used as a billboard (pictured above) behind which some police were waiting

► In The Twilight Zone Movie (1983), it was said, in German, by some soldiers in the Vic Morrow WW 2 scene, on the same film, the “scared American G.I.’s” were scared because they had killed Lieutenant Neidermeyer.

► Animal House (1978) fans will recall that we found out that Doug Neidermeyer was “killed in Vietnam by his own troops” in the closing credits. I love it when a story comes full circle!

► In The Stupids (1996), the phrase is seen on the back of the bus to which the kids chain their bikes.

► It was seen several times as a subway poster, including Coming To America (1988), and Amazon Women on the Moon (1987). It was also seen as a poster in Jamie Lee Curtis’s apartment in Trading Places (1983)► Speaking of Jamie Lee, she was actually mentioned in the Coming To America SYNW subway poster, while starring in the film!

► In Innocent Blood (1992), SYNW is shown on a marquee.

► Also found in the Landis film, Spies Like Us Poster on the wall near the beginning when Chase and Akroyd go to the Army office.

► It was also a feature-within-a-feaure in The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977).AmericanWW

► In the first episode of the 1990 TV series Dream On (which Landis directed), Martin (Brian Benben) says to his maid (Marianne Muellerleile), “See you next Thursday”. She corrects him saying, “Wednesday”.

► The video for Michael Bublé’s song Hollywood features a cinema showing See You Next Wednesday.

► There is an episode of Scrubs episode where JD, Dr. Cox, the resident and Dr. Kelso go golfing. Cox sinks a putt to win the game, and utters the phrase as he leaves the green.

► In the Masters of Horror episode “Family” (2006), the phrase is spoken by a cartoon character on TV.

► It was the sign off on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee on September 19, 2015wednesdayOn the musical side, The Girl From Ipanema is a favorite of Mr. Landis.

Mr. Landis used the song twice in The Blues Brothers. It was played in the driving-through-the-mall scene as well as the elevator music while the brothers were going up to pay the tax bill for the school.
It is also played, alarmingly loud, in an elevator in Amazon Women on the Moon (1987).

 

 

 

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Looks Like We Have Been Playing Monopoly All Wrong!

(PCM) The holidays bring families together and what better way to spend some quality family togetherness than breaking out a good ol’ game of Monopoly. You know the one that usually ends in a stalemate with siblings screaming at one another and the board getting tossed across the room. Well, it seems that the classic way in which most families play Monopoly is all wrong and by actually following the rules printed in the box, game play can be both a lot faster and smoother.

Research shows that most people who play Monopoly have never even seen the actual rule book and have been basing their game play on a hand me down rule-set that has been passed down from generation to generation. Sadly, these rules are wrong. The Today I Found Out YouTube channel has kindly taken the time to break down the correct rules for playing Monopoly and some of what they have uncovered is quite surprising.

For instance, did you know that the Free Parking space on the game board literally does nothing. It is nothing more than a space holder spot for players to take a break and count their money.  The  official rule book states that the Free Parking space has no special meaning, however players who have created their own rules claim that all the tax and fine money collected from players goes into a pot in the middle of the board and whoever lands on Free Parking gets that money. Not so!

Also, did you know that when you land on a property and you decide not to purchase the property the rest of the game players can then decide to bid on that property? We had no idea, but we could certainly see that rule speeding up the game and property buying process quite a bit.

No game has the ability to make people angrier than Monopoly, however it turns it is way more of a strategy game about causing your opponents to go broke. The video above provides some fascinating rules that we had no idea were part of the Monopoly universe. However, good luck convincing your family as they will most likely refuse to budge on the rules for Monopoly they have followed for years.

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Did You Ever Wonder Just Want An Auctioneer Is Saying During His Chant? It Actually Isn’t Gibberish!

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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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No, David Bowie’s Ashes Were Not Scattered At The Burning Man Festival

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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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The Complete Guide To Understanding Those Crazy Car Dashboard Symbols!

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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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A Handy Five-Step Guide For Solving A Rubik’s Cube

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(PCM) If you are anything like us than you have probably been baffled by trying to solve this mysterious Rubik’s Cube. It is damn near impossible and we can’t tell you how many times out of utter frustration we have tossed one of these puzzling cubes across the room and said ‘to hell with it’!

So, you can only imagine our joy in discovering that someone has finally published the ultimate guide to solving a Rubik’s Cube in just five easy steps! The solution diagram can be seen below:

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Now go grab that Rubik’s Cube out of the trash and get to solving!  You can thank us later!

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