Who has Control Rights for the Remote Control?

Who has Control Rights for the Remote Control?
The question often comes up about the use of one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century, the Remote Control. Fifty years after Remote Controls became available to the general public, there are still some people who don’t understand how to determine who ‘rules the remote.’

With the wide selection of Neflix, Hulu, and other digital entertainment we have today, nothing can turn  a pleasant television …

Is Cartoon Cat Garfield A Boy Or A Girl? We May Never Know!

(PCM) There has been a strong debate brewing online as to whether famous cartoon cat “Garfield” is a boy or a girl. We have always just assumed that Garfield was a boy cat given the voice from the cartoon series and the way in which the character came across on the big screen, but it appears we could be wrong!

In fact, the debate over Garfield’s gender became so heated that the characters Wikipedia page …

Bruce Wayne Born February 19, Spotlight On Batman

BruceWayne-BatmanBruce Wayne born February 19.  Bruce Wayne is the son of Physician Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha.  Martha Wayne was a member of the prominent and wealthy Kane family.  Thomas Wayne’s family reaches back as far as the founding of Gotham City.  It was at that time that the Wayne family fortune began to build and continues to build to this day under the guiding hand of Bruce and Lucius Fox.

When Bruce was …

Groundhogs Day – February 2nd


Groundhog Day is celebrated every year on February 2nd.

It is said on this day, when the groundhog comes out of his deep sleep, if he sees his shadow it means there will be six more weeks of winter. If there is no shadow to be seen, spring is near.

The idea of Groundhog Day roots from the comparable European tradition, Candlemas Day. February 2nd has always been a significant day since it marks the …

Charles Schulz Born November 26, 1922

SchulzCharles M. Schulz was born on this day November 26 in the year 1922. I am not sure that many people would list the comic strip PEANUTS as great literature, but I do.  Here is a definition of great literature.  Great literature not only has a great story and great characters but helps teach us something about life that sticks with us. Those lessons can last a life time. Charles Schulz achieved all of this …

Today We Learned Winnie The Pooh Is Actually A Girl (Maybe)


(PCM) Yet another one of those great childhood mysteries has been solved with the revelation that the lovable, pantless, honey addict cartoon character Winnie The Pooh is a girl. We can’t say that we’ve truly spent a great deal of time debating Winnie The Pooh’s sexuality, however for some reason we were always under the assumption that she was actually a he, or perhaps even asexual for that matter. This takes us right back to …

September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, So Here Are Some Pirate Jokes!

“A pirate with no p… is irate!”(PCM) International Talk Like a Pirate Day is celebrated every September 19. It was created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), who decided that on September 19 every year that everyone in the world should talk like a pirate.

Getting humor columnist Dave Barry in 2002 on board gave the holiday more gravitas.

It has been recognized by The Church of the …

Destination Springfield: Celebrating Some Perfectly Cromulent Team Names

Destination Springfield: Celebrating Some Perfectly Cromulent Team Names

Among the things they do brilliantly, the writers for one Fox TV show have a knack for observing established protocols when giving name to their fictional sports teams. I was tempted to give them their own chapter in my otherwise way-too-serious book, Naming Rites: A Biographical History of North American Team Names. Instead, that content is here (in a structure that mirrors that of my book).…

CNN’s Doomsday Video Has Leaked And It’s As Creepy As You Imagined


(PCM) There has been an on-going rumor for quite some time that 24-hour news network CNN had prepared a final video that would air if we should ever be faced with Doomsday and/or the final apocalypse.

The video in question has finally been unearthed and was leaked by a CNN intern. It was located in CNN’s MIRA archive file under the slightly creepy title “TURNER DOOMSDAY VIDEO”.  At the time of CNN’s launch, founder Ted …

LOLcat And Man Crush Among New Words Added To The Oxford English Dictionary


(PCM) There were quite a few new words accepted into The Oxford English Dictionary in 2014. In fact they have even begun to include some common internet abbreviations, that technically speaking aren’t even real words.

The 2014 list included words such as “al desko” a play on the word “al fresco” and used to reference being forced to eat lunch while stuck at your work desk. Also, making the cut was “Five-second Rule” which refers …

Say Goodbye To The Words “Cra-Cra” And “Bae” … At Least We Hope!


(PCM) Lake Superior State University has recently revealed their annual list of words that they would like banned for the year of 2015.

We are certainly that many “foodies” will be going plenty “cra-cra” when they release that they have made the list of banned words along with a list of quite a few others.

You can check out the full list of 2015 banned words below:

Hack: The word hack has replaced the word …

Which Singular Ordinary Words Would Make A Perfect First Name?


(PCM) Browsing around we recently discovered a fairly interesting thread on Reddit that asked users to pick singular ordinary words that would make both a great and unique first name.

Many of the answers were absolutely hilarious and included various spices, flowers, and of course animals. We have complied a list of a few that we like the best and of course we want to hear from you. Leave us a comment below with any …