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Creators who hated adjustments in their own work

5 Andrew Lloyd Webber hated them Cats Film too Like all of us, thought Andrew Lloyd Webber the Cats Film was a travesty. He didn’t hold back at all and said, “The whole thing was ridiculous.” Unlike all of us, however, he believed that the problem stemmed from one thing: Director Tom Hooper didn’t want anyone involved in the original …

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5 songs that only got popular because we missed meaning

Ronald Reagan is known to have misinterpreted “Born in the USA” and thought it was about how great America was. The text about unemployed vets haunted by memories of dead friends lost in a pointless war was removed. The gipper wasn’t the only one miss the topic. Pop music can be deceptively deep, and so some songs are only loved …

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The biggest riots in US history

When we talk about periods of great unrest in America, the only thing that usually comes to mind is the civil rights movement. While it was undoubtedly a pivotal event in many ways, we forget that it was just one of the many different revolts and uprisings that have marked the history of this country. There have been a number …

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Behold, a strong contender for the best headline ever written

In 1961, John F. Kennedy delivered a speech to Congress in which he stated that America should commit “To achieve the goal, before this decade is over, of landing a man on the moon and bringing him safely back to earth.” This seemed a bit too ambitious, even considering how quick Kennedy was by the time. The Soviets appeared in …

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5 Amazing Things People Did Right After Death

5 Leslie Coffelt saved President Truman’s life after he was shot dead We are seeing a renewed urge to make Puerto Rico a state, which is only fair considering that years are not represented and willful acts of Mel Gibson. There was also an alternate push for total independence in Puerto Ricano, a push that is now much weaker than …

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The Kardashians Are Canceled (and Teenage Me Is Super Bummed)

Last week the world tragically lost one of its most precious pop culture institutions when E! Hit Reality TV Show, Keep up with that Kardashians, was suddenly and unexpectedly canceled after 20 seasons. From breakdowns to losing diamond earrings in the ocean … … to mom-supported Playboy photo shoots … … and even a government investigation or two … KUWTK …

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5 FBI mistakes (you really want everyone to forget)

5 The FBI never managed to solve a stupid break into their own office Some of the seediest things the FBI has ever done fell under a project called COINTELPRO. The government has put down a number of activist groups by illegally monitoring, infiltrating, fighting with propaganda, and occasionally working to arrange their deaths. We don’t know about COINTELPRO because …

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A widely hated “Game of Thrones” scene heralded its end

Say what you want about the end of game of Thronesand many have, but it had a very clear message: Fate is bullshit. Prophecy means nothing but the meaning you give it. Azor Ahai was either not real or poorly interpreted because the one who “conquered the darkness” did not meet any of the criteria. Cersei spent her entire life …

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Wonder Woman Undercover Boss: 5 Crazy DC Projects That Got Nowhere

5 Batman meets Godzilla Had Nazis, bat nudity, and a horned zilla included After a King Kong versus Godzilla The film made a pile of money the size of an Empire State in the 1960s The same Japanese screenwriter researched other US characters with huge lizard-fighting potential and settled on Batman. It is unclear whether the Adam West Batman The …

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Bungling genealogy is only part of the making of “Star Wars” films

2020 is basically a carnival haunted house full of escalating horror. Sometimes what seemed angry even last year has become strangely reassuring today. Remember how people used to complain war of stars the whole time? Yes, the films were often frustrating and the discourse became tiresome and at times toxic, but at least it wasn’t … This. Recently, however, we …

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