Archive for June, 2013

Comic Book Legends Revealed #425

Welcome to the four hundred and twenty-fifth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, were Mark Gruenwald’s ashes also mixed in with the ink for a Marvel Comics poster? Was the Venture Brothers originally a comic book? And was a Marvel Avenger’s look based […]

Is a Playboy Centerfold Really the Standard Test Image for Image Processing Algorithms?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to architecture and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the magazine urban legends featured so far. MAGAZINE URBAN LEGEND: A Playboy centerfold is the standard test image for image processing algorithms. It was in 1973 […]

How the Heck Did Oprah’s Head Land on Ann-Margaret’s Body?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to architecture and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the magazine urban legends featured so far. MAGAZINE URBAN LEGEND: TV Guide once put Oprah Winfrey’s head on Ann-Margaret’s body for a cover. Nowadays, we’re a […]

Did Quantum Leap Correctly Predict Super Bowl XXX?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about TV and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the TV urban legends featured so far. TV URBAN LEGEND: An episode of Quantum Leap correctly predicted that the Pittsburgh Steelers would play in Super Bowl XXX. […]

Does Time Magazine Intentionally Put Devil’s Horns on Cover Subjects They Dislike?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to architecture and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the magazine urban legends featured so far. MAGAZINE URBAN LEGEND: Time magazine intentionally placed “devil horns” on Billy Graham and/or Bill Clinton as some sort of […]

Did Carol Reed Hire Anton Karas to do the Soundtrack of The Third Man Based on Seeing Karas Play at a Bar in Vienna?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Carol Reed hired Anton Karas to do the soundtrack of The Third Man based on seeing him […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #424

Welcome to the four hundred and twenty-fourth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, seriously, was Superman giving away radioactive secrets during World War II? Did Bob Kane actually swipe Todd McFarlane?! And did a cartoonist really coin the phrase “What this country needs […]

Did Cameron Crowe Use “Kashmir” in Fast Times at Ridgemont High Even Though it Didn’t Fit the Script?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Fast Times at Ridgemont High used the song “Kashmir” even though it did not fit into the […]

Did a Case of Mistaken Identity Lead to Al Kapone Being on the Hustle and Flow Soundtrack?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: A case of mistaken identity led to the inclusion of a number of Al Kapone songs on […]

Did Michael Bay Really Apologize for Armageddon?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Michael Bay apologized for the film Armageddon. Armageddon came out on July 1st, 1998 as the second […]