Archive for September, 2013

Did the Kid Who Played Eddie Haskell Grow Up to Become Alice Cooper?

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: Ken Osmond grew up to be the rock singer Alice Cooper. In an earlier edition of TV […]

Check Out This Cool Book About Back to the Future!

My pal Rich Handley has co-written a new book about Back to the Future. I figure it’ll be appealing to you Legends fans out there! Here’s a description of the book: Great Scott, the space-time continuum can be a tricky place to navigate! But fear not, time-travelers, for your troubles are over. The next time […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #438

Welcome to the four hundred and thirty-eighth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, what organization got DC and Marvel to team-up for an ultra rare comic book in 1978? And what future famous comic book writer wrote it? Plus, who is Silkie and […]

Did Lawrence Welk Seriously Feature “One Toke Over the Line” on His Show?

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: Lawrence Welk played “One Toke Over the Line” on his TV show. The Lawrence Welk Show was […]

Were Tater Tots Invented As a Way to Deal With Factory Waste?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to cuisine (chefs, dishes, etc.) and whether they are true or false. CUISINE URBAN LEGEND: Tater tots were invented as a way to deal with factory leftovers. Ahhhhh….tater tots. Whether it be in a school cafeteria, a diner or even in the […]

Was Nightmare on Elm Street Seriously Inspired by the 1970s Pop Hit “Dream Weaver”?

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: Was Nightmare on Elm Street seriously inspired by the 1970s pop hit “Dream Weaver”? Singer-songwriter Gary Wright […]

Did a Famous Chef Once Kill Himself in Part Because of Losing a Michelin Star?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to cuisine (chefs, dishes, etc.) and whether they are true or false. CUISINE URBAN LEGEND: The impetus for the suicide of a famous French City chef was rumors that his restaurant was going to lose a star in its Michelin Guide rating. […]

Was Lasagna Really Invented in England?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to cuisine (chefs, dishes, etc.) and whether they are true or false. CUISINE URBAN LEGEND: Lasagna was invented in England. Lasagna (spelled lasagne in many countries) is a popular food that consists of flat pasta layered on top of each other, with […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #437

Welcome to the four hundred and thirty-seventh in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, was Marvel originally going to kill off Venom in Amazing Spider-Man #400? Was there nearly a Swamp Thing/Mr. Monster crossover written by Alan Moore? Finally, what the heck does Marvel […]

What Novel Approach Did James Cameron Use to Have Two Sarah Conners in a Scene in Terminator 2?

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: James Cameron used a trickier method than trick camera work to have two Sarah Connors in a […]