Archive for May, 2015

Comic Book Legends Revealed #525

Welcome to the five hundred and twenty-fifth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, how did X-Men West give us New Mutants instead? Was Rhodey almost killed when his first tenure as Iron Man ended? Finally, what comic book character was missing from the […]

Did Robin Williams Ad-Lib So Much During Aladdin That the Movie Was Ineligible for a Best Screenplay Academy Award?

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: Robin Williams ad-libbed so much of Aladdin that the movie was rejected for a nomination for an […]

Does Simon Cowell Own the Rights to “Hallelujah”?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: American Idol’s parent company and/or Simon Cowell owns the publishing rights to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Leonard Cohen’s […]

How Did Massive Amounts of Student Urine Play a Role in the Design of Florida Southern College?

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 architecture urban legends featured so far. ARCHITECTURE URBAN LEGEND: Frank Lloyd Wright used massive amount of college student urine to treat the copper in his […]

Did a Woman Have a Home Built Entirely Out of a Boeing Jet?

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 architecture urban legends featured so far. ARCHITECTURE URBAN LEGEND: A California woman had a house constructed entirely out of a recycled Boeing 747 airplane! Francine […]

Did Miami Vice Come About From a Two-Word Brainstorming Memo Stating “MTV Cops”?

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: Miami Vice originated as a two-word brainstorming memo – “MTV Cops.” Few network executives have ever experienced […]

Were Waylon Jennings’ Last Words to Buddy Holly “I Hope Your Plane Crashes”?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: Before saying goodbye for the last time before Buddy Holly died in a plane crash, Waylon Jennings […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #524

Welcome to the five hundred and twenty-fourth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, what comic book writer is responsible for Spider-Man having mechanical web shooters in the most recent Spider-Man films? Did Man of Steel #1 originally have a damaged space shuttle in […]

How did the Song “Let it Go” in Frozen Save Elsa From Being a Villain?

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/MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: The song “Let it Go” in Frozen saved Elsa from being a villain. It obviously comes as […]

Did Former American Idol Judge Kara DioGuardi Help Create a Musical Hoax With Dave Stewart of Eurythmics?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: Before becoming a judge on American Idol, Kara DioGuardi was part of a musical hoax along with […]