Archive for May, 2016

Is Deadpool a Part of Fox’s X-Men Movie Deal?

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: Deadpool is covered by Fox’s X-Men movie deal with Marvel Comics. As we have discovered when discussing […]

Was the Famous Raising the Flag at Iwo Jima Photograph Staged?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about the world of photography and whether they are true or false. PHOTOGRAPHY URBAN LEGEND: Joe Rosenthal’s photograph, “Raising of the Flag at Iwo Jima,” was staged. As we end Memorial Day this year, I thought it would be nice to clear up […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #577

Welcome to the five hundred and seventy-seventh in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, in honor of the release of X-Men: Apocalypse this weekend, it’s an all-X-Men week! Did Deadpool nearly debut in an X-Men/G.I. Joe crossover comic? What was the shocking original ending […]

Did the Original Host of Blue’s Clues Leave the Show Because He Was Going Bald?

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: The original host of Blue’s Clues left the show because he was going bald. One of the […]

Was Chicago First Nicknamed the “Windy City” Because They Talk Too Much?

Here is the first in a series of examinations into urban legends related to newspapers and whether they are true or false. NEWSPAPER URBAN LEGEND: Chicago was first dubbed “the windy city” as a reference to how much they talked. It’s not so much of an occurrence nowadays, but years ago, it was quite common […]

Did Bob Dylan Really Write “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” About the Cuban Missile Crisis?

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: Bob Dylan wrote “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” about the Cuban Missile Crisis. Since today is Bob […]

Did Vincent and Mia Steal the Twist Competition Trophy in Pulp Fiction?

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: Vincent Vega and Mia Wallace stole the trophy for the twist dancing competition in Pulp Fiction. One […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #576

Welcome to the five hundred and seventy-sixth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. This week, learn whether Batman was intended to kill Joker at the end of The Killing Joke! Did David Choe almost do an X-Men comic book? And who was the Titans Leader […]

Did CBS Create An Alternate Version of Gilligan’s Island Where The Boat DOESN’T Get Lost to Show How That Was a Better Idea for a 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: The head of CBS insisted on making an alternate version of Gilligan’s Island to show why his […]

Was Vicki Vale Going to Die Originally at the End of Tim Burton’ Batman?

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: Vicki Vale was originally going to die at the end of the 1989 Batman. One of the […]