Pop Culture

The Original Tale Of Sleeping Beauty Was Not A Happily Ever After, But Every Girl's Nightmare

Cinderella is not the only fairy tale with an unsettling origin story. It seems like the oral tradition of passing stories down from one generation to another worked to scare the bejesus out of children, rather than to entertain them.  Sleeping Beauty was no exception, and the real story of the sleeping princess does not sound anything close to a happily ever after. In fact, the young girl's beloved "savior" needs to get locked up! spiked-onlineMany of us are familiar with Disney's version of the princess tale, which is based on Charles Perrault's rendition of the ancient story.It

Celebrities

'Grease' Is Turning 40 So Let's Find Out If The Cast Is Still "Peachy Keen, Jellybean"

Yes, we hate to break it to you, but the movie that will forever symbolize youth and coolness is officially middle aged this year. While we still find the teen romance electrifyin', we wondered what the cast was up to after all these years. Here's what we found:John Travolta - DannyParamount / Just JaredWhile he's not the only successful cast member from the movie, you're probably most familiar with Travolta's career after Grease. He's starred in a long list of hit films, including Pulp Fiction and Get Shorty, and even played Robert Shapiro on the TV show The People Versus

Fads

The Y2K Bug Was Actually Much Worse Than We All Remember

History has a funny way of playing tricks on our memory, and the Y2K bug is a good example.The famous computer glitch was devilishly simple: experts worried that computers and programs using a two-digit date system would flip their lids in the year 2000 - when their systems read "00."You probably remember the almost-hysterical panic some people felt before New Year's Eve 1999. Grocery stores across the country noticed more people buying canned goods and bottled water.These days, if we remember Y2K at all, it's remembered as history's greatest anticlimax. The new year came, things were alright,

Fads

10 Trends From The 90s We Would All Really Like To Forget

Listen, we can all reminisce about the 90s until we are blue in the face, but there were some fads that just were a little bit... well, bizarre, is the best way to put it. No decade can claim that they were free from the crazy flash fads that seemed to come and go before anyone could really understand what was going on, but the 90s sure did have some weird ones. How many do you remember? 1. Chain WalletsYou couldn't trust anyone back in the 90s. You had to make sure those things were secured properly into your pocket,

90s

9 Facts About "RocketMan" That'll Fill Your Space Suit With Gas

It's been over 20 years since Harland Wiliams's RocketMan graced the world with its creation. For those of you who don't know what the movie is about, first off I feel sorry for you, and second you are severely missing out. Williams played Fred Z. Randall, a goofy astronaut who, through a series of ridiculous events, finds himself going to Mars. The other astronauts hate him, and there's also a monkey on the spaceship because why not? Every week my brother and I would BEG my parents to let us get RocketMan from Blockbuster, and every week they reluctantly obliged.

Movies

8 Facts About 'The Secret Of Nimh' That Will Make You Say 'Rats!'

In 1982, a team of highly talented animators blessed the world with the movie, The Secret of NIMH.The fantasy cartoon classic was adapted from Robert C. O'Brien's 1971 children's book, which follows a field mouse attempting to save her home from destruction. With the help of recently freed laboratory rats, the plot ends in a truly feel good manner.  While most of us may assume we know everything about the gritty animated film, here are eight facts that'll make even the biggest fans say "rats!" 1. The film was animated by frustrated, former Disney employees The Dot EatersIn

90s

10 Tech Problems We All Suffered Through in the 90s

The 90s were a time for great tech disasters and we loved every minute of it. Here's 10 times your head felt like it was going to explode due to technology being annoying:1. Your mom not wanting to take you to Blockbuster.There's no better way to ruin a Friday night than your mom telling you she won't take you to Blockbuster. Also devastating: If your mom let's you go to Blockbuster but when your try to convince her to buy movie snacks in the line she says, "We have food at home." The whole Blockbuster experience was an

00s

We Now Know What M2M Has Been Up To Since The Day They Went Away

Many will argue that girl groups had their heyday in the early 60s, but as someone who grew up a few decades later, I believe that the 90s were the decade for female musical groups. From Spice Girls to TLC, all-girl bands were all the rage, and to this day, we still blast their songs and sing along at the top of our lungs. But while many delivered cheesy, bubblegum tunes that we all loved, there were some that stepped outside of the box, and brought something different to the table. Norwegian girl duo M2M were a perfect example.Compromised

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Joss Whedon's "Firefly" Is Getting All New Stories, Because "You Can't Stop The Signal"

So it's been 15 years since Captain Malcolm Reynolds, Zoe Alleyne Washburne, her husband Hoban "Wash" and Jayne Cobb flew through the sky in one of the most captivating cult hits to ever air on television in the early 2000s. Whether it was the sexual tension between Mal and Inara, or the adorable nature of Kaylee that had you coming back for more, Firefly is one of the greatest works from Joss Whedon after his Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel sagas. Firefly was Whedon's creation that was intended to mix a space opera with a Western. Having been a