Wade Wainio writes stuff for Show Snob, Undead Walking, Pophorror.com, Vents Magazine and Haunted MTL. He is also an artist, musician and college radio DJ for WMTU 91.9 FM Houghton.
10 Movies with Memorable Magic Elements
1. The Wizard of Oz (1939) Based on L. Frank Baum's fantastical novel, Victor Fleming's "The Wizard of Oz" is about a young lady, Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland), whose life either becomes full of magic (or she suffers a head injury and hallucinates wildly). Living with her Aunt Em (Clara Blandick) and Uncle Henry (Charley Grapewin) on a farm, Dorothy seems to lead an alright life, though she does have fantasies about getting away, demonstrated in song form. The escapist aspirations are made more serious after a grouchy woman, Almira Gulch (Margaret Hamilton), threatens to have Dorothy's rebellious pet dog Toto destroyed!
Serial Killer Daniel Camargo Barbosa: 'The Sadist of Chanquito'
Daniel Camargo Barbosa murdered anywhere between 72 and 180 young girls in Colombia and Ecuador in the 1970s and 1980s. Similar to serial killer Luis Garavito (known as "La Bestia" or "The Beast"), Daniel Camargo Barbosa seems to also often escape mention when it comes to lists of "the worst serial killers." However, make no mistake that he certainly would deserve to be on any such list.
'What would your customer do? Potentially, whatever you want them to. Bwahahaha!'
Remember that saying of “the customer is always right”? Well, a lot of businesses probably don't truly like that premise. Honestly, I can't fully blame them. After all, who is right all the time? Then again, businesses don't care so much about straightforward logic like that. They are not flesh-and-blood human beings. They care more about the money being right, especially when it's directed to them.
GG Allin: Shock Rock's Greatest Poop Slinger(?!)
Here I am taking a brief look at the life of notorious shock-rocker Kevin Michael "GG"/Jesus Christ Allin. You know, the guy who is known for cutting or beating himself up on stage, headbutting women in his audience, or throwing poop around, or drinking it, and stuff like that. THAT GG Allin. Even though I'm far from a super fan, I do know some people who talk about GG Allin a lot -- in fact, way too much (one person I know apparently even corresponded with him). So he has obviously had an impact on people, for better or worse.
Diet Basics: Not All Fats Are Equally Bad (Apparently)
It's always a bit weird for someone like myself to discuss health and diet. Frankly, I am not very healthy and, at best, might consider myself a work in progress. Really, I should emphasize that this article is largely what I gather based on life experience, knowledge, articles I've read, and some elements of folk knowledge.
Avoid People, Avoid Problems (Remote Work, A.I., Newbie Culture, and Workplace Disaster Avoidance)
I've long been a misanthrope, and the events of 2020-2021 seem to only validate my hatreds and suspicions further. Still, I don't wish to be a simpleminded people-basher. There is somewhat of an opportunity to broaden my horizons through moderate misanthropy, maybe even making it work for people rather than against them. In fact, I think my misanthropic views might provide valuable insights into improving the workplace (such as it is). How's that for a bold concept?
After All These Years, I'm Still Not a Partisan Hack (Despite the Two-Party System's Best Efforts). Here's Why!
I was not a fan of Hillary Clinton before, during, or after 2016. For one thing, she voted for the Iraq War and other so-called "military interventions." I knew that she, just like Donald Trump, and so many others, could take us into another bullshit war at any moment.
Dhu Shanatir, Killer King: Power, Deceit, and Parallels with Other Historical Serial Killers
As rulers go, Dhu (or Zu) Shanatir was not only a king (of the Himyarite Kingdom) in the region now known as Yemen. He was truly a special case, according to what I've read. Rather than only being corrupt or war-like, the historical record forever has him pegged as a serial child rapist and murderer, who reigned from the years 478-490.
Six of the Best Movies and TV Shows Depicting Gay Relationships
1. The Kids in the Hall (TV Series 1988–2021) The Kids in the Hall was successful enough that, in some sketches, the comedy troupe introduced many people to gay issues. It was also often a very funny show, brimming with absurdist, explosive humor. Inspired by the live show, the original series ran for 5 seasons, had a movie and a separate comedy called "The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town". Interestingly, the Kids (Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson) are supposed to have a new series on Amazon. With how politically incorrect the old episodes were, one wonders how people today will react to it.
Creepy Creatures and Myths #6: Axe Handle Hound
The Axehandle Hound is a "fearsome critter" of Minnesota and Wisconsin that resembles a dog with an ax-like body. Basically, it has a head shaped like an ax blade and, because it's awesome, it's said to have a diet consisting of ax handles.