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AnOminous

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Oh still he's become a bitter old man who has nothing but hate and disdain for the very industry that set him up for life. I get old shame of being pissed at getting screwed over but the misanthrope shouldn't open a hotel... So to speak

The industry didn't do shit for him. It did shit to him. And nobody buys comics because they give a fuck about some piece of shit at Disney or whoever owns it. They buy them, or bought them, because they were by people like Alan Moore.
 

Smaug's Smokey Hole

Sweeney did nothing wrong.
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Oh still he's become a bitter old man who has nothing but hate and disdain for the very industry that set him up for life. I get old shame of being pissed at getting screwed over but the misanthrope shouldn't open a hotel... So to speak

It's more disdain for the American comicbook industry, he came out of British/European comics and those were very different, they weren't all about super heroes flying around. Vertigo seemed like DC's attempt at tapping that market.
 

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The industry didn't do shit for him. It did shit to him. And nobody buys comics because they give a fuck about some piece of shit at Disney or whoever owns it. They buy them, or bought them, because they were b people like Alan Moore.


Easy fellas we already have a thread for comic sperging. But to get back on topic.


Jim jinkins originally pitched Doug as a children's book, it was rejected by all major publishers but picked up by Nickelodeon as animated series to be one of the original nicktoons.

The Nick movie snow day was originally meant to be a film version of the show Pete and Pete, but it had been in development so long the original actors had gotten too old for the roles.


We craven had pitched the script for new nightmare as far back as the third movie even offering to direct if it would be the one they'd make.

Yes I'm on a 90s trivia kick tonight
 

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The fastest wind speed ever recorded on Earth came from the 1999 Bridge Creek-Moore tornado:


Its winds moved at 302 mph!

The fastest non-tornado winds were produced by Cyclone Olivia and on Mount Washington in New Hampshire:


Cyclone Olivia's wind speed was 253 mph and the winds on Mt. Washington were 231 mph.
 

Don Juan El Tardo

What a long strange trip it's been
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The Cuban Missile Crisis is one of two times that the US was at DEFCON 2, which is the second highest readiness of the military. At DEFCON 2 armed forces ready to deploy and engage in less than six hours, with the readiness of the next step to nuclear war. As it turns out we were even closer to that than originally thought.

(Quick aside, DEFCON 2 is the highest level of readiness the US has ever been at, never reached DEFCON 1. DEFCON 1 is when they know nuclear war is imminent or has already started)

Soviet Submarine B-59 was in the Caribbean to support Soviet arms deliveries to Cuba. However on October 27, a US task force that included 11 destroyers detected it. They dropped very low-yield training depth charges to try and force the submarine to the surface for positive identification, as there was no way to get in contact with it. B-59 had not been in radio contact with Moscow for several days, and was too deep to hear any radio traffic so they were confused if they were really being attacked or if they were at war or not. The Captain wanted to retaliate with a T-5 Nuclear Torpedo.

The three senior officers had to unanimously agree to launch the nuke. Captain Valentin Savitsky and Political Commissar Ivan Maslennikov said yes, but this was vetoed by the Executive Officer, Vasili Arkhipov. Arkhipov eventually convinced the Captain to Surface and await clear orders from Moscow. The sub needed to surface anyway, as their batteries were running dangerously low and the air conditioning had failed. B-59 surfaced and set a course back to the Soviet Union.


TL;DR: One man managed to prevent all-out nuclear war at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
 
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horrorfan89

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He man was the first animated series produced exclusively for syndication. (meaning it was greenlit for 65 episodes from the start) it was rejected by every major network at the time of its pitch due to regulations for children's television. Said regulations would be removed or loosened in 1983 the year he man premiered and would to all the iconic toy based cartoons of the 80s. However by 1990 the regulations regarding children's programming for network television were put back in place requiring it to all be "educational " in some regard. Which is why a lot of 90s Saturday morning cartoons are well... As bad as they are. Cable networks however were exempt from said regulation which is stations like Nickelodeon and cartoon network were as big as they were in the 90s
 

horrorfan89

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Danny antonucchi made ed edd n eddy based on a bet by a friend that he couldn't make a kid's show (his resume at the time included the brother's grunt and Lupo the butcher for MTV) he originally pitched the show to Nickelodeon and the show was even scheduled to air in 1998 but the network dropped it supposedly to focus on the production of Spongebob Squarepants so the show was moved to cartoon network.
 

Forgetful Gynn

They also serve who only stand and wait
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Keanu Reeves played John Wick, who was known as the Baba Yaga. The Baba Yaga is a witch of Slavic origins. In the stories of old she often enters into peoples homes to count their spoons.

Keanu Reeves also played Neo, who discovered there is no spoon.
 
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horrorfan89

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Have you guys been wondering why Arthur flecks joker outfit is more maroon red as opposed to mista jays usual purple look? Well there is no reason why. It's not to differ from any previous version of the joker or making any symbolic statement.

Arthur flecks joker suit is red simply because maroon red was a popular color for pastel suits in the 80s. Along with Miami vice white or blue and neon pink
 

UntimelyDhelmise

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The "sixth sense" tends to be treated as some sort of mythical power found only in fiction, but it is real and has a name. Electroreception. Found primarily in aquatic life (most famously sharks and the electric eel, though some terrestrial examples include the echidna, platypus and certain insects such as bees and cockroaches), this sensory method utilizes the electrical signals that all life emanates to detect the presence of both prey and predator. What's more, a number of species go a step further with electrolocation and produce weak electrical fields of their own to get a better reading on their surroundings in a manner similar to sonar.
 

Duncan Hills Coffee

Whaddya mean booze ain't food?!
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Sylvester Stallone had an off facial expression and difficulty speaking early in his life and acting career due to brain damage caused by having to pulled out from his mother by his head with a pair of surgical clamps when he was born.
Technically it wasn't brain damage. The doctor used forceps incorrectly to remove Stallone which caused nerve damage in his face. This in turn led to parts of his face being paralyzed, which is why he has that snarling look and slurred speech.
 

AnOminous

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Technically it wasn't brain damage. The doctor used forceps incorrectly to remove Stallone which caused nerve damage in his face. This in turn led to parts of his face being paralyzed, which is why he has that snarling look and slurred speech.

Ironically, that really contributed to his credibility as a punch-drunk boxer in the Rocky movies.
 

Zelos Wilder

A drunk, a pervert, a junkie and a sodimizer.
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Sid haig died just five days after the release of 3 from hell.

And yeah having seen that movie I can tell the man wasn't in the best of health. His eyes and the skin around his head are so sunken in and stretched out that he looks like a talking skull with a beard
He looks like shit but in a way, it really contributes to the effect of Spaulding being in prison for years.

Related to this Jon Polito was considered for Captain Spaulding
 
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