Oct 30

The 15 Scariest Movies of the Last 15 Years



Since it’s almost Halloween, here’s a list of the 15 scariest movies of the past 15 years, courtesy of “Entertainment Tonight”, the undisputed authority on horror movies.  (???)

The list, which is actually pretty good, is in no particular order.  How many have YOU seen?



1.  “The Babadook”, 2014


2.  “Let the Right One In”, 2008


3.  “The Conjuring”, 2013


4.  “The Woman in Black”, 2012


5.  “28 Days Later”, 2002


6.  “It Follows”, 2014


7.  “Shaun of the Dead”, 2004


8.  “Saw”, 2004


9.  “The Strangers”, 2008


10.  “Corpse Bride”, 2005


11.  “The Descent”, 2005


12.  “The Cabin in the Woods”, 2012


13.  “Goodnight Mommy”, 2015


14.  “Hostel”, 2005


15.  “Paranormal Activity”, 2007


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Oct 27

The Ten Best and Worst Cities For Halloween





It’s probably too late to make Halloween travel plans.  But maybe this list will give you an idea of what to expect staying here this year.

WalletHub.com just ranked the 100 biggest cities in America from the best to worst places to celebrate Halloween.

They used weather forecasts . . . the percentage of the population that’s 14 or younger . . . costume and candy stores . . . walkability . . . the number of bars . . . the crime rate . . . and the cost of tickets to Halloween events.



The ten best cities for Halloween are:  New York . . . Jersey City, New Jersey . . . Newark, New Jersey . . . Gilbert, Arizona . . . Laredo, Texas . . . Irving, Texas . . . Santa Ana, California . . . Garland, Texas . . . Chandler, Arizona . . . and Plano, Texas.



The ten WORST cities are:  St. Petersburg, Florida . . . Memphis . . . Detroit . . . Winston-Salem, North Carolina . . . Oakland, California . . . Baton Rouge, Louisiana . . . Charlotte, North Carolina . . . Indianapolis, Indiana . . . Nashville . . . and Houston. 


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Oct 22

The Ten Healthiest Sodas, and the Ten Least Healthy


The website ‘Eat This Not That’ looked at 32 different types of soda, and ranked them according to how healthy they are.  They factored in how many calories and grams of sugar each one had, and didn’t include any DIET sodas.

And the healthiest is . . . SIERRA MIST.  One can has 120 calories and 29 grams of sugar.  Which isn’t great, but it has no artificial flavors.  Here are the ten healthiest . . .


1.  Sierra Mist.


2.  Seagram’s Ginger Ale.


3.  Schweppe’s Ginger Ale.  It has 20% more calories than Seagram’s.


4.  Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray, which is a CELERY-flavored soda.  Weird.


5.  Canada Dry Ginger Ale.


6.  Sprite.


7.  7-Up.


8.  Coca-Cola.  Pepsi came in 12th, because it has 10 extra calories per can.


9.  Cherry 7-Up.


10.  Pibb Xtra, which is also cherry-flavored.


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Oct 21

The 12 Most Popular Halloween Costumes For Adults



Halloween is 10 days away.  And since you’re not going to come up with a genius costume at this point, why not just give in and wear what everyone ELSE is wearing?

The National Retail Federation surveyed 6,700 people, and found the 12 most popular Halloween costumes for adults this year.  Check ‘em out . . .


1.  Witch.


2.  Some kind of animal . . . which also includes SEXY animals.


3.  A character from“Batman”.


4.  Zombie.


5.  A character from“Star Wars”.


6.  Pirate.


7.  Vampire.


8.  Superhero.


9.  Doctor or nurse.


10.  Political personality.


11.  Horror movie character.


12.  Wench/tart/vixen.




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Oct 15

Ten Things Grown Men Should Never Wear




According to BusinessInsider.com, here are ten things grown men should never wear.  Most guys have at least one of these in their closet . . .


1.  Anything with flames on it.


2.  Really wide ties.  They haven’t been fashionable since the mid-’90s.  Thinner ties are more in fashion now.


3.  Tie-dye shirts.


4.  Cargo pants or shorts.  Which is debatable, since a LOT of guys still wear them.


5.  Jeans with a ton of embroidery on the back.


6.  Belts with metal studs.  They’re for angry teenagers and punk rockers, sorry.


7.  Shirts you’d ONLY wear to a club.  If you’re a grown man, your REGULAR dress shirts should be good enough to go out in.


8.  Fedoras.  Only skinny hipsters can pull it off.


9.  Wearing sandals all the time.  Adidas flip flops, Tevas . . . it doesn’t matter. 


10.  Anything with a huge Abercrombie & Fitch logo on it.  You shouldn’t still be dressing like you did in 1998.



(Business Insider)

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Oct 14

40 Celebrities Who’ve Posed Nude for “Playboy”

Hugh Hefner Introduces 2010 Playboy Playmate Of The Year Hope Dworaczyk

To mourn “Playboy’s” announcement that they’re going PG-13 next year, here’s a list of 40 celebrities who’ve posed naked for them over the years.


Marilyn Monroe, 1953


Jayne Mansfield, 1955 and 1963


Bo Derek, 1980 . . . and several more times after that.


Joan Collins, 1983.  She was 50 years old at the time.


Kim Basinger, 1983.  She was a Bond girl that year in “Never Say Never Again”.


Madonna, 1985.  Although she didn’t actually pose.  “Playboy” just published old, black-and-white photos that she posed for in 1978, to capitalize on her fame.


Cindy Crawford, 1988, then 1996 and 1998.


La Toya Jackson, 1989


Sharon Stone, 1990.  This was two years before “Basic Instinct”.


Pamela Anderson, 1992 . . . then 12 more times over the years.


Anna Nicole Smith, 1993.  She was Playmate of the Year


Elle MacPherson, 1994


Shannen Doherty, 1994 . . . and again in 2003.


Robin Givens, 1994


Jenny McCarthy, 1994 . . . then five more times through 2012.


Farrah Fawcett, 1995 and 1997


Drew Barrymore, 1995


Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell, 1998


Charlize Theron, 1999


Naomi Campbell, 1999


Dita Von Teese, 2002


Tiffany, 2002


Kristy Swanson, 2002


Daryl Hannah, 2003


Jaime Pressly, 2004


Brooke Burke, 2004


Denise Richards, 2004


Stacey Dash, 2006


Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard, 2007


Tricia Helfer, 2007


Kim Kardashian, 2007


Aubrey O’Day, 2009


Carmen Electra, 2009


Heidi Montag, 2009


Taryn Manning, 2011.  Pre-“Orange is the New Black”.


Lizzy Jagger, Mick Jagger’s daughter.  She posed in 2011


Lindsay Lohan, 2012


Kate Moss, 2014


Azealia Banks, 2015

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Oct 12

Are These the 25 Best TV Characters in the Past 25 Years?



“Entertainment Weekly” put out a list of “The 25 Best TV Characters of the Past 25 Years,” but it’s not clear that it’s ranked from best to worst since they just have it as a slideshow on their site.

Some of the characters that made the list include Cookie from “Empire”, Olivia Pope from “Scandal”, and Walter White from “Breaking Bad”.  STEPHEN COLBERT also made the cut for the caricature of himself that he played on “The Colbert Report”.

Here’s the complete list:


1.  Jack Bauer, “24”


2.  Homer Simpson, “The Simpsons”


3.  Buffy Summers, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”


4.  Tony Soprano, “The Sopranos”


5.  Carrie Bradshaw, “Sex and the City”


6.  Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, “The X-Files”


7.  Liz Lemon, “30 Rock”


8.  Cosmo Kramer, “Seinfeld”


9.  Ally McBeal, “Ally McBeal”


10.  Stephen Colbert, “The Colbert Report”


11.  Roseanne Conner, “Roseanne”


12.  Felicity Porter, “Felicity”


13.  Gob Bluth, “Arrested Development”


14.  Olivia Pope, “Scandal”


15.  Stewie Griffin, “Family Guy”


16.  Omar Little, “The Wire”


17.  Barney Stinson, “How I Met Your Mother”


18.  Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, “Gilmore Girls”


19.  Leslie Knope, “Parks and Recreation”


20.  Don Draper, “Mad Men”


21.  Coach Taylor, “Friday Night Lights”


22.  Walter White, “Breaking Bad”


23.  Cookie Lyon, “Empire”


24.  Michael Scott, “The Office”


25.  Rachel Green, “Friends”



(EW.com has brief write-ups on each of them.)

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Oct 5

The Ten Things You Need to Fall in Love

Photo: tipsofdivorce.com

Photo: tipsofdivorce.com



An expert on robots wrote a book where he says he’s figured out the ten things that make people fall in love.  So . . . take this with a grain of salt.


1.  Similarities.  Because then it’s easier to imagine them liking you back.



2.  “Reciprocal liking,” which is just a stupid way of saying they DO like you back.



3.  Desirable characteristics.  Meaning their personality and appearance.



4.  Relationship readiness.  Meaning you WANT to be in a relationship.



5.  Alone time together.



6.  An air of mystery.



7.  Social acceptability.  Meaning your friends and family approve.



8.  They fulfill you in some way.



9.  Excitement.  You’re more likely to fall for someone when things are exciting, stressful, or even dangerous.  That’s why it’s easy to fall in love during an AFFAIR.



10.  An X-factor.  Something REALLY specific you like about them.  It could be anything from their hair to their sense of humor.



(Business Insider)

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Oct 2

Six Underwear Mistakes That Are Bad for Your Health



You’ve been wearing underwear wrong your whole life.  Here are six underwear mistakes you might be making, and the health problems they cause.

1.  It’s too tight.  It can cause chafing.  And Spanx can actually be DANGEROUS if it’s too tight.  It can lead to pinched nerves and decreased circulation.  And since it’s more difficult to go to the bathroom in them, women tend to hold it more than they should.



2.  Silk and synthetic fabrics.  They don’t breathe well, and that increases the risk of moisture being trapped . . . which can cause a bacterial infection.



3.  Going ‘commando.’  Most clothing doesn’t have a liner, so the seam of your pants will irritate sensitive areas.  But most experts say you SHOULD go commando at night, so things down there can air out



4.  Sweating.  If you sweat a lot, you should change your underwear twice a day.  A warm, moist environment is the perfect place for bacteria  . . . and yeast.



5.  Non-hypoallergenic detergent.  Even if you don’t have sensitive skin, your junk might be sensitive.  If you get itchy down there, it might be because your detergent or dryer sheets have too much perfume in them.



6.  Thongs.  According to one expert, quote, “Thongs can be a unique transport vehicle for bacteria from the back to the front.”  Meaning, E. coli from your backside can spread to your lady parts . . . or man parts?



(Huffington Post)

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