YouTube is not something to which I give considerable thought. Many of you lizard people out there have had favorite YouTubers for years, and spend a good amount of your downtime drinking in videos from this new breed of celebrity. Is it because these people are more “real” than the standard celebrity? Is it because … More There’s More to YouTube: ReignBot
What’s to say about The Burning? It’s the on-screen debut of TV’s George Costanza, Jason Alexander. It’s the writing debut of Bob and Harvey Weinstein (yes, THOSE Weinstein brothers). It has a score composed by prog-rock band Yes’s keyboard player, Rick Wakeman. And my favorite tidbit, The Burning‘s killer, Cropsey, is based on the Staten … More #SummerOfSlash 2017: THE BURNING
I’ll Take One Chocolate Peanut Butter… And The Rat It was about five years ago that cupcake fever swept the nation. Bakeries specializing in the little mounds of goodness were sprouting up all over the place. Television shows like Cupcake Wars were all the rage. Since then it seems the craze has died down a … More Rats, Snakes, and… Dumpsters, Oh My!
On this week’s episode we discussed the horror-comedy Tucker & Dale vs Evil. And you know how much we love our “nonsense” stories on the show. So here’s a little of both for you. Now, we in The Basement realize that movie deaths played as comedy are far from funny when it happens in real … More Movies vs. Real Life: Tucker & Dale
This week I diverge a little bit from my usual blog style to talk about the monster that invaded my backyard back in 1983. My home being, of course, Omaha, Nebraska. My backyard, naturally, is Bellevue, Nebraska. The very real monster that slipped silently into Bellevue in the fall of 1983 came from Maine, where … More The Monster in My Backyard
A few years ago, some historians and investigators started looking into the Irish Catholic hellscape formerly known as the Bon Secours Home for Women and Babies. Some discoveries are finally being revealed: Imagine a factory that produces sunshine and babies en masse. Now imagine the opposite of that, and that is what they found; the … More WHAT is the DEAL with These ORPHANAGES???
It’s been a rocky month for the world’s charming, hillbilly basement neighbors. Things were previously looking up; shark attacks were down to a mere weekly occurrence. Spider-related hospitalizations were on the downslope. And a stillborn baby hadn’t been accidentally burned to ashes in MONTHS! Then February reared its ugly fucking head. Beaches Closed Due to … More Australia: Earth’s Florida
Florida is the devil’s water carnival, we know this. But the Sunshine State had a particularly sour week: Quiet Roommate The Super Bowl was two weeks ago. It was a bummer. The Patriots snatched a perfectly good victory from the Atlanta underdogs, and Mary Ring, a landlady, was shot to death in her house. The … More THIS WEEK IN FLORIDA: A Basement on a Hill Special
Don’t mind those robotic ostrich legs careening down your sidewalk. That’s Cassie. Cassie brings people their groceries and has no ill will toward humanity whatsoever as of now. Cassie was built by Agility Robotics out of Oregon State University. It took 16 months, several nights of inspirational nightmares (probably), and a one-million-dollar grant. Now. Why? … More Under Titanium Hooves: On the Horizon of Horrific Grocery Robots
On the 33-degree morning of January a 16th, a motorist noticed a naked man walking through the woods, like a lightly shaved sasquatch, next to the Iowan highway. The motorist asked the nude dude if he needed help- logical- and in response, the guy just fucked off into the forest. Fine? So the motorist called … More Naked Man in Woods: Slow Start to Revolution By Jeremy Johnson