This newsreel from 1973 shows just how freaked out people were by The Exorcist, William Blatty's still-great movie about demonic possession.
The original has been rendered mostly harmless -- even cheesy -- by decades of increasingly refined and extreme imitations. And some proportion of the hysteria was surely media and marketing hype all along.
But there's a truth revealed here about the opportunity that lies in blasting through society's weakening norms, if you can spot them first.
I'd like to see the same newsreel, but this time it's people walking out of John Boorman's Exorcist II: The Heretic.
And you thought that the Reveal fake sunlight-through-trees projector that I posted about last month was spendy at $320! Mitsubishi’s new LED faux skylights will sell for $6000-$7000 depending on the model. The LEDs change color to simulate “morning glow and sunset.” From Mitsubishi Electric, translated via Chrome: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation uses a unique structure […]
MTV has announced RealityCon, a reality TV fan convention to take place next summer. No word yet on whether they will also launch a RealityCon reality show about what happens when people stop being polite and start producing a real convention about reality shows. If only Lance Loud was alive to keynote. From Rolling Stone: […]
With millions out of work, the global economy in a sharp recession, and legitimate fears for the future abound, you might think this is absolutely the worst time to strike out on your own and be your own boss as a work-for-hire freelancer. But according to numbers compiled by financial services company Payoneer, the current […]
For years, dirty countertops, appliances, or bathroom fixtures were just kind of gross. But unkempt corners of your kitchen and bathroom aren’t just a sign of laziness anymore. Now, they’re a potential breeding ground for infectious disease. You can’t just limp through cleaning these days. You’ve gotta get rigorous about it, which means it’s no […]
Hunting around for an outlet or a power battery when you’re trying to charge your phone or tablet is always an annoyance. But when you’re out in the world hiking or camping or traveling, finding an outlet might be more than a minor inconvenience…it might be downright impossible. Running low on battery power isn’t an […]