There's an old River Monsters episode where Jeremy Wade dispels some fears about piranha. His theory was that they only go for dying creatures and are attracted to the smell of blood, and he proved it by hopping into a poll filled with piranha (the motel in Brazil was a little confused). His experiment resulted in not… » 2/27/15 12:40pm Friday 12:40pm

Regarding bubblers and TYME machines in Wisconsin, they're both actually brand names. The bubbler was a brand of water fountain made by the Kohler Company in Kohler, Wisconsin, and it shot water straight up in the air so it looked like it was bubbling. Turns out the design wasn't so hot, and the vertical bubble led to… » 2/26/15 8:25pm Thursday 8:25pm

I'm looking forward to the reboot of Scarlett O'Hara's story, where she frames Charles Hamilton for her own murder while she sneaks off to rook Rhett Butler of whatever she can to rebuild her Southern Belle status. It'll be called Gone Girl with the Wind. » 2/21/15 6:13pm 2/21/15 6:13pm

I'm watching this show, mainly for the dynamic between Henry and Abe. I've been a fan of Judd Hirsch since he was driving a cab and Danny DeVito was his boss. The show itself was okay, and I liked that because it didn't require a hell of a lot on my part — attention, critical thinking. All it needed as a little extra… » 2/20/15 3:02pm 2/20/15 3:02pm

Is anyone comparing 50 Shades to the 2002 Maggie Gyllenhaal/James Spader film Secretary? I brought this up in another comment thread (less relevant there), but they seem like the perfect films to compare the portrayl of BDSM in cinema. » 2/20/15 2:33pm 2/20/15 2:33pm

To me, this always seemed like a case of the spoiler is in the eye of the beholder. I can understand the appeal, and occasionally feel myself drawn to spoilers magnetically, until I hear a voice (often my dad's) telling me not to ruin the story before it's experienced. But it's entirely subjective. Some people want… » 2/18/15 7:16pm 2/18/15 7:16pm