I have decided after the last weird piece I wrote was so well received, I would start doing this more regularly. Sharing stories that have baffled and intrigued me for years, but stories that seem to be unexplained or even sometimes seem to hint at supernatural solutions. I am not saying I believe or don’t believe in this stuff. I am just saying maybe if enough of us open a discussion about it, we can figure out it together, rationally. This week I want to focus on the story of Charles E. Peck. A name you will not soon forget after hearing the following story. Keep in mind, I am just telling you the story as fact, with no real opinion put in. I am leaving the speculation purely up to you. Be forewarned, though maybe not scary, but this is something that will stay with you. Haunting might be the better (and more ironic) word to use here. Yes. This is all quite haunting.
Romantic comedy movies generally suck. They really do. They follow the same contrived formulas and are meant to get seats wet and eyes wide, but rarely evoke either. Non-threatening yet attractive boy meets slightly better looking, pixie dream girl, and they fall in love despite ALL THE ODDS being against them. If you’ve seen one, you have seen them all. That is what makes the movie They Came Together so goddamn special. It knows how contrived and formulaic romantic comedy movies are, and they intentionally play off of that. This is a satire of all movies from this genre, but in doing that, in ends up being the best romantic comedy ever made. Funny and self-aware, if more comedies or romance movies were like They Came Together, I wouldn’t hate the genre nearly as much as I do. Clear the brilliant minds behind it do, too, and that might just be why it works so well.
We all know how flags are used to represent different states. Banners we all use and hang and display proudly to show our heritage. Outside of the confederate flag (which actually represents some pretty awful things from our past), most flags summon smiles in people. But there is some flag news that has leaked recently that has a lot of people scratching their heads. Yes, we are talking about a new design for a flag that will represent all of planet earth. An earth flag, if I may be so bold. First of all, you must be wondering how it looks, yes?
We need to talk about Elisa Lam. You either know her story or you don’t. But if you do, like me, I am sure it haunts you. I can honestly say I have seen very few things in my life (video wise and such) that have scared me. But there is something indescribably eerie about both the young woman’s death and the video of her just before her death. I am going to assume most of you don’t know this story and am just going to tell it to you as if we were sitting around a campfire right now. Just keep in mind, unlike most campfire tales, this one is 100% real and will not be something you will be able to easily shake or explain away. Just be prepared to be unprepared for this is all I am saying. Maybe you don’t believe in the supernatural or the chance that something otherworldly or evil may exist out there, but the following video and story may change your mind about that.
I guess my “thing” is that I talk about dark and disturbing films a lot. I do that because I genuinely like them and the emotions they muster in me. But I have to realize, film covers a wide variety of genres, and I am sure some of my REMlins would like a change of pace here and there. With my awareness that April and May have the highest suicide rates of the year, I thought this might be a good time to throw a list of fun movies at you. The kind of movies you walk away from smiling, no matter how broken, old, or cynical you are. Here are five fun movies that will put you in a good mood, even on your toughest days. Keep your head up, people. There is always a silver lining.