JASON VOORHEES WAS CERTAINLY NO BOY SCOUT

On this day back in 1980 the horror classic, Friday the 13th was released to eager audiences. The film follows a group of freshly minted, teenaged, camp counselors as they attempt to re-open a long abandoned and neglected summer camp. Unfortunately throughout this process, the teens are quietly stalked and murdered one by one. You…

JUST A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR

A complex virus that spreads rapidly person to person. Some experience mild symptoms and may not even know they're infected, while others experience catastrophic complications and even death. Sound familiar? I'm talking Polio, people. Which at its peak in the 1950s, would paralyze or kill over half a million people worldwide. Did you know Cincinnati…

ALL APOLOGIES: THE SUICIDE NOTE OF KURT COBAIN

On this day 26 years ago legendary musician Kurt Cobain passed away due to a gunshot wound to the head. A singer, guitarist and songwriter he was best known as the front man of the Seattle area grunge band Nirvana. While there have been many rumors and conspiracy theories about his death, I think legions…

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON: THE TRAGIC DEATH OF BRANDON LEE

A crow visits the grave of Brandon Lee, who died on this day back in 1993. The son of famed martial artist and iconic actor Bruce Lee was on set shooting a scene for the cult classic 'The Crow' when he was accidentally shot by fellow actor Michael Massee, who played the role of Funboy.…

DAWN McFARLANE’S AMPUTATION SITUATION

The story of Dawn McFarlane is a bittersweet tale. The sassy lassie from Portsmouth, England, was stricken with polio when she was just a baby and suffered immensely from the dreaded disease that plagued so many at that time. In 1952, when she was just fourteen, Dawn fell headfirst for a young private in the…

SAD CLOWN: THE TRAGIC LEGACY OF WEARY WILLY

So did you know December 9th is a day sat aside to celebrate Weary Willie - wait - what? Ok, so if you didn't know, circus clown 'Weary Willie' was created by Emmett Kelly Sr., who was born on this day back in 1898. While I'm happy to celebrate the art of clowning and it's…