Author Archive

Five Strange Facts about the Life of Annette Funicello

Monday, April 8th, 2013
The stories you haven't heard about the former star of Walt's Disney Mickey Mouse Club -- including the death threat on her wedding day, Annette's unusual connection to Devo, her reaction to one of Howard Stern's jokes, and a secret visit to a porn theatre in the 1970s!By Destiny Full article »

My Favorite Roger Ebert Stories

Friday, April 5th, 2013
Besides reviewing movies, Roger Ebert lived a life filled with delightful moments, including brushes with Oprah Winfrey, Bill O'Reilly, Russ Meyer, and of course, Gene Siskel. By Destiny Full article »

The Eight Geekiest Halloween Costumes

Thursday, October 25th, 2012
By Destiny Full article »

Seven Forgotten Classics by Davy Jones

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
1. The Greatest Story Ever Told I'm a fan — and there's one song Davy Jones should be remembered by. In 1986, the 41-year-old former teen idol recorded his own secret anthem. I think of it as his personal "My Way" — an original song about a life spent in show business, where (more than […] Full article »

Why Thomas S. Roche Dreams of a Zombie Apocalypse

Monday, October 31st, 2011
Why the prolific author sees sex, lies, videotape and zombies in our dystopian, new media future — and what he's learned today about violence, gender, paranormal phenomenon, and WikiLeaks. By Destiny Full article »

The Secret History of Charlie Brown’s Christmas

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
As America settles in tonight for the 45th broadcast of "A Charlie Brown Christmas," YouTube is revealing one of Charlie Brown's strangest secrets. Though it was the first animated Peanuts special, it followed a six-year period where the whole gang was recording commercials for Ford Motor Vehicles. Year after year, Ford cranked out animated Peanuts […] Full article »

Dana Plato and the Diff’rent Strokes Curse

Saturday, May 29th, 2010
The death of Gary Coleman offers a sad coda to the death of his TV co-star, Dana Plato, 11 years earlier. By Destiny Full article »

Nancy Drew’s Sexy Secrets

Friday, April 30th, 2010
It may be a children's dectective story, but it sure looks like sexy lesbian bondage. By Destiny
Full article »

The Most Depressing Children’s Books Ever Written

Sunday, March 21st, 2010
When children's picture book authors go bad — a lot of good characters will die. By Destiny Full article »

“Every Sizzler restaurant in America?!”

Thursday, October 8th, 2009
Why one man and his wife want to photograph every single restaurant in the all-American steakhouse chain. By Destiny
Full article »

Secrets of Al Franken

Monday, July 20th, 2009
The newest Senator from Minnesota enjoyed many strange adventures over the last 30 years — and even left behind some incriminating videos. By Destiny
Full article »

What Happened to the Perry Bible Fellowship?

Monday, March 30th, 2009
Cartoonist Nicholas Gurewitch is creating a TV show, a movie — and a message for his fans cleverly tucked into the last strip. By Destiny
Full article »

Blossom Dearie’s “Conjunction Junction” Romance?

Monday, February 9th, 2009
She still entertained audiences until the age of 80. Remembering two Schoolhouse Rock singers and the affection they shared. By Destiny
Full article »

Five Most Violent Super Bowl Ads

Monday, February 2nd, 2009
Watch videos of this year's wackiest Super Bowl slapstick, including two "forbidden" videos which never aired. By Destiny
Full article »

Elvis Presley’s Strangest Christmases

Monday, December 22nd, 2008
It's how the king of rock and roll stole Christmas — with gusto, greed, and ultimately resurrection. By Destiny
Full article »

20 Wildest Reactions to Obama’s Victory

Monday, November 10th, 2008
Americans celebrated Barack Obama's victory with nudity, passion, technology, and cartoons. By Destiny
Full article »

Lost “Horrors” Ending Found on YouTube

Friday, October 31st, 2008
After 22 years, audiences can finally watch the 23-minute apocalypse that originally ended the musical Little Shop of Horrors. By Destiny
Full article »

Site Sparks Political Sexiness War

Monday, September 29th, 2008
One webmaster dares Democrats and Republicans to vote on their secret passions. By Destiny
Full article »

Thomas Hawk Versus Rent-a-Cops

Thursday, August 14th, 2008
San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art threw him out and triggered an online retribution, while we finally tracked down the last security guard who tried to cross the popular blogger. By Destiny
Full article »

Archie Comics Fights Mp3 Pirates

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008
As Jughead and Reggie form a band with Archie, the 67-year-old comic book finally confronts new technologies and file-sharing. By Destiny
Full article »

Hating Roger Ebert

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008
A New York intellectual argues that Roger Ebert is debasing the fine art of film criticism — and so are bloggers. By Destiny
Full article »

Google Stalker Reveals Secret Project

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
What happens after a year of undercover development finally ends? By Destiny
Full article »

Lawrence Welk vs. The Hippies

Thursday, March 13th, 2008
On the bandleader's 105th birthday, five videos remember his skirmishes with the Beatles, Lou Reed, and a song about marijuana. By Destiny
Full article »

Adam West and Davy Jones Meet Sexina

Friday, February 15th, 2008
She's part Britney Spears, and part secret agent. But can she top two TV icons from the 1960s? By Destiny
Full article »

The Mormon Bigfoot Genesis Theory

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
Is it Bigfoot? Or a fugitive from the garden of Eden. Or maybe both. The Journal of Mormon History recently published a new investigation into stories suggesting that the giant Sasquatch monster is really Cain, the murderous second son of Adam and Eve. It may not be the first controversy tackled by new Mormon President, […] Full article »

Six Secret Lost Videos

Thursday, January 31st, 2008
Will the phenomenon begin again? Some new and hidden perspectives on the struggling science fiction series. By Destiny
Full article »


Tuesday, December 25th, 2007
Van Jones tells the inspiring and amusing story of his early days at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights for a conference of the Craigslist Foundation. By Destiny
Full article »

Alvin and the Chipmunks launch

Monday, December 24th, 2007
The singing rodents approach their 50th anniversary with career-highlighting downloads — including "My Sharona." By Destiny
Full article »

What If Ben Were One of Us?

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007
Time magazine's former editor asks: Would Benjamin Franklin by a blogger? By Destiny
Full article »

The Furious Passions of Norman Mailer

Monday, November 12th, 2007
He enjoyed 84 years filled with sex, brawling, boxing, and celebrity — plus a glorious feud with Gore Vidal. By Destiny.
Full article »

10 Best Monster Ads

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
They come from Hollywood — and they'd like to sell you some tasty lite beer. By Destiny
Full article »

How Gay Were the Hardy Boys?

Monday, October 29th, 2007
Did the original author of The Hardy Boys hide secret jokes inside the books? By Destiny
Full article »

Five Druggiest High School Sitcom Scenes

Monday, September 24th, 2007
Drugs, high school, sitcoms and YouTube. It's going to be a strange trip. By Destiny
Full article »

YouTube, the 20-Year-Old, and Date Unknown

Friday, June 22nd, 2007
The stage is set for a flood of copycat bum-rushers who will no doubt lay siege to the Googleplex armed with nothing but their media and Gen-Y audacity. By Destiny

Full article »

The Cartoon Porn Shop Janitor — Carol Burnett vs. Family Guy

Monday, June 11th, 2007
What happens when you draw a 74-year-old comedienne into a prime time cartoon on the Fox Network -- as the janitor at an adult bookstore? By Destiny Full article »

The Secret Ending of Pirates of the Caribbean 3

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007
Does it take a real act of movie piracy to explain Pirates 3? By Destiny Full article »

Ten Worst Spiderman Tie-Ins

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007
Spiderman 3 has to earn back the $250 million it cost to make. Here's the ten strangest and stupidest products that they hope will make it happen. By Destiny Full article »

Pulp Fiction Parodies on YouTube

Thursday, April 26th, 2007
Web pranksters have kicked down the door for a surprise attack on the 1994 film, re-imagining its dialogue in a series of surprising parodies. By Destiny Full article »

New Tool for Bloggers: Technorati Incoming Links Visualizer

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
There's a new way of seeing a web site's popularity. Now let's have some fun with it. By Destiny Full article »

Should YouTube Hear Me?

Monday, April 16th, 2007
Is this the latest craze -- storming a corporation's headquarters and demanding that they listen to you? By Destiny Full article »

When Kurt Vonnegut Met Sammy Davis

Thursday, April 12th, 2007
In 1999 Kurt Vonnegut remembered "the golden age of magazine fiction." But a strange twist leads to a historic moment with young Sammy Davis Jr. By Destiny Full article »

Six Freakiest Children’s TV Rock Bands

Monday, March 26th, 2007
After the 1960s, both cartoons and live-action children's shows began including rock bands, and Saturday morning would never be the same. By Destiny Full article »

Google Heard Me, Now What?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007
Why is 25-year-old Aaron Stanton hiring programmers in Boise? After he wheedled a summit with Google, what's his secret project? By Destiny Full article »

Sexy Adult Secrets in “Little Children”

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007
The Oscar-nominated movie shows adultery in the suburbs. But did it lose its fire when moving to the big screen? By Destiny Full article »

5 Freaky Muppet Videos

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007
The five-year run of The Muppet Show set the weird tone for a tradition they've continued to this day. By Destiny Full article »

Leaving “Lost” Limbo

Friday, February 16th, 2007
What's "Lost" are the viewers -- down 10% this week, after dropping 20% the week before. Something new at 10 Zen: "bubble commentary." By Destiny Full article »

7 Things I Learned from Superbowl Ads

Monday, February 5th, 2007
Some much-needed commentary and perspective. By Destiny Full article »

The Porn Star, the Diva, and the World Wide Web

Monday, January 1st, 2007
Singer Mariah Carey has challenged porn star Mary Carey in a trademark dispute. But the web would rather argue about which one is sexier. (possibly NSFW) By Destiny Full article »

George Bush vs. Spider-Man

Friday, December 29th, 2006
Comic book superheroes are already giving speeches against secret government detention. We've arranged the ultimate cage match — between President George Bush and Spider-Man. By Destiny Full article »

Ten Video Moments from 2006

Thursday, December 28th, 2006
2006 saw new issues emerging around sex, privacy, media and politics — sometimes, all at the same time. Those startling moments are captured in 10 online videos. By Destiny Full article »

5 Retarded Online Christmas Videos

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006
2006 was the year Christmas confronted "filmmakers" and "comedians" who began uploading strange new perspectives to YouTube and Revver. Aren't we blessed? By Destiny Full article »

Christmas 2.0: Subverting the Holidays With Re-dubbing

Monday, December 11th, 2006
Some very naughty children are defiling Christmas. Rudolph, Frosty, Charlie Brown and A Christmas Story have been re-dubbed with X-rated dialogue and metal music. By Destiny Full article »

Google is Trying to Get Into Your Pants

Thursday, November 30th, 2006
Google is running ads with a jingle that boasts, "I've got Google maps in my pants." Is it deliberately bad, or is this a rare Google mis-step? By Destiny Full article »

Robert Altman’s 7 Secret Wars

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006
Robert Altman brought a disturbing magic to everything he filmed -- but it's the obscure and controversial films that are most interesting. By Destiny Full article »

5 Lamest Charlie Brown Cartoons

Monday, November 20th, 2006
Charlie Brown was still loveable, even when he failed, so let's appreciate his five lamest cartoons. By Destiny Full article »

Where in the World is Nick Douglas?

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006
We talked to all the players -- Nick Denton, Nick Douglas, Rocketboom's Andrew Baron and Amanda Congdon, and even Dave Winer. By Destiny Full article »

Election Fallout: 24 Hours Later

Thursday, November 9th, 2006
The drunken celebrations are over, with startled Democrats realizing that they've finally won. Now it's time to cast woozy eyes on the shimmering future ahead and the crazy campaign behind. By Destiny Full article »

Great Moments in the War Against DMCA

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act has inspired a whole helluva lot of abuse in its short tenure. But it's also inspired playful reactions meant to instruct, annoy and protest. By Destiny Full article »

Haunted by Chipmunk Ghosts

Sunday, October 29th, 2006
A troubled son endures another generation with Alvin and the Chipmunks. By Destiny Full article »

The Cellphone Murders

Thursday, September 7th, 2006
The site knocking the corporate suits at Virgin Records is in fact owned, run, and incorporated by Virgin Records. By Destiny Full article »