The date was July 7, 1996. More than 8,000 people filled the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. In the crowd that day was itsasickness user Rich Fromm.
The much-loved trio of Randy Savage, Sting and Lex Luger were set to take on the loathed tag-team The Outsiders - plus their mystery third member. The Outsiders, Kevin Nash and Steve Hall, started the match short-handed, boasting no need for their mystery third member.
Zoe can’t help wearing her dragon costume all the time because she was born in the year of the dragon. A person born during a dragon year, according to the Chinese horoscope, is a non-conformist, beautiful, and flamboyant. The normal rules and regulations don‘t apply to them. They’re free spirits, gifted, and utterly irresponsible. We spent the whole day following her around the streets of Brooklyn, NY dressed up in her dragon costume. I can report she’s also extremely confident and fearless. All that is fairly obvious here.
What if Shakespeare didn’t write Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, or any of the plays attributed to William Shakespeare? The question gets asked more than you might think. And it has been asked for hundreds of years. Depending on who you ask, the Shakespeare Authorship Controversy is either the biggest cover-up of the last 500 years, the most epic literary mystery ever, or maybe just a bit of intrigue you never knew you were missing. Watch as IAS user Joe Plummer geeks out about it.
It’s my experience that if you ask any dog owner, if they had to decide between pulling the plug on a family member or pulling the plug on their dog, the answer, more times than not, would be ‘depends on which family member.’
The subject of Alan’s obsession video was never in doubt because the organizing principle of Alan’s life is his dogs Honey and Leon. It’s also plainly clear that Alan is the center of the universe for Honey and Leon. All together, they make up the perfect family.
No one bats an eyelash when a songwriter claims to be inspired by a painting or a sculpture so why should there be a stigma for creating music inspired by other forms of art? Tolkien's Lord of the Rings famously acted as muse for several popular songs by the bands Rush and Led Zeppelin ("Fly By Night", "Necromancer"; "Ramble On", "Battle of Evermore" respectively). Weird Al Yankovic released "The TV Album" in 1995 which included songs about The Beverly Hillbillies, and Jeopardy among others. Previously on Lost defines itself as a re-cap rock band, they aren't just inspired by LOST, it is their muse, it is every song, every word, every note, it is their sickness.
What do you call an artist who writes and directs films exploring social justice issues in the gay community with an aim to decrease tensions? Answer: a high schooler. Specifically, this Brooklyn high school student, John Dargan. He talked to itsasicknessTV about what catches his eye and why he is compelled to put some of it into his lens.
Adam Mordecai is an internet wizard who builds websites for political causes. If you ask Adam, he'd say that at the most basic level the internet is ones and zeroes - and he'd also say that American politics can be understood in similar terms: good guys and bad guys. Democrats and Republicans. Joe Lieberman would probably then be a virus. Lieberdems will crash your system, for sure.
The politician who says "I hate government! Elect me, I'll burn down City Hall!" gets almost 50% of the vote. He wouldn't get Adam's vote. Adam hates fire and he hates Democrats who play with matches. He's obsessed with Democrats With Spine.
Jade Taylor was orphaned at a young age and grew up in a church orphanage. Jade is the type of person you would expect to find at a Goodwill digging through bins of used jumpers. Jade is also a fictional character on the soap opera As the World Turns, a character that was played by Elena Goode for 2 years. Elena didn't have the traumatic childhood of her character, but she does know the value of a nice pair of slacks.
Tim Sheridan thinks of himself as snarky, dour, and cynical. He admits though that science fiction, and Doctor Who in particular, make him believe in goodness - or at least the potential for goodness in people. However you get your dose of hope, get it, and keep getting it.
Jason Bateman as a young actor on It's Your Move, introduced us to the band, Dregs of Humanity. Almost 20 years later he crooned the Bangles hit song, "Eternal Flame," over the credits of the film, "The Sweetest Thing." His contributions to the music world may end there but his music appreciation certainly doesn't. For some the idea of a classical music listener conjures the image of a man in a smoking jacket, ensconced in a leather arm chair in his study whilst Brahms fourth symphony plays in the background.