The World Of Pop Culture http://worldofpopculture.com Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:55:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Marvel Experience Is Simply Out Of This World http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/the-marvel-experience-is-simply-out-of-this-world/ http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/the-marvel-experience-is-simply-out-of-this-world/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:55:20 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9109 Marvel1

(PCM) Immersing yourself in the world of Marvel, pretending that you are a beloved super hero and battling the bad guys could just be the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon.

That’s what Marvel comic book lovers and movie …

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(PCM) Immersing yourself in the world of Marvel, pretending that you are a beloved super hero and battling the bad guys could just be the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon.

That’s what Marvel comic book lovers and movie fans, gamers, families and others are doing when they head to the Philadelphia tour of “The Marvel Experience: The World’s First Hyper-Reality Tour,” at Lincoln Financial Field through Sunday, July 5.

The creative brainchild of Hero Ventures’ Doug Schaer and Rick Licht, The Marvel Experience is an immersive, attraction, that features the world’s first-ever traveling 360-degree, 3-D stereoscopic full-Dome theater.

There is also a state-of-the-art motion ride, rock climbing wall, a laser maze, motion rides, holograms, and a “training course” that offers the opportunity for Marvel fans to actually feel like they are part of the adventure. All of this is done at the visitor’s own pace.

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Of course, Marvel comics, is 100 percent the experience. “They saw the vision in what we presented and made sure that we captured the essence of these characters,” he said. “They are extremely protective of everything that bears the Marvel name.”

“The three words that are most used during our exit pools are fun, overwhelming and awesome, and we couldn’t ask for three better words,” Licht explained during the recent event opening. “I want this experience to encompass all three for everyone.”

According to Licht, once the technology for the show emerged the next step was to create a story to enhance it.

“When I first talked about this with friends and business associates, they thought I was a bit crazy. Flash forward a few years, and I had 28 family members and friends at the Dallas opening and 30 in San Diego and I could feel the love in the room.”

As agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in training, guests of The Marvel Experience can swing with Spider-Man, smash with Hulk, fly with Iron Man, and assist Captain America and Black Widow, and others, all in preparation for an epic battle alongside Marvel’s biggest super heroes in a fight against Red Skull, M.O.D.O.K. and an army of evil Adaptoids.

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The Marvel Experience incorporates next-generation interactive technology including augmented reality and multi-person gaming so that you can see yourself in action. Everything happens with cutting-edge technology and advanced computer animation. There’s nothing else like it. Not only do the members of audience get to join the adventure, in the end they may even become heroes themselves.

Hero Ventures, of L.A., has brought together top-notch creative and business minds in animation, and interactive technology to create dynamic live entertainment experiences to share with world-wide audiences in unique and unprecedented ways.

Doug-marvelHere is a recent chat with 43-year-old Doug Schaer:

Q: Please tell me the history of The Marvel Experience.

Doug Schaer: We’ve been working on this show for more than four years. We have hosted the [preview] shows in Phoenix, Dallas and San Diego for a total of 54 days.

Q: What are the highlights of this show?

DS: For me its just a fun show. Every single person who goes through this show has something that they like and it’s always different. The key here is to make people smile.

Q: What was the idea behind the show?

DS: To leverage technology to bring enjoyment for everyone. I experienced this with my dad, who is now 71, and my children, my five-year-old son and eight-year-old daughter, and all of us had a great time and a different favorite.

Q: What is the challenge with this?

DS: The most challenging thing is to create something for everybody – that’s what every marketer wants to do, and they want it to be the next generation. There are fans of The Avengers movies, gamers, comic book lovers and more. This is basically a house of ideas. It’s all about the narrative and the story telling – and that has to be accessible to everybody. Our aim was to create the most complex and cool show that is a great deal of fun and had something for everyone.

Q: What else is involved?

DS: We are not a theme park and we are not a tech company, so we can be an introduction to the Marvel Universe, there are treats a plenty for the hard core fan boy, movie lovers, several generations of family members, and everyone in between.

Q: So are you the coolest dad on the planet?

DS: Good questions. My children don’t know any differently; they assume that everyone gets to play with superheroes all the time.

Q: But they must be thrilled by all of this?

DS: Yes. They love superheroes and super heroines. And I often hear; ‘So dad, where are the domes going next?’

Q: So far what has the feedback been?

DS: I hear people say they took their children, they went with their college buddies, went for costume night, and we all had a great time. I don’t want to hear, ‘I munched popcorn and watched my kids play.’ I want it to be an interactive and immersive experiential time for everybody who comes.

Q: What else comes to mind.

DS: This is exciting because you are literally dropped into this Hollywood scripted adventure. It will propel you though this two hour narrative and you can touch it and feel it. It’s not a museum, a Comic-Con, or theme park — the interactives are meant to be accessible to everybody.

Q: What do you want the take-away to be?

DS: I am looking for the audiences to think it was fun, that it is a good value based on the ticket prices, and that they will tell their friends about it. For a show to succeed, especially since we are only in town for a short time, there has to be word-of-mouth.

Q: What’s personally exciting for you about the Philadelphia show?

DS: I am coming home. I am a Jersey boy from Bergen County, and I have spent hundreds of great nights in Philly. I love it there – the sports, the food and everything else. Capt. America has to come there; he can be the stanch defender of The Liberty Bell.

The Marvel Experience schedule includes the following dates:

· Chicago, at McCormick Place: Saturday July 11 to Sunday August 2

· New York, NY at The Park Avenue Armory: Thursday August 13 to Sunday August 30

· St. Louis, at America’s Center Convention Complex: Saturday September 5 to Sunday September 20

For tickets go to www.ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000. For a complete schedule go to: The Marvel Experience website: www.themarvelexperiencetour.com.

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J.K. Rowling Announces New Harry Potter Play http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/j-k-rowling-announces-new-harry-potter-play/ http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/j-k-rowling-announces-new-harry-potter-play/#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:18:37 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9106 Rowling1

(PCM) Harry Potter fans around the world are rejoicing now that author J.K. Rowling has revealed the news about the new play titled “Harry Potter and The Cursed Child”.  The news was totally unexpected and came as a wonderful gift …

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(PCM) Harry Potter fans around the world are rejoicing now that author J.K. Rowling has revealed the news about the new play titled “Harry Potter and The Cursed Child”.  The news was totally unexpected and came as a wonderful gift for fans of the series.

Rowling posted a series of tweets that revealed both the name of the play, as well as, that it will open in London in the summer of 2016 at The Palace Theater. The play will tell an entirely new story and is the completed work of a collaboration between writer Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany and Rowling.

Nearly as soon as the tweets were posted they immediately went viral along with the hashtag #CursedChild. No additional details about the storyline for the play has been revealed, however fans are anxiously awaiting more news.

Rowling’s Harry Potter novels have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, as well as, eight films with a ninth film on the way later this year. Rowling says that she has received countless offers over the years to extend Harry’s story, however she has found her “dream team” with those involved in putting together the play.

 

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Disney Theme Parks Announce A Ban On Selfie Sticks http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/disney-theme-parks-announce-a-ban-on-selfie-sticks/ http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/disney-theme-parks-announce-a-ban-on-selfie-sticks/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:11:13 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9103 No-Selfie-sticks1

(PCM) Claiming that guest safety is their number one priority, Walt Disney World in Florida, Disneyland in California, as well as, Disney properties in Paris and Hong Kong have announced that they are banning the use of selfie sticks in …

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(PCM) Claiming that guest safety is their number one priority, Walt Disney World in Florida, Disneyland in California, as well as, Disney properties in Paris and Hong Kong have announced that they are banning the use of selfie sticks in their parks.

The new policy states that the selfie sticks will not make it any further than the bag check at any Disney World theme park. In Florida and California the new policy will go into effect on Tuesday and in Paris and Hong Kong on Wednesday.

Selfie sticks have become all the rage lately, as their purpose is to extend the reach of cell phone cameras to provide users with better cell phone images. According to a Disney World spokesperson, selfie sticks have become a growing safety concern for both guests and cast members.

The use of selfie sticks has become a bigger and bigger issue a the parks over the last year, so much so, that even rides such as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Space Mountain have signs posted that read “No Selfie Sticks Allowed”. Prior to the new policy taking effect, guests were verbally warned by cast members, however no they will no longer be allowed in the park at all.

If, during bag check, a selfie stick is discovered it will either be confiscated by a cast member at the gate to be picked up at a later time when leaving the park or it can be returned to either your vehicle or hotel room.

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Creator Of The Infamous Pink Flamingo Lawn Ornament Dead At Age 79 http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/creator-of-the-infamous-pink-flamingo-lawn-ornament-dead-at-age-79/ http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/creator-of-the-infamous-pink-flamingo-lawn-ornament-dead-at-age-79/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:58:01 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9100 Pink-flamingo1

(PCM) Some find them to be artistic, while others find them to be downright tacky, but either way the infamous pink flamingo lawn ornament is an iconic piece of pop culture art history. Sadly, it has been revealed that Don …

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(PCM) Some find them to be artistic, while others find them to be downright tacky, but either way the infamous pink flamingo lawn ornament is an iconic piece of pop culture art history. Sadly, it has been revealed that Don Featherstone, the artist who originally created the pink flamingo lawn ornament, has passed away at the age of 79.

Sources say that Featherstone passed away on Monday in an elder care facility in Fitchburg, Massachusetts after a lengthy battle with Lewy body dementia.

After graduating art school, Featherstone went to work for Union Products where he first developed the design for the pink flamingo lawn ornament back in 1958. He worked for the company for 43 years and eventually became company president before his much deserved retirement in 1999.

Featherstone never anticipated that using molds from his clay flamingo sculptures would eventually lead to his creation becoming one of pop culture’s most instantly recognizable lawn decorations. Over the year’s Featherstone has explained the pink flamingo’s popularity saying that they were “selling people tropical elegance in a box for less than $10.” Adding, “Before that, only the wealthy could afford to have bad taste”.

The pink flamingo lawn ornaments continued to be embraced by vintage collectors to this very day and Featherstone himself had dozens of his famous pieces, which he based on images seen in National Geographic Magazine, scattered throughout his own backyard.

If you happen to own a pink flamingo lawn ornament and are curious if it is a Featherstone original, you can search out the artist’s signature located on the rear end of the flamingo.

Our sincere condolences go out to Featherstone’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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Perez Hilton To Star In Full House! The Musical! http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/perez-hilton-to-star-in-full-house-the-musical/ http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/perez-hilton-to-star-in-full-house-the-musical/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:22:54 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9097 Full-House-Perez

(PCM) National Lampoon / Bob and Tobly McSmith / David Galpern proudly announce that the larger than life celebrity personality Perez Hilton will be joining the cast as Danny Tanner, the production is on stage at Theater 80 (80 St …

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(PCM) National Lampoon / Bob and Tobly McSmith / David Galpern proudly announce that the larger than life celebrity personality Perez Hilton will be joining the cast as Danny Tanner, the production is on stage at Theater 80 (80 St Marks & 1st Ave, East Village) from September 9, 2015 through November 29, 2015. On sale now, tickets range in price from $25 to $50, limited tickets available for the “Tanner Family Hug Zone” at $50, and are available online at www.FullHousetheMusical.com

Visiting Toronto for an exclusive run before heading off to Theatre 80 in New York, Full House! The Musical! will be on stage at the Randolph Theatre (736 Bathurst St.) for a strictly limited engagement from Aug. 18 to Sept. 6. On sale now, tickets range in price from $29.99 to $99.99 and are available online at www.FullHousetheMusical.com

Full House! The Musical! is the unauthorized musical parody that puts an adult spin on the wildly popular 90s sitcom. The beloved TV show followed the heartwarming story of a widowed Father whose best friend and brother‐in‐law move in to help him raise his three daughters. Every episode of “Full House” serves to remind you that no matter how unconventional the Tanner family is – they will always be better than your family.

Full House! The Musical! follows Tanner family patriarch, Danny, who loses his super power of solving any problem with his sensible “Dad Speeches” (complete with soft piano accompaniment). Enjoy Danny’s wacky and hilarious descent into madness as he slowly turns from wholesome Danny Tanner to foul‐mouth and dark Bob Saget. Will he get his “Dad Speech” power back in time to save his family? Probably not!

Full House! The Musical! includes book, music, lyrics and stage direction by Bob and Tobly McSmith (Bayside! The Musical!; Showgirls! The Musical!) who will have audiences clapping and singing along to catchy tunes like “This House is Too Full” – Tanner Family/Comet the Dog; “Have Mercy on My Heart/Don’t Touch the Hair” – Uncle Jessie/Rebecca Donaldson; “Look at these Assholes” – Comet the Dog and “Our Family is Better Than Your Family” – Tanner Family.

Joining Hilton on stage, the cast features Seth Blum as Joey Gladstone, John Duff as Jesse Katsopolis, Amanda Nicholas as DJ Tanner, Marguerite Halcovage as Stephanie Tanner, and Marshall Louise as the Olsen Twins.

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Let The Terminator Direct You To Your Destination http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/let-the-terminator-direct-you-to-your-destination/ http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/let-the-terminator-direct-you-to-your-destination/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 20:21:06 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9094 Terminator-Genisys

(PCM) To help promote the upcoming film “Terminator Genisys”, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has teamed up with mobile navigation app Waze so that the actor’s famous voice can guide users to their travel destinations.

In a recent press release from Waze …

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(PCM) To help promote the upcoming film “Terminator Genisys”, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has teamed up with mobile navigation app Waze so that the actor’s famous voice can guide users to their travel destinations.

In a recent press release from Waze Schwarzenegger says “From the first time I used Waze, I have wanted to lend my voice to it. ‘The Terminator’ is the perfect machine to guide Wazers to their destinations. Every single day on social media fans ask me to record my movie lines, so now I get to bring this classic role and my charming Austrian accent into their cars.”

The Terminator voice commands are now available to users of the free Waze app and here’s how you get it to work: Go to Setting, then sound, followed by voice language and make your selection. To further promote the upcoming film, the famous red Endoskull logo also pops up on the screen landmarking local movie theaters that will be showing “Terminator Genisys” when it is released on July 1.

Definitely one way to make driving a bit more entertaining this summer!

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Yes, Lego Professor Is A Real Job Title, At Least At Cambridge University! http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/yes-lego-professor-is-a-real-job-title-at-least-at-cambridge-university/ http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/yes-lego-professor-is-a-real-job-title-at-least-at-cambridge-university/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 20:48:08 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9091 Lego

(PCM) The University of Cambridge has quite the job offer for Lego enthusiasts with high aspirations. The University has received approximately a $2.3 million dollar grant from the Lego Foundation to build a research center at the University, as well …

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(PCM) The University of Cambridge has quite the job offer for Lego enthusiasts with high aspirations. The University has received approximately a $2.3 million dollar grant from the Lego Foundation to build a research center at the University, as well as, get this!  Another $2.3 million dollars to hire a “Lego professor” to lead the entire project. Talk about a dream job for Lego fans!

The Lego Foundation has been working very closely with the University of Cambridge for the last 10 years on several research projects associated with children’s play activities. The center will be dedicated to “play in education, development and learning.”

Plans for the new center are still currently being finalized, but as for right now it appears that according to official documents from the University that the “Lego professor” is a truly a real job title and they plan to be hiring for the position very soon.

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Professor Snape Is Alive! Found Working For American Airlines! http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/professor-snape-is-alive-found-working-for-american-airlines/ http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/professor-snape-is-alive-found-working-for-american-airlines/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 20:22:51 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9087 Snape-AA

(PCM) To this very day, Harry Potter fans continue to mourn the death of Professor Severus Snape, who went out in true hero fashion in the series, however there may be a light at the end of the tunnel, as it …

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(PCM) To this very day, Harry Potter fans continue to mourn the death of Professor Severus Snape, who went out in true hero fashion in the series, however there may be a light at the end of the tunnel, as it seems that Professor Snape is alive and well working the customer service counter for American Airlines.

Fans began recognizing the striking resemblance between American Airlines employee David Dolci and Professor Snape, played by actor Alan Rickman as far back as 2012. They began creating funny memes after capturing photos of Dolci working behind the ticketing counter.

Now, American Airlines has decided to embrace the joke and have a little fun with Harry Potter fans!

Severus Snape will assist you in the boarding process for Flight Nine and Three Quarters from LaGuardia to Hogwarts. We’…

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Looks like Harry Potter fans just discovered their new favorite way to fly the skies!

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J.K. Rowling Reveals New Book Released Under A Pseudonym http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/j-k-rowling-reveals-new-book-released-under-a-pseudonym/ http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/j-k-rowling-reveals-new-book-released-under-a-pseudonym/#comments Sat, 13 Jun 2015 17:08:09 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9080 JK-Rowling1

(PCM) Since the end of the incredibly popular Harry Potter book franchise many fans of author J.K. Rowling have been going through quite a bit of withdrawal hoping that she will soon release something new.

The news has now been …

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(PCM) Since the end of the incredibly popular Harry Potter book franchise many fans of author J.K. Rowling have been going through quite a bit of withdrawal hoping that she will soon release something new.

The news has now been revealed that Rowling will be releasing another novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The upcoming release will be the third book in her thriller/mystery trilogy and will be titled “Career of Evil”. It is slated for release this coming October.

The book follows the investigations of private detective Cormoran Strike and assistant Robin Ellacott. It opens with Ellacott receiving a package containing a woman’s severed leg, prompting Strike to investigate who is responsible.

The new novel follow the first book “The Cuckoo’s Calling” which was released back in 2013 and “The Silkworm” which was released in 2014.  Everyone came to discover Rowling’s pseudonym after it was leaked out in a feature by the Sunday Times after the release of “The Cuckoo’s Calling”.

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Enter Derry: Why Stories From The Mind Of Stephen King Would Make A Great Video Game http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/enter-derry-why-stories-from-the-mind-of-stephen-king-would-make-a-great-video-game/ http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/enter-derry-why-stories-from-the-mind-of-stephen-king-would-make-a-great-video-game/#comments Sat, 13 Jun 2015 17:02:19 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9083 Pennywise1

(PCM) Since the mid-70s Stephen King has been hammering out story after story and letting us know what goes bump in the night. He is has become the true “king” of the modern day horror tale. Which is a good and …

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(PCM) Since the mid-70s Stephen King has been hammering out story after story and letting us know what goes bump in the night. He is has become the true “king” of the modern day horror tale. Which is a good and bad thing. The good thing is we all benefit from it. We can read a scary tale and have a fine time using our imaginations and playing it out. And then talk about it with our friends and family. Word of mouth is still the best marketing there is. King doesn’t need this marketing ploy. His talent and perseverance has helped him become one of the most successful writers today. Longevity at its finest.

The bad thing he has been branded a horror author. While a vast majority of his work is horror. There is still a lot of his work that isn’t horror at all and it’s beautiful written. He is simply a writer and he writes what he does and does a magnificent job at doing it.  He is the “king” for a reason.

He has been in pretty much every form of media possible. Countless short stories, novels, movies, and even audio books. I think I even saw him in an American Express TV commercial once. A play that he worked on with John Mellencamp called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. ( I haven’t seen this yet but I want to.) King has been playing off and on with the band The Rock Bottom Remainders. Playing the guitar and singing a song or two. He’s a busy guy. He has done been pretty much everything except make a videogame.

I’m not a huge videogame kind of guy. But videogames are a form of storytelling that a lot of people are into. I have a Playstation 2 and 3 and that’s about it. Still kind of mad that Mortal Kombat X won’t be out for the PS3 for a couple more months. Maybe Pennywise could be a playable character in the next Mortal Kombat. And if your kicking enough a** in the game Stephen King appears on the side of the game and yells REDRUM. ( I know that’s from 2 different stories but would be cool to see. Admit It.) Just like in the history of the Mortal Kombat games someone would suddenly appear and yell Toasty.

With the vast universes he has created over the years I’m a huge fan of the fictional town of Derry, Maine. This is the town of course where the murderous clown Pennywise dwells. I love the book and movie. I can still see Tim Curry under all that make up smiling at me from afar even as I write this and get goose bumps. And the book was beautifully written. I was kind of excited when I heard that IT was being remade. I know it will never beat the original, but the remake will give a new generation of people goosebumps. Because we all float down here. I read on the net the director dropped out of the project with New Line due to creative issues. And that stinks. I hope they get the issues fixed as soon as possible. And as an audience we don’t have to wait years for this remake.

Oh yeah, I was talking about a videogame. Imagine playing a character that looked like Stephen King in his younger days riding his Schwinn Bicycle into the woods at dusk. A paperback book in his back pocket poking out. He gets lost in the woods during the night and comes across a witch. The witch is a beautiful blonde but as he get closer to her she grows old and horrifying. The witch chases him through the woods to a lake. The lake of water plays out the visions in his head like a projector. The witch knows the young man before her has many ideas in his head he wants to be a writer. She tells the young man that he must fight her or all his horrifying ideas will come to life and effect this reality. Sounds like a pretty cool videogame idea to me!

A videogame based on something King has written I think would be very cool to see. Or even an original story for the videogame written by King would be great. I don’t think he will have a hard time coming up with something. He is after all the “king” of IT …

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Police And SWAT Team Destroy A Man’s Home To Catch A Shoplifter http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/police-and-swat-team-destroy-a-mans-home-to-catch-a-shoplifter/ http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/police-and-swat-team-destroy-a-mans-home-to-catch-a-shoplifter/#comments Wed, 10 Jun 2015 13:33:01 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9077 Lech1

(PCM) The amount of damage done to the home of Leo Lech in Greenwood Village, Colorado seems to be a bit extreme, as sources claim the police and a SWAT team were only going after a shoplifter, when they literally …

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(PCM) The amount of damage done to the home of Leo Lech in Greenwood Village, Colorado seems to be a bit extreme, as sources claim the police and a SWAT team were only going after a shoplifter, when they literally destroyed his entire home and surrounding property.

Lech claims that he purchased the home for his son, but now thanks to the tactics used by the SWAT team to apprehend the shoplifter have left it completely uninhabitable. The authorities used chemical agents, flash bang grenades, breaching rams and even drove a tank through the fence in their attempts to capture the suspect at large, who they happened to spot running into Lech’s (an innocent man’s) home.

After robbing a local Walmart store the suspect in question ran into a random home that happened to be Lech’s and barricaded himself inside. The SWAT team tried to negotiate with the robbery suspect to no avail, so they then decided to use brute force tactics and residents in the neighborhood claim the end result is Lech’s property looking like a complete war zone.

Lech is incredibly angry at the authorities for their somewhat reckless behavior and claims while his homeowners insurance will cover the structural damage done to the home, the damage to the items inside is just too extensive. Lech’s son’s family is currently residing in a temporary home while it is determined what to do with theirs.

The police department informed Lech after multiple phone calls that they feel they are not responsible for the damages and now refuse to answer any additional calls.

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New Video Game Turns Your Home Into A House Of Horrors http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/new-video-game-turns-your-home-into-a-house-of-horrors/ http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/new-video-game-turns-your-home-into-a-house-of-horrors/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 22:32:01 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9074 Night-Terrors1

(PCM) For quite some time now, we have been fascinated with all the new video gaming technology that is currently being developed. Video games are becoming more and more immersive with the use of VR(virtual reality) and augmented reality effects. …

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(PCM) For quite some time now, we have been fascinated with all the new video gaming technology that is currently being developed. Video games are becoming more and more immersive with the use of VR(virtual reality) and augmented reality effects. We have tried out Occulus Rift, as well as, a few other platforms that completely envelop you within the game play environment.

Being huge fans of the survival horror genre, and really just horror in general, we were very excited about the upcoming game “Night Terrors” that uses augmented reality on your cellphone to turn your home into a terrifying playing field.

The game creates a map of your entire home and then uses the augmented reality technology to place demons, ghosts and other scary objects on your phone screen through the camera app.  The game even has the ability to make note of the art on your walls and various knick-knacks around the house and make them appear to be moving around, breaking or falling over. It is really a brilliant game play concept.

The game is not yet available for purchase and the developers have put together an Indiegogo campaign to help fund the creative process and development, but if you like the idea a donation to the Indiegogo campaign allows you to preorder the game, as well as, help fund the entire project.

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Minnie Mouse And Hello Kitty Throw Down In Times Square http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/minnie-mouse-and-hello-kitty-throw-down-in-times-square/ http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/minnie-mouse-and-hello-kitty-throw-down-in-times-square/#comments Sun, 07 Jun 2015 00:22:37 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9072 Minnie-Kitty1

(PCM) It is not everyday that you witness two beloved children’s characters, Minnie Mouse and Hello Kitty, involved in a knock down brawl in the middle of Times Square in NYC.  That is just what happened recently, when two women …

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(PCM) It is not everyday that you witness two beloved children’s characters, Minnie Mouse and Hello Kitty, involved in a knock down brawl in the middle of Times Square in NYC.  That is just what happened recently, when two women who were portraying these lovable characters got into a violent altercation over tips that ended with them both under arrest.

The women who play the characters were identified as 34-year-old Sandra Mocha and 40-year-old Giovanna Melendez. Both women were broken apart, handcuffed and charged at the scene with assault.

Many children and tourists love posing with these cartoon characters while visiting Times Square, although there has been some recent controversy over the practice as many of these “characters” demand payment after the photo has already been snapped.

Despite the controversy they are still a major attraction to young children, however many children were left traumatized seeing Minnie Mouse and Hello Kitty duke it out and even more horrified when both characters ripped their fake heads off further escalating the altercation.

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#BeatlesRecipes Is Trending On Twitter! Lettuce Look At Some Of The Best Ones http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/beatlesrecipes-is-trending-on-twitter-lettuce-look-at-some-of-the-best-ones/ http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/beatlesrecipes-is-trending-on-twitter-lettuce-look-at-some-of-the-best-ones/#comments Wed, 03 Jun 2015 13:10:47 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9069 Beatles-recipes

(PCM) The hilarious writers of @Midnight hosted by Chris Hardwick over at Comedy Central have created yet another brilliant trending topic on Twitter. This time it is #BeatlesRecipes!

Beginning with @Midnight tweeting out the hilarious “Lettuce Be”, users for all …

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(PCM) The hilarious writers of @Midnight hosted by Chris Hardwick over at Comedy Central have created yet another brilliant trending topic on Twitter. This time it is #BeatlesRecipes!

Beginning with @Midnight tweeting out the hilarious “Lettuce Be”, users for all around the world began submitting some absolutely outrageous puns that Beatles fans everywhere would be dying to eat up. People have certainly come up with quite clever ways to turn the band’s song lyrics into some delectable dishes.

Some of the ones we found the most clever can be found below:

There are way too many to count, but definitely worth checking out for a few good laughs. We wonder if anyone is actually going to try any of these recipes out for real?  Let’s make a cookbook!

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Caitlyn Jenner Surpasses President Obama’s Twitter Record http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/caitlyn-jenner-surpasses-president-obamas-twitter-record/ http://worldofpopculture.com/2015/06/caitlyn-jenner-surpasses-president-obamas-twitter-record/#comments Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:31:06 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9065 Caitlyn-Jenner2

(PCM) President Barack Obama was given his very own Twitter account back on May 18th and in a mere five hours was able to garner over one million followers. The President’s Twitter account held the record for the fastest follower …

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(PCM) President Barack Obama was given his very own Twitter account back on May 18th and in a mere five hours was able to garner over one million followers. The President’s Twitter account held the record for the fastest follower grossing account in the social networks history.

However, now after the first images of Caitlyn Jenner have hit the internet, her Twitter account has actually surpassed President Obama’s, as she gained over one million followers in only a four hour time frame. Her number of followers now currently stands at 2.09 million

Clearly humbled by the amount of support and the number of followers, Caitlyn Jenner posted the following message:

Even, President Barack Obama, himself, has shown support for Caitlyn Jenner tweeting out the following message:

There have been over 1.5 million tweets about Caitlyn Jenner once the photos from her upcoming Vanity Fair photo shoot with famed photographer Annie Leibovitz hit the net. The full feature can be found in the July issue of Vanity Fair magazine which will hit newstands on June 9th.

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