Steve’s Weird House

Stephen resides in a Victorian home that is a cluttered combination of museum, library and art gallery, decorated with that old-world Addam’s Family charm. Not only is every inch of every wall covered with art, but all the ceilings are also decorated.

Stephen is of course always looking for more oddities or unusual artifacts to add to his museum. He is particularly looking for a perfectly weird woman (artistic, outrageous) to share his weird world with!

FBI Considered “It’s A Wonderful Life” Communist Propaganda

Wisebread finds an old fbi memo discussing why “It’s a Wonderful Life” is pinko marxist american hating propaganda:

There is submitted herewith the running memorandum concerning Communist infiltration of the motion picture industry which has been brought up to date as of May 26, 1947….

With regard to the picture “It’s a Wonderful Life”, [redacted] stated in substance that the film represented rather obvious attempts to discredit bankers by casting Lionel Barrymore as a “scrooge-type” so that he would be the most hated man in the picture. This, according to these sources, is a common trick used by Communists.

In addition, [redacted] stated that, in his opinion, this picture deliberately maligned the upper class, attempting to show the people who had money were mean and despicable characters. [redacted] related that if he made this picture portraying the banker, he would have shown this individual to have been following the rules as laid down by the State Bank Examiner in connection with making loans. Further, [redacted] stated that the scene wouldn’t have “suffered at all” in portraying the banker as a man who was protecting funds put in his care by private individuals and adhering to the rules governing the loan of that money rather than portraying the part as it was shown. In summary, [redacted] stated that it was not necessary to make the banker such a mean character and “I would never have done it that way.”

(via Boing Boing)

Wii Have a Problem

A site dedicated to damage inflicted by Wii controllers (or the people who swing them like they are swatting flies)

Yet again another baseball accident, my mate had just stated playing when I told him to “get in side the game”, so he stepped up to the plate, with his entire mite he began swinging the Wii mote when the strap broke and the controller broke loss and at almost point blank range smashed the fireplace surroundings.

(Thanks Andrea)