Stream of Facts
Just outside of Gays, Illinois, on a blue highway sign
reads the words, “TOURIST ACTIVITIES: Historical
Two-story Outhouse 1872”, advertising the town’s
landmark oddity about which residents take extreme
pride. This double-decker bathroom system,
originally designed to accommodate second floor
residents of an apartment building, now sits alone
in a grassy PARK.
PARK City, Utah — home to many of the 2002 Winter
Olympic events, as well as the Sundance Film
Festival — was originally founded for silver mining
in 1869. During the second largest silver strike
in U.S. history, 1,200 miles of mining tunnels were
constructed underneath the mountains of this city
that skiers now FLOCK to climb up.
A FLOCK of Seagulls, most famous for their song
“I Ran (So Far Away)”, is an English band formed
in 1979 in Liverpool, UK. The lead singer, Mike
Score, exhibited a reversed mohawk hairstyle
that was combed in front of his face, a style that
was later mimicked in popular culture such as
The Wedding Singer and in Pulp Fiction, where SAMUEL L.
Jackson’s character refers to someone’s hairstyle as
“Flock of Seagulls.”
At the time SAMUEL Adams beer brand was making
its modest start through founder Jim Koch’s efforts
— literally going door-to-door to bars in the
Boston area to promote the full-flavored “craft”
brew brand through samples out of a briefcase
— Anheuser Busch and Miller dominated the beer
industry. Koch chose the name Samuel Adams not
only for the strong background of the historic character
to the area, but mainly because Adams was
a brewer himself who inherited the TRADITION from
In wedding TRADITION, the concept of a “Best Man”
spawned from the original practice of an armed
guard to serve the groom in case the two men had
to resort to kidnapping the bride away from her disparaging
parents. At the time, firearms were not yet
invented, so the term “best” literally refers to the
best man’s skill in a sword FIGHT.
The last shot of FIGHT Club was an animated reverse
tracking shot out of a garbage can. It was so
involved that it almost put production of the film’s
prints behind schedule. Due to all of the reflective
surfaces in the shot, every single frame (of which
every second contains 24) took eight hours to render,
coming in at a whopping three weeks of total
render time to complete the shot.
Limp Bizkit. We all know that you have the Significant Other album lying around somewhere.
Some of you more devoted fans of years past are still even hanging onto Chocolate Starfish
and the Hotdog Flavored Water for reasons uncertain to even yourself at times. Brush the dust
off, pop that thing in your car CD player and take a trip down memory lane. Remember
what it was like to be young, defiant and lacking of any kind of musical taste whatsoever*.
You may even rediscover something about yourself that only the likes of Fred Durst can
bring out. In the worst-case scenario, at least you can say that in the entire world, at that
given moment, you’re probably the only person listening to Limp Bizkit.
*No offense to Wes Borland.