Category Archives: Internet Urban Legends

Daffy Stardust takes on Haunted Mansion theories


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It’s just a few days after Christmas, so obviously the natural thing to do is to compose another post about Disney’s Haunted Mansion. The topics I’m going to cover here were touched on a bit in last year’s tour of the Walt Disney World version of the Mansion, but since I’m still finding these fan theories lingering I thought I’d talk about them in a little more detail than before. I’ll be asking three central questions, with a little bit of crossover. Who is Master Gracey? Is he the Ghost Host? Do you die on the ride? Some fans will give you a “yes” to those last two questions, but I’m not so sure. Let’s take a look, shall we?
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Internet Urban Legends: Why Did George Lazenby Only Make One James Bond Movie?


On Her Majesty's Secret Service

“If it’s on the internet, it must be true.” – Sarcastic Person

The internet is a marvel of modern technology.  Never before in human history has so much information been available so readily.  Unfortunately, it also follows that misinformation spreads more rapidly than ever.  Someone writes something on-line and someone else repeats it.  Before you know it, the story is accepted as fact despite having no credible sources.

I come across these kinds of tall tales and internet legends all the time while researching articles for the site.  Despite the fact that sites like Wikipedia have a team that theoretically monitors updates for proper sourcing, an amazing number of errors slip through the cracks.  The purpose of this series is to separate fact from fiction.

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Internet Urban Legends: Was Martin Scorsese Denied Access to the Copacabana Nightclub for Goodfellas?


Liotta laugh - Goodfellas

“If it’s on the internet, it must be true.” – Sarcastic Person

The internet is a marvel of modern technology.  Never before in human history has so much information been available so readily.  Unfortunately, it also follows that misinformation spreads more rapidly than ever.  Someone writes something on-line and someone else repeats it.  Before you know it, the story is accepted as fact despite having no credible sources.

I come across these kinds of tall tales and internet legends all the time while researching articles for the site.  Despite the fact that sites like Wikipedia have a team that theoretically monitors updates for proper sourcing, an amazing number of errors slip through the cracks.  The purpose of this series is to separate fact from fiction.

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Internet Urban Legends: Was Die Hard Developed as a Sequel to Commando?


Die Hard - 1988

Die Hard – 1988

“If it’s on the internet, it must be true.” – Sarcastic Person

The internet is a marvel of modern technology.  Never before in human history has so much information been available so readily.  Unfortunately, it also follows that misinformation spreads more rapidly than ever.  Someone writes something on-line and someone else repeats it.  Before you know it, the story is accepted as fact despite having no credible sources.

I come across these kinds of tall tales and internet legends all the time while researching articles for the site.  Despite the fact that sites like Wikipedia have a team that theoretically monitors updates for proper sourcing, an amazing number of errors slip through the cracks.  The purpose of this series is to separate fact from fiction.

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