Legendary Hollywood director Martin Scorsese, best known for his violent gangster films, has used the same female editor, Thelma Schoonmaker, on every movie he's made since Raging Bull in 1980. theguardian.com/film/2019…
Supreme stole their famous box logo from another artist named Barbara Kruger. When Supreme sued another company for copyright infringement of their box logo, Kruger was asked for comment by a Complex editor. Her comment was β€œWhat a ridiculous clusterfuck of totally uncool jokers”. thecut.com/2017/11/i-thin…
, in 1990 Australian radio station Triple J, played N.W.A's 'Express Yourself' 82 times in a row in protest over its acting news editor Nick Franklin, getting suspended for playing N.W.A's 'Fuck The Police' on air. The protest was a success and Franklin had his suspension revoked. smh.com.au/entertainment/…
The identity of the blonde female co-lead in the Men Without Hats video for Safety Dance (her character Jenny arc'd through 2 other MWH videos) was kept secret for decades when it was disclosed she was played by Brit Louise Court who'd later become a journalist and editor of Cosmopolitan UK tampabay.com/can-you-name…
Tickets to the Met Gala cost $30,000 each. Even if they are purchased, Anna Wintour, Vogue's editor in chief, must approve of the person going. This also applies to who can join tables purchased for the event which are $200,000 to $300,000. thecut.com/article/what-i…
There's an industry award for film editing called an Eddie, and it has been around since 1962. It is awarded by the society of editors known as the American Cinema Editors (ACE), which has been around since 1950-51 americancinemaeditors.org…
James Franco launched a college course entitled "Master Class: Editing James Franco...with James Franco," in which student editors are to compile a 30 minute documentary on Franco, using behind the scenes footage of Franco supplied by Franco, to "create a cinematic image of James Franco." news.avclub.com/james-fra…
The first black baseball player wasn't Jackie Robinson, but rather Moses Fleetwood Walker, who played in the 1880s despite rampant racism. He was also an inventor, newspaper editor, hotel owner, opera house manager, postal worker, and a published author on race theory. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mos…
The voice actor for General Grievous in Star Wars is also a prolific sound editor who has worked on several other Star Wars movies, as well as There Will Be Blood and WALL-E. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
The direction of the Dragon Ball series was dictated by author Akira Toriyama's editors who forced Toriyama to make changes to villains they deemed lame (Androids 17, 18, 19 & 20) and ugly (Cell's forms), to continue the series against Toriyama's wishes and more changes to the initial plot. kanzenshuu.com/translatio…
Today I learned about Ern Malley, a fictitious Australian poet created to ridicule modernist poetry. A modernist journal devoted an issue to his poems and the editor was sued for immoral material. A policeman said "I don't know what 'incestuous' means, but I think there is a suggestion of indecency about it." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ern…
Today I learned of The 1 Percent Rule. This rule states that only 1% of an Internet community creates new content. The rest of the community is divided between content editors (9%) and content viewers (90%). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1%2…
When Don Rosa, creator of the immensely popular modern Donald Duck comics (and "The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck") tried to submit a comic book set in ancient Greece to the US mag Lexington Herald, its editor rejected it, stating: "We gear our comics toward a less intelligent audience". kentucky.com/news/state/a…
A prominent Russian editor panned one of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s early novellas saying β€œDostoevsky is finished. He will no longer write anything important.” His next major work would be Crime and Punishment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 1874, the NY Herald published an article about a mass escape of wild animals from the zoo, concluding with "the story given above is a pure fabrication". Most readers overlooked the final paragraph, and it sparked a mass panic, with the NY Times editor leaving his house with two pistols hoaxes.org/archive/permal…
Johann Rudolf Wyss, editor and son of the author of The Swiss Family Robinson, also wrote the text for the former Swiss national anthem. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Today I learned about Edith Clampton, the pseudonym of a presumed English expatriate and prolific letters-to-the-editor writer of the Bangkok Post in the 1990s. Her letters became known for their comically imperious tone and random subject matter, which led to her gaining local popularity. Examples in comments. thai-blogs.com/2010/01/18…
During the NYC blackout of 1977, the crew filming β€œSuperman” outside the old Daily News building on 42nd Street lent their klieg lights to the editors so they could see the newspaper pages they were laying out. gothamist.com/arts-entert…
When in 1968 Greek politician Ioannis Ladas beat up an editor who accepted an article about homosexual acceptance in ancient Greece, he denounced BBC's coverage of the event by claiming all BBC journalists were biased homosexuals. This made him an unofficial spokesman for the Greek junta. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ioa…
In 1914 the wife of the French PM assassinated a newspaper editor to prevent him from leaking that she and her husband had been dating while still married to their previous spouses. She was acquitted for 'uncontrollable female emotions' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
The concept for Spider-Man's black costume came from a fan named Randy Schueller, who was paid $220 in 1982 for the idea by then-Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter. Schueller conceived a black stealth version with a dark red spider chest emblem made by Reed Richards with unstable molecules. screencrush.com/venom-cre…
The same film editor, Paul Hirsch, worked on Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Mission Impossible chicagoreviewpress.com/lo…
Today I learned about Continuum, a pseudoscientific magazine that denied the existence of HIV/AIDS. It ran from 1992 until 2001 and ceased publication because the editors had died of AIDS-defining clinical conditions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Comedian Jon Stewart, who met his wife Tracey on a blind date set up by a producer on the film 'Wishful Thinking', proposed to her through a personalized crossword puzzle created with the help of Will Shortz, the crossword editor at The New York Times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
Kazuhiko Torishima, editor of Dr. Slump and Dragon Ball, only started working at Shueisha (publisher of Weekly Shōnen Jump) because he wanted to work on Japanese Playboy. Torishima was disapointed when Shueisha started sending him boxes of manga as he had never worked with manga before. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaz…
Today I learned of the existence of "scholarly publishing stings", in which academics submit absurd research papers to scholarly journals to test if the editors are actually paying attention. Sometimes, these are accepted and published. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The 1981 comedy film β€˜The Cannonball Run’ starring Burt Reynolds was actually a race event organized by Car & Driver editor Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit. It was the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash. There were 5 races run between 1971 & 1979. arnesantics.com/i-went-se…
Festivus (Seinfeld) was a real holiday tradition started & celebrated by Daniel O'Keefe, author & writer who also worked as an editor for the Reader's Digest. His son Dan O'Keefe was a writer for Seinfeld. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fes…
"Spider-Woman" was originally intended as a one-off character by Marvel for the sake of simply establishing trademark, but the first issue sold unexpectedly well. Writer/editor Marv Wolfman was asked to take the character to an ongoing series en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi…
In February 1939, Lise Meitner described a groundbreaking nuclear phenomenon in a letter to Nature editor and called it Nuclear Fission. Five years later, a Nobel prize was awarded to Otto Hahn for the discovery of fission; a word he never used in his original paper. sdsc.edu/ScienceWomen/mei…
Detective Conan was originally about a crime solving cat that gestured the solution to a detective. Also Conan Edogawa, is derived from the names of Arthur Conan Doyle and Edogawa Ranpo, both classic mystery writers, the editors had issues with name because of Future Boy Conan's popularity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
Gawker once published a video of a drunk college girl having sex in a bathroom stall at a sports bar. The woman begged them to remove it. The editor responded, "Best advice I can give you right now: do not make a big deal out of this" gq.com/story/aj-daulerio-…
In 1953 four editors from the Harvard Crimson newspaper stole a birdsh*t covered ibis statue from their rival- the Harvard Lampoon. The editors talked their way into a meeting with the Soviet Ambassador, and gifted the ibis to the USSR as β€˜symbol of the universality of the search for truth' thecrimson.com/article/20…
A mob from a nearby county threatened to lynch Black newspaper editor John Mitchell Jr. for writing an editorial condemning a lynching. Armed with two pistols, he then traveled to that same county to report on the lynching on-site. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
In the original draft of Pinocchio, the puppet died a gruesome death,hanged for his innumerable faults. At the request of his editor, the author altered the ending, making the story more suitable for children en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Half of academic papers are never read by anyone other than their authors, peer reviewers, and journal editors. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
BuzzFeed writer Benny Johnson was found guilty of plagiarizing over 40 different times before he was fired. He was subsequently hired by National Review as a social media editor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buz…
Half of academic papers are never read by anyone other than their authors, peer reviewers, and journal editors smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Germany became host of the 2006 FIFA World Cup because of a hoax bribery fax sent by the editor of "Titanic", a satirical magazine en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tit…
Piers Morgan was fired as the editor of a popular British newspaper in 2004 after publishing fake photos of the torture of Iraqi prisoners by British soldiers wikipedia.org/wiki/Piers_…
Where the Wild Things Are was originally titled Where the Wild Horses Are. The title changed because the author, Maurice Sendak, didn't know how to draw horses. When asked by his editor what he could draw, he said "things" and "things" is what he drew. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
Marie Curie was involved in a sex scandal when a newspaper published love letters between her and a former student of her deceased husband. Her lover later challenged the newspaper’s editors to a dual to defend Marie’s honor. independent.co.uk/news/sc…
The voice actor of Greg on Steven Universe was also a writer, story editor and later executive producer on the TV show "Monk." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Hugh Hefner was a fan of cartoonist Harvey Kurtzman, and in 1956 he gave MAD's founding editor an unlimited budget to start a new satire magazine boingboing.net/2017/06/17…
The 1 Percent Rule. This rule states that only 1% of an internet community creates new content. The rest of the community is divided between content editors (9%) and content viewers (90%). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1%2…
Today I learned about an Oklahoma ghost town that was comprised solely of women. A reporter from Kansas once discovered it and was shot by the chief of police. When he tried to return, at the bequest of his editor, the town had vanished. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Dr. Seuss adopted his pen name after being caught drinking gin in his room during Prohibition. The dean insisted he resign from the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern magazine where he was editor-in-chief, but he continued writing using the Seuss pseudonym. wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Se…
The BBC service dedicated to people with disabily is called Ouch! - The site's editor, Damon Rose, came up with the name Ouch! one morning in the shower. He says: "There's an Ouch! moment when you become disabled or give birth to a disabled child..." bbc.co.uk/ouch/about.shtm…
British author Agatha Christi absolutely detested her character Hercule Poirot, even going as far as to call him, "A detestable, bombastic, egocentric, little creep." She only kept writing books about his adventures at the behest of her editors, because they sold so well. news.bbc.co.uk/local/devo…
James Franco launched a college course entitled "Master Class: Editing James Franco...with James Franco," in which student editors are to compile a 30 minute documentary on Franco, using behind the scenes footage of Franco supplied by Franco, to "create a cinematic image of James Franco." avclub.com/article/james-…

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