Science Proves Sad Songs Help to Deal With Sad Feelings, Elliott Smith Sales Expected to Skyrocket
What do you do when you get dumped? If you're anything like us, you drop the needle on some of your favorite sad music and feel some feels. A new study shows that listening to sad music really can help you deal with a breakup. Some people might try to tell you to listen to something more upbeat to cheer yourself up, but forget those people. You've got science on your side, mopey.Read on...
Too Bad, You Guys: Frankenweenie Killed Pinocchio [UPDATED]
There was going to be a Jim Henson Company produced, Guillermo del Toro directed, and Mark Gustafson animated version of Pinocchio based on Gris Grimly's illustrations, but Frankenweenie ruined it. Tom Waits was even going to be Gepetto. This is why we can't have nice things.Read on...
Depressing: Chinese Vendors Selling Live Fish and Turtles in Plastic Bags as Keychains
Chinese vendors have been selling pretty depressing keychains (two words I never thought I'd hear together) that consist of either a Brazil turtle or two small kingfish sealed inside a small plastic baggy. Each baggy, seven centimeters in length, is filled with colored liquid and the imprisoned animal(s) of choice. The vendors, who sell the baggies at the entrances to subways or train stations, claim the colored water is a "nutrient rich" solution that allows the live creatures shoved inside a seven centimeter bag to live for a few months, after which--if this story couldn't get any more depressing--the animals die and, according to Helablog, "rumor has it...the cadavers are heated in the microwave for 15 seconds and eaten while enjoying an ice cold beer."Read on...
“Misery Bear Goes to Work” Accentuates Sadness Because it’s a Teddy Bear [Video]
There's this web series over on BBC Comedy about a very sad teddy bear, living out his very sad life that happens to mirror a lot of aspects from the every day person's life. So, instead of a hilariously depressing comedy about a melancholic teddy bear, I'm going to present Misery Bear as an insightful look into the plight of the human being. Head on over to BBC Comedy to see more of Misery Bear's insightful misery.
(BBCComedy via BuzzFeed)Read on...