Nerd Culture

The Sports Fan’s Guide to Nerd Culture Series

Bridging the gap between nerd culture and sports to achieve harmony in breakrooms and watering holes around the world!

How FROZEN Ruined My COCO Screening

My two different attempts to see Disney-Pixar's COCO and how FROZEN inadvertently ruined both of them. From scary Olaf fanboys to flying Elsa projectiles...

On the Road Again…

There's nothing quite like the great American road trip (given that you don't break down and have to visit a mechanic with great American overcharges).

The Desserty Dozen and the Kale Curse

The comic tragedies of kale-flavored "temptress" doughnuts, a dozen premium "yum yums," and the menu pricing from a sugary hell.

Little Date of Horrors

The unfortunate tale of a LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS screening gone horribly wrong. It’s not often that one can say that they destroyed someone’s childhood...
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Hilarity by Default’s Top 13 “Out-of-Context Posters”

A countdown of my Top 13 Favorite Out-of-Context Movie Posters! Movie posters often use their most iconic scene as their focus but what would happen if...
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Out-of-Context Posters #35: Jurassic Park III (2001)

JURASSIC PARK III - what may honestly be our ultimate JURASSIC PARK Out-of-Context Movie poster. Certainly more terrifying than anything in the movie...
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Out-of-Context Posters #34: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT - a true product of the 80's when kid's fare was prone to having more mature themes. As we countdown to the 35th & final regular...

Out-of-Context Posters #33: The Fox and the Hound (1981)

Today's Out-of-Context Poster is a reader request: Disney's 1981 animated release, THE FOX AND THE HOUND (a.k.a. less gutsy BAMBI!). Now there's a poster...

Out-of-Context Posters #32: Tarzan (1999)

Disney's Tarzan strikes an uncharacteristic pose in today's Out-of-Context Movie Poster. Debuting right at the tail-end of the beloved Disney Renaissance...

Other Default Stories

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Disney Merchandise Barred From Using “Let It Go”?

Has the phrase "Let It Go" from FROZEN been barred from being used on Disney Merchandise by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office?
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FROZEN 2 Trailer Reaction

Default Assault reacts to the brand new teaser trailer for Disney's upcoming sequel, FROZEN 2. More of the same or are there hints of something daring?

SPELLBOUND (1945): Hitchcock Movie Review

Suspense and surrealism combine in Alfred Hitchcock and Salvador Dali's 1945 thriller SPELLBOUND, but is it Required Viewing?
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Would You Try Squirrel Lasagna?

The chef of a London restaurant has just introduced a new specialty dish - squirrel lasagna! It may be high in sustainable protein but would you try it?
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New Emojis for 2019 to Include a Waffle & Period Emoji?

Unicode has announced 230 new emojis for 2019 which include waffles, yawning faces, pinching hands, and a period emoji intended to normalize menstruation.
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Hawaii May Ban Cigarettes by Raising Smoking Age to 100?

Hawaii is looking to indirectly ban cigarettes with new bill. Proposed by Democrat Richard Creagan, HB 1509 seeks to raise the smoking age from 21 to 100.
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The REAL Reason People Are Calling MARY POPPINS Racist

Is there a deeper purpose behind the strange New York Times op-ed calling Walt Disney's original MARY POPPINS racist? Default Assault may have the answer.
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Cyclist Hits Deer

A cyclist hits deer at 40 mph in a crazy new viral video. Default Assault reacts as TJ ponders the perils of scuba diving vs. cycling.
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ZOOTOPIA Land Coming to Disney Parks?

Zootopia Land is coming soon to Disney Parks! What to expect and is the trend of single-IP themed lands (such as STAR WARS, TOY STORY, & CARS) a good thing?
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Hot Wheels & Funko Pop Movies Coming Soon? First DC/Marvel Crossover?

Was THE LEGO MOVIE the beginning of an annoying new trend? Warner Bros. in talks to release movies based on Hot Wheels and Funko Pop figures.