Hilarious by Default

Adventures in pure randomness and utter insanity. Mostly devoid of cat videos.

Geocaching

Geocaching in Rochester: A Real Life Treasure Hunt

Looking for something different to do on a long, hot summer day? How does a real-life treasure hunt sound? Geocaching is a worldwide treasure hunt...

Robot Trump Wants to Make Disney World Happy Again

Donald Trump will soon be starring in a Disney World attraction. Which makes me wonder: What would robotic Trump's speech be like...

The Great Chicken Massacre of 2016

One of the best things about living in upstate New York is the quality of chicken wings. Hot, mild, sweet, spicy, garlicy, even aphrodisiac-ly, when you...
lion king

Is The Lion King Secretly a Remake of Bambi? [INFOGRAPHIC]

It has often been referenced that Disney's The Lion King is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet set in the African Savannah - but is it...
Disney

What If Disney Renamed Its Classics to Be Like Frozen and Tangled?

With Disney renaming the tales of "Rapunzel" and "The Snow Queen" to Tangled and Frozen I have to wonder: what if they did this to the classic Disney films?
photoshops

Hilarity by Default’s Top 13 Funny Photoshops of 2016

One of my great joys of writing articles and reviews on Hilarity by Default are the many Photoshops I put together to either get...

The UFO Welcome Center

Travelling through the West, there are many iconic extra-terrestrial and UFO landmarks, from the Little A'Le'Inn just outside Area 51, Nevada... ...to the International UFO Museum...
Store Stories

Store Stories 3

Store Stories returns! What would happen if one of the letters on a store front burnt out or went missing? Even worse, what if due to that missing letter, the sign spelled something completely different?
walt disney

Meryl Streep vs. Walt Disney

I wish I was just reporting on the latest "Epic Rap Battles of History" YouTube video but, alas, real life can sometimes be far...

Netflix Ticks

I love Netflix. As a movie buff, I could easily spend hours scouring through its library to find every little hidden gem. As such,...

Other Default Stories

The Watcher in the Woods (1980): A Disney Horror Film?

We close out October with an oxymoron: a legitimate Disney horror film - 1980's The Watcher in the Woods. Disney may rule fantasy but can it produce effective scares?
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Top Nostalgic Character Deaths