Default Disney: “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” (1983)

Released in 1983 with a reissue of The Rescuers, "Mickey's Christmas Carol" was the first Mickey Mouse short in exactly thirty years (his last...
home alone

Out-of-Context Posters #16: Home Alone (1990)

I often wonder how many household accidents plague the families of Home Alone viewing victims. Being myself the perfect age demographic when the film first came...
Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Rogue One, the eighth entry in the live-action Star Wars feature series, and the first stand-alone anthology "Star Wars Story," is the prequel fans didn't...
State

What’s the Worst State to Drive In?

Driving into work yesterday morning, I was struck by a series of events that gave me flashbacks to some of the craziest road experiences...
Grinch

Out-of-Context Posters #15: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

I've always been shocked at how many people love 2000's live-action re-imagining of Dr. Seuss's classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas. To this day, this movie...
Goldfinger

007 on the 7th: Goldfinger (1964)

Goldfinger. When one thinks of James Bond, especially classic Bond, there is no other title as synonymous with the character (even though the title...
Skeleton Dance

Default Disney: “The Skeleton Dance” (1929)

After Walt Disney found success with Mickey Mouse following the release of "Steamboat Willie," he began to look for ways to diversify his output...
Enchanted Christmas

Out-of-Context Posters #14: Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)

Disney's Beauty and the Beast is by far one of the greatest animated pictures in film history. So with the direct-to-video success of the Aladdin sequel, The...
hilarious road

The Long and Hilarious Road

2016 may be coming to an end but it's only the beginning for Hilarity by Default. As the site grows and changes, expect some...
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Speech-to-Text Distress

Speech-to-text has been a good tool especially for those who like to send text messages hands-free while driving. Personally, I could never truly justify...