This is something that I came across on YouTube about a year ago. Apparently, way back in 1987, person unknown managed to hijack the signal of Chicago television station. The end result can be viewed below.
Personally, I find this video to be … well, disturbing. And kinda scary, though not as scary as this one time in Arkansas when I was walking along these train tracks and I nearly placed my foot right into the middle of the mushy, maggot-ridden remains of a dog that had apparently been hit by a train. (Agck! Now, that was scary….) I also find it kinda sad that somebody went through all the trouble to hijack a television signal (which I assume is not easy) and this is why they did it.
Anyway, Halloween seems to be the perfect time to share this video. Not only does it feature a guy in a mask but it’s also one of those mysterious events that make Halloween a holiday worth celebrating. So, without further jibber jabbering on my part, here is the 1987 Max Headroom Incident:
Hi there and welcome to the latest edition of Let’s Second Guess The Academy. Previously, we second-guessed the Academy’s choice for best picture of 1990, 1994, and 1998. It seems only fitting that we now jump ahead another 4 years and reconsider the race for best picture of 2002.
In 2002, the Academy nominated five films for best picture. Those films were Chicago, Gangs of New York, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Pianist, and The Hours. They ultimately named Chicago the best film of 2002. Were they right?
And now, here’s my favorite part of second guessing the Academy. What if none of the five nominated films had been released in 2002? Which other films would you have nominated? Below is a list of some of 2002′s most acclaimed and memorable films. You can vote for up to 10 replacement nominees and write-in votes are allowed.