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Sunday Apr 20 | Tracy and Matt's Blog

The Quest for E.T. is on

Legend has it that Atari buried a massive stock of unsold E.T. cartridge alongside Atari hardware and other games in an Alamogordo, New Mexico landfill after the famous 1983 video game crash.


Related Topix: Atari, Legend, Aldorlea Games, Video Games, Alamogordo, NM

Thu Apr 17, 2014


Ultra-Efficient VW XL1: Now An Urban Legend, Debunked By Snopes

Ah, conspiracy theories and urban legends. They lure us in with the promise of dark plots and amazing events--even as our rational minds suggest they're likely not true.


Related Topix: Life, Conspiracy Theory, Hobbies

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Indian Express

Grand Delusions

An urban legend in Kolkata, who believes that the sun goes around the earth, is now the subject of a documentary film.


Fri Apr 11, 2014

Atari E.T. Landfill Dig Is Finally Happening This Month

So what is the real story with the fate of millions of unsold E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial and Pac-Man video games made for the Atari 2600? They were a big time flop and legend says that tons of unsold copies were dumped into a New Mexico landfill never to be seen again.


Related Topix: Atari, Microsoft Xbox, Video Games

Wed Apr 09, 2014

KGNS-TV Laredo

Filmmakers attempt to uncover legendary New Mexico video game dump

Two film companies looking to uncover a decades old urban legend about the New Mexico video game burial have had to halt production.


Related Topix: New Mexico Government, New Mexico, Atari, Entertainment


Dial M for Music: 4 Records And Their Tales of Murder

HERE are four albums which serve as starting points to murder stories. They range from factual to dodgy at best, but they are all interesting.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Sonny Bono, Dance, Cher, Pop/Rock, Celebrities

Tue Apr 08, 2014

WEZL-FM 103.5

Is Cow Tipping An Urban Legend?

Some vandals in San Francisco are going around tipping Smart cars over. Just lifting them up and rolling them over, just because they're light.


Sat Apr 05, 2014


"Southern" Hospitality

As a native New Yorker, myths of the "southern gentleman" and people that are as sweet as their tea have been haunting this rather verbal and opinionated Brooklynite for 34 years.


Related Topix: Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Plans to dig up desert in search of millions of copies of E.T. for Atari gets final approval

Last year, we reported that a documentary crew had received preliminary approval to dig up a site in New Mexico where Atari allegedly buried millions of unsold Atari 2600 consoles and games.


Related Topix: Atari, The, Video Games, Deep Silver, X360

The Austin Chronicle

Hex Dispensers + Chip Tunes = Espectrostatic

On Tuesday, without warning, Hex Dispensers frontman Alex Cuervo - under his solo moniker of Espectrostatic - released a new EP curiously titled Phantominom VGS .


Related Topix: Metroid, Nintendo, Team Ninja, Music, Entertainment

Wed Apr 02, 2014


The Tower of David - Venezuela's "vertical slum"

I have wanted to photograph life inside Caracas' Tower of David - also known as "the vertical slum" - for years now.


Related Topix: World News, Venezuela, New York


Regrettable Reads: A Stack Of Objectively Bad Vintage Books

THEY say not to judge a book by its cover, but I think it's pretty safe to say all of these books are horrible without ever turning a page.


Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Raw Story

Twitter Denizens Mock A Very Silly (And Violent) Right Wing Urban Legend

Just got back from a short vacation, and so am still in the process of catching up and getting back into the game.


Fri Mar 28, 2014

Amazing Blue Striped Lake Michigan Icebergs? Real or Urban Legend?

This is one of those stories we wish was true, because the pictures going viral on social media that claim to be "amazing blue striped Lake Michigan icebergs" are jaw-dropping, flat-out stunning.


Thu Mar 27, 2014

Daily Camera

April Nature Almanac: Turtles, turtles, turtles, all the way down

Pasqueflowers, spring beauties, chiming bells, mustards, milkvetches and wild plums bloom in the foothills, and wild asparagus sprouts along irrigation ditches and fence lines.


Related Topix: Boulder County, CO

Tue Mar 25, 2014


'Urban legend' too much for young filmmakers to resist

By Cecile Krimm For a group of self-described "over-educated and underemployed" young men from Minnesota, the lure of an "urban legend" is too great to ignore.


Related Topix: Noonan, ND, Crosby, ND


China to Blow $10B a Year on Chips

The semiconductor business in China is abuzz over the huge chunk of money China's central and local governments are about to plunk down on the domestic chip industry.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, China, Semiconductors