The Twilight Zone was the original “mental mind game” television show. Its purpose was to mess with your head in ways your head had never been messed with before. It also featured several actors that would go on to become famous. Here are the Top 13 (because think about it, it’s the Twilight Zone) episodes to make it to your grandparent’s television set.
13. Nick of Time
It’s hardly surprising that William Shatner would be distracted by shiny objects, he always looks on TV like the kind of guy that if you shined a laser pointer at him he’d try to catch it. Well, that’s what happens in this 1960 episode. Shats and his wife suffer major vehicular breakdown and hole up in a diner while it’s fixed. In the booth they’re sitting on is one of those BS fortune telling machines, you know the ones, that scam you out of pocket change with false promises of future predicting.
They suck, they’re terrible, they’re incompetent, and they’re so catchy that once they enter your brain they will never, ever, ever escape. We listened to all the godawful inescapable hits to find the few that we genuinely think need a rest. And in some cases to be buried with radioactive waste.
10. “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus
Let’s kick this off with one of the more obvious nominees. How impossible was this early ’90s country crossover turd to escape? Weird Al composed this parody, which was literally just a litany of every band that Weird Al hated:
And it was so full of bile, he actually apologized to Billy Ray Cyrus.
We here at TBR do not endorse drinking games because of the pain they cause. Spilling beer is a tragic, terrible thing and should be properly mourned.
Also, getting blackout drunk is really freaking stupid. Seriously. If you’re lucky, you wake up naked covered in magic marker. If you’re unlucky, you get taken to the hospital to experience the joys of having a tube rammed down your throat to suck out the contents of your stomach. It’s less fun than it sounds.
So, drink responsibly. Or practice before playing these ten lesser-known drinking games.
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Often controversial, raunchy, and shaped like a balloon, Alfred Hitchcock, the “Master of Suspense,” is generally considered to be one of the great filmmakers of all time. His achievements include a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Academy Award Nominations, and inventing the “Thriller” genre of film.
Also, seriously, he’s like a beached whale.
In his long career, he made many movies. Here are, in this writer’s humble (yet awesome) opinion, the twenty best, starting with: