'The Simpsons' marathon continues for its sixth straight day on FXX today amidst a growing chorus of complaints about the network’s decision to alter the format of every episode from the show’s first nineteen seasons. As detailed in Max O’Connell’s recent article on Indiewire, FXX has cropped and stretched pre-HD 'Simpsons' installments from their original 4:3 aspect ratio (the height and width of our old standard-definition TVs) to 16:9 (the dimensions of our new HD sets), apparently in order to make sure that no one suffers through old television episodes with black bars on the sides of the image.
Over the years, Abilenians have seen some great local businesses come and go. Many who have lived in the Key City for a long time can point out the old buildings and locations, and quickly identify what business used to operate from those spots. Here is our list of places that have closed down, but will always have a fond (some more fond than others) place in our hearts.
I went to The Flipping Egg one morning to have breakfast with my son, and noticed there was a framed picture on the wall of a customer holding an empty plate. After a little investigating, I found out this guy is the lone champion of 'The 10 Pancake Challenge'. The breakfast diner has been offering a food-eating challenge for a while, yet that man stands as the lone conqueror. And they're not the only Abilene restaurant to offer to put customers to the test.
Eduardo Sanchez, director of 'The Blair Witch Project,' is at it again with a new found footage horror film, 'Exists.' But this time he's ditched the witch and is tackling a new myth: Bigfoot, Sasquatch, whatever you want to call him. And it looks like the big guy does not like to be filmed.
I saw a guy driving down the road with two - that's right, two - spare tire donuts. Rather than focus on what an unfortunate fella he was, I thought about what a stupid invention the spare tire donut was
If you've never been to Canton, Texas and taken in the First Monday Trade Days you have no idea what you are missing out on. Canton is located in East Texas between Dallas and Tyler. The trade days are a great way to find antiques, one of kind arts and crafts, eat fun food, and spent the day with family and friends.
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