Considering that Americans are statistically more likely to believe in ghosts than they are to be able to locate Ohio and New York on a map, we shouldn't be that surprised to suddenly find ourselves hip-deep in ghost hunting reality television shows. Drunken late-night trespassing is now officially a lucrative enterprise, which has predictably resulted in assaults, arrests, and criminal property damage, because ghosts do not actually exist.
#5. A Group Searches for Ghosts, Finds a Pissed-Off Neighbor Instead
Recently, a group of plucky paranormal investigators, presumably armed with traditional ghost hunting equipment like cans of JOOSE and iPhone 5s, traveled down to a haunted tunnel in Tennessee to prove the existence of the supernatural by attempting to photograph auditory hallucinations or whatever. Such was their tenacity that Brandi Lea Amey, a local who lives not far from the tourist-trapping spirit pipe, rushed onto the scene and chased the teens away with a Red Rider BB gun.
The Amazing Spider-Man delivered on a darker superhero world where a guy would still dress up in bright red spandex (but also have a brooding skateboard). And a mere six years after rebooting Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, it appears that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has gone with an entirely different marketing strategy called "Here's all the stuff you already saw last decade." Just check out the trailer!
#4. Spider-Man Fights a Hulking Dude in an Armored Truck
If there's one thing the original trilogy did well, it was generating situations where infuriated science experiments pummeled hapless bank security guards like they were crash test dummies. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 promises all of that, plus the shit you saw in Spider-Man 3.
Sony's plan, Sony's plan: Repeat shit so Marvel can't.
Look out, here comes the rehash faaaaaannns!
Being a gamer is getting more expensive with every generation, what with all the subscriptions, peripherals, and unsatisfying downloadable content you just have to get (if only to complain about it online). But apparently some gamers decided that the Xbox One's $500 price tag wasn't steep enough and set about finding ridiculous ways to burn more cash on the console, such as ...
#4. People Are Selling and Buying Xbox One Boxes (Just the Boxes)
Those who were patient or unemployed enough to camp out for the Xbox One launch were rewarded with a "Day One" edition that congratulates their patience on the box, plus a mild case of pneumonia. But if your pesky job or family prevented you from lining up, worry not! You can experience the thrill of loitering with a bunch of random strangers in front of Best Buy for 16 hours by simply purchasing a "Day One" box for as little as $100 on eBay!
Hurry up! There's only literally over a million left!
We're all familiar with the old adage "sex sells," and we're accustomed to living in a world where certain products -- such as beer, underwear, and cars -- are inevitably sold with a whiff of sexual innuendo.
But we've gone a little too far, because now we're getting more and more companies trying to use sex appeal to advertise products and services that have basically diddlysquat to do with diddling.
#4. Coffin Company Markets Itself With Boobs
"It's what Grandma would have wanted."