This is history's greatest photo of a bear beating up a man

For the obvious reasons of human safety and animal cruelty, bear wrestling hasn't been in vogue for several decades. But up until the 1980s, bear wrestling was the stuff of amateur wrestling matches and basketball halftime diversions. Here are some surreal tableaus of humans getting the crud smacked out of them by much … » 7/02/12 2:45pm 7/02/12 2:45pm

The 10 Lost Careers of RoboCop

Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop was mordant critique of Eighties corporate excess, what with its privatized police department and dystopian fake advertisements. But like some sort of cyborg ouroboros, RoboCop himself became a media personality and the pitchman for many a bizarre product. Here are ten times RoboCop has… » 2/22/12 11:10am 2/22/12 11:10am

You and I will never look as bad-ass as these Congolese…

American wrestling may have its share of flamboyant characters, but these portraits of Congolese grapplers by Belgian photographer Colin Delfosse are way more intense than any anti-smoking PSA the Ultimate Warrior could ever shriek his way through. » 2/21/12 12:10pm 2/21/12 12:10pm

10 More Deranged Depictions of Santa Claus

We've seen plenty of proper screwball depictions of Kris Kringle previously, but history is ripe with examples of magical pensioners who trespass down strangers' flues. Here are 10 of the more egregious examples to throw on this Yuletide bonfire of weirdness. » 11/30/11 10:50am 11/30/11 10:50am

The strange case of the lost luchador-versus-Dracula nudie flick

Lucha libre superstar-crimefighter-detective-Renaissance man Santo defeated scads of fearsome monsters over the course of his 54-film career. Despite these harrowing battles, Santo always kept his movies family-friendly. He knew that mummy-fighting luchadores weren't just entertainers — they were role models. » 4/19/11 3:00pm 4/19/11 3:00pm

Syfy Picks Up Even More Wrestling, Moves Its Friday Night Programming…

The good news is: Syfy's no longer condemning its strongest programs to the Friday night death slot of death. The bad news is: the move comes because Syfy is picking up World Wrestling Entertainment's hit program Friday Night Smackdown. As The Hollywood Reporter puts it somewhat drily, "It's just the network's latest… » 4/14/10 9:30am 4/14/10 9:30am