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Tips and stories from around the Web, Part 2

Being deep in the renovations, you may have noticed the lack of fresh enjoyable content. And, like in mid-June, don’t worry, it’s coming.
Meanwhile, here’s a collection of the most interesting articles from the past few days.

As you may know, yesterday was The Twilight Zone’s 50th anniversary. On October 2, 1959, CBS broadcast the first Zone episode, written by Rod Serling himself.
For this occasion, The New York Times’ Dave Itzkoff wrote a piece about the classic anthology series over here.
There is also this great interview with Sterling dating back before the premiere of the show.

Another anniversary is The Blair Witch Project‘s, which this year celebrates its 10-year mark.
Jeff Otto over at Bloody Disgusting has an article on how the movie revolutionized marketing by introducing the now-called viral component into the mix.

Can you believe it’s been ten years since THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT took the world by storm? Remember the build-up? Those mysterious posters months before release making everyone think it was a documentary? “In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland while shooting a documentary… A year later their footage was found,” read the eerie teaser.

Two big news stories these last couple of weeks have been Dick Cook’s eviction from the Disney Corp. and David Letterman’s admission of his sexual relationships with a few of his staffers.

Following Cook’s ousting, Peter Bart from Variety asked a simple question:

There were rants in the media last week that Bob Iger, the Disney CEO, had not been sufficiently respectful in terminating his venerable studio chairman, Dick Cook.
I can understand this position, except for one issue: Is there really such a thing as a “respectful termination”?

As for Letterman, Verne Gay exposes eight dangers that may face Letterman now that he’s publicly admitted about his sex stories.

And in case you were wondering about My Little Pony’s villain, Overthinking It has posted its own in-depth analysis of why The Smooze is one of the greatest villains ever.

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