Monthly Archives: January 2018

“Raw Water”: The Potentially Unhealthy Health Trend

The Raw Water Health Trend

The United States of America is still a country that takes home the very well deserved award for laughable health trends or celebrity-sponsored diets that usually have their 15 minutes of fame before fading into obscurity. Whether we are speaking of the limited Grapefruit Diet or the detrimental Cotton Ball Diet, America is obsessed with health… Read More

Sophia: The AI-Powered Robot Turned Overnight Celebrity

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina Mohammed with Sophia the Robot

During the previous week on MUI, I took a much-needed break reporting on Donald Trump’s tweets and Jeff Sessions’ daily attacks on marijuana; instead I reported on one of the most prominent individuals in modern popular culture in 2017, and her rise to stardom (including receiving the full stardom treatment like appearing on “The Tonight… Read More

A Billion-Dollar Accomplishment: Jeff Bezos Is Officially The Richest Person Of Our Time

portrait of jeff bezos, amazon founder

According to the Forbes 2017 list of the top 20 billionaires in the world, if you acquired $100 billion today, you would still not be listed as the wealthiest person on earth. With the success of the 2017 retail shopping sales along with a stock price increase of 2.5 percent, e-commerce juggernaut Amazon founder and CEO,… Read More

What a Story, Mark: James Franco Wins Best Actor Golden Globe for “The Disaster Artist”

James Franco at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Show

Over the past few weeks, I’ve extensively covered the strange yet heartwarming story of the critically panned film that became a cult classic among it’s countless devoted fans including myself, “The Room.”   Starring Tommy Wiseau — who also directed, wrote and produced the movie — “The Room” is a melodrama with elements of adultery, betrayal… Read More

Oprah for President: Legendary Talk Show Host May Run for Commander-in-Chief

oprah for president

Many years ago, the very possibility of an American daytime television personality, reality television star or movie star becoming any sort of elected official was asinine and almost unheard of. A celebrity holding any public office seemed more like the plot of a movie than a reality that some Americans would have to live in.… Read More

Finally: A Theatrical Release in New Orleans for Cult Classic “The Room”

The Room (film)

On a lukewarm Saturday night in March of 2016, The Landmark Inwood in Dallas (a theater known for airing cult classics), hosted a midnight showing of “The Room” — a movie that perfectly defines the “cult classic” genre even further than “Rocky Horror.” Telling the story of an overly friendly and trusting banker named Johnny whose… Read More

Stoners Rejoice: Taco Bell Debuts Nacho Fries, Which Will Likely Sell Well in California

taco bell debuts nacho fries

Anecdotal opinions suggest that cannabis and Taco Bell usually go hand in hand in the most beautiful of unions. Whether it is through multiple flavors of a deliciously unhealthy Dorito Loco Tacos, Beefy 5-Layer Burrito, Chalupa Supreme, or my personal favorite and the now defunct XXL Nachos, the many mysterious ingredients in Taco Bell seem to speak… Read More

Good News for Deadpool Fans: Disney Not Likely To Disney-Up Fox Properties

Disney and Fox

What started as an animation company producing cartoons of a mouse driving a steamboat, has now become a conglomerate of almost every company that produces any form of entertainment. Within the past decade, Disney has bought the entire Star Wars universe and announced plans to produce an new saga beyond “The Skywalker Saga”. Yet, their acquisitions… Read More

Sophia: The Story of The Robot Given Saudi Citizenship And Appearing at The United Nations

Sophia the robot

The increasingly line between artificial intelligence and natural humans is starting to become blurred as artificial intelligence (AI) is leveraged and paired up with cutting edge advanced robotics research and development. What is arguably most unsettling about the thought of technology becoming more self-aware and cognizant, is a possible “Terminator” future where the remaining humans battle… Read More

A Prank Gone Too Far: Everything Wrong with Logan Paul’s Suicide Forest Prank

Youtube Star Logan Paul

In the not too new age of technology that the encompassing world finds itself in, few sites have dominated video sharing and streaming quite like the massive platform of YouTube. From music channels like VEVO, to home cooking videos , and YouTube Red original series, the near monopoly they have on video streaming and viewing, has turned… Read More