Flirting With Danger

Flirting With Danger

The Nightcap

Nightcap for July 26th, 2017


“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

A Night (Wasted) with My Ex

Televisions’ most popular network, home of the thought-provoking Real Housewives franchise along with other gems like Don’t Be Tardy for the Party and Million Dollar Matchmaker, has now launched a new series called A Night with My Ex. And yes, it’s as terribly awkward as it sounds.

I’ll admit I was kind of excited to see this show (I love a good horror film). However, within ten minutes of watching it, I realized it was just a bunch of people who probably couldn’t make the cut for The Bachelor and decided the only fast train to fame was to air their dirty laundry on live television.

A Night with My Ex promises a second chance to reunite old flames, providing a romantic setting in which both parties can be open and honest about their feelings. Sounds cute, right?

Well, unfortunately, it’s not. For starters, the couples are stuck in a room together for an entire 24 hours, and I’m sorry, but if I was forced to be stuck with some of my exes, I’m pretty sure there would be a Saw Vi sequel. The show wants you to believe these two people sit around a candlelit homemade dinner and hash out true grievances over memes they saw on a David Wolfe inspirational Facebook page. Yeah right, my exes would probably just point out everything I did wrong in the relationship. I would probably do the same, we would both drink too much wine, he would go into the living room playing video games, and I would end up in my bedroom crying. That’s what happens when you are stuck in a room with an ex-lover. Nothing but pointed fingers, too much alcohol, and Mario Cart.

If you want to watch the series for the sheer entertainment of seeing couples rehash everything that went wrong in their relationships, have at it. It’s already started airing on Bravo. But, there is a better chance you’ll have more fun going on a Tinder date with a guy who has 12 cats and mildly resembles a serial killer.

To learn more about A Night With My Ex, check out Bravo’s trailer of the series.

Great Swimmer vs. Great Shark

Swimmer and American hero, Michael Phelps, is the most decorated Olympian of all time, earning 28 medals so far in his career. There’s no doubt Phelps is one of the most talented swimmers in the world. However, it seems his notable wins weren’t quite enough for him to ensure his spot as the fastest swimmer alive.

To prove exactly how good of a swimmer he is, Phelps made headlines by “challenging” a great white shark in a 100-meter race through the turbulent ocean waters of South Africa. The hype prior to the showdown, attracting millions of viewers who were more than excited to see a great white shark swim against the great American swimmer. Everyone wondered if Michael Phelps could actually swim faster than a white shark?

However, onlookers were disappointed to learn the promise of a shark vs. human race was a bit misleading. Instead of Phelps racing a real shark, graphics and research created a simulated race. As disappointing as this race may have been it was all done for good reason. For starters, it would have been a huge liability to have the Olympian swim in proximity to a shark. Secondly, because sharks don’t swim in straight lines it would have been near impossible to have a shark swim in confined, man-made lanes. So yes, the race between Phelps and the great white was simulated. To watch how the simulation was created and to see Phelps perform, watch the video here

The Best Shark Attacks In Movies

Love sharks but wasn’t quite satisfied with the Phelps vs. great white shark race?

Not to fear, The Huffington Post has created a mashup of the best shark attacks on film

The Best Shark Attacks In Movies