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What You Need To Know About Last Night’s Oscars Debacle

Many viewers were left wondering about the sequence of events that led to the initial erroneous declaration of ‘La La Land’ as the Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards Sunday instead of the real winner, ‘Moonlight’. The Onion breaks down what you need to know about this fiasco.
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Batman Turns 75

Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first appearance in DC Comics. Here is a timeline of important events in the evolution of the Caped Crusader from comic book hero to billion-dollar franchise:

  • 1939: Batman makes his first appearance in Detective Comics, which up until this point had focused primarily on the bureaucratic red tape plaguing Gotham’s city employees
  • 1941: Batman and Commissioner Gordon kiss for the first time
  • 1942: Creator Bob Kane’s discovery of his girlfriend’s affair inspires the short-lived villain Anthony
  • 1953: Batman takes it easy this year
  • 1955: Beginning of Batman’s 10-year run as face of Marlboro
  • 1985: Fans clamor for 256-page special issue detailing Wayne Enterprises’ finances
  • 1991: Joel Schumacher directs Dying Young a cancer-themed romantic drama starring Julia Roberts and Campbell Scott. His aesthetic choices proved to Hollywood that Schumacher would make an excellent choice to revamp the Batman film franchise.
  • 1997: While scaling the side of a 30-story apartment building, Batman suffers a crippling anxiety attack after realizing that he doesn’t have any superpowers
  • 2003: Batman protects the Wayne fortune by intimidating a senator into blocking legislation increasing taxes on carried interest
  • 2005: Fans applaud Batman Begins for finally bringing gritty realism to a cartoon about a man who dresses up at night and fights a clown

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