Hey, Moe: Three Stooges Items From the Howard Family Are Coming to Auction

Nate D. Sanders Auctions
Nate D. Sanders Auctions

For decades, Moses Horwitz—better known as Moe Howard—acted as the ringmaster for the Three Stooges, a revolving cast of comic actors specializing in slapstick humor that included his two brothers, Jerome “Curly” Horwitz and Samuel “Shemp” Horwitz.

Now, Stooge fans have an opportunity to get their hands on Moe’s personal collection of Stooge memorabilia. Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles will be auctioning off several of Moe’s possessions, including scripts, movie posters, and his passport.

The 1939 passport of Three Stooges star Moe Howard is pictured
Nate D. Sanders Auctions

One of the highlights of the auction, which will be held from June 24 to 28, is Moe’s handwritten script for the 1934 short Three Little Pigskins, the fourth Stooges short released by Columbia Pictures. The two-page script, which features the Stooges as the Three Horsemen of Notre Dame, will accept bids starting at $7800.

The auction will also feature Moe’s personal poster for the 1935 Stooges short Uncivil Warriors ($30,000) and his passport, which was issued on May 11, 1939 and features both his legal name, Moses Hurovitz, and Moe Howard ($400). There are also several poems Moe wrote to his family, including one dispatched from a Boston hotel with a starting bid of $400. Titled “My Hearts [sic] Aglow,” it reads:

My hearts aglow, with thoughts of you

Every minute of the day.

My Hearts aglow, with dreams so true,

‘Til the long night fades away.

My hearts aglow, with raptures new,

My sweet, my angel mine.

My hearts aglow, with love for you,

I adore you, you’re divine.

My hearts aglow, with memories sweet,

Of what you’ve done for me.

My hearts aglow, my life’s complete,

You’re all I want, you three!

The entire assortment, which includes family photos, handwritten documents, and 16mm home movies, can be viewed at the Nate D. Sanders Auctions website.

Waze Users Can Now Get Their Driving Directions from Cookie Monster

Gail Oskin, Getty Images for Children's Hospital Boston
Gail Oskin, Getty Images for Children's Hospital Boston

Navigation apps have made it easy to find our way to new or unfamiliar destinations, but they're not usually fun. If you’ve grown bored with robotic intonations, or if you have kids in the car to entertain, you may want to try the newest feature on Waze's turn-by-turn GPS traffic app: guidance from Cookie Monster.

The grammatically challenged Sesame Street star (“Me like cookies!”) is now available as the voice of Waze, the Google app that keeps drivers on course. According to Lifehacker writer Emily Price, the blue-furred creature can be activated by tapping the magnifying glass icon in the app and selecting “Voice and Sound” from the menu. Choosing “Waze Voice” will display a list of sound options, including Cookie Monster.

Waze rotates its selection of recognizable voices regularly. (Past options have included Mr. T and Liam Neeson.) Some voices only offer turn-by-turn directions, while others will speak street names, too. Waze may have opted for Cookie Monster to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street this year. In May, the app began directing users to a New York City street renamed in the show’s honor.

[h/t Lifehacker]

The 25 Highest-Grossing Movies of All Time Worldwide

Robert Downey Jr. in Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Robert Downey Jr. in Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Marvel Studios

Ever since Avengers: Endgame was announced, Hollywood insiders had no doubt it would be a box office smash. But few people could have predicted just how big of a dent the movie would make in its opening weekend alone. The latest MCU movie demolished all previous box office records by making a cool $1.2 billion in just its first few days in theaters.

It's the first film in cinema history to cross the billion-dollar mark in its opening weekend, and knocked its predecessor—Avengers: Infinity War—from the top spot in terms of opening weekends by almost double (Infinity War broke records a year ago when it made $640 million worldwide during its first weekend in theaters). After grossing $2 billion in record time, and knocking James Cameron's Titanic out of the number two spot of biggest blockbusters, Avengers: Endgame has now officially unseated yet another Cameron film, Avatar—which has held the number one spot for 10 years—to become the highest-grossing movie of all time.

  1. Avengers: Endgame (2019) // $2,790,200,000

  2. Avatar (2009) // $2,789,700,000

  3. Titanic (1997) // $2,187,500,000

  4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) // $2,068,200,000

  5. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) // $2,048,400,000

  6. Jurassic World (2015) // $1,671,700,000

  7. Marvel's The Avengers (2012) // $1,518,800,000

  8. Furious 7 (2015) // $1,516,000,000

  9. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) // $1,405,400,000

  10. Black Panther (2018) // $1,346,900,000

  11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011) // $1,341,700,000

  12. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) // $1,332,500,000

  13. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) // $1,309,500,000

  14. Frozen (2017) // $1,276,500,000

  15. Beauty and the Beast (2017)// $1,263,500,000

  16. Incredibles 2 (2017) // $1,242,800,000

  17. The Fate of the Furious (2017) // $1,236,000,000

  18. Iron Man 3 (2013) // $1,214,800,000

  19. Minions (2015) // $1,159,400,000

  20. Captain America: Civil War (2016) // $1,153,300,000

  1. Aquaman (2018) // $1,148,000,000

  1. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) // $1,123,800,000

  2. Captain Marvel (2019) // $1,120,100,000

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) // $1,119,900,000

  2. Skyfall (2012) // $1,108,600,000

Box office totals courtesy of Box Office Mojo.

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