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22 Sep 23:39

Stephen King and JJ Abrams team up for a Hulu miniseries about the Kennedy assassination


I keep forgetting to read this!

We're running out of ways to say "Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon are in a digital video arms race." So we'll just say that one last time and move on. Just last week, Netflix announced a new show from comedy kingmaker Judd Apatow, And now this week, Hulu has struck a deal with Stephen King and JJ Abrams' Bad Robot Productions.

Based on King's 2011 novel 11/22/63, the nine-hour series revolves around a high school English teacher who travels back in time to try and prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Dead Like Me) will adapt the novel for television. No casting and no production date has been announced.

Hulu has been pushing original content for some time — especially its imported shows from the UK — but has yet to have an original breakout hit à la House of Cards. It did, however, recently nab exclusive rights to South Park. That should be especially interesting this week.

23 Sep 01:45

"F*ck it, I quit" - Interview with the Stoner News Reporter who Quit her Job On-Air

Last night, after hosting a segment on the effort to legalize weed in Alaska, local KTVA news anchor Charlo Greene quit her job in true “fuck you, fuck you, you’re cool” fashion. Charlo went off script and told her Alaskan audience, on live TV, that she owned Alaska’s only cannabis club and that she would be leaving the news world behind—in order to put all her energy towards supporting the marijuana legalization movement in Alaska. Effective immediately, Charlo has begun a new life advocating for the movement by continuing to run the only weed dispensary in the home state of Sarah Palin. Before signing off, she also added: “Fuck it, I quit.”

Unsurprisingly, the mix of weed, unexpected swearing on live local news, and the thrill of someone quitting their job scorched earth style, resulted in Charlo’s final news broadcast going viral. So, we caught up with her earlier today to talk about her decision to bail on the glamourous life of local news reporting, her cannabis club, and the legalization movement in Alaska.

VICE: So when did you start the cannabis club?
Charlo Greene: We purchased a business license on 4/20/2014!

How's the business been going?
It’s been going great! Well enough for me to feel comfortable in walking away from a career that I’ve spent all my adulthood building.

Why did you decide to quit in such an extravagant fashion?
[Laughs] To draw attention to the issue. You, as a journalist, know that all of us are replaceable. The people aren’t really going to miss you, or me, or any random reporter for the most part. So why not just use the position I was put in to make sure that my next chapter is just wide open for me?

What was the aftermath like in the studio?
Thank goodness it was on a Sunday night when most of the people were in the downstairs studio. I was doing my live hit in the upstairs one, so I didn’t see anything happening in the actual newsroom itself, but there were a couple of higher ups that were on my floor that were kinda freaking out—a little panicked. The phones were ringing off the hook, and I was escorted out. That was it.

And there’s been no fallout since?
The station took down my bio and all that stuff, but no one has been in touch with me.

Viewers, we sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter on the air tonight. The employee has been terminated.

— KTVA 11 News (@ktva) September 22, 2014

That’s good. Did you see their tweet saying that you had been terminated?
[Laughs] Yeah. [Laughs some more] I saw that. That was stupid.

It’s pretty rich, I think.
[Laughs] Yeah, and then the fact that there’s so much support… if you just go and look at the tweet they made, you’ll see the response is, “No, you guys got it wrong. She just quit. We heard it. We saw it.”

It’s really cool to see how many people are rallying behind this. I kinda did something that all of us, at least at some point or another, always wished we could do. Like, “Fuck it, I’m done. This is dumb. I’m going to do something else. I’m going to be my own boss. I’m going to make a difference because I have the opportunity to do so.”

So why don’t we talk about that opportunity. How did you get into cannabis in the first place?
I’m Alaskan. Alaskans smoke weed. It just is what it is. But I first tried it when I was in high school, and I didn’t like it at all, so I quit completely and I just drank like, a ton, which is also a really big issue here in Alaska. It got to the point when I was in college that I’d been drinking so much I ended up not even going to class, I failed out of an entire semester and I took a really heavy course load. Out of seven classes, I failed all of them, except for gym, and that’s only because he felt sorry for me.

I knew that alcohol, as a vice, wasn’t going to allow me to become the person I was meant to be. So I needed something else to do that maybe wasn’t so harmful, and I picked up smoking weed. I went from failing an entire semester, to the next semester, and every semester after that, being on the Dean’s List. I graduated cum laude... And that’s because I was smoking weed! I sat my ass at home and did what I needed to do, and I never woke up with a hangover because of it, or got behind the wheel and ran over a family or anything because of it.

Charlo, surrounded by green. Photo via Facebook.

Do you have medicinal reasons for smoking or is it all recreational?
I think recreational is a funny term, because who’s to say that you sitting down and smoking a joint, and it having a relaxing effect on you, is any different from you popping a Zoloft? You wouldn’t call popping a Zoloft recreational—well, you probably would…

I know what you’re getting at, though.
So mine’s medical. I think pretty much everyone that smokes weed is doing it medically.

For people who aren’t up on the situation in Alaska, what is the latest on the effort to legalize there?
Polling is showing that support is slipping, that’s why I stepped away from my career. Otherwise I would have just been behind the scenes [in the media] the entire time, just making sure the fear mongering, and the non-facts they put out there that journalists never want to do the work to actually fact check themselves—I would have just stayed there to make sure it’s a fair fight. But polling has been showing that the fear-mognering is working, so I had to step away to make sure that Alaskans know what’s really at stake. And the opportunity that is ahead of us.

Are you optimistic?
Oh yeah. If you were to look at our Facebook messages, and our comments, and the emails that we’re getting, it’s people that have never cared to vote. Like, “You have balls, and I am registering to vote, let’s go and do this. I’m behind you.” We already know that we’re shifting things back to the right side of where it should be, and getting the support behind legalizing marijuana in Alaska on November 4th.

Great! Do you have a favourite strain?
A favourite strain… I’m gonna go with Jack. Jack Herer. It’s a classic.

It sure is. So I presume your cannabis club is all private membership right now?
It is. For now, until we vote to legalize it. The medical side is always going to be running. We’re planning on branching out and getting into retail of course. But we need to ensure our medical marijuana patients aren’t screwed over when this vote is passed. This initiative makes no differentiation between medical and recreational marijuana.

Voters in Alaska decided to legalize medical marijuana back in 1998, and 16 years later the state hasn’t set up any framework for them to be able to get it—to allow any dispensaries. They were screwed over then. This effort, this ballot measure, cannot screw them a second time. I’m not going to let that happen.

Right on. Do you have any advice for anyone who wants to quit their job in a spectacular fashion?
Do it big. If you’re going to quit your job, do it big. Why not? Your job probably sucks, so go ahead and get whatever you can out of it. If your job gives you access to information that might help wherever you’re going to go next, then get that! If you’re just a cog in this massive machine, and you know you’re replaceable, and you’re treated that way. Then replace them. Be brave. Be ballsy. And make sure you’re going to be okay afterwards.

22 Sep 17:38

by (John)

Under the Dome: Season 1 (Limited Collector's Edition) with fabulous packaging. 40% off at Amazon.
22 Sep 19:30

The Ways 'Friends' Got Life as a 20-Something Exactly Right

Sept. 22 will mark the 20th anniversary of Friends, quite possibly the best sitcom ever about a group of single 20-somethings trying to make it in the big city. Apart from being just a damn good show, hitting all the right comedic and emotional notes and being filled with enough zingy, fast-paced one-liners to put a Gilmore girl to shame, Friends paved the way for countless like-minded shows to follow suit.

Friends set the golden standard for TV shows about 20-somethings struggling to figure it all out: love, career, self, life in general. What's more, despite having aired, we repeat, 20 years ago, all the points it made about being a 20-something still ring completely true to this day. Friends got the 20-something life just right. Here's how.

You have no idea what most of your friends do at work.

A running gag throughout the entirety of Friends was that none of them had any idea what Chandler did for a living. (Just to clear things up, he was originally an "executive specializing in statistical analysis and data reconfiguration," and later quit to become a copywriter. He was never a "transponster.")

The Chandler confusion is a pretty accurate representation of how many 20-somethings feel about their friends' jobs. Don't feel too alone when you suddenly realize that you have no freaking idea what most "adults" do between 9 and 5 every day.

You're going to date a long string of weirdos and losers before finding your lobster.

And we mean a very long string. Not all of them will be losers; some of them will be perfectly nice, fairly normal people who are perfectly wrong for you. You're going to date them anyway, though, because that's what you do in your 20s. Chandler dated Janice, for far longer than was reasonable. Monica dated "Fun Bobby" who was only fun because he was a raging alcoholic. Phoebe dated a guy who couldn't keep his nuts from hanging out of his shorts. Joey dated a girl who keeps punching him. Ross dated a woman who was really hot but also had a really, really dirty apartment. These are all variations on the same theme: weirdos you're going to sleep with in your 20s before you know better.

You're going to live with roommates for longer than you'd planned. Much longer.

When you were a kid, and you imagined yourself as a real, live, certified grown-up, did you picture yourself living with a platonic roommate in an apartment roughly the size of your parents' living room? Not a chance. One big wakeup call when you actually reach your 20s is that not only can you not afford the big, beautiful house you thought you'd be living in at this age, you can't even afford to live in a sixth-floor walk-up shoebox without a roomie to split the rent. Sure, Joey and Chandler and Monica and Rachel lived together for so long because they were BFFs ... but also because they probably couldn't afford not to.

You might fall in love with a gay guy (or girl).

And they're not going to love you back, and you're going to have to come to terms with that. It happens. This happened to both Ross and Phoebe, to different degrees. Ross' first wife, Carol, realizes she's a lesbian when she meets Susan at the gym, and goes on to have an affair that turns into a marriage. Phoebe married a gay Canadian ice skater. Okay, okay, she did it to help him get his green card, but that's a thing adults have to deal with too! Getting married so you can cross country lines? Very 20-something issue to deal with.

You might never earn your parents' approval, and it turns out that's okay.

People spend a lot of their young lives trying to live up to who they think they're expected to be. A whole lot of that self-imposed expectation often comes from their parents. When you hit your groove in your late 20s and start making life choices for you and not for the you you think you're supposed to be (see: No. 1), it suddenly gets easier to distance yourself from familial expectations.

It took some of the Friends characters longer to get there than others. Monica spent many seasons trying to earn the approval of her stuck-up mother and went fairly crazy doing it. But guess what? It was all good, because, in the end, Monica finally realized that the only person she had to impress was herself. It's a good day when you have that particular "aha" moment. (Spoiler alert: Sometimes this doesn't happen until your 30s. Be patient.)

Friends really are the family you choose.

This is never more true than when you're living in a city far from home, sometimes on a different coast or even continent and you're still single. In the weird, figuring-it-out in-between time that is all of your 20s (sorry, it really is), the carefully curated group of close friends you choose to spend your time with really does serve as your makeshift family. And sometimes, that family is just as good (or better!) than the one you were born into.


Let's celebrate the show anniversary with the quotes, the gifs, the stories, and everything you got, ONTD!
21 Sep 11:41

Stylish iPhone Holster

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This would be an awesome way to get hassled by cops all the time.

Eye-catching bag looks like a handgun holster for handsome cowboys .Oversized handgun holster bag will hold your iPhone, ...Continue Reading
21 Sep 20:00

Winterfell set being prepared for Game of Thrones season 5

by Sue the Fury

Surfin' the weirwood information highway.


Winterfell, in season one

Though Winterfell was taken by the Ironborn and burned by the Boltons, the former seat of House Stark remains, and the set is now taking shape again in Northern Ireland.

Originally built at Castle Ward, the set being built this year in Moneyglass (as it was season 2) includes the courtyard where much of the Winterfell action has taken place.

A return to Winterfell was implied in the eighth episode of the fourth season, as Theon Greyjoy and the Boltons approached the ruins of the castle. The presence of the castle is not unexpected as it plays a role in the fifth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, A Dance With Dragons.

In the photos below, portions of the set look burnt. A Bolton Flayed Man banner is partially visible in the first photograph, draped over the pole.


This was built at the same location, but studying it, it doesn’t look like it belongs to the Winterfell set and may belong to an entire different storyline from the show.


SuetheFury: Well, now we know what they were building in Moneyglass. It was Winterfell all along!

These photos of the Winterfell godswood have surfaced on Reddit as well. It’s unknown how recently they were taken.

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20 Sep 13:25

I don’t have time do a proper write up about Mondo Con as...

I don’t have time do a proper write up about Mondo Con as I am still playing catch up (as usual) but I wanted to quickly go over what I’ll have and where I will be. 

I’ll be in the Kirby Hall at table T-2. In between the wonderful Scott C., and Jay Shaw. I’ll have all of these prints above. Plus SUPER Dicks of the 20th Century, and SUPER Dicks of Mondo Con. I’ll have APs of almost the entire Marvel show I did in April, as well as a new shirt, and some fun other things. 

Also, just as a heads up, I will be in a panel about toys today from 11-12, and will be unavailable. 

I’m probably forgetting something major, but yeah, I got all kinds of stuff! Swing by, say hello, have an amazing time. It’s gonna be great! 

18 Sep 19:16

Korean Show "My Love From Another Star" To Be Adapted For ABC


I'm curious to see how well KDrama antics translate to a Western audience.

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ABC is looking to Korean format My Love From Another Star for its next breakout hit.
The network has handed out a script commitment with a penalty attached to a remake of the Korean hit, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Based on the Korean format, My Love explores why a superhero has to save the world and asks why he can't save just one girl. ABC's take is described as epic supernatural love story about a world-famous pop star, Lark, and her anti-social neighbor, James, who happens to be from another planet. Disillusioned by the pettiness of human nature, and a resident of Earth for the past several hundred years, James has a centuries-old rule that he will never use his abilities to intervene in the lives of the people around him. But when he gets a premonition that the infuriatingly self-centered but compelling Lark is going to be murdered, James finds himself drawn into her chaotic life and falling deeply in love — just as he finally has the chance to return to his home in the stars.

Watch a clip from My Love, below.

21 Sep 05:15

Emma Watson to men: Gender equality is your issue, too


10 points to Gryffindor

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson launches the 'HeForShe' campaign, talking about her experience and views on feminism and equality


“It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not, and start defining ourselves by who we are.”

British actress Emma Watson made this call as she launched a United Nations campaign for men and boys worldwide to join the movement for gender equality.

The UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador was at the UN Headquarters in New York on Saturday, September 20, to deliver a strong and personal message on equality, gender roles, and feminism.

“I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves,” Watson said.

The UN Women campaign called “HeForShe” aims to mobilize one billion men and boys as advocates of change in ending inequalities that women and girls face globally.

In the speech that earned her a standing ovation, Watson stressed the importance of men’s involvement in promoting women’s rights.

“How can we effect change in the world when only half of it is invited to participate in the conversation? Men, I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too.”

“I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society. I’ve seen young men suffering from illness, unable to ask for help for fear it will make them less of a man …. I’ve seen men fragile and insecure by what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either. We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are.”

Watson said liberating men from stereotypes ultimately benefits women.

“When they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive, women won’t be compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be strong,” she said.

The actress famously known for her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter series poked fun at being in the UN but turned serious about her advocacy.

“You might think: who is this Harry Potter girl? What is she doing at the UN? I’ve been asking myself at the same thing. All I know is that I care about this problem and I want to make this better. And having seen what I’ve seen and given the chance, I feel my responsibility to say something.”

'Feminism is not man-hating'

Watson spoke at length about her personal experience as a feminist, and how society views the concept. The 24-year-old actress took on her role as UN Women ambassador 6 months ago. Earlier this month, she visited Uruguay to learn about women's political participation there.

“The more I spoke about feminism, the more I realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain is that this has to stop.”

Watson said she decided to become a feminist after being called “bossy” for wanting to direct a play at 8, and grew up as a teenager seeing how gender stereotypes stopped her girl friends from joining sports teams, and male friends from expressing their feelings.

She said deciding to become a feminist was “uncomplicated” to her but she found from personal experience and her own research that feminists were viewed as “too strong, too aggressive, anti-men, unattractive.”

“Why has the word become such an unpopular one? I think it is right I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decisions that affect my life. I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men,” she said.

Watson said that the notion of feminists should be expanded to include those who help girls and women achieve their full potential.

“My life is a sheer privilege because my parents didn’t love me less because I was born a daughter. My school did not limit me because I was a girl. These influences are the gender equality ambassadors that made me who I am today. They may not know it but they are the feminists needed in the world today. We need more of those.”

She stressed that both men and women must work together for the girls and women who are less privileged than she. She cited women who earn less than men for doing the same work, child brides, and girls who are unable to finish their education.

'Wave your magic wand'

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka commended Watson for her work with UN Women.

Ban said in jest, “She’s been waving a magic wand. I hope you use your magic wand to end violence against women!”

Turning serious, he said, “Men are responsible for most of the threats and violence against women. Often, these men are close to the victims – fathers, husbands, boyfriends or supervisors. We need to say to men and boys: Do not raise your hands in violence – raise your voices to stop it – and to support human rights for all.”

The UN chief was counted as the “number one man” to sign up on the HeForShe map in a 12-month campaign to tally the goal of getting a billion male advocates.

CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer and 24 actor Kiefer Sutherland also attended the event along with top UN officials.

Watson gave them a parting message: “In my nervousness for this speech and my moment of doubt, I told myself: if not me, who? If not now, when? …. I invite you to step forward, to be seen and ask yourself: if not me, who? If not now, when?”

Transcript of her speech at the source.
20 Sep 03:01

by (John)
A summary of 17 years of X-Men storylines.
18 Sep 02:17

Aubrey Plaza Will Be the Voice of Grumpy Cat

by Anna Silman

Today in casting news plucked straight from the hivemind of the internet: Aubrey Plaza will be the voice of Grumpy Cat in Lifetime’s live-action Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever. Per THR, the film is about a rejected pet-store cat and the 12-year-old girl who can communicate with her, and will also feature "cameos from other famous Internet memes." Hopefully there's a supporting role available for a cat that looks like Ron Swanson?

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17 Sep 02:43

See You Space Corgi Just a fun, Lisa Frank-inspired corgi flying...

See You Space Corgi

Just a fun, Lisa Frank-inspired corgi flying through space!

You can get it on shirts and things over at Redbubble, Society6 and Teepublic!

18 Sep 18:36

"Oh no. The Dowager was 70 when she started, she’s 82 now and my grandmother lived until her..."


I think Isis is already 100 years old.

““Oh no. The Dowager was 70 when she started, she’s 82 now and my grandmother lived until her hundredth year, so I don’t think there’s any chance of that.””

- - Julian Fellowes when asked if he’d ever kill off Violet (x). (via dontbesodroopy)
18 Sep 03:42

by (John)

LOL that Cable action figure!


Valiant comics Humble Bundle.

New comic by Sam Bosma.

Marvel Select Cable (with a delightful number of pouches) available for preorder.

Neil Gaiman's Doctor Who short story is the best I've read yet. (I didn't like Nick Harkaway's, which I also recently read.)
16 Sep 19:01




16 Sep 11:20

Arm Chair Flop

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16 Sep 14:59

how did Carlton, Aaron Samuels, Mona, and your other favorite z-listers do on DWTS last night?


LOLshare for Sharky, but WTF Randy Couture is in this?!
I'm assuming the videos are embedded on click-through.

Michael Waltrip & Emma Slater: Cha cha cha

Score: 25

Tommy Chong & Peta Murgatroyd: Cha cha cha

Score: 27

Lolo Jones & Keoikantse Motsepe: Cha cha cha

Score: 22

Betsey Johnson & Tony Dovolani: Cha cha cha

Score: 20

Randy Couture & Karina Smirnoff: Foxtrot

Score: 31

Tavis Smiley & Sharna Burgess: Foxtrot

Score: 29

Sadie Robertson & Tweedledee: Cha cha cha

Score: 34

Alfonso Ribeiro & Witney Carson: Jive

Score: 36 (highest score of the night!!)

Bethany Mota & Tweedledum: Jive

Score: 32

Jonathan Bennett & Allison Holker: Jive

Score: 30

Janel Parrish & Val Chmerkovskiy: Jive

Score: 29

Lea Thompson & Artem Chigvintsev: Foxtrot

Score: 32

Antonio Sabato, Jr. & Cheryl Burke: Cha cha cha

Score: 25


yasssssssss get it carlton
03 Sep 19:38

Game of Thrones: Bran and Co. Not In Series 5


If you're wondering what was going on with Bran Stark and that weird tree-man at the end of Game of Thrones' fourth season, you have a long wait ahead of you. In a recent interview with the Australian Broadcasting Commission, Kristian Nairn — the actor who plays Bran's loyal ally Hodor in the HBO drama — revealed that Bran and Hodor won't appear in the show's fifth season at all.

"We have a season off and we have a year's hiatus, solely because I imagine our storyline is up to the end of the books," said Nairn. He adds that he plans to use the time off to travel around the world as a DJ, hosting a series of Game of Thrones-themed dance parties under the title "Rave of Thrones."
The revelation offers an intriguing glimpse at the challenges the TV show will face as it catches up with George R. R. Martin's literary source material — as Nairn says, Bran's last appearance on Game of Thrones was pretty much in line with where Martin left him in the books. Fans can probably live without seeing Bran and his cohorts for a season, but how will they react if Arya or Tyrion reach the end of their storylines?

11 Sep 15:42

Join the dark side with your own posable Darth Vader metal figure

by Julie Strietelmeier

Overpriced but gimme gimme naow

Star Wars geeks will love this one. It’s a 5 inch tall Darth Vader figure from Herocross made of a hybrid metal material (not sure what that means exactly) with over 15 movable joints. The figure comes with four interchangeable hands to give Darth different gestures, a lightsaber (of course) and a display stand. The helmet is even removable if you want to see what Darth is hiding underneath. Speaking of the helmet, is it just me, or does his head looks a little too large for his body? It reminds me a lot of Dark Helmet from the classic Mel Brooks Space Balls movie. This posable figure is priced at $99.90 and is available from Dinosaur Lifestyle. Not a fan of Darth Vader? There is a stormtrooper and a shadow stormtrooper figure available for the same price.

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Tagged: Star Wars

Join the dark side with your own posable Darth Vader metal figure originally appeared on The Gadgeteer on September 11, 2014 at 11:42 am.

15 Sep 05:00

The Smelting by Castle-Kun


Face buthoal

Shirt Image

Unlike the boss, This shirt won't kill you repeatedly.

14 Sep 20:27

Chris Evans Plays Dress-Up On Korean Teaser Poster For 'Playing It Cool'



14 Sep 05:40

"Backstage ready to perform at ‘The Simpsons Take The...

"Backstage ready to perform at ‘The Simpsons Take The Bowl.’ I have extra hats." - Conan

11 Sep 01:22

Apple Just Uploaded A U2 Album To Your iPhone And iPad — And Seriously, WTF

by Matt Burns

Push music, that's definitely new & innovative.

wtf (1 of 1) Seriously. Go look. Depending on your iCloud setting, U2’s latest album might be sitting in the Music app, ready to play. Otherwise, the album is most likely still shown, available to download from iCloud from your iPhone, iPad, or iTunes app. Worse yet, it’s rather difficult to rid your phone and iTunes account of the album. Read More
08 Sep 18:42

kallielef: Game of Thrones - 60’s/Saul Bass style title...


Game of Thrones - 60’s/Saul Bass style title sequence

10 Sep 18:01

First Look: Haley Atwell's Agent Carter on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

She fought the good fight in the Marvel comics and the Captain America films, now Agent Peggy Carter fights it again on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The badass heroine, played by Hayley Atwell, will be seen in a 1940s-era flashback kicking off the Sept. 23 season premiere of the ABC series — and TV Guide Magazine has the first look!

Back in the day, Carter was an integral member of the S.H.I.E.L.D. prototype group Strategic Scientific Reserve and her path was similar to that of Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), who must now rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D. from the ground up after the seismic events of last season.

"Coulson is a big student of history and wants to return to those old ideals of Agent Carter's time," says executive producer Jed Whedon. "He's, like, 'Let's be the S.H.I.E.L.D. we were meant to be!' He wants to do the job right this time."

Atwell, who will star in the 2015 spinoff series Marvel's Agent Carter, is joined in the flashback by Kenneth Choi and Neal McDonough, playing their Captain America characters Jim Morita and Dum Dum Dugan, respectively. No word yet if either actor has signed for the Agent Carter series.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c on ABC.

On my way to LA.... let the adventure begin!!!

— Hayley Atwell (@HayleyAtwell) September 7, 2014

First costume fitting. Handmade hats and buttons imported from Paris. 1946 tailored dresses and suits. So elegant. What a great team x

— Hayley Atwell (@HayleyAtwell) September 9, 2014

And now for the wig fitting

— Hayley Atwell (@HayleyAtwell) September 9, 2014

Costume inspiration

— Hayley Atwell (@HayleyAtwell) September 9, 2014

Egg head

— Hayley Atwell (@HayleyAtwell) September 9, 2014

— Hayley Atwell (@HayleyAtwell) September 9, 2014

SOURCE 1 & 2
10 Sep 19:56

'Batman v Superman' Batmobile Revealed


Looks like something I'd expect to drive in Borderlands 2.


The followup to 2013's Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Scoot McNairy, and hits theaters on March 25, 2016.



source: hollywoodreporter
it reminds me of a black cockroach
08 Sep 19:49

Ohio State Band Performs Amazing TV Tribute Halftime Show


Marching band share

The Ohio State University football team may have opened the season with a loss, but the university’s marching band’s halftime show was a winner.

The renowned band dedicated its halftime show to classic television, playing a selection of themes from Dragnet to Game of Thrones and recreating famous scenes and logos. The intricate Lone Ranger finale is a spectacular example of coordinated marching.

The band, known as the "best damn band in the land" and the largest all-brass and percussion marching band in the country, often performs pop culture tributes at halftime.

Watch the entire performance below:


Hope this is OK mods--last season the band's tribute to movies was posted at ONTD so I thought this would be OK too
08 Sep 12:31

New Car's Headlights Are Supposed To Look Like Thor's Hammer

by John Struan

New Car's Headlights Are Supposed To Look Like Thor's Hammer

The Volvo XC90's headlights are supposed to look like Thor's hammer:


08 Sep 23:57

Everyday Life With A Video Game-Style Overlay

by John Struan

Everyday Life With A Video Game-Style Overlay

Maybe one day Google Glass will turn our lives into this?


26 Aug 17:06

by (John)
Walt Disney Co has filed for three drone-related patents that it says could lead to an era of aerial movie screens and larger-than-life puppets flying through the sky. 
The company's Disney Enterprises Inc subsidiary suggests its proposed drone-powered air shows could serve as an alternative to spectacles such as fireworks and large-scale light shows, according to its patent applications.