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15 Sep 00:00

Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo by Keith’s Brydie

Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo by Keith’s Brydie

16 Sep 20:37


by Jon
GhostGhost: the video game. Cue 8-bit version of the Righteous Brother’s “Unchained Melodies”. Princess Peach and Boo in the style of Sam and Molly’s pottery scene from Ghost.
16 Sep 16:04

Newswire: Matt Damon to be Bourne again

by Sean O'Neal

Following years of denials that he would return to the franchise, Paul Greengrass has shaken up expectation by entering talks for a new Jason Bourne movie with Matt Damon, Deadline reports. Greengrass had said as recently as last year that he’d gone as far as he could go with the no-longer-amnesiac Jason Bourne (hence naming his last movie The Bourne Ultimatum), but that conviction was apparently as steadfast as his camera work: Like a super spy who suddenly remembers he has the power to make easy money, Greengrass is not only confident that he can direct another installment, The Hollywood Reporter says this time he’s also ready to write the script. (“EXT. INDISCERNIBLE BLUR,” he types.)

And according to Deadline, Universal is so happy to have the original Bourne team back, it’s willing to fast-track The Bourne Addendum (or whatever) for the July 16, 2016 release originally ...

14 Sep 18:55

Newswire: Here are Conan, “Weird Al,” and Jon Lovitz performing at The Simpsons’ live show

by Sam Barsanti

This weekend, a long-running Fox cartoon called The Simpsons took over L.A.’s Hollywood Bowl in a celebration of the show’s apparent immortality. Hosted by The Smurfs’ Hank Azaria, the orchestra-backed production featured appearances from “Weird Al,” Jon Lovitz, creator Matt Groening, former writer Conan O’Brien, and voice actors Yeardley Smith and Nancy Cartwright—who play Lisa and Bart, respectively. The Hollywood Reporter wrote up some of the show’s highlights, and it sounds like most of said highlights were—unsurprisingly—based on some of The Simpsons’ best musical moments.

Conan sang “The Monorail Song” he wrote for “Marge vs. the Monorail,” Smith and Cartwright sang the Mary Poppins parody song “Minimum Wage Nanny,” and Lovitz performed an homage to the late Phil Hartman by singing part of his Planet Of The Apes musical. All in all, it sounds like an amazing show that they’ll never ...

14 Sep 16:00

This Rube Goldberg Machine Runs On Light

by Robbie Gonzalez

Love Rube Goldberg machines.

This Rube Goldberg Machine Runs On Light

Mirrors, lenses and reflective surfaces are combined to arresting effect in this commercial for au Hikari, a Japanese high-speed optical ISP. The machine's optics work as one to reflect, focus, and diverge a single beam of light through a series of tasks, causing it to singe, melt and illuminate as it goes.


14 Sep 14:00

15 International Menu Items from American Fast Food Restaurants

by RemyCarreiro

Image Via McDonalds

Fast food is a booming industry, not only in our country, but all over the planet. Now, you have fast food chains like McDonalds and Pizza Hut moving themselves to as many different locations as they can in the world. One thing they seem to notice is, there needs to be area specific food for wherever they are putting up a new chain, or the place just will not succeed.

This means, you have McDonalds in different countries serving things that they would never serve here whilst also making sure they still have some American standards available for their varied customers. While the above lobster roll may be familiar to some New Englanders and Canadians, that is not necessarily the case for every other location. Most chains have never carried it, and that is just one example of many. Heck, that example is mild. How about a pizza stuffed with barbecue sauce and cream cheese? Yeah, this gets pretty odd.

Mental Floss put together a cool list of 15 items you can get at other fast food places around the world. Some of the food is familiar, some of it, not so much. Burger King's pumpkin burger being a prime example of just how WTF some of this stuff gets. But remember the old saying: one man's yuck is another man's yum. Sorry, I just made that up, but it stays.

12 Sep 22:00

German photographer Birk Möbius captured a photo of lightning...

German photographer Birk Möbius captured a photo of lightning striking a plane inside a rainbow. Source

14 Sep 02:00

The original Ghostbusters trailer was a “commerical” with a...

The original Ghostbusters trailer was a “commerical” with a 1-800 number that led to a recording of Bill Murray and Dan Akroyd. The number reportedly received 1,000 calls an hour, 24 hours a day, for 6 weeks straight. Source

14 Sep 20:40

by (John)
ESPN's doctor, @jocktodoc, believes RGIII's dislocated ankle is a season-ending injury.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 14, 2014
13 Sep 00:21

Riding High On “Anaconda,” Sir Mix-A-Lot Plans Reunion With The Presidents Of The United States Of America

by Stereogum

With “Anaconda,” Nicki Minaj brought Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” back into the mainstream pop culture conversation, after it had been relegated to the world of wedding parties and high school dances for decades. In an interview with Billboard, Sir Mix-A-Lot revealed that he was reviving a collaborative project that he started in the ’90s with the Presidents Of The United States Of America. They used to record under the name Subset, but never had an official release beyond a few stray songs. “I have no illusions of grandeur and I don’t think I’m going to put out a record that [hits] charts, because hip-hop won’t allow that,” he said. “We did this record and it was crazy [but] we never put it out. I’m thinking about recording that.” In addition to that project, Sir Mix-A-Lot also said that he has a new single that will be coming out within the next few weeks.

14 Sep 02:13

Capacity for domestic abuse

12 Sep 16:18

Video: Jack White – “Would You Fight for My Love?”

by Genevieve Oliver

By now, you’ve probably heard the news about the Haircut that Shook the World – Jack White’s new look, which makes him look even more like a demonically possessed traveling salesman (not necessarily a bad thing given his general steez). He’s deeply rocking it in his new video for “Would You Fight for My Love?,” which was conceptualized and created, apparently, in under 24 hours by Robert Hales, and stars White and Scout Pare-Phillips hanging out in a blue-toned bar that looks like something out of The Shining (actually Denver’s Oxford Hotel, so we’re close). Check it out.

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12 Sep 16:45

‘John Wick’ Trailer: Keanu Reeves Is Thinking He’s Back

by Angie Han

John Wick trailer

Between this weekend’s The Drop and next month’s John Wick, handsome action stars snuggling adorable puppies could just be the next big movie trend. And just for the record, I would be totally okay with that.

Keanu Reeves leads John Wick as the title character, whose greatest joys in life are his sweet ride and his even sweeter dog. One day, some mean idiots led by Alfie Allen decide to take away his things. That turns out to be a huge mistake, because John Wick is actually a retired hitman who knows exactly how to go about getting his revenge. The first John Wick trailer has just hit the web, and you can watch it after the jump.

IGN debuted the John Wick trailer.

When will movie thugs learn to research their victims before they target them? Like the bad guys in Taken, the villains in John Wick could have saved themselves a lot of trouble if they’d put even a tiny bit of effort into not pissing off men with a very particular set of skills. One would think Theon would already know this from the time he tried to take over Winterfell. Let’s just hope for his sake that this doesn’t end the same way that did.

In all, John Wick looks deeply silly, but in an entertaining way. Michael NyqvistWillem Dafoe, and Adrianne Palicki are among those who try to get to Wick before he gets to them, and Bridget Moynahan and Ian McShane also star. Chad Stahelski directed.

Here’s the John Wick poster. It shows Reeves’ necktie turning into a fuse because his last name is Wick and he’s about to explode, get it?

John Wick poster

John Wick opens October 24.

From the producer of CLASH OF THE TITANS and THE TOWN comes a tale of adrenaline-fueled revenge and redemption. When a retired hit man is forced back into action by a sadistic young thug, he hunts down his adversaries with the skill and ruthlessness that made him an underworld legend.

The post ‘John Wick’ Trailer: Keanu Reeves Is Thinking He’s Back appeared first on /Film.

11 Sep 17:36

AT&T Will Give You $200 Minimum for Your Old iPhone 4

by Adam Clark Estes on Gizmodo, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

Probably bullshit but for you iPhone guys may be worth a look.

AT&T Will Give You $200 Minimum for Your Old iPhone 4

As expected, would-be iPhone 6 owners are currently wading through a torrent of trade-in and upgrade offers. It's all very, very confusing. But AT&T is being clear about one thing: If you trade in an iPhone 4, 4S, 5, or 5C, you will get at least $200 credit towards a new device*.


10 Sep 19:33

Continuing To Be Wonderful, Bill Murray Drives A Taxi While The Driver Practices Saxophone In Back

by Wookie Johnson

You’ve probably heard stories for years about Bill Murray magically showing up at parties or karaoke bars or engagement photo shoots and behaving like a lovable oddball. Now, the national treasure is filling us in on some of his antics that could have easily slipped under the radar. Like the time he volunteered to drive a taxi so that the driver could get in his sax practice. It seems like the only place this guy won’t show up is in Ghostbusters 3.

He recounted to a Toronto Film Festival crowd of Bill Murray worshippers:

“I said, ‘When do you practice?’ He said, ‘I drive 14 hours a day.’ ” Murray then asked him, “Well, where’s your sax?” The driver replied, “In the trunk.” Murray told the cabbie, “Pull over and get in the back, I know how to drive a car.’ ”

“Not only did he play all the way to Sausalito, which is a long way, we stopped and got barbecue. He [wound up] playing in what some would call a sketchy, weird place in Oakland at 2:15 in the morning. I was like, ‘Relax, man, you’ve got the [bleeping] horn! We’re cool!’ And it was great and it made for a beautiful night!”

That is hands down way more interesting and magical than the time I met Jack Osbourne in a deli and said, “You’re Jack.” (Page Six)

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08 Sep 17:07

Ohio State Marching Band's Impressively Nerdy TV Tribute



Videos of Ohio State's marching band frequently go viral, as their elaborate tributes to things like video games and comic books hit the Internet's sweet spot. This past weekend, it was our favorite re-runs that got the tribute. From a large Bart Simpson skateboarding off a ramp to the Lone Ranger's horse Silver galloping across the football field, these living bits of choreography set to theme music tickle the eye and make you wonder how the hell the people on the ground can get so precise that a bird's eye view sees a moving cartoon made of human pixels. It's a brilliant way to get people who'd never come to sports games otherwise to come support the home team. Or you could stay home and just watch the videos. Continue reading "Ohio State Marching Band's Impressively Nerdy TV Tribute" >
09 Sep 03:00

Legally Required Menu

by Miss Cellania

The liquor laws in Albany, Indiana, state that an establishment that sells liquor by the drink must also serve food. The “minimum food service” is described as “hot soups, hot sandwiches, coffee, milk, and soft drinks.” Now, any bar should have coffee, milk, and soft drinks because they are mixers. But the Bank Street Brewhouse doesn’t really want to be a restaurant, and doesn’t really want to serve food. But in keeping with the letter of the law, they now offer this menu.

If it's hard to read, you can see a slightly larger version at imgur. Of course, this will backfire on them, as soon as someone has a few too many drinks and decides that they really, really want a plain microwave hotdog and a can of random soup.

Why wouldn’t a bar want to serve hot food? For one thing, it takes up room and staff time. Another plausible explanation comes from redditor j0llyllama, who points out that food delivery services are on the opposite page of the menu. Often bars have deals with nearby restaurants to provide food to their patrons without making them leave the bar. -via Uproxx

09 Sep 12:30

Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Slightly Chilled

by John Farrier

Doghouse Diaries has some brutal ideas for how to inflict your wrath on your most deserving enemies. This is part 3 of an ongoingseries, so the artist clearly thinks a lot about revenge.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

It's already taking effect. My inner thoughts are now suddenly in the voice of Gilbert Gottfried. And I routinely drive joyfully toward what appear to be open parking spaces in crowded lots, only to suffer the acutely painful presence of a microcar or a motorcycle.

10 Sep 11:00

Amazing Hotel Destinations From Around The World

by Zeon Santos

Hotels are usually just the places you stay while visiting your actual vacation destination, and depending on the destination travelers end up spending as little time as possible in their hotel room.

They're usually just a place to rest our heads comfortably, but what if the hotel itself is the ideal vacation destination?

The Poseidon Undersea Resort in Fiji is one hotel sure to make you want to stay in your room all day long, if you're in to staring at undersea life up close and personal while lying in bed.

If you're not comfortable sleeping with the fishes then you might want to book a room at the Berggasthaus Aescher in Switzerland, centrally located in the Appenzell Alps. The accomodations aren't luxurious, but boy what a view!

Looking for a hotel that will let you sleep under the stars, without all that hiking and yodeling?

Take a trip to Kenya and stay at the Loisaba Lodge, where you can book one of their Star Beds "located among a kopje of rocks in one of the eastern valleys overlooking the 'Kiboko' waterhole." Now that's roughing it in style!

Check out the rest of the 10 Awesome Hotels Worth Traveling For here

07 Sep 06:45

SpaceX Recovers From Explosion With a Flawlessly Beautiful Launch

by Mika McKinnon on Space, shared by Robbie Gonzalez to io9


SpaceX Recovers From Explosion With a Flawlessly Beautiful Launch

SpaceX successfully launched, carrying the AsiaSat 6 satellite to a geosynchronous transfer orbit. The Falcon 9 launch was initially delayed due to concerns after a SpaceX test flight exploded in late August. The launch went perfectly, and communications are established with the satellite.


08 Sep 20:31

The Most Mathematically-Efficient Way To Buy Your Metro Cards

by Ria Misra

The Most Mathematically-Efficient Way To Buy Your Metro Cards

Those last few nickels and dimes leftover on your metro card, and the time it takes to add on to it, can really add up. So what's the frugal (and time-crunched) train traveler to do? Mathematics has the answer. [UPDATE]


11 Sep 04:11

Wookiee dog.

10 Sep 15:55

5 Million Online Passwords Leaked, Check Yours Now [Updated]

by Whitson Gordon

5 Million Online Passwords Leaked, Check Yours Now [Updated]

According to the Daily Dot, nearly 5 million usernames and passwords associated with Gmail accounts have been leaked on a Russian Bitcoin forum. Here's what you should know.


10 Sep 20:13

Newswire: Tommy Wiseau reportedly joins that Samurai Cop sequel

by Katie Rife


Last we left the proposed Samurai Cop sequel, all we knew was that star Matt Hannon was definitely alive and available. With that critical piece in place, pre-production on the movie has apparently started in earnest: Not only is Robert Z’dar now in, but according to producers, The Room’s Tommy Wiseau and The Crow star/noted eccentric Bai Ling have also joined the cast. Wiseau, Ling, and Z’dar are the newest additions to a previously reported and still-impossible-to-confirm cast list that rather inexplicably includes Seymour Cassell and a couple of retired porn stars.

Director Amir Shervan, the man who can be credited/blamed for most of Samurai Cop’s most hilarious/inept attributes, will not be returning for the sequel, mostly because he died in 2006. Gregory Hatanaka, a longtime film distributor who has produced his fair share of B-movie trash, will take over directing duties instead ...

10 Sep 03:28

by (John)
Mel Brooks wore a prosthetic sixth finger while leaving his handprints on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
09 Sep 20:12

Weird Al, Elvis Costello, Aerosmith and More to Get Simpsons Action Figures

Following on the heels of having made REM, Kid Rock, Britney Spears and The Who, NECA's celebrity Simpsons line is quietly becoming the best and most diverse source of music action figures since the heyday of McFarlane. In addition to nerd icons Yankovic and Costello, the new series will include Tom Jones - who ought to liven up many a Mars Attacks! display - and the less-musical Buzz Aldrin. I think my dream celebrity Simpsons figure would be Alan Moore. Can't imagine it would happen, but just take a moment to conceive of the display possibilities. Continue reading "Weird Al, Elvis Costello, Aerosmith and More to Get Simpsons Action Figures" >
09 Sep 19:24

Calvin and Hobbes

08 Sep 18:15

Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Esquire explores the origins of all the running jokes on The League

by William Hughes

The League, FXX’s sports-comedy-that’s-not-really-about-sports, returned to TV recently for a sixth season of fantasy football and hideously inventive trash talk. The show has a beautiful knack for capturing the shared idiotic patois that can develop between long-time friends, and a big part of that is the growing list of running jokes and inside references built up over the years by the writers and actors who craft the show’s largely improvised dialogue.

That same density can also be daunting to new viewers, though they might benefit from this piece over at Esquire where the show’s cast and writers run through the in-show and real-life inspiration for many of the program’s foul and bizarre running gagsincluding the family-tormenting origins of the menacing figure known only as the Bobbum Man.

A lot of these, unsurprisingly, come from The League’s filthy, murderous, beautiful secret weapon: Jason Mantzoukas ...

08 Sep 18:00

After a quick adjustment of Google Now settings, you can trick...

After a quick adjustment of Google Now settings, you can trick your phone into adopting a British accent whenever you address it with one. Source

08 Sep 15:16

by (John)
Volvo headlights are supposed to look like Thor's hammer for now on.