“I’m surrounded by idiots.”
“I’m surrounded by idiots.”
In a move that's sure to convince people to buy 4K TVs, Variety reports that Netflix is now collaborating with the creators of the popular Planet Earth documentaries to release a massive nature series in 2019. Titled Our Planet, the eight-episode series will explore the natural world, making it the streaming giant's most ambitious documentary project to date.
French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu (previously) continues to travel the world to photograph vertical views of the spaces between buildings which he uses as a canvas for his comical illustrations. The gaps between roofs and gutters form the inspiration for different characters who inhabit the irregular patches of sky. To find the unusual vantage points Lamadieu visited Spain, South Korea, Germany, France, Canada and the United States in the last year. You can find more examples on his website.
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Originally, Mr. Kong said this was a problem inflicted on fifth-graders, leading to hand-wringing that Singapore children were way better at math than everyone else in the world and worries that Singapore children were being mentally abused with convoluted logic at a young age.
It turned out the problem actually came from a math olympiad test for math-savvy high school-age students.
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Artist Isaiah Stephens does a lot of incredible work, but one of his more spectacular accomplishments is his series depicting kid cartoon characters all grown up, and strikingly realistic. Here are some of the best ones:
Weed Whacker vs Scythe. [video]
What a farce. Not only is the contest weighted towards the scythe because Weed Whackers are meant for edging and trimming of WEEDS in hard to reach places, not thick grass, but the scythe cut that patch super uneven and it looks like absolute shit. The WeedWhacker took slightly longer but did a much neater, better job with less effort.
Really thought he comparison is absurd, Nobody would ever use a WeedWhacker to replace a scythe, they do completely different things, just like you’d never use a scythe to cut down weeds growing out of a sidewalk. If it’s for trimming a lawn it should be against a lawnmower, which would fucking destroy it, and if it’s for harvesting hay it should be against a combine harvester, which would destroy it exponentially more.
This is nothing more than lies and propaganda from butthurt scythelovers and I for one will not stand for it.
unrest in the grass fandom
Gardening side of tumblr is legit.
The reveal of a working, practical BB-8 droid was one of the most exciting things to come out of the Star Wars Celebration live-stream, and now it looks like you'll be able to buy your own version of the droid, although details such as price and launch date are non-existent.
Gizmodo was able to get a screenshot of a listing for a $150 version of the toy launching on September 1, but it's unknown how much of this information is accurate and how much is just a placeholder for the actual listing.
You can compare that to the outline on the teaser page the company has set up:
"What an incredible honor it is to work with the team at Disney on one of the most interesting new characters in the Star Wars franchise,"...
An appearance from Adam Reigner!
A (mostly) Tebow-less roundup. For the savior, go here.
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From here over the weekend:
Howard — 4 for 20.
Carlos Ruiz — 2 for 19.
Grady Sizemore — 1 for 12.
Ben Revere — 3 for 18.
Jeff Francoeur — 3 for 17.
Darin Ruf — 2 for 15.
Chase Utley was 3 for 24. All his hits came in one game. He ended Sunday’s game with a pinch-hit ground out and is 0 for his last 18, hitting .116 overall.
So if it wasn’t the Browns who offered a first round pick, which team was it? It’s hard to say for sure. Perhaps Kelly was just stretching the truth, but maybe not. There was a report in February that some NFL teams at the top of the 2015 NFL Draft order prefer Bradford to Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. Was it one of those teams? If so, it might seem hard to believe the Eagles would receive such a high pick offer and then turn it down.
The Philadelphia Evening Post, a magazine about Philly history, isn’t going to work. But it’s a great idea.
Both Mediaite and the NY Post (I’m sure among others) wrote that perhaps the world was too quick to judge Britt McHenry. Completely agree. She may be a complete biatch, but it’s so obvious that video was edited, and the tow company seems like one of the worst businesses on Earth. No way she wasn’t being egged on.
Yet another WIP’er – former CB contributor Adam Reigner, who’s close to Josh Innes – made what appears to be a thinly-veiled reference about the talent on a certain local morning show this morning:
I personally preferred this Tweet from Reigner, though:
Amid torrential rain this morning signaling the impending Great Flood that Tebow will save us all from, NBC 10 meteorologist Bill Henley, who has the Twitter presence of Siri in an echo chamber, informed us all that it was raining:
Jay Wright was the first guest on the 97.5 Morning Show, and therefore that is now my favorite show.
Steve Ballmer might be my favorite owner in sports. Unfortunately, he saddled the entire organization with Surfaces.
Nice headline work by Philly.com:
What is it they say– imitation is the best form of flattery? Typos and all. Thanks to the multiple readers who sent these in.
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Psyched for this
WHAT IS HAPPENING
can u believe this
it’s like a buddy cop movie. He’s the serious, no nonsense by-the-book human
She’s the smart-mouthed, jungle-wise velociraptor who’s always showing up fifteen minutes late with someone’s arm in her mouth
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Star Wars Battlefront, which hits Nov. 17 on the PS4, Windows PC and Xbox One, will focus on Rebel versus Empire firefights between up to 40 players on the ground and in an array of Star Wars vehicles, according to an AP report.
The game's demo, which was shown off during Star Wars Celebration under an embargo that lifts later today, included jetpacks, speeders, walkers and AT-ATs.
Locations mentioned in the story include Endor, Hoth, Tatooine and Sullust. Players who rack up enough in-game points will be able to take on the role of iconic characters like Boba Fett and Darth Vader on the battlefield, according to the story.
The game will also support TIE Fighter, X-wing and Millennium Falcon dogfights.
I am laughing so hard at my desk right now, people have begun to notice
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Drunk and high on Xanax, a friend of redditor yllwsnow2 made the spontaneous and well-considered decision to give himself the WORST POKEMON TATTOO EVER WITNESSED ON THE INTERNET. Behold this Charmander tat:
Video: The Cast of Marvel’s ‘Avengers’ Answer Fan Questions (gifs via imgur)
She directed some of the best episodes of Thrones and Breaking Bad. At least now she can hop over to Marvel and direct the Captain Marvel flick
According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Michelle MacLaren has hopped in her invisible jet and flown away from Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman movie. MacLaren first joined Wonder Woman (which will star Gal Gadot as the wonderful woman) back in November, and she would’ve been the first female director to take on one of these big-budget superhero blockbusters if she had stuck with it. It also would’ve been her feature film debut, though she’s directed enough episodes of Game Of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead to make up for that.
As for why MacLaren is dropping out of Wonder Woman, THR cites the ever-citable “creative differences,” which means we have no idea why she’s leaving the project. Maybe—as seemed to be the case when Edgar Wright left Ant-Man—she didn’t like how hard the studio was forcing her hand in terms of establishing ...
What is this, a trailer for ants?!
When we debuted the first trailer for Marvel’s upcoming Ant-Man, we were a little nervous about the whole endeavor. The Edgar Wright kerfuffle and subsequent re-shuffling of the very small deck of actors wasn’t promising, even if hiring Peyton Reed helped to allay some fears. The first look at the film was equally disappointing, despite some good-looking effects and the always welcome presence of star Paul Rudd. This new trailer, on the other hand, feels much more reassuring. It’s got a more freewheeling and fun comic-book movie vibe, which feels like the tone you should be going for when your movie is called Ant-Man. It’s got action, it’s got jokes, it’s got Evangeline Lilly punching Paul Rudd in the face, everything. And if there’s more stuff like the great bit with the train set at the end, then it would seem that Reed ...
Farming has rarely looked this shiny and glamorous. Here's the first trailer for Farming Simulator 2015 for consoles.
The blockbuster game has sold over a million copies on PC, and now it's coming to consoles. This bucolic trailer shows all the usual agricultural activities, as well as co-operative multiplayer harvesting which will be available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. In the game, players manage and develop a farm, taking care of cows, chicken and sheep, growing crops, selling food and buying better gear and vehicles.
Farming Simulator 2015 is out on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on May 19.
Hmmmmmmmmmmm could be better this way. Maybe they'll find a better way to handle books 4-6 a la Game of Thrones
Stephen King's magnum opus, a fantasy-horror series known as The Dark Tower, is once again on the path toward being turned into a movie series. Deadline reports that Sony Pictures will finance and distribute the first movie in what is intended to be a larger franchise. There are eight books in the series, which is about a "gunslinger" in a magical, Western world who's trying to find a weakening tower that's keeping the world together. The first film will be based on the series' first book, The Gunslinger, and is being written by Akiva Goldsman, who previously co-wrote I Am Legend, and Jeff Pinkner, who recently co-write The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Game of Thrones' fifth season premieres in three days, which doesn't give you much time to catch up on the first 40 episodes of the show. Thankfully, Key & Peele's Valets are here to recap the series — or at least, its major character deaths.
The exuberant, Neesons-loving Valets at the Berkshire Restaurant cover character deaths from Game of Thrones' first season all the way through the fourth, so major spoilers abound, obviously. (The video contains NSFW language.)
The fifth season of Game of Thrones premieres Sunday, April 12, at 9 p.m. on HBO. You can read our review of the first four episodes right now. You can also check out our review of "The Sword in the Darkness," the third episode of Telltale's Game of Thrones, and watch its...