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27 Aug 18:30

Acquisitions Inc., one of the most-watched D&D games of all time, goes live this Friday

by Charlie Hall
Alecbugg

JARED!!!!

PAX Prime is, first and foremost, a convention for fans of digital games. But these past few years it's also become home to tabletop experiences of all kinds. No event is more hotly anticipated than the annual one-shot Dungeons & Dragons play session with Acquisitions Incorporated, to be broadcast live on Twitch this Friday.

The Acquisitions Inc. game will be live this Friday, at 8:30 p.m. PT, and we'll embed the game live here.

Twitch and YouTube streaming has become incredibly important for the growth of D&D, lead designer Mike Mearls recently told Polygon, and the Acquisitions Inc. games were among the first to make performing D&D online popular.

Polygon sat down with Chris Perkins, principal designer for D&D at Wizards of the...

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27 Aug 17:52

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Some of these are excellent





















Selfies Gone Wrong

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25 Aug 16:51

Japanese-Inspired Shoes That Literally Wrap Around Your Feet

by Martynas Klimas
Alecbugg

Yeah??

Furoshiki is the tradition of wrapping, holding, and carrying things in decorative pieces of cloth. Vibram Furoshiki, on the other hand, is their newest wrap-around shoe. Or, as they like to call it, the first wrap-around sole, since, technically, it’s a sole with wraps attached. They’re secured in place with Velcro patches, so putting the Furoshiki can hardly be any easier. They look comfy, too.

Vibram is also proud of their WaveGrip compound, which makes shoes lighter, as well as providing good grip on water sports surfaces. Of course, they’re even better for non-extreme sports use! The Furoshiki is a modern concept that’s much prettier than the footwraps used by certain armies (as late as 2013 in Russia), and which weren’t an actual shoe substitute.

More info: vibram.com | facebook | twitter | instagram (h/t: rocketnews24)

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26 Aug 16:25

Newswire: Burger King wants to make McWhoppers, not McWar, with McDonald’s

by B.G. Henne
Alecbugg

Oh baby!

Hold on to your Happy Meals: Burger King turned to the New York Times and The Chicago Tribune to negotiate a truce with McDonald’s, flying in the face of generally accepted social norms. The temporary alliance is ostensibly to celebrate Peace One Day, and would manifest in a pop-up restaurant dedicated to serving up the “McWhopper,” which would combine ingredients from both franchises’ signature burgers (and likely several unstable elements perched on the lower-right corner of the periodic table).

Reflecting the equality of such an alignment, Burger King is proposing that the venture be situated in Atlanta, halfway between the companies’ respective corporate headquarters. Likewise, the pop-up restaurant would be staffed equally with McDonald’s and Burger King employees. Burger King also referenced special uniforms, but did not specify if such attire consisted of simply mixing and matching or the commissioning of a Harvey Dent-style ensemble for the occasion ...

26 Aug 14:59

Did You Know That The 90's X-Men Cartoon Was Even More Epic in Japan?

Alecbugg

This is badass and amazing

Don't worry, you're not missing out on a lost cartoon series. When western cartoons are brought over to Japan, they will sometimes alter the theme son...

24 Aug 22:46

Hell Yeah!

by Jonco
Alecbugg

I've seen this twice and I laughed both times so I'm sharing it. Sucker for these scrambled Iphone messages

A tech-savvy girl named Bex used her skills to play a little prank on her mom then shared the result on social media.

 Hell yeah

Thanks DJ

 

 

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24 Aug 23:41

Cornibalism

by Jonco
Alecbugg

Guy looks exactly like Tobias Funke

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25 Aug 05:00

For Our Consideration: 22 years in, Magic: The Gathering is the brainiest it’s ever been

by Steve Heisler
Alecbugg

Jared

A shouting match has broken out on the early morning streets of Park Slope, Brooklyn between two 9-year-old boys.

“This card sucks!” one says.

“Well yeah, but it’s not that bad,” says the other.

They’re politely discussing the merits of a Magic: The Gathering card from the game’s newest set, Magic Origins, and doing so at an unreasonable volume for a sunny summer day in a neighborhood known for its double-wide strollers, triple-shot espressos, and, especially at 8:30 a.m., its quiet. A small crowd gathers—other players ages 7 to 12, pushing their way to the front so they can see what all the fuss is about. They want to see the Magic card in question, Demonic Pact. What does this card say that would summon such outrage? “Owen sucks”?

It reads (paraphrased):

At the beginning of your turn, choose one that hasn’t been ...

24 Aug 23:27

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Alecbugg

Stop Monopoly Now. Before someone gets hurt.



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24 Aug 00:00

Synonym Movies 2

Alecbugg

What is the Tropical Boaters supposed to be?

There's also the TV show based on the hit Hot and Cold Music books: Fun With Chairs, Royal Rumble, Knife Blizzard, Breakfast for Birds, and Samba Serpents.
21 Aug 21:00

Newswire: It’s Rumor Time: George Miller might direct Man Of Steel 2

by William Hughes
Alecbugg

Now we're talkin

After spending more than 15 years traversing the animated wasteland with Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two, director George Miller roared back into live-action stardom this summer with the smash success of Mad Max: Fury Road. But while Miller is presumably thrilled to finally have enough clout to start working on the purely hypothetical Babe 3: This Time, Nothing But Nightmares, he’s likely aware that you’re not really anybody in Hollywood until you’ve sacrificed your unique style on the altar of a big-budget superhero franchise, a milestone that he was brutally robbed of achieving when Warner Bros. pulled the plug on his Justice League movie back in 2007.

Miller might be getting another shot at spandax-clad stardom, though, if a rumor being floated by The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened? director Jon Schnepp turns out to be true. Appearing on YouTube network Popcorn Talk’s DC ...

21 Aug 17:00

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23 Aug 21:26

Guns found as Boston cops arrest two for threatening Pokemon Championships

by Owen S. Good
Alecbugg

They're probably pissed that Pokemon is Basically Dog Fighting and should be 100% illegal. Not the right way to go about it, but their platform makes sense.#BanPokemonFighting

Boston police arrested two men they say drove from Iowa to the city to carry out threats of violence on the Pokémon World Championships being held there this weekend. Firearms and ammunition were found in their possession.

Boston police said the two suspects — Kevin Norton, 18 and James Stumbo, 27, both of Iowa — had made threats against the Pokémon World Championships over social media. They were stopped at the Hynes Convention Center attempting to enter the event, they said.

The specific nature of their threats was not immediately clear. Police said private security officials became aware of them through social media and notified authorities on Thursday.

On Friday, the two men were stopped attempting to enter the event. They could...

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21 Aug 21:00

by Floccinaucinihilipilificationa

Alecbugg

I'd read these

20 Aug 20:50

Newswire: Two kids join Book Of Henry, a movie we know nothing about

by Sam Barsanti
Alecbugg

Go get em Jaeden

Variety is reporting that Jacob Tremblay and Jaeden Lieberher (Masters Of Sex and St. Vincent, respectively) have joined The Book Of Henry, a movie that we don’t know anything about. We imagine they’ll be playing two young kids who are possibly friends with Henry and are interested in reading his book. Or maybe one of them is Henry and the other one is the book? Sorry, we really have no clue. Maybe there isn’t even a guy named Henry in it, and maybe there’s also no physical book. If you do know, please tell us in the comments or send us an e-mail or whatever, because this is really frustrating.

We know newly minted Star Warrior Colin Trevorrow will be directing it, and it might star Naomi Watts, but that’s it. Maybe these kids are playing lizard creatures who live underneath a futuristic city where ...

19 Aug 20:01

Newswire: Hayley Atwell wants the title role in Doctor Who, internet is down for that

by Caroline Siede
Alecbugg

Yes. I am 100% down for this

Hayley Atwell is best known for playing a character from the ’40s, but in real life her social media savvy is second to none. She’s the kind of person who can turn Dubsmash into an art, then a competition, then recruit megastar Chris Evans into her winning video. And that’s not even mentioning her commitment to adding diversity to the second season of Agent Carter, her affinity for pranks, and her love of cake.

And now Atwell has charmed the internet all over again with her declaration that were she to play any character on Doctor Who, she’d want to be the Doctor.

@ohmyjlc I’d like to BE Doctor Who

— Hayley Atwell (@HayleyAtwell) August 14, 2015

The idea of having the shape-shifting Time Lord—who so far has been played by 13 dudes—regenerate into a woman is a popular one among a good portion of ...

18 Aug 13:18

War isn’t Hell…

by Jonco

War is war

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Thanks Mike F

 

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18 Aug 04:01

4gifs: Ba dum tss. [video]

Alecbugg

Kid's a genius



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17 Aug 15:16

DanDan Gets Liquor License, Begins Happy Hour

by Arthur Etchells
Alecbugg

Craig will be psyched

dandan-marqee-940On Friday, DanDan at 126 S 16th Street received its liquor license. On Wednesday, August 19th, the Sichuan/Taiwanese spot will be launching its interestingly named happy hour, “The Baby High-Five Happy Hour.”

The happy hour includes $5 beverages and bites. Drinks include a featured beer, house red and white wines by the glass, plus well liquors with a choice of mixer.

Happy Hour is available weekdays from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Dan Dan Happy Hour Bites

Baby DanDan

Baby Spicy Crispy Cucumbers

Sichan-Style Fries

Edamame and Chicken Wings with Chef’s dipping hot sauce

DanDan Full Drink List

WINES

SPARKLING

CANTINE MASCHINO | Prosecco Brut Treviso DOC 12 (187ml)
CASAS del MAR | Cava Brut | Spain NV 13 59

WHITES

HACINEDA | Chardonnay | CA 2013 9 41
THREE PEARS | Pinot Gris | CA 2013 11 50
URBAN | Reisling | Mosel, Germany 2014 11 50
THE WHITE DOE | White Blend | CA 2014 12 54
ECHO BAY | Sauvignon Blanc | Marlborough, New Zealand 2013 14 63
CA’ MOMI | Chardonnay |Napa Valley, CA 2013 15 68

REDS

HACINEDA | Cabernet Sauvignon | CA 2013 9 41
SAN HUMBERTO | Malbec | La Rioja, Argentina 2014 11 50
GREYSON CELLARS | Merlot |CA 2013 11 50
DOMAINE de CABRIALS | Pinot Noir | France 2013 14 63
UNPARALLELED | Cabernet Sauvignon |CA 2013 15 68

BEERS

Tsingtao | Light Lager | China | ABV 5.0% 6
Corona Extra | Pale Lager | Mexico | ABV 4.6% 6
Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale | American Pale Ale | NC | ABV 5.0% 8 (can)
Commonwealth Traditional Dry | Cider | Philadelphia | ABV 5.0% 8
Laurelwood Workhorse | India Pale Ale | OR | ABV 7.5% 9
Allagash White | Belgian Style Wheat | ME | ABV 5.1% 9
Victory Prima Pils | Pilsener | PA | ABV 5.3% 9
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace | Saison | NY | ABV 7.2% 10
Goose Island Sofie | Farmhouse Ale | IL | ABV 6.5% 11
Duchesse de Bourgogne | Flemish Red/Brown Sour Ale | Belgium | ABV 6.5% 18

SPIRITS

VODKA Tito’s Handmade | Ketel One | Chopin | Grey Goose | Ultimat

GIN Beefeater | Bombay Sapphire East | Bluecoat | Hendrick’s

RUM Flor de Cana White | Sailor Jerry Spiced | Myers Dark | Mount Gay | Gosling’s Black | Ron Zacapa Centario 23yr

TEQUILA Lunazul Blanco | Corralejo Blanco | Herradura Reposado | Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia

BOURBON/RYE Jack Daniels | Jameson | Crown Royal | Maker’s Mark | Angel’s Envy | Basil Hayden | Kinsey Rye | Templeton Rye | The Glenlivet 12yr | Yamazaki

SCOTCH Dewar’s White Label | Johnnie Walker Black Label | 12yr | Oban 14yr | Macallan 12yr

DRINKS

House-Made Ginger Ale | Ginger Syrup, Fresh Lime Juice, Club Soda 5
Makes for a refreshing Mule or Dark & Stormy.

DanDan [Foobooz]

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17 Aug 13:00

How Many of These 7 D&D Players Do You Know?

Alecbugg

I wonder which one I'll be, eh Jared?

 

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15 Aug 19:48

First look at full cast of Star Wars: Rogue One reveals Mads Mikkelsen and Alan Tudyk

by Susana Polo
Alecbugg

Top Notch cast. This could be awesome

At the D23 Expo today, Lucasfilm revealed a first look at the cast of Star Wars: Rogue One that included some pretty significant additions to the cast.

It's been known for some time that Rogue One — the story of the Rebel Alliance fighters who stole the plans for the Death Star; i.e., the plans that revealed a vulnerable two-meter-wide blast port — would star Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna and Riz Ahmed.

The new announcement revealed the involvement of Chinese cinema stars Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen, and nerd television stars Alan Tudyk (Firefly) and Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal). It also included this shot of some of that cast. According to press release, Alan Tudyk will play "a performance-capture character."

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15 Aug 19:46

Son does a solid for his Destiny-loving dad, buys him three Gjallarhorns

by Owen S. Good
Alecbugg

Jared does Alec a huge solid and buys him a Gjallarhorn too! Now they can cruise through level 34 prison of elders!

Here's a story of families brought together across the generations by video gaming — with the roles somewhat reversed.

Redditor noeljaboy says his father is 68 years old and an avid Destiny player. He's also out of town for work this weekend.

This is a very bad weekend for a Destiny player, of any age, to be out of town for work. The fabled, very rare rocket launcher Gjallarhorn is on sale from the in-game merchant Xur for a limited time only.

So Noel received the following text message.


Harry Chapin is updating the lyrics to "Cat's in the Cradle" as we speak.

"My old man is clearly very excited about it and I thought I'd share his excitement," Noel said in later comments. "He comes home from work and goes straight to the...

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11 Aug 18:59

Terra Flamma: Stunning Long-Exposure Photographs of California Wildfires by Stuart Palley

by Christopher Jobson
Alecbugg

Like Kakariko Village

The El Portal Fire burns on a hillside  in the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park on Sunday evening July 27, 2014. The community of El Portal was under a mandatory evacuation. By Tuesday the blaze had burned nearly 3,000 acres.  Long exposure image.

The El Portal Fire burns on a hillside in the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park on Sunday evening July 27, 2014. The community of El Portal was under a mandatory evacuation. By Tuesday the blaze had burned nearly 3,000 acres. Long exposure image.

The Etiwanda Fire burns shortly after dusk on April 30, 2014 in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Long exposure image.

The Etiwanda Fire burns shortly after dusk on April 30, 2014 in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Long exposure image.

The news of deadly wildfires ravaging California has been as awe-inspiring as it is terrifying. Great swaths of forests, mountains, fields, and entire neighborhoods can be incinerated in moments leaving nothing unscathed. For the last few years, Los Angeles-based photographer Stuart Palley has been shooting these fires as they rage across Southern California as part of a series he calls Terra Flamma.

More than just capturing flames or firefighters, Palley focuses instead on the entire landscape surrounding each event. By utilizing long exposure techniques he incorporates trails of sparks, the lights of firefighting aircraft, and even the stars above to create images that speak more to the strange beauty of wildfires than simple editorial documentation.

Though Palley often jumps at the opportunity to photograph a fire at a moment’s notice, he’s also well prepared. He takes a number of precautions including completion of the US Forestry Service’s “Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior” to better ensure his safety.

You can follow more of Palley’s work on Instagram. (via PetaPixel)

The French Fire burns overnight in the Sierra National Forest near the town of North Fork, CA on August 1st, 2014. The blaze was burning in steep, rugged, and remote terrain.

The French Fire burns overnight in the Sierra National Forest near the town of North Fork, CA on August 1st, 2014. The blaze was burning in steep, rugged, and remote terrain.

The Way Fire burns on August 19, 2014 in the Sierra National Forest near Kernville, CA overnight.  Long exposure image.

The Way Fire burns on August 19, 2014 in the Sierra National Forest near Kernville, CA overnight. Long exposure image.

The Meadow Fire burns overnight near Half Dome in Yosemite National Park early Monday September 8, 2014. As of Wednesday the fire had burned over 4,500 acres and was 10% contained.  Long exposure image.

The Meadow Fire burns overnight near Half Dome in Yosemite National Park early Monday September 8, 2014. As of Wednesday the fire had burned over 4,500 acres and was 10% contained. Long exposure image.

The Shirley Fire burns at night off of Old State Rd near Lake Isabella, CA while a helicopter circles overhead and crews work on a slopover. Long exposure image.  The Shirley Fire burns overnight near Lake Isabella, CA on the evening of June 15, 2014. By morning the fire had burned 2200 acres and was 10% contained. At least two structures were lost. Date 20140615 Date 20140615

The Shirley Fire burns at night off of Old State Rd near Lake Isabella, CA while a helicopter circles overhead and crews work on a slopover. Long exposure image.

The Lake Fire burns in the San Bernardino National Forest Thursday June 18, 2015. By evening the fire burned over 10,000 acres and was 5% contained. The Lake Fire burns along it's northern flank at night in the San Bernardino National Forest Late Thursday night. The Lake Fire burns in the San Bernardino National Forest Thursday June 18, 2015. By evening the fire burned over 10,000 acres and was 5% contained.

The Lake Fire burns in the San Bernardino National Forest Thursday June 18, 2015. By evening the fire burned over 10,000 acres and was 5% contained. The Lake Fire burns along its northern flank at night in the San Bernardino National Forest Late Thursday night.

The Lake Fire burns in the San Bernardino National Forest Thursday June 18, 2015. By evening the fire burned over 10,000 acres and was 5% contained. The Lake Fire burns along it's northern flank at night in the San Bernardino National Forest Late Thursday night. The Lake Fire burns in the San Bernardino National Forest Thursday June 18, 2015. By evening the fire burned over 10,000 acres and was 5% contained.

The Lake Fire burns in the San Bernardino National Forest Thursday June 18, 2015. By evening the fire burned over 10,000 acres and was 5% contained. The Lake Fire burns along its northern flank at night in the San Bernardino National Forest Late Thursday night.

The Lake Fire burns in the San Bernardino National Forest Thursday June 18, 2015. By evening the fire burned over 10,000 acres and was 5% contained. The Lake Fire burns along it's northern flank at night in the San Bernardino National Forest Late Thursday night. The Lake Fire burns in the San Bernardino National Forest Thursday June 18, 2015. By evening the fire burned over 10,000 acres and was 5% contained.

The Lake Fire burns in the San Bernardino National Forest Thursday June 18, 2015. By evening the fire burned over 10,000 acres and was 5% contained. The Lake Fire burns along its northern flank at night in the San Bernardino National Forest Late Thursday night.

The Lake Fire burns in the San Bernardino National Forest Friday June 19, 2015. By evening the fire burned over 13,000 acres and was 10% contained.

The Lake Fire burns in the San Bernardino National Forest Friday June 19, 2015. By evening the fire burned over 13,000 acres and was 10% contained.

The Lake Fire burns in the San Bernardino National Forest Friday June 19, 2015. By evening the fire burned over 13,000 acres and was 10% contained.

The Lake Fire burns in the San Bernardino National Forest Friday June 19, 2015. By evening the fire burned over 13,000 acres and was 10% contained.

13 Aug 12:10

'Ride Along 2' Trailer: Kevin Hart and Ice Cube Are Back to Catch the Bad Guys

by Kelly Woo
Alecbugg

AGAIN!? Ryan, this time we're getting there Early

Ride Along 2Ready to "Ride Along" with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube again? Then, buckle up!

The boys are back in the new trailer for "Ride Along 2," the sequel to their hit buddy-cop comedy. This time around, Hart's Ben has graduated from the police academy, and he's partnered up with his soon-to-be brother-in-law, James (Cube).

They hit the road to Miami to track a fugitive criminal (Ken Jeong), and there, they have to team up with Olivia Munn's detective to take down one of the city's biggest drug dealers (Benjamin Bratt).
"Ride Along" was an out-of-nowhere mega-hit, raking in $153 million worldwide. The sequel looks like it hits all the same notes - Hart is bumbling and inexperienced, while Cube is foreboding and temperamental. The two play off of each other so well, and they've got great new ensemble members to add to the mix.

"Ride Along" opens in theaters January 15.

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13 Aug 17:15

obviousplant: I left this letter from ‘Management’ on the doors...

Alecbugg

Send them to the shadow realm. I am laughing so hard





obviousplant:

I left this letter from ‘Management’ on the doors of an apartment complex

13 Aug 13:05

Dolph Lundgren Is Filming 'Kindergarten Cop 2'?!

by Kelly Woo
Alecbugg

Is this good? Is this an affront to Kindergarten Cop? Was Sly Stallone not available? Hell, was Ahnold not available?!

Premiere Of Lionsgate Films' So, first of all, there is going to be a "Kindergarten Cop 2." Second of all, Dolph Lundgren is starring in it.

To prove this is a real thing, Manly Movies (h/t Slashfilm) has pictures of the '80s action star filming the movie in Vancouver. The sequel has a similar set-up to 1990 original starring Arnold Schwarzenegger: Lundgren goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher to track down a missing flash drive from the Witness Protection Program. Apparently, this time, he's got a sidekick named Sanjit and the bad guys are Albanian. Oh, and there's a beautiful teacher that hits it off with Lundgren, of course.

It seems like "Kindergarten Cop 2" will be a straight-to-DVD / digital release flick; it's directed by the guy who did "Jarhead 2: Field of Fire" and penned by the writer behind "American Pie 2."

Hey, at least Dolph's still chasing down bad guys in something.

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12 Aug 12:35

First Full 'The Hateful Eight' Trailer Is Finally Here

by Gina Carbone
Alecbugg

!!!!!!

Enough teasers, posters, and photos. It's time to finally see Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" in action! The Weinstein Company just released a solid new "Hateful 8" trailer on August 12. They labeled it an "Official Teaser Trailer" but -- thankfully -- it's not just a tease, it has plenty of footage and a great showcase for several characters.

Samuel L. Jackson launches the trailer with some classic coolness (literally, in a winter storm) and Kurt Russell shares a piece of the plot in a speech to a group of guys in a stagecoach stopover, alongside Jennifer Jason Leigh: "This here is Daisy Domergue. She's wanted dead or alive for murder. That sun comes out, I'm taking this woman to hang. Is there anybody here committed to stopping me from doing that?" Is there? We'll see. We're promised a story about eight strangers with one deadly connection. As Russell's character later teases, "One of them fellas is not what he says he is."

Well, good. That's intriguing. Check it out:


Here's the official synopsis:

In THE HATEFUL EIGHT, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as "The Hangman," will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town's new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie's, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Demian Bichir), who's taking care of Minnie's while she's visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Michael Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all..."

"The Hateful Eight" will be released in select theaters on Christmas Day (so it's ready for Oscar consideration) and everywhere on January 8, 2016. What do you think so far?

Watch the trailer.

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10 Aug 19:22

You Can Race Jordan Matthews and Learn About Chase Utley’s Body at the Franklin Institute

by Jim Adair
Alecbugg

I will absolutely be going to this. Let me just call my buddy Max for some free tickets

Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Are you faster than Jordan Matthews and his 4.46 40-time? No, you aren’t. But you can see just how much faster Matthews as part of the Franklin Institute’s new permanent exhibit, SportsZone, opening in October.

SportsZone replaces the former Sports Challenge, which was 15-years old [editor’s note: and awesome], and gives you a chance to pull a hammy against some of the greats:

Athletes in Action, the exhibit’s centerpiece, will be a 40-foot long race challenge pairing the visitor against virtual competitors, including Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews, inline speed skater Brian Talley, and Paralympic medalists Tatyana McFadden and Richard Brown.

Additionally, the exhibit features Nerlens Noel and Chase Utley, maybe in a hair-swap and marble sculpture, respectively. In all, it sounds like Chip Kelly’s dream, with exhibits on “balancing daily energy needs based on activity level and basic physiology … investigating the best fluids to drink during exercise,” and more. There’s even something for Aaron Nola, “using slow-motion video to analyze and improve pitching technique by comparing it to Dewey LaRosa, pitching coach of the Taney Dragons.” We’re just worried about you, Aaron.

11 Aug 02:30

The portable Steam Machine will cost $299, gets late 2016 release date

by Michael McWhertor
Alecbugg

!!!

The handheld, portable Steam Machine previously known as the Steamboy will go on sale on Nov. 10 for $299 — the same day other Steam Machines from manufacturers like Alienware and Cyberpower hit store shelves — but the device won't actually ship until late next year, according to its manufacturer.

Smach, the company touting the portable Steam OS device, says the handheld will ship out during the fourth quarter of 2016. That $299 price (€299 in Europe) is apparently the device's pre-sale price only. We've reached out to the company for more details on pricing.

The Smach Zero — the Steamboy project's new name — claims to be "the first handheld console to play Steam games on the go." The device will play "more than 1,000 games" from...

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10 Aug 15:57

Great Job, Internet!: The spice must flow even longer in epic 3-hour fan edit of Dune

by Rob Dean
Alecbugg

Let's sign up for 3 hours of Dune

Fear may be the mind killer, but now people have no reason to be afraid of not having a truly complete version of David Lynch’s 1984 film, Dune. That’s because the kwisatz haderach of Dune fans, Michael Warren, has put together a three-hour edit of the film, compiling parts from the original film, the extended TV cut (from which David Lynch removed his name), and deleted scenes. Originally done two years ago, the fan edit was updated earlier this year with better versions of the video and audio for the scenes taken from TV.

It’s an intense labor of love and is truly a complete look at the film, though it may be a bit of a gom jabbar test to some, causing an intense pain of sitting through scenes previously discarded by the director. Some of the additions are interesting, but many were clearly cut for ...