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20 Jul 14:35

Guillaume Lachapelle’s Mirrored Dioramas Create the Illusion of Infinite Space

by Christopher Jobson








Canadian artist Guillaume Lachapelle explores the infinite in this series of mysterious 3D printed dioramas titled Visions. Sitting atop pedestals in a darkened gallery, the eerie “rooms” rely on lights and mirrors to create the illusion of vast spaces that seem to reflect into much larger open spaces. These pieces were on view last year as part of a solo show at Art Mur in Québec, and you can see more of them up close over on Artsy.

22 Jul 22:53


23 Jul 21:15

yrbff: The reviews of Adam Sandler’s new movie are quite...




The reviews of Adam Sandler’s new movie are quite something.

23 Jul 16:00

Great Job, Internet!: Batman V Superman trailer perfected by adding It’s Always Sunny’s “Dayman”

by Rob Dean


Sometimes things in pop culture align perfectly. Whether it’s synching up Pink Floyd’s “Echoes” with the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey, or a bunch of anime clips cut to “The Becoming” by Nine Inch Nails, a combination of seemingly disparate elements can come together and perfectly distill both to reveals their true essence. Such is the work of Albert Lopez, who has revealed that beneath all of the sturm und drang of the trailer, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice really comes down to the simplest of oppositions: Nightman versus Dayman (champion of the sun).

Using the amazing song from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, as performed by Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton, Lopez reveals the simplistic core at the heart of the conflict. By recutting the trailer around the song, suddenly it all becomes clear this is nothing more than a big screen adaptation of ...

22 Jul 04:01

#197 Chugging cold milk after chocolate cake

by nkspas

It’s like throat glue.

After you finish scraping the chocolate icing off the plate and fingering up every last crumb, it suddenly hits you that your entire face and mouth is smeared with the brown and pasty. Molars have new chocolate fillings, lips are smeared with sugary icing, and your whole throat is coated in a thin layer of the moist and delicious dessert.

Lean back on your creaky kitchen chair and feel the brown sugary molecules filling every crack and corner of your mouth. Rub your tongue around, close your eyes, and maybe swish your spit around for a l’il bit of homemade chocolate pudding.

And then get ready.

Because now it’s time to chug.

Pour a glass of ice-cold milk and send that White Rushing River screaming down your throat. Feel the cold rip into your cheeks and teeth and let those creamy rapids wash all the guilt away.


Photos from: here and here

22 Jul 02:13

Need to sneak vodka in? (photo via @stephbatt)



Need to sneak vodka in? (photo via @stephbatt)

22 Jul 12:48

Would-be thieves blow up ATM


Didn't these idiots watch Barbershop? It's impossible to get into ATM's!

Police are looking for two people in an explosion that ripped apart an ATM in Hunting Park. The incident happened about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at a standalone ATM at 6th and Luzerne streets.
21 Jul 21:31

Newswire: It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’s Rob McElhenney to direct Minecraft movie

by William Hughes


Enacting a transformation almost as dramatic as that time when he got really fat for a year, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia creator Rob McElhenney has confirmed that he’ll be adding “director of family-friendly video game adaptations” to his current duties as writer and star of a gleefully amoral FXX sitcom. According to a post on the front page of Mojang AB, the company behind massively successful block-smashing simulator Minecraft, McElhenney has been tapped to direct the planned film adaptation of the Microsoft-owned property.

Warner Bros. acquired the film rights to Minecraft last year, after the massive success of The Lego Movie sent it on a cube-seeking frenzy, gobbling up block-based IP like the toddler child of extremely negligent parents. Night At The Museum director Shawn Levy was originally attached to the project, but dropped out after his proposal for ratcheting a plot onto the skeleton of the ...

21 Jul 15:11

How Wyrmwood created a luxury role-playing product and launched the perfect Kickstarter

by Ben Kuchera

If we played games with dice this would be nice

The Wyrmwood Magnetic Dice Tower System is an odd Kickstarter. The campaign still has days to go, but I'm already holding one of the finished products in my hands.

It's beautiful.

On my desk it looks like a nice wooden box, but once you unclasp the leather strap holding everything together you see a series of wooden planks with embedded magnets. A few moments snapping everything together, an act which takes a bit of practice to do quickly, and you see a dice tower that allows you to get nice rolls of your dice.

This is how it breaks down.

This is a product for people at the middle of a very strange Venn Diagram: tabletop role-playing gamers and people who are passionate about wooden products. Apparently that...

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20 Jul 14:26

One of the four colossal heads carved by Olmecs (800BC). Heads...



16 Jul 00:20

Amazon Prime Day in a nutshell.

Amazon Prime Day in a nutshell.

21 Jul 12:22

Twerk it, Baby!

by Jonco

Sweet Dee could learn some moves

Twerking air dancer

Thanks sg


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21 Jul 12:40

Fish Fingers

by Jonco

LIVE Action! WOO!

Fish Fingers




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18 Jul 02:35

alxbngala: Cash Cats masterpost.


Last is the best


Cash Cats masterpost.

19 Jul 14:20

Sloppy move, Redbird

by Jonco

HaHA! Hidden ball trick!

Sloppy move redbird

Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals tricked by Tod Helton of the Colorado Rockies on the fake throwback to the pitcher.  From 2013

Here’s a video of the play.

Thanks Mike (from Spain)



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20 Jul 17:30

Armor for Sleep Doing a 10 Year Tour For 'What To Do When You're Dead'

by Jason Tate

hahaha Ryan, they're playing Philly Sept 19th!

Armor for Sleep have announced their 10-year tour for What To Do When You Are Dead. Check the replies for the dates.
We are excited to announce that we will be playing a select number of shows to celebrate the ten year anniversary of “what to do when you are dead”. The fact that so many of you have been listening over the years has meant (and still means) a lot to us, and this is our way of saying thank you for all the kind words and cool stories that you’ve shared with us over the years. This is gonna be fun. Below is a list of all the shows with ticket links. The ticket links go live this Friday the 24th… Hope to see you all at the shows…keep it real. Check for all future updates
15 Jul 14:50

The Internet Celebrates Our First Real Look at Pluto


"None of us alive today will ever see a new planet up close again."


It's been several years in the making, but the New Horizons satellite has finally made its way to Pluto, giving us the best-ever glimpse of the lovable dwarf planet. This is seriously huge news, guys. New York Times columnist Dennis Overbye phrased it well: "None of us alive today will ever see a new planet up close again."

As you can imagine, the internet went nuts with GIFS and memes. Enjoy this moment in the Sun, Pluto, because you're still the thing it's farthest from.


1. The best Pluto image we had VS. The Pluto image we just got

pluto then now...
15 Jul 17:41

NPR Talks ‘4th and 26′

by Jim Adair

This is phenomenal

Need some rainy day listening? Here’s NPR’s “Pop Culture Happy Hour,” taking on sports in a new segment called “Giant Foam Finger,” with an Eagles fan and Packers fan discussing Freddie Mitchell’s famous ‘4th and 26′ catch. Depending on which side of fandom you’re on, they describe it as “either an amazing against-all-odds triumph of the human spirit or a soul-crushing debacle that’s seared into our worst nightmares.” We Eagles fans are on the more enjoyable side of that. So if you want to hear a Packers fan’s story about bashing his fists into the carpet until he’s light-headed, click play above.

15 Jul 14:35

15 Reason We All Need to Give It Up For Weird Al

1. He shreds!

weird al shreds...
14 Jul 12:00

The World Is Out of Balance in 'Fargo' Season 2 Trailer

by Kelly Woo


Fargo season 2Do yourself a favor and lock the door - because "Fargo" season 2 is just around the corner.

FX released the first teaser trailer for the drama, and it looks as foreboding and dark as the terrific first season was. This time, the '70s is as much of a character as Patrick Wilson, Kirsten Dunst, and Ted Danson. We're sure to see plenty of crazy hairstyles and hear some awful slang.

Watch the trailer.

Season 2 is set in 1979 and focuses on the mysterious investigation in Sioux Falls that was repeatedly referenced in the first season. Here's the official synopsis from FX:

The all new "true crime" case of Fargo's new chapter travels back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where a young State Police Officer "Lou Solverson" (Patrick Wilson), recently back from Vietnam, investigates a case involving a local crime gang and a major Mob syndicate. Helping him piece things together is his father-in-law, "Sheriff Hank Larsson" (Ted Danson). The investigation will lead them to a colorful cast of characters that includes "Karl Weathers" (Nick Offerman), the town lawyer of Luverne, Minnesota. A Korean War vet, Karl is a flowery drunk blessed with the gift of gab and the eloquence of a true con artist.

Three-time Emmy winner Brad Garrett will play "Joe Bulo," the front man for the northern expansion of a Kansas City crime syndicate. The new face of corporate crime, Joe's bringing a Walmart mentality to small town America. His number two is "Mike Milligan" (Bokeem Woodbine). Part enforcer, part detective, Mike is always smiling - but the joke is usually on you. Bulo and his crew have their sights set on the Gerhardt crime family in Fargo, currently led by matriarch "Floyd Gerhardt" (Jean Smart).

With her husband at death's door, Floyd takes over the family business, frustrating her eldest son, "Dodd Gerhardt" (Jeffrey Donovan). An impatient hothead with a cruel streak to match his ambitions, Dodd can't wait for both his parents to die so he can take over and expand their business from kingdom to empire. "Bear Gerhardt" (Angus Sampson) is the middle son, an intimidatingly large man who, although inarticulate, is the most decent of his clan. "Rye Gerhardt" (Kieran Culkin), the youngest of the Gerhardt clan, views himself as a big shot, but in reality he's just a small dog who barks big.

"Fargo" season 2 premieres this September.

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12 Jul 01:13

Newswire: UPDATE: Here’s the trailer for Hannibal’s status quo-smashing Red Dragon arc

by William Hughes

If anyone wants to dive in now's the time! The Red Dragon arc is JUST starting and since it's canceled it'll have a nice, tidy bow wrapped up. So you can essentially look at this as a 6 episode mini-arc!

Going into its final half-season, NBC’s recently canceled Hannibal isn’t pulling any punches. As revealed during this evening’s “Pannibal” at Comic-Con, Bryan Fuller’s blood-spattered critical darling is about to completely upset its status quo, with a new trailer revealing an upcoming three-year time jump that will see its dapper, sociopathic hero finally locked away, and troubled profiler Will Graham married and retired.

To be fair, these plot revelations aren’t coming entirely out of left field; it’s been known for a while that the final part of the show’s third season would work as a direct adaptation of Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon, which features a married Graham and a locked-up Lecter. But it’s still a pretty huge jump, especially when you consider that when we last saw the pair, they were both strung up by their ankles at the mercy of terrifying, turtle-faced ...

09 Jul 19:25

Great Job, Internet!: Short film about time travel reveals the downside of hitting the reset button

by Christopher Curley

Take five minutes and enjoy this hilarious, and accurate, flick about time travel

There are a lot of potential drawbacks to time travel: accidentally negating your own existence Back To The Future-style, killing your future self a la Looper, or even doing whatever the hell happens in Primer (it seems bad though). If there’s a way out of this conundrum, one approach might be to limit how far back in time a person can go–say to just 60 seconds–as this amusing short film “One-Minute Time Machine” explores. An Official Selection of the Sploid Short Film Festival, “One-Minute Time Machine” is the story of one man who uses the immense power of time travel to attempt to get laid. Which, if time travel follows the same general course as most other human invention, is probably a pretty fair speculation. There’s a twist we won’t spoil, but suffice it to say it’s basically a miniature, horny Groundhog Day ...

09 Jul 05:00

Memory Wipe: What the hell happened to the Boxcar Children’s parents?

by Marah Eakin

Yea...YEAH! What did happen to their parents?!

The internet is choked with nostalgia for the youth-oriented entertainments of the not-too-distant past: Tumblr blogs regurgitating images of half-forgotten toys; YouTube compilations of long-lost TV-show intros; countless blogs playing “Remember when?” with movies and video games whose rose-colored recollections aren’t always properly earned. With Memory Wipe, The A.V. Club takes a look at some of our formative favorites with clearer eyes and asks that all-important question: Were they really that great to begin with?

There’s always been something alluring about orphans. Not the “11 years old and stuck in children’s services hell” kind of orphans, but the ones that, like Huck Finn, strike out on their own, living off the land as free children without a care in the world. Yes, the reality of what that life would actually be is horrible, but romanticized in fiction—and especially in fiction meant for children and young ...

07 Jul 18:18

Newswire: Fox’s X-Files revival lands Rhys Darby

by Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya


Rhys Darby from Flight Of The Conchords has joined the cast of the X-Files revival, news Darby confirmed himself on Twitter. As the co-host of a podcast about cryptozoology, Darby’s certainly no stranger to the weird and unexplainable.

Darby joins Joel McHale as a supporting cast member in the revival, which started shooting earlier this summer in Vancouver. While McHale’s character has been described as a conservative news anchor who becomes an unlikely ally to Fox Mulder, details about Darby’s role remain unknown. But he did note that he’s “over the moon” about the news. Could that be a hint? Is the truth out there...on the moon?!

The X-Files returns on Sunday, January 24, 2016.

07 Jul 14:37

Coheed & Cambria Stream New Single, Release Lyric Video

by Anna Acosta

Another damn good song

Coheed and Cambria's first single "You Got Spirit Kid" off their upcoming album is available for listening via lyric video, which you can check it out in the replies. The new record, titled The Color Before the Sun (out October 9th), will be the band's first non-conceptual album.
03 Jul 16:31

Something to celebrate

by Jonco

This made me chuckle

 Celebration of mileage




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06 Jul 11:59

Wrecking Ball Bowling

by Jonco

Holy shit

Wrecking Ball Bowling

Thanks sg



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01 Jun 22:51

Big Trouble in Little China with The Rock will be the greatest cinematic experience of all time

by Bryan Bishop

Did she stop believing you when a Lightning Wizard showed up in a street fight?

Here's an empirical truth: everybody loves The Rock. If you're not a fan of wrestling, there's the Fast and Furious movies. If you hate cars; there's San Andreas. If you hate disaster movies, there's his upcoming HBO series Ballers. And if you hate yourself, there's even The Scorpion King. The point is that Dwayne Johnson has managed to turn himself into a likable, nice-guy leading man that can deliver on the action front while also transitioning credibly into comedy without skipping a beat. Which is why I'm very excited about him potentially starring in a remake of John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China.

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18 Jun 18:52

Coming Distractions: The Fargo season two teaser appeals to fans of birds, implied violence

by David Anthony


It’s been a year since Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley began dropping hints about the show’s second season by announcing that this year, Fargo will take place in 1979. And while there’s been a glut of casting announcements—including the fact that cult hero Bruce Campbell will be sucking down jellybeans as Ronald Reagan—since then, the first teaser trailer for the show’s new season keeps information scant. It does do an admirable job of extending Fargo’s tone, which is equal parts desolate and explosive. Or maybe the reference is more literal. Maybe this bird pecking on a tree in the midst of a gun battle actually hints at the show’s new focus: the violent wars between rival birdwatching gangs. We’ll find out come September.

01 Jul 17:48

To his friend...