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14 Mar 13:02

This Twin Peaks Blu-ray Set is Like A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee

by Erica Offutt on Kinja Deals, shared by Shep McAllister to The A.V. Club

Add the newest season of Twin Peaks to your Blu-ray collection for just $39. This set includes all 18 episodes of the Showtime series that picks up 25 years after Laura Palmer’s death, plus behind-the-scenes special content. Every day, once a day, you should give yourself a present, and this $39 set would be great.


10 Jan 00:38

Race Anywhere in the Galaxy in runDisney’s Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon

by Team

lol for the low low price of $60 you can buy a race medal and run around your attic or something

runDisney’s Star Wars Half Marathon events — and accompanying amazing medals — at Disney Parks are musts if you’re strong with the running side of the Force. Now, however, you can participate anywhere in the galaxy.

runDisney announced yesterday the inaugural Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon, which lets you run at your own pace, anywhere you want. With a completion timeframe spanning January 3 – March 31, 2018, you can break up the required 13.1 miles over multiple days or all at once; in the park or on the treadmill; on vacation or closer to home. There’s never been a Star Wars run like it. Best of all, you’ll still take home a Star Wars medal. (Not even Chewie did that, and he helped blow up the Death Star.) Check it out below — it’s super cool, featuring a stylized take on Poe Dameron, and has his X-wing flying around the medal.

In addition, you can enhance your racing experience by participating in both the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon at home and the Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon on April 22, 2018, at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Those who take on this Jedi-worthy (or in this case, Sith-worthy) Star Wars challenge will earn the coveted runDisney Kessel Run Challenge medal. You can get a sneak peek at both below.

Dark Side Half Marathon medal

As part of the registration process, you’ll have the opportunity to make a donation to Starlight Children’s Foundation on behalf of Star Wars: Force for Change. Starlight Children’s Foundation brings joy and comfort to hospitalized children and their families through programs at children’s hospitals around the world. runDisney, on behalf of Star Wars: Force for Change, is making an independent donation to Starlight Children’s Foundation in honor of the Star Wars Virtual Half Marathon.

Visit for more details and to register. May the Force (and medals) be with you. All Star Wars, all the time.

19 Dec 15:04

Enjoy These Holiday Hug Wookiee Cookies (With Optional Candy Cane or Porg)

by Jenn Fujikawa

u know u want to

Wookiees may be able to pull people’s arms out of their sockets, but they are also known to give the best hugs. These fun cookies feature the Kashyyyk natives holding tight onto a sweet holiday candy cane. Look closely and you may even spot Chewbacca holding onto a tiny edible pie porg…

Whether you’re celebrating Life Day or another holiday this season, family and friends would love to receive a few of these huggable, festive, Chewie treats.

Holiday Hug Wookiee Cookies

What You’ll Need:

Chewbacca cookie cutter from ThinkGeek

Piping tips

Black icing

White icing

Mini candy canes

Pie porgs, if desired



3 cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon cinnamon

Pinch of salt

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

Step 1: In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

Step 2: In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and brown sugar until combined.

Step 3: Add the egg and vanilla, then slowly add in the dry ingredients just until the dough comes together.

Step 4: Split the dough into two and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill until you are ready to use.

Step 5: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep baking sheets with silpats or parchment paper.

Step 6: Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut and press the shapes, then transfer them onto the prepped baking sheets.

Step 7: Place a piping tip in the center of the cookie. Carefully fold the arms over to grasp the piping tip.

Step 8: Bake for 10 minutes, let cool on a wire rack. Once cooled, slowly slide out the piping tip.

Step 9: With a #4 tip and black icing, add the eye details. Then use a #4 tip and white icing to add the teeth. Let the icing dry.

Step 10: To serve, place an unwrapped candy cane into Chewbacca’s arms, also add pie porgs if using.

Enjoy this holiday treat, which is sure to please from Kashyyyk to Ahch-To.

Jenn Fujikawa is a lifestyle and food writer. Follow her on Twitter at @justjenn and check her Instagram @justjennrecipes and blog for even more Star Wars food photos.

28 Nov 14:28

Morrissey: I'd Kill Donald Trump for the 'Safety of Humanity' - Breitbart, NME, Washington Times

by davidt

Well, if Morrissey HAS to Morrissey...

Morrissey: I'd Kill Donald Trump for the 'Safety of Humanity' - Breitbart
British musician Morrissey says if given the chance, he’d kill President Donald Trump to ensure the “safety of humanity.”

Morrissey says he would kill “vermin” Donald Trump “for the safety of humanity” - NME. Link from Rene....

Morrissey: I'd Kill Donald Trump for the 'Safety of Humanity' - Breitbart, NME, Washington Times
19 Oct 17:02

Holy shit, the Twin Peaks theme goes well with "The Loco-Motion"

by Clayton Purdom

Volumes have been written about the perfectly melancholy beauty of Twin Peaks’ opening theme by Angelo Badalamenti, a crystalline, tone-setting piece of music that has inspired musicians for decades since. In recent years, Badalamenti’s score for the show has gone on to be remixed and slotted into other tracks, but…


30 Aug 22:55

Longtime composer Alf Clausen has been fired from The Simpsons

by Sam Barsanti

what the f

After 27 years of making jaunty cartoon music for The Simpsons, longtime composer Alf Clausen has been fired from the show. That’s according to Variety, which reports that Simpsons producer Richard Sakai recently called Clausen and told him that the show is looking for “a different kind of music,” so someone different…


27 Jul 12:44

John Powell to score Han standalone

by Dunc

POWELL - bring back the "Chicken Run" kazoos or gtfo

The still-untitled Han Solo movie now has a composer - How to Train Your Dragon's John Powell
22 Jun 14:55

Ron Howard to Assume Directorial Duties on the Untitled Han Solo Film


"The film will be unimpressive at worst, but also unimpressive at best."

Lucasfilm is pleased to announce that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard has been named director of the untitled Han Solo film.

“At Lucasfilm, we believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began forty years ago,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce that Ron Howard will step in to direct the untitled Han Solo film. We have a wonderful script, an incredible cast and crew, and the absolute commitment to make a great movie. Filming will resume the 10th of July.”

Howard has made some of the biggest hits and most critically-acclaimed movies of the modern era. Among his many films are Lucasfilm’s Willow, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind (winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director), The Da Vinci CodeFrost/Nixon, and Rush. He also narrated and produced the beloved comedy series Arrested Development, starred in George Lucas’ American Graffiti, and remains a TV icon for his roles in The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days.

The untitled Han Solo film is slated for a May 25, 2018, release.

21 Jun 11:14

Great Job, Internet!: Family living in haunted house looking for nanny in real-life horror movie

by Randall Colburn

Who needs horror movies when a family living in a haunted house in the Scottish Borders is looking for a nanny to care for their children, prepare breakfast, and clutch their covers at night, which is presumably when the shutters get creaky and footsteps can be heard in the sealed-up attic (they have to have one).

The ad appeared on, and whoever wrote it isn’t the superstitious kind. “We have lived in our home for nearly 10 years,” it says. “We were told it was ‘haunted’ when we bought it, but kept our minds open and decided to buy the house regardless.”

“Five nannies have left the role in the last year,” the ad continues, “each citing supernatural incidents as the reason, including strange noises, broken glass and furniture moving. This has obviously been a period of great upheaval for our children. We haven’t personally ...

19 Apr 17:05

Newswire: Get Involved, Internet: Fund a Wet Hot American Summer RPG

by William Hughes

Here’s one for anyone who’s ever needed advice from a talking can of mixed vegetables, or just longed to be Paul Rudd tossing silverware: Comedy publisher The Devastator has just launched a new Kickstarter seeking funds for a tabletop RPG based on Wet Hot American Summer.

Capturing a day in the life of Camp Firewood (or a camp of your own creation), the book features a foreword from writer and director David Wain, plus interviews with Michael Ian Black, Joe Lo Truglio, and Marguerite Moreau, offering tips on how best to portray their WHAS characters. (You can also design your own camper, if you want to unleash the ultimate talent show champion that doesn’t suck dick.)

Designed to look like the “gernal” of Rudd’s rebellious loner Andy, the book features sections on exploring and designing the camp, setting up activities, and potential plot hooks like saving ...

16 Apr 18:37

Great Job, Internet!: Australian TV station looped a single Simpsons quote for nearly 4 hours

by Randall Colburn

Any Simpsons fan knows that Lenny’s cry of “DENTAL PLAN!” will be swiftly followed by Marge’s reasoned plea that “Lisa needs braces.” They know this because the loop is played over and over again in the show’s season four episode “Last Exit to Springfield.” In the episode, Homer faces a quandary: If he and his colleagues give up their dental plan, they can have a keg of beer at their meetings. It takes these two voices, echoing endlessly, to help him realize this is a bad idea.

Another bad idea? The Australian TV station Eleven—which is home to a host of shows, which include The Simpsons, Futurama, and How I Met Your Mother—playing this clip on a loop for nearly four hours straight. Recently, the station posted the loop via Facebook Live video with the caption, “Just ‘Lisa needs braces’ on loop. How long can ...

08 Apr 11:16

Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View Anthology Book Celebrates 40 Years of A Galaxy Far, Far Away

by Team

I think this looks real cool.

When Star Wars: A New Hope was first released in 1977, part of its appeal was that the world it presented felt alive. Landspeeders and starships were dirty. Droids broke down. And it was filled with cool, weird, and really weird background characters. (Really, just take a look around the Mos Eisley cantina.) Never mind Han, Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan. Who were these other guys? What was their story? Just seeing them brought up questions for fans that sparked the imagination.

In celebration of Star Wars’ 40th anniversary, Del Rey is going to shine the spotlight on those unsung weirdos, heroes, and villains with a unique, new anthology. Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, coming October 2017, will bring together more than 40 authors for 40 stories. Each will be told from the perspective of background characters of A New Hope — from X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star to the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for. There’s never been a Star Wars book like it, and you can get a first look at the cover below!

The author lineup is a selection of Star Wars all-stars, many of whom have been teasing this announcement with #OperationBlueMilk on Twitter. (Which would be an amazing hashtag, with or without this book.) The current list, with more authors to be announced closer to publication, includes:

  • Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
  • Renee Ahdieh
  • Tom Angleberger
  • Meg Cabot
  • Rae Carson
  • Adam Christopher
  • Zoraida Cordova
  • Delilah S. Dawson
  • Paul Dini
  • Alexander Freed
  • Jason Fry
  • Christie Golden
  • EK Johnston & Ashley Eckstein
  • Paul Kemp
  • Mur Lafferty
  • Ken Liu
  • Griffin McElroy
  • John Jackson Miller
  • Nnedi Okorafor
  • Daniel José Older
  • Mallory Ortberg
  • Madeleine Roux
  • Gary D. Schmidt
  • Cavan Scott
  • Sabaa Tahir
  • Glen Weldon
  • Chuck Wendig
  • Gary Whitta
  • And more!

All participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book — a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need. To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies’ longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House has donated $100,000 to First Book, and Disney/Lucasfilm has donated 100,000 children’s books — valued at 1 million dollars — to support First Book and their mission of providing educational resources to children in need. Over the past 16 years, Disney has donated more than 57 million books to First Book.

So if you’re a fan of the desert-searching stormtroopers of the galaxy and the scum and villainy gathered in a Tatooine watering hole, you’re in luck — even if Obi-Wan might not believe in it. Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View is available for pre-order now. All Star Wars, all the time.

23 Mar 19:57

The First Stills From The Set!!

by Jerry Horne


17 Feb 23:29

Newswire: The Star Wars cantina song is Australia’s top sex jam

by Katie Rife

Good choice you guys

Australia is fucking weird, man. They’ve got Christmas in the summertime, shitloads of poisonous animals, and multiple national ultimate frisbee teams. But maybe the weirdest thing about Australia is its sense of humor, which is the only logical explanation for the fact that the cantina song from Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope is reportedly the country’s No. 1 sex jam.

That comes according to the Australian version of Gizmodo, which swells with national pride (among other things) when it reports that ”Cantina Band” beat more traditional bump ‘n’ grind anthems like Ginuwine’s “Pony” and Jeremih’s “Birthday Sex” “by a landslide” as the most popular song for Aussies to add to their Spotify sex playlists, making John Williams the Barry White of Australia by association. That data was collected by mining playlists created by Australian users that contain the words “Valentine’s Day”, “Valentine’s ...

03 Nov 23:32


16 Oct 22:02

Danny Elfman Composed An Original Horror Movie Score For Trump Stalking Hillary At The Debate

by Funny Or Die

<3 my man Danny

Danny Elfman Composed An Original Horror Movie Score For Trump Stalking Hillary At The Debate

Danny Elfman Composed An Original Hor...
The guy who did the creepy, menacing music for Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Tales From The Crypt, composed a creepy, menacing horror score for the footage of Trump stalking Hillary at the debates.
Submitted by: Funny Or Die
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30 Sep 12:51

are you not entertained

by kris


have a great weekend

16 Sep 15:02

Rogue One has a new composer: Michael Giacchino

by Dunc


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Michael Giacchino has replaced Alexandre Desplat as the composer for Rogue One, The Hollywood Reporter says today. The switch is due to scheduling issues stemming from the recent reshoots. Giacchino has quite a long resume, including all three of the new Star Treks, several Pixar films (including The Incredibles and Up, which he won an […]
29 Jun 13:12

Newswire: Thom Yorke is surprised people still care about Radiohead

by Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

me too

In an interview with Q Magazine, Thom Yorke basically said he didn’t think anyone would give a shit about a Radiohead return, which seems like a pretty big slap in the face to the fans left high and dry when the band’s first North American tour in years sold out insanely fast. Those dolphins who love Radiohead are offended, too. Yorke just didn’t think people—or dolphins, for that matter—would really care about A Moon Shaped Pool, the band’s first release after a five-year break, even though the album was hyped before it even dropped.

“We expected the opposite,” Yorke told Q Magazine. “I cherish the band, but I don’t expect anyone else to.” But A Moon Shaped Pool debuted at No. 1 in England and currently holds the No. 4 slot on the Billboard Hot 200 in the US. Sure, half a decade ...

30 May 03:38

Newswire: Don’t go see Hamilton with Art Garfunkel, or Shonda Rhimes will kick your ass

by William Hughes

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is the hottest thing on Broadway right now, drawing sold-out crowds, and luring in everyone from high school kids scrounging for tickets to the Hollywood elite. But cast member Leslie Odom Jr. told a story on The Tonight Show last night that proves that big-name musical celebrities can be just as annoying to sit by in the theater as the rowdy teens at your local megaplex.

Talking to Jimmy Fallon, the Tony-nominated actor—who plays Aaron Burr in the hip-hop-filled story of America’s first Secretary of Treasury—recounted his own experience watching the show, after scoring tickets to see it during a vacation from his run. Sitting in the V.I.P. section of the audience, Odom was seated near Art Garfunkel, who proceeded to make a nuisance of himself, singing along with the show, talking, and apparently in a state of some intoxication.

Luckily ...

04 May 16:02

“Magic Mike” Star Joe Manganiello to Star in Film About Punk Rock Group The Smiths - Showbiz411


Would anybody consider The Smiths a punk rock group?

Roberto Ferdenzi posted the link:

Exclusive “Magic Mike” Star Joe Manganiello to Star in Film About Punk Rock Group The Smiths - Showbiz411
by Roger Friedman - May 3, 2016 12:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE “Shoplifters of the World” will star Joe Manganiello, and be produced by his brother Nick and my old friend Laura Rister (who was not my source for this story, unfortunately).

It’s a cool idea about the Smiths, Morrissey’s famous punk band. In 1987, on the night when Morrissey
03 May 19:25

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! | 1988 | dir....


fyi this is the only item thus far in my always-starred on The Old Reader . com

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! | 1988 | dir. David Zucker

Shot reverse shot
26 Apr 09:10

simpsonsimages: The PTA Disbands.


The finger thing,


The PTA Disbands.

25 Apr 17:50

Complete Cast/Crew List For Season Three Revealed!!

by Jerry Horne


Here is the CREW LIST.
20 Apr 12:48

Newswire: Billy Corgan is scared of the “hashtag generation” going after his free speech

by Sam Barsanti

Billy Corgan straight up looks like a Mike Myers character now.

Billy Corgan built a successful music career on being an angsty rock ‘n’ roll boy, and in recent years he has leveraged that angst into a website about cars or something, a producing gig with TNA Wrestling, and a memoir that may or may not cover the entirety of human history. Despite all that success, though, Corgan is still just a rat in a cage. He has fears and anxieties like any other normal person does, and he recently appeared on a popular radio show to discuss them with a guy who knows all about fears and anxieties (because he constantly invents them): High-profile conspiracy theorist/asshole Sandy Hook truther Alex Jones.

Corgan was on the show to promote a vaguely defined documentary he’s working on about the history of America, explaining that he interviewed a bunch of people across the country who all expressed the surprising idea that ...

20 Apr 12:42

Morrissey at the Rancid concert at the Roxy in LA


Morrissey lookin so grumpy and old at a Rancid show

An anonymous person posts the link / photo:

From @MozzeriansATW / Twitter:

#Morrissey & the boys at tonight's @Rancid show @theroxy #westhollywood #LA photo courtesy of Jr. Bernal.

13 Apr 08:29

Newswire: Captain America’s Civil War squad drops by Kimmel to share a clip and some trivia

by Danette Chavez

In keeping with his newly-established tradition of featuring Marvel exclusives, Jimmy Kimmel’s lined up many of Captain America: Civil War players to appear on his talk show this week. Monday night’s episode featured Chris Evans, Paul Rudd, Anthony Mackie, and Sebastian Stan, otherwise known as (most of) Team Cap. The charming foursome showed up with a previously unseen Civil War clip, in which Scott Lang meets Steve Rogers for the first time.

Lang can’t really keep his cool around Captain America or Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), telling them both that they’re “awesome,” but stopping just short of referring to the beginning of a beautiful friendship. This leads Kimmel to wonder how well everyone has gotten to know each other, considering Civil War took five months to shoot. Evans displays the most extensive knowledge of the group (which is kind of fitting), correctly answering questions about Mackie ...

08 Apr 17:06

Watch the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Teaser Trailer!


its good

Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, tells the story of unlikely heroes who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. proudly presents the official teaser trailer below, which debuted today on Good Morning America.

The cast includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, and Forest Whitaker. Rogue One is directed by Gareth Edwards, produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel, executive produced by John Knoll and Jason McGatlin, and co-produced by John Swartz and Kiri Hart.

Stay tuned to for more on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! All Star Wars, all the time.

05 Apr 17:20

Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Batman and Robin have been mistaken for gay since the beginning

by Joe Blevins


When Batman adopted a young ward named Dick Grayson and renamed him Robin back in 1940, it had a number of positive effects on his career. His comic-book sales doubled, his public image was softened considerably, and he finally had someone to talk to while he was solving all those complicated cases. But the change had another long-term effect on the franchise: For the next 76 years (and counting), Batman and Robin would be mistaken as being gay. Glen Weldon, the author of The Caped Crusade: Batman And The Rise Of Nerd Culture, sorts through all of this supposed Bat-subtext in a piece for Slate called “A Brief History Of Dick.” Weldon makes it very clear at the outset that the Dark Knight and his faithful sidekick are heterosexual. Nearly every important artist and writer behind the character, from Bob Kane to Frank Miller, agrees on that. One major exception ...

04 Apr 00:25

Sinead O'Connor offers to make a record with Moz via her Facebook



An anonymous person posts:

Sinead O'Connor Mar. 29 2016 post - Facebook

This is a message for Morrissey, I'm staying with Mr and Mrs Walker. Come over and let's make a record? I have one good idea.