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16 Dec 13:59

Great Job, Internet!: This Christmas, replace your yule log with 5 hours of a burning Darth Vader

by Rob Dean

Two things are fast upon the world—the holiday season and the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As both prepare to overtake the world’s consciousness, the holidays have begun to infiltrate commercials, websites, and entire TV networks while the Star Wars epidemic reaches a fever pitch with celebrities and Facebook profile changes. But why separate the yuletide spirit from the growing excitement of the return of a beloved intellectual property? One YouTube user has found a way to combine them both for everyone’s Star Wars/holiday needs (and no, it has nothing to do with the wretched TV special).

Benjamin Apple has created a yule-log video for Star Wars enthusiasts to enjoy throughout their holiday season by creating a five-hour-long video of Darth Vader’s corpse roasting on a funeral pyre. Now enthusiasts can simply cue up the video and enjoy 300 minutes of a villain ...

07 Dec 22:02

redheadrambles: nedroidcomics: The Internet. I THOUGHT A...


This is the funniest thing.



The Internet.



AND THERE’S NOT EVEN CREDIT OR ANYTHING TO NEDROID (but there’s the school’s watermark at the bottom! - which I blurred out to keep them anonymous unless the artist wants to know).

(photo taken on my phone, so apologies for the blurry quality)

“How can we promote our arts and crafts fair? I know! Stolen art!”

01 Dec 12:07

The Force Awakens’ will feature music from J.J. Abrams and Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda

by Dunc

Attn: musical nerds.

The big news out of J.J. Abrams’ appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon was that he collaborated with Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda on the music for The Force Awakens’ Cantina equivalent. (Maz Kanata’s place, no doubt.) Hamilton probably needs no introduction (but here’s one from PBS,) since it’s the rare Broadway show that the […]
12 Oct 15:55

Coming Distractions: It feels like the first time in Netflix’s With Bob And David trailer

by Katie Rife

This looks real good

Terra-da-loo, The A.V. Club! Netflix has released the first full trailer for With Bob And David, giving Mr. Show fans their first glimpse at the catchphrases they’ll be spouting until Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, and friends launch another sketch-comedy series a decade from now. As promised, several familiar faces from the original show appear in the trailer, with the addition of famous friends Paget Brewster, Scott Aukerman, and Keegan-Michael Key. Also familiar are the show’s bare-bones sets and goofy wigs, proving that streaming is the new Mondays at midnight on HBO.

Whether Durlyn ever got to fuck that fish is not addressed, but Netflix has to save something for With Bob And David’s debut on November 13.

06 Aug 19:00

Special Modifications Made to the IOS Star Wars App



It was bound to happen. Already as versatile as everyone’s favorite blue-and-white astromech and with more compartments than a Swiss Army knife, the new Star Wars app is about to get a whole lot better. The latest update includes emojis, bug fixes, emojis, improved soundboards, and emojis. Did we mention emojis? See them all below.

  • Emojis featuring characters from all Star Wars films and animated series, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars Rebels
  • New quotes and sound effects have been added to the Soundboard
  • Bug fix for Force Trainer
  • Fun polls and quizzes from are now available in the News Feed
  • Weather will default to your last search if you choose to turn location tracking off
  • New hologram toggle has been added to the Augmented Reality feature.
  • The Augmented Reality target poster and instructions are now accessible in the news ticker. See it for yourself here.
  • All videos are now viewable in landscape mode
  • Plus more

Get the updated Star Wars app now on the App Store. Update coming soon for Android devices.

Star Wars Emojis All Star Wars, all the time.

06 Aug 15:00

"Ryan Adams is recording a covers album of Taylor Swift’s 1989 — in the style of The Smiths" - Consequence Of Sound


Yes, ok.

Link posted by @CayoFive / Twitter:

Ryan Adams is recording a covers album of Taylor Swift’s 1989 — in the style of The Smiths - Consequence Of Sound
"Guaranteed saddest version of 'Welcome to New York' ever - or your tears back."


Ryan Adams has never been one to stay in his own lane. Over the last year, we’ve seen him produce for Fall Out Boy,
24 Jul 19:26

Newswire: Kung Pow: Enter The Fist is getting a sequel for some reason

by Danette Chavez


Although we’re still not entirely certain that Kung Pow: Enter The Fist was actually a movie, its creator has decided to put together a sequel. Steve Oedekerk—who wrote, starred, and directed this so-called “film”—announced last week at Dragonfest that he is moving forward with the sequel that’s sort of been thirteen years in the making.

Much like everyone else, Oedekerk has no idea what a Kung Pow sequel would even be about, which means he might just string together a bunch of Dubsmash clips and call it a day. But the lack of a plotline certainly didn’t deter him from releasing the first one. Anyway, since his other works include Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls and The Nutty Professor as well as both entries in the blasphemous Almighty series, Oedekerk might as well revisit the old cow-udder fight sequence.

07 Jul 20:24

LEGO Movie directors on board for a young Han Solo film

by Dunc

In today's "Don't Really Give a Shit About This One" news...


The second Anthology film will feature a young Han Solo film, and The LEGO Movie’s Christopher Miller and Phil Lord are at the helm, announced today.

The screenplay, by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, focuses on how Han Solo became “the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina.” The film is set for a May 25, 2018 release.

I’d say to gird yourself for the casting speculation, but we already know how that goes…

According to The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news just before LFL did, the Han Solo film is not the one that Josh Trank was working on, though obviously it’s occupying the same slot now. That film was rumored (though never confirmed) to be about Boba Fett.

10 Jun 07:48

Interview: Morrissey Says Obama 'Seems White Inside,' Talks Brandon Flowers Stalking Him - Alternative Nation


Oh Morrissey

Interview: Morrissey Says Obama ‘Seems White Inside,’ Talks Brandon Flowers Stalking Him - Alternative Nation
by Doug McCausland, Charles Peralo & Elias Fulmer - Jun 10, 2015

Media coverage:

23 Jun 15:23

Coming Distractions: Please welcome the new trailer for Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer prequel

by Katie Rife

The new trailer for Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer prequel series, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp, has arrived, and it’s here to remind you that it’s not just the shorts—the series really is set in 1981. Shot in the style of an old VHS tape that’s been accumulating tape mold in an abandoned file cabinet or maybe behind a tool shed for the past 24 years, the trailer opens with the dulcet tones of H. Jon Benjamin as he touts the many exciting activities campers can experience at Camp Firewood, including archery (watch your head), water sports (not that kind), ”street dance,” and arts and crafts, a.k.a. watching Molly Shannon make tender love to a pottery wheel.

Many of the Wet Hot cast members returning for the prequel, including Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Ken Marino, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Rudd ...

07 Jun 14:14



Here's your reminder that Deputy Andy Brennan is a whole damn town.

23 May 23:58


by Jerry Horne

Boy I sure hope they split this up so they can take their time

Revealed today at Crypticon in Seattle by Sheryl Lee and Sherilyn Fenn, there will be 18 new episodes of Twin Peaks due to start filming in September. Also confirmed is that Twede's AKA The Double RR Diner will be renovated. Angelo Badalamenti also confirmed to score the show.

Photo by Mary Hutter.
19 May 12:13


05 May 21:01

Great Job, Internet!: Experience the wonder of Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ teaser in clipart form

by Christopher Curley


By now, everyone with an internet connection has had their nerd heartstrings tugged at by the pitch-perfect second Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer. It has it all: Desert planets, downed Star Destroyers, cool-looking new Stormtroopers, lightsabers and old friends, all tied together with John Williams’ iconic score. That’s worth mentioning because this recut of the trailer, made entirely with freely available clipart by IGN, is the opposite of all that—to great comedic effect. To describe too much more would ruin the fun, but suffice it to say the choice (necessity?) to replace Han Solo and Chewbacca with what looks like Crazy Ralph and a wild bear is an inspired one.

14 Apr 22:18

simpsonsimages: The PTA Disbands.


The finger thing,


The PTA Disbands.

13 Apr 15:15

“Up” House To Be Demolished

by Enty


Edith Macefield was 86 years old when she died in the house she loved. She was once offered $1M to leave her house but she refused. The house she called home is the real life house featured in the movie Up. When Edith passed away from cancer the property ended up in the hands of an investment management company who has now put the home on the market. When it is bought it will be demolished. People from all over the world have made the trek to the house in Seattle to place balloons on it hoping against hope that somehow the home can be saved. Edith had an amazing life. She was a spy during World War 2 and then ran an orphanage for war refugees. She lived in the home for 60 years.

27 Mar 03:02

Newswire: NBC is finally bringing back Coach, and yes, Craig T. Nelson is on board

by Sam Barsanti


In February of last year, NBC announced that it was going to resurrect Heroes for a 13-episode miniseries. There was much rejoicing (sort of), but one question remained on everyone’s lips: “Why not Coach?” We cried to the heavens, but there was no response.

Then, in May, we heard that Netflix was planning to make a Wet Hot American Summer series, reviving the cult classic film. Again, there was much rejoicing, but that question still remained: “Why not Coach?” We cried to the heavens again, but there was still no response.

In October, when the winds became chilly and the days grew shorter, that gum we like came back in style and Showtime announced that it was bringing back Twin Peaks. People cheered. Everyone started dancing. But, in the back of our heads, we kept wondering: “Why not Coach?” We asked the heavens, and we were punished for being ...

24 Mar 16:49

Newswire: Fox is officially bringing back The X-Files

by Katie Rife

bring back skinner or gtfo

After months of whispered rumors and appropriately evasive statements from Fox, the truth, courtesy of Deadline, is here. The X-Files is officially set to return to the network as a six-episode event series, with series creator/executive producer Chris Carter and stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny all on board to reprise their roles from the original series.

Carter, for his part, plans to pick up right where he left off: “I think of [the time since The X-Files ended] as a 13-year commercial break,” said Carter. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.” Production on the series, about which little else is known, is set to begin this summer. Further details, including the potential involvement of other famous X-Files alumni like Vince Gilligan and pretty much every actor who was working in the ’90s, are forthcoming ...

12 Mar 16:00

Topps’ Star Wars Card Trader App Now Available – Exclusive!


I'm an addict

Star Wars trading cards have officially become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

The Topps Company, Inc. released today Star Wars: Card Trader, a digital trading card app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Available for free in the iOS store, the innovative app is a landmark in the history of Star Wars collecting, bringing the tradition of collecting and trading Star Wars cards into the digital era.

“In the same way that digital media is transforming reading books, listening to music and watching television, Card Trader is revolutionizing Star Wars collecting,” said Michael Bramlage, vice president of Digital at Topps. “Your favorite characters, vehicles, and locations from the Star Wars universe can be collected and traded on your iOS device, from anywhere at any time.”

Star Wars: Card Trader launches with retro-inspired cards of known new from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, trading functionality (including friend lists and trader ratings), and classic re-releases that present vintage cards in beautiful high-definition.

Get a first look at some of Topps’ stunning digital cards below, and remember: With this app, your Star Wars cards will be with you. Always.

Star Wars: Card Reader app

Star Wars: Card Reader app All Star Wars, all the time.

10 Mar 16:08

The Dangers of Meditation Website • Patreon

The Dangers of Meditation


26 Feb 05:37

Morrissey meets with Elektra Records president and Zack de la Rocha



An anonymous person writes:

Had coffee with him and Zack de la Rocha. A deal coming?

Photo: @pablovejeff / Instagram
26 Jan 13:59

Great Job, Internet!: Have a damn fine Valentine’s Day with the men of Twin Peaks

by Katie Rife

What can Twin Peaks obsessives who can’t afford a romantic getaway to (the place that stood in for) The Grand Northern Hotel do to let their significant other know that they’re sweeter than pie and hotter than a damn fine cup of coffee?

Here’s one option, courtesy of illustrator Emma Munger’s Tumblr page: Present your beloved with a Men Of Twin Peaks pinup valentine, each of which features a male character from the show (and frequently his impossible-to-miss, lovingly rendered butt cheeks). Coop, Harry, Andy, Bobby, and James are all available for purchase through Munger’s online store, and all would be a welcome expression of nerdy love and tenderness. (Except for the James one. If someone gives you a James valentine, break up with them. James sucks.)

09 Jan 22:58

Newswire: Original cast returns for Wet Hot American Summer series, makes a day of it

by Sean O'Neal

I'm happy that they made it their beeswax to be there for this.

Narrowly avoiding the cringe-inducing sight of middle-aged adults crammed into tiny shorts being played by someone else, the Netflix revival of Wet Hot American Summer has begun filming with nearly all of its original cast showing up. As Deadline reports, that includes not only The State alumni Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, Joe Lo Truglio, and Ken Marino, but also those whose participation was somewhat in question, owing to the fact that they’re big-shot TV and movie stars now—people like Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, and Elizabeth Banks. All of them are expected to appear in the eight-episode limited series, alongside other returning faces like Janeane Garofalo, Christopher Meloni, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Jon Benjamin(’s voice, anyway), Zak Orth, Marisa Ryan, Judah Friedlander, A.D. Miles, Marguerite Moreau, Kevin Sussman.... Ira Stevenberg.... Sol Zimmerstein… uhhhh…. David Ben-Gurion. And so on.

There’s no word yet ...

22 Dec 14:30

2014's Best Fan-Fic Inspiring Albums

by Pete Holby

Here are the perfect emotional and physical settings for 10 of 2014's best records.

Here are my 10 favorite records from 2014, as well as the ideal physical and emotional circumstances in which you might hear them.

10. Burn Your Fire For No Witness, Angel Olsen — You're at home, and it's Friday night and you feel like a loser because you're at home, even though you called like four people and all of them happened to have other obligations and if they hadn't they totally would have gone out with you, because you're not a loser. You really have friends, they just happen to be busy, so you sit at home and you feel bad about yourself and then you feel bad about feeling bad because and you wonder what it says about you that while you clearly know you have friends, you can't feel it in your bones. Your phone rings. It's the ex you refuse to admit you miss, having butt-dialed you. They're at a bar. Picture how you feel in that exact moment. Burn Your Fire For No Witness is what's playing in the background.

9. Young Heart, Blondfire — You are sitting on a sidewalk cafe in Santa Monica and you are sitting in direct sunlight. You did this on purpose, because you like that warmth and so you sit there and nurse an iced coffee and as people walk by you think about each of them and what your life might be if you knew them, or maybe were closer than that, and then you think about how each of them have those relationships with other people and it just seems like so many relationships. The sun goes behind a cloud and you wonder who all of these people are and how impossible it is that kind of depth could be common. Young Heart is the album that is playing at that cafe.

8. Ultraviolence, Lana Del Rey — You and a friend happen to find yourselves at one of those fake downtowns, the outdoor malls that have put effort into actual streets and sidewalks and there's a set of condos that's less than half full and you don't like to think about how everyone who lives there made the conscious choice to live at the mall. You and your friend are there and you're in the Johnny Rockets eating America Fries and drinking Modelo Especial, because Johnny Rockets was the only place serving at 9:30 in the morning, and you're drinking at 9:30 in the morning because you don't see this friend that often and when you do you only ever talk about the lovers you have disappointed or who have disappointed you. Ultraviolence is what would be on the jukebox, if  Johnny Rockets had a jukebox.

7. Alvvays, Alvvays — You have heard more people than you can remember mention being wistful. You have never once heard someone mention wist as if it were a thing one could be full of. How are you, someone might ask, and you think about what it would mean to answer "I am carrying a lot of wist." How heavy is wist? Does it cast a shadow? Does it spoil? Do you have to tend to it, to shepherd its growth? Could you trade wist with someone else, or does it mold itself around you? If there were a store that sold wist Alvvays is what they would play, all day, every day.

6. Cut Your Teeth, Kyla La Grange — You have spent weeks positively smitten with another person, just severed-your-own-brake-lines smitten, and on multiple occasions you have silently begged them to be less incredible. When they had a perfect answer to a question that had been bugging you for weeks, when they tried your favorite drink and loved it, when they reluctantly admitted their dorky hobby that was exactly your dorky hobby. Weeks of this, over and over again, and then one day something happens that makes them seem ever so slightly not-perfect. Later you're at their place feeling like there's a half step of distance between the two of you that wasn't there before, and you're not sure it's ever going to disappear. Cut Your Teeth is the record they put on.

5. Sorry I'm Late, Cher Lloyd — Your cousin is six months into their first real job and they like it well enough, but what it means to get up and go to work every day is starting to sink in with them. They happen to be in town for a conference and when you suggest meeting up for a drink they tell you what the hell, forget the conference. And you spend the whole weekend together, real Maximum Hangouts, and there is drinking and dancing serious Drunk Talk about life, and hangover brunch where you order off the menu because nobody can think of a reason eggs benedict can't be served on top of crab cakes instead of an English muffin. Sorry I'm Late is the record that you could play the entire weekend and have it fit the whole way through.

4. Transgender Dysphoria Blues, Against Me! — Transgender Dysphoria Blues is a punk rock record about coming out as trans and I do not feel comfortable riffing on that. It is intensely personal and a phenomenal punk record. The most scared you've ever been to tell someone something and the most relieved you've been when all they did was hug you, and then that moment where you wonder why they didn't say anything, that's Transgender Dysphoria Blues.

3. No Mythologies To Follow, MØ — You are in your late teens and your best friend has finally gotten a car and your parents are kind of in a rough patch so they don't really care how late it is when you come home. So you and your friend drive around, and you don't really have anywhere to go but you like watching light reflections whip by the window and you like the sound of tunnels and you and your friend have a lot to talk about and even more to think about and all of it feels so full and significant, like nothing else is ever gonna matter this much. No Mythologies To Follow is what you play loud enough to wake the neighbors.

2. Take Me When You Go, Betty Who — This is when you spend six weeks smitten and that thing that makes you think they're not-perfect never really happens, you just keep going and it stays almost unbearably wonderful. You know that the drought isn't really a great thing, but you have had sunny day after sunny day and it really all just feels like it fits. One day you are driving between the bluffs and the center of some charming little beach town and they don't laugh at your joke and you think to yourself that you might love them more than they love you. Take Me When You Go is what's playing when that thought occurs to you.

1. 1000 Forms of Fear, Sia — You find a diary while taking the subway home. There is no name in it, no phone number, and you read it because of course you're going to read it, and the stories in it are funny and heartbreaking and kind of ridiculous. You read through it in one sitting and as it gets later and later you have a mounting feeling that you know the handwriting You start thinking about everyone you used to know and before long there's some small group of people and you're trying to remember who used to write like this, and then it dawns on you that this is just who you want it to be. 1000 Forms of Fear is the album that two of those people share on Spotify the morning after you read the diary.

17 Dec 21:36

Darlene Love talks singing ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’ on ‘Letterman’ — for the last time

by Esther Zuckerman


David Letterman’s reign as host of The Late Show ends in May 2015—and Friday marks his last holiday broadcast. Which means the episode will also
28 Nov 15:04

The Force Awakens teaser trailer is here!

by Dunc


It’s live! It’s also now up on the official Youtube, as seen above.

Want to dig deeper? I recommend the shot-for-shot posts from io9, Making Star Wars and /Film. They all discuss some of the rumors we’ve heard, and how they apply to what’s been revealed today. And there’s some immediate reaction over at Eleven-ThirtyEight and Tosche Station.

The biggest – or at least most questioned mystery of the the teaser – who’s that in the voiceover? Popular theories thrown out today include Andy Serkis, Max von Sydow, and the rumor that refuses to die: Benedict Cumberbatch. According Drew McWeeney at Hitfix, it is indeed Serkis, who is “playing a pivotal role in the film, although he will not have a lot of screen time.”

And finally, here’s a fun compilation of reaction videos:

19 Nov 18:22

Newswire: Google Play is giving away the Guardians Of The Galaxy soundtrack, today only

by Alex McCown

In case you don't already have this...

Much like an anthropomorphic raccoon giving away free laser blasts to the guards of a high-tech prison facility, Google Play is giving away free music to fans of Marvel’s latest blockbuster. Now that the Guardians Of The Galaxy soundtrack—subtitled Awesome Mix Vol. 1—is no longer the number one album in the the country, the online portal is making the entire album free for download, today only. (Sorry, international fans of the popular hits from the ’60s and ’70s contained within this compilation—the offer is limited to the United States for now).

It seems the corporate overlords at Marvel (presumably living in the severed head of an ancient God) have decided they’ve wrung all the money they can from this particular piece of marketing synergy. Therefore, the rest of us are now free to enjoy, at no cost, the smooth sounds of Peter Quill’s cassette ...

29 Oct 18:36

Newswire: David Letterman’s retirement means no more TV “Christmas” from Darlene Love

by Alex McCown

When David Letterman signs off from his show for the final time next year, he won’t be the only thing that disappears from late-night television. It also means this coming holiday season will mark the last time Darlene Love ever performs “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on a TV show.

Fans of The Late Show know that Love’s performance of her Christmas classic, first recorded in 1963, has become an annual tradition, always falling on the last episode to air before the holiday. And after performing it for Letterman every year since 1986, Love has confirmed that, when he retires, so will the song—at least, for any future television appearances.

“They never told me not to, but it was an unspoken thing,” Love recently told Billboard. “They couldn’t ask me not to sing ‘Christmas (Baby)‘ on another show, but after 10 years, then 15 years, of ...

27 Oct 18:53

Newswire: Joel Schumacher is writing a comic-book sequel to Batman & Robin

by Katie Rife

I will love this.

Banking on comic-book fans’ tolerance for superhero nipples, Joel Schumacher is reportedly reviving Batman & Robin in comics form. The 12-issue series will be drawn by Dustin Nguyen and written by Schumacher from the screenplay for Batman Triumphant, originally written by Mark Protosevich.

Batman Triumphant was supposed to be the third in Schumacher’s series of Batman movies, but was scrapped after the entire world banded together in hatred for Batman & Robin. The story supposedly revolves around the Scarecrow planting hallucinations of the Joker in Batman’s mind, and will hopefully answer at least some of the questions that have plagued fans for the past 17 years, like: What’s the credit limit on Batman’s GothCard? If you kicked some ice, wouldn’t you just fall down?, and so on.

06 Oct 19:15