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19 Jan 15:29

This Might Be The Best Promo For A Returning Show In 2017

by Dan Wickline

This may already be the best promo for a returning show in 2017. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is coming back to HBO and the promo sneaks in nods to Game of ThronesSilicon Valley and Curb Your Enthusiasm in a very clever and self-deprecating way. 

Last Week Tonight returns on February 12th for it’s fourth season

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16 Jan 14:57

The 12 Most Scenic Train Trips In the World

by Patrick Allan

Traveling by train is one of the simplest ways to get around, and it can also be the most photogenic. These 12 routes from around the world are so visually striking you’ll be glued to your railroad car’s window for the entire trip.

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16 Jan 14:56

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Losing My Faith

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13 Jan 14:33

Arrested Development Season 5 Is “Really Close” To Happening With Entire Cast Coming Back

by Patrick Dane

Arrested Development

Most would probably agree the fourth season of Arrested Development was shaky, but it was clearly hurt by the show trying to work around the star’s schedules. It did have enough good moments, suggesting there might be reason to come back though.

And it looks like it is finally happening. Speaking to The Wrap, executive producer Brian Grazer said that the show was really close to getting production going and crucially, all the cast had agreed to return. He said:

I think we’re really close to pulling it off finally. All of the actors have agreed to do it and I think they’ve agreed to their compensation structure. That’s been the hardest–it’s all hard…But it should be happening soon.

I want another good season of Arrested development, and you miss all the shots you don’t take. Hopefully the characters are all in one place this time though. I really hope this does come to fruition very soon.

Arrested Development Season 5 Is “Really Close” To Happening With Entire Cast Coming Back

13 Jan 14:29

The Best Underwater Photographs of 2016 Are Out of This World

by Maddie Stone on Gizmodo, shared by Cheryl Eddy to io9

This year may have been a rough one up here on Earth’s dry surface, but beneath the waves ocean life flourished and dazzled. The world’s most prestigious underwater photography competition has just announced its winning images for 2016—and they’re absolutely spellbinding.

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13 Jan 14:25

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The White House has one last request from you: they’re collecting everyone’s “Obama moment” when they felt inspired and invigorated by the President

The moving tribute doesn’t just feature celebrities, but also regular Americans talking about their favorite Obama moments from the eight years he was in office. As you already may have guessed, you’re going to need the tissues for this one.

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13 Jan 14:23

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This Is Not OK

Disclaimer: We would not normally use any part of our entertainment company to make a political statement, but we do not believe these are normal times. And a part of us is wondering if dividing these things was ever the right choice. Even if you are a registered republican we hope that you will take the time to consider this statement.

We are deeply disturbed by the events of the last few days. Nothing like this has ever happened in our lifetimes, nor our parents’ lifetimes. We are scared, and sad, and angry.

For example, the incoming President-Elect just held a press conference that was attended by as many applauding and paid staff (Business Insider) as it was actual press. The Russian Law Firm of the Year (Fortune) took over halfway through, and filled a table with folders of blank paper (The Independent) in lieu of an actual ethics review (Washington Post). The President-Elect refused to divest their business interests (Vanity Fair), and laid out a plan to launder foreign bribes through the state department (LA Times) instead.

That was just yesterday. This is not OK.

At 1am this morning, after enacting certain procedures that allow parties to pass votes without a supermajority, and the House banning the Congressional Budget Office from investigating the real costs (Salon) of these changes, the Senate voted 51-48 in favor of repealing Affordable Care Act protections (Wall Street Journal) for pre-existing conditions, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, keeping kids on their parents insurance until age 26, and contraceptive access for women. While this was “just” a procedural measure, and does not yet affect the law, it bodes poorly for the millions of US citizens, including our company, our collaborators, our friends, and our family, that have come to rely on these rights. Rights acknowledged by every industrialized nation in the world except the United States, who still lags in quality of care, access to care, and cost of care.

This is not OK.

America is a plural democratic republic - the only one in the world. We are unique in some ways. We have some unique challenges. We have some unique struggles. We have a plurality of perspectives. Finji’s co-founders grew up in rural Michigan, in tiny towns, but we also lived in some big cities. We’ve seen a lot of things and known a lot of different brilliant folks from all walks of life. We respect a healthy debate, and understand that compromise is not just a necessary reality but the way progress happens.

But what we’re seeing now is not that. This is not compromise. An unpopular President-Elect is about to take office and preside over a single-party government that has no concern for the health and welfare of their constituents. A party that just demonstrated they unequivocally value tax cuts for the hyper-rich over the survival of the poor. A party that came to and maintains power through abusing the Voting Rights Act, gerrymandering districts into oblivion, legislating against incoming lawmakers, and leveraging the slave-state-favoring power of the Electoral College. By establishing a majority in all three branches of government, they now have the power to legislate without opposition.

This is not OK.

The last 48 hours have shown what they intend to do with their power, and that they’re capable of following through. Our official statement is below. Please consider though that we understand that there are nuances and subtlety to governance that are hard to address in a single press release. We have serious problems ourselves with the Affordable Care Act. We understand that corruption is widespread in both parties, and that much of the harm that has come to pass this week is directly attributable to the passivity, weakness, and greed of the Democratic Party. We acknowledge all these things, but still feel it is important to make this statement:

We condemn the actions of this new government.

We condemn the actions of the President-Elect.

We condemn the President-Elect’s cabinet appointments.

We question the legitimacy of the methods by which they have gained control of our former democratic republic.

Thank you and good luck.

Note: some folks have rightly expressed concern with Finji being both a company and publicly expressing a “political opinion.” It may surprise the reader to discover that we too believe that it is wrong for business and politics to mix. Unfortunately, that is the status quo in the US. We ardently hope for a time when we do not have to speak up, but as it stands, this post is a grain of sand next to millions of dollars in deeply corrupt lobbying and campaign finance and billions of dollars in government subsidies to factory farms, fossil fuel megacorporations, and other industries. This post is next to nothing, but we will still be proud to delete it when it is no longer necessary.

13 Jan 14:22

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Elijah Wood couldn’t make it to New York Comic Con because he was… DEAD?! (x)

Sometimes I can still hear his voice. 

12 Jan 15:05

Your Browser's Autofill Data Can Be Phished, Here's How to Stay Safe

by Patrick Allan

The autofill systems in browsers like Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera, as well as plugins like LastPass, can be easily tricked into giving away your information on web pages. Here’s how you can keep your personal information secure.

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12 Jan 15:04

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - A Sample

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12 Jan 14:44

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - The Consolation of Philosophy

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09 Jan 14:41

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06 Jan 11:49

Jacob Hall’s Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2017

by Jacob Hall

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Ah, January. A time for reflecting on the year that passed and the year that lies ahead. And more specifically, a time for finishing up those top 10 lists and writing most anticipated movie lists covering the next 12 months. Here are my top 10 most anticipated movies of 2017.

I had one rule when making this list: I would only feature movies that already have guaranteed 2017 release dates. This means I lean heavily on mainstream fare rather than potential festival darlings, because there’s no telling which small movies will initially screen this year, get purchased, and then get put on the schedule for 2018. Cool? Cool.

Thor Ragnarok Sets Up Avengers Infinity War

10. Thor: Ragnarok (November 3)

There are three Marvel Studios movies arriving over the course of 2017, but one of them can’t help but pique my curiosity just a little bit more than the others. Thor: Ragnarok is in an interesting position because (despite Chris Hemsworth’s bottomless charisma) there hasn’t been a great solo Thor movie yet. Enter director Taika Waititi, the legit genius behind What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt For the Wilderpeople. Enter Cate Blanchett, Karl Urban, Tessa Thompson, and Jeff Goldblum as the film’s new supporting cast. Enter Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Cumberbatch, who will return as Bruce Banner and Doctor Strange. Those names promise something interesting. The hiring of composer Mark Mothersbaugh to create the film’s soundtrack and that wacky, throwback logo (seen above) suggest something truly bizarre. I have no idea what a Thor movie made by these people looks like, but damn, I sure am excited to find out.

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9. The Dark Tower (July 28)

I’m probably a little too close to Stephen King’s The Dark Tower to have even-keeled thoughts about the upcoming movie adaptation. The original book series, a magnificent blend of horror, fantasy, science fiction, and western concepts, has been close to my heart ever since I cracked open The Gunslinger in middle school. There are few pieces of art and pop culture that matter to me more. So I look at the casting of Idris Elba as Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey as the villainous Man in Black and feel like all is right with the multiverse. And then I remember that I have no frame of reference for director Nikolaj Arcel and note that the film won’t be a proper adaptation, but a “remix” of the book series. The whole endeavor sounds appropriately ambitious and weird, but it’s a very shaky wire everyone is walking – a single misstep could be heartbreaking.

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8. War For the Planet of the Apes (July 14)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes was one of 2011’s great surprises and 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was even better. In an age where Planet of the Apes has become a meme and a punchline, these movies restored the series name to its rightful place at the top of the science fiction ladder. They were smart, thoughtful, and surprisingly empathetic, giving both the human characters and the CGI apes a point of view that was wholly understandable. Director Matt Reeves is back with War For the Planet of the Apes and it looks to once again push the right buttons and offer us two worthwhile perspectives on opposite sides of a post-apocalyptic conflict that is both unnecessary and inevitable. If this film follows in the footsteps of its predecessors, it will be a welcome blast of intelligence in the middle of the blockbuster season.

Lego Batman Movie

7. The LEGO Batman Movie (February 10)

Everyone has their Batman, the take on the character that truly matters to them. And while I respect many of ’em (and love Kevin Conroy’s version from Batman: The Animated Series), I will always default to Adam West’s caped crusader from the original ’60s television series. What can I say? I love a dark knight who refuses to throw a bomb into the ocean because he’ll risk hurting ducks. While The LEGO Batman Movie is technically a spin-off from (the so-good-how-was-it-so-good-it-is-a-miracle) The LEGO Movie, the goofy sense of humor on display in the trailers reminds me so much of the Adam West series that it ignites something primal deep inside the fabric of my being. This movie looks to be the first Batman movie in years that will be wholly appropriate for kids and as someone who fell in love with the character as a kid, this feels long overdue.

Get Out Trailer

6. Get Out (February 24)

If you want to know what’s upsetting people, just look to the horror movies hitting theaters. 2016 was a banner year for horror, with many new releases directly reflecting the specific anxieties plaguing us at this very specific moment in time. Get Out looks to pick up that particular torch and spring with it. Written and directed by Jordan Peele (one-half of the great Key & Peele team), Get Out looks to blend jump scares and satirical commentary into a very welcome, and potentially bitter, cocktail. The plot, about a black man who visits his white girlfriend’s family and learns that people of color tend to vanish around these parts, looks to push the right buttons. The involvement of Blumhouse Productions practically ensures it being a crowd-pleaser. I’m not sure what this movie is going to feel like, but I’m eager to find out.

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05 Jan 19:29

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05 Jan 19:29

Send in the Clowns T-Shirt

by Marty Shaw

You prepared for the wrong type of apocalypse? The Send in the Clowns T-Shirt feels your pain. You’ve been waiting patiently for the zombie apocalypse so you can unleash your inner Daryl Dixon… and then creepy clowns show up instead. Suddenly, they’re everywhere, popping up in the news, standing on street corners and waving at […]
20 Dec 01:31

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12 Dec 19:24

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Irrational

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12 Dec 15:07

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12 Dec 15:06

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Heroes

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12 Dec 15:04

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the...



“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” 

- President Theodore Roosevelt

 “The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.“ 

- George Orwell

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and the government when it deserves it." 

- Mark Twain

08 Dec 14:47

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08 Dec 14:46

Anésia # 315

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08 Dec 14:45

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08 Dec 14:44

Never Seen Star Wars

If anyone calls you on any weird detail, just say it's from the Jedi Prince book series, which contains so much random incongruous stuff that even most Expanded Universe/Legends fans collectively agreed to forget about it decades ago.
08 Dec 14:42

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I love this quote. I love this movie.

This scene impressed me so much when I first saw it. It still fills me with… idk something. I love it.

this is one of the most profound scenes in cinema.

07 Dec 14:56

Detailed time-lapse of everywhere on Earth

by Nathan Yau

A few years back, Google released a time-lapse feature in Google Earth that let you see change through satellite imagery. They updated the feature last week. It’s more detailed and higher resolution than the first version, based on the pixels from about five million images.

We took the best of all those pixels to create 33 images of the entire planet, one for each year. We then encoded these new 3.95 terapixel global images into just over 25,000,000 overlapping multi-resolution video tiles, made interactively explorable by Carnegie Mellon CREATE Lab’s Time Machine library, a technology for creating and viewing zoomable and pannable timelapses over space and time.

Pretty cool to see my own neighborhood develop into what it is today.

Give it a go.

Update: See also The New York Times’ take on some of the water bodies around the world, using the same data.

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07 Dec 14:54

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