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August 10, 2011

How To Train Your Dragon Live

Color me impressed. They built twenty-four life sized dragons for this show. Ah man, why does Australia have to get all the good creature animatronics?

Uncomfortable Interview On BBC About UK Riots

Darcus Howe, a writer and broadcaster who has lived in London for 50 years, gets into it with a BBC reporter over the rioting that's engulfed England. Howe calls the riots an "insurrection" and is repeatedly interrupted by the reporter (who keeps calling him "Marcus Dowe") when talking about the abuse of young black men by British police. In exasperation he eventually exclaims, "Show some respect for an old West Indian negro."

John Lennon Was Kind Of A Jerk

John Lennon used to pretend to be mentally handicapped on stage for laughs. I never would have imagined... (Heh. See what i did there? That was the song he sang. Heh.)

Insane Whole Foods Ramadan Rant, Presented By The Michele Bachmann Newsweek Cover

There's been a recent flap over Whole Foods promoting halal food as part of a Ramadan marketing campaign, and most of said flap stems from one post by a crazy-pants blogger who thinks Muslims are "savages." Here is that blogger's post, called Anti-Israel Whole Foods Wishes You a Happy Ramadan, boiled down to the nuttiest soundbites and paired with the Michele Bachmann cover of Newsweek.

Beautiful Film About Love Between Nuts And Bolts

Good stop motion animation is so impressive. It's even more impressive when a filmmaker is able to turn inanimate objects into characters who we feel real empathy for. This short film is beautiful and sad and about hardware.

Stephen Colbert Sabotages Rick Perry

Remember, that's Rick Parry with an "A." For America. From Stephen Colbert's Super PAC, whose sole purpose is to mock Super PACs, an ad that intentionally attempts to sew confusion about the spelling of Rick Perry's name. It will begin airing this week in Iowa, just in time for the Ames Republican Straw Poll, where voters write in the candidate's name. How thoughtful.

Portal 2's Wheatley Brought To Life

I want one of these now. I don't care if it ensures that I never am able to date again, I will keep this thing on my bedside table. It is amazingly cool.

Windoodles Are Awesome

A new blog called Windoodles is quickly becoming one of my favorite places on the internet. Go over to his site to check out more, but this kind of creativity is just awesome. Now make your own!

Awesome Photos Of Cold War Spy Fashion

These formerly top secret and currently hilarious photos show East German agents of the Stasi, the notorious communist spy agency, trying on various disguises during the height of the Cold War. These clever disguises could enable an agent to slip unnoticed through 1970's Berlin. Or 2010's Brooklyn. They were into pretending to be someone they're not before it was cool.

10 Amazing, Weird Vintage News Clips

There are few things I love more in this world than the voice of the newsreel announcers of the '30s, '40s, and '50s But the best part of old newsreels is when you realize that they did just as many fluff stories as the news does today. Here are 10 of our favorites.

NYC Subway Parties: Fun Or Infuriating

This is a video of a party on the New York City Subway that seems like it would either be amazing or the worst thing on the planet. I mean claustrophobia might kick in. And what if you were just sitting on the train when these jerks got on? I don't know how I feel about this.

The Facebook Rapture: November 5th, 2011

Anonymous is planning to attack and kill Facebook on November 5th, 2011 over privacy concerns. Planning the attack for Guy Fawkes Day (one of the idols of the group) is poetic considering the size of the target. Are you ready for the end? We'll have all your Facebook Rapture coverage right here so stick around. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go share this on Facebook.

Guitar Smash Fail

John Belushi would laugh at you. Then he'd do it for you. "I gave my love a cherry..."

Fashion Cats

We can thank the internet and Japan for introducing these stylish kitties to the world. Wait, there's a book, too? I'm gonna go ahead and thank God for that.

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