August 10, 2011
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?
If you don't mist up a little bit, you're a Gorgon. Sergeant Chris Weichman gave his family a wonderful shock when he walked on the field of a minor league baseball game in Spokane, Washington, returning home from his third tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Look at this talented cat.
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."
Yep. Ducks on an escalator. You're welcome.
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.)
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.
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.
DUN DUN DUN.
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.
Paul Rudd's new movie, Our Idiot Brother, is coming soon, so he decided to help Harvey Weinstein out with some marketing ideas. Long story short, he'll be waiting for you in the trunk of your cab.
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.
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.
Twenty-seven years ago today, this was the gold standard in movie violence. Oh time, how you've jaded us.
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.
My cholesterol is rising as I watch this video. That said, as a fan of fried Oreos, I would totally eat that.
Cairn Terriers have superior cute genes. After all, a Corgi didn't get a lead role in "The Wizard Of Oz".
Really America? Really? Somewhere Paula Deen is crying big, fat, buttery tears of joy.
We've featured The Brothers Gamm before with their awesome take on Harry Potter 7 Part Deux, but now the boys are back and their sights are set on "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes." This one starts a little slow, but stick with it. It is a hilarious spoiler filled trip through the most ridiculous blockbuster in years.
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.
Look how happy they all are! And all the cartoons! We'll live forever!
I've honestly never wanted to go to Paris more... And I've seen Midnight In Paris four times in the past two months.
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.
John Belushi would laugh at you. Then he'd do it for you. "I gave my love a cherry..."
5nal Destination Final Destination 5 is coming soon whether we like it or not. Why bother going to see it? Just watch the most ridiculous parts of the first four movies.