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May 8, 2013

Baz Luhrmann Rules

Sorry, Moulin Rouge haters — it's time to unlock your cold, stone hearts. Before The Great Gatsby opens this weekend, let's take a look at why its director is so great.

12 Things The "Ender's Game" Trailer Got Right

Fans of the Ender's Game book should feel slightly reassured (and perhaps even optimistic) about the upcoming movie, if the first trailer is any indication. SPOILER ALERT: do not look at this post if you haven't read the book.

Ser Loras Made A Vine

Game Of Thrones has infiltrated Vine. And it's Finn Jones AKA the Knight of Flowers wearing flowers IRL.

Benghazi Hearing Witness Says YouTube Video Was "Non-Event" In Libya

Deputy chief of mission for the U.S. in Libya Gregory Hicks testified Wednesday that the anti-Muslim YouTube video initially blamed for the Benghazi attacks was a "non-event" in Libya. Hicks said that it was clear from the beginning that there was an attack on the consulate, not a protest over the video.

Why Glassholes Always Win

The Law of Distraction has held true for the last 40 years of tech: The more distracting a gadget is, the more successful it will be.

Chinese Netizens Appeal To "Chairman Obama"

Their petitions to White House: Take official stance on tofu, extradite a student, liberate Hong Kong — and China. "If we vote, will we be asked to drink 'coffee'?"

Benghazi Witness: Special Forces Told Not To Go To Besieged Consulate

Gregory Hicks, the deputy chief of mission for the U.S. in Libya and the highest-ranking U.S. official in Libya after the Sept. 11th attack on the consulate, said Special Forces were told they were not authorized to board a flight to Benghazi. Lt. Colonel Gibson, the the lieutenant colonel in Tripoli who commanded the Special Operations team told Hicks he "had bigger balls than somebody in the military," according to transcript of an interview released by congressional investigators.

21 Mesmerizing GIFs Of Ray Harryhausen's Magical Creatures

A special effects wizard who inspired George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Tim Burton, and Peter Jackson, passed away Tuesday at the age of 92. His stop-motion creature creations were the stuff of dreams and nightmares for an entire generation of moviegoers.

You Laugh, You Lose

Stop what you're doing and post the one thing on the Internet that makes you laugh every time.

This Chris Christie Spoof Is Totally Epic

In a video produced by his office for the annual N.J. Legislative Correspondents dinner, the governor pokes fun at his national prominence, and a possible 2016 bid, with cameos by Alec Baldwin, James Carville, and Jon Bon Jovi. "But you hate getting press coverage in DC!"

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