Thursday, July 2, 2015

Cool Shit 7/2

Disney owning the Star Wars universe gives us the potential to have films about all sorts of stuff based in that reality. Here are a few ideas of what would be cool. What are yours?

Sometimes the idea of living off the grid in a commune sounds intriguing to me, but then I realize I would be living with a bunch of people that were REALLY into living on a commune. Anyway, here are some pictures of a commune.

There's a new Terminator movie coming out. And it basically resets everything that happened in the other Terminator movies. Or something. Take a look at all the killer robots from the series...



Beats 1, the "radio" station that comes with Apple Music went live the other day.

A game from the dark web that no one seems to know much about: Sad Satan.

Home of the planet's unofficial "worst weather" tag? A mountain in New Hampshire.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Cool Shit 7/1

It's July - enjoy some of the new and interesting shows that will be coming out this month.

A sushi chef reviews store-bought sushi, with mildly surprising results...



The X-Files is coming back next year so there's some excitement around the show right now. Here are the 10 episodes Chris Carter says are essential.

A look at some of the first impressions of the new Apple Music service.

Chasing  the totality of a solar eclipse.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cool Shit 6/30

Celebrity athletic sporting events are my kryptonite. I get mad when it's not taken seriously, or when they award bases for comedic sake. Here's hoping Dirk runs a tight ship with his celebrity baseball game.

Federer is probably the greatest tennis player ever. I have a soft spot for Laver because he won two grandslams seven years apart (among other achievements) but in the modern era what Federer has been able to do is amazing. His longetivity alone puts him above most. And now, as his career is (seemingly) winding down, it's interesting to take a look back and see what he's accomplished.

A little late but RIP Chris Squire, the longtime bassist for Yes.

Diving for sea urchins. A lucrative business if you live near a place that has sea urchins aplenty...



Going into this, I wondered why it would have been cut. After watching it, I get it:



It's never good when the term "World War III" is bandied about as a potential.

A review for the new Terminator movie that seems, uh...well I don't even know.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Cool Shit 6/29

Water-tasting competition. I fell like I could be a judge comparing waters.

Would you be interested in a documentary about Taxi Driver?

A deep dive into Blazing Saddles, and why it resonates.

Pizza and the New York subway. They go hand in hand.

An asteroid of significant size would be cataclysmic to our species. And yet our plan in case we ever found one (or for finding one) is inept. We're playing a dangerous space lottery that, while the odds might be stacked in our favor, are not insignificant. Oh well.

Want to get yourself immersed into the cyberpunk genre? Here's a great place to start.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Cool Shit 6/18

A cool island off the Isle of Wight where you can play Laser Tag. Among other things. No Man's Land.

Finally! The US is going to have to answer to Russia about how they faked the moon landing.

David Simon is working on a 70s porn series.

Apparently the internet isn't invincible, and someone could take it down if they set their mind to it. And probably had a lot of money...



Another mixed review of the new season of True Detective.

Driving Route 50, the Loneliest Road in America.

Deutschland 83, a new series on Sundance about the Cold War, entirely in German. Sounds right up my alley.