Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Cool Shit 4/28

Some behind the scene photos from Star Wars. The original Star Wars. Meaning New Hope Star Wars. Some of these you might be familiar with, but it's still cool to go back and look at how they made this movie.

A look at the good, bad and other at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

Always good information to know in case you find yourself with a bunch of extra land: how to start your own country.

The history of the Joker through the comics and other mediums, as we're about to get another take on him from Jared Leto.

Anyone read the novel Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell novel? If you have, the story comes to television. Here's the trailer:



Enjoy a bunch of Gob Bluth's funnier moments on Arrested Development.

MP3 blogs still exist, and you can still get some crazy music from them.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Cool Shit 4/27

Television shows like the CSI's and Law & Orders' of the world have us believing forensic science is almost infallible. It's not. Not by a long shot.

Ah, New Coke. Where have you gone?

Earthquake in Nepal caused massive avalanches at Mt. Everest, during the beginning of busy climbing season. See a firsthand account of what that means...



A look at a parent's virginal trip to Chuck E. Cheese.

No, I don't know what a rattlesnake rodeo is.

I'm not sure the music business is broken; rather it's broken probably for the record labels, but I don't feel too bad for them since they had a significant hand in making it the way it is now. I have to imagine there are business models that would work, I just am not sure people are willing to work within those boundaries yet.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cool Shit 4/23

The new Coen Brothers movie sounds... different.

Being on a recent Law & Order kick, I've been enjoying JK Simmons' work, so I'm happy to hear he's signed up for a new series.

A quick recap of the Avengers' universe leading up to the new movie:



Tomorrowland looks really cool and I am excited for it, but I'm still not crazy about the Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged vibe it seems to have. I'm hoping that's not prevalent in the story. Like really, really hoping. The story/plot has slowly been oozing out though, and so far, it's got the John Gault stink ever so slightly on it.

Taking a look at the National Rube Goldberg competition.

Quick, cool time lapse video of a volcano eruption in Chile:




Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cool Shit 4/22

What it's like to play a character in the dramatic reenactments of television crime shows.

Today's Star Wars news...well this isn't really news, this is an example of just how much excitement and scrutiny this movie is currently going through: how fast is the speeder going in the beginning of the new trailer?

There's a meteor shower tonight. Here's the best way to enhance your viewing so you can see it.

Not sure if Tomorrowland is my most anticipated movie this summer, but it's close. It's one of those rare movies that is not a sequel or a remake. Here's a new trailer:



A different take on the Chernobyl disaster from a Youtuber.

When I was growing up, the rumor about the people selling magazines door to door was that they were part of some sort of religious, fanatical cult.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cool Shit 4/21

Summer is coming, and that means blockbusters. Check out what you can expect in the theater this year.

I'm still not in love with the controlled raptors idea, but Jurassic World still looks like it's going to be pretty cool:



Have a pocket knife and nothing else to do? It's time to play some Mumbley Peg!



The sad story of Spalding Gray. His podcast would have been amazing.

What the body goes through when you run a marathon.

A supervoid in the middle of space. Well not the middle since technically space is infinite, but you get my point. Also, a supervoid?

Deconstructing JJ Abrams directorial style of the new Star Wars movie.