Friday, July 25, 2014

Cool Shit 7/25

Aw man, now I want a bespoke chef knife!

I share this silly GQ Sharknado 2 puff piece (and it amazes me that GQ has stooped to the level of offering Sharnado 2 puff pieces) only for the bit about Tara Reid suggesting a tornado housing sharks is an actual, real life possibility.

Documentaries generally get short shrift, so here is a list of the best docs from 2014 so far.

Care to watch early Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey sketch comedy?



A Susan Surandon interview that covers a lot of things, including taking mushrooms in the Grand Canyon, having an affair with David Bowie and hitting up Burning Man.

The sordid history of TMZ. Wanna know how much power it holds?



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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cool Shit 7/24

Hong Kong obviously relies on neon to trumpet business; rifle through over 4000 photos of it to get a better sense of how.

You can now read the Marvel Comic catalog online for just 99 cents. You get one month. Go!

Trailer for Space Station 76. Looks like it has some potential...



Interview with Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

Well here's a cheery thought to start your morning.

Oh boy - 50 Shades of Grey movie, here we come! This looks fantastically stupid!



Fake online identities. They're easier to create than you might think.


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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cool Shit 7/23

Yet another helpful guide to getting drunk while in prison. Don't say I never give you guys something!

Enjoy Miles Davis opening up fro the Dead in 1970.

You may have thought you saw every food that could possibly be deep fried deep fried, but that's a dangerous thought. Well, it's probably a somewhat healthy thought, unless you're a vegetable oil salesman. Behold the latest state fair foods ready to be unleashed.

Done with those Altoids? Don't throw away the tin! Use it to make your own personal survival kit.

By now, I'm sure you've heard of the Amazon service that let's you pay $10 a month to read as much as you want from a 600,000 book catalog. Or, you know you could just do it for free and choose from over 6 million titles at the open library. Damn you Amazon. Damn you straight to hell.

Make your next trip to Disney World/Land that much cooler with these hidden gems.

News of a Manimal movie from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay has brought up mixed emotions. On the one hand, treating it as a comedy is going to be difficult, because when it was on TV, the seriousness led to comedy all by itself, and to force it seems difficult. But on the other hand...it's Manimal. And it gives me the chance to post this:





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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cool Shit 7/22

Sometimes deleted scenes out of movies are deleted with good reason. Though I can't believe Lucas cut the "silent communication" scene. It seems to go with the rest of the horrible decisions he made.

Sun Ra (nee Herman Blount) was an interesting figure in the music scene of the 60s. And did you know he taught a class at Berkley? And that you can get the syllabus and hear one of his lectures here?

Though cannibal fetishism is a real, disturbing thing, this case of a man possibly trying to meet and eat a 14 year old girl goes beyond it (if that's possible) and into the world of potential arrests for thought crimes.

Looking for a new series to watch? One that doesn't have a bandwagon of fans? One that you can say you heard about (relatively) first? Enjoy this trailer for The Intruders...



A look at slang for sexual acts and relations, though at this point, haven't we basically commandeered every word to mean something sexual in a slang-like way? Of course my favorite is "taking a ride on the slitty slitty bang bang." Which I just made up.

The sad story of the dying art of pick pocketing. Well, sad if you are a pick pocket. It's obviously an art. A criminal, illegal art.

Homeland: Season 4 is out this October. I bailed after season 2 and its inconsistencies. It seems like I goat away just when I should have. Regardless, if you're a fan, here's a trailer:



And finally RIP James Garner. If you have the time, watch The Great Escape today. If not, at least watch this montage of awesome opening answering machine cold opens from The Rockford Files.







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Friday, July 18, 2014

Cool Shit 7/18

So, if Batman were real, and lived in our universe, how long would it take the government to figure out just who the hell he was?

Kinda sorta new music from Squirrel Nut Zippers...

This article suggests some of the more bold Doritos experiments are a failure; I suggest just the opposite. I want my snack chip company giving me the hope that the things my brain creates during all night weed binges could possibly one day exist.

But if it's a secret, how does anyone know where it is? The CIA is doing a poor job with its museum apparently.

Chatting with Sir Paul McCartney.

So you caught the soccer bug during the World Cup. But now it's over and there's no more soccer, right? Think again.

RIP Johnny Winters.


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cool Shit 7/17

Need to convince somebody to do something? Apparently it can be done in 10 seconds. But you must follow these instructions!

It's cool to see some of our modern structures waste away and become modern archaeology. Take, for example, this abandoned airport in Athens.

47 Will Ferrell gifs for his 47th birthday. Because 47 is significant!

Giant hole in Siberia found. I enjoy the story of scientists making their way to it, as that's how every monster story starts - with scientists poking around where they shouldn't - like a sudden, giant hole in Siberia.

Is it as frightening to you as it is to me that there were people who held significant responsibility thought that shooting missiles at the moon was a good idea?

Good lord does this movie about a Ouija Board look bad. And seriously, are they suggesting it's a remake of Witch Board, clearly the superior Ouija Board movie?


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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Cool Shit 7/16

Adventure.com is a site that will inspire you to...well get more adventure in your life. Full of crazy adventure stories from seemingly average people, it's definitely something I have bookmarked. Though they did reject my adventure story of trekking to my mailbox this morning.

As you might or might not know, I'm a sucker for a good numbers station. Late at night, sitting alone with no other distractions, a numbers station can do a proper creep out. Here's an easy way to access them online.

All 171 World Cup soccer goals, ranked. Pretty sure I would have Goetze goal at least top 2, considering its significance, importance and timing.

Jason Alexander gives us an idea what it was like to tape an episode of Seinfeld:



Not sure if anyone is super interested in Jurassic World, the continuing sequel in that franchise, but apparently a brochure to the "theme park" has been released and offers some plot details.

Finally, slightly more melodic than a numbers station, please enjoy this 1972 Can concert footage. I'm pretty sure it has something for everyone, from the outfits to the high school stage like setting:


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