Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Cool Shit 3/3

Apparently the Earth had moon envy of all those other multiple-mooned planets out there and went and got a second. Too bad it couldn't make its orbit any easier to track.
and got itself a

Interview with Larry David. He's going around because he has a new Broadway play out.

Not sure the news is as 100% as the headline implies, but it seems we are all closer to getting more X-Files.

So far, a rat study being conducted on New York city rats has turned up no plague. But the evidence is in place that it could be down there somewhere.

Read a new Stephen King short story here.

Amazon zipline now has Google street view!

The SNL ISIS sketch that apparently has been causing some controversy. Or at least offending people. Which is what good satire will sometimes do.

A much more eloquent argument against the making of Bladerunner 2 than I could ever make. It also states that Ridley Scott has been going around suggesting Deckard was a human though...I always thought he suggested Deckard was a replicant. I don't know anymore, this stuff is hard to keep up with and also completely stupid when you think about it.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Cool Shit 3/2

This list of the 20 most popular beers in the U.S. pretty much suggests that the Budweiser commercial during the Super Bowl was just a brilliant example of real life trolling. Bravo.

The best place to survive a zombie apocalypse right now might be the Rockies, but that will change as soon as the population migrates there, giving the zombies a bullseye for their never ending feast. I have my place, but dammit if I'm going to share it with everyone.

I'm not proud of it, but I also won't hide from it; the 1976 version of King Kong is my favorite version. But you can't deny the significance of the World Trade towers and what they suggest in the movie, something they've been doing for a long time in cinematic history.

Alabama Shakes has a new album coming out soon, and promoting it on SNL this weekend, they promptly killed it.

Weird conspiracies about the Denver airport, or probably true conspiracies about the Denver airport that are positioned weird so we won't question anything more about them?

I like the idea behind creating a luge track for the kids, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired. Trust me, I've built many sled tracks in my day.

MacGruber was... interesting, but that doesn't mean Will Forte is going to stop trying different things. And that's what makes him a national treasure. Ok, that might be a little strong, but you get the point.

A quick look at the history of the con movie. Please don't take this link as indirect support of the new Will Smith movie Focus. Though I haven't seen it, I can't imagine it would hold a candle up to any of these movies, particularly because I can't imagine the ending of Focus being anything else than Will Smith double- triple- or even quadruple crossing someone to ensure he gives us a flashy smile to say he knew what was going on the entire time.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Cool Shit 2/27

Every member of the Avengers, ranked. This is more specifically from the comic books, so if you're
just aware of them through the movies, you're going to see just how many Avengers were out there.

It has to be a difficult conversation to have with friends and family when revealing that your father was a serial killer.

Net neutrality explained.

If you grew up in the 90s, Rock n' Jock is a part of your DNA. And now you can relive it a bit with this oral history.

So it seems Bladerunner 2 is a go. Hoping beond hope that they scratch the silly notion of Deckard being a replicant (because had he been one the themes and ideas brought up in the first movie would be completely waasted, as well as the weird explaining they would have to do for the sequel would probably ruin it) and just tell another great story. We'll see I guess.

Mythbuster dude makes the maze from The Shining:

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cool Shit 2/26

Scientists 20-25 years ago did a massive disservice to the world calling the upcoming climate change as "global warming," as it gave everyone who didn't want to believe in it (a weird fact in itself) ammunition every time it got significantly colder. Specifically like right now watching Boston and the entire Northeast deal with ridiculous amounts of snow. Newsflash: that's not countering our climate change; in fact it's more likely that it's a result of it. Regardless, check out what the northeast is going through with these photos.

Just because the Appalachian Trail is in the east, outside of the larger and taller mountain ranges doesn't mean it doesn't afford ridiculously difficult climbs.

15 movies about making movies. The meta aspect of all of these is my jam!

Haven't really seen this take before: an argument for what made season 1 of Parks and Recreation so good.

Writers really are a weird bunch.

What you can do with $10 at a dollar store.

I guess this kind of makes it official: Alien 3 will technically not exist in the Alien universe based on
the next movie. Say what you want about it, I think the premise of Alien 3 worked and while it made some controversial decisions, that was the story it told.

I just had to link to this, if only to allow others to attempt to wrap their minds around the concept of something being 12 billion times larger than our sun.

Also something that is baffling scientists: strange lights on a dwarf planet in our solar system.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cool Shit 2/25

It's two days after the 2015 Oscars so what better time than now to start thinking about the 2016 Oscars?

10 books to give you the real scoop on history - not the one from your school textbooks.

Not thrilled how easily dismissed the theory of another planet on our orbiting trajectory behind the sun was.

Finally! A look at how the ratings are created for football players in Madden. It will at least give me an idea of how 1992 Minnesota Vikings' Joey Browner was basically an immortal in that game.

Not sure how this Chicago "black site" the police are operating hasn't gotten more notoriety, and hasn't gotten shut down. It's kind of frightening that something like this is happening so brazenly. I assume things happen like this within the majority of our cities, but not on such a high, organized level as to get caught. I assume this is now going to be a much larger story as it has come to light.

Revisiting the missing Malaysian plane from almost a year ago. Apparently, we're no closer to finding it. Or are we?

The Mongol Derby. A crazy horse race that harkens back to the times of Ghengis Khan. Sounds completely insane.