Friday, March 27, 2015

Cool Shit 3/27

The X-Files coming back I can understand. Coach coming back... not so much.

If you've never heard the urban legend of "Who wants to sex Mutumbo?" you should watch this clip. If the urban legend of "Who wants to sex Mutumbo?" directs your life, you DEFINITELY need to watch this clip:



A good look at that chronology of the Star Wars universe, including the new movies, series and books that have been announced recently.

Want to be Batman? Start with this video (and get your hands on a lot of money):



Riding a motorcycle across Vietnam.

If you needed any more reason to put Australia and New Zealand on your travel itinerary, check out these photos.

A ranking of Will Ferrell movies. I feel we may be slightly jumping the gun on ranking his movies just yet.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cool Shit 3/26

It's not hard for me to associate Barenaked Ladies and murder, but I wouldn't have thought their song One Week would reference it. Allegedly.

A couple of interesting facts you might not have known about the movie Fight Club...



Theories about Pulp Fiction have been swirling around the movie for years. So some of these are pretty standard, but others I'm reading about for the first time.

How long would it take you to fall through the Earth? The answer is a little more complicated than you might first think.

Dive back into the Lost mythology with this long account of a writer's journey on the first two seasons of the legendary show. It will give you an insight into what the plan was from the start, and what needed to be concocted on the fly.

Check out this cool animated short some person made about a Tie Fighter battle in space:



What it's like to be a cab driver in Panama City during Spring Break.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cool Shit 3/25

Alright, here we go... The X-Files is officially coming back. Six episode, limited run. Honestly, I things they'd like to see with the new show (a terrible list); here's a list from Entertainment Weekly that is slightly more realistic. Personally, I believe they should follow the True Detective model and give us the investigation of one case. I don't care if it involves aliens or not, I just want a beginning, middle and end with it.
think this is the best option. Give everyone some room to breathe with a good story, but not so much that it gets bogged down with too much "mythology." Esquire came up with 6

Yes, Ted Cruz announced his presidential campaign. But he was not the first. Not by a long shot. Personally I'm hoping Mike Gravel runs again:



Self-proclaimed UFO abductees are a curious lot.

NBC was pretty hands off with the show Seinfeld during its run, but apparently there were two scripts they refused to approve.

Here's a fun look at every killing Sylvester Stallone has made on film...



Get your shit together before you go to a fancy restaurant and act like you belong.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cool Shit 3/24

Make your own backyard waterslide!

The sordid history of the Anarchist's Cookbook.

Imagine if Pretty Woman was more like Leaving Las Vegas, but snarkier and with a worse ending. 

A quick primer on the Hadron Collider, which is entering its "Run 2" phase. Prepare to potentially have a black hole created on Earth (not really)!

A look at the making of NHL Hockey '94 for the Sega Genesis, the game Gen X played in college dorms everywhere. It was definitely good, but NBA Showdown '94 trumped it in my college house. And I'm pretty sure if we're customizing teams in Showdown, I can beat anyone on the planet.

An oral history of UHF? Yes please.

The journalist walking around the world speaks about the policing he runs into (42 times so far).

Madagascar - apparently one of the few places on Earth that few people have truly experienced (as in explored).


Monday, March 23, 2015

Cool Shit 3/23

So, it seems the X-Files coming back is getting closer, and that it will be some sort of special limited event series. Probably for the best. Again, take the model of True Detective, make it about one significant case but slow down the investigation just a bit and I think you'll find success.

Cool recreation of Jurassic Park using Legos, made by some dude and his daughter. And all it took was over $100,000 in Legos!



Before the Internet, kids got their toy cravings satisfied through department store catalogs that came through the mail. Personally, my favorite was Best. But this JC Penney catalog from 1982 isn't too shabby.

Led Zeppelin's top blues songs.

What will be the ultimate villain in the Game of Thrones' world? Most likely the Iron Bank.

Who doesn't want to watch a bunch of piranhas go to town on some meat?

Errol Morris, the king of true crime documentaries (I mean he did get a conviction overturned with his film, The Thin Blue Line) is apparently creating a true crime series for Netflix.

Facts about Peeps... those atrocious, barely edible artificial creations of goop weird people enjoy eating.