Monday, October 20, 2014

Cool Shit 10/20

Deadly destinations where you can challenge yourself, or simply watch others.

Sure, for $50 you're not going to get some awesome computer, but there are some cool pieces of technology you CAN get.

We have the Seven Wonders of the world down here. And apparently the moon has seven wonders of its own. Not sure who came up with them though, as I've been told throughout my life that the moon has no habitable climates!

Many of these cool landscapes have been seen before, but it's nice to get a nice reminder of how cool the Earth can be.

Pulp Fiction is 20 this year, so a lot of stories have come out about it recently. This list of 20 "secrets" was actually pretty informative. 

Here's one of those terror, "extreme" haunted houses. I really have no idea why anyone would sign up for something like this, especially after watching some of things that happen...



Cool Look into the dynamics of character development between Hannibal Lechter and Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs. There's a lot going on that you're probably not aware of while you're watching.





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Friday, October 17, 2014

Cool Shit 10/17

Places that look cool to climb, but are impossible to do so, for one reason or another.

Toys that you probably don't want your kid playing with...I'm particularly fond of the CSI crime kit with asbestos...because it came from a simpler time when we had no idea about the dangers of asbestos, back in 2007. 

Live in or traveling to the southern hemisphere? Then you'll have a decent chance to see a comet buzz Mars!

Some of these "details" about Nolan's Interstellar seem a little forced to get the total up to 15 (I'm looking at you flask of Earl Grey tea), but others are helping to flesh out what this thing is going to be about. Can't wait to see the alien laser battles!

Oh sure, everyone loves seeing the list of best colleges, but what about a list of the worst colleges?

Dan Harmon is still out there, still creating and still taking risks (reading about the documentary almost feels frightening).

Smuggling Trader Joe's into Canada. And then selling it. For a profit. Canadian piracy at it's finest!



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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cool Shit 10/16

These maps do an excellent job of highlighting what sports is really like in America.

Interstellar is coming out soon, and here's some more information about it.

Conceptual art from the new Star Wars movie? Possibly.

A list of national chains that offer free wi-fi.

Usually when you read a headline on the internet that suggests an invention could change humanity, you have to assume there's a bit of hyperbole. I'm not so sure about this one though. Lockheed Martin isn't some quack, and clean energy is definitely something everyone is after.

HBO without cable? It's now a reality. Game changer in the industry.

The same guy who wrote Taxi Driver and Raging Bull also wrote and directed The Canyons. And now he has a new CIA movie out with Nicholas Cage.





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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cool Shit 10/15

The curiosity of the Umbrella man during the JFK assassination, and why he holds such a special place in conspiracies.

If you have an iphone, this list of essential games will probably interest you.

Interested in 25 minutes of deleted scenes from Pulp Fiction, including commentary from Quentin Tarrantino?



These are some great tips for grilled cheese, but then they go and ruin it by just dropping it down on a plate. See, when you do that, the bottom piece of bread will get soggy because condensation will build up between the surface area of it and the plate it is resting on. So, if you're serious about grilled cheese, make sure after cutting it, you take your sandwich and lean it so that no flat surface of the bread is touching the plate. You'll thank me a thousand times when you're bread still has its crunch.

The growth of extreme haunted houses...it seems our society needs to continually push boundaries to make us feel something. I wonder where this is all going?


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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cool Shit 10/14

Second graders enjoying fine dining.

Ok, so maybe you don't want to take your second grader out to a fine restaurant...follow these 100 cooking tips and you won't have to.

Ebola. War in the middle east. An asteroid. Things that will significantly alter our world if they come to complete fruition. What can you do to prepare? Head to prepper camp.

Ten more mysteries that have been unsolved...until recently.

The gall bladder is completely useless. But I bet you don't know why. A story that leads to the potential conclusion of hacking our bodies to keep up with the pace of our eating habits.



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Monday, October 13, 2014

Cool Shit 10/13

Making moonshine. Today.

I'm a sucker for an avalanche story.

Ranking the mentioned, fictional movies from Seinfeld is brilliant, even though I disagree with #1.

The clown story in the California town hasn't gone away yet. Kinda wish he wouldn't pose with anyone or talk to anyone, to make it scarier. But then again, I'm not the one wearing a clown costume stalking a town at night. 

I'm pretty sure the concept of a pepperoni pizza cake is the apex of cooking. Should we even try after this point?

I believe aliens exist somewhere in the cosmos. Not sure they've visited us yet, but if space is indeed infinite, than by definition they have to be around. Of course, I don't think any of these theories definitively prove they are out there.

You may not have heard of Viv, but it's quite possible in the next 5 years you will start having conversations with it. A lot.



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Friday, October 10, 2014

Cool Shit 10/10

I don't know, this story feels more like the start of a viral marketing campaign for some dumb clown horror movie more than anything else.

Ambiguous movie endings.

"Unfinishable" novels.

Have a favorite beer? Want to see where it's distributed? Check out this handy map.

Trailer (or teaser I guess, though really who cares) for Tomorrowland. Hoping this is good.



Some cast and details coming out about Quentin Tarantino's latest, The Hateful Eight. Let's hope this ends his continued slide of quality for his movies.

Don't you think for one second that scientists aren't keeping an eye out for time travelers from the future.



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