Monday, September 15, 2014

Cool Shit 9/15

Take a trip down Bill-Murray-SNL-skit memory lane.

Michael Winslow doing Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love." Including the guitar and FX work:

More on the Ebola outbreak. I guess it has to hit a city significantly before the rest of the world reacts accordingly.

Ten people from history you've probably never heard of, and why that might be surprising.

So Wall Street takes Olive Garden to task on its awfulness. There's a lot to process here, mostly why people still go to Olive Garden.

Straws are no longer for just stirring your gin and tonics anymore. Find out what else they can do!

Chapter a million in the "This Earth is a Crazy Place" book.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Cool Shit 9/12

Want to eat a black burger? As in a black bun with black cheese? Well, first you have to like Burger King. Second you have to travel to Japan. Third, you have to do it before November.

Season 2 of Hannibal was batshit insane. I know that the creator said he wasn't staying faithful to the books, but still...while I assume Wil Graham will survive, I'm not so sure about Jack Crawford (specifically since Lawrence Fishburne seems to be on another series this Fall) which, I think he's too important a character to eliminate. But I still think the show is the best of the network offerings, and wish more people would watch. And this news of Gillian Anderson becoming a full time cast member is nice...

The prices of Johnnie Walker Blue vary tremendously from bar to bar. Is this something that would bother you? Or do you like to splash cash around as if it were no big deal?

I am a huge Cecily Strong fan, including her work as anchor for Weekend Update on SNL. Not that I mind Michael Che, but not sure why they couldn't get rid of Colin Jost, who just doesn't have the persona to nail down the anchor chair.

I'm a huge fan of Tropicalia, so while I haven't seen this documentary, I will definitely be watching it.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cool Shit 9/11

Taking a practical, architectural look at some villain lairs.

So The Beatles had a Saturday morning cartoon show back in the 60s. And you can watch it here if you are so inclined.

I find the history of the apple intriguing. Not only are we basically forced to eat the Red Delicious variety, our choice in the supermarket is ridiculously thin. Allegedly there are hundreds of apple varieties. Why can't we get our hands on more?

RIP Richard Kiel, aka Jaws from James Bond.

James Murphy, he of LCD Soundsystem, took data gleaned from the U.S. Open (tennis) and created music.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cool Shit 9/10

See what the industrial age has given us, from above.

7 things you don't know about Seinfeld. And seriously, these aren't lame facts that you've heard before.

28. That's how many pages are still classified from the 9/11 Report. And those 28 pages may hold some hints about the present day situations we face.

Not sure you've been following the whole Ray Rice/NFL suspension situation. But here, Roger Gooddell, commissioner of the league suggests no one saw the video of the act until it was leaked by TMZ. TMZ! Basically, he just legitimized what TMZ does on a daily basis, as he continues to suggest he asked for, but was denied the tape. Fantastic. (I also don't believe a word he says).

Body farms!

I love me a good water park, and it seems it takes a little bit of crazy to build one.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cool Shit 9/9

Start thinking like Carl Sagan did.

Ah, the God particle. At first it didn't exist. Now it apparently does. And it could wipe out the world, but it probably won't happen for awhile. Or it already is on its way to wiping out the world and we won't know until it happens. What fun!

Hack your brain! At home! With a 9 volt battery and some wires!

Scientists are STILL scratching their heads over these mysteries.

Victoria's Secret catalogs used to really suggest a lot was going on with women behind closed doors.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Cool Shit 9/8

A look at the people who believe Bigfoot is real - from scientists to the average person.

Cool show on Starz with the premise of giving 2 directors one script and seeing how different they will make the same movie.

In the Transformers world, the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons raged heavily. Though sometimes, the Decepticons didn't always have the greatest of plans.

Some cool things you can/could see from space. It's also amazing/depressing that the border between India and Pakistan is so clear.

Apparently casting Bill Murray in a movie is a little trickier than simply picking up the phone. Though that's involved. Also, if I had Bill Murray money and talent, I feel I would be doing the same thing.

More information on the mysterious, intercepting cell phone towers. There are, at this point 17 known towers, which means there's really so many more. Also, we still don't really know who is making them, though as you may imagine, there are a lot of theories.

An interesting look back at the fall of Blockbuster, and what we should all learn from the mistakes made. Also, I had no idea Netflix went to them back in 2000 with what basically amounted to a partnership. Oh well.

An awesome report on rap music on ABC's 20/20...from 1981:

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Cool Shit 9/5

If you happen to have unlimited funds, enjoy the sun, and want to take a tour of some crazy beaches around the world, this list will help you achieve your goal.

It's tough enough to wrap your head around the concept of a galaxy being made up of things, but then, to move the scale to the concept of super clusters of galaxies dwarfs the first concept completely. And then you realize how stupid we really are in the grand scheme of everything.

A profile of Willie Nelson. A survivor in this fucked up world.

Ebola was big in the headlines a little while ago, but it seems to have died down a bit, which will presumably be our undoing. Turning our back on this thing will likely lead to demise. Take a look at what the predictions are for the spread of this thing.

Aphex Twin fan? New album is coming out. Here's a listen to the first track.

Bunny Island, where bunnies will swarm you. I feel like this is the lede to the first 5 minutes of a very cute horror movie.

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