Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cool Shit 9/30

All Led Zeppelin songs, ranked by Spin. It's as egregious as you might imagine.

I'm kind of surprised that time spent in a Russian insane asylum wasn't a good thing. 

Strange food/movie tie-ins. Long gone are the days of the Star Wars glasses I guess.

For fans of documentaries about making movies, this one is right up your wheel house, chronicling the 70s movie Demon Lover. And apparently the behind the scenes stuff was more insane than anything filmed for the movie.

It's amazing to think that right now, in our current age, pirates are more of a threat than back when we thought pirates would be some sort of significant threat.

It's a clever theory connecting all the Pixar movies together, and seems like it could have been thought of at the very beginning, but I doubt it. Wish it was though.

10 paradoxes that will have you scratching your head. Though some of them are sort of similar to one another.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Cool Shit 9/29

Space planes. Top secret space planes. Top secret CIA space planes.

I'm not sure a spin-off from the Walking Dead can work, and wonder if it can actually hurt the popularity of the original. First, it seems that it is not going to be based on any source material, which I feel could lead to some conflict with Robert Kirkman, who originally created the comic book. And the premise which suggests it's a prequel of some sort, means it will be moving backwards some, over ground that while not fully fleshed out by the series, has been gone over. It just doesn't seem like it's being set up to do well. But I've been wrong before.

Increase the pleasure of your Amazon shopping experience with these helpful tips.

Cheesy, but a neat little breakdown of how a space battle would really happen, based on actual science.

Halloween is rapidly approaching, which means we're going to start seeing an influx of horror movies in the theaters. This one seems to be getting decent buzz...

A list of answers to questions you may have pondered at one time or another.

Follow these safety tips and you'll survive any and all plane crashes you find yourself in!

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Cool Shit 9/26

Are you the type of person who lays in bed at night trying to figure out which Scorsese movie is best? If so, this is for you.

David Cronenberg has a new movie out, and it's a...comedy?

I'm not sure how much clamoring there was for a Dumb and Dumber sequel with Jim Carrey and Jeff Bridges, but it obviously was enough...

There's obviously an insane level of expectation for the second season of True Detective: a level that the show can't possibly reach. But I'm sure it will still be good. Here's what we know about it so far.

The first few trailers for Jupiter Ascending were batshit insane - and not in a good way. This latest one doesn't do much to change anything, other than offer a little bit of exposition to sorta kinda explain the batshit insanity.

Oregon Trail game from the 80s, reimagined as a live action game for today.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cool Shit 9/25

It's nice to know our sex clubs have a decent set of rules.

Back when James Franco did that whole NYU student thing, he made a documentary about how an episode of Saturday Night Live makes it to air. And now we're going to have a chance to see it.

Where all those crazy chemtrail conspiracies came from. Unless you think that's what they want us to think. In which case I can't help you.

Another cool time lapse, this one of Death Valley -

Prometheus was a terrible move. Fun and gorgeous to look at, unfortunately no one looked too hard at the script. Gaping holes and a poor plot structure only helped this movie to weaken the Alien franchise further. And now here comes news that Ridley Scott has said there will be no xenomorphs in the sequel. And his reasoning is...well you read it and tell me why. But we'll get more engineers! Because that's what drove everyone to the theaters. Not the origin stories of one of the most famous monsters in cinematic history. That there is even going to be a sequel is stupid.

Stuff we think we know about the Earth that we really don't know about the Earth.

Sometimes movies need a little bit of time before people truly recognize them for their brilliance.

NBC is going to reboot Real Genius, as a sitcom. While I think it probably could work in the right hands, I don't trust NBC to have those hands. So just go watch Real Genius. 

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cool Shit 9/24

A look at some of the more offbeat offerings in the cineplex this fall.

While it's not another Police Academy sequel, it is an opportunity to see some of the stars from that franchise working together again.

While obviously not dinnertime conversation fodder, it's still important, and we all urinate, so why not get the facts?

With global warming inevitable since we're so stupid as a society, thoughts now turn toward where we should be looking to live to escape the droughts and hurricanes. Seems like it's time to start gobbbling up Alaskan property!

Always remember...Nature always wins.

It's Banned Book week - read these 14 books online that have been at one time or another, banned for content. 

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cool Shit 9/23

Cool time lapse of the city of Angels:

Thom Yorke took a picture of his turntable and people got excited.

I guess with the new television season upon us, people harken back to their favorite shows, which is why we're getting an article about Lost here? Not sure. But if you want to revisit it, this article does a great job.

Awesomely creepy. I can't think of a more appropriate phrase to describe these famous photos replaced with the likeness of John Malkovich.

Does the name Hitler burden a person for life?

Silk Road is of course dead. But that doesn't mean you can't buy drugs on the internet anymore.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Cool Shit 9/22

Prison sex is an interesting and varied subject. It's not just about showers and soap, nor is it simply a rape fair.

Secret societies. Though how secret they are being listed on the internet is up for you to decide.

Seeing the earth from the sky can be really cool and give us a new perspective on things.

Stream the new Aphex Twin album, Syro, if you're into that type of thing.

Ned Beatty as John Doe in Seven? Just one of the things David Fincher revealed here.

Just know when you're going to a movie that suggests it's based on a "true story," you're most likely not getting the true story.

The Liam Neeson kill map. I can't imagine we won't see more of these crop up for famous action movie stars.

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