Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cool Shit 10/30

A new drink from Starbucks, but you have to be in the know to get it since it's not on the menu. I give you the Franken Frappucino.

Coming on the heels of recommending the podcast Serial (new episode out today!), here's a look at a few more interesting podcasts. 

The Olympics in Washington D.C.? Sounds completely doable and not insane at all.

I never knew the United States was such a haven for fantastical creatures. Enjoy this folklore from around the country.

The Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy is inconsistent across all three movies in my opinion, with the third one, Batman and the Catgirl (I think that's what it was called) being the spottiest of all. And now it seems there was a time when we wouldn't have had to deal with Catgirl or the Big Hulk guy at all, if some other things had fallen a little differently.

Cancer is in your home!

Ultimate frisbee fan? United States Open Championship Johnny Bravo vs. Ironside. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cool Shit 10/29

If you aren't listening to the podcast Serial, I recommend you do so right now. To help get you started, read this interview.

Living on a deserted island for 60 days. 

The new television season is almost a month old, so I guess it's time to speculate about which shows will be renewed, and which shows will be cancelled.

I love salsa, but was unaware just how many different varieties there were. And I'm not talking about simply changing the peppers in your tomato-based sauce; I'm talking about completely different types of salsa.

Blogging the Halloween terror events in the Los Angeles area.This episode: Alone.

Eating roadkill: a perspective. (One mild complaint - the author is a vegetarian, which doesn't really leave a lot of space to compare the raccoon meat with other meat.)

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cool Shit 10/28

Your sexual desires - how you WANT to have sex - probably says a lot more about you than you thought.

So now that you know that, pair it with some of these Victorian sex tips and you'll be getting kinky in no time flat.

Halloween means a look at horror movies. Here's a great list about the best independent horror movies.

Like classic cars but don't have a classic car budget? Check out eBay for some sweet deals.

Deathbed confession of an Area 51 scientist suggests there are aliens at Area 51. So it's gotta be true, right? I mean who would lie on their death bed?

And then you couple that confession with these new Mars' photos of ancient hieroglyphics makes me a true believer.

New Ok Go video...

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Cool Shit 10/27

Just because they're toys, doesn't mean they can't be offensive.

I'm not offended because someone is trying to sexualize Ebola for Halloween; I'm offended because the costume is hardly sexy at all.

It's always interesting to see how different a culture can be to your own. And this list of 50 facts about Japan does a pretty good job of doing that.

A handy guide to help you attempt to live longer.

Summoning the demon...Elon Musk style.

Wormholes are so in vogue right now...thanks Christopher Nolan!

A guide that can show you why you need to get enough sleep.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cool Shit 10/23

Sometimes, creating elaborate posts on the Internet can lead to success...while this show is far from making it on the air, The Second American Civil War, which started as a post on Quora, looks like it's going to be considered.

Interview with Christopher Nolan about his new movie Interstellar.

The trailer that will be everywhere (so why not here?): Avengers 2:

Clarifying the undergarments worn by Mormons.

In case you were really wondering about drinking your urine and whether it was a good idea or not, the internet can help you.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cool Shit 10/22

The reason GI Joe had such a high success rate saving the world is apparently Cobra didn't have the brightest bulbs working for them.

Pretty cool that the Vatican is digitzing its ancient manuscripts and then putting them out on the Internet for people to explore them.

A comprehensive look at where members of bands stand on stage while performing.

If you're a fan of The Last Waltz, and more importantly The Band, you'll enjoy this ranking of every song during that concert.

I don't know...this John Wick movie looks fairly straightforward and uninteresting, but then you read a review like this and you start to wonder...could Hollywood have allowed someone to stretch outside the norm and create something that is awesome?

If you're interested, here's the Bill Murray interview from the Howard Stern show.

Quite possibly the best thing you will get from the internet this week...I don't know the story behind Sammy Davis Jr. adding lyrics to the Hawaii 5-0 theme song, but I'm not complaining. (via @ReelQuinn)

Of course, while great, that's not near the greatest "television theme song with made up lyrics" on the internet...

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cool Shit 10/21

This might be my favorite story of all time: Chili's fires shirtless cook after finding him attempting him to create a "Sexy Cooks of Chili's" calendar or something.

Hey guys - want to look sexier to women? Practice these dance moves...

More suggestion of a second, secret government that we can basically do nothing about.

More clowns at night. Spreading across the country. I'm still behind the viral marketing of some stupid movie or television show as being the culprit.

The story of how television networks are beginning to look at unbundling from the cable companies, and what that will do to the market. 

The sad, lonely world of 0-view youtube videos.

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