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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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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