Monday, June 30, 2014

Cool Shit 6/30

The Blood Falls of Antarctica.

Love Nintendo? Then here's a list you can get mad at (or celebrate) of the top 50 Nintendo games.

People love to talk about how great capitalism is, and it may be, unfortunately, we're not living in a capitalistic society here in America. At least not according to some people.

You now have the possibility to explore the largest cave in the world.

Breaking down the economics of the show Seinfeld. Really cool look at what people made based on the show.

If you've had some weird fetish to understand what it was like to be a rock, your prayers may be answered.

Google is getting into the airfare business, and it sounds like it will be able to save you some cash.

Look, I'm not easily swayed into every conspiracy theory I come across the Internet, but this idea that the television show Boy Meets World is part of a secret Illuminati agenda feels like it has some merit.

What a $1,500 firework looks like:

Friday, June 27, 2014

Cool Shit 6/27

Have a box truck, 160 hours to kill and some cash laying around? Visit each of the 50 states!

Television show spin-offs can be a tricky thing to pull off. For every Fraiser, there's an After MASH.

Police need a warrant to search your phone. Here's what to do if they try to do it without one.

Into the Storm - a new movie that appears to be trying to knock Twister off the top perch as "Craziest movie about tornadoes. Just make the tornadoes sentient and I think there's a chance:

Want to get into the food eating challenge business? This article is a great place to start.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cool Shit 6/26

New trailer for Fury - a tank movie starring Brad Pitt, who obviously dies at the end (no spoiler, I have no knowledge, but he IS playing the Tom Hanks character from Saving Private Ryan).

Bank robbing hookers. Now I've heard everything!

If you're American this will either make you feel smart or dumb. It all depends on what you believe.

Sometimes people get the idea to get back to nature. While I'm not sure what this guy's story is, whose to say we should stop him from doing it?

Space beers! Or, at least beers inspired by the planets.

There's a cyberwar going on, and now you can watch it in real time.

Awesome photos. Awesome story.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cool Shit 6/25

Time lapse of nature 4K!

So these drawings are just done with pen and ink. Which is mind boggling.

If you've been following the World Cup, you know Luis Suarez from Uruguay, bit an Italian player yesterday. What you probably didn't know, is that you could have made money on that, like these 167 people did.

Extreme caving, and the quest to map out one of the deepest holes in the world.

Gone are the days of back room poker games ala Rounders. Well, I guess they still exist, but now stars of Hollywood are involved.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cool Shit 6/24

Secret base on Mars? Damn you US government for keeping this from me!

Of course maybe had we listened to this guy, the Mars base reveal wouldn't be such a shock:

If life started all over again, from the tiniest moment, would we evolve the same way? Apparently, scientists are trying to find out.

This handy map shows the places in the world that stood in for fictional places from the movies.

Who wouldn't want to know where lightning was striking at this very moment?

A look at the most expensive things you can buy on Amazon.

So, what did Paul McCartney do after the Beatles broke up? Um, went a little crazy.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Cool Shit 6/23

Planning to travel this summer? Make sure you know what you're getting into at these destinations.

Of course, if you are looking to travel this summer, this is a good jumping off point to get you thinking about what you should do.

Maybe you don't want to travel this summer, maybe you're a shut in. I don't judge. Here are 10 cool science fiction movies that will blow your mind.

Not sure why this was never made into a Seinfeld episode because it sounds like it had a lot of potential. Also cool to hear about rejected ideas from the Seinfeld writing room.

Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods on the Travel Network, will seemingly put anything in his mouth at least once. Find out what makes him tick.

Looking for what music streaming service is right for you? This chart breaks down 13 of your choices and lets you know what they offer.

To catch a chess cheater. Apparently this is a bigger problem than we know of. Well, in high-level chess circles at least. So maybe not THAT big of a problem.

A nice little story about a woman selling her panties online.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Cool Shit 6/20

Oh good, so there's a sound out there that apparently can drive people insane.

Yelp is useful to see the aggregate of reviews for a specific restaurant. But when you dive deep into the reviews, well, you best have on waders.

If you find yourself in Utah, you might want to check out some of these cooler things to do, that aren't as popular as Bryce Canyon.

A great read about the entire Donald Sterling saga, and how he definitely was his own worst enemy.

Songs that have misunderstood meanings. A few of these seem retrofitted into some weird narrative the artist wants, seemingly because he/she wants the audience to think they have some deeper meaning.

I dare you to find something better on the Internet today than Donny and Marie Osmond singing Steely Dan's "Reelin' in the Years."

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Cool Shit 6/19

Record collectors are an interesting bunch. And these photos prove it.

When the SGD (shit goes down) will you be ready? You will now, especially if yo have a kindle and download these survival books. Perfect for when you're on the run from post apocalyptic bandits!

Who would win a soccer match: 2 soccer pros, or 55 kids?

Story of online fraud and how one man stopped a huge illegal transaction.

Hey, remember when Jack Nicholson made a movie in the early nineties about becoming a werewolf? And James Spader was involved?

Best World Cup funk and soul songs? Sign me up!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cool Shit 6/18

That there's an audience for the Expendables 3 is kinda worrisome to me.

Danger Mouse is coming back! And if you aren't familiar with Dangermouse, I feel bad for you.

New Guardians of the Galaxy trailer. I have to imagine this film is not going to do well. I hope I'm wrong, but something tells me it's just too balls out crazy for our generic public.

Survival tips for different situations. Because you know you're going to push the limit trying to reach that bag of Hot Fries out of the vending machine at work.

How do you get your generic alternative rock song attention? Make an awesome music video with real optical illusions. (I actually enjoy that OK Go is trying different things with different mediums, and don't believe they get enough credit as artists in general).

New series coming to Showtime. The Knick. Looks like it's going to be about crazy surgical procedures from a turn-of-the-century hospital in New York. Starring Clive Owen, and created by Steven Soderbergh.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cool Shit 6/17

Zodiac Killer only #12?

10 potentially awesome television shows that we'll never see.

These evil clown pranks are completely awesome and terrifying. I'm not sure what i would do in these situations.

If you're married, you know how much a wedding can cost, but how much did the Game of Thrones weddings cost?

You may not want to watch this if you're afraid of how many asteroids are out there close to Earth:

Potential spoilers for the new Star Wars movies. Can't speak to their validity, but there's a whopper in there.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Cool Shit 6/16

Now these are some cool pools.

It seems like it's only a short matter of time before our movies are nothing more than shot in front of a wall. At least that's what these before/after pics of movies with FX are suggesting.

Read about the top secret naval Idaho.

Firsthand account of what it's like to go to a Doomsday prepper convention.

Remember when OJ Simpson had a prank show, "Juiced?" Yeah, me either, but apparently he did, and filming it was the train wreck you'd expect it to be.

25 best waterfalls in the world. Though I think the photography has more to do with the ranking than the actual waterfalls.

History class can't teach you everything!

A first hand account of what bitcoin can get you. Hint: it's most illegal, cool type stuff.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Cool Shit 6/13

New trailer for Terry Gilliam's Zero Theorem. I want it to be good, but I'm afraid that the whimsical mixed with the seriousness is going to sink it.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson is a smart man that more people should listen to. Here are 7 of his talks that you can start with.

And speaking of crazy movies form visionary directors, here's a new trailer for Birdman. And no, I have no idea what it's about, but it looks like it's got a crazy good cast.

Amazon is getting into the music streaming business, though this first iteration seems a little weird. It seems that it's going to use data to find out what it should offer its listeners, instead of giving them total choice. I'm not a huge fan of that.

I don't know, I didn't know all of these classic rock act facts, so I thought it was mildly interesting. I did at least have a sneaking suspicion that Axl Rose wasn't born with that name though.

And now, here's 20 minutes of Michael Winslow recreating the sounds of different typewriters from the last 100 years. You're welcome.

If you've been struggling through life because you're possessed by a demon, this link is probably going to help you. You're welcome again.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cool Shit 6/12

If you're an alcoholic like me, you need to know different ways to get into a wine bottle if you're without corkscrew.

Learn why Dave Chappelle left his show - from Dave Chappelle:

What R&B crooner (post 90') is gonna give you the best chance to get some good lovin'? Refer to this handy chart to find out.

Like TED talks but feel intimidated by how to find the one you want to listen to? Enjoy this handy excel sheet that lists 1,756 of them.

The cow corpses from Close Encounters of the Third Kind; random, unclaimed corpse meat; the sweat of Satan; paprika.

This is my guess for what is in a Slim Jim. Go here to see if I'm right!

Strange photos from throughout history!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Cool Shit 6/11

I know that everyone has a favorite BBQ joint and it's hard to argue, but this seems like a good list of places around the country that offer outstanding food.

Humans are simply awful to other humans, even in the name of science.

So those gay Christian conversion camps...what really goes on in one?

The Gumball 3000 - the real life Cannonball Run, which obviously pales in comparison to Cannonball Run 2. Don't believe me? Check out this star studded lineup!

Some cool national parks you might not know about.

Some more unexplained mysteries from around the world.

What can we learn from what passages people are highlighting in books they're reading on their Kindles? That people love the Bible and The Hunger Game, for starters!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cool Shit 6/10

A few diseases that you hope you don't get, although telling people you have "Jumping Frenchmen" disease wouldn't be the WORST thing that could happen to you and would probably get you a decent sized audience at the next party you went to.

Ghostbusters is turning 30 this year. Check out some facts from the production of it. After that, why not read about what it took to make the music video?

Good to see NASA still has a enough money in the budget to start funding these pretty cool projects.

Some good examples of why sometimes it makes sense to listen to the actors and give them some freedom to improvise.

Interesting stories about Frank Sinatra.

This article is a great start, but I'd love to somehow get more involved in the the dinosaur black market. Of course, i don't have that kind of coin, nor do I live near a huge fossil repository, so it looks like it may just end as a pipe dream.

Crazy cool time lapse of the landscapes of New Zealand:

Friday, June 6, 2014

Cool Shit 6/6

While obviously impossible, I commend for Nate Silver for attempting such a daunting feat as finding the best burrito in America.

Dear Esquire, while you may not be watching movies as clearly as the rest of the population, I still think it's stretch to suggest Charlie Sheen is something we may have missed in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

I don't see how I could possibly make any kind of joke with the news that Axl Rose has a "sequel" to The Chinese Democracy, that he hopes to release "soon."

Take a look at everything that goes into pulling off The Price is Right every day.

Take out Scooby and the gang and the backgrounds to the cartoon are amazing. That's not to say that Scooby in there makes it any less amazing. But you know what I mean.

I know this is going to be hard to believe, but Sharknado 2 is shaping up to be more ridiculous than the first.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Cool Shit 6/5

Crazy awesome wineries.

I doubt anyone has been along with me long enough to remember, but I've mentioned the Barkley ultra marathon in the past. But now there's some video to show why it's the hardest race in the world. And that's just to enter it!

Of writing and John Coltrane.

If you're a Target shopper, these tips might help you save even more money.

We spend enough time in the bathroom to legitimize a lot of these helpful tips.

Good to see Fred Durst and the rest of the Limp Bizkit crew is still "Rollin'...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Cool Shit 6/4

Just another story showing how Jon Hamm is awesome. This time with Amy Poehler.

Not only do these hiking trails boast some awesome scenery, they have a level of difficulty that everyone might not be able to handle.

So this is a pretty impressive lego build, of course what would be more impressive to see is the star destroyer exploding.

Tracking down the source, and potential meaning of one of the more famous Russian Numbers Stations.

The mind is an incredible place, filled with things we barely even understand that help us get through the day. But sometimes, the mind can be injured and then we're left with some strange mental disorders.

I love every picture that NASA releases from the Hubble telescope.

I disagree that this wedding shoot couldn't have gone worst. Let's give a hand to the 4 bridesmaids that escape relatively unscathed.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Cool Shit 6/3

These 40 maps do a good job of explaining the history of the internet.

Would you like a succinct summary of what happened at the Apple WWDC yesterday?

Ramps black market. Seems like we'll destroy this good thing shortly and then farm to table restaurants all over will have to find some other plant to tell us is hipster good enough to drive up the demand for it!

How to drink whiskey. More so than just throwing it in a shot glass and slugging it.

Information like this is good to know since I perform so many emergency tracheostomies.

The "internet in real time," has a soothing, hypnotic dread to its constant updates.

It's news reports like this that make me appreciate not living in New Mexico. I mean, am I crazy or is that a lot of grasshoppers?

Monday, June 2, 2014

Cool Shit 6/2

Some of these accidental inventions that changed the world might be a in I don't think we'd be too horrible off had silly putty never been created.

So that Wu-Tang album? The one where they're only going to make one and then sell it to the highest bidder? There's a guy out there suggesting that's wrong and so he's trying to get enough money to buy it and destroy it without anyone being able to hear it. Of course, I thought the idea behind the album was that it was going to go on a museum tour where people could listen to it (albeit in a convoluted way) before it was sold off. So this guy really hasn't thought his plan entirely through.

Some cool aerial photography of parks and other leisure activities.

Don't you dare say you have never wondered what the inside of your dishwasher looked like while it was running. And now we can see it basically looks like an alien trying to probe your body.

Nic Cage looks like he's playing a pilot in the new movie based on the Left Behind book know, the one about the rapture? And it looks as terrible as that last sentence was to read.

I realize that betting on sports, specifically tennis in this article, can obviously lead to the hurting the integrity of the game, but it still sounds a little cool.