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Brilliant ad from Salvation Army uses “The Dress” in domestic violence PSA

// March 6th, 2015 // No Comments » // Entertainment News

“Why is it so hard to see black and blue?” reads the headline in a public service announcement advertisement from the Salvation Army. The ad uses the popularity of last week’s viral dress illusion with copy that reads “The only illusion is if you think it was her choice. One in 6 women are victims […]

Sony’s decision to halt release of The Interview may be the only smart move they’ve made so far

// December 18th, 2014 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

In the wake of Sony’s embarrassing system breach and data leak, their delay of the upcoming movie, The Interview, may not be the cowering, knee-jerk reaction it appears to be. Assuming the attack against their corporate data systems came from the North Koreans, Sony’s play just might be brilliant.

Music artists’ (e.g. Taylor Swift) power moves over streaming services leaves consumers in uncomfortable three-way

// November 3rd, 2014 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

I can’t think of a more uncomfortable three-way than the contradictory relationship between music artists, streaming services, and the music listeners who pay everyone’s bills. Between streaming services trying in vain to keep costs down, listeners trembling at the thought of increasing prices, and the music industry’s million-dollar music artists dreaming that the value their […]

Insanity on the streets of Ethiopia – video shows bizarre traffic in Addis Ababa

// April 23rd, 2014 // No Comments » // Entertainment News

For a foreigner to drive in Ethiopia, you need to get a temporary Ethiopian license, get your own license authenticated by your country’s embassy in Ethiopia, complete a certificate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and provide two photos. As it turns out, this is not to ensure some crazy foreigner doesn’t kill innocent Ethiopian […]

Climactic closing scene from HBO’s True Detective S01E04 – dare we call it a cinematic masterpiece?

// February 12th, 2014 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

There’s a lot of buzz going around about the climactic scene from Episode 4 of HBO’s new series True Detective. The complicated, single 6-minute tracking shot follows Rust Cohle (played by Matthew McConaughey) fleeing the scene through two homes and the streets of a ghetto in an attempt to make it to the safety of […]

AOL’s kiss of death touches another – Winamp to shut down after 15 years

// November 20th, 2013 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

Started in 1997 by two college students, Winamp gained popularity as the MP3 player of choice for many geeks. Today, thanks to online competition and AOL’s inherent ability to ruin anything it touches, Winamp will be closing down on December 20, 2013. At that time, Winamp web services and website (including Winamp downloads) will cease […]

What’s up with all the bogus Nook book reviews? It’s a kids’ play-by-post role-playing game!

// November 11th, 2013 // No Comments » // Gaming News

Regular Barnes and Noble customers have certainly run across this “issue” before – bogus book reviews with bizarre book summaries in the comments section that leave you scratching your head – and we’re not talking about sock puppet reviews! Spam such as this is common on many websites but Barnes and Noble’s book reviews take […]

Gravity movie is even more fun when we spot, and explain, the scientific inaccuracies portrayed in the movie

// October 9th, 2013 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

I loved the movie Gravity! The photography was beautiful and the 3D imagery phenomenal to experience. George Clooney was great (while he lasted) and Sandra bullock a pleasant wonder to watch (as always). Still, I couldn’t help but wonder how accurate the portrayal of the space environment really was. As it turns out, the physics […]

Breaking Bad – Walter White obituary appears in Albuquerque Journal after series finale

// October 8th, 2013 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

The Albuquerque Journal ran a “real-life” obituary this week for Breaking Bad’s lead character, Walter White, following the series finale that closed out a saga filmed almost entirely in Albuquerque during its 8 year run.

Look. Up in the sky. It’s a life-size radio-controlled Superman!

// July 2nd, 2013 // No Comments » // Comics News

Recently spotted flying above the skies of San Diego, Otto Dieffenbach’s radio-controlled Superman drew quite a few stares from puzzled citizens. The test flight took place June 27, 2013. Otto, and his business partner Ed Hanley, have started a small startup company that specializes in getting unusual (read, not-aerodynamically shaped) objects, including comic book heroes, […]

Ship launch fail – ship falls over, madness and mayhem everywhere – NOT

// June 4th, 2013 // No Comments » // Entertainment News

The video below shows the christening of an National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel called the “Reuben Lasker,” in Marinette, Wisc. On June 16, 2012, as the ship slid into the water, it sent a dangerous burst of water and debris in the direction of the camera, knocking the camera operator unconscious. Although the launch […]

Russian daredevil sets world record base jumping off Mount Everest

// May 29th, 2013 // No Comments » // Entertainment News

Valery Rozov, a Russian daredevil, claimed a world base jumping record this month in a leap off the north face of Mount Everest using a special wingsuit built for the occasion. The jump was from 23,687 feet (7,220 meters) to a glacier below at 19,521 feet (5,950 meters). Rozov glided for over a minute reaching […]

Reality matches movie special effects – watch this 900-foot burning wooden bridge come crashing down in Texas

// May 25th, 2013 // No Comments » // Entertainment News

Reality matches movie special effects in this video of a burning wooden bridge in San Saba, Texas. The 900-foot railroad bridge runs across the Colorado River between San Saba and Lometa in the state of Texas. Firefighters spent 15 hours attempting to extinguish the fire, but lacking the proper equipment, they eventually gave up, deciding […]

Mind = Blown. Watch 14-year-old female guitar prodigy nail Holy Grail of guitar solos – Van Halen’s Eruption

// May 25th, 2013 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

There’s a reason why Van Halen cover bands have always been few and far between – nobody can touch Eddie Van Halen’s guitar work. As we see in this video however, 14-year-old guitar prodigy “Tina S.” is no ordinary guitarist. Watch Tina nail one of the most difficult guitar solo’s of all time – Van […]

Which direction is this train traveling? Optical illusion roars through Internet

// May 22nd, 2013 // No Comments » // Entertainment News

Robbie Khan of Robbie Khan Photography created this cool animated gif using four frames he shot at a train station in England. He says it is his first .gif and oh boy, what a strange result he achieved with the final pic. Depending on your mood at the time, the train can appear to be […]

Levi shows off 132-year-old pair of jeans – the world’s oldest blue jeans

// May 21st, 2013 // No Comments » // Entertainment News

Levi Strauss showed off a weathered pair of buckle-back dungaree blue jeans that date all the way back to 1879, and they’re worth more than their weight in gold: insured for $150,000. The first pair of riveted denim jeans (they were riveted at stress points in the pants) was patented by Levi Strauss and his […]