(Video Link) A whoopee cushion is an inflatable device that emits a flatulent-like sound and, if properly filled, aroma. Using one on some unsuspecting fellow is a traditional gag at job interviews, funerals, and first dates. Onur Armagan makes excellent use of limited apartment space with one. Show More Summary
Thanks to a book version of 'Fantastic Beasts,' with Rowling writing as Scamander, we can get a glimpse at some of the creatures that might make cameos in the new film. Here are a few that seem particularly cinematic.
The movie Total Recall was released nationwide 25 years ago today. It was based on the Philip K. Dick story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale,” which went through quite a few changes on its way to the silver screen. For example, can you imagine Richard Dreyfuss as the lead instead of Arnold Schwarzenegger? 5. Show More Summary
Boing Boing BBS mainstay, Miasm, informs us the Rock is set to star as Jack Burton in a remake of one of my favorite movies of all time. I have immense respect for Dwayne Johnson, but I feel Big Trouble in Little China is sacred. Read the rest
The history of EVAs began with the first two space walks by Russian Alexey Leonov in March 1965 and American astronaut Edward White in June 1965. Read the rest
A supercut of ten classic laser gun battles from favorite science fiction and action films. (more…)
In 1916 an American circus elephant named Mary was hanged from a railroad crane before a crowd of 3,000 onlookers. Read the rest
We used to leave my Marina Del Rey start-up to get cheap beer and hotdogs, while trying to decode the racing form at Hollywood Park. (Thanks, Erik!)
Bill & Ted aren’t the smartest, or most well read, guys on the block, but at least they had the good sense not to get on Genghis Khan’s bad side! Meriwether Lewis and William Clark are often thought of as intelligent and intrepid, but...Show More Summary
It's kind of a wild west situation for companies in China.
For hundreds of years before we learned to treat communicable diseases with antibiotics, the most effective treatment was quarantine. Oh, it wasn’t a great treatment for a sick patient, but it helped protect a community from contagion. Show More Summary
Nonmusical adults can be taught to identify notes—especially if they have good memories.
By and large, the arrival of Caitlyn Jenner was treated with admirable sensitivity by the media Monday Jenner's bravery, clear to anyone who has been following her story and watched last month's interview, was highlighted (not least with a forthcoming ESPN award). Show More Summary
Here's my deepest concern about the Global Family Reunion: Has the marketing of it been so successful that we're in danger of changing the definition of genealogy? The interest in famous cousins has always been there, but has its prominence...Show More Summary
Long before Las Vegas became the gambling metropolis of the Western U.S., there was a cave. Researchers recently discovered hundreds of gaming artifacts from around the 1200s in a cave on the shore of Utah’s Great Salt Lake. Among the...Show More Summary
To protect a family brand, it took an expensive team of cock-spotters. Read more...
Tom Hardy: Brilliant actor. Attractive man. And for a precious while, the owner of a hilariously awful, king-douche Myspace page. @BlackGirlNerds For your consideration: An NSFW sample of a Tom Hardy selfie from his myspace days: pic.twitter.com/Nijb7gs8ay —...Show More Summary
C.S. Lewis’s most popular non-Narnia novel is a delicious, perceptive treatise on the weaknesses of human nature. Here are 12 little-known facts about The Screwtape Letters, its development, and its enduring impact.
While Lady Inevitable faces challenges from within her party in the form of Tragic Idealist, conservative hopefuls like Taco Bonerstink and The Combover Kid are having their own battle to determine who will be the face of their party...Show More Summary