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Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, and Jimmy Fallon Face Off in a Lip Sync Battle on ‘The Tonight Show’

15 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, and Jimmy Fallon sang and danced the night away during a lip sync battle (see previously) on The Tonight Show. The three chose songs such as: “Puttin’ on the Ritz” by Taco, “Endless Love” by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross, “Cocktails for Two” by Spike Jones, and more.

Aubrey Plaza to Voice Grumpy Cat in an Upcoming Lifetime Original Movie ‘Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever’

15 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Actress Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation, Mystery Team) will voice Internet cat celebrity Grumpy Cat (see previously) in the upcoming Lifetime original movie Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever. In the movie, Grumpy Cat is overlooked at a pet store but can communicate with a 12-year-old girl. Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever will premiere on Lifetime on November 29th, […]

A 2014 Then and Now Video That Recreates a 1914 Film of the Dutch City of Alkmaar

11 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

This year a trio of Dutch filmmakers created a then and now video of the Dutch city of Alkmaar based on a 1914 historical film of the city. The contemporary video and the 100 year old footage are presented in a fascinating side by side, shot for shot comparison. The video was created by Frits […]

Pranksters Set Up a Fake Checkpoint on the Border of Scotland and England

17 hours agoOdd : The Daily What

Those of us stateside may not be privy to the news that Scotland is set to vote on a national referendum to become an independent country from the United Kingdom (the UK currently consists of England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland)....Show More Summary

Zachary Quinto Gives Updates On ‘Heroes Reborn’, ‘Star Trek 3?

15 hours agoOdd : Nerd Bastards

While Tim Kring’s 2006 television series Heroes may have left a bad taste in some mouths, one thing that most fans had in common was the love of the characters.  Viewers were genuinely interested in what would happen to Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia); audiences cheered anytime the series focused on Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka); fans […]

World’s Largest Tennis Ball Mosaic in Dubai

World’s largest tennis ball mosaic, that is a reproduction of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum – UAE Vice President, Prime Minister & Ruler of Dubai Logo ‘win-victory-love’ at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel on September 17, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Davis Cup Trophy is displayed at a unique location at the […]

Teenage Metal Band Unlocking the Truth Play ‘The Colbert Report’

19 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive Brooklyn teenage metal trio Unlocking the Truth (see previously) performed a pair of songs during a recent appearencee on The Colbert Report. The Band, comprised of Malcolm Brickhouse (13), Alec Atkins (13) and Jarad Dawkins (12), have been playing together around New […]

Man causes paranoid delusions in his roommate with wickedly clever Facebook prank.

yesterdayOdd : Happy Place

Why can't it be both? (via My Social Sherpa) Now, this is how you prank someone in 2014. Brian Swichkow is a nerd and "a serial entrepreneur and perpetual life hacker" who runs the Internet marketing blog My Social Sherpa, but he should really consider a career as a professional prankster. Show More Summary

Comic Writer and Artist Alison Bechdel Just Won a MacArthur Genius Grant - Petition to start calling it the "Genius Bechdel Test."

yesterdayOdd : Geekosystem

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation recently announced the names of the 21 recipients for their 2014 grant, and guess who got one? Well, okay, you don't have to, because her name's in the headline—it's Alison Bechdel! Hooray!

8 Things Bungie’s Destiny Does Very Well

Destiny is an imperfect game, we know that much now. But it’s still a pretty good one as console shooters go. MoreConan Shows Us What the Minecraft Creator’s Really Doing with Newfound BillionsDear Microsoft: Please Don’t Screw Up Minecraft. Show More Summary

A Look at How Scottish Independence Would Affect the United Kingdom

yesterdayOdd : Laughing Squid

French newspaper Le Monde created a video that examines how the the September 18th 2014 vote on Scottish Independence might impact the United Kingdom. The list includes the removal of the blue segment of the iconic Union Jack, a drop in land area to around a third the size of France and large loss in […]

These New Mockingjay Pics and Interviews Are Really—ZOMG NATALIE DORMER - chinhands

yesterdayOdd : Geekosystem

In addition to this baker's dozen of new Mockingjay - Part 1 pics, The Hunger Games Exclusive has new interviews with Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Dormer, and (sigh, fine) Liam Hemsworth. I'm sure he's lovely. But Gale, I'm sorry. I just don't care about you. Hit the jump for some highlights.

Ellen DeGeneres and Kristen Wiig Sing ‘Let It Go’ From Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Without Knowing the Lyrics

yesterdayOdd : Laughing Squid

Ellen DeGeneres and Kristen Wiig recently sang the popular song “Let It Go” from Disney’s animated film Frozen without even knowing the lyrics on a hilarious episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Both ladies tried their best to follow along with the words on the screen and the actual song playing in the background. Just […]

‘Rush Hour’, A Hypnotic and Slightly Nerve-Racking Short Video About Cars at an Intersection

yesterdayOdd : Laughing Squid

“Rush Hour” is a short video by Buenos Aires production company Black Sheep Films that multiplies the number of cars, pedestrians and motorcycles in a busy intersection for a hypnotic and somewhat stressful effect, set to the song “Mr. Sandman.” via Digg

"Probably a lot of pot smoking at Twitter," says entrepreneur who dreams of floating libertarian island

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

Silicon Valley investor Peter Theil, who has better things to invest in than Twitter, trashes the company in a CNBC interview.

Georgia O’Keeffe on Art, Life, and Setting Priorities

2 days agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"Anyone with any degree of mental toughness ought to be able to exist without the things they like most for a few months at least." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Oh hey guy we might be sending ground troops to Iraq after all

2 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey testify during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the U.S. policy toward Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by the Islamic State on Capitol Hill in Washington September 16, 2014. Show More Summary

NASA announces “the return of human spaceflight launches to the USA”

2 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other senior officials are gathered today at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a ceremony to announce that NASA will resume human space flight in the United States. The announcement will reveal which spacecraft will transport astronauts to the International Space Station. Read the rest

New Trailer for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1? Shows Katniss Everdeen Leading the Fight Against The Capitol

2 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Lionsgate has released a new teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the first of two films directed by Francis Lawrence based on the novel Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. The trailer, titled “The Mockingjay Lives,” follows reluctant hero Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) as she leads the districts in their fight against The […]

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