Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Trailer

After the shaky hand-cam version that popped up on Youtube earlier this week, this is the official trailer for the American remake of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'. Seriously, have you ever heard of a cam-rip for a trailer?!

Anyway, I'm not usually the biggest fan of this American habit of re-doing everything, but to be honest, the Swedish/German movies kind of sucked. Maybe this one will do the series justice and if you haven't read the books already, I strongly recommend them.

(via Buzzfeed)

I Steal Pets

Rachel Bloom, of 'Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury' fame has a new song out. And it's awesome. Less raunchy then her first hit, but every bit as enjoyable.

Also, genuinely awesome music.

Related: 'Fuck Me Ray Bradbury' (No age verification necessary, for your convinience).

(via Buzzfeed)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Between Two Ferns

And I'm talking about Galifianakis again. Anyways, I posted the last 'Between Two Ferns' with Tila Tequila and Jennifer Aniston when it came out and now there's a new episode at last. This time Zach is met by no other than Will Ferrell.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

From the Diaries of Zach Galifianakis

“I was at a party — I’d never met her — and she was like, ‘Come sit down.’ So I sit at her table and talk for 10 minutes, and she goes, ‘I think it’s time for you to leave now.’ So I say, ‘January, you are an actress in a show and everybody’s going to forget about you in a few years, so fucking be nice,’ and I got up and left.”

 - Zach Galifianakis about an encounter with January Jones

Also, yes I am sure about the spelling of Galifianakis.

(via TDW)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The End Of Days - Are You Ready?

I only just heard about this, but it looks like the world is coming to an end. On Saturday. However, according to Anjeanette, it will take a few months until everybody is dead, so if you're feeling lucky, there's still plenty of time to procrastinate and push this thing into the back of your mind. I know I'm gonna do that.

Picture Source: Wayward Blog

So we may still have until late October until all the freaks who actually believe in this religious crap have to - once again - admit they fucked up the date of the apocalypse. Which of course doesn't mean they're all a bunch of delusional whackjobs. By no means. They are probably just your garden variety stupid person.

All of us, who, of course, know that the apocalypse is going to be brought about by zombies and to be completed in December 2012. I mean, you'd have to be crazy to believe anything else.

(via Nerdist)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mea Culpa

Ok, so this might be totally intentional, but even if it was, it would be the most funny and original thing to happen on the Simpsons since probably season 11 or something.

In the credits of yesterday's episode they misspelled Kristen Schaal's name as Kristen Schall and apologized by putting in this chalkboard gag. This might just be awesome enough to persuade me to give the show another chance.

(via TDW)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Where Are They Now?

What happens to viral video stars after their 15 minutes of fame are over? It's sort of like what happens to one-hit-wonders only a little worse.


(via Mashable)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Angry Birds For Chrome

Finally, we can play Angry Birds on a PC, for free. Suck it, iPhone! It's an extension for Google Chrome, so you can play it in the browser.

Get it here

(via TDW Geeks)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Amy Pond Painting

So, here's some more original content. I made this pop-arty, comicy painting of the adorable Karen Gillan/Amy Pond from my beloved Doctor Who in acrylic paint on canvas. Can't wait for the new episode tonight.

Click here for higher resolution.

Hope you like it!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Best Anti-Theft Device Ever

This is a commercial for German electronics mail order company Conrad. Unfortunately, they only sell the parts you need to build this thing yourself so you'll have to build one yourself. Also, I bet that there's a law against this.

There is a short video showing the making of the device, as well as a list of the necessary parts and some instructions on this site (German). The Downside? All the parts are going to cost you about 780€ ($1,150).

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Birth Certificate, Ya'll!

What's the worst thing that could happen to your Obama birth certificate book? That's right, two weeks before it is published, the aforementioned certificate is presented to the public. Thousands of people who pre-ordered the thing are probably online right now looking up Amazon's return policies.

Donald Trump, of course claims the publication of the certificate to be his accomplishment, while others have turned from doubting the existence of the certificate to doubting its authenticity. Are you fucking serious?

In other news:

You can find a pdf of the birth certificate right here on the White House website.

(via TDW)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Wilhelm Scream

Ever heard of the Wilhelm Scream? You've probably heard it before. It's a stock scream and it's been featured in a ton of movies, such as all Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies. It has since become somewhat of an in-joke among sound people.

Here's a compilation of a couple of its uses.

(via TDW)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Fight For Your Right Revisited - Beastie Boys Short Film

The Star-laden Beastie Boys short is finally here. I hope the stream works for you; there's probably about a billion people trying to watch it right now. This is the full and uncensored version.

Here is a short excerpt from the cast: Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood, Will Arnett, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Ted Danson, Steve Buscemi, Kirsten Dunst, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and many more. Check the IMDb site if you're not impressed yet.

[update]: The video has been removed. I'll be looking for another version of it somewhere. In the meantime, enjoy the trailer.

[update]: Found another version on vimeo. Let's enjoy it while it lasts.

B.B. - F.F.Y.R. (R.) from Whitey Blackman on Vimeo.

(via Nerdcore)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Movie Quality Info Graphic

Ever feel like the movies aren't what they're used to be? You may have a point. If you look at this graph you cannot help but see a steady decline in quality of the most successful movies.

By the way, here are some of the top grossing movies from 1995 (the absolute low point). Jumanji, Waterworld, Casper, Batman Forever and in first place Die Hard with a Vengeance. Doesn't sound that great, does it?

(via TDW)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Live Grenade Paperweight

Police in Birmingham, AL found a live WWII grenade in a car during a routine traffic stop. The car was searched after a check of the driver's license revealed there was a warrant for his arrest.

The owner of the hand grenade said he had received it as a present from his grandfather when he was a teenager and had been using it as a paperweight.

(via Gizmodo)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Back To Film School

Some of M. Night Shyamalan's fans - apparently he still has some left - have decided to set up a website to collect money for him to go back to film school. Maybe, if this would get us another movie like 'The Sixth Sense' it might just be worth it.

$150,000 is what they're looking for to present to him in the form of a giant check. In the likely case that he refuses the offer, they are planning to hold a film festival at Tisch School of the Arts and award the money to the aspiring filmmaker who wins.

They're currently at about $500 so this might take a while...

(via PopEater)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Annie - We Try Not To Sexualize Her 4

Nothing much going on around the interwebs, so here comes another sexy gif of Alison Brie. Enjoy.

(via 4gifs)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Cat And Dolphin

Here's a video of a cat playing with some dolphins. That is all.

(via Neatorama)

Toy Stories

London-based designer/illustrator Aled Lewis made this beautiful series entitled "Toy Stories".

(via iGNANT)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Smaug's Treasure

Have you ever wondered how much Smaug (the dragon from 'The Hobbit') is really worth. Over at Forbes they did the math. At least we get a ballpark as to how much the treasure is worth.

Picture: Wikipedia

"Dragons are long and narrow, so we can safely assume that Smaug can curl comfortably up on a treasure mound with same diameter as his body length – 19.2 feet.
How high is the mound? Well, at one point in The Hobbit, Bilbo climbs up and over the mound, and we know that Hobbits are approximately three feet tall. Assuming the mound is twice the height of Bilbo, we can say that the mound has a height of approximately 6 feet – like a six foot tall man climbing over a 12 foot mound of coins; substantial but not insurmountable.
To keep the math relatively simple and to avoid complications like integrating the partial volume of a sphere, we can approximate Smaug’s bed of gold and silver to be a cone, with a radius of 9.6 feet (1/2 the diameter) and a height of 7 feet (assuming the weight of the dragon will smush down the point of the cone by about a foot).
Now we can calculate the volume of Smaug’s treasure mound:
V= 1/3 π r2 h = 1/3 * π * 9.62 * 7 = 675.6 cubic feet"

Long story short, they value his treasure at about $8.6 billion. Not bad, eh?

You might also want to check out their list of the 15 richest fictional characters, featuring Bruce Wayne, Mr. Burns, Gordon Gekko and many more.

Can you guess who the richest fictional character is? Hint: He's not human.

(Forbes via io9)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Old Lady Cuts Off Georgia's Internet

While digging for scrap metal, an old woman in Georgia accidentally severed the cable that connects the entire country as well as parts of Armenia and Azerbaijan to the internet. Oops...

Picture: Wikipedia

That's Georgia, the former Soviet Republic in the Caucasus, not the Southern state. You can see Russia from this Georgia.

(Independent via Nerdcore)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Did You Know The Internet Pormotes Satanism?

"A surge in Satanism fuelled by the internet has led to a sharp rise in the demand for exorcists, the Roman Catholic Church has warned."

I didn't even know 'fuelled' was spelled with two Ls.

(Telegraph via /.)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Colbert Gets Down On Friday

Brace yourselves for this AMAZING rendition of the Rebecca Black classic. Performed by no other than Stephen Colbert and The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Be sure to watch it all the way to the end because it just gets better and better.

(via Buzzfeed)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Microsoft 42" Tablet

Suck it, iPad! I'd totally buy that. Also, it works as a stove, so you can cook while you're browsing the web. Try making some dinner with an iPad.

(Microsoft Newsroon; via Nerdcore)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mac & Cheese Sushi

Now that's my kind of sushi roll! Macaroni and cheese with some ground beef and served with ketchup. Authentic Canadian-Japanese fusion cuisine.

Check out the link below if you want to try making this because I skipped a few steps for brevity's sake.

(via Buzzfeed)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

World Map of Breast Sizes

I had a map of average penis sizes a while back and today I stumbled upon this map of average cup sizes by country, which completes the set.

Kudos to the Scandinavian ladies for having the biggest knockers in Europe. Here is the interactive version.

(via Geekologie)

The Big Lebowski 2

As you may or may not have heard, Tara Reid said something in an interview a while back about a Big Lebowski sequel (HollywoodTV). Ethan Coen subsequently stated that there were no plans for that but he was "glad she [was] working on it" (Filmdrunk).

Now FoD have made one of their mock-trailers for Lebowski 2 with Tara Reid playing all the parts.

(via TDW)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Match Made In Heaven

That's right, it's a Justin Biber/Slipknot mashup. And it's awesome!

I wasn't going to post it at first because it's just too weird but after a few days of listening to it, I felt I had to.

(via tit)

Friday, March 25, 2011

New Boss In The Office

You've probably all heard that Steve Carell is leaving The Office and it pretty much sounds like the death of the show. NBC, however, is going to continue with the series and at least for four episodes Will Ferrell will become his replacement, appearing for the first time on April 14.

So, maybe there is hope yet. Probably not much, though.

(via DeadLine)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Nes In A Nes Cartridge

That's right. And here are the instructions to build one for yourself.

(via Nerdcore)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Firefox 4.0

The final release of Firefox 4 came out today. I'm currently giving it a little test drive, although I'm not really going to start using it. I use Opera (How cool am I?).

Also, at least according to Microsoft, when IE9 came out it was downloaded a total of 2.3 Million times in the firts 24 hours.I'm pretty confident Firefox 4 can beat that (just as a reference FF3 was downloaded 8 million times the day it came out).

(Get Firefox)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Dr. Who Mini Episode

This short was shot for the charitable Red Nose Day TV event. It's about 7 minutes of Who to help tide us over until March 23rd, when we'll get new full episodes.

Also, yes, there is a TARDIS in the TARDIS.

(via NerdApproved)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

World Map of Penis Sizes

Kudos to the Hungarians for having the biggest dicks in Europe. Here is the interactive version.

(via Geekologie)

Happily Ever After...

Does it ever bug you how fairy tales just cut away in the end and claim they lived happily ever after? It's the same with every other movie, especially the rom-com type. The boy gets the girl and that's the end of the story.

Here are some depictions of what might have happened after the tale has ended. "Fallen Princesses" by Dina Goldstein.

(via SotW)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Movie To Premiere On BitTorrent

The Australian Horror Movie project "The Tunnel", which will premiere tomorrow (March 19), is set to be simultaneously released via Torrent.

Partially financed by selling frames for $1, Paramount bought the distribution rights for the DVD, yet apparently they are fine with the Torrent distribution.

(Tunnel via Gulli)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

First Person Mario

Yet another post on Mario. This one is kind of freaky.

(via THD)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Simpsons Medley

You may recognize this dude from some of his previous musical misadventures of video game and TV show theme songs. This time  Fredrik Larsson, which apparently is his name, takes on some of your favourite Simpsons tunes.

The songs are:

 - Happy Birthday, Lisa
 - Baby on Board
 - The Monorail Song
 - We Do (The Stonecutters' Song)
 - Canyonero
 - We're Talkin' Softball
 - Who Needs the Qwik-E-Mart?
 - Mr. Plow

(via Nerdist)

Mario - The Independent Movie

Joe Nicolosi made this awesome trailer for a Super Mario indie film for SXSW. Really makes you wish, they'd make the whole thing, which, of course, is never going to happen. *sigh*

(via THD)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Vertical Lines

This video has been around for a while, but today I it popped up on reddit and thought I'd post it. For those of us who have not yet had the pleasure of seeing it.

Leather Hands 'Vertical Lines' from raizcubica on Vimeo.

And the song ain't half-bad, either.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Fantastic Mr Starfox

What if Wes Anderson made a movie based on the Starfox series. I bet this is what it would look like.

"I can't barrel-roll away from who I am."

(via College Humor)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Doctor Is In

We finally have an air date for the 6th season of Doctor Who. So everybody mark your calendars for April 23rd, the Saturday before Easter Sunday.

If you haven't gotten into the new Doctor Who yet, use the time until then to get caught up. You won't regret it. This show is better than Firefly!


(via ONTD)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Staring At Breasts Is Good For Your Health

Ze Germans did a study and found out, that this is the case. At least for men, I'm not sure what effect it might have on the lady folk

You should spend 10 minutes every day looking at breasts and it will benefit your health. Maybe this means I don't have to give up smoking after all?

(via Buzzfeed)

She Don't Like Firefly

This bitch seems like the perfect woman and then she drops that bombshell?! That's a deal breaker. ladies....I mean, guys!

She didn't even cry when Wash died.

(via TDW Geek)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bouncy Skateboarding

I noticed that I haven't posted anything jiggly our bouncy in quite some time. Let's just enjoy this for a while.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

(via 4gifs)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

A Blue Whale's Heart

That's how fucking huge it is.

The size of their hearts is also mentioned in this awesome science fun fact song.

(MyWhaleWeb via Buzzfeed; Song-A-Day)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Mind-Control Fungus

It sounds unbelievable, but in the Brazilian rain forest there is a kind of fungus, that infests ants and effectively takes over their brain. You can see it in the picture, growing out of the ant's head. It literally  takes control of the ant's body and basically uses it as a mode of transport to a location that is to its liking. There it will kill the ant and live a happy fungus life.

Zombie Ant  

It has been found hat there are, in fact, 4 species of fungi which exhibit this kind of behaviour. My friends, methinks the end is nigh.

(via National Geographic)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

11 Unfortunate Brand Name Translations

Old Sam Greenspan over on his website 11points has compiled a list of brand names that all have very different meanings in other languages.

He didn't, however, include the most popular one - the Mitsubishi Pajero, which as we all know is Spanish for wanker.

Check out his other lists. They're usually quite entertaining and well-written.

(via 11points)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Useless Information

If, like me, you are a friend of random, mostly useless facts, I have just the thing for you. Did you know o.k. stands for 'Oll Korrect', which is 'all correct' in Middle English? Knowing that will most probably never profit me in any way, but it's just fascinating as fuck!

(via Afrojacks)


Donald Glover is not at all affected by Jessica Alba starting to follow him on Twitter.

(via TDW)

Friday, February 25, 2011

OMG! Original Content!

I made this portrait a while back. It's a pixelated Rory Calhoun in red pencil and it was supposed to be the first in a series of artworks based on obscure Simpsons quotes. However, I only ever made two. If you like, I can post the second one some time. Also, I know his mouth looks a bit weird, but overall I think it turned out okay.

Can you guess which episode inspired me?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fun With Lunar Distance

If the earth was the size of a basketball how far would the tennis ball (standing in for the moon, of course) have to be from it to accurately depict the distance between earth and moon? Further than you might think.

You can do the math yourself. The diameter of the earth is about 8,000 miles. The distance between moon and earth is about 240,000 miles. The tennis ball would hence have to be at a distance of 30 times the diameter of the basketball, about 23,5 feet.

Wow. Somehow it looks much closer on Doctor Who.

(via Buzzfeed)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

100 Folowers!

Thank you all. Now congratulate me!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Cunning Linguistics

The RSA has done an awesome animation of a Steven Pinker lecture on "indirect speech acts". Sounds fancy, but it's really a simple concept and beautifully illustrated by this video.

If you are a student of linguistics, this should be especially interesting, but either way you're in for a treat.

(RSA YouTube)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Glenn Beck Conspiracy Theory Generator

It's the website that makes Glenn Beck completely dispensable. Now we can come up with our own crazy theories.

Also disregard the fact that it's in Comic Sans.

(via Political Humor)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What the Fuck Is Wrong With You?!

"I really don't believe in abortion." - Justin Bieber in Rolling Stone Magazine

Even in the case of rape: "Um. Well, I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason."

Fuck you, because it doesn't. Of course, he's just a fucking kid and he doesn't know what the fuck he's talking about, but still. I know, I probably shouldn't get this upset about this little fucktard, but then I think about how many more people there are who believe the same shit.
I sure hope he's keeping up the abstinence thing. We wouldn't want any more of those. Also, I think it's time for Canada to issue an officially apology for him.

(Rolling Stone via ONTD)