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Let us honor our glorious dead with toys commemorating '80s movie death scenes Let us honor our glorious dead with toys commemorating '80s movie death scenes

Many details from movies past slip easily from the mind. We may forget specific characters and even entire plot points, but the gnarly deaths wrought by the ‘80's best SFX gurus are never forgotten. They live on, shining bright, gore-soaked, and eternal.

Ted Danson, method actor, took his Good Place flossing very seriously Ted Danson, method actor, took his Good Place flossing very seriously

On last night’s episode of The Good Place, Ted Danson finally showed the world the results of his lovingly documented flossing practice, delighting viewers with an image now indelibly inscribed on television history.

Photographer behind record-cracking Instagram egg comments on his art: "Egg is just an egg" Photographer behind record-cracking Instagram egg comments on his art: "Egg is just an egg"

It is 2019 and our most prominent celebrity is now a humble egg. Having defeated Kylie Jenner’s Instagram record following a viral campaign to rack up a ridiculous number of likes, we now live beneath the shadow not only of powerful, rich humans, but of a simple stock photo of breakfast food, too.

A former Simpsons writer decries the fast food sacrilege of President Hamburgers A former Simpsons writer decries the fast food sacrilege of President Hamburgers

There are plenty of reasons why the President of the United States’ decision to fete the Clemson football team with a fast food smorgasbord is a disconcerting snapshot of the current state of the American government, but, among them all, we must not lose sight of the most basic outrage—that those burgers probably…

Piers Morgan's latest feud is with, um, razor companies and the Final Destination writer Piers Morgan's latest feud is with, um, razor companies and the Final Destination writer

Piers Morgan, the lone bulwark protecting 21st century masculinity from the existential threats of vegan sausage rolls and Daniel Craig being a father, has found a new target for his ire: Gillette razors.

Sasheer Zamata comments on, reworks Louis CK's godawful Parkland joke Sasheer Zamata comments on, reworks Louis CK's godawful Parkland joke

Louis CK provided an appropriately terrible capstone to 2018 when a leaked recording from one of his stand-up shows spread around the internet. In it, CK performed a stretch of material filled with shitty old man jokes about not understanding personal pronouns and jabs at the Parkland school shooting survivors. It…

Here's a scientific analysis of why kids are so obsessed with "Baby Shark"

Children, bless their tiny hearts, have awful taste in media. Try and get Junior to sit through some Kurosawa and 10 minutes in they’re asking for an encore of Trolls; give them the cultural gift of Aphex Twin and be rejected for another round of the “Baby Shark” YouTube video where kids bellow out nonsense about…

Bran's absence from that Game Of Thrones teaser is already inspiring speculation  Bran's absence from that Game Of Thrones teaser is already inspiring speculation 

With only a few short months to go before Game Of Thrones returns for its final season, fans of the show are running out of time to air out their theories on how, exactly, everything will come to an end. True to form, last night’s teaser—a goofily serious little clip of Jon, Arya, and Sansa grimacing in the Winterfell…

The Simpsons is putting Simpsons memes in Simpsons episodes now The Simpsons is putting Simpsons memes in Simpsons episodes now

Last night’s episode of The Simpsons was described in our review as “[crossing] the line between everyday late-run Simpsons mediocrity and actively irritating and dispiriting late-run Simpsons mediocrity.” In that spirit, perhaps, it’s only fitting that The Simpsons, the inspiration for several of our most enduring…

Behold: A gourmet version of Eric Andre's visionary "pizza ball"

Right now, fresh and open-minded at the beginning of a brand new year, is the perfect time to look at the past, discard what hasn’t been working for us, and try new things. In that spirit, YouTube channel Binging With Babish is upending our traditional understanding of pizza as a flat, pie-shaped food eaten in slices.…

Let's analyze Gunther, the pitiful barista from Friends

Over the many seasons of Friends, viewers become well acquainted with the lives of the show’s central cast. Through their ups and downs, one enduring background character—hangdog, platinum blond coffee shop employee Gunther—remains a constant, nearly inscrutable presence, lingering on the periphery of scenes like a…

Church Of Satan fine with Christian Bale's shout-out during Golden Globes Church Of Satan fine with Christian Bale's shout-out during Golden Globes

While accepting his award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy at last night’s Golden Globes, Vice’s Christian Bale thanked Satan for inspiring his turn as Dick Cheney. Most of us understood this reference to the devil as a common turn of phrase, implying that inhabiting the persona of the George W.…

Jimmy Kimmel endangers nation's parents with Fortnite TV stunt

If 2018 has taught us anything, it’s that kids love playing Fortnite just about as much as they hate not playing Fortnite. In recognition of this, the latest “YouTube Challenge” issued on Jimmy Kimmel Live involves parents simply turning off the TV while their kids are in the middle of an online, unpausable Fortnite …

It's going to be hard for red-carpet premieres to top Jason Momoa's Aquaman haka dance It's going to be hard for red-carpet premieres to top Jason Momoa's Aquaman haka dance

Movie premieres are typically boring, stuffy things. While it’s no doubt exciting for the cast and crew of a new film to celebrate the public unveiling of their hard work, the press coverage of famous people getting their pictures taken in nice clothes is usually pretty boring.

William Shatner apparently determined to argue about "Baby, It's Cold Outside" for rest of 2018 William Shatner apparently determined to argue about "Baby, It's Cold Outside" for rest of 2018

William Shatner, it’s become obvious, is a real stinker. He’s the sort of guy who unironically calls people “snowflakes” and “SJWs” and is eager to point out the “misandry” that plagues our world today. Any fond memories you may have of his music and acting are being chipped away at, bit by bit, with each new tweet…

Deep learning technology fulfills its destiny, swaps Cage and Travolta in Face/Off

Deep learning (or deep fakes) technology, which has frightened and amused people in more or less equal measure since it first started popping up on the internet, has now reached its full potential. Though capable of swapping the faces of anyone who’s ever been filmed before, people have largely embraced deep learning…

Let's spark some pipe weed and consider why classic rock loves Tolkien so much

As everyone who sighs in exasperation each time Robert Plant sings a Gollum reference in “Ramble On” knows well, ‘70s rock and JRR Tolkien go together like double-necked guitars and curly mullets. Why, exactly, this overlap exists is the subject of a new video from YouTube channel Polyphonic tracking the relationship…

Julien Baker, Ben Gibbard, more perform at tribute to Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison Julien Baker, Ben Gibbard, more perform at tribute to Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison

Last night in Brooklyn, a collection of artists came together to pay tribute to Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison, who died at age 36 in May, for Tiny Changes: A Celebration Of Scott Hutchison. The list of musicians, which included Julien Baker, The National’s Aaron Dessner and Kevine Devine, Death Cab For Cutie’s…

Listen to Tom Cruise and turn off your damn motion smoothing Listen to Tom Cruise and turn off your damn motion smoothing

Tom Cruise is passionate about several things: the life-improving power of his maniacal space cult, the importance of nearly killing himself in every movie he makes, and, it turns out, that garbage TV setting we’ve cautioned you about before called “motion smoothing.”

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