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  1. Say Hello to the IKEA Monkey’s Russian Cousin [Video]

    Remember that sharply dressed monkey gallivanting about a Canadian IKEA, putting employees and store patrons on edge? Course you do, how can anyone not remember something as poignant as that? Well, in an obvious push to dethrone North America as the world's preeminent purveyor and manufacturer for viral and productivity-killing videos, Russia has presented its own version of the aforementioned primate in a coat. As much as it pains us to admit this, Mother Russia's snow-loving simian might just exceed the IKEA monkey in the lose-your-mind-over-the-unbridled-cuteness department. Honestly, how do you expect the IKEA monkey to compete with a tail warmer and monkey-sized scarf?

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  2. Email Fail: Couple Shares Steamy Sexual Conversation With Entire Office

    A wise man once said that love knows no bounds, but that declaration was obviously made at a time prior to the advent of email. Melanie Anderson and Eric Knisz, an engaged couple working for the Scottish oil company Integrated Subsea Services, learned in the worst way imaginable what happens when one is a bit too quick sending out messages. The two had spent the afternoon exchanging steamy emails back and forth when Anderson wanted to notify her fellow coworkers that the sandwich truck had arrived outside the premises. She accidentally included the emails in her forward, so the entire office learned that lunch was right outside the door and the humiliated couple's bedroom adventure the previous night was pretty "ace."

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  3. Jesse McCartney Accidentally Confirms Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix’s Being Localized

    Never since the Street Fighter franchise have we waited so long for the next proper installment in a video game series. Our patience for Kingdom Hearts III has been worn thin of late with each side story, rehash, and side story rehash that's been released after Kingdom Hearts II, further delaying the long awaited closure we've been working toward for the past 11 years -- man, history does repeat itself. It appears as though we may be waiting even longer. Jesse McCartney, the heavenly voice behind Sora's doppelganger Roxas, posted a picture on Instagram showing the inside of the recording studio with the caption: "For all you ‘Kingdom Hearts‘ Fans. Recording the next chapter! #KingdomHearts #Roxas #Gamers." Regrettably, judging by the game footage, this "next chapter" is likely Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix and not Kingdom Hearts III. You may now commence your disapproving shake of the head.

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  4. Warner Bros. Eyes Nic Mathieu for Robotech Directorial Duties

    With Optimus Prime and the other Transformers practically rolling in the money generated from their titular film franchise, and relishing their renewed relevance in pop culture, it was only a matter of time before another '80s cartoon series featuring giant transforming robots -- relax, it's not Gobots -- dove in for a piece of the proverbial pie. Warner Bros. is planning to release a contemporary and live-action take on the revered Robotech anime from 1985 which introduced so many children of that generation to mecha and the multifaceted complexity of an animated space opera. Numerous writers have been working on the screenplay for quite some time, but no director has ever been selected to helm the project. It's now being reported that Warner Bros. is in talks with commercial director Nic Mathieu to helm the film, even though he's pretty much only ever done commercials.

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  5. Teddy Bear Meme Artist Didn’t Put Much Thought Into Drawing, Actually Quite Amazed People Are So Into It

    Earlier this week we reported that the above illustration entitled Sweet Halloween Dreams -- created by Greek software engineer and artist Alex Panagopoulos -- would be turned into a movie with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Beau Flynn, and Hiram Garcia attached to the project as producers. While Panagopoulos has already sold the drawing's film rights to New Line Cinema, there was no word on the artist's own reaction to the life-changing news -- until today. No doubt surprised by the overnight surge in popularity of his artwork, Panagopoulos still can't believe that it was enough to merit this level of attention from the film industry.

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  6. Internet Explorer Ad Blinds Us with ’90s Nostalgia to Hide the Fact People Still Don’t Like Them

    If you were a kid growing up in the '90s, then chances are that the school computer lab was running Internet Explorer as their go-to browser. Chances are just as likely that it was suffering from the very same quality control issues 18 years ago as it is today. Since 1995, it's been that same dance of disappointment and frustration over Microsoft's inability to see that it has nearly two decades of problems to work out before it can hope to achieve the same level of prestige as Firefox and Google Chrome. In their latest attempt to make it appear that they've seen the error of their ways, Microsoft has released an Internet Explorer ad tugging at the heartstrings of those pining for the halcyon days of their '90s youth. While we certainly can't enough of the walk down memory lane, it does nothing to change the fact that Internet Explorer will remain a steaming pile of -- look, garish fanny packs!

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  7. Gotta Go Fast: New Sonic the Hedgehog Game Rumored to Be Unveiled in February

    It's becoming more and more readily apparent that a year can't go by without Sega releasing a new game in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, with 2013 possibly maintaining this perennial trend. Rumors have been circulating that the game developer and publisher is planning to unveil Sonic's latest adventure in mid-February with a potential release date set either for the fall or winter of this year. Presently, there are no specifics regarding the game's overall story, but a number of dubious details have been reported.

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  8. J.J. Abrams Reportedly Set to Direct Star Wars: Episode VII

    What once began as a mere geeky flight of fancy appears to have become a reality now that various sources are reporting that J.J. Abrams has been given the prestigious honor of directing the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. Although Abrams had initially said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that he wouldn't take on the task of overseeing the cinematic future of George Lucas' influential science fiction epic, it looks as though the fan-favorite creative visionary isn't passing up the chance to guide the next chapter in the Star Wars mythology.

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  9. Rob Liefeld Wants the Role of Rob Liefeld to be Played by Captain Kirk in Image Comics Biopic

    Whether you love him, hate him, or respect the man simply on the grounds that he puts up with all the vitriol each day with a smile, comic book artist and perennial punching bag Rob Liefeld was instrumental in the formation of Image Comics: A publisher that for over 20 years has provided an outlet for aspiring writers and artists to have their work published in an industry dominated by Marvel and DC Comics. Despite clashes within the company that led to his resignation in 1996, Liefeld believes that the legacy of Image Comics is one that needs to be told as a feature-length biopic, acknowledging the comic creators that risked everything to make their collective ambition a reality. Liefeld completed the screenplay for the film, called Icons, in just three days, and he's cobbled together a wishlist of potential actors to portray some of the comic industry's greatest. For the role of Liefeld, the man himself has chosen Chris Pine -- as in the current Captain Kirk -- for the honor.

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  10. Vine Service Allows Twitter Users to Post What Amounts to GIF Videos

    Sometimes letting the world know about your experiences on Twitter in 140 characters or less simply isn't enough to do it justice. You can attach a visual component such as a photo to the tweet, but at the end of the day it just seems to lack that spark of life, something only a video can accomplish. Those who'd rather film their meals instead of snapping a quick picture now have an option in the form of the Vine app. Recently acquired by Twitter, Vine Labs, Inc.'s latest product is a downloadable mobile service enabling users to film short video clips in six seconds or less -- adequate time to do something extremely irritating -- that plays on an infinite loop with sound once posted to Twitter. Still, what Vine Labs, Inc. is hailing as a social media breakthrough is essentially a glorified GIF, albeit an audible one.

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