by Rebecca Pahle | 2:30 pm, March 3rd, 2013
Because teenagerdom is a mess, but some people handle it better than others.
by Rebecca Pahle | 2:30 pm, March 3rd, 2013
by Rebecca Pahle | 6:00 pm, February 9th, 2013
Minkyu Lee‘s Adam and Dog is nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short, and after watching it you’ll know why. It’s inventive, gorgeously animated, and heart-breaking and heart-mending both at the same time. (I get emotional when there are dogs in movies… don’t look at me. It’s just raining on my face.) Fair warning, there is some nudity (non-sexual in nature) because it’s Adam and Eve sans the oft-pictured fig leaf. It’s not a big deal at all, but I’m just covering my butt like Adam’s butt and genitals are not covered in this movie. So there ya go. Watch it. It’s excellent.
by Susana Polo | 10:19 am, January 25th, 2013
Tilt one of SirOctopusDesigns’ action cards to the side, and the little figure races along its track in imitation of a wide variety of movie and television scenes… where somebody fell to their death and it made you doubt the purpose of doing anything at all in this uncaring universe. So when I say there’s a card in here for fans of Doctor Who, Sherlock, Thor, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, and Supernatural, what I mean is that these cards are a cruel but hilarious gift for fans of Doctor Who, Sherlock, Thor, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, and Supernatural. Here’s a gallery of gifs featuring the cards in glorious action.
Needless to say, this post contains spoilers for the above listed shows and movies.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 2:30 pm, January 13th, 2013
We’ve featured the work of Chris Gerringer before, but with an idea this good, can you really fault us for a little bit of a repeat? His series I Know That Feel, Bro takes fictional characters with some shared characteristic—Batman and Harry Potter, say, both orphaned heroes—and has them bonding over shared misfortune. I’m pretty sure interacting with Batman about dead parents would leave Harry curled up on the floor in a fetal position crying.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 6:01 pm, January 5th, 2013
I was inducted into the Downton Abbey cult last year and can now completely understand what all the fuss was about. And I am absolutely quivering with anticipation of Season 3 premiering on PBS’s Masterpiece Classic tomorrow night! So it was a happy coincidence I came upon this video on Patton Oswalt’s Twitter feed. It features Janie Haddad Tompkins in her hopes of replacing Laura Linney as the person who introduces Downton Abbey on PBS. Or, getting back to her old gig, as the case may be. Enjoy and enjoy the new episode of Downton tomorrow!
by Susana Polo | 11:25 am, December 17th, 2012
by Susana Polo | 11:41 am, December 11th, 2012
In an interview this week, Sir Ian McKellen, beloved by many geeks for his roles in both the Lord of the Rings and X-Men franchises (not to mention being, for this writer, the only bearable (not intended as a pun!) part of The Golden Compass), revealed that he has been living with prostate cancer for “six or seven years.” However, the actor says that his particular case is has remained non-life threatening and is being closely monitored.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 5:48 pm, November 28th, 2012
Melbourne, Australia commissioned a cute video to remind its passengers to exercise save behavior when boarding trains or waiting at stations called “Dumb Ways to Die.” Seattle’s Cinesaurus created this homage video to it all about the Mars Curiosity Rover
I feel obligated to point out that since all the rovers are referred to as “she,” like many other inanimate vehicles, this video contains a brief moment of lesbian robot love. It also contains references to Amelia Earhart, Aliens, Half-Life 3, Doctor Who, and at about 1:05, something that just might make an xkcd fan tear up, so that’s pretty cool too.
(via Laughing Squid.)READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 2:29 pm, October 26th, 2012
Tumblr is experiencing network problems following an issue with one of our uplink providers. Recovery is moving quickly and we will return to full service shortly. — A Tumblr rep speaking to NBC News.
It’s okay everyone, Tumblr is back. But while it was out, it made NBC News. Okay, so not the television channel, but the network’s website, at least, which did their due diligence to cover the source of the outage.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:45 pm, October 25th, 2012
Last Saturday saw Lana Wachowski, one of the directors of the Matrix trilogy and the upcoming Cloud Atlas, give a speech at the annual Human Rights Campaign gala on the subject of growing up transgender. Parts of it are hard to watch—her recollections of being beaten for not joining a line of boys at school and of a later near-suicide attempt, specifically—but don’t let that stop you. The entire speech is incredibly moving and worth your time.READ MORE