He also tells Ellen about how much he loves Fireball whisky, which, as we all know, is from the devil.Read More
Art Gallery Will Display Nude Photos of Jennifer Lawrence As Part of a Commentary On “Privacy In the Digital Era”
Hey, you know what's salt in the wound after your private photos have been stolen and spread around the Internet for all to see? An artist deciding to use those photos as part of an exhibit, because ART.Read More
L.A. Mayor Tries to Convince George Lucas to Build Museum There, With Hilariously Last-Minute Twitter Campaign
"The shield is down! Commence attack on the Lucas main reactor!"
George Lucas and his wife are planning on building a cultural arts museum devoted to his legacy, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti really, really wanted them to build it in his fair city. So he took to Twitter with an obviously well-thought out and totally foolproof campaign, perhaps hoping that Lucas would not be able to repel hashtags of that magnitude. It definitely went extremely well—for people who like hearing snarky jokes about L.A.Read More
Showtime Ramps Up Penny Dreadful Advertising With Creepy Interactive Window Display That Follows Passersby
Cool, I'm not going to have nightmares about women in feathered hats tonight.
While Showtime has made the first episode of Penny Dreadful available online already, they certainly aren't pulling any punches when it comes to promoting its May 11th premiere, as evidenced by the elaborately interactive displays they've placed in New York and Los Angeles for the next two weeks.Read More
We've seen what happens to down-on-their-luck high school science teachers, and it's not pretty.
Science can be dangerous, and apparently so can teaching it. A Los Angeles high school science teacher was suspended back in February, because two students made science projects that administrators of the Unified Los Angeles Schooled District deemed "dangerous." You're doing education wrong, administrators.Read More
What, LA, you think you're better than us with your Mediterranean climate and your giant television studios? Well you can cool it over there, pal, because Marvel just announced that they'll be filming their Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Jessica Powers shows in New York, where we'll get to stalk them at our leisure.Read More
Either that, or lean how to escape from a sack.
Every major city in the U.S. has a "Santacon" now, where folks dress up like Santa Claus and run around drinking and starting fights. In NYC, it's basically the worst thing ever. So we're pretty jealous of Los Angeles for scheduling its first ever "Krampusfest," inspired by the mythological Christmas monster that terrorizes naughty children.Read More
Elon Musk worked all night on this? What a procrastinator.
Well, it's here. So here's what's going on with Elon Musk's Hyperloop scheme for building a high-speed maglev transit system, which he calls "a new mode of transport – a fifth mode after planes, trains, cars, and boats."Read More
The Internet isn't a series of tubes, but Hyperloop probably is.
PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is going to lay out his latest futurist idea today at 1:30 PDT (4:30 Eastern). It's called the Hyperloop, and it's a transit system that can go between San Francisco to Los Angeles in only 30 minutes using magnetic levitation and Futurama-esque vacuum tubes.Read More
On a related note, every statue of Bruce Lee that's ever been erected has also been shirtless.
Geekosystem's office is in New York City, and while I wouldn't want to be anywhere else, I've got to admit that we have terrible pop culture-centic statues compared to some other cities. Philadelphia has Rocky, Milwaukee has The Fonz, Palm Springs had that enormous Marilyn Monroe -- heck, Detroit's getting a RoboCop! And what do we have? A statue of Ralph Kramden from The Honeymooners hanging out next to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. It's practically a slap in the face. So the news that the Chinatown district of Los Angeles recently erected a seven foot tall statue of Bruce Lee, in all his shirtless nunchuck-slinging glory, has me a bit miffed. We have a loudmouth bus driver and they have Bruce Lee? Man, screw New York.Read More
Ever since Ray Bradbury, science fiction guru and author of works like The Martian Chronicles, passed away back in June, folks have been tossing around the idea of renaming something in Los Angeles after the late writer. Recently, the idea came to rename an intersection after the man. Yesterday, the Los Angeles City Council voted to rename the downtown intersection at Fifth and Flower to Ray Bradbury Square. This is somewhat amusing, as Bradbury didn't drive.Read More
YouTube user DENJCA29 set up a camera with the intention of creating a 24-hour timelapse video near his home in downtown L.A.. What he didn't intend was to capture this strange footage of a man slowly "drifting" across the frame. The video is sped up eight-times normal speed, so the events you see unfolded over about five minutes. Who this drifting gentleman is will probably remain forever a mystery. (via Daily What)Read More