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04 Apr 21:26

sugarbone: slappin my new sticker series up around the...


slappin my new sticker series up around the city

Hah that’s cute XD

04 Apr 21:20

Supercut of Words of Wisdom and Sayings From Seasons 1-3 of ‘Game of Thrones’

by Justin Page

New York City video blogger and web producer Evan Puschak (a.k.a. “The Nerdwriter“) has created a supercut video of words of wisdom an sayings from seasons 1-3 of Game of Thrones.

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

04 Apr 20:54

Kids Creating Their Own Sound Effects and Vocals for Popular Movies

by Justin Page
Christopher Lantz

This made me smile.

In this video, BuzzFeed has a group of kids create their own sound effects and vocals for popular movies, such as: Frozen, The Avengers, and Fast & Furious 6. The end results are quite funny.

04 Apr 17:29

The ‘Game of Thrones’ Intro Reimagined as a Classic 1970s-1980s TV Sitcom

by Justin Page

Garrison Dean has created a wonderful video for io9, based on a concept by Charlie Jane Anders, that reimagines the intro to HBO’s hit television series Game of Thrones as a classic 1970s-1980s TV sitcom.

via io9

04 Apr 14:49

Kaviar & Cigarettes

by xote
04 Apr 14:49

Gamefreaks • nomand: Nothing can describe the experience of...

by mysteryman
Christopher Lantz

Soooooo good.

03 Apr 23:15

White, right-wing terrorist busted...and hardly a peep

by Cory Doctorow

Last week, the FBI arrested Robert James Talbot Jr., 38, of Katy, Texas. Talbot was the self-styled head of the American Insurgent Movement, which openly plotted to massacre Moslems at mosques and kill them with automatic weapons, sought to rob armored cars, and recruited followers to sow more mayhem. Talbot is a violent Christian fundamentalist who advertised his intention to murder people wholesale.

Kudos to the FBI for arresting this fellow, but as Death and Taxes point out, where the hell was the national panic that attends every arrest of a jihadi terrorist, no matter how cracked and improbable his plan happened to be? Nowhere to be seen.

Now, if this was a recognition by the press that lone kooks are not an existential threat to the world -- even if they are capable of committing horrible, isolated crimes -- I'd be standing up and cheering. But if Talbot had been a brown-skinned conservative Muslim who'd been arrested after planning to attack Christian churches in America with bombs and machine-guns, I suspect there would have been screaming front-page headlines and round-the-clock intensive CNN coverage for days, not to mention grim, determined reporting on Fox News.


03 Apr 22:32

A Tour of the British Isles in Accents

by EDW Lynch

Dialect coach Andrew Jack offers a tour of the British Isles through the various accents of its residents in this fascinating short video. Jack has provided dialect training on many film and theater projects, including the Lord of the Rings trilogy, for which he developed the Middle Earth accents. The video was created by PJamBarker and is based on a BBC Radio 4 feature.

via reddit

03 Apr 20:03

Stop-and-frisk as the most visible element of deep, violent official American racism

by Cory Doctorow

Christopher E Smith is the white father of a black, biracial son, and it is through his son's experience of being black in America that he has learned just how pervasive and humiliating and violent officialdom is to black Americans, a fact embodied perfectly through New York City's notorious, racist stop-and-frisk program. Smith describes how his son, interning on Wall Street, has been repeatedly stopped by police, once made to lie face down on the filthy sidewalk in his best suit while police went through his pockets (former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg was a staunch supporter of this program). He describes the experience of his black in-laws, who are stopped by police-cars en route to family gatherings, who have guns aimed at their heads, and who are then released with a shrug and a nonsensical excuse. He describes how driving over the US/Canadian border with his son is totally different from driving on his own, and how the customs guards routinely stop the two of them, and make them wait out of sight of their car while it is searched.

As an aside, I've experienced this myself. I've driven across the US/Canadian border literally dozens of times and the only time I was stopped was when I gave Nalo Hopkinson and David Findlay -- who happen to be black -- a ride to a Clarion reunion at Michigan State University. At both border crossings, the car was searched from top to bottom, with officers taking out books and shaking the pages to look for contraband. It's never happened since. The only difference between that drive and all the others was that there were some brown-skinned people in evidence.

Smith proposes a thought experiment in which stop-and-frisk searches were mandatorily applied in keeping with overall demographics, so for every three black people that the NYPD pull over and humiliate without warrant or suspicion or probable cause, they would have to do the same to ten white people -- and suggests that this would end the program of stop-and-frisk in a heartbeat.

I think he's right.

Proponents of stop-and-frisk often suggest that the hardships suffered by young men of color might be tolerable if officers were trained to be polite rather than aggressive and authoritarian. We need to remember, however, that we are talking about imposing an additional burden on a demographic that already experiences a set of alienating “taxes” not shared by the rest of society.

I can tell myriad stories about the ways my son is treated with suspicion and negative presumptions in nearly every arena of his life. I can describe the terrorized look on his face when, as a 7-year-old trying to learn how to ride a bicycle on the sidewalk in front of our suburban house, he was followed at 2-miles-per-hour from a few feet away by a police patrol car—a car that sped away when I came out of the front door to see what was going on. I can tell stories of teachers, coaches, and employers who have forced my son to overcome a presumption that he will cause behavior problems or that he lacks intellectual capability. I can tell you about U.S. Customs officials inexplicably ordering both of us to exit our vehicle and enter a building at the Canadian border crossing so that a team of officers could search our car without our watching—an event that never occurs when I am driving back from Canada by myself.

If I hadn’t witnessed all this so closely, I never would have fully recognized the extent of the indignities African-American boys and men face. Moreover, as indicated by research recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the cumulative physical toll this treatment takes on African-American men can accelerate the aging process and cause early death. Thus, no “special tax” on this population can be understood without recognizing that it does not exist as a small, isolated element in people’s lives.

What I Learned About Stop-and-Frisk From Watching My Black Son [Christopher E. Smith/The Atlantic]

(Image: stopfrisk_june17_DSC_1073, Michael Fleshman, CC-BY)


03 Apr 19:25

If This Llama Doesn't Put You in a Good Mood, Nothing Will!

Submitted by: (via Laurie Eskes)

Tagged: so cute , bounding , happy , llamas , Video
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03 Apr 19:11

Things You May Not Have Known About ‘Game of Thrones’

by Justin Page
Christopher Lantz

Sorry for all of the GoT shares. Also, sexposition.

All Time 10s has created a new video that shares ten things you may not have known about Game of Thrones. Previously, we wrote about All Time 10s’ list of facts about Sesame Street, The Simpsons, South Park, and The Oscars.

music by Christopher Ashmore and Benjamin Marks – “Flying Fortress

03 Apr 19:10

‘Busk’, A Short Documentary About New York City Street Performers

by Brian Heater

“Busk” is a documentary short by Icarus that explores the lives of five musicians making their living by performing on the streets and subway stations of New York City. Released through Vimeo in 2013, the doc follows a diverse group of performers, including Japanese beatboxer Reo Matsumoto, bluegrass banjo player Morgan O’Kane and bucket drummer Anthony Smith-Little.

via Vimeo Staff Picks

03 Apr 18:40

Sarcasm from a Hedgehog

Sarcasm from a Hedgehog

Submitted by: (via Whitney Wilson)

Tagged: lol , hedgehog , serious , funny
03 Apr 18:19

Princess Winterfell · xiaobaosg · Online Store Powered by Storenvy

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03 Apr 18:19


03 Apr 03:18

Maybe Not Those Last Two

02 Apr 23:57

LOL: ‘Game of Thrones’ Seasons 1-3 Honest Trailer

by Peter Sciretta

Game of Thrones honest trailer - Season 3 - Daenerys

ScreenJunkies has returned with a five-minute-long honest trailer for the popular HBO series adaptation Game of Thrones. The Game of Thrones honest trailer covers seasons 1-3, so be warned it contains spoilers from those episodes. They also created a “non-spoiler” version of the trailer, with blurred out imagery and such but if if you haven’t caught up on the show I wouldn’t trust it. Watch the Game of Thrones honest trailer embedded after the jump.

Game of Thrones Honest Trailer for Seasons 1-3

Game of Thrones Honest Trailer Non Spoiler Version

Honest Trailers: Game of Thrones
Directed by Andy Signore
Series Created by Andy Signore & Brett Weiner
Episode Written by Spencer Gilbert, Gilli Nissim, Dan Murrell, and Andy Signore
Edited by Dan Murrell and Casey Donahue

Voiceover Narration by Jon:

The post LOL: ‘Game of Thrones’ Seasons 1-3 Honest Trailer appeared first on /Film.

02 Apr 20:28

True Facts About The Octopus by Ze Frank

by Justin Page
Christopher Lantz

Try not to get preeeegant watching this video.

Ze Frank describes the “marvelous” octopus, one of the most intelligent animals of all the invertebrate, in his new video “True Facts About The Octopus.” Parts of the video were shot on location at Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California. We’ve previously written about Ze Frank and his funny True Facts web series.

music by Tom Moore

01 Apr 21:41

What it's Like to Fly with the Cast of Disney's The Lion King

by MilkandCookies
After an amazing day at THE LION KING Brisbane season launch announcement, members of our Australian cast felt so elated they decided to sing the 'Circle of Life' prior to take off on their flight back to Sydney. So sit back and enjoy the amazing flash mob.
01 Apr 19:23

‘Homestar Runner’ Returns on April Fools’ Day With First New Content Since 2010

by Rollin Bishop
Christopher Lantz

Wow, homestar runner. I haven't thought about him in a long time. Homestar got me through many a lonely night when I used to work the overnight call center at Indiana University UITS.

Homestar Runner Update

The classic Flash-animated Internet series Homestar Runner from The Brothers Chaps updated today for the first time since 2010. The new animation, just in time for April Fools’ Day, features the character Homestar Runner updating a number of goofy tidbits on the website like Hairstyle Runner before Strong Bad shows up with a few updates of his own. The new animation replaces the traditional intro and is currently available on the series’ website.

via Toby Radiation Fox

01 Apr 18:10

The Internet Meme Retirement Program is Here

by Brad
Christopher Lantz

Wow, you think natural selection is cruel? The level of competetion amougnst memes is savage. I'm glad to know that there is a place for them to live out their golden years.

01 Apr 18:03

A Horde of Puppies Takes Down a Human

Christopher Lantz


A Horde of Puppies Takes Down a Human

Submitted by: Unknown

Tagged: dogs , gifs , puppies , cute
01 Apr 17:32

A Mythical Beast Appears on This Ordinary Newscast

01 Apr 17:32

Heroic Act of the Day: Dnipro's Jaba Kankava Saves the Life of Dynamo Kiev's Defender Oleg Gusev

Christopher Lantz

This. Best way to judge someone is how they treat their opponents.

Kankava has been credited with a lightning reaction to save Dynamo Kiev captain Oleg Gusev after he had swallowed his tongue following a horror collision with Dnipro goalkeeper Denys Boyko.

A Kiev attack came to nothing when a cross was plucked out the air by Dnipro keeper Denys Boyko, however the keeper wiped out Dynamo captain Oleg Gusev when he claimed the ball.

In a horrific accident, Boyko knocked out Gusev with a high boot, and immediately it became appeared that the unconscious Gusiev had swallowed his tongue.

Players from both sides instinctively ran to Gusev's aid as the worst fears began to seem a reality, and the medics soon followed to take over.

Kankava has been credited with pulling Gusev's tongue out from his throat, thereby saving his opponent's life.

Submitted by: (via BiathlonUA)

Tagged: sports , videos , heroic act , win
01 Apr 17:29

Weight Loss Spammers Are Turning Pinterest into Butterest

Christopher Lantz


Weight Loss Spammers Are Turning Pinterest into Butterest

Submitted by: (via Metro)

01 Apr 17:28

#190 – Back in the tank

by Josh Millard
Christopher Lantz

Aw, puns!

Once is a joke; twice is a tradition. Hope you’re all having a relatively tolerable Fake News On The Internet day.

Also, over on Metafilter, we decided to write up some Ask Metafilter questions for literary characters, if you’re up for some more recontextualization of canons.

31 Mar 18:37

Adventure Time, An Art Show Inspired by Cartoon Network’s Animated TV Series at Gallery1988 West in Los Angeles

by Justin Page

Audrey Pongracz
artwork by Audrey Pongracz

Gallery1988 and Cartoon Network have joined forces to present Adventure Time, a group art show featuring over 65 artist’s work that was “inspired by the awesome cartoon series.” The show will open Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 from 7 – 10 PM at Gallery1988 (West) and be on display through Sunday, April 6th. The exhibit is RSVP only. To attend, it is required that you RSVP by emailing Gallery1988 at

Stephen Andrade
artwork by Stephen Andrade

Nicole Gustafsson
artwork by Nicole Gustafsson

Andrew Heath
artwork by Andrew Heath

Brad Hill
artwork by Brad Hill

Adventure Time

images via Gallery1988

31 Mar 17:45

Yep, This Is What We're All Striving For