US Spy Satellite Logo Not At All Subtle: Octopus Enveloping The Earth
Yes, the NSA is a spy agency, working for one of the most technologically advanced nations in human history, and thanks to the likes of Edward Snowden, everyone knows they’ve got their tentacles in everyone’s pies, but fuck, you think they’d come up with a somewhat more subtle logo than a giant octopus enveloping the Earth with the phrase “Nothing is Beyond Our Reach” to put on a spy satellite that was just launched into orbit.This is something out of The Illuminatus Trilogy made real.
Disney gets closer to owning your entire childhood, acquires Indiana Jones franchise
After the takeover of everything Star Wars, it may not be a surprise that Disney wants to continue to snap up Lucas properties to keep propped up forever, before it buys Lego, Transformers, GI Joe, Barbie, Sonic the Hedgehog, Back to the Future and your grandmother’s best recipes and totally owns your and everyone’s childhood. Star Wars is an easy bet— it’s a huge sci-fi world that can keep going and going with different stories and different characters and stories. Disney could keep Star Wars alone going for the next 10,000 years. Indiana Jones however is a bit different in that, as the name implies, it’s about one awesome character, played by one awesome Harrison Ford and I don’t have faith any Indiana Jones spin-offs or outright replacement of Indiana Jones by another actor would be worth a fuck. But I also wouldn’t have guessed Disney could enslave Johnny Depp for eternity to make movies about a Disneyland ride.
Probably around a year and a half, my dad had a job as a house painter and I would go with him during the day and play with toys in the grass. I had this yellow plastic duck shaped wagon I would haul my toys around in, it was pretty awesome.
Inventor of the Doritos Locos Taco dies at the age of 41
Todd Mills, the visionary genius whose persistence resulted in the Taco Bell Doritos Locos Tacos passed on to taco heaven this week at the age of 41 after battling brain cancer. Mills never saw a cent from Taco Bell, but he knew his idea would change the world, so he bugged Frito-Lay to no avail, so he started a grassroots movement to show there was interest in the idea, and then it happened. And now that his work is done, he’s off to spread taco joy to other dimensions.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela dies at the age of 95
History often paints people as much bigger than they were during their lifetime, but in the case of Nelson Mandela, there was no doubt of his greatness and goodness as a human being. He fought for equality, justice and peace his entire adult life, and spent three decades behind bars for fighting the apartheid government of South Africa before personally leading his country into a modern democracy. There just isn’t enough good things to say about the man, and now that he is gone, the world has lost one of the truly great human beings that has ever walked this Earth.
Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman in Batman vs Superman. Holy mother of Amazon finally ffs
As you may know, I’ve been rooting for DC to get their shit together for a while now. Marvel has done a spectacular job of building a comic book like movie metaverse, and DC hasn’t been able to even keep their huge, world-famous characters in flight for long at all without endless reboots of the same story. But with Man of Steel 2, they’re hoping to finally find a platform to launch from. Superman, Batman and holy fuck finally they’ve found their Wonder Woman with actress Gal Gadot. This also probably means that the Justice League will feature somewhat in BvS, leading into a JL movie, and then DC maybe can gloat a little over Marvel not being able to pull Spider-Man and the X-Men into their movie franchise.
Homefront, starring Jason Statham and James Franco is in theatres now. From first glance it looks to be a typical beat em up violent thriller, but does it have what it takes to stand out? How does it do? Is it a decent watch, or should it be sent back to prison?
The Community Driven Taco Recipe Repository aims to create the perfect taco, and to provide taco recipes that be shared and enjoyed with an open source ethos, driving taco technology into the future. So many tacos, so few Thursdays.
So I work at starbucks (unfortunately) and I cannot understand why the fuck so many people go there. The drinks are literally nothing but store bought 2%, a shit ton of sugar flavoring (I'm not joking, the caramel brulee latte is over 1/3rd caramel flavored slime, that's almost half a pound of caramel sauce) and some really overpriced espresso. I've tried these drinks and they just taste like a god damn five year old made them up (keep in mind i'm only 24). Why the fuck do people pay for this?
Lionsgate is in talks to make a Hillary Clinton biopic, because okay
Hillary Clinton will be making another run for the White House in 2016, and already Lionsgate is in negotiations to turn the popular 2012 Black List script for ‘Rodham’ into the first Hillary Clinton biopic. Rodham follows a young Hillary Clinton in her days as a lawyer on the House Judiciary Committee to Impeach President Nixon. The script, written by Young Il Kim has already attracted director James Ponsoldt and has gotten the attention of a whole slew of actresses who would love to play Hillary, including Scarlett Johansson, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon and Carey Mulligan.
After being the hottest thing since Jesus when they launched in the late 90s, Tamgotchi kinda fell off the map for a while. But next fall, Bandai is launching an all new series of Tamagotchi called Tamagotchi Friends. They look similar to the old ones, only this time, you have your choice of pets to raise and the egg shaped devices come with connectivity, so your Tamagotchi can visit a friend’s Tamagotchi, so they can cry on each others shoulders about how their neglected and poop on each others floors.
Oldboy, Spike Lee’s remake of the ultraviolent Korean film of the same name is in theatres now. The original is a cult classic, an excellent example of Korean cinema. But how does this stand up? Is it a worthy remake, or should get hypnotised to forget it?
Police in Iceland shoot and kill a suspect for the first time in the nation's history. Never forget.
In the US, police shooting and killing suspects happens every day, whether or not someone is a real threat or not. On Monday, police in Iceland had to find their one bullet in order to take out a man with a shotgun, probably all jacked up on fermented shark or something, and it was the first time any police force in the nation’s history have had to do so. I’m sure people in Iceland are shaking their heads wondering how their country could have slid so far to have this happen.