91 Things We Saw at the Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Exhibit in Downtown Los Angeles

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 6:00 am


Hello Kitty turns 40 this year - but just like you're not supposed to call her a cat, don't call it a birthday. Sanrio is very persnickety about semantics, and would rather you called this the 40th anniversary of her first appearance.

In honor of their meowing mascot hitting the middle-age mark, Sanrio is hosting several celebrations, including an exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles. Yes, we were there, and yes, we have a cat-ton of pictures to show of this part-history, part-art-inspiration exhibit. Let the cuteness commence!

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Friday Odds & Ends/Weekend Open Thread: Happy Liefeld Day!

Friday, October 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm


-Happy birthday to friend-of-TR Rob Liefeld! Here's a big hug.

-Learn why Harry Potter foe Dolores Umbridge is so miserable...in Lego.

-Rush Hour: The TV Show can probably afford Chris Tucker these days.

-Let's clutch at straws and hope Twin Peaks is coming back. Or not...reunion shows aren't usually that great.

-That was fast: Angry Birds has a Star Wars Rebels level.

-The Rock to replace The Hoff in a Baywatch movie?

-A pig steals 18 beers, gets drunk, and fights a cow. Naturally, it's an Australian pig.

-Would you trust Hulk Hogan to drive your Crazy Taxi?

17 Things You May Have Missed This Weekend, From KFC Keyboards to Hamster Hot-Dogging

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 6:00 am


A 16-disc set of Matt Smith's Doctor Who tenure is coming - and that's but one thing that came up in conversation over the course of the weekend thread. Compiled with the help of Kyle LeClair, here are some of the other stories you might have missed.

Tipsters this week included Gallen_Dugall, SlyDante777, Anyone00, troi, Rx79Immigrant84, Citrus_King

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Big Eyes Trailer Hints Tim Burton Has Finally Made Another Ed Wood

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8:00 am


No Johnny Depp dressed like a crack-addicted Martian clown. No black spirals on white backgrounds. Realistic architecture. True story. Total absence of Helena Bonham Carter.

Where is the real Tim Burton, and whatever you've done with him, can you keep doing it so this apparent impostor with the same name can have a shot?

Big Eyes is written by Ed Wood writers Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander, and tells the story of artist Margaret Keane, known for painting those creepy kids with the big eyes. The rest I won't spoil if you don't already know it - but getting Terence Stamp, Christoph Waltz and Danny Huston all together in the same movie is quite cool indeed. Just watch.

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A Look at the Children's Book the Satanic Temple Can Now Legally Hand out in Florida Schools

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm


Due to a recent lawsuit to allow equal access to all religions into the public schools of Orange County, Florida, the Satanic Temple will now be handing out The Satanic Children's Big Book of Activities, among other materials.

I wrote to the Temple's publicist and asked if we could have a look. We can indeed. After doing so, I'm convinced the devil may indeed have the best sense of humor...

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EXCLUSIVE REVEAL: Wrestling Artist Rob Schamberger's Newest Painting - The NWO!

Friday, September 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm


Yes, I normally try to keep the wrestling stuff to Monday - but WWE is going to announce this officially on Monday and Rob wanted to give us the exclusive first-look.

Rob Schamberger is a Kansas City-based portrait artist who specializes in the world of professional wrestling. Along with his goal to paint every one of the sport's world champions, he has also begun a partnership with WWE, who now sell his work. A who's who of wrestlers own his work, and he has also been named the official artist of the George Tragos/ Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. He has painted live for WWE at WrestleMania and SummerSlam, and had the distinct honor of hand-painting the jacket worn by The Ultimate Warrior in his final appearance on Monday Night Raw. He also utilizes the interest in his work to raise money for various charities and causes.

Ready to see his new one? Read on...

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Peter Capaldi is Leonardo da Vinci in a 3D Movie From the History Channel

Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 2:30 pm


As much as Capaldi/da Vinci/History Channel is a bit of a nerd trifecta, I think we all are probably asking the same question - Capaldi as da Vinci? You don't need to know anything about history to be able to tell that a guy named Leonardo da Vinci is Italian, and Capaldi is...well, if there's a European culture more opposite than the Italians, the Scots are most assuredly in the running. Also da Vinci had a beard, and the above image is an actual promo still from the movie, entitled Inside the Mind of Leonardo and set for theatrical release in October.

I can't wait for the scene where he calls Mona Lisa a "facking cant" or tells Michelangelo to shut it. Although if da Vinci actually was the Doctor, it sure would explain all those crazy codes Tom Hanks keeps finding.

Press release follows...

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Weekend Hangover: 15+ Stories You May Have Missed - Official Kevin Smith Weed and Cinderella Porn

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6:00 am


It's Hangover time again! Start your week right with some of the best reader-submitted stories from the weekend, compiled with the help of Kyle LeClair. We'll start with the official medical marijuana tie-in to Kevin Smith's newest movie Tusk, pictured above.

This week's tipsters include: franciebrady27, Anyone00, Gallen_Dugall, Edwin Santos, SlyDante777, troi, andre_morelo, FakeAssName, skrag2112

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7 Great Moments From the Deadpool Movie Script

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 6:00 am


Hopefully by now you have seen the recently leaked Deadpool test footage, and if you're a fan of mercs with mouths you're probably glad you were wearing your brown pants. The 2010 script has been leaked several times, with writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick on record confirming its authenticity. They also don't discourage finding it for yourself, which we did.

It should be noted that just over a week ago on July 30th, Deadpool's creator Rob Liefeld confirmed that the script was re-written to dodge the 'R' rating, saying on his Twitter that the "R is not a blockade any longer." However, this weekend he confirmed that there is still no firm go-ahead, adding that the hold-up is "politically charged", and even added that with "pundits predicting a $65 million dollar opening" it was still chalked up to a "producer battle. 'Nuff said."

So since there is a PG-13 script now, there's no telling what has been kept from this former version. Be warned by reading this list you will be encountering several things that could likely make your mouth water even more than the test footage did. Here are seven scenes we loved, accompanied with some gorgeous art from madman Matthew Steele.

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Weekend Hangover: Anne Rice Rebooted, Milli Vanilli and Mario, Rubber Duck and Bondage

Monday, August 11, 2014 at 6:00 am


What stories might you (and we) have missed over the weekend? Fear not, dear readers, for many of them have been gathered here for your perusal via reader submissions, and the assistance of Kyle LeClair.

This week's tipsters include James.k.Polk, SlyDante777, NebulaJack, troi, DrAbraxas, Gallen_Dugall, Dr.Gonzo82, rkwsupserstar, donnaryoko, Timely-Tardis-Lego

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