King Kong vs. NWA: Compton's Eazy-E and Dr. Dre Head to Skull Island

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 5:02 pm

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I can only assume they will intimidate the big ape with their streetwise lyrics and gangster swagger. Two out of Straight Outta Compton's three leads, Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell will be going from Compton to Skull Island.

Variety describes Mitchell's character as "an easy going pilot." I think they mean an EAZY DUZ IT pilot, but regardless, that would most likely mean Skull Island is set in a more modern time period than Peter Jackson's 1933-set version, when air travel meant biplanes and the Air Force wasn't integrated.

It'll never happen, but I would freak out so hard if they did a rap track called "Fuck the Gorilla" for the soundtrack.

Hear Patti Smith's Sad, Dark Song About the End of Aqua Teen Hunger Force

Friday, August 21, 2015 at 8:00 am

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Appropriately, it's equal parts absurd and disturbing. As she's a longtime fan, it's no surprise she can masterfully shake you up about it.

So grab your meatwad and enjoy.

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"Straight Outta Gotham" Hilariously Mixes Gangsta Rap With Bat-Villains

Monday, August 17, 2015 at 10:30 am

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My compliments to the lyricist on this one. Riddler, Two-Face and Joker are some Villainz Wit Attitude, busting some criminal rhymes.

If Zack Snyder gets remotely this witty, i'll be impressed.

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"Hetfield" Comics Turn Metallica Frontman Into Lasagna-Loving Cat

Monday, August 17, 2015 at 8:00 am

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Oh Hetfield, let my heart go.

The hero of my day is whoever decided to turn Garfield and Jon into James and Lars for an online comic strip, particularly because they chose to mock James' goofy blond beard (seriously - the handlebar 'stache is all that is, ever, ever was, will be, ever for Hetfield facial hair. And yeah, nothing else matters).

If you hate Mondays, but love knowing mockery of Metallica, take that pain of yours over to the Hetfield the Cat Tumblr . It's like sweet amber for the soul.

The humor may not kill 'em all, but compared to the forgettable jokes in the real Garfield, the memory remains.

h/t Jim Dandeneau

Iron Maiden's New Music Video Is a Fun Tribute to Arcade Games Over the Years

Friday, August 14, 2015 at 11:00 am

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If music videos still worked the way they did when I was young, this one alone would have Iron Maiden back in the popular consciousness and topping the charts. While the song is an okay old-school metal number, the video - which sees the band's zombie mascot Eddie getting Tron-style digitized into a game grid and starring in versions of Donkey Kong, Mortal Kombat and more - is a better retro-gaming tribute than Pixels.

If you're not familiar at all with Iron Maiden, you may at least know Eddie as a frequently made action figure by McFarlane and NECA. And now I want to see him actually enter Pixels and rip out Adam Sandler's heart. Maybe for their next video.

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Super Terrific Japanese Thing: Giant Pikachus Dance to "Straight Outta Compton"

Friday, August 14, 2015 at 8:00 am

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I have no idea if this really is actually clever marketing for the NWA biopic in Japan, though the source says it is. But do we need a reason to enjoy some of the most "dangerous" music of my high school years enjoyed by a Pokemon best known for being yellow and cute?

I think not. And I learned something.

I never knew there was a "clean" version of the song. "From the stupid dope gang with a attitude"? Well, it beats Ice Cube's other attempts at being family friendly.

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Okilly Dokilly, the Metal Band Based Entirely on Ned Flanders

Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 11:00 am

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Wellsir, you can just call me Daniel because I'll be lion-ing up to see them! This Arizona band's members not only all dress like Ned, but base all their lyrics on his quotes, and usually nothing more. Presumably if you are a band on the same bill as them, you can borrow their instruments and never give them back.

Check out some of their tunes below. It might be the first time nobody will say "Shut up, Flanders!" (Is it wrong that I'm really hoping they do one called "Prune Tracy"?) Oh, and HAPPY LEFT-HANDER'S DAY!

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So Apparently THIS Is Synergy in the Jem Movie...

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 11:17 am

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So you thought Jem and the Holograms would just totally ignore the character of Synergy? Nope. You underestimated the filmmakers. Instead, it looks like they've kept the concept and taken a massive dump on it, just like everything else.

Synergy's a tiny robot who projects old home movies as holograms so that Jem can remember that family is important.

Don't believe me? Watch the new trailer and try not to throw stuff at the screen.

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A Choral Ode to Shonen Jump Completists, Based on Rob Cantor's "Shia LaBeouf" Song

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 9:30 am

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I don't know a whole lot about Shonen Jump, but I found this hilarious, and I think anyone who's ever been a completist will too.

I do know that it's a worthier subject for tribute tune than Mr. LaBeef. But then, so's the measles.

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Comic-Con 2015: Jody Dankberg of Stern Pinball on Playing With KISS, Metallica, WWE

Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 11:28 pm

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Pinball! We check out the latest machines in motion from Stern, live and in-person.

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