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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Hip-Hop Band Run the Jewels Will Re-Record Latest Album With Nothing but Cat Noises

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 5:30 pm


Run the Jewels clearly misunderstood the Internet. As a joke, they suggested that a deluxe version of their newest album, Run the Jewels 2, would include the entire album rerecorded in cat noises.

So the fans Kickstartered it. And wouldn't you know it, the goal was exceeded. Now the band are going to do it for real.

You do not joke with the Internet about making a cat-related product. EVER.

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Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Bullies, Apocalypse and Owning Your Own Bed

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 8:00 am


Martha Boyd is not just Luke's mother-in-law - she's also an ex-cop, a landlord, a self-described crazy cat lady, a major Star Trek geek and the widow of a green beret. So go ahead: ask her anything. And we mean anything. Just be polite when you do.

Hey de ho all. It has been a busy week. As you know LYT and Julia were out for a few days; LYT taught me in about 5 minutes how to resize the pictures that I put into my rants. Now, if he can teach a 58 yr-old, computer-stupid lady how do do this I don't understand why others are either unwilling or not capable of doing the same. It was not rocket science. Anyway, I now know how to resize the photos that I send in with my work for TR. LYT was a member of the clean plate club all weekend. I made chicken with curry, ginger and paprika on it and then baked it, carrots, green beans and twice baked potatos. Another day we made pizza, and of course Sunday breakfast of scrambled eggs, fried potatoes , bacon and sausage. I made my Grampa Franks fried potatoes. I hand cut the potato slices and then fry them with garlic and onions.

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Hatsune Miku Confuses David Letterman Exactly as Much as You'd Suspect

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm


Here's a look at her performance last night.

The music's not exactly my thing, but the entire time, I'm thinking Letterman has to be going "Uhhhh...what? The hell's going on here? Can I honestly say 'Hey kids, do ya like the rock and roll?' about this?"

Then the song ends, and his reaction is just what you'd hope.

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Week-Starter: Vinyl Guardians, Cowboy Game of Thrones, Bob's Burgers Porn and More!

Monday, October 6, 2014 at 6:00 am


If you-ooooo-oooo...are hooked on the vinyl! Then there's a version of the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack for you.

Here are some other stories you might have missed, if not for the compiling assistance of Kyle LeClair and the tipster powers of Patch999, Gallen_Dugall, SlyDante777, skrag2112, RegularStormy, Rx79immigrant84, troi. Also, I'm experimenting with titles other than Weekend Hangover, just to see if they get better traction. Feeling like maybe positioning this as a kickoff rather than leftover might be more pro-active. We'll see.

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Terrible Things: Meow Mix's Borderline-Beastiality Country Music Video

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:30 am


You all know the Meow Mix jingle, right? "Meow meow meow meow, meow meow meow meow, meow meow meow meow MEOW meow meow meow." How can you not?

What does it make you think of?

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16 Stories You Might Have Missed This Weekend, From Chris Pratt's He-Man Fanfic to Banana Garfield

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

via Timley-Tardis-Lego

Can you beat a sentient Garfield banana? We'll give it a try, with these amusing tidbits culled form your weekend submissions and collected with the help of Kyle LeClair. Tipsters this week include kegs, donnaryoko, rkwsuperstar, Dr.Gonzo82, Anyone00, Gallen_Dugall, clashctyrkr, Rx79immigrant84, SlyDante777

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Floatie Landspeeder Friday: Newsbits and Weekend Open Thread

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 6:37 pm


It's just mean to taunt the people of Tatooine with all that water, when they have so much sand that's rough, and coarse, and gets everywhere. But hey, some things are soft.

More fun li'l tidbits below to get this weekend started...

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Justin Bieber Will Voice Knight Rider's KITT in the Upcoming Killing Hasselhoff

Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 3:55 pm


Hey, remember that "Untitled Celebrity Death Pool Movie" starring Ken Jeong, the Hoff and Hulk Hogan? It just got even more unBeliebable. It seems David's old Knight Rider co-car KITT is in the movie, and he'll be voiced by everyone except George Takei's least-favorite Canadian. Justin Bieber will presumably be following in the proud tradition of George Clooney Bat-nipples as he screws up an iconic role even worse than Val Kilmer did*.

Check out the video in which a drunk-looking Hoff bobs back and forth explaining that he did an unspecified "favor" for Justin Bieber (let your imagination run wild on that one, folks), and was owed one back.

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Here's Christopher Walken as Captain Hook

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 1:33 pm


I wasn't paying much attention to the production of NBC's Peter Pan Live!, because honestly, why the fuck would anybody do such a thing?

Why, indeed.

Dammit! They had to go and cast Christopher Walken, and make him look like a plastic surgery nightmare. DAMN YOU NBC! Now I have to pay it some attention, and desperately hope everything else about it won't be terrible, even though it probably will be.

Were you expecting a more mature, reasoned assessment from me? NO! I WON'T GROW UP! Appropriate, right?

Image via Neil Meron