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

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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

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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Revoltech Darth Vader Welcomes the Weekend Open Thread

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:29 pm


We probably didn't need yet another company to make Darth Vader, but it happened anyway. A few more things before everyone chips in...

-James Deen is presumably Dick Reckard in this NSFW Blade Runner porn pictorial.

-Bill Nye endorses this time-travel documentary Kickstarter.

-GWAR replaced Oderus Urungus with a woman named Vulvatron.

-David Ayer may do a Suicide Squad movie.

-Laser cannons on planes are already a thing.

-A Top Cat origin movie isn't the movie you need, but the prequel Mexico deserves.

-An L. Frank Baum biopic? Word to the wise - he's a little harder to whitewash than Disney in Saving Mr. Banks.

-Game of Thrones theme, '80s synth-style version, is the best thing today.

99 Red Balloons, as Performed With Balloons as Instruments

Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 11:30 am


This one guy, on a little YouTube
Covers this song 'cause he's not a rube
Knows it's loved, won't get a yawn
As one by one, viewers log on

Blows up balloons for irony
To play like instruments, you see
It made me post, I gotta say
I like "99 Red Balloons" this way!

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Weird Al, Elvis Costello, Aerosmith and More to Get Simpsons Action Figures

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm


Following on the heels of having made REM, Kid Rock, Britney Spears and The Who, NECA's celebrity Simpsons line is quietly becoming the best and most diverse source of music action figures since the heyday of McFarlane. In addition to nerd icons Yankovic and Costello, the new series will include Tom Jones - who ought to liven up many a Mars Attacks! display - and the less-musical Buzz Aldrin.

I think my dream celebrity Simpsons figure would be Alan Moore. Can't imagine it would happen, but just take a moment to conceive of the display possibilities.

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Ohio State Marching Band's Impressively Nerdy TV Tribute

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:00 am


Videos of Ohio State's marching band frequently go viral, as their elaborate tributes to things like video games and comic books hit the Internet's sweet spot. This past weekend, it was our favorite re-runs that got the tribute. From a large Bart Simpson skateboarding off a ramp to the Lone Ranger's horse Silver galloping across the football field, these living bits of choreography set to theme music tickle the eye and make you wonder how the hell the people on the ground can get so precise that a bird's eye view sees a moving cartoon made of human pixels.

It's a brilliant way to get people who'd never come to sports games otherwise to come support the home team. Or you could stay home and just watch the videos.

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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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