Stephen Hawking Sings Monty Python (Yes, It's Really Him)

Monday, April 13, 2015 at 10:00 am

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"Singing" is perhaps a loose word, though if James Cagney can say that's what he was doing in Yankee Doodle Dandy, this counts too. The speech box hasn't, as far as I can tell, been auto-tuned - just timed efficiently to the tune of "The Galaxy Song" from The Meaning of Life.

And in less than three minutes, Hawking himself has now given us more entertainment value than anything in that boring-ass movie about his life that won the Oscar. Maybe he should have played himself.

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Die Antwoord Figures Are Coming, and Are Dressed as Furries (of Course)

Monday, April 13, 2015 at 8:00 am

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If you don't know Die Antwoord as the weird-ass, fake street-thug South African performance artist-rappers, then you may know them as the weird-ass, fake street thug South African actors in Chappie. You probably didn't think they'd see toy form in Pikachu and pink bear costumes.

Though if you know them, you'd likely guess that nothing is too out there. 3A Toys, who do the elaborate Titanfall figures, are doing the honors, with more details to come down the line.

I fink they freaky and I like dem a lot.


A Rocky Horror Remake for TV Is One of the Worst Ideas Ever, so It's Happening

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 11:16 am

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You know - for probably the only time in my life, I'm hoping that protests by the religious right against sexually ambiguous content actually work. That's how much I don't want to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show remade for Fox TV.

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10 Revelations From the New He-Man Soundtrack Album's Producers

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 5:00 am

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Like many who spent time on Eternia in the '80s, what I remember most about the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon is its insanely catchy theme song. That deceptively simple title track not only stirred our emotions with its sweeping melody, but managed to repeat the main character's name 10 times in under a minute and a half. No wonder it's so iconic! And yet as memorable as it was, the rest of the show's music has largely been forgotten... until now. Making its long awaited debut, La-La-Land Records presents a deluxe 2-CD set of the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe soundtrack, featuring over 90 minutes of previously unreleased music. I talked with John Takis and Neil S. Bulk, the album's Producers, about the series' signature sound and what it took to bring this meticulously restored television score to life.

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"Animals Man," the Superhero Who Was Bitten by Every Radioactive Animal at Once

Monday, April 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm

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It's an obvious joke, but the final punchline is very funny. This video by the Bilderbergers was produced by Lorne Michael's Above Average Productions, and features beastiality jokes courtesy of your subconscious.Yes it does. You know it to be true.

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New Mortal Kombat X Trailer Directed by System of a Down's Shavo Odadjian

Monday, April 6, 2015 at 9:35 am

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What a coincidence. I was just thinking about how I wanted to wake up, grab a brush and put on a little makeup, then leave the keys on the table.

Lo and behold, a new Mortal Kombat video extrapolates from this that I distrust its self-righteous suicide. Isn't it funny how almost any heavy rock song can be made better with the addition of breaking bone and sword-unsheathing sound effects at each break point? In Shavo Odadjian's trailer for the game, it isn't just angels that deserve to die. Not that "deserve" is much of a consideration in Outworld.

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First Image of Vanilla Ice as Mark Twain in Adam Sandler's Ridiculous Six

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 2:38 pm

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What was I saying before about nerdpocalypse?

Twain and Ice actually have more in common than you think. Key scenes from both their stories involve whitewash.

If WWE's Undertaker Joined the Avengers, in Song and Construction Paper

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:00 am

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St. Louis band Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship have decided that what the Avengers really need is a dead man walking, to tombstone the Chitauri straight to hell. Naturally, they're imagining the early '90s Taker with Paul Bearer - if they recruited today's version, all Thanos (played brilliantly here by an actual eggplant) would have to do is sign Brock Lesnar to counter.

"Age of Undertaker" definitely has a ring to it.

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Topless Robot LIVE! Butts and Catfishing at SXSW, With Fred Topel and Jen Yamato

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 6:30 am

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On this week's podcast, our special guests The Daily Beast's Jen Yamato and TR contributor Fred Topel return from the South-by-Southwest film festival with tales of John Cena's bare ass, Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart's Get Hard controversy, Ex Machina's Tinder robot and more! Also: Luke speaks way too soon about Comic-Con hotel rooms, Julia convinces Jen that Minions is a worthwhile franchise, Fred explains why sequels should never stop, and we discuss why that controversial Batgirl cover might be neither about sexism nor censorship.

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Will Ferrell Sings the Original Star Trek Theme

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:15 am

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The more hardcore fans among us know that there are, in fact, lyrics to the original series' theme tune by Alexander Courage, albeit not written with Courage's consent. Will Ferrell does not seem to know this, yet he has perfected a note-perfect rendition anyway.

And thus does new Late Late Show host James Corden kick off with something viral-worthy. It remains to be seen if that will be the whole of his shtick, like Jimmy Fallon.

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