Top-Down Smackdown: The Hip-Hop Version of Bray Wyatt's Theme You've Been Waiting for

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Consequence samples the Wyatt family theme to great effect, as he raps about them.

As always, consider this your Monday Night Raw Thread.

h/t Edwin Santos

George R. R. Martin, Wedding Planner

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm


If you want your nuptials livened up - and then littered with a body count - he's your guy! (This would have made a much better movie than that one where Jennifer Lopez had the same job. Especially if Martin still gets to fall for Matthew McConaughey.)

No specific spoilers here, but even I know that nobody in Westeros should ever get married publicly.

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Weekend Hangover: Superhero Furries, Spider-Politician, Sharknado 2 and More

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 10:00 am


While I am certain - not - that most of you were either partying at Coachella or gettin' down to the MTV Movie Awards, many of your fellow readers were scaring up the usual mess o' stories that we didn't have room for last week. Compiled from the weekend thread with the help of Kyle LeClair, here are your weekend highlights of hilariousness.

Tipsters include: donnaryoko, Anyone00, SlyDante777, Dr.Gonzo82, Gallen_Dugall, Citrus_King, troi, andre_morello

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First Sights and Sounds of Splinter in New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Plus Spider-Man, Hercules

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 8:00 am


In a new TV spot that aired during the MTV Movie Awards, we got our first look (from behind) of Splinter, in a trailer narrated by Tony Shalhoub, who was just cast as the master's voice.

It's not terrible, as giant rodent voices go. Check it out and a couple more, including a bullet-time bit from Amazing Spider-Man 2 that's actually decent, and slightly newer trailers for Hercules and Transformers: Age of Extinction.

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Overnight/Weekend Open Thread - The Toys of Summer

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm


"Out in the stores today, I saw a Spawn head sticker on a Nicktoon pack..."

In other last-minute stuff...

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Fanboy Flick Pick: Oculus Is Scary, but Goes One Rift in Reality Too Far

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 8:00 am


If you only wish to know the non-spoiler points of Oculus, here's the skinny: it is frightening. It is go-home-and-leave-the-lights-on-in-case-something-weird-is-in-MY-mirror scary. Through a mix of children in jeopardy, distortions of perceptions and reality, and some good old-fashioned dead people who pop out every so often to shriek at you, it hits on a ton of fear buttons. It doesn't hurt in that department that two of our favorite sci-fi heroines - Katee Sackhoff and Karen Gillan - are put in severe jeopardy of life, limb, sanity and mutilation (neither comes out completely unscathed).

And Gillan, in her first big movie lead role since leaving Doctor Who, proves more than capable of carrying a film. This is her film and she owns it, playing a character who is most definitely not Amy Pond, and not even Scottish - her American accent may not be region specifics, but it never slips.

The movie does still have issues - but the two primary reasons you're likely to go see it are not among them.

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Dammit, David Hasselhoff Changed his Mind About Selling Scary, 13-Foot Replica of Himself

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm


Curses! My plans to own the beauty above have been foiled again!

Following a ton of free publicity that anybody auctioning off a giant screaming self-replica would get, the Hoff has withdrawn the item above from auction.

Whether this was out of shame, jealousy, desire to jack the price even higher or fear of what a voodoo doctor or Abraxas might do to his effigy...we'll never know.

All I know is I'm gonna have to build my own instead.

Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Green Fireballs, Black Cats, Brown Underwear

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm


Luke's mother-in-law is former LAPD, a licensed property appraiser and a self-described crazy cat lady. None of which has prepared her for TR readers. All questions and answers are real.

Hey de ho all - well it is Thursday again, another day at the funny farm, ah, I mean ranch. Things are a bit late today, but better late than never. Fun day today. I had already fallen asleep by the time my questions came in at 7pm. Yep, I crashed at 6:30 pm, even missed dinner. It's a b**ch getting old. It was a long day for me and I guess LYT got really busy. Last week was one of those weeks: it was my 58th birthday and 32nd anniversary, Both were 1st without my husband. LYT and Mrs LYT took over and sent 2 lovely sets of flowers and I also got a TV for the bedroom. Baby Frizzy is checking out the flowers and they were approved.

Getting hot here in the desert; we hit 95 yesterday. The garden is starting to sprout and I got the first vac done on the pool. The pool will need a couple of more passes with the sweeper before it is ready to open for the summer. We love to submerge in the pool like hippos and then BBQ dinner. Well, better get on with the questions.

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CBS - Colbert Broadcasting System. Stephen Replacing Letterman!

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 9:27 am

U.S. Army

Will it be as his "character," or himself? [UPDATE: Himself] I love the idea that a major network late show might be hosted by a fake person. And that this can happen after a silly firestorm about an un-PC joke taken out of context.

More importantly, who will host the Colbert Report now? I hear The Time Tunnel star Robert Colbert might be available, if perhaps too old to be up that late.

TR SHOWDOWN! Game of Thrones Theme - Smooth Jazz, or Screaming Goats?

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 8:00 am

UPDATE: Goats win. It wasn't even close.


A while back, some of you suggested you'd like to see "who would win" style nerd battle articles. Many of them, pitting one hero against another, seemed to me like things that had been done already, but when two particular tips came in, I decided they'd be perfect for this new feature.

[I'm also open to better names than "TR Showdown."]

The Battle: Which cover version of the Game of Thrones theme is better?

The Combatants: Screaming goats from other viral videos versus Dave Koz and Postmodern Jukebox's "smooth jazz" version.

Let's begin...

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