Google Glass is no longer welcome at the cinema, as least according to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO). Why? Piracy, which actually makes a lot of sense.
Everybody loves a good story, and a good story that totally happened to a cousin of your best friend is even better. The internet makes everyone our best friend's cousin, and video games, much like movies before them, give us a set of shared experiences and expectations to draw from and relate to. Haunted video game cartridges, long forgotten games with mysterious plots, children going mad, these are all things that somehow seem like they could have happened.
Proving once again that literally no matter what you do somebody will get pissed off about it, the USPS managed to poke the seething nest of harsh words and recriminations that is the stamp collecting community. The stick they poked it with? a batarang. That’s right, the highest authority on stamp collecting in the country is up in arms because the USPS has decided to put out a limited edition of Batman stamps to commemorate the character’s 75th anniversary.
In a fantastic gesture that we all needed, user EsquirebobAnimations has produced a parody of Mulan’s “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” that is indeed worth blasting off again, combining Mulan, Digimon, and Pokemon.
If you could try human flesh, would you? What would it taste like? Are you curious enough to override your ingrained moral objection to eating that which is yourself? If you answered yes to those questions then the only questions left for you to answer is, "Would you like that in a hamburger?" That's right, chef Jim Thomlinson of London Mess has created a hamburger that he claims tastes like human flesh.
You've already been born, so being a solar powered alien is out of the question. Radiation has so far disappointingly failed to give anyone superhuman abilities, unless we're going to start counting painful death as a superpower. Luckily the unbounded forward march of science has you covered. Want to live in your underwater fortress with your robot army, we've got you covered! Use these technologies at your discretion. I look forward to reveling in your victories/ cowering in fear at your tyrannical reign!
Wow! New York Comic Con has just surpassed Comic-Con International's San Diego event to become the largest pop culture convention in North America. ReedPOP, the organization that puts on NYCC, reports that this year's con attracted a record setting 151,000 unique attendees.
If you've had a Red Bull in the past 12 years, and haven't spontaneously sprouted wings, you've got a little cash coming your way. Apparently, Red Bull is in a bit of legal trouble after being accused of misrepresenting what exactly their drink does for you (energy or something?).
It's a staple of narrative thought that a hero is only as good as his villain. In fact there are many people out there who would say that villains are more often the most interesting characters in a story. It's also true that it's very easy to create a villain who is an obstacle more than a character. No matter how much trouble he causes the hero, and no matter how many henchmen he kills in a fit of pique, he'll be nothing but a collection of moments, not a real character. He won't stand on his own. Just like you should be able to tell a good story about your hero without a villain directly opposing him, your villain should be able to stand on his own without a hero opposing him.
That's right, Mapsburgh will render your neighborhood or city as a fantasy map, complete with dragons for airports and creaking sailing vessels for ports. You also have the option of having your section of town rendered as a hand-cut paper map on a colored card stock. For extra fun pull out your fantasty map when walking down to the pub with friends and declare the whole outing a quest. Perhaps for a little extra money you can hide clues and riddles within the map National Treasure style and give it to an adventurous friend. Lord knows I had friends in high school who would have jumped at that little piece of adventure.
Whether Grumpy Cat needs a movie at all is still open to debate, but at the very least, they managed to cast the perfect voice for the role. According to a new report, Aubrey Plaza is set to play the irritable feline in an upcoming Lifetime movie (yeah, that Lifetime) called Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever.
Holy crap, Surge is coming back. Be still my beating heart... you will need the rest. For many of us growing up in the 90s, Surge was the go-to beverage for a heavy caffeine fix, that was, before Mountain Dew battered it into an untimely death in 2002. Luckily for all of us whose brains still crave that strange, chemically-enhanced taste though, Surge is back on the market.
Someone really wanted to challenge President Obama to a Pokemon battle. Earlier today, a man dressed in a Pikachu hat and shirt, and holding a stuffed Pokemon toy, jumped the White House fence and made a ru for it. He obviously didn't make it far before he was apprehended by Secret Service agents, although the White House went into a temporary lockdown anyways, just in case Team Rocket was lurking about.