Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ridley Scott Just Dropped Some Blade Runner 2 Knowledge

So the upcoming sequel to Prometheus isn’t the only thing Ridley Scott is teasing during his promotional tour for his newest sci-fi vehicle, The Martian. While Scott is calling back to Alien with that sequel, he’s also reaching back to the past with his sequel to the sci-fi classic Blade Runner. 

He took a moment to chat with Yahoo and dropped more than a few little tidbits about the next adventure for Deckard and his replicant pals, starting with how the time shift will play out on the screen and work in Harrison Ford’s age. Although he neglected to mention why he is doing this?  Or if he ever thought it might be a bad idea? Obviously there will be spoilers below, so beware:
When he was asked when the film will be set, Scott offered bluntly, “It was 2017, so coming back it’ll be 2047, roughly,” while adding praise for Ryan Gosling, who will co-star with Harrison Ford and carry the franchise going forward. “As young as you can play Ryan Gosling. He’s 34, but he looks 27 when he’s doing his push-ups. So maybe 2050.”

Ryan Gosling taking over the lead role seems to be hinting at a new sequel or series of sequels, keeping folks in business and keeping fans discussing the quality of said business. Which, as a fan of the phenomenon that is Gosling (Drive being my favorite movie) this sounds great.  

Somebody get this man a trench coat, and one of those cool guns we have!


One bit of news that perhaps most might not realize is that despite his insistence on making this sequel, Scott won’t be directing it himself, giving the director’s chair to Denis Villeneuve (Sicario / Prisoners). Although, that doesn’t mean he’s out of the loop when it comes to the story and final cut:

“I mean, I always have final cut on everything, really. Partly because I’m very user-friendly. I always believe when you’re given X amount of money by someone to f**k around with and make a movie, you can’t draw lines in the sand. If I was an investor and you did that to me, I’d remove your ankles. So don’t do the auteur s**t. I respect the guy for giving the money and I respect the studio for saying, ‘Yeah, you want to do this, here we go.’”

And  continuing on his dump of information, he even dropped a bit of a spoiler during the entire thing (though, it might not be much of a spoiler if you’ve believed him all these years). And by little, I mean perhaps one of the most argued over pieces of movie lore ever. So here we go, decades old Blade Runner spoilers here:

It would seem that Deckard is firmly in the replicant camp now:

“Of course he’s a bloody Replicant! He’s going to have to admit it.”

I’m sure Ford would care if he was a little bit younger. Nowadays, I just get the feeling that he’s more worried about collecting a nice payday and doing good work. Kill him, shoot him, throw him down a well, or make him some sort of damn synthetic being. It’s all good as long as he’s getting paid. Just taking that off his recent string of work.

Is Ford too damn old to ever look like a synthetic person?  Is Ridley Scott too old to still be making movies?  Is all of this as bad of an idea as it sounds?  

We are gonna find out y'all.

Rage Against the Machine Bassist Apologizes For Inspiring Limp Bizkit

In a new Rolling Stone interview, Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim “Timmy C.” Commerford claimed responsibility for one of most devastating outbreaks during the rap-metal crisis that ravaged America in the years leading up to 9/11: the one, the only, Limp Bizkit. He hereby apologizes for that bullshit.

He did not apologize for Fred Durst specifically though...

No one person can take the blame for the cosmic force of suck that is Durst.


“I do apologize for Limp Bizkit,” Commerford said. “I really do. I feel really bad that we inspired such bullshit.”

Fred Durst’s RatM fandom was public and well-documented. As Rolling Stone pointed out, Limp Bizkit covered “Killing in the Name” one hundred times or more, and Durst credited Rage for starting that rap-metal shit.

Commerford’s distaste for being lumped in with Durst and Co. has been apparent since 2000, when he climbed atop a tower on the set of the Video Music Awards while Bizkit was collecting their Best Rock Video award for “Break Stuff.”



No one at the time seemed to understand why he was up there, but in hindsight it’s clear he was pissed off at the monster that his band had inadvertently created. He was arrested after the incident, but it was worth it.

“I wish I would’ve swung on that thing and brought it to the ground and just destroyed it,” he told Rolling Stone. “If I could do it all over again, I would’ve ripped that thing to the ground and shredded it.”

If there’s one thing that gives Commerford some solace, it’s that modern science has managed to mostly eradicate Bizkit from popular culture, while Rage Against the Machine lives on.
“They’re gone, though,” he said, “That’s the beautiful thing. There’s only one left, and that’s Rage, and as far as I’m concerned, we’re the only one that matters.”

Bad news, Timmy: Limp Bizkit are back together and preparing to bring their “Money Sucks” tour to Putin’s Russia, where Fred Durst has indicated he would like to live permanently.
“We’ve boycotted America for many years now...The reason? We just don’t know what’s going on in America,” Durst said in 2013, “It’s all about the new catchy thing and that’s always changing. America is driven by record sales. It’s the home of corporations. We’re just Limp Bizkit, so we don’t know how to do anything but Limp Bizkit.”

Truer words. Although, not sure that "Limp Bizkit" is warranted to be it's own verb.  I mean, you were admittedly popular in the late 90's, but I don't know if you were that kind of popular. (Wes Borland remains surprisingly cool and self-aware, though.)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Springfield's Worst Kept Secret Is Coming Out (Smithers Is Gay)

The Simpsons, a show that has been on the air basically since the beginning of time, is nearing the end of its historic run.  So finally, we are getting the reveals that we want.  That we have wanted all along.  That's right everybody, the worst kept secret in Springfield is coming to light.

Smithers is gay.

That's right you bespectacled, loyal, bow-tied man, live free!

Executive producer Al Jean told The Hollywood Reporter that the show, now in its 27th season, likely only has three more seasons in it, max. So it is time to get to the important stuff.
“It’s quite possible that we don’t have to go through the whole negotiation for 30. I wouldn’t be stunned if we stopped at 28, but my bet is on at least 30. But then you’d have to resign them again. If you made me pick one, I’d say the likeliest is ending after 30, but I’ve been wrong before. I thought five seasons was good when I got there.”
With the end drawing nigh, it’s time to tie up loose ends! Chief among them, resolving Waylon Smithers long-running unrequited love for his boss, Mr. Burns, and finally having the character come out, after years of playing his sexuality for (admittedly, hilarious) gags.





Jean confirmed to TVLine that Smithers will finally and officially come out this season. “In Springfield now, most people know he’s gay, but obviously Burns doesn’t,” he said.

Burns-Smithers shippers will likely be disappointed, though. The way Jean puts it, it doesn’t sound love will — at last! — blossom between the two.

“We deal with that in two episodes,” Jean said. “We actually do a lot with Smithers this year; he gets fed up with Burns not appreciating him and considers his options.”

The Simpsons has always been a show that is progressive with both it's satire and it's views, and that includes sexuality.  So props to you Waylon, enjoy yourself while you still can.

Also, you give me the excuse here to provide my favorite Simpsons moment, so thank you:



Never gets old.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Someone Vomited The Internet All Over Dark Souls

Yes. This is a mod of Dark Souls 2 where almost every single texture has been replaced by some sort of internet ‘meme’. It’s horrific...and yet, beautiful.  In the, I never want to engage with the Internet again type of way.

The real Dark Souls starts here...


It looks like someone ate the internet and then vomited over a video game. It looks like a Geocities website. It looks like your most hated friend's Facebook page. This is the best argument for banning mods forever.

I can honestly say, without hyperbole, this is the worst thing ever made. By anyone. I don’t know if my eyeballs will ever recover from this atrocity. But yet, perfect for Dark Souls, a game that is meant to be punishing, but not on your eyes at least...until now.




Then on the other hand,  it’s Dark Souls 2. Couldn’t they have done this to… I don’t know. Another game? A worse game? Actually, never mind, no game deserves this. Or every game does. I am honestly not sure.

It was made by Krisis18z. His Twitch stream is here.

Man Tries To Burn Spider And Sets Everything Else On Fire

Recently, a man attempted to kill a spider after noticing it while he was filling his car at a gas station. This is for many of us and understandable impulse. So, you may ask yourself, did he reach for a paper towel? Or a book he might have had inside the vehicle? Nope. He had real spider murder on his mind.  The kind of insect murder that is so fierce, the kind of spider hate that is so crystal clear, that you are willing to take yourself out just to smoke that eight-legged freak.

So naturally he tried to burn it.  With a lighter.  At a gas station.  While he was getting gas.

The incident took place at a gas station in Detroit’s Center Line. An employee, Susan Adams, hit the gas automatic stop button and called the fire department, although the man grabbed a fire extinguisher and put out the flames before firefighters arrived.

According to Fox 2, the man came back the next day to fill up again.

“He was sorry,” Adams said. “He was sorry, he said he didn’t know. It is just one of those things that happen—stupidity.”




Don't be so sorry dumb man, because you just made all of our days.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Never Leave Your House Again With Dunkin Donuts Delivery

We draw one step closer to the future where nobody ever leaves their homes again.  That wonderful, beautiful dream...

Recently, Dunkin’ Donuts held a press summit at their headquarters in Massachusetts to announce changes to the menu and new features on their mobile app. Firstly, they’ll be adding macchiatos this month, in a variety of flavors, including pumpkin spice. (They already have lattes, espressos, and cappuccinos, so it’s more like completing a set, really, than competing with Starbucks.) This is in addition to the new specialty donut flavors they announced last month.

What a time to be alive.

Goodbye world, I have all I need now.

But even more promising: They’re rolling out an updated version of their DD Perks app, which already lets you pay with your phone and take advantage of exclusive deals. The new app will allow some Perks members access to a home delivery service, which will be managed by a third-party delivery company. The company revealed in June that they’ve been testing delivery service privately.
The market they’re going to start delivery in has yet to be revealed, though it’s a safe bet it’ll probably be somewhere in New England, where the majority of their nearly 11,000 franchises are located. (500 in New York alone.)

Also part of the app upgrade that will be available to all Perks members is online / mobile ordering, with curbside pickup. No longer will you show up 15 minutes late with your latte.
Coffee and donuts delivery makes sense, not just because most small donut stores already deliver (usually with the help of a third party service), but because McDonald’s and Starbucks are also efforting a way to bring you breakfast in bed.

According to Delish, the rollout isn’t expected until 2016 at the earliest. So it might be a while yet before you have to decide whether to put on pants to answer the door for the coffee-man. The future is so rad, but still so uptight about nudity, man.


FUNDAY: All Aboard Suckas

Pack your shit and get ready passengers!  This Funday train is pulling into the station with a hot Funday for yo ass.  Or it is pulling out of the station?  Whichever one is conducive to the journey beginning!

A journey that doesn't stop.  So hold on tight, because although I am not sure about which train metaphor to use, two things are certain.  The tunes will be great, and the train will look like this:

Guaranteed to give you either a complete look of surprise or horror every one-way trip.



Choo choo!  Full speed ahead.

COOL

Tove Lo

This woman is a pure Pop wonder.






Rae Sremmurd

Plenty of the videos above have lots of smart ideas. But sometimes, smart is no match for gloriously, unapologetically dumb.





Major Lazer

Have you ever partied with Eastern Europeans?  I once spent a Saturday night in Chicago with a man I am pretty sure was a Russian gangster.  What I am saying here is if you have never spent a night with one of the lesser known European nation citizens, you will definitely want to after this. 






Autre Ne Veut

Don't worry everybody, the first Halloween creepy music video is here right on time.






Drake & Future

Quick!  Before it is deleted!





BONUS CLIP




See you next week folks.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Bless Yourself With Some Papal Pizza

To honor the pontiff’s visit to the United States this week, New York pizza chef Tony Salihaj worked for hours—days maybe, who knows—recreating Pope Francis’s face with cheese and sauce for a special papal pizza.

Extra popearonni and diocheese please.


“We want to do something special for the Pope, he’s coming back to the city,” Salihaj, the pizza chef at Bleeker Street Pizza in the West Village, told WABC, which glowingly described Salihaj’s creation as “unexpected.”

Salihaj spent five hours crafting the pie pictured above, using anchovies for Christ, what looks like vodka sauce for his Holiness’s skin, plus mozzarella, ricotta, and green and red peppers for the robe and ornaments.

Much like the pope would do if he’d put himself on a pizza, Salihaj humbly brushed aside praise for his creation.

“We’re pizza men, we’re not artists,” he said. Tony, we disagree—you’re both.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Superfreak Rick James Impersonator Robs Bank

Rick James once told the New York Times that he had “always been a free spirit, and always gotten what [he] wanted.”

In honor of the late musician’s approach to life, one devoted fan is getting what he wants: lots and lots of cash, stuffed into a bag in wads. A man in Indiana has been showing up to banks dressed as Rick James, demanding money, and then bustin’ out of there.

He slapped every single employee.

In a beaded wig and dark sunglasses, he and his accomplice, who, get ready here, was dressed as Youngblood Priest from 1970s movie Super Fly, fled from Advance America bank in Indiana with an unknown amount of money, according to RTV6.

Police also suspect that the two men robbed the nearby Indiana Members Credit Union the following day. The impostor remains on the run, so no one knows if he’s using the money in the same manner that the real Rick James would have. Which to be clear, would be on crack.  Or drugs.  Some sort of drugs.

Don't ever get arrested you two, you are just too cool to go to prison.

All Aboard The Dog Train

“All aboard,” cries the conductor, dressed for the day in his baby blue polo and matching camouflage overalls-and-hat combo.  He sidles up to his powerful machine, ready to once again transport the things that matter to this great nation.  It's a thankless job, but someone has to do it.

“Bark!” cry the dogs, all nine of them, as they each clamber into their respective single seats, ready for that morning’s journey.

This train stops for nobody.  Especially if they are a cat.


Eugene Bostick, the only human member of the dog train, has cared for animals around his Fort Worth, Texas, home for 30 years with his brothers. When stray dogs were abandoned on his street, Bostick came to the rescue. In a stroke of brilliance, he created a set of boxcars made from old buckets that he welded onto wheels, piling one after another into an ever-elongating caboose.

Now, Bostick and his canine cohort can putz around the neighborhood together, man and man’s nine best friends.

One might wonder, when will the dog train reach its final destination?

“I’m 80 now, so I suppose it can’t last too much longer,” Bostick told The Dodo, “but I’ll keep it going as long as I can.”
If you think you can, Eugene, you’ll never stop conducting the little dog train that could.

Keep on trucking Eugene.  Or training.  Whatever it is, keep it up.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Move Over Pizza Rat Because Milkshake Squirrel Has Risen

Pack your shit Pizza Rat.  You're done. Outta here.  It's over. Vamoose. Back to whatever actual sewer you crawled out of.  Those 15 minutes of pizza/subway fame you had are through pal, because Milkshake Squirrel is here to literally steal your lunch (Well, technically dessert, but you know what the fuck I mean.)

If it’s one thing we all know as a society, it’s that New York has its fair share of furry little rodents. On Monday, the video of one specifically motivated rat ended up circulating across the internet, showcasing the critter’s disciplinary focus in both claiming and maintaining a nice sized slice of pizza for a feast to end all feasts. Dubbed “Pizza Rat,” soon nerds across the web — and dare I speculate, the world? — have pointed to this masterful rodent’s actions as a sign that Leonardo and the rest of his Ninja Turtle gang actually DO exist.

The rumblings of this little vermin’s actions are still being felt, yet, here we are a day later and it looks like “Pizza Rat” has quickly become old news. How is this possible, you ask? Well, ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to “Milkshake Squirrel.” The above video comes to us from Mashable’s The Watercooler and captures the actions of one rather thirsty squirrel in a trash can. Here, this little guy (or girl?) is obviously on a mission to get that sugary chocolate goodness — also known as a Shake Shack milkshake — into its furry little face. If anything, this video is a reminder that one man’s trash is another squirrel’s treasure. Or something.





I don't know, I think I am not as impressed as I thought.  I mean, Milkshake Squirrel has action, but it's really just another YouTube copycat.  You gotta give props to the original.  

Long live Pizza Rat.

Pizza Hut Has Fully Realized A Genuine Pizza Milestone

Remember those days when you had to eat your pizza and breadsticks separately? Remember the anguish you felt having to choose between one or the other because you were trying to make a positive change in your life? Remember how awful life was? No longer!

You see, normally this Popular Culture blog doesn't focus on food, or food technology.  However, a stride in the sector of pizza technology has been made ladies and gentlemen.  It truly is a momentous day.

That's right dreamers, Pizza Hut has heard your cries and has announced that the next addition to their line of already innovative pizzas—stuffed crust, hot dog crust—will feature their breadsticks as the crust. The only way this could be any better is if the crust were made of Round Table’s garlic twists (or their cinnamon twists. That would be good, too).

Here’s what Pizza Hut said about the (delicious) monstrosity they are about to unleash upon the world, via Market Watch:

“We are not afraid to experiment with new and innovative flavor combinations for our food, but sometimes it’s the most obvious innovations that amaze us the most – and Twisted Crust is an example of an innovation that has done just that,” said Jared Drinkwater, vice president of marketing, Pizza Hut. “We know America loves our pizza, but we have enormous, loyal group of Pizza Hut breadstick lovers out there, too. We believe our new Twisted Crust Pizza is the ultimate flavor combination of these two popular items that consumers will absolutely love.”

Just. Look. At. This. Thing.



It's beautiful, and it made me realize I should probably follow Pizza Hut on Twitter, its clearly the MIT of the cutting edge pizza world.

I want it already. And right now. And also I wonder if Pizza Hut hires outside help when it comes to tasting new pizza ideas, because that’s a job many of us would likely apply for.  Or volunteer for. If you need me, I'll be wearing a pizza stained lab coat deep inside the underground bunker of the Pizza Hut Skunk Works.  Don't bother calling, they don't get much service down there.  Just email me.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sometimes Movie Bloopers Make The Movie Better

To say that making movies is hard, pretty much the understatement of understatements.  Movies are massive undertakings both financially and mentally, and require hundreds of talented people working together for years from production to premiere.  And that's not even considering if they are able to actually make a good movie in all this.

That's why sometimes, some things slip through the cracks.  And they even do so in the most entertaining ways.

There is so much preparation that goes into a movie and so many takes captured of any given scene and so much work that goes into the camera work and so much practice for the performances but yet, things don’t always go as planned. Mistakes happen, lines are forgotten, and bloopers are created. But sometimes those happy accidents end up being better than what the filmmakers originally intended.

Here are 10 movie bloopers that ended up in the final cut courtesy of Screen Rant.





What do you think the price tag is on having Tom Cruise kick you in the jaw?

Pizza Rat Understands Me

Despite every attempt to by Tarantino to change our minds, rats rarely bring us joy.  Well, until today...so let’s take the opportunity to cherish this wonderful video of a little cheesehound dragging a slice of pizza down the steps of the First Avenue L station in Manhattan.

Never before has an animal represented me so fully.

All I can think about is how clean this rat looks (at least looks that way), who possibly threw away a perfectly good piece of pizza, and how badly this situation gives me an existential crisis.



I feel this little guy.  I identify with him on a level I almost cannot fathom.

I mean in more than one way.  First his love for pizza above all things.  Second, the inevitability that even when you get what you want in life, you will leave it behind if things get too difficult.

Keep on rockin' NYC.  You really are the best city in the world.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Space Movie Premieres In Space

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station were given an advance screening of upcoming Matt Damon space movie, The Martian. Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren even tweeted about it, with Lindgren saying, "What a treat to watch The Martian while in space and see reflections of our own journey to Mars." - A fact that, if you think about it, in and of itself is pretty cool.  I bet they get great coverage up there.





Lindgren and Kelly have read the Andy Weir novel that serves as the basis for The Martian and Lindgren said in an interview withAP that he was hoping to have a copy of the film beamed up to space. The astronauts also spoke by phone with Damon, who was visiting NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.





Cool.

Rock And/Or Roll Around Playing Games With This Awesome Game Boy Guitar

Hello person out there.  Do you have an undying urge to rock, but are very concerned with being to play video games everywhere you in fact, do your rocking?  Well...

Say hello to the Guitar Boy! An amazing custom working guitar designed to look like an original Game Boy. Built by BitFixGaming's Fibbef for a build-off competition, the guitar also plays classic games.

Check this fucking thing out:



RAD.

It runs on a Raspberry Pi, sporting a 5-inch LCD display. An audio selector determines if the sound comes from the guitar or the Game Boy. Add in some distortion and "wah-wah" settings and it sounds rockin.'

It has all the buttons you'd expect, including the D-pad, Start and Select, and A and B. The A and B buttons also double as nobs that control volume and tone. More details about the amazing guitar and how it was made are available on the BitFixGaming forums.

I feel like here is the part where I mention that in Japan, MegaMan is known as Rock Man, and his female companion robot is known as Roll. MegaMan is definitely on the Game Boy.  There is a great joke in there somewhere.

Keep on rockin', and also playing Tetris.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

FUNDAY: Put Things In Perspective

Following is a picture of whale vomit:

Do whales eat rocks?

This vomit, which to be clear, when I use the word "vomit" means barf, throw up, spittle, chunks that have been blown, carries a value of $10,000 per nugget. In fact, the substance, called ambergris, is produced inside sperm whales' bile ducts to protect their digestive lining from things like seashells or squid beaks. (Or, if you prefer Melville's description in Moby Dick, "an essence found in the inglorious bowels of a sick whale.") It's also used as an ingredient in some perfumes to create a "musky" scent. Most perfumers these days use synthetic versions, but some high-end perfumes still use it and it's valuable to have the real deal. Ambergris sells for about $20 per gram. Gold, by comparison, sells for roughly $30 per gram.

Outside of certain parts of the Internet, your vomit would almost always be worth nothing. Puts things in perspective doesn't it?

What I am saying here is you would probably be better of as a whale.  Even if that means you couldn't read this article every week.  You might be able to sell enough vomit that you could buy an underwater computer, that could be operated only by a series of clicks and whistles.

So get on it.  Be the whale.  Become the whale.


RADICAL

Young Thug

The video in which Young Thug makes out with himself, fixes his own car as his mechanic that is also himself, etc.  This is the best.  Weird Atlanta is the best.  Young Thug is really something.






TWIABPAIANLATD

Music fans who like their passion as unbridled as their band-name word counts have been heralding Harmlessness, the latest from emo/post-rock ensemble the World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, as an instant classic. Penultimate track “I Can Be Afraid Of Anything” is the strongest argument for that case, a seven-minute epic that makes overcoming depression sound like art. Like any good post-rock song, the music contains many movements, its peaks and valleys mimicking its narrator’s wild emotional swells.





Jay Rock

Nothing to see here, just four of the best, most talented rappers out there making some great music.  







Wavves

When you watch a truly bloody hardcore wrestling brawl, you might feel a whole lot of emotions at once: Excitement, admiration, concern, bewilderment, something like pity. In the split-second shot when we see Wavves’ Nathan Williams sitting in the stands, he has all of that on his face.




Slayer

This kind of shit always happens when Slayer plays the prison yard.  You'd think the warden would know better by now.






BONUS CLIP






See you next week.  You better at the very least have a blowhole by then.  We got bills to pay here.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Witness The Witness Because It Is Coming Out

The next game from Jonathan Blow, the creator of Braid will (finally) be out on January 26, 2016. For real this time. No kidding. The puzzle game that nobody can even already wrap their minds around to just exactly what it is, after years, has a release date.

Hell, even the repeated numbers of the release date (0126•2016) are like a puzzle.



Jonathan Blow’s last game was a bonafide video game classic, one that helped ignite a whole wave of independent, small-studio creations. Braid came out in 2008 (and was awesome) and Blow’s been working on and showing The Witness shortly thereafter. It even had a planned release date of 2011 at one point.

Now, at long last, we finally know when the ambitious adventure puzzle game will be out on PC and PS4.  Get your brains ready.

Persona 5 Looks Pretty Damn Cool Even If I Have No Idea What's Happening

Currently, we are smack dab right in the middle of Tokyo Game Show, the biggest video game event of the far east.  So that can only mean one thing: VIDEO GAME NEWS.  And this news comes in the form of good and bad, like delays that come with trailers to soften the blow.  

Unfortunately that has happened to one of the most incredible looking, popular, and just plain japanese games on the floor: Persona 5 is delayed.

My reaction upon hearing the news...

You know what helps alleviate the pain of Persona 5’s big delay? This ridiculous trailer, which features the characters of Atlus’s upcoming cat RPG climbing things, jumping into paintings, and playing baseball.  All in glorious Japanese, to further confuse me, a person who has a hard time following this series when it is in English.

Check it out:




Looks like the characters will live in a big city this time around, where apparently they’ll go on stealth missions and run screaming from giant boulders. Have I mentioned that this game looks incredible?

Anyway, if you look at this fall's absolutely jampacked lineup of games, it is better that this monstrosity is coming next year.  It deserves all of our complete attention.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Bear Busts Into Pizza Joint For An Icing Supper

This week, a hungry little bear cub snuck into a Colorado Springs pizza parlor, climbing shelves and eating icing and oil before finally taking a nap, NBC News reports.

That's it, the fuzz is here. 

Louie’s Pizza owner Louie Sciarotta said a “horde” of high school students had just left his restaurant when the bear was discovered in a back room Monday afternoon. From the Colorado Springs Gazette:
The animal entered through an open door, walked past the restrooms and found its way into the pizzeria’s prep room. There he ate some icing used in Louie’s cini-bread and curled up on the second shelf of a storage rack. 
One of the employees, Sawyer Janney, said he was startled when all the commotion began, not by the bear but by a co-worker. 
“He just yells ‘bear’ and runs outside,” Janney said.

“We asked what was up and they said there was a bear in there and it was eating all the icing,” a patron told KOAA. “He was soft and he had icing all over him. He was eating all the icing.”

By the time wildlife officers arrived, the hungry bear had become a sleepy bear.

This is a picture of a bear that likes to party.

“I walked back there and the bear was asleep right there on top of the icing,” District Wildlife Manager Phillip Gurule told KKTV. “Looks like she had a little bit to eat.”

Officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife say the underweight bear cub will be taken to a rehabilitation facility for recovery and then released into the wild.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Run The Jewels Slay Colbert Show With Special Guests

What’s better than booking Run The Jewels or TV On The Radio for a late night musical spot? Booking both, apparently. Killer Mike and El-P were backed by the guys from TV On The Radio for an energetic performance of “Angel Duster,” the final track from Run The Jewels 2. One thing this proves, above anything else, is that Stephen Colbert and the folks behind his show have an eclectic taste in music.




To this point, we’ve seen Toby Keith, an all-star jam session with Buddy Guy and Mavis Staples,Kendrick Lamar’s damn near legendary performance, and now Run The Jewels teaming up with one of the better rock acts in recent memory.

It’s keeping a tradition alive from Letterman, seeing acts that the host enjoys ride through and own the stage. The same thing got us an album compilation of Late Show performances during the Letterman era, could we see the same with Colbert? It’s possible at this rate (but also a little early to be tossing the crown on his head).

One thing is for sure, he is off to a stellar start.

Here's What The New Jungle Book Movie Looks Like

Looks pretty good.  I mean it's no Jason Scott Lee 1994 banger, but for a (kind-of) live action kids movie, it will definitely do.

I mean, what is nowadays though really?

The trailer narrator should sound familiar as it is narrated by Scarlett Johansson, who plays the "seductive" python Kaa. The movie, directed by Iron Man's Jon Favreau, features new actor Neel Sethi in the role of Mowgli.

 It's a blend of live-action with amazing-looking CGI animals who happen to be voiced by a bunch of great movie stars.

Idris Elba (Shere Khan), Ben Kingsley (Bagheera), Bill Murray (Baloo), Christopher Walken (King Louie) are all in this one along with Lupita Nyong'o, meanwhile, who plays the role of mother wolf Raksha and Giancarlo Esposito lends his voice for the wolf pack's alpha male Akela.




The Jungle Book opens in theaters on April 15, 2016.

What do you make of the trailer? Share your thoughts in the comments below. I don't know about you, but Bill Murray playing a lovable dancing bear?  Seems like the perfect actor to bring Baloo to life again.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Get In A Daze With Gravity Daze 2

Kat is back. That's right babies, one of the best games for Sony's PlayStation Vita (which also is coming to the Playstation 4), is getting a legit sequel.  The game that has a much cooler name in Japan (Gravity Daze which is totally on the level of Biohazard/Resident Evil) returns to defy the laws of nature with Gravity Rush 2.

Seriously, Japan gets all the cool names.


Sony announced the game this morning as part of their Tokyo Game Show press conference, and it is very exciting news.

Sony’s Japan Studio is bringing the eagerly awaited sequel to the PlayStation 4 next year. There isn't much more to say other than the footage of the game looks stunning.

But hey, check it out for yourself:




Yes please.

Why Aren't These Video Games

Since I just cannot for the life of me figure this out, I must pose the question to you Internet: Why aren't all of these art pictures video games by now?

These pics, by artist Gustavo Viselner, are homages to classic films. And they’re good ones at that. But to me, they’re teases of great games that could have been, but never were.

OK, so the excellent Alien 3 and Aliens vs Predator came close to that Ripley one, but I’m imagining these as adventure games, not action titles. Except for Forrest Gump, that could be an (forgive me) endless runner (I’m sorry).

I mean, in 1992 we got a Star Trek game that featured the original voice actors...can you imagine if Lucasarts had managed to do the same for Star Wars? You probably can’t, because every time you try there’s just a blinding white light.







That said...development continues on Han Solo Adventures, so there’s always hope...just imagine though, a The Good, The Bad & The Ugly game...incredible.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Man That Needs Weed Accidentally Texts Cop For Help

A (of course) Florida man looking to score drugs was arrested this month after police say he mistakenly texted the captain of the Martin County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit, The Washington Post reports.

The face of bad ideas.


“When 29-year old William Lamberson of Port St. Lucie wanted a ‘hook up,’ he began texting friends, or so he thought,” wrote the Sheriff’s Office on Facebook. “It turns out, Lamberson’s misdial connected him to someone who knows all too much about illegal drugs.”

“Whassup. Chillin here,” said Capt. Brian Bergen in the text conversation that followed. “You got any hooks for sum blow”

“I actually do man,” Lamberson allegedly replied. “Lol”

According to police, Bergen then arranged to buy cocaine from Lamberson. From WPBF:
They agreed to meet up at a pool hall in Jensen Beach. Instead of meeting up with an old friend, Lamberson came face to face with narcotics detectives.

According to Bergen, Lamberson, who by now we are pretty sure is not a genius, was perplexed and asked deputies where his buddy was.

Lamberson now faces one count of a controlled substance with intent to sell. Also, if being stupid was a crime, he would definitely add that to his jacket.

They've Done It: There Is Now A Whole FPS Shooter Movie

You might have seen a trailer for this project last year, when it was looking for money on Indiegogo. Well, it managed to raise that cash and meet its post-production goals so Hardcore, a movie shot entirely from a first-person perspective, is on its way.

And boy, did they not shy on the action here, though I guess if you are making a film with that title that looks like a First-Person Shooter video game, you shouldn't.

Fucking A.


The movie debuted over the weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, and to go along with that the team behind it released this trailer. Hope you aren't squeamish about violence, or crazy first-person action.  Otherwise this is very NSFW.




If you’re wondering how they made it, the entire movie was shot using a special GoPro camera, that itself looks like it belongs in some sort of horror movie setup. (below). It stars (fuck yeah) Sharlto Copley (District 9), and is set during a single day in Moscow, where it appears everything that can go wrong does go wrong.

*Jigsaw voice* "Would you like to film a movie?"


Is this the beginning of a new trend?  Will we finally see the "Smack My Bitch Up" music video brought to full-length feature film?  Only time will tell friends, only time will tell.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Holy Heaven and Hell Preacher Is Coming To AMC

Dear Walking Dead, from the bottom of my heart, from a comic book fan, thank you for being a show that was popular, so that the doors for another comic show were opened.

Following weeks of pickup buzz, Seth Rogen today announced on Twitter that AMC has picked up drama pilot Preacher to series. “Preacher is coming to AMC,” he wrote, posting what appeared to be key art for the show. AMC subsequently confirmed the 10-episode order (and the key art), with the launch of the series slated for mid-2016, in line with a rumored May debut.

That's right everybody.  One of the most incredible, original, and just plain fantastic comic books ever made is coming to television.  Get hype.

Can intense joy give you a heart-attack?  That's what I think is happening to me right now.


Preacher, from Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Sony TV and AMC Studios, is based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s cult 1990s comic. The show centers on Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop a highly unconventional power.  And believe me when I say, it is like nothing you have seen in media before, and completely AWESOME. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), the three embark on a journey to literally find God. Co-starring are Ian Colletti as Eugene Root aka Arseface, W. Earl Brown as Hugo Root and Lucy Griffiths as Emily.  Does any of this sound awesome?  Well, it is more awesome than you could even imagine.

“Garth Ennis’ Preacher is, above all, about great characters – something we look for in all of our series,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. “The fact that it is also darkly funny, has some great supernatural elements, and takes us on an incredible adventure is just the icing on the cake”

Rogen and Goldberg had been looking to get a Preacher adaptation off the ground for seven years. The 1995-2000 comic series, from DC’s Vertigo imprint, quickly achieved a cult status while also creating controversy with its dark and violent content. AMC no doubt is looking to repeat the success of another of its series based on an edgy comic, The Walking Dead.

“We started reading the comic when it first came out in the ’90s,” said Rogen & Goldberg. “In many ways Garth’s sense of drama and comedy and Steve Dillon’s visual aesthetic helped form our style, and the idea that we are actually bringingPreacher to life is a dream come true. This is the craziest thing ever and we can’t wait to move forward and work our asses off to make it the best it can be.”

This is the best idea ever.

There Are Now Sega Shoes And They Are So Rad

Video games are RAD.  Sneakers are RAD.  When the two come together though, the results can be ultra lame, (looking at you Mario).  However, not this time, because one of the most iconic companies of all time has licensed their consoles out for something truly special.

Japanese sneaker brand ANIPPON has created sneakers based on the iconic Sega consoles, the Dreamcast, the Sega Saturn, and the Mega Drive (aka Sega Genesis). This is so neat. But the boxes they come in might just be way neater.

For example, here are the Mega Drive shoes, and their box:





Here are the Saturn shoes, and their box:





And finally the beautiful, the wonderful, the magical Dreamcast shoes and their box which like everything Dreamcast, is THE BEST:





Each pair is 7,500 yen (US$62). Website Inside Games reports that they’ll even be on sale at this year’s Tokyo Game Show.

Well either I am going to Japan in a few days, or I will cry myself to sleep at night until I can get my hands on a pair of Dreamcast slip-ons.  I will never wear them, just time-to-time bring that wonderful box out of the closet and lovingly look upon them inside it.

SEGA!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Find Pokemon In The Real World With Pokemon Go

Last night I got the pleasure of seeing something become news over the Internet, this hardly gets to ever happen and boy is it fascinating. Nintendo dropped a bomb on us all last night, which was today in their time, and I got to see it first hand. All I could think was, "They are gonna make a ton of money on this."

It's a game, it's on your phone, and boy does it have potential. Today, the Pokémon Company unveiled its latest Pocket Monster experience. It’s called Pokemon Go.

...as in let's all go to the bank to collect our large sums of cash.


“The day has finally come when Pokémon appear in the real world,” Pokémon designer Junichi Masuda said of the ambitious project.

Here’s the debut trailer.



The game is being developed by Niantic, a former Google start up known for it’s augmented reality smartphone game Ingress.

Niantic says it is working closely with the Pokémon Company and Nintendo to make a brand new style of Pokémon game. The idea is that players go outside, get some fresh air, and capture Pokemon at the same time.

The Pokémon Company has been working on the game for the past few years alongside Nintendo. At today’s press conference, Pokémon Go’s debut trailer was dedicated to Satoru Iwata.

There is also a watch-like peripheral (mostly worked on by Nintendo) for the game called Pokémon Go Plus that allows you to basic things like throw a Poké Ball. It pairs with your phone and has a rumble and flash feature when you come across or interact with a Pokemon in the real world. The idea is that you can enjoy the world around you, instead of focusing only on your phone.

According to Shigeru Miyamoto, Pokémon Go Plus reminds him of Pokémon Snap. Miyamoto added that he likes the idea of kids wearing the Pokémon Go Plus that is paired with a parent’s phone. That way kids and parents can play Pokémon Go together.

In the past, Pokémon games have been based loosely on real world maps, so as Pokémon Company boss Tsunekazu Ishihara pointed out in an announcement conference, it makes sense to bring Pokémon to the real world with AR.

This won’t necessarily be a standalone title. “I’m thinking about how this game will connect with titles in the main series of Pokémon games,” Masuda told the audience.

And boom, just like that, Nintendo is back in it.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Happy 20th Playstation

It's hard to believe but the PlayStation is almost ready to drink some beer. Yep, as incredible as this sounds, PlayStation is 20 years old today in America. (It hit Japan back in December 1994).

What a logo.

The sleek grey console was one of the ultimate pieces of entertainment ever made, and helped to double down on my lifelong love of video games. In fact, if you forget the notion that video games constantly get better and are always the best they can be, it is easily my favorite console. It's part of the reason that this current generation of consoles prompted me to buy a PlayStation 4.  

It was a literal game changer upon release and helped to change the landscape of gaming, and for that today we salute the grey monster.

The original PlayStation launch is an iPhone-level example of how to enter an established market and blindside every existing player. Nintendo, the market leader, was locked in a brutal dogfight with Sega for the hearts and minds of children across the world. Sony originally planned to release a CD-ROM-equipped Super Nintendo called the PlayStation, and showcased such a product at CES 1991; Nintendo, however, called off the partnership a day after Sony’s announcement due to disagreements over revenue sharing. Ken Kutaragi’s renegade division within Sony regrouped and, a few years later, reemerged with a product that subverted Nintendo’s entire business.

After Nintendo ended its Sony partnership and a brief dalliance with Philips fizzled, the company reasserted its focus on cartridge technology for its first true 3D console, the Nintendo 64. Sega, meanwhile, released a 3D-capable, CD-equipped console of its own, the Saturn, but a combination of high pricing and poor 3D performance quickly saw it reduced to a sideshow. The PlayStation was built from the ground up to run CD-ROM discs and render 3D video game graphics, and everything fell into place for Sony. As 3D technology became mainstream, developers wanted to produce more realistic games that could attract an older audience. The PlayStation proved the perfect vehicle.

Those heady pre-analog days...

The PlayStation introduced me to my all time favorite game series in Metal Gear Solid, (which I am playing the 5th sequel to right now on a PlayStation), genre masterpieces like Castlevania: Syphony of The Night, and the beginnings of franchises that today would be unthinkable to have in gaming (Tomb Raider, Resident Evil, Gran Turismo). It helped bring games to so many more people, and began to show that they weren't just for kids, but could legitimately be art as well. 

So today let's celebrate!  Open up your closet, look under your bed, and get that familiar rectangle out and fire up some Final Fantasy VII, or a little Crash Bandicoot.  

I'll leave you with my favorite part of the PlayStation, something that I desperately wish in a world of instant resume, that we still had.  The greatest startup sequence ever:



Happy birthday PlayStation.

Engineering Student Gets Wasted And Then Designs Plane

An unnamed Michigan Tech student who’s been giving interviews under the alias “Mark” got blackout drunk Friday night and stumbled home to his roommate. This would hardly be news—Mark puts his pants on one leg at a time and drinks to sloppy excess just like the rest of us—but when Mark puts his pants on and drinks to sloppy excess, he designs entire fucking airplanes.

Seriously.  

I wonder if he did it all with one eye closed?

Not your normal drunk activity.  The only thing I design while drunk is a pizza on that online ordering app.  And then it still comes with only jalapenos and pineapple.

Mark’s roommate, Keith Fraley, was blown away by what he saw, and couldn’t resist leaking the sketches and drunken calculations on Twitter:

Or to The Guardian, who interviewed Keith and his secretive genius roommate, who’s remaining pseudonymous to avoid hurting his job prospects.

Here’s what went down that fateful night, in Keith’s words:

It all started around 11.30pm. Mark burst into the room in a drunken sway, asking where his textbooks were and after greeting me he rushed back out of the room. From what the person who brought him up [to the shared accommodation] was saying, Mark had a ton of rum and vodka-mixed drinks. 
He then came stumbling back two minutes later to grab his giant whiteboard. I just laughed as I sat on the computer listening to his murmurs. Around 1.30am, he came back and he sat on the couch with a worn look on his face. 
And there it was. A finished design for a plane. Or, at least that’s what Keith—a software engineering student—though he was looking at. As Mark tried to explain to him later, the vehicle is actually an ekranoplan, “which is more like a very high speed aircraft that floats above the water.”
I would be willing to bet that "Mark" overheard someone at the bar say "One Direction" and "Zayne" and BOOM...ekranoplan.

Will this contraption cooked up by a sloshed second-year engineer with just a whiteboard and an aerospace math textbook actually work, though? Maybe. Mark plans to try it out in remote-control model form to find out.

Some engineers have pointed out flaws in his design, Keith says, but that’s because they thought it was a plane:

One person did call Mark out on his design, saying that the tail prop would fail during steep climbs due to low pressure behind the wing, and Mark replied saying that his design was actually an ekranoplan and not an airplane – so it lead to humorous and constructive responses.

Others have a little more faith in Mark. Although he refuses to reveal his real name because he thinks his drinking might hurt his job prospects, opportunities are already opening up.  Hey, if it works for musicians and drugs, then who are we to judge?

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Giant Man (The Rock) Has No Days Off, Saves Tiny Puppies on Labor Day

Even on Labor Day, there can be no rest for action star, known baller, and now real life action star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The Rock brought home two new French Bulldog puppies Monday—BRUTUS and HOBBS (all caps, please)—and wouldn’t you know it, as soon as he set them down outside, those cute 'lil fuckers ran straight for his baller-ass swimming pool.

HOBBS is a natural swimmer, got those natural swimmin’ instincts. But BRUTUS, The Rock explains, unfortunately has the instincts of a brick. (The Rock knows you thought he would say “rock,” but he wrote “brick” multiple times when he told this story on Instagram, so it’s “brick,” okay?)

Anyway, HOBBS is doggy-paddling along, and down to the bottom goes BRUTUS. So into the water goes a fully-clothed The Rock, who is like “Oh, shit. That dog can’t swim. He’s like a damn brick,” and he scoops BRUTUS up from the pool floor. He emerges triumphantly, lifts both doggies to the sky, and strikes a charming hero pose for social media. [Sound of cartoon smile sparkling in sun.]

Seriously, this looks too good to be real.  It will soon end up on one of those shitty "You won't believe these aren't photoshopped" picture top 10 articles on your favorite site that you hate but inexplicably keep clicking on.

No matter who you are, there is something to like in this picture.

Everyone was okay on this day of labors. Except for Dwayne Johnson’s phone, which was sadly killed during the rescue.

R.I.P. Dwayne Johnson’s phone (2015?-2015). At least he had a backup in case he had to Instagram any heroic rescues (always a possibility for The Rock).

Here is the moral of this episode of Ballers, according to Dwayne Johnson:

“A few lessons I’ve learned today. A) Not all puppies have the instinct to doggie paddle. B) Some puppies (like BRUTUS) will be so in shock by experiencing water they will sink extremely fast so react quick. C) While spiriting to save your puppies life, before you dive in, try and throw your cel phone to safety. Don’t keep it in your pocket… like I did. #BRUTUSLives #HOBBSCanSwim #MyCelPhonesDead #AndNoMouthToMouthNeeded #HappyLaborDay.”

New James Bond Theme To Be By Sam Smith

The singer of the new James Bond theme has been revealed as British star Sam Smith. The Grammy Award-winning artist had been rumoured to be voice behind the theme to the forthcomingSpectre for some time, but now Smith has confirmed the news.  They even have a fancy graphic to prove it:

Double O-snazzy. 

The song is called "The Writing's on the Wall," and will be available from September 25. On September 7, Smith dropped a heavy hint when he posted an image of a ring featuring the distinctive Spectre logo, and today spoke about his involvement with the latest 007 adventure.

"This is one of the highlights of my career. I am honoured to finally announce that I will be singing the next Bond theme song," Smith posted on Instagram."I am so excited to be a part of this iconic British legacy and join an incredible lineup of some of my biggest musical inspirations. I hope you all enjoy the song as much as I enjoyed making it."

In an interview with BBC Radio One presenter Nick Grimshaw, Smith explained that the track, written with regular musical partner Jimmy Napes, had been recorded way back in January. "I got called into the office with Barbara Broccoli and Sam Mendes and they gave me the script. I read the script. They said, ‘Have a go at the song.’ It's the quickest I've ever written a song--it took 20 minutes and they loved it!"

"I'm so relieved to actually talk about this, this has been a top secret mission of my own," he said.

The 23-year-old will be the first British male solo artist to record a Bond song since Tom Jones sang the theme to Thunderball way back in 1965. To date, Smith has sold more than eight million albums worldwide.

Although it is surprising that the song isn't called "Spectre" given that the title of the next movie is a rather easy one to probably base a song around.  (Not like it's Goldfinger or anything, and look what they did with that: Classic) It is always cool to have a Bond theme that doesn't have to pander to the title.  And this one could be up there with "Live and Let Die" given the level of talent on board.

Spectre is directed by Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw and Monica Bellucci. It arrives in cinemas on November 6, 2015.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Celebrate Your Labor Day With The Best YouTube Nostalgia

It’s Labor Day, meaning summer is symbolically if not officially drawing to a close, meaning whatever fun you’re having is probably tinged with a little wistfulness for days gone by, meaning you’re especially primed for nostalgic feelings this week, internet-induced or otherwise.

This kind in particular.

With that in mind, here is the perfect video of ordinary people riding the same roller coaster of jubilation and sadness you’re riding today, only 15 years ago.




A stunning example of the shove-a-camera-directly-into-the-faces-of-people-who-aren’t-necessarily-enjoying-being-filmed genre of home videography, this clip reaches its apex when a neighborhood man begins griping about the newfangled “discs” that are taking over his local record store. “You walk into your average record store—you go to Record City. What do you find at Record City? Discs! Discs. I walked in there, I had a fit.”

Appreciate this, appreciate it for it's pure "hold onto the 80's hard in my hairstyle" appeal.  Or for at least the realization of the sheer amount of videos that are on YouTube.  It's staggering if you realize everybody's home videos from since there were video cameras are on  there inexplicably.

Thank you for the wonderful bounty YouTube, we don't deserve it.

Happy Labor Day Barry.


Sunday, September 6, 2015

This Shaolin Monk Can Pretty Much Run On Water

This is Shi Liliang is from the Quanzhou Shaolin Temple. Your first response to this video is probably “But he’s walking on boards…” Yes, he is not running across just the water; he is practicing a huge amount of balance and focus. Don’t dismiss how truly amazing this is just because he’s not breaking physical laws.

He had been practicing going this distance since 2005! Imagine you stepping out onto a long board in the water, taking a few steps and it sinking immediately. That is probably what would happen to most of us at first.

So yeah, chill for a moment and realize just what this dude can do.

Understand that the impressiveness isn’t that he’s ‘walking on water’, but practicing such a level of concentration that is so much more easily said than done. Before saying that it’s not impressive – you try doing it first.






This is a demonstration of persistence, a will to create something happen and then making it so. Fractal it out – see the bigger picture of what can be achieved when you apply your focus to it.

Rad.

FUNDAY: Chuck A Pigskin

As of yesterday (with college at least) football is back in America everybody!  That means in one week the elite millionaires of the world will assemble to try and destroy each other's brains over a pigskin, while once again Europeans all over the world ask that terrible snarky question: Why is it called football if you barely use your feet?  (Answer: USA! USA! USA!)

Isn't it wonderful?!

I personally cannot wait for two things:


  1. To begin the inevitable soul crushing season that everyone who lives in the Ohio valley experiences at least twice a year (being a Reds and Bengals fan).  The period where we will have a division winning season, only to see our Quarter Back actually try to play a playoff game with his eyes closed, and go 0-1 in the first round for the 1,383rd year in a row.
  2. To enjoy everyone outside of Boston trying their best to kill a man on a field.

That man is this man:

Even Mother Teresa would punch this face.

Especially in light of recent events, maybe this makes me callous, but if someone sacked him so hard that his head popped off like a champagne cork, I would not lose sleep over seeing that.  Tom Brady is perhaps the greatest player of the era, but boy do people hate that guy a lot.

Football!


RADICAL


Unknown Moral Orchestra

Every single time I hear something from, or watch something by this band I tell myself that I need to really check them out, and I never do.  This might change finally.  This is a good thing.






Media Jeweler

What if someone made Toy Story on the lowest budget possible?  This, this is what.






Girl Band

Please put out your album already.  I cannot wait anymore.  If I cannot have a new Kanye or Frank Ocean album, I need something.  Really, help a dude out here.






Baroness

Wow.  This song is pure dopamine release.  






Tinashe

One of the best R&B/Pop stars that I feel like nobody talks about is back again with another banger.  I love how her dancing is so serious that the police have to shut the streets down to contain it.  Also, this video looks like a Michael Mann movie.  More videos should look like this.






SD

Mark my words.  My current favorite Chicago rapper is so close to blow. He is boiling on the cusp so hard you might need to turn down the stove.  He just released his 3rd project this year, and he is one song away from being huge, due in much part to how he flips the Drill scene that he came up in.  Like for instance this one, where he takes the dark style that invaded some of his friend (and former label mate) Chief Keef's music and makes it effortlessly more memorable and catchy.  I want so bad for this guy to win big, and I really think it is only a matter of time.






BONUS CLIP






See you next Funday for some more football lunacy!