Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Is This Teenage Mutant Turtles Movie Poster An Allusion To 9/11?


One could say the imagery for this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster—explosions coming out of a building—is evocative of 9/11. But you could say that about a lot of movie posters and actual scenes in films since that tragic date. Lest we forget:

Friday, July 25, 2014

Study: Watching TV and Playing Video Games After Work Makes You Feel Like A Failure


A 9-to-5 job in the office may be grueling, but there is always the TV set and video game console to blow off some steam when you get home, right?

Well, according to a study published in the Journal of Communication, you are most likely to feel even worse after watching your television show or playing "Call of Duty."

The research indicated that people who engaged in such activities "had high levels of guilt and feelings of failure."

Thursday, July 24, 2014

U.S. Government Caught Editing "Reptilians" Page On Wikipedia


Certainly, this whole "Reptilian Agenda" thing is so over-the-top and ludicrous that any sensible person wouldn't stoop to even justify it with a response.

Well, any sensible person except someone working for the U.S. House of Representatives, apparently.

The "Dark Side" Of Hello Kitty In The News


A beloved children's icon is tarnished in the news and on the Internet...we've seen this with countless stories about Mickey Mouse/Disneyland, the Bert Is Evil craze, Deadly Elmo, Pervy Elmo, and many more.

The latest, it seems, is Hello Kitty.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Forget 2012: Is 2016 The Next Big Key Year?


Well, 2012 seemed like a big fat bust...nothing more than Doomsday hype coupled with hippy-dippy New Age mumbo-jumbo.

While the year 2020 has been flagged by some as the next big "prophecy" year—the symmetry of its numbers making it very attractive to fixate on—a number of spiritual/conspiracy types are actually citing 4 years previous as the time to keep an eye on.

Typewriter Sales Soar In Germany To Escape NSA Spying


Ugh, can you imagine using one of those clunky old-fashioned typewriters to write out...letters?

How low-tech! Ink smearing your fingertips.

However, if you are concerned about having your messages spied on through cyberspace—as many businesses in Germany are—typewriters might be a viable option.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Were Weird Al's Bloody Subliminals In "Foil" A Warning?


An eagle-eyed viewer of Weird Al Yankovic's new video "Foil" snapped these subliminal shots of the parody singer covered in blood. These images only last a few frames within the film: