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Apr 18 2014

The Final Countdown: History Myths, Doubtfire Sequel and Elder Scrolls Bug

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Go here to see scenes from history everyone pictures wrong.

“Whether it takes the form of a somewhat historical film like Braveheart or an only slightly more fictionalized epic like Lord of the Rings, we do love watching some old-timey combat. Vikings, Samurai, Roman Centurions — there’s just something so much cooler about the way men fought back in the old days.”

The Countdown

A Mrs. Doubtfire sequel is happening – [FilmDrunk]

The bug that’s destroying The Elder Scrolls Online – [Insert Coin]

The Good Wife’s unusual Emmy campaign – [TVOvermind]

The most awkward Easter family photos ever (I am in here) – [WWIW]

Behind the scenes of Arrow – [GeeksAreSexy]

Four Easter Horror movies – [Pajiba]

A nostalgia gallery – [TheChive]

Elizabeth Olsen is the best Olsen – [TheBlemish]

A Pringles can pipe organ – [Neatorama]

Tricks to try on your next camping trip – [Izismile]

If Drake fans were superheroes – [BroBible]

Five reasons to watch NHL instead of NBA playoffs – [Maxim]

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Apr 17 2014

The Final Countdown: Mourning Colbert, Minor Inventions and PS4 and Xbox One Sales

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colbert

Go here to see why we should mourn Colbert.

“The human condition is the art of holding completely contradictory emotional responses in perfect tension in one’s heart. So I’m ecstatic that Stephen Colbert got the nod and gets to go to the big leagues, so to speak. I’m not one to sing Morrissey over someone getting the big promotion. But at the same time, it makes me deeply sad.”

The Countdown

Minor inventions that changed your life – [Cracked]

Sony announces 7 million PS4s sold – [Insert Coin]

20 things you may not know about Kill Bill – [FilmDrunk]

The highest paid actors of all time – [TVOvermind]

George RR Martin, wedding planner – [GeeksAreSexy]

Teachers who are doing it right – [TheChive]

Blade Runner themed engagement shoot – [Neatorama]

When magic tricks meet video editing – [Izismile]

The best news headline of the day – [WWIW]

Mario Bros. theme performed on wine glasses – [Geekologie]

A rapping army staff sergeant – [BroBible]

Why Once Upon a Time in Wonderland was good – [ToplessRobot]

An awesome new 3D printer – [Gunaxin]

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Apr 16 2014

The Final Countdown: Game of Thrones Recasting, TV Show Pregnancies and Halo Composer Fired

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Go here to see how Game of Thrones was recast.

Game of Thrones has gone through as many actors as Walder Frey has wives. There’s been three Mountains, two Berics, two Daarios — hell, Emilia Clarke wasn’t even the original Daenerys Targaryen. In Sunday’s episode, “The Lion and the Rose,” the new Tommen made his debut, and now he’s 37 years old. Margaery’s one lucky lady. Anyway, let’s take a look at the complete history of Game of Thrones recastings, beginning with a Mountain of a man.”

The Countdown

Ways TV shows covered up real life pregnancies – [Pajiba]

Halo/Destiny composer fired by Bungie – [Insert Coin]

Lame jokes to start telling when you’re a dad – [Cracked]

True Detective is HBO’s most new watched show ever – [TVOvermind]

Benedict Cumberbatch will not be in Star Wars – [GeeksAreSexy]

Russian firefighters pass the time – [TheChive]

Bill Burr describes the most difficult job on the planet – [WWIW]

My web-slinging neighbor – [Neatorama]

Why the movie industry owes a lot to CGI – [io9]

Russian ghost car appears out of nowhere – [Izismile]

The best destinations for a weekend golf getaway – [Maxim]

Remembering the greatness of She’s All That – [BroBible]

New trailer for Days of Future Past – [Heavy]

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Apr 15 2014

The Final Countdown: Spoiler Problems, Supervillain Schemes and Game of Thrones Piracy

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Go here to see why people spoil things.

“There have been countless articles written on the Internet devoted to the rules of spoilers: When they are appropriate and in what venue. Should you wait a week? A day? AT LEAST UNTIL THE WEST COAST HAS SEEN IT? Where can spoilers can be advertised (never on Facebook!) and even the appropriate use of spoilers in headlines.”

The Countdown

Insane supervillain schemes by real governments – [Cracked]

Game of Thrones sets piracy world record – [Insert Coin]

First trailer for NBC’s Rosemary’s Baby – [TVOvermind]

Could we soon pay with just our palms? – [GeeksAreSexy]

Posters featuring one star quotes from Amazon – [FilmDrunk]

Tipping smart cars – [TheChive]

The Creationist Cosmos – [WWIW]

Photos that are strange and scary – [Izismile]

Baby hummingbirds in the nest – [Neatorama]

The best video game bug of 2014 – [io9]

The best stealing home plate moments in baseball – [Maxim]

New trailer for Gone Girl – [BroBible]

Kermit the Frog goes psycho – [ToplessRobot]

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Apr 14 2014

The Final Countdown: Joffrey Faces, Communist Knowledge and Vampire MMO

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joffrey

Go here to see the 20 best Joffrey bitch faces.

The Countdown

Five things you know growing up in a Communist regime – [Cracked]

CCP shuts down World of Darkness vampire MMO – [Insert Coin]

The last Divergent book will be two movies – [FilmDrunk]

Folding a paper airplane like an engineer – [GeeksAreSexy]

Mad Men premiere review – [TVOvermind]

X-Men battle Sentinels in new clip – [GammaSquad]

John Cena is a stand-up guy – [TheChive]

Zac Efron puts everyone to shame at awards – [TheBlemish]

A brief history of cat worshippers – [Neatorama]

Fake Drake asks people about Drake – [WWIW]

A record-setting Chinese beekeeper – [Izismile]

A new My Little Pony documentary – [ToplessRobot]

Four bizarre Japanese inventions – [Gunaxin]

Tony Hale talks Veep and Arrested Development – [Maxim]

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Apr 11 2014

The Final Countdown: Secret Superpowers, Mad Men and Assassin’s Creed Movie

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Go here to see sensory superpowers you didn’t know you had.

“Fiction loves to explore the crazy idea of humans having some kind of magical “sixth sense” (like in that Bruce Willis movie, The Fifth Element) but that’s kind of silly, considering how we barely use the senses we have.”

The Countdown

The most important questions heading into Mad Men – [WarmingGlow]

How can the Assassin’s Creed movie be great? – [Insert Coin]

Athletes who starred on reality TV – [TVOvermind]

The amazing cardboard Iron Man and more – [GeeksAreSexy]

Game of Thrones has a nudity imbalance – [Pajiba]

Beauty in the strangest places – [TheChive]

The tallest high school player in the nation – [WWIW]

10 things you didn’t know about Shakespeare – [Neatorama]

Nic Cage’s 8 craziest performances – [Maxim]

Chimps on the loose in Kansas City – [BroBible]

The 25 greatest baseball movies – [Gunaxin]

Game of Thrones theme in jazz and goat – [ToplessRobot]

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Apr 09 2014

The Final Countdown: Archie Dying, Fan Communities and Super Smash Bros.

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archie

Go here to see why Archie is dying.

“Archie Publications has, in recent years, gotten smart with the books they put out. Afterlife With Archie takes what should be a dumb idea, Archie fighting zombies, and makes it a disturbing, even sad, book. They’ve tackled issues ranging from the Occupy movement to same-sex marriage. And now, they’re going to kill Archie.”

The Countdown

Fan communities that hate their own members – [Cracked]

Nintendo’s strange Super Smash Bros. strategy – [Insert Coin]

Game of Thrones gets renewed – [TVOvermind]

Why do we get allergies? – [GeeksAreSexy]

New Girl promises to lighten up – [Pajiba]

Awkward exchange with Trebek on Jeopardy – [TheChive]

Vikings has gotten really weird – [io9]

New 30 second cell phone charger – [Geekologie]

The best headline of the day – [WWIW]

Marvel has created a new meme – [Neatorama]

What it’s like to run 135 miles – [BroBible]

Confessions of a meth dealer – [Caveman]

Travel photos by a LEGO photograper – [Gunaxin]

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Apr 08 2014

The Final Countdown: Will They Won’t They, Brainwashing and Video Game Aggression

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FOX's "The Mindy Project" - Season Two

Go here to see how long it took will they/won’t they couples to get together.

“I took a look at how long it took our favorite television couples to hook-up, whether through a kiss, full-on make-out session, or just some good ol’ lovin’.”

The Countdown

20 ways color and background noise are brainwashing you – [Cracked]

Video game aggression linked to losing, not violence – [Insert Coin]

Pete Holmes does True Detective – [TVOvermind]

A Firefly/LOTR lightsaber fight – [GeeksAreSexy]

I’m convinced this will be a Jimmy Kimmel prank – [WarmingGlow]

A dramatic finish to a soccer game – [TheChive]

Jennifer Garner looks a little different – [TheBlemish]

Tattoo fails for Tuesday – [WWIW]

Stockholm explained with magic tricks – [Izismile]

All 5,000 Game of Thrones deaths in three minutes- [Neatorama]

Seven ways to recover from a devastating sports loss – [BroBible]

Patton Oswalt hosted the Webbys – [Heavy]

A new Ninja Turtles poster – [ToplessRobot]

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Apr 08 2014

Unreal Movie Review: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

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The existence of the TV and movie-spanning Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to amaze and astound me. When you pull back and realize that eight different movies focusing on a collection of heroes has all worked together almost seamlessly for the better part of a decade, and even more films and TV shows are being added to the mix as time goes on, it’s one of the more impressive achievements in popular culture history.

At this point, if it’s Marvel and it’s Warner Bros, it’s bound to be good, and those involved with the uber-franchise only seem to be getting a better hang of it as time goes on. The Avengers was better than all the individual films that came before it. Iron Man 3 was the best of the bunch. Thor 2 beat Thor 1 handily. And now Captain America: Winter Soldier is more interesting that The First Avenger ever was.

Captain America has always run the risk of being the “lesser” Avengers franchise. Thor has the wonders of Asgard and the forever-entertaining Loki. Iron Man has Tony Stark, a one man show. But Captain America? He’s a frozen soldier with a shield, played by Chris Evans in a way where he’s got looks and muscles, but he leaves most of the charisma to other team members. It’s a conscious decision by him and his directors, as everyone on the team can’t really have the same personality. His background and willingness to work as a team make him a natural leader, but can he be compelling? Continue Reading »

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Apr 07 2014

The Final Countdown: Movie Lessons, The Raid 2 Game and Xbox One Gold

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Go here to see the insane lessons you didn’t notice in famous movies.

“But what I find fascinating is that occasionally Hollywood will crank out a beautifully made film that is received with universal praise but whose moral is just utterly fucking bizarre. All of the films on this list are wonderful films, but that’s the point: You get so distracted by the spectacle that you don’t notice how freaking insane they are.”

The Countdown

The Raid 2 as an 8-bit playable video game – [FilmDrunk]

Xbox One may get apps outside of Live Gold – [Insert Coin]

Anna Kendrick did well on SNL – [TVOvermind]

FESTO creates a bionic kangaroo – [GeeksAreSexy]

The best creature sidekicks in movie history – [Pajiba]

Some crazy near miss GIFs – [TheChive]

People prank tipping small cars in SF – [Neatorama]

When a baboon meets a lion – [io9]

Baby’s first lemon – [WWIW]

Students pull great April Fool’s prank on teacher – [Izismile]

Landing the world’s smallest parachute – [Maxim]

The government has vicious new anti-texting PSAs – [BroBible]

A collection of Game of Thrones jokes – [Caveman]

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Apr 04 2014

The Final Countdown: Sitcom Finales, Marketing Disasters and GTA Online Heists

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Last Forever Part One

Go here to see why sitcom finales are hard to pull off.

“Backlash to the series finale of How I Met Your Mother started pretty much the moment the credits rolled. (Spoilers ahead, obviously.) After nine seasons and more than 200 episodes, it was revealed that Ted (Josh Radnor), who had ostensibly been telling his kids the story of how he met their mother, was actually telling them about how much he also used to love the woman they know as “Aunt Robin” (Cobie Smulders), and further, that he was looking for their approval to pursue a relationship with her.”

The Countdown

The biggest marketing disasters – [Cracked]

GTA Online getting heists update at last – [Insert Coin]

25 year old Jon Hamm on a dating show – [TVOvermind]

Should you watch AMC’s turn? – [WarmingGlow]

Mozilla boss quits over controversy – [GeeksAreSexy]

30 things that happen in movies but never in real life – [TheChive]

Pete Campbell’s hairline is amazing – [TheBlemish]

The best news headline of the day – [WWIW]

Priest says LEGOs with destroy the souls of children – [NerdApproved]

Wait so can I park here? – [Neatorama]

This week in funny tweets – [Maxim]

David Letterman is retiring – [BroBible]

Medieval torture was terrible – [Caveman]

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