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  • Martellus Bennett Explains Football To Pete Holmes

    Martellus Bennett Explains Football To Pete Holmes

    Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett stopped the Pete Holmes Show — which TBS recently announced it is canceling — on Friday. Bennett talked to Holmes about his nickname (The Black Unicorn), why wearing five baby Jesus chains is too many, and how many books on your coffee table is the sweet spot. But the golden moment of the interview comes a little later when Holmes reveals he doesn’t know anything about football and has Bennett attempt to explain it to […]

     
  • Great Quotes of the 21st Century

    Great Quotes of the 21st Century

    There are great quotes, there are timeless quotes, and there are significant quotes. In order to be timeless, a quote must speak to something universal about the human condition, and do it with style and economy. It cannot be moored to relics of the era in which it was written or said; it must apply, word for word, as much today and a century from now as it did when it was uttered. My go-to timeless quote is from Socrates: “The unexamined life is not worth […]

     
  • Did John Oliver Crash The FCC Website?

    John Oliver implores viewers to go to the FCC website.

    John Oliver may have crashed the FCC website on Monday. In Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight — his new HBO-based program — he spent a lot of time talking about Net Neutrality and proposed FCC rule changes that would essentially allow ISPs to slow down web traffic to targeted sites. Most see this as Oliver does, creating a “slow lane” and a “fast lane,” but a telecommunications lawyer quoted in the segment  gives it the corporate turn saying that he’d […]

     
  • All The X-Men Movies In 3 Minutes

    All The X-Men Movies In 3 Minutes

    With X-Men: Days of Future Past opening on Friday it’s a good time to address the fact that the six X-Men movies that are out are kind of confusing and most people are unsure how many of them they’ve seen. Let’s answer a few of the pressing questions: – There were two Wolverine movies? – Yup. People love Hugh Jackman. Unless it’s Hugh Jackman in Real Steel or Australia. – Days of Future Past isn’t the one that’s already out that took place […]

     
  • Slayer Goes To Portland In Ukelele Cover Of “War Ensemble”

    Slayer Goes To Portland In Ukelele Cover Of “War Ensemble”

    It’d be tough to be a ukelele player who has been playing for ten plus years right now. The instrument basically reminds everyone of Portland, as John Oliver pointed out on the debut episode of Last Week Tonight saying, “We get it, Oregon, you people live in a cartoon. Everywhere you go, you hear the sound of fucking ukeleles.” You know what’s the opposite of the cuteness Oliver skewers? Slayer. No one has ever said, “Slayer really has that Portland […]

     
  • Watch: First Trailer For Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar”

    Interstellar movie poster

    Christopher Nolan has long ago left behind the indie roots that first made him famous. His debut feature, Following had a budget of just $6,000. His follow-up, Memento, had an only slightly larger budget and was based off a short story his brother wrote. Since then he’s become one of the more reliable American directors of blockbusters, able to make stark, engaging (if not politically problematic) films like The Dark Knight Trilogy and Inception. His latest is called Interstellar and […]