Ever since Scooby Doo introduced me to KISS I've had a soft spot for strange bands who play bizarre music and put on wicked weird stage shows.
Then The Muppet Show introduced me to Alice Cooper and I was hopelessly hooked, and ever since then bands with freaky sounds and/or costumed stage shows just make me happy.
WatchMojo.com put together a perfectly succinct list of the Top 10 Weirdest Bands, including the adorably dark Babymetal, the colorfully apocalyptic sounds of Die Antwoord and the over-the-top awesomeness of Gwar. (Contains NSFW material)
Movie easter eggs are fun to hunt with your eyeballs and often so deliciously geeky that you want to share them with friends.
Which is why sites keep posting articles revealing the locations of movie secrets and we keep eating it all up!
In this collection of 30 Clever Easter Eggs put together by gamesradar we learn the morse code message received in Peter Jackson's 2005 version of King Kong was not an arrest warrant for Carl Denham- it actually said “show me the monkey!”.
The list also shows us little details we may have missed, like the painting of Roland the Gunslinger Thomas Jane's character is painting in The Mist, or the fact that Freddy's glove is hanging in the tool shed in Evil Dead 2.
And lastly, did you think the name of the Mexican restaurant in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy seemed a bit long?
That's because it was a big joke- Escupimos en su Alimento means "we spit in your food".
Suicide Squad has been out for a few weeks now, so chances are fans who wanted to see it on the big screen already have while the rest of us who are waiting for the DVD no longer care about the hype.
Despite the critical reviews and haters the film managed to make some money at the box office, but after seeing the movie twice Jenny Nicholson was left with a hollow feeling and some nagging questions. (Video is full of Suicide Squad spoilers)
Bowser looks and talks like a big badass, and acts like he has a chip on his shoulder towards moustachioed plumbers, but the truth is he's just extremely lonely, jealous and desperate for a girlfriend.
You know what you need? An app that can measure how high you throw your phone in the air and lets you compete against players across the globe. Oh wait, you're saying that's a horrible idea and no one needs that? How about an app that tells you if it's dark outside? Or maybe you'd like an app that can help you simulate smoking a cigarette.
So you're saying these are all terrible ideas? Well then, now you're ready to read the rest of this hilarious Thrillist list with some of the stupidest apps ever created.
Even if you've never been to Hollywood, you know that one of the big draws in the city are those celebrity home tours that show you the multi-million-dollar mansions of the rich and famous. Unfortunately for the people paying to go on those tours though, a recent investigation discovered that most of the homes on the tours actually belong to every day non-famous people.
Naturally, some of the tours were more honest than others, with the worst of the bunch completely making up facts -claiming, for example, that Justin Bieber was actually banned from the US. The report did mention that Starline Tours were the best of the tours out there and while they still might tell a few white lies, most of the homes on their tours actually belonged to the celebrities in question.
Remember that great scene in Titanic where all the extras were running around while high on PCP-spiked clam chowder? No, oh, that's because it happened behind the scenes of the film, but even so, it's still an incredible story that you might never know about just watching the film.
This great All That Is Interesting slideshow (I know, you have to flip through all of the slides -it's not my choice but the information is entertaining) has all kinds of similar, horrible stories from behind the scenes of huge Hollywood films.
Disney's Cinderella is a magical classic reminding us what we love about the fairy tale princess story. But if you don't have time to watch it, this adorable version told in emojis does a pretty good job of sumarazing the tale. Of course, that's hardly surprising given that it's made by amazing artists employed by Disney. Now if only I could use my Amazon app to order my own fairy godmother.
A series of Marvel Comics coming in November will feature covers that highlight superheroes engaged in STEM activities… except that, being comic book artists,* they added Art to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. That makes it STEAM.
Marvel heroes are no strangers to science. Characters like Bruce Banner, Peter Parker, Reed Richards and many more all have ties in science as either part-time, or full-time, scientists. Keeping with their science-based roots, Marvel's latest crop of characters are engaging in the science fun as well.
In an attempt to spark interest in math and the sciences amongst readers, Marvel will introduce STEAM variant covers. Each cover will represent one of the themes relating to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. The education-themed Marvel covers will hit stands November 2016.
Before you get your hopes up, no, this is not a Disney movie! Disney is planning a series of stand-alone movies that focus on different characters in their A Star Wars Story series that will slot films between the new episodes of the main saga, but this is a fan-made teaser trailer by Rich Williamson. It does look like a movie I’d want to see. The years between Episode III and Episode IV had to have Ben Kenobi, that crazy old hermit, going through some changes. Disney should take that ball and run with it.
David Lee Roth was one of the biggest names in the rock world in the 80s and 90s, and he definitely played a major role in Van Halen's success as a band.
But the split was hard for Dave, and his style, act and attitude didn't age well, so by the 2000s he was struggling to stay relevant, much less famous.
Which must be why he decided to pay over half a million dollars in 2002 to make an off-the-wall feature length music video called David Lee Roth's "No Holds Bar-B-Que".
The feature length music video didn't revitalize Roth's career, but it gave his hardcore fans what they wanted- hot women wearing revealing clothing, raw Rock 'n' Roll, and Dave jumping around like a madman.
Oh, and I forgot to mention the kung-fu intro, who knew Dave had hand-to-hand combat skills? (Video is obviously NSFW)
Apparently the video was never released to the public, and only recently resurfaced because Dave added it to his personal YouTube channel, so sorry the vid didn't get you gigs, Dave, but thanks for sharing this crazy gem with us all!
Filmmaker Rishi Kane put this impressive supercut together to demonstrate the power of the humble prop, which should be required viewing for filmmakers who think digital props will ever replace the real deal.
Anatomical cutaways and pin-ups don't sound like two things that would go great together, but a good artist can surprise you by bringing two seemingly disparate visual elements together.
The mechanical pin-up models who star in Fernando Vincente's series Anatomies are disturbingly alluring, and they exude android cool(ant), but they seem like artwork from another time.
Perhaps when we reach a point in history when cyberpunk stories no longer read like speculative fiction, or when our futuristic world matches the visions shared by Space Age artists, Fernando's Anatomies will feel right at home.
When network bean counters decide a show has gone over budget, or they cut the budget because ratings aren't “high enough”, great shows air crappy episodes that scare viewers away.
The Walking Dead started out strong, and has always had decent ratings, but the budget was slashed so hard for the second season the show's dramatic build-up came to a stand still on Hershel's farm.
Survivors stuck on a farm for an episode or two seemed like a novel idea, but the combination of no budget and the firing of director Frank Darabont meant the survivors were trapped on the farm for far too long.
LOST made a similarly stagnating move by locking main characters in polar bear cages for six episodes in the third season, making viewers wonder whether they'd mistakenly tuned in to Prison Break.
People thought the LOST writers were running out of ideas, but the show was just over-budget and buying time, hoping the spectacular season finale would make viewers forget about those crappy episodes.
Samsung Pay seems like magic to some extent -seeing as how you can use it almost anywhere with a wave of your phone. But there's something distinctively "meh" about using your phone to pay -especially when you could be using a magic wand instead.
The Ollivander19 is a brilliant invention that claims to be (and probably is) the first contactless payment wand. And because magic can't be bought, but only inherited, the only way to get one of the eight wands in existence is to win one on the Card Cutters website. So if you think you've got what it takes to do magic, head to the site and try your luck today.
If you've ever played one of the games from the Metroid franchise you probably wondered how Samus Aran's arm cannon works considering it covers her entire arm and doesn't need to be reloaded.
Playing through all the games didn't provide any answers to this question, but then I came across this Awkward Zombie comic by Katie Tiedrich and the answer was made clear- Samus' guns power the cannon! What a physique!
If you haven't seen the Suicide Squad movie yet then you're in for one big surprise- the Joker isn't in the movie as much as you'd think considering he was prominently featured in the ads.
Jared Leto's Joker parts may have been cut as a response to fan criticism online, or perhaps director David Ayer felt Leto had gone far too method with his acting either that or the scenes just plain sucked.
As this comic by JHall and Andrew Bridgman of Dorkly shows us Jared Leto was going to be happy with his portrayal of the Joker regardless of what we all think, but don't tell him you hated his Joker or he might want to be your buddy!
Seinfeld is easily one of the most famous shows in history and amost certainly the most famous one set in New York. So if the show was still on the air when the Twin Towers fell, they'd kind of have to write a 9/11 episode or at least referrence the terrible tragedy. But how could they possibly do that on a comedy show without making light of the devestating events themselves? This spec script by comedian Billy Domineau captures the tone perfectly -making light of George's ego, Jerry's OCD, Elaine's relationships and Kramer's well, Kramerness. Sure, it's still a bit tasteless, but it's also damn funny and any fan of Seinfeld will quickly recognize how much it actually reads like a real episode. You can read the script below or click here to see it full size:
Asking the internet community for input on a video game project is like asking a school full of children to write their own cartoon series- only with extra helpings of sex and violence.
As this comic by Andy Kluthe of Nerd Rage and Andrew Bridgman of Dorkly shows a game built by the internet would be the most schizophrenic, unnecessarily violent and lengthy game ever played...plus zombie Pokemon!
Resident Evil's monsters are some of the most haunting creations in any media, let alone in video games. Part of what makes them so horrifying is that you often actually see a regular person transitioning into the gargantuan creature -and that's exactly why this amazing cosplay is so incredible and terrifying.
Amazingly, the entire torso is fabricated -including the head. Also amazingly, this isn't cosplayer Gai's first nightmarish Resident Evil cosplay. He previously created a Stage 2 version of this same character (this one is Stage 1).