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Beyond the Twinkie: 5 Other Hostess Products We’re Losing

The corporate future of Hostess Brands is hanging by a mere thread, and the Internet is all a-Twitter with Twinkie talk. But there’s more than just a golden snack cake at risk here. Here are five other Hostess products that could vanish forever. 1. Wonder Bread Getty Images Taggart Baking vice president Elmer Cline was doubly inspired [...]

Y: The Last Man Fan Film

(YouTube Link) This incredibly well made fan film is based on the Vertigo comic book Y The Last Man, which centers around an apocalyptic setting where everyone on Earth with a Y chromosome is wiped out, except for a guy named Yorick and a monkey named Ampersand. The film is entitled Y:The Last Man Rising, it was [...]

5 Pop Culture Apocalypse Scenarios and How They Might Happen

Since the earliest days, humankind has pondered the end of the world. We’ve imagined messianic judgment days, cataclysmic comets, hyperspace bypasses, and Mega Maids. Here are a few apocalyptic scenarios from recent popular culture, how they might happen, and how likely they are to occur. 1. Subterranean Apocalypse Some existential threats are waiting quietly beneath the surface [...]

“Will You Marry Me?” The Infographic

Infographics are often used as a marketing ploy for shady websites, but sometimes they can be created with much more honest motives. For example, this one was created by Drake Martinet as a clever way to propose to his girlfriend and it’s sweet as all heck. Click on the link to read the rest. Link

The Late Movies: What Song Are You Listening To? (London, Copenhagen, Singapore, Lisbon, Philadelphia)

Two weeks ago, I pointed to a street video from New York, in which filmmaker Ty Cullen asked passersby who wore headphones “Hey, what song are you listening to?” Commenters asked for more versions of the video from different cities, and I’m glad to oblige — other filmmakers around the world have followed suit and [...]

Hi-Tech & Low-Tech Bicycle Madness

“QUANTUM SHOT” #607Link – article by Avi Abrams (with some material by Antoine Van Hove) Imagine pedaling into the sunset, riding these cool machines Nothing like opening a new year with some fresh designs – it clears the minds, refreshes our vision, and simply makes for a great eye-candy. Today we will see some outrageous modern concepts, [...]

Nutrition Facts Labels for Songs

Before you download the next pop hit from iTunes, check whether it is hazardous to your health. A teen panel working with the Boston Public Health Commission has set up a “nutrition facts label” rating (like that seen on food items) for songs: “Music, like food, can feed our brains and give us energy,” said Casey [...]