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The Late Movies: 7 Drastically Different Covers of “Single Ladies”

Superstar Beyonce Knowles turns 31 today. And while we don’t think she needs us to send her any gifts — Jay-Z likely has that covered, especially after the great success of this weekend’s first-ever Made in America festival — it seemed like a good opportunity to round up some of the best covers of her [...]

Western Blue Jays Hold a Funeral for Dead Bird

Humans are not the only animal that mourn their dead, but this is quite surprising: when a Western Scrub Jay bird encounters a dead bird, it will call out to others to stop foraging [...]

A Where’s Waldo Style Poster For Diablo III

This fun and figure packed poster captures the character searching fun of Where’s Waldo with a Diablo related theme, because the guy you’re searching for in this pic is the director of Diablo III Jay Wilson. It looks like a confusing mass of miniscule details at this size, so make sure you hit the jump if [...]

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 55

The weekend approaches, _flossers! To take you into the warm embrace of a Friday, here is another round of the game that’s sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments. The Beatles – Yer Blues Bob Dylan – Thunder On The [...]

The Complicated World of Modern Baby Naming

Way back when, parents used to name their kids whatever they like and that’s the end of that. Then came the Internet, and baby naming suddenly became a bit more complicated: Fast forward to after a baby is born, and it’s becoming more [...]

PETA: Mario Kills Tanooki

In the new Super Mario 3D Land game, Mario has special abilities when he wears the Tanooki Suit – but think about it. Where did he get such a suit? From a dead Tanooki, a Japanese raccoon dog, of course! PETA, understandably, [...]

Magical Mystery Tour: The Beatles’ Biggest Flop

Did you know The Beatles made a TV movie? Magical Mystery Tour (1967) was their one and only attempt, but it holds another unique place in Beatles history—it was the first, and unequivocally the biggest, flop of their storied career. The Idea The genesis of the disaster known as Magical Mystery Tour was a flight Paul McCartney [...]

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 [...]

The Late Movies: White People Rapping Poorly

The Tumblr White People Rapping Poorly is devoted to cataloging, you guessed it: bad raps by white people. It’s off the hook…um…y’all. Their mission statement: “Science has show that for every Eminem, there are approximately 598,467 white people that try to rap but can’t. This is devoted to bringing you the best of the worst.” Blazin [...]

The Late Movies: Girl Talk Mashups

I know what you’re thinking: yeah, yeah, more mashups. But I promise you, THIS IS DIFFERENT. The guy behind Girl Talk — a laptop-wielding hipster named Greg — raises the mashup to an art form. (An extremely danceable art form.) He’s released five albums thus far, all available for free, each composed of hundreds [...]