World’s Strangest

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Are We Headed for a New Ice Age?

Recent news reports about a predicted decline in the sun’s magnetic activity pose the question, asking if the earth will be cooling off because of it. Let’s ask the Bad Astronomer, Dr. Phil Plait. The answer — spoiler alert! — is almost certainly “no”. I want to make sure that’s clear, because I will bet essentially [...]

The Best Dinosaur

In this five-minute standup clip, comedian Dan Telfer displays an almost disturbingly complete knowledge of dinosaurs, as he challenges his audience to figure out what is the best dinosaur. Spoiler alert: it’s not Velociraptor. The language is NSFW, so use headphones. But if you work where I work, this is what’s going on your internal [...]

Selections from Gwyneth Paltrow’s New Cookbook

This is so delightfully stupid I had to share it. In this video (I’m sorry, “short film”) a faux-beatnik reads selections from Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook, My Father’s Daughter. Now, I haven’t read this cookbook, but I can extrapolate that it’s a hoot. Spoiler alert: apparently she uses a lot of VEGENAISE®. Read some more choice [...]

The Late Movies: Dumbness, Insanity, Celine Dion Screaming, and Billy Joel

Last week I pointed to the unbelievably wonderful Brother IntelliFax 2800 App Store. I wondered — who made that video? Well, it’s Mike Lacher, proprietor of the delightfully weird and sometimes NSFW Wonder-Tonic. Tonight, I round up the five videos Wonder-Tonic has posted on YouTube. They’re really weird. Most of them are unwatchable. But at [...]

Would You Eat Soylent Green?

Spoiler alert, in case you haven’t seen the 1973 movie Soylent Green {wiki}. Soylent Green is made of people. However, you have to remember that the world in the movie is horribly overcrowded and underfed. After all, it is set in 2022! First, a quick recap: In the movie, the earth is overpopulated and over-polluted. Global [...]

Top Ten Great Movie Deaths

If ever there was a cause for a Spoiler Alert, this would rank. The very nature of good films is the conflict factor, which will ultimately end with someone’s demise. But who’s whose? And how? When it’s done memorably well, character death in a movie can have a lasting impression, and worthy of a top [...]