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The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Freddie Mercury

Today would have been Freddie Mercury‘s 66th birthday. We lost him in 1992, the same year Wayne’s World brought his opus “Bohemian Rhapsody” to a new generation. Mercury had a stunning voice, spanning four octaves, and his stage presence was sized to match. To blow your mind, check out this vocals-only track [...]

Before the Batcave, There was the Bat Barn!

What did Batman’s first Batcave look like? J.J. Gould describes the evolution of Batcave in this neat article over at The Atlantic – you’d be surprised to know that in the beginning, there was no Batcave. Instead, there was [...]

Awkward Family Photos Contest Winners!

We’re so excited to have the Awkward Family Photos Game in our store that we partnered with FamilyAndPartyGames.com to run a contest to give away copies of the game! On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, we posted awkward photos from the game along with caption prompts. We asked you to post your best responses to the prompts [...]

Beauty Is Embarrassing Celebrates The World Of Wayne White

(YouTube Link) You might not know the name Wayne White, but you’re bound to have seen the works he has created over the last thirty years or so of his artistic career. From stop motion animation, puppets and set design for PeeWee’s Playhouse, to music videos (Peter Gabriel’s Big Time and Smashing Pumpkins’ Tonight, Tonight) to his [...]

The 25 Most Powerful Songs of the Past 25 Years

by Jennifer Drapkin, Kevin O’Donnell and Ky Henderson They’re not the most beautiful songs, or the most musically important. In fact, a few could literally drive you nuts. But the following tunes—some as old as Mozart, others as current as Beyoncé—have fundamentally altered the world we live in at some point in the last quarter century. [...]

This House Will Help You Survive The Zombie Apocalypse

This beautiful luxury home in New York’s Adirondack State Park has an awesome secret-it’s built on top of a former launch control center, and has an additional 2300 square feet of space which lies safely underground. And now this cabin/bunker can be yours for a mere $1.75 million! Maybe Bruce Wayne is looking for a vacation [...]

Minecraft Epic Rap By Dan Bull

(YouTube Link) Who knew the hip hop community would embrace a video game like Minecraft? Well, maybe we won’t be seeing a Lil Wayne homage to Minecraft anytime soon, but Dan Bull has definitely caught pixel mania.  Check out his Minecraft Epic Rap video and tell me what you think. Fair warning, though, some of the [...]

The Decline of Western Civilization Part II, The Metal Years

Today on Network Awesome (warning: video auto-plays!), Heavy Metal Week continues with the classic documentary The Decline of Western Civilization Part II, The Metal Years. Directed by Penelope Spheeris (who later directed Wayne’s World), the film has been bootlegged for decades, and to my knowledge was never released on DVD. Today you [...]

48 Movie Line Rhymes

The above video contains scenes from 48 movies. It’s one of the coolest mashups I’ve ever seen, period. From the Vimeo page: Inspired by lifelong obsessions with beats, rhymes and feature films, Jordan Laws delivers an ingenious mega-mix of classic movie lines. But this isn’t some slapped-together highlight reel. Laws produced an original beat, scoured movie [...]

5 Famous Riots and the Art They Inspired

With the chaos in the streets of London this week, we’ve been reading up on other riots in history. One thing several had in common: in addition to wreaking general havoc, they’ve inspired hit singles, feature films and more. 1. The Zoot Suit Riots That swinging, eponymous Cherry Poppin’ Daddies song that was all over the radio [...]