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  • ‘Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998′ by John Carpenter (Audio)

    ‘Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998′ by John Carpenter (Audio)

    One of the few pleasures of living in the early-to-mid 21st century is bearing personal witness to the unlikely career transformation of John Carpenter from genre film director to rock star. He released both Lost Themes and Lost Themes II over the past few years, and went on the road to play not just tracks […]

  • The Void Rug: A Rug That Looks like a Big, Round Hole in Your Floor

    The Void Rug: A Rug That Looks like a Big, Round Hole in Your Floor

    Remember the “Portable Holes” in Who Framed Roger Rabbit and a million other assorted cartoons? No, they aren’t real, and they’re never going to be as long as the laws of physics remained unchanged. But Scottish product designer Scott Jarvie has come up with a pretty cool riff on the idea, simply called The Void […]

  • “Bullying Jr.”: Burger King Releases Anti-Bullying Ad (Video)

    “Bullying Jr.”: Burger King Releases Anti-Bullying Ad (Video)

    Burger King seems to spend most of its advertising budget cultivating an ironic, humorous persona for itself, both on social media and in its promotional campaigns through other channels. But its most recent effort takes a superficially humorous but basically serious approach to a very real problem: Bullying. “Bullying Jr.,” to be exact. “Bullying Jr.” […]

  • Dancing Hot Dog Costume from Snapchat

    Dancing Hot Dog Costume from Snapchat

    It feels like it was approximately 14 years ago, but actually the Snapchat Dancing Hot Dog character came into our lives a matter of months ago, to the delight and bewilderment of people all over the world. A Halloween costume celebrating this modern-day deity is a no-brainer, and sure enough we now have a Dancing […]

  • ‘Baller Support': LaVar Ball Answers Twitter Questions for WIRED (Video)

    ‘Baller Support': LaVar Ball Answers Twitter Questions for WIRED (Video)

    You’re familiar with the recurring WIRED feature Tech Support, which features celebrities answering questions submitted via Twitter, correct? And you’re also familiar with LaVar Ball, one of the most entertaining personalities in sports broadcasting today, right? So you already know that the two are a natural pair, and so it is with a new series […]

  • ’24 Hours to Live': Ethan Hawke’s Battery is Dying (Trailer)

    ’24 Hours to Live': Ethan Hawke’s Battery is Dying (Trailer)

    May we as a people never have to go more than a year between Ethan Hawke‘s high-concept, low-budget action movies, Amen. This year’s model is called 24 Hours to Live, and stars Hawke as an assassin with a problem: He’s been brought back to life after dying during a job, but only for 24 hours. […]

  • ‘Michael Jackson’s Halloween': A CBS Animated Special

    ‘Michael Jackson’s Halloween': A CBS Animated Special

    Michael Jackson and Halloween seem to go together more and more these days. First we had the spooky MJ compilation Scream, which collects every even vaguely Halloween-adjacent Jackson song, and now we have a CBS animated special entitled Michael Jackson’s Halloween, as announced by the official CBS Twitter account: Get ready to go on an […]