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  • Flopstarter: Crowdfunding for Extremely Bad Ideas

    Flopstarter: Crowdfunding for Extremely Bad Ideas

    Good ideas are sometimes said to be in the air, just waiting for some lucky brain to catch them and, hopefully, execute them in some way. Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter have made it a lot easier for those ideas to be funded, but what about bad ideas? For them, there’s Flopstarter. Flopstarter is an evidently real […]

  • ‘Benny’s Spaceship Adventure’ is a LEGO Pinball Machine (Video)

    ‘Benny’s Spaceship Adventure’ is a LEGO Pinball Machine (Video)

    LEGO wizard Bre Burns has done something I might not have even thought possible: Created a fully functional pinball machine entirely out of LEGO building bricks. It’s called Benny’s Spaceship Adventure, and the only parts of it that aren’t LEGO are the ball itself and the coins you feed into the slot (yes, it accepts coins). Bre […]

  • Creepy Crawlers Feature Film on the Way

    Creepy Crawlers Feature Film on the Way

    I generally don’t like to report movie news on here, because there’s so much of it and God knows I don’t want to add to the deluge. But a recent Variety report is just too weird for me to pass up. The report says that Paramount has acquired film rights for Creepy Crawlers, the DIY toy molds […]

  • World’s Largest Paradise Cocktail Mixed by Snoop Dogg

    World’s Largest Paradise Cocktail Mixed by Snoop Dogg

    How was your Memorial Day weekend? Mine, unfortunately, was fairly uneventful. And now I feel even worse about that now that I know that Snoop Dogg was busy whipping up the official world’s largest Paradise Cocktail as per Guinness World Records. Chefs Hubert Keller and Michael Voltaggio helped Snoop unveil the world’s largest Paradise Cocktail at the Bottlerock Napa […]

  • Zen Float Tank: Float Your Troubles Away

    Zen Float Tank: Float Your Troubles Away

    It seems like more and more often these days I feel like locking myself in some kind of suspended animation chamber. Unfortunately I don’t think that type of Farmerian stoning technology exists quite yet, but the Zen Float Tank looks like the next best meditational thing. The Zen Float Tank is billed as the “only affordable home […]

  • National Doughnut Day Means Free Donuts at Krispy Kreme

    National Doughnut Day Means Free Donuts at Krispy Kreme

    It creeps (kreeps?) up on me every day: June 1st is National Doughnut Day in the United States. Fortunately, it’s still a free country, and that means you are free to observe that precious day however you choose. This year, one of those choices is once again a free doughnut at Krispy Kreme. Here’s KK’s Big […]

  • “Deadpool 2 Thanks You” with Help from the ‘Golden Girls’ (Video)

    “Deadpool 2 Thanks You” with Help from the ‘Golden Girls’ (Video)

    We seem to have entered a strange era in which audiences are “thanked” by filmmakers for making their movies financially successful. I’m not sure when this trend started, but at least Deadpool 2‘s contribution to the genre is fairly entertaining: Introducing “Deadpool 2 Thanks You.” “Deadpool 2 Thanks You” is one of those funny internet videos to be […]

  • Chuck E. Cheese’s Rolls Out Nationwide Pizza Delivery

    Chuck E. Cheese’s Rolls Out Nationwide Pizza Delivery

    I hope this is a safe place for me to admit that I was way more of a Discovery Zone kid than a Chuck E. Cheese’s kid, and in point of fact I think I only visited one of Chuck’s pizza parlors once as a child. So it comes as a pretty big surprise that the […]

  • Hiuni: “A Smart, Connected GoTo Telescope”

    Hiuni: “A Smart, Connected GoTo Telescope”

    Stargazing is great but it leaves a little to be desired as a social, group activity. There’s a new kind of telescope now raising funds on Kickstarter that’s seeking to change that: Hiuni, which is a new smart telescope that’s engineered to give groups of people a simultaneous stargazing experience. Hiuni is a computerized telescope that’s […]

  • ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ New Title, New Trailer (Video)

    ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ New Title, New Trailer (Video)

    I’ve always been mildly surprised and disbelieving that they were actually calling the sequel to 2015’s Sicario Sicario 2: Soldado — and now, it seems, they aren’t anymore. There’s a new trailer for the film out now, and with it a new, much smoother title: Sicario: Day of the Soldado. Here’s the official synopsis: “Assassin. Soldier. Protector. Benicio Del […]