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  • ‘We Beefin?': A Mixtape from Wendy’s (Audio)

    ‘We Beefin?': A Mixtape from Wendy’s (Audio)

    You might be unaware of this, but fast food burger chain Wendy’s has cultivated a certain social media persona based largely on insulting its competitors and even sometimes its own customers. That’s the important but probably not vital context for We Beefin?, a very real hip hop mixtape put out by the restaurant. Wendy’s is not […]

  • SoFi – “The Soft Robotic Fish” from MIT (Video)

    SoFi – “The Soft Robotic Fish” from MIT (Video)

    We all know that robotic fish tend to be rigid, inflexible beasts that reflect their robot heritage. But the folks at MIT have come up with a new kind of robotic fish that can blend in with all manner of sea life, allowing for new possibilities of exploration for intrepid users out there. It’s called SoFi, […]

  • ‘The Meg': Jason Statham vs A Giant Shark (Trailer)

    ‘The Meg': Jason Statham vs A Giant Shark (Trailer)

    I knew Hollywood was notorious for recycling old concepts, but the megalodon — having been thought extinct for almost two million years — really takes the cake. Sorry, but something about The Meg just seems to encourage making corny jokes like that, since it appears to be an old-school monster thriller featuring a cast of stars including […]

  • ‘The Weird Problem With the DC Universe’ Video Essay (Video)

    ‘The Weird Problem With the DC Universe’ Video Essay (Video)

    Casual fans may not realize this, and even if they have they almost certainly  haven’t paused to consider the full implications of it, but the sprawling narrative we think of as the DC Universe that in one form or another goes all the way back to the 1930s has a somewhat glaring inconsistency: Its version […]

  • ‘Double Elvis (Ferus Type)’ by Andy Warhol to Sell for $30M

    ‘Double Elvis (Ferus Type)’ by Andy Warhol to Sell for $30M

    In the art world, pictures of Elvis are among the least respected, but Andy Warhol had and continues to have a knack for making the disreputable extremely reputable among art collectors and admirers. Take, for example, his life-sized portrait of the King of Rock and Roll in full Rio Bravo mode (but actually from a publicity shot […]

  • Songwriters Fonts: The Handwriting of Famous Songwriters, Now Downloadable

    Songwriters Fonts: The Handwriting of Famous Songwriters, Now Downloadable

    An underrated but still crucial part of the art of songwriting is the actual physical process of writing lyrics down on paper. Today this probably happens on computers and smartphones, but back in the day(s) famous songwriters like Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, John Lennon, and so on wrote what would become generation-defining lyrics in their […]

  • Dunkin’ Donuts Donut Fries Being Tested in Boston

    Dunkin’ Donuts Donut Fries Being Tested in Boston

    Finally, an easy and convenient way to enjoy donuts. On its home turf in Boston, MA, Dunkin’ Donuts is reported to be testing out an unholy hybrid of its signature donuts and French fries: Dunkin’ Donuts Donut Fries. The cinnamon-dusted Dunkin’ Donuts Donut Fries, which unless you’re in Boston you unfortunately can’t run out and […]

  • Credit Card Chess Set by Innovo

    Credit Card Chess Set by Innovo

    All you really need to play chess is a grid and 32 pieces, which means there’s plenty of room for innovation in the field of chess sets. The people at Innovo have opted to go for miniaturization, for a piece they say is “arguably the world’s smallest commercial chess set.” It’s known, in order to […]

  • Aurora Station: An “Affordable” Space Resort from Orion Span

    Aurora Station: An “Affordable” Space Resort from Orion Span

    Orion Span is rushing into the space tourism field to fill the market vacuum of people who want to travel into space, but don’t want to spend the $20 million to $40 million it costs now to travel to the International Space Station. Aurora Station is the “affordable” alternative, priced at around $9.5 million for an […]