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  • The Offer: Amazon Paying Employees Five Grand to Quit

    The Offer: Amazon Paying Employees Five Grand to Quit

    Amazon is great for getting stuff shipped to you in frankly implausible periods of time, but the company has also gotten its share of bad press for exploitative working conditions faced by its warehouse and customer service employees. Now, many of those same employees are getting what might be a one-way ticket out: It’s known as “The […]

  • “Moon River” Cover Released by Frank Ocean (Audio)

    “Moon River” Cover Released by Frank Ocean (Audio)

    It’s always a big deal when Frank Ocean puts out a new song, and for Valentine’s Day yesterday he gave us his first new song of the year. “New” of course being a relative term, since Frank’s new song is also a cover of an old song: “Moon River,” by Henry Mancini from the 1961 […]

  • ‘Incredibles 2’ Olympics Sneak Peek (Video)

    ‘Incredibles 2’ Olympics Sneak Peek (Video)

    Another day, another upcoming computer animated film gets a teaser to coincide with the Winter Olympics in Pyongyang. But this one is a lot more substantial, and, frankly, a lot more intrinsically valuable, than the previous one. This one is for Incredibles 2, the hotly anticipated sequel to The Incredibles that’s been 14 years in the making. The Incredibles […]

  • Hangover Glass Has an Overlaid Guide to Multiple Remedies

    Hangover Glass Has an Overlaid Guide to Multiple Remedies

    When you’re in the grip of a particularly vicious hangover, it’s always a good idea to conserve as many of your precious brain cells as possible, which means it’s not a good idea for you to try to access a mental store of hangover remedies at that time. No need to go without, though, thanks […]

  • ‘Hash 2 Ash’: Museum Installation Turns Selfies Into Ash (Video)

    ‘Hash 2 Ash’: Museum Installation Turns Selfies Into Ash (Video)

    I don’t recommend you think about this too much or else you’ll get depressed, but it’s true that with so much of our lives and culture on the internet, much of it is doomed to melt away in the future. A new installation called Hash 2 Ash at the National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw drives this […]

  • ‘Batman Ninja’ English Language Trailer (Video)

    ‘Batman Ninja’ English Language Trailer (Video)

    Late last year, I jumped the gun somewhat and told my presumably mostly English-reading readership about a trailer for an animated film entitled Batman Ninja, with the caveat that an English language version was hopefully on the way. Now, thankfully, we do indeed have an English dubbed trailer, as well as an official plot synopsis from […]

  • KFC Scratch ‘n’ Sniff Valentine’s Day Cards

    KFC Scratch ‘n’ Sniff Valentine’s Day Cards

    Today is Valentine’s Day, and if you thought KFC was gonna sit this opportunity for viral internet shares out, you must be crazier than the Colonel. Still, compared to some of the restaurant’s past promotional stunts, the KFC scratch ‘n’ sniff Valentine’s Day cards the brand announced on Twitter almost seem pedestrian. Here’s the tweet, with all […]

  • ’41x’: A Short Film About Lawn Mower Racing (Video)

    ’41x’: A Short Film About Lawn Mower Racing (Video)

    The Winter Olympics are currently happening in Pyongyang, which means that people all over the world are entranced by sports they probably don’t give much thought to outside of the Olympics: The luge, speed skating, snowboarding, curling. But there’s another obscure sport, not yet recognized by either of the Olympic committees, that is just as […]

  • ‘Dos’: Mattel Announces Sequel to Card Game ‘Uno’

    ‘Dos’: Mattel Announces Sequel to Card Game ‘Uno’

    It sounds like a joke, but it’s pretty early in the year for April Fool’s Day. So Dos, Mattel’s recently announced sequel to its classic card game Uno, appears to be very real. According to The New York Post, the game is an attempt by the “struggling” game company to revitalize itself by updating several of the classics […]

  • ‘Chris Rock: Tambourine’ Netflix Date Announcement (Video)

    ‘Chris Rock: Tambourine’ Netflix Date Announcement (Video)

    It’s been a good decade since Chris Rock’s last stand-up special, but his reputation as one of the greatest comics of all time has remained secure. How secure? So secure, in fact, that he can get away with releasing a teaser for his upcoming Netflix special that not only doesn’t contain any jokes, but doesn’t […]