Denis Villeneuve’s introduction to the world of Dune was truly epic but left audiences hanging in the end. Screen Junkies throws a little shade at the filmmaker for living up to some grand expectations, then yanking the rug out from under us right before the credits rolled.
Awesome Funny Stuff
Fans of Monty Python and The Holy Grail will immediately recognize this as the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, used to slay the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog. This version is made from 550 paracord, and packed with dozens of survival tools including a compass, flashlight, multitool, fishing line, hooks, matches, tripwire, and more.
Dive through the layers of the Earth when you sip from Cognitive Surplus‘ geeky glass tumbler. It works best with chocolate milk or iced coffee to really show off the fossilized lifeforms as you head deeper beneath our planet’s surface. It holds 15 oz and makes a great gift for geologists, archaeologists, or anyone into science.
There are few places on our planet as spectacular as Iceland. To encourage tourism to their beautiful country, Inspired by Iceland created this amusing promo video that pokes fun at the whole Metaverse concept, reminding us that visiting real places will always be better than virtual ones. (Thanks, Rob!)
With the advent of photography, capturing accurate images of living creatures is easy to do. But back in medieval times, we had to rely on drawings to convey what animals looked like. Curious Archive put together this amusing compilation of illustrations where it’s clear the artist had never actually seen the animal.
Gear up for the holidays with Garud’s tactical Christmas stockings. Each one has lots of locations for hanging stocking stuffers both inside and out, with four rows of MOLLE webbing, hooks, and a zipper pouch on its side. Available in a variety of colors as well as camouflage patterns. Includes a removable Velcro US flag patch.
(PG-13: Language) A couple of days ago, in a galaxy not very far away, an enthusiastic young man and his apathetic uncle went shopping for droids on a hot and boring desert planet. Joel Haver is joined by guest Justin Roiland to bring back this deleted scene from Star Wars: A New Hope.
Pixar reimagines the characters from Monsters, Inc. in a 1930s black-and-white cartoon style. Sit back, grab a bucket of popcorn, and enjoy as Mike and Sully once again save their new friend Boo from the slimy Randall Boggs and come up with a better source of energy than screams.
During the 2020 lockdowns, Alexandre Poncet of StopMotionFrance took some time to play with his action figures. While he was at it, he created this smooth animated short that features Robocop trapped in a time loop paradox with ED-209, Captain Kirk, Pac-Man, and Kylo Ren.
Described as a “Slow-life town destruction game,” DEEEER Simulator invites players to frolic about for a leisurely stroll or wreak havoc and destroy the place. After watching the trailer, we still have no idea what’s going on, but we need to play this. Coming to PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch. It’s on Steam Early Access for PC too.
Everyone knows that people who act like jackasses frequently find themselves the victims in campy horror movies. Writer-director Matthew Luhn’s darkly comedic animated short follows a group of campers who disrespect nature and who get their comeuppance after upsetting a group of seemingly adorable woodland creatures. (Thanks, Rob!)
Nope, they’re not monogrammed pocket squares. They’re effin’ sly linen-poly Sweary Cocktail Coasters using acronyms that look like initials to discretely stand for curse words and phrases like “Bulls***,” “Son of a b****” and “What the f***.” Made by the otherwise classy folks at Dot & Army. Sold in a set of eight.
For those too young to remember, Leo Sayer was a maestro of disco-pop music in the 1970s. To make things interesting, mashup artist Bill McClintock melded the pop sounds of You Make Me Feel Like Dancing with Metallica’s Sad But True for a combination as delicious as chocolate and peanut butter.
It’s been a while since we had a new Mike Myers movie, but back in the day, he gave us some of the best characters ever. We’d totally be down for a game of Super Myers, in which Austin Powers battles Dr. Evil, Shrek, Wayne, Fat Bastard, the Love Guru, and that OTHER Michael Myers. A great t-shirt design by Retro Review.
A whole lot of people died in Squid Game. But would it have been any better if the eliminated contestants were robots instead? Shutter Authority had a little CGI fun in Blender and replaced the humans with robots in the iconic Red Light, Green Light sequence. Will WALL-E make it to the finish line?
Buttered Side Down’s latest video is a blatant advertisement for Welch’s Fruit Snacks. Regardless, we think he did a brilliant job integrating the juicy treats into his usual POV shenanigans while showing off his sponsor’s product in the best possible light – as the Earth’s savior.
At the moment, you have to be uber-rich, a trained astronaut, or a celebrity to visit the edge of space. But we hope that someday, trips to space could be as routine as intercontinental air travel. Until then you can pretend to be a Space Tourist with this faux leather passport holder from Fred.
While you could just order in, some of us enjoy homemade pizza. Why make your pizza by hand, when you can have a machine make it for you? IDEAS EN 5 AÑOS built this over-engineered Rube Goldberg machine that evenly distributees the sauce, cheese, and toppings onto spinning pizza dough. Too bad it can’t cook it too.
The scene in Return of the Jedi where Emperor Palpatine takes on Luke Skywalker is a classic. Wayne Keenan replicated Palpatine’s Force Lightning using a tesla coil and a couple of action figures. As a bonus, he programmed the electricity to play The Imperial March.
Long before Dude Perfect was posting trick shot videos on YouTube, bowler Andy Varipapa was knocking down pins with such skill that he could target specific pins on two separate lanes at the same time, throw backward strikes, and even bowl with his foot. This vintage newsreel’s voiceover is as entertaining as the bowling.
Your childhood is calling, and this time there’s someone on the other end of the line when you pick up. That’s right, the classic Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone is back with an upgraded model that can connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth so you can make phone calls with it. Every executive needs one of these on their desk.