Watch This Hilarious Lego Homage To The 50 Shades Of Grey Trailer

The helicopter, the elevator scene, the hyper-articulated six-pack abs, the breathy dialogue ... they're all here in this meticulously detailed trailer for Fifty Shades of Bricks. For the full effect, check out the side-by-side comparison between live-action and Lego parody trailers here, and ask yourself: which… » 2/09/15 10:20am 2/09/15 10:20am

Bigfoot isn't real, or so claims "science"

So apparently scientists (see: liars) are now certain there is no Bigfoot, Sasquatch, or Yetis. They are claiming that DNA tests have shown that alleged yeti samples are in fact samples from other species. Supposedly, fair and unbiased (yeah, right) peers reviewed their findings and supported the research. But we… » 7/02/14 5:50pm 7/02/14 5:50pm

Classic Anti-Fascist Photomontages from the 1930s and 40s

Some of the first examples of media jamming, or remixing media to make a political statement, may have come from John Heartfield (Helmut Herzfeld, 1891-1968). He was the German-born pioneer of of political photomontages. More than anything, Heartfield loved to make fun of fascists.http://io9.com/the-amazing-wo... » 6/06/14 3:00pm 6/06/14 3:00pm

​This Scientific Paper On Mermaids Is Absolutely Brilliant

Karl Banse, an oceanographer and biologist, is one of the most esteemed scientists in the world. He's written on everything from the use of satellites to detect phytoplankton concentrations to the transport of carbon into the deep oceans. But, perhaps his most overlooked research is his seminal paper on mermaids. » 6/06/14 10:00am 6/06/14 10:00am

Longtime Friend of Kurt Vonnegut Explains Author's Timeless Appeal


Kurt Vonnegut's humor, honesty, and fresh ways of seeing things have always made him a favorite of young people. I remember back in the late sixties, before Slaughterhouse Five made him rich and famous, college students were carrying around dog-eared copies of Cat's Cradle, a novel in which he playfully invents a… » 4/16/14 4:17pm 4/16/14 4:17pm

The 300 sequel is Zack Snyder's greatest intellectual masterpiece

300: Rise of a Empire isn't even a sequel to 300 — it's set in a parallel timeline. That's just how intellectually challenging this film is. The scathing, multi-layered political commentary begins with the movie's very first scenes: As Queen Gorgo describes the fall of Athens in voiceover, a soldier grabs a woman and… » 3/07/14 2:10pm 3/07/14 2:10pm

Virginia Woolf's secret career as a science fiction writer who inspired

Sometimes you come across a satire that sounds so plausible that you wish you lived in an alternative universe where it were true. Such is the case with this article from Check Your Facts about Virginia Woolf's pulp career writing under the pen name EV Odle to make money. The article reads, in part: » 2/28/13 8:40am 2/28/13 8:40am

A Dystopian Movie that Gives You the Glorious Weirdness that All the…

The publicity materials for the new Russian movie Generation P describe it as William Gibson meets William S. Burroughs. Which is a pretty bold claim. But with its strange drug trips, ancient conspiracies and computer-generated politicians, this weird satire of Yeltsin-era crony capitalism almost lives up to those two… » 12/05/12 9:00am 12/05/12 9:00am