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The Shining – Top Horror Flicks of All Time – #9

The Shining – Top Horror Flicks of All Time – #9

Stephen King’s book was my favourite novel of all time for quite some time. It’s tense, atmospheric, has great characters, and simply draws you in. It’s about a man turned bad by an evil hotel. The movie is not like this and not about that. The movie is something completely different, but that doesn’t stop it from being completely [...]

Chinese upside-down bridge

Chinese upside-down bridge

This is a crazy looking bridge. Anyone know where it is or anything about it? (more…)

Florida foreclosure mill owner, David J. Stern, who chucked out 70,000 families in 2009 is unspeakably rich

Florida foreclosure mill owner, David J. Stern, who chucked out 70,000 families in 2009 is unspeakably rich

David J. Stern is a Florida lawyer who operates a foreclosure mill, a firm that foreclosed on more than 70,000 homes last year. According to a deposition from Tammie Mae Kapusta, a former employee, Stern's firm cut many corners, foreclosing on homes without serving notice, ignoring mortgage payments that would have prevented foreclosure, and [...]

The True Size of Africa

The True Size of Africa

I'm no cartographer, so I can't comment on its accuracy... but this alternative visualization of the size of the African continent compared to various world nations is thought-provoking. No, Africa's not a country, but it's interesting to compare the land mass to countries perceived as more powerful. (more…)

The characters of Capcom’s Street Fighter as zombies

The characters of Capcom’s Street Fighter as zombies

Well Capcom are best known for their zombie based games, but did you guys ever thought how our heroes & heroines will look in Street Fighter if they were infected by the infamous Umbrella virus? Manuel Augusto Moura, a Brazilian illustrator has made these awesome illustrations of Street Fighter as zombie. Have a look, they are absolutely [...]

South Park: It’s a Jersey Thing UNCENSORED

South Park: It’s a Jersey Thing UNCENSORED

South.Park.S14E09.Its.A.Jersey.Thing.UNCENSORED.HDRiP.XviD-T00NG0D (more…)

Piece Of Shit Clothing

Glenn Beck swipes his kooky conspiracy theories from conspiracist Alex Jones

Colorful conspiracist Alex Jones accuses ultrawealthy whackjob Glenn Beck of swiping and "twisting" his entertaining theories about the upcoming scary new world order.

Tron / Daft Punk easter egg on tronsoundtrack.com

Tron / Daft Punk easter egg on tronsoundtrack.com

Click to enter site: http://www.tronsoundtrack.com/ some of the music plays, so you can listen to that for a minute Click outside the window frames on the site Type "derezzed" to hear an extra snippet of the soundtrack

Anti-smoking sign from 1915

Anti-smoking sign from 1915

I like the design and typography of this old anti-smoking notice. (more…)

Police training film about concealed weapons: Hidden danger everywhere.

"There's also hidden danger in this lipstick tube, popular with prostitutes." (more…)

A Taxpayer Receipt

A Taxpayer Receipt

This sounds like a great idea: An electorate unschooled in basic budget facts is a major obstacle to controlling the nation’s deficit, not to mention addressing a host of economic and social problems. We suggest that everyone who files a tax return receive a “taxpayer receipt.” This receipt would tell them to the penny what their taxes paid [...]

Disaster girl

Disaster girl

Click above for full-size. LOL

Incredibly depressing Mega Millions Lottery simulator

Incredibly depressing Mega Millions Lottery simulator

Rob Cockerham of Cockeyed.com created the "incredibly depressing Mega Millions Lottery simulator." He says, "You'll be able to try the same numbers over and over, simulating playing twice a week for a year or 10. You'll never win." In the 191,904 times this simulation has run, players have won $19,126. And by won I mean they have won back [...]

FBI makes arrest in bank robbery; suspect had posted claim of responsibility on Facebook

FBI makes arrest in bank robbery; suspect had posted claim of responsibility on Facebook

The FBI says it has made an arrest in an Oregon bank robbery after the suspect posted a claim of responsibility on Facebook. Spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele says Ryan Homsley was arrested Friday. She says investigators filed a complaint Wednesday in federal court, charging Homsley with Tuesday's robbery at a Key Bank branch in suburban [...]

Window Shopping in Brussels, Belgium

Emergency Bra Hits the Market

Emergency Bra Hits the Market

There is a new bra out there that could be the difference between life and death. The emergency bra can be removed, the cups separated, and the cups can be turned into gas masks. The emergency bra, or EBbra, was developed by Dr. Elena Bodnar, and won the Ig Nobel Prize last year. According to Cnet, Bodnar was inspired to create the emergency [...]

What Netflix CEO hopes the U.S. won’t notice

What Netflix CEO hopes the U.S. won’t notice

Well played, Hastings. Canadians, with their inferiority complex-fueled distain for Americans, will hear Hastings’s comments about USA and line up for miles to join Netflix. They are the perfect customers...a country of followers. Hastings is a marketing wizard with his understanding of what motivates Canadians...America bashing and Sheep [...]

No One Likes M. Night Shyamalan

This is mean, but it sure is funny.

Boardwalk Empire: Official Time Lapse Video

Watch the set of HBO's new Martin Scorsese series "Boardwalk Empire" as it's being created in New York. Set in 1920 at the dawn of Prohibition,"Boardwalk Empire" chronicles the life of Nucky Thompson, the undisputed leader of Atlantic City, who is both a politician and a gangster. Boardwalk Empire premiered on HBO last night.

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