NPR on Sunday reported that HBO "doesn't mind" that its hit series Game of Thrones is widely pirated. But of course the network minds -- many of the estimated 1 million people who illicitly downloaded the first episode of the series' third season (and that was just the day after it was on TV) are po ... More >>
Admit it, you're not doing much work today anyway, so you might as well take a video interlude. We love this silly video that the team at Delfina made for the holidays -- it features members of the celebrated pizza and pasta restaurant's staff (front of house, back of house, and office) frolicking w ... More >>
Last year, I read all the Game of Thrones books in a manic frenzy, and gained like ten pounds in the process because they made me so hungry. All those detailed descriptions about royal feasts and even simple roast squab or whatever on the road would make my stomach rumble every time, and I wasn't al ... More >>
Apparently, someone behind the scenes at Game of Thrones has really bland taste in music. Now, in addition to Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody making a cameo in Season 2, Coldplay drummer Will Champion is going to be joining the HBO show for Season 3 -- playing a drummer. (How creative!) The ... More >>
Fact: puppets are awesome. Second fact: puppets become even more awesome when you stick them in music videos. Which is what all these smart people did. Here are our top five favorite puppet-related music videos.
This will probably stand as the best story of the week: Ars Technica reports that Matthew Inman, creator of the web comic "The Oatmeal" has raised $100,000 from his fans to counter a lawyer's demand that he fork over $20,000 to a fifth-rate Website that Inman had complained was stealing his work.
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Andrew, Scott, and Laura (of Elf Power and The Gerbils)
Monday, April 9, 2012
The Fox Theater (Oakland)
Better than: Jeff Mangum staying home -- again.
Jeff Mangum has a powerful whine and terrific pitch. That's not meant as a backhanded compliment -- it's the truth. There is no escapi ... More >>
Oh God, don't you just hate football? Isn't football so dumb? Doesn't anybody read fiction anymore? Everyone gets so excited over ... sports. (Did you just puke a little?) Here are the best things on during the Super Bowl that aren't the Super Bowl, which you hate.
As far as the Internets go, Doctor Octoroc is the real deal -- he's the animator, composer, and wizard behind more or less every good retro video game parody online, like "Jersey Shore: The RPG," "Game of Thrones RPG," "8-Bit Twilight (Interactive Game)," and more.
Based in Philadelphia, D ... More >>