Because Tony Hawk and Moby wouldn’t lie to you, would they? Thanks to John for the heads up!



Sadly, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died yesterday of an apparent heroin overdose in Greenwich Village. Everyone will have their favorite Hoffman performance, but to say goodbye to the man’s terrific 23-year acting career we’ll share this clip from Almost Famous discussing the positives and negatives of being uncool.


Are you you a fan of Doctor Who? Are you in or around Kansas City (or plan to be so next Monday night)? If the answer to both is yes then you have just qualified to win a pair of tickets to the Day of the Doctor 3D screening next Monday courtesy of Fathom Events, Regal 18 Cinemas, Allied Publishing, a deranged monkey, and a crazy cartoon rabbit.

To enter all you need to do is head over to our Facebook page, choose your favorite Doctor and tell us why! Tickets are very limited, so please don’t sign-up unless you are sure you can make it!

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of DOCTOR WHO, Fathom Event’s is bringing BBC’s Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor to the big screen for an exclusive Special Real D 3D One Night Event on Monday, November 25th.

The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this special episode. In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake at the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.

With its star studded cast, the 11th incarnation of the Doctor (Matt Smith), faces his greatest ever adventure. Joined by John Hurt, Joanna Page and Jenna Redgrave, plus the much anticipated return of the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant and his companion Billie Piper, this Real D 3D extravaganza promises to be an event you won’t want to miss.

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WIRED’s Clive Thompson discusses how advances in technology have changed the ability to share ideas over time and how new media may lead to “new literacies.”

The New Literacies


I know using Sesame Street to teach a lesson to Republicans is like trying to use Turkish to order in a Mexican restaurant, but here’s a lesson the rest of us (who weren’t raised to want to murder Big Bird in his sleep) learned as children. One of these is a compromise. One of these is not. Your lesson today was brought to you by the letters O, B, A, M, C, R, E, and the support of viewers like you.


Check out this fully functional compound microscope made out of LEGOs by Carl Merriam. Well done!

[via The Brothers Brick]


You may not know the name Gilbert Taylor but you’ve more than likely sat through one of the cinematographer’s films. In a career that spanned nearly 50 years the director of photography was responsible for shooting one or two lesser known films such as Star Wars and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. His career also includes The BeatlesA Hard Day’s Night, Roman Polanski‘s Repulsion, and 1980′s Flash Gordon. Taylor passed away at his home on Isle of Wight on August 23 at the age of 99.


Is your love for The Doctor matched only by the joy you take in reading charts and graphs. If so, do we have the site for you.


Here’s a look at the introduction of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor. Capaldi will take over the role of The Doctor for the departing Matt Smith at the end of this year’s Christmas special.


The Pee Analyser

by Cap'n Carrot on July 23, 2013 · 0 comments

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In an attempt to make the roads safer in Singapore the dance club Zouk has developed a urinal-based system designed to tell drivers when they’ve had one too many.

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