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If you’re a pop cultural hermit, Ryan Lochte is the bro graduate of the University of Florida who won 11 gold medals in swimming. He uses the word “jeah” a lot. For some reason, the network of such quality entertainment as Keeping up with the Kardashians, E!, gave him his own reality series, called What Would Ryan Lochte Do, probably because he thinks he’s the Jesus of swimming. The series premieres this Sunday, April 21st, so he’s been giving interviews to spread the word.
One of them was with the Philadelphia Fox affiliate anchors, who start the 90 second interview by asking “Why should we care?”, end it on a bathroom water sports joke, and then follow it up with another 90 seconds of straight up laughing their asses off, wondering how E! would get 13 episodes’ worth of material from him. The best footage local news has produced since they covered the Shake Weight.
- LA News Station Covers The Shake Weight
- L.A. News Programs Freak Out Over 50° Weather
- Why Local News Sucks
- Look Up In The Sky, It’s Florida Man!
Earlier this week, Dove released a video of a forensic artist drawing two pictures of a series of women. One picture was drawn according to how the woman described herself, and the other was drawn according to how another woman described her. It turned out that women were overly critical of themselves, and the descriptions from other women were much more flattering and realistic:
So of course, three days later, a parody with men was made. This time, the men described themselves to the forensic artist, and women also described them, for a second drawing:
It’s not on his website, but the cartoon was drawn by Bruce Beattie.
… he spits them out whole. I have no idea why this video is so funny, but it is. Maybe because it’s so absurd. Anyway it’s a compilation made by a fan of 10 of Will Sasso’s Vine videos — each of which can, by law, only be 6 seconds long. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, Will Sasso was a guy on MadTV around the turn of the century. But now you’ll remember it, because his name is an earworm. Will Sasso.
Via FAIL Blog
Aside from The Lands of Fire and Ice book, the HBO Viewer’s Guide has the best map of the world from Game of Thrones. It’s been on their website since the first season, but it was very meager then. During the second season, it got a big update with a lot more detail, and the most complete map of the eastern continent, Essos, anywhere. This year, the update’s not as big, but it does have more detail and more cities that didn’t appear in the season 2 version. Beyond that, the viewer’s guide also added an appendix that has more history and background info.
The only weird thing is that when you click on some cities, it pops up with a “People of this region” dialog box, except that what it really means is “People that having been in this region”. For example, in the screenshot above, Robb Stark is most certainly not of the Twins. He just passed through there a couple of times. Robb Stark is of Winterfell.
You probably know South African director Neill Blomkamp from his first and only movie, District 9, which was about a ghetto full of aliens that look like giant shrimp. Well, it looks like he’s found his calling: after having tackled the especially South African issue of racial segregation in District 9, his next movie will look at the Western issue of immigration. It’s called Elysium, and it’s about a future in which a terrorist uses deadly force to illegally immigrate into
America Elysium, in order to steal medical technology and destroy The Great Satan.
King Joffrey may look like he’s 13, but he’s actually 20. The actor’s name is Jack Gleeson (no relation to Jackie Gleason) and back in 2005 — when he actually was 13 but looked like he was 8 — he had a small park in Batman Begins:
And then someone made this joke:
Given that the scene above isn’t in the video above it, it’s impossible to tell if the joke has any basis in reality… at least not without re-watching Batman Begins — and ain’t nobody got time fo’ that.
via George Takei
The marketing machine must be gearing up for May 17th opening of the second Star Trek 2, because we have two new trailers in less than two weeks. This one has less Millennium Falcon than the last one, and more Benedict Cumberbatch – who everyone is in love with all of a sudden.
- The New Star Trek 2 Has A Millennium Falcon In It
- New ‘Star Trek Into The Darkness’ Movie Teaser Trailer