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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:
… 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.
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
If you use Google Reader, then you already know that it’s going away on July 1st, and are up in arms about it. Some decent alternatives are coming out of the woodwork to fill the void, more will undoubtedly launch in late June, and there’s a petition for Google to change its mind that’s gathered over 130k signatures. But, Google is busy making two-hour commercials and cars for the blind, and they don’t care about you. So in the meantime, here’s how Hitler took the news:
If you’re wondering, the clip is from a 2004 German movie called Downfall, about Hitler’s final days in his bunker. Since 2006, it’s been a popular meme to replace the subtitles to make funny videos to show outrage about various things. One of the best ones was about the release of the first iPad, in 2010:
- And Now They’re Making A Google Movie
- The Driverless Car Leading The Blind
- You Are Google’s Product, Not Their Consumer
- Who Runs The Google?
On late night talk shows, they love to show just how much people would lie to look good on camera. Jimmy Kimmel’s version of this is called “Lie Witness News”. Since the pope quitting has been big news lately, they went out and asked the ignorant among us questions about the new pope, who doesn’t yet exist because the cardinals still have to choose one.
What’s amazing is the level of detail in some of these lies; while most people are vague and just throw out plausible guesses to questions presented as fact, one woman said the new pope was awkward, another that he was from New York, and a guy said the pope’s ex-wife is hillarious.
From YouTube, via Jimmy Kimmel
This adorable cat named McLovin, is not a fan of the bath, but she’s too cold, or something, to lift her mouth above water.
- Pavlov’s Cat
- Cat Surfs To Safety From Dog
- The Existential Thoughts Of A Cat
- How To Deactivate A Cat
- Ferocious, Cute Kitten Fights For Cigarette