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Past articles by Kyle:

What a President Biden would mean for tech

A Biden administration would give the industry a stabler road, but not a free pass. → Read More

R.I.P. Don Rickles, comedy icon

As confirmed by Variety, legendary insult comic Don Rickles—who is probably better known to younger people as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story movies—died this morning from kidney failure. He was 90.Born in Queens and raised in a Yiddish-speaking household, Rickles described himself as → Read More

Frinkiac just embiggened its usefulness with animated GIFs

Once in a great while, we are privileged to experience a cultural event so extraordinary, it becomes part of our shared heritage. 1969: Man walks on the moon. 1971: Man walks on the moon again. Then, for a long time, nothing happened. Until now, as Frinkiac, the search engine that matches Simpsons q → Read More

Remember #TheDress sensation? It’s back, in emoji form

Remember in college, when you’d go home for the summer and see your friends who never left your hometown? You’d have a decent enough time, but all they’d talk about was the fun times in high school. And then a queasy, sad feeling would come over you as you’d realize they’re going to spend the rest o → Read More

This artist makes tiny paper dioramas of Wes Anderson scenes

In an apparent bid to make Wes Anderson throw his hat in the dust and exclaim, “Consarnit!” for not thinking of it first, Barcelona-based illustrator Mar Cerdà has used watercolor and papercraft to render the worlds of Anderson’s films in an even more meticulous, delicate medium. Cerdà previously ma → Read More

Vinyl jukeboxes are coming back for the first time in decades

Already the subject of countless fish-in-a-barrel jokes about Those Darn Hipsters, the vinyl revival may soon be coming to a bean-to-bar-chocolate-hawking restaurant near you: Casino and coin-operated entertainment trade publication Intergame reports that British jukebox manufacturer Sound Leisure h → Read More

David Bowie impersonates Bruce Springsteen, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, and more

Everyone already knows that the late David Bowie was a singular musical genius, deft multi-instrumentalist, and celebrated stage and film actor. Now it turns out he could also put to shame the dumb Neil Young impression you do at karaoke. Mark Saunders is a record producer, sound engineer, and music → Read More

This guy used a neural network to generate a new, bizarre episode of Friends

Anyone clamoring for more episodes of Tommy Wiseau’s sitcom The Neighbors is in luck: A Twitter hero has built a program that can perfectly replicate the Wiseau-ian structure of near-gibberish grafted onto the skeleton of normal sitcom scripting. Scotland’s “Andy Pandy,” primarily known as a webcomi → Read More

DC Pierson is running a tournament to determine pop culture’s biggest overachiever

For whatever reason, film and television teem with overachievers: type A strivers who charm and irritate in (sometimes) equal measure. Comedian, author, and actor DC Pierson has done society the favor of devising an appropriately competitive method of determining the most overachieving of them all. → Read More

Great horror rejects the pop psychology that drags down the genre

(Note: This piece contains specific plot details about several horror films.)Think of the worst thing you’ve ever done. Now: Why did you do it? Maybe you have some vast network of rationalizations for it, or maybe it was because you were bored, or curious, or angry, or drunk. Or to this day, maybe → Read More

Great horror rejects the pop psychology that drags down the genre

(Note: This piece contains specific plot details about several horror films.)Think of the worst thing you’ve ever done. Now: Why did you do it? Maybe you have some vast network of rationalizations for it, or maybe it was because you were bored, or curious, or angry, or drunk. Or to this day, maybe → Read More

Great horror rejects the pop psychology that drags down the genre

(Note: This piece contains specific plot details about several horror films.)Think of the worst thing you’ve ever done. Now: Why did you do it? Maybe you have some vast network of rationalizations for it, or maybe it was because you were bored, or curious, or angry, or drunk. Or to this day, maybe → Read More

Great horror rejects the pop psychology that drags down the genre

(Note: This piece contains specific plot details about several horror films.)Think of the worst thing you’ve ever done. Now: Why did you do it? Maybe you have some vast network of rationalizations for it, or maybe it was because you were bored, or curious, or angry, or drunk. Or to this day, maybe → Read More

Darth Maul might be getting his own video game after all

It may be hard to recall now, but between the white-knuckle action of the tariff negotiation scenes, the hilarious antics of Jar Jar Binks, and the exhilaration the world felt when little Anakin Skywalker yelped his first “Yippee!,” The Phantom Menace included a character called Darth Maul. Some sor → Read More

This pixel art Choose Your Own Adventure game plays out entirely on Twitter

Using Twitter to make a Choose Your Own Adventure game is not without precedent. Neither, for that matter, is reviving the 8-bit aesthetic to make one. But Twitter user Leon Chang, a.k.a. @leyawn, just upped the ante by doing both—and all without the cynical pop culture angle usually required to get → Read More

HLN confuses Edward Snowden and Edward Scissorhands

Jon Hendren is a longtime Something Awful writer who has improbably rebranded himself as a DevOps guru but is possibly best known for locking down the Twitter handle @fart (and for getting the guy from Smashmouth to eat a bunch of eggs). He may have just cemented his legacy, however, in an appearanc → Read More

This guy keeps writing dark, amoral spec scripts for The Big Bang Theory

You know The Big Bang Theory: It’s that CBS sitcom that shows up on your parents’ DVR when you’re visiting for the holidays, it’s about scientists who are nerds, and the one guy says the catchphrase “Bazinga!” a lot. That is also apparently the sum total of Kaleb Horton’s knowledge of the show, yet → Read More

That Playmobil movie is a go, to the mild interest of children everywhere

Remember that feeling of grim resignation when your mom would buy you ASICS sneakers instead of the Air Jordans every kid in school is wearing? Or when the waitress asks, “Is Pepsi OK?” According to a report in Variety, France’s ON Animation Studios and U.S. distributor Cross Creek are hoping to som → Read More

This guy recasts movies with vintage actors, gives them appropriate posters

Some of our best quantum models suggest that there may well be an infinite number of alternate universes, with infinite variation in degree of difference from our own reality. While we’re not saying definitively that New York-based illustrator and designer Peter Stults has his own personal wormhole → Read More

Bryan Fuller says Hannibal could still return, talks Silence Of The Lambs casting

Look, we’ve done the whole “Hannibal creator and showrunner Bryan Fuller is sadistically toying with the freshly cancelled show’s devoted audience, just like someone we know, ahem” thing before, but the man just can’t seem to help himself. Fuller used the show’s postmortem press rounds to yet again → Read More