All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘funny’

A World Without Smartphones Apparently Means The Return Of Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots

I absolutely adore my smartphone. It seems that many of you do too. In fact, I find it hard to imagine a world without smartphones despite having lived most of my life without one. That’s how powerful of an impression the technology leaves on you. So, what would happen then if smartphones were never invented? Qualcomm, the company that makes …

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Ever Thought About How Scary That Universal Studios Intro Really Is?

When you pop in a movie and see that Universal Studios opening – you know, the one with the giant logo slowly encompassing the Earth – did you ever stop and think just how terrifying it must have been to film that? Jeez. From the guys that brought you the hilarious cat-friend vs. dog-friend, check out an honest take on …

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James Franco Is the Next Comedy Central Roast Victim

Comedy Central has just announced that actor James Franco will be the next victim for their Comedy Central Roast series. The roast will take place in August and will debut on Comedy Central on Labor Day. “If only James Franco was a more successful, multi-hyphenated, incessant creative risk taker in different media, he’d be the perfect person to roast. Oh …

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Here’s 18 Minutes of 2013’s Best YouTube Fails

2013 is a little more than halfway over, and that means that idiots have had over 6 months to fail, record themselves failing, and post their videos of themselves failing on YouTube. There’s simply nothing like watching people bust their asses for 18 minutes. Really. It’s a beautiful thing. Almost beautiful enough to make you forget that it’s the Monday …

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The Samsung Apex Is Set to Blow the Competition Out of the Water

NSFW In consumer tech nowadays it’s all about one-upping the last guy – making a product that can do more, and do it better and faster. The Onion has a pretty great take on the innovation race – a new device that will blow everything else out of the water. That device is the Samsung Apex, a wearable computing device …

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‘Google Blockbuster’ Algorithm Revealed (On Conan)

Google recently put out a whitepaper claiming that Google searches can predict box office totals with 94% accuracy. The paper describes how Google arrives at its results by observing searches for a movie’s trailer, then combining it with the movie’s seasonality and franchise status, as well as a movie’s paid search click volume in the week before the movie opens. …

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1984, As Explained by Thug Notes’ Sparky Sweets, PhD

Sparky Sweets, PhD, is back you guys. As promised, the latest round of Thug Notes (Classic literature, original gangster) tackles George Orwell’s seminal classic 1984. “Yo, you know what else is wack? As the party recreates reality, eventually all your individual qualities get kicked straight to the curb. How’s a brother gonna know he exists if all he be is …

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Rory McIlroy Battles Smartass Golf Robot [VIDEO]

In what amounts to a “these guys are good” ad for the age of the machines, the European Tour has really stepped up its game with this promotional video featuring Rory McIlroy and a trash-talking robot. Well, a Golf Laboratory Computer Controlled Hitting Machine, if we’re getting technical. Considering the impressive nature of the “robot”‘s quips, we’re going to assume …

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‘It Gets Worse’ Project Looks at Stand Up Comedy, the ‘Best and Worst Job’

Comedians Dave Waite and Grant Lyon have created the “It Gets Worse” project, a parody of the popular “It Gets Better” LGBT project. Their series focuses on the jubilation felt by stand up comedians after their first performance and the subsequent spiral into the “reality of crying alone in a Red Roof Inn after a terrible road gig.” “The It …

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Band Lets You Control How Drunk They Are in New Interactive Music Video

U.K. band Moones have just put out arguably one of the most original music videos in the YouTube video era. On the surface, it’s simply the band playing their new song “Better Energy” in a single room. But upon further inspection, you realize that you have to ability to change one little aspect of the performance with a click of …

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Guy Plays Dubstep on a My First Sony [VIDEO]

Just give this guy some speakers, a decent light show, and a few thousand sweaty twenty-somethings and you’ve got yourself one hell of a concert. I wish I could’ve been this good at playing my toys back in the 80s. [MrRichestKing]

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Weather Girl Has Totally Appropriate Reaction to a Giant On-Screen Spider

When I was a kid, I loved nature books. But there was one problem with the larger-than-life photographic representations in the arachnid section – the problem was that they were still creepy, even though they were just photographs. I wouldn’t even touch them on the page. So I feel for weatherwoman Kristi Gordon, who had a giant spider crawling near …

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