Other Ten Percent 5/6/13

May 06 2013

So we went to go see Iron Man 3 and…it was okay. I’d just barely say go see it in theaters rather than waiting for Netflix. I think I liked it better as an elaborate meta-textual commentary on the franchise than as an actual summer movie. I mean Tony Stark’s main conflict in the film is that he has constant panic attacks post-Avengers about the sheer scale of what he experienced in Avengers and his fear that he’ll never be able to keep up with that kind of scale again. The movie’s need to still, you know, be a summer blockbuster kinda screws up that commentary in the last act but Robert Downey Jr. still says hilariously mean things to a small child so how much can I really complain?

A Bad Lip Reading Parody of ‘The Walking Dead’
This is…maybe more cogent than the actual dialogue in Walking Dead most of the time?
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
May 03, 2013 at 07:39AM
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This Is How Space Exploration Was Imagined Before Sputnik
Fake space is so much better than real space you guys and that makes e super sad.
via io9 http://io9.com
May 03, 2013 at 06:38AM
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Google Providing Free WiFi Access “Hot Neighborhood” in Southwest Area of Chelsea in New York City
Like I didn’t have enough reasons to hang out at the bottom of the high-line when I’m in New York.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
May 04, 2013 at 03:19PM
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DARPA’s new robotic hand can lift kettlebells as well as tweezers
So as a fan of robots I enjoyed this but as a fan of weirdly inappropriate soundtracks this is maybe my favorite thing I saw all weekend.
via io9 http://io9.com
May 03, 2013 at 10:20AM
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At Last, A Feel-Good Russian Dash Cam Compilation
I’m telling you guys Russian Dash Cam videos are the most New Aesthetic thing I can possibly imagine. I don’t know why the fuck we still care about drones, they’re so 2012.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
May 03, 2013 at 11:52AM
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When all the cool kids were hijacking airplanes
I read a thing once about how basically the only thing that made September 11th work was the fact that airline policy was to just give hijackers whatever they wanted because it was basically a done deal that when some idiot would hijack your plane nobody outside of D.B. Cooper ever got away with it. That somehow led me to believe that airline hijackings WEREN’T common. This makes way more sense.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
May 03, 2013 at 12:50PM
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Dramatic Reading of the Day: If Morgan Freeman Read the Delta Gamma Sorority Letter
Back when I was saying the ideal celebrities hadn’t read this yet this was basically exactly what I had in mind.
via The Daily What http://thedailywhat.cheezburger.com/
May 03, 2013 at 02:45PM
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Take a webcomic tour through H.P. Lovecraft’s Dream Cycle stories
AKA comics of what it looks like when Lovecraft wrote fantasy.
via io9 http://io9.com
May 04, 2013 at 08:30AM
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Dragon Zach Galifianakis plays Game of Game of Thrones on SNL
I find it really weird that the AVClub didn’t like this sketch but they also seemed to think the sketch thought Galifanakis was playing a smart guy who just had the bad luck to be answering non-Game of Thrones questions so…maybe the reviewer is a weird alien who’s just pretending to be a human being? Or taste is subjective and when you watch SNL every week the game show segments all kinda blur together into one big mess of one joke sketches. Probably the alien thing though.
via io9 http://io9.com
May 05, 2013 at 08:30AM
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Gorgeous Concept Designs for Underwater Cities
I kind of want to make a ranking of the likelihood of possible futures but I can never figure out if these things are more or less ridiculous than the eco-future skyscrapers with trees all over them.
via io9 http://io9.com
May 05, 2013 at 01:00PM
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