If you're among the throng of citizens outraged by questionable legislation such as SOPA, PIPA, CISPA and ACTA, the White House has a deal for you. On Monday, U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel called on all interested parties to submit their comments and suggestions for how the United States should go about combating IP piracy. That's right: clearly having learned a lesson from the backlash its peers in Congress endured recently, the executive branch is trying to open up the process and, presumably, develop an anti-piracy strategy that's actually sane.
McChic: McDonald's has hired a designer to create Mad Men-era uniforms for its UK employees for the 2012 Olympics. Next: "Do you want a martini with that?" (The Daily Meal)
A nut in The Nutmeg State: A Twitter account makes fun of people from Connecticut. (BuzzFeed)
Spin of the day: A Conservative group called Right Change parodies the Dos Equis' …
HBO has apologized after a scene in Game of Thrones featuring the disembodied head of George W. Bush on a pike was uncovered. HBO told the website io9: "We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste"; the scene will be removed from future releases of the episode on DVD.
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If you've enjoyed the game Portal in the past, you understand the allure of being able to open wormholes in space. Filmmaker Jason Craft decided he wanted to recreate that experience with his goofy friends so he created a CG movie that is on par with anything you can see at the theatre these days. His short, Portal: Terminal Velocity, shows us what would happen if a bunch of dudes had a gun that could instantly transport you through space and time.
Ridley Scott's summer blockbuster Prometheus opens today in the US, telling the story of a future civilization that may have ... overreached. Back in 2011, writer Damon Lindelof, a fan of TED, was exploring one of the key characters in the movie's backstory: the corporate mogul Peter Weyland. What was his vision? How would he change the world? Which began to start sounding a lot like a TEDTalk.
Richard Paterson, a Whyte & Mackay Master Blender, shows you how to enhance your whisky experience.
Ever since the late rapper Tupac Shakur made an amazing and unnerving appearance at the Coachella festival in April, people have been wondering what other deceased celebrities will be digitized. There was the rumor of Michael Jackson being revived, news that Freddie Mercury would appear at a Queen concert, and confirmation that Marilyn Monroe would soon be a hologram. (The folks behind the Tupac-gram say he'll…
On Friday's episode of "Piers Morgan Tonight," guest host Bill Maher tried his satirical hand at "Only in America," using the fill-in platform to address an issue equal parts monarch and morbid.
"I'm not British - but I did see the King's Speech - so I'll give this Only in America thing a try," Maher began.
But with apologies to Morgan's countryman…
You may remember the internet going mildly crazy for this video of a tortoise with sexual identity issues. (Not his identity, just the identity of his chosen mate, which is a Croc.) It had all the hallmarks of a blockbuster -- sexy sexy romance, dubious fashion choices, animals making adorable "enh!" noises. But what it didn't have was David Attenborough.
Here's what you don't know about the prank being pulled in this video: It is you who is the dupe, because it's Wednesday and you're likely stuck at your desk convincing yourself that you're having a good time watching other people having a great time on Venice Beach. We're all suckers here.
As an aside, this may be the first time we've seen a prank video spliced together as a found footage supercut.
Step aside, bridge-scaling adrenaline junkies and natural wonder of the world tightrope-walkers. The wingsuit-clad Gary Connery scoffs at your childish antics as he leaps from a helicopter to enjoy a leisurely 2,400-foot drift to Earth with only the tender embrace of 18,600 cardboard boxes to greet him.
Sorry, was that angle not scary enough for you?
The maker of Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge, Baz Luhrmann, is currently directing The Great Gatsby, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s classic book of the same name. The film is set to be released to cinemas on December 25, 2012, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire. This undoubtedly looks promising!
Will Smith and Gary Barlow entertains the audience of BBC’s Graham Norton Show.
Passengers in the Copenhagen Metro were surprised by a Philharmonic Orchestra’s Peer Gynt performance.
The Story Behind The Proposal:
«In August 2010, I met my girlfriend (of about 2 months at the time) at the Paris Airport and knew the moment she got off the plane, I wanted to marry her. Over the next 9 months, I filmed us, a bit at a time, and made it into a little movie. In May 2011, I played it for her on the terrace of the Bowery Hotel in New York City, with the Empire State Building as our backdrop…and asked her to marry me..»
Here is yet another guy’s creative proposal.