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‘Game of Thrones’ blooper reel
07.25.2014
02:47 pm

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This Game of Thrones Season 4 blooper reel was just screened at San Diego Comic-Con and it’s rather amusing to say the least. I’m so invested in these multifaceted characters—I’m a diehard fan of the show—that it’s difficult for me to view them as thespians breaking out of character. I think BuzzFeed did a post a few years ago with photos of the actors and actresses out of costume and in everyday streetwear… it was just plain weird.

In my mind these folks are not acting but actually these characters at all times. Silly I know, but that’s how damned good they all are at their craft.

It’s kind of a treat to see their real personalities, though, if only for a few seconds. 

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Stanley Kubrick faked the Apollo 11 Moon landing?

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So, did Stanley Kubrick fake the Moon landing?

Well, that’s the proposition of William Kare’s documentary (mockumentary?) Dark Side of the Moon, which originally aired on French TV channel Arte in 2002 as Opération Lune.

According to Karel’s (fictional?) film, Kubrick was hired to fake the Apollo 11 mission by the U.S. government. The evidence? Well, secret documents alluding to Kubrick’s involvement in the “fraud” were discovered among the director’s papers after his death in March 1999.

Moreover, Kubrick apparently left clues to his involvement into the scam: firstly, his being loaned lenses by NASA to recreate the candle-lit scenes in his film Barry Lyndon—how else could have got hold of these unless NASA owed him a BIG favor?; secondly, Kubrick allegedly made a confession of his involvement in the conspiracy that is contained in his film version of Stephen King’s The Shining.

Adding substance to these alleged facts, Karel wheels out a highly convincing array of contributors: Henry Kissinger, Buzz Aldrin, Jan Harlan, Richard Helms, Vernon Walters (who is claimed to have mysteriously died after filming) and Christiane Kubrick.

It’s a great romp, and for those who are tempted to believe, watch the bloopers reel at the end.
 

 
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Color me disenchanted, ‘Coloring for Grown-Ups’ paints a bleak picture
07.24.2014
01:53 pm

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Woe betide those who might cling to the dreams of their youth. You want financial security? Pffft. A rich social life? You gotta’ be kidding! Romantic love? Just who do you think you are? You may not be able to transport yourself back to a time of starry-eyed optimism, but you can reflect on the miserable state of modernity with therapeutic past times of your youth. Coloring for Grown-Ups has it all—self-medication, disaffection, alienation, and yes—the soul crushing disappointment so many of us face daily in our cubicle farms!

And the best part is, you can print out as many as you want. Where else in life do you get a do-over?

You can buy Coloring for Grown-Ups from their website, or get a few samples from The Wall Breakers.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Be amazed at the amount of ‘booty’ one man hid up his ass
07.24.2014
06:09 am

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There’s a possible game show here: call it something like What’s Up My Ass? in which contestants have to smuggle a selection of goods past a panel of celebrity prison officers. It’s like What’s My Line? except with discretely hidden contraband.

A potential contestant for such a show would certainly be 35-year-old André Silva de Jesus, who was arrested after attempting to smuggle a surprising number of items into a prison in Ribeirao das Neves, Greater Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

André Silva managed to secrete two mobile phones, two batteries, pliers, two drills, eight pieces of a hacksaw, five nails and three Sim cards up his anus. On arrival at the prison, the man presented guards with a medical certificate which claimed he had a pacemaker and was therefore exempt from passing through the facility’s x-ray machine. However, the guards became suspicious of André Silva’s “nervousness” and searched him. Military police were called in to “record the occurrence” but it is not known which inmate was to receive the smuggled contraband.

In an innuendo-laden statement, the Secretariat for Prison Administration said authorities had “opened an internal procedure to determine what happened.” Sounds painful.

As there is no news footage for this story (quelle surprise!), so here’s one that was put together earlier…
 

 
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Billy Bob Thornton hates on ‘Cupcake Wars’
07.22.2014
12:42 pm

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I never thought in a million years that I’d ever be typing out a title that says, “Billy Bob Thornton hates on Cupcake Wars.” I wouldn’t even think Mr. Thornton would know about such a show! But he does.

And he doesn’t like it.

If you don’t know what Cupcake Wars is, it’s a mind-numbing reality-based competition TV show on the Food Network where people are judged by their cupcake-making abilities. Apparently there’s a rather large audience—who don’t even get to taste the cupcakes for crissakes—that watches this show. I’ve only ever seen it briefly at the gym (I know, Cupcake Wars on at the gym, right?) but for the life of me, I can’t figure out why anyone would care about this stuff.

Anyway, Billy Bob sorta nails it with America’s (and perhaps the World’s) fascination with shitty reality television.

We don’t need one show about cupcakes, as far as I’m concerned. But you know what, if you’ve got one, okay, that’s fine, let’s have a show about cupcakes. But does it have to be a fucking competition? Do you have to have cupcake ‘wars’? And I’m sure people who have been in war kind of take offense to that. Because seriously, it’s not that goddamn dangerous to make a cupcake.

I’m not going to lie, tho… I do love me some cupcakes every now and then. I can’t take a side.

 
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Excited woman throws her artificial limb at Robbie Williams’ impersonator
07.22.2014
05:22 am

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Once it was undergarments that over-excited fans threw at their music idols, but at this year’s GuilFest, one woman was so thrilled by the performance of a Robbie Williams’ impersonator that she hurled her prosthetic leg at the ersatz chart-topper!

Heather Best lost her leg in “a stupid accident at work” in 2010, and until then, had enjoyed going to festivals.  On Saturday, Best, who is a major fan of Robbie Williams, attended her first festival since the accident to see tribute act “Blobbie Williams.” So moved was she by Blobbie’s singing (“He sings with a lovely voice,” she said), that Ms. Best removed her leg, waved it above her head, before throwing it “in his direction for him to then raise it in the air.”

“I’m here to have fun and to dance again,” she told Get Surrey.

“It’s good to dance even if I only have one leg.”

 
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Heather suggested she might also give Sunday’s festival headliners a similar treat.

“I want to see the Human League,” she said. “I might even throw my leg at them if they are lucky.”

 
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It’s certainly good publicity for Heather, who is currently setting up a rehab center for horses in Bletchingley.

“I still ride and do show jumping and stuff,” she said. “I’m building a premises now to help any horse with injuries. Leg injuries are my speciality.”

It is unknown whether The Human League were “lucky” enough to elicit a similar response.
 

 
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‘Listen Mulder, what you can’t question is the SCIENCE!’: Dana Scully REALLY likes science
07.21.2014
09:48 am

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Here’s a montage of The X-Files’ Dana Scully defending science to the bitter end to an aloof Agent Fox Mulder. YouTuber Ryan English—and maker of this video—points out:

“She never gave up, even when the aliens put a chip in her neck.”

What X-Files fan hasn’t shouted at their TV set “SCULLY, YOU’VE PERSONALLY SEEN FREAKING ALIENS!” With that in mind, I appreciated the punchline.

 
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Pizza-themed ‘punk’ albums are stupid, but funny
07.18.2014
09:11 am

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I kinda hate myself for blogging this, but yet, here I am… fucking blogging this! I laughed at a few these, okay?! The Richard Hell and The Voidoids album cover with the Domino’s Pizza character the Noid is sorta genius. Or maybe not. Perhaps I’m just easily amused.

So why do these exist, you ask? Riot Fest is holding an online contest where folks are asked to “pizzafy” any punk album of their choice and a winner will be chosen on July 31, 2014. The winner is picked by Internet voters. 
 

 

 

 

 
More after the jump…

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David Bowie in his tighty-whiteys, 1973
07.18.2014
07:49 am

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Many of you have probably already seen these stills of David Bowie in his “tighty-whiteys” from a 1973 photoshoot. I think they should be resurrected from time-to-time here on Dangerous Minds. Never forget!

Admittedly, I still giggle like a young schoolgirl every damned time I see these.


 

 

 
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Joaquin Phoenix’s forehead has its own tiny, bearded actor
07.17.2014
08:18 am

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I was shocked and appalled when Joaquin Phoenix’s forehead was overlooked for an Oscar nomination for Her. That’s true talent when your forehead has its own little actor. It’s like an actor within an actor, or else it’s some sort of freakish, disturbing alien growth. You decide!

BTW, the longer you watch this video the funnier it gets. It’s dumb as all hell, true, but hilarious nonetheless. As others point out in the YouTube comments, they don’t think they’ll be able to watch another Joaquin Phoenix film again without staring at his forehead and bursting out in laughter.

You may want to turn down the volume slightly.

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
HIM? Scarlett Johansson’s voice in ‘Her’ replaced by Dr. Steve Brule’s

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