The first episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones was a remarkable piece of television that showed the world that it was actually possible to make a TV show out of George R.R. Martin’s sprawling fantasy epic. However, things didn’t always look as good as they did in the final product, as the show’s creators recently revealed a podcast called Scriptnotes that’s hosted by screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin. More →
As I’ve mentioned countless times during my career at BGR, the Internet is a miraculous place full of wondrous things. Earlier this week I discovered Frinkiac, the incredible search engine that lets you find the still frames that correspond with any Simpsons quote you want to find. Along with the pyramids, the Sistine Chapel and the moon landing, I consider this one of humanity’s finest achievements.
While the video I’m about to show you doesn’t come close to the miracle of the ultimate Simpsons search engine, it’s definitely running a strong second place in the race for the coolest thing I’ve found on the web this week.
Twitter on Friday offered some interesting new information about its efforts to fight against terrorist organizations such as Islamic State, as the social networking site revealed that it has shut down over 125,000 different accounts related to terrorism since mid-2015. This sort of effort is important because ISIS in particular has proven very adept at using Twitter and other forms of social media to reach prospective recruits. More →
Have you ever played Quake III Arena and gotten killed by someone armed with only a Gauntlet? Do you remember the voice that taunted you right afterward by blurting out the single word, “HUMILIATION?” Well the equivalent of that just happened to doughy Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who got absolutely burned on Twitter by none other than Jeb Bush.
Yes, that supposedly “low-energy” Jeb Bush. More →
Ever since his death in 2011, we’ve heard lots of different accounts of what it was really like to work with Steve Jobs. One of the best ones was actually written very shortly after his death but is becoming popular again after being discovered by a Hacker News user. Glenn Reid, who had previously worked at Adobe, NeXT and Apple, wrote a testimonial about working Jobs right after he passed away and it’s a really interesting read. More →
What’s the absolute worst way for an intern to make an early impression at work? Falling asleep during your second day on the job is certainly up there and that’s what recently happened to one intern at a company whose story went viral online after he posted about it on Reddit. Noticing that the intern was asleep, his colleagues gathered around him and took a group photo mocking him, as you can see in the picture at the top of the page. Once this photo went viral, however, the Internet’s Photoshop wizards started cracking their knuckles and made it even funnier. Some prime examples follow below. More →
For a long time I’ve been skeptical of not only the Apple Watch but of smartwatches as a whole. However, a new video posted by YouTuber Mark Schey has opened my eyes to just how incredibly cool it can be to have a mini-computer on your wrist. In short, Schey summons his Tesla Model S by only using an app on his Apple Watch. More →
Deadpool looks like the single funniest superhero movie ever released and it’s certainly going to be the most obscene. Actor T.J. Miller, who will be playing Deadpool’s best friend Weasel in the movie, recently revealed to IGN that there were some jokes that were actually cut from the movie for being too raunchy. Warning: Not safe-for-work language to follow.
The Internet is a miraculous, miraculous creation. If you need any further evidence of this fact, then you need to check out the incredible new search engine called Frinkiac that can match up every quote from The Simpsons with its corresponding still frames. This means every “D’oh!” “Aye carumba!” “Okely-dokely!” and “Exccccelllent!” has been cataloged and matched up with its corresponding image from the episode where it aired.
We truly live in a time of wonders. More →
“Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli may be the most hated person in America these days, as he possesses a uniquely toxic mix of rapacious greed and smug indifference to human suffering. Honestly, if you wrote a screenplay about a corporate bad guy that used nothing but actual details from Shkreli’s life, Hollywood studios would reject it for being too over-the-top.
The rat-faced former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals showed off plenty of his trademark anti-charm on Thursday during a congressional hearing on drug prices in which he repeatedly smirked and laughed as lawmakers asked him questions about his decision to jack up the price of an important AIDS-related drug called Daraprim from $13.50 per tablet to $750 per tablet. More →
Uh-oh: It looks like T-Mobile CEO John Legere has a new reason to boast about his “Un-carrier.” J.D. Power’s newest Wireless Customer Care Full-Service Performance Study shows that “T-Mobile ranks highest among wireless full-service carriers” in customer care, which means T-Mobile customers are the happiest about the customer service they receive. More →
Remember back in the late 1990s when recording companies kept insisting that everyone had to buy an entire album just to get the one or two songs they actually wanted? That didn’t work out so well for them after Napster and other music sharing services made it impossible for them to force consumers to buy CDs. The TV industry is facing a similar situation right now and, like the music industry before it, it’s crawling into a shell and hoping technological progress just goes away. More →
I was initially skeptical when I learned McDonald’s was planning to try making kale a selling point for its meals. But thanks to a new report from CBCNews, I now realized that it was all part of an elaborate ruse for tricking people into thinking something healthy when in reality they’re eating something with more calories, fat and salt than a Double Big Mac. You heard that right: It turns out that McDonald’s kale Caesar salad will pack on more pounds than one of its larger burgers. More →