You know those things you hear that sound so crazy you can’t make them up? Yeah, this is one of those.
While Christmas has a pretty universally warm-and-fuzzy vibe to it, groups of people in European alpine countries inject a bit of Halloween terror into their Yuletide celebrations – a tradition that goes way, waaaay back.
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Every year on December 5th’s Krampusnacht (“Krampus Night”), a bunch of men dress up in the meanest-looking horned demon costumes you can imagine and terrorize towns, looking to snatch misbehaving kids while leaving the good ones for Saint Nicholas.
If you ask me, this is FAR more incentive to behave well than just a lump of coal. Check out this article on Krampusnacht from The Atlantic to see their ghoulishly-good gallery of images from the spooky December night.
Hot out of those PAL-rendering British editing suites is the first full-length trailer for the much-anticipated season 3 of BBC’s Sherlock.
Through shots that are equally cinematic and intimate, we see glimpses into the aftermath of season 2′s jaw-dropping finale. Note that the below trailer does include some basic spoilers, so it’s this writer’s advice to navigate as fast as you can to a DVD player (or some other form of media-watching-technology) and snap up seasons 1 and 2.
Cumberbatch. Freeman. Moffat. Gatiss. EPIC.
via Helen Sloan / MakingGameOfThrones.com
Straight from the official production diary of Game of Thrones, appropriately named MakingGameOfThrones.com, I found a pretty funny post about some things overheard on set that would totally get you arrested out of context. Or at least earn you a wtf look.
CAN’T WAIT FOR SEASON 4!!
Canadian rockers The Motorleague have one boss music video for their song “Failsafes”, best described as one big jet-pack-ride down memory lane: picture modded classic computer video games re-imagined to feature the lyrics from the song:
You’ve gotta respect a band that pays tribute to the Macintosh classic Cross Country Canada in their music video. And on that note, you’ve gotta respect the Cross Country Canada for educating young children about the very real possibility of getting murdered by a hitchhiker while trying to deliver some commodities to Thunder Bay.
Friends! I can’t stress how important this blog post is except by stressing how important this blog post is!
I’ve entered a few of my vlogs into some cool contests on Citizen.tv, and this week I’m REALLY close to winning!
If you haven’t caught the Nerdy Epic Meal Time vlog I did a while back on my SexyNerdGirlPresents channel, check it out! If you’ve ever been curious about what might happen when Star Wars meets food, well… this is the answer.
I would MUCHOS appreciate it if you could take 5 seconds to give the video a vote – I’m neck-in-neck with the competition for first place, and the contest ends at midnight GMT on Sunday. All you’ve gotta do is click however many stars in the right corner you think it deserves and you’re done.
Thank you SUPER much in advance, friends!
The Internet is buzzing about the new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that crawled out of its webby egg yesterday… uh, figuratively.
The point is, the new spot is packed with action, friends, enemies and frenemies. Jamie Foxx is electrifying as Electro while a masked Paul Giamatti rears his iron-plated head as Rhino. And of course, where there’s Spider-man, there’s Harry Osborn, creepily cast as Chronicle‘s Dane DeHaan (another terrific movie, by the way).
Check out the trailer and answer me this – what do you think about all the villain reveals? The choice of villains? How’s this reboot stacking up to the original?
If Radiohead isn’t your favourite band ever/evar, then you definitely know someone for whom they wear the best band sash. I personally know 3 people that would say that Radiohead are without a doubt their favourite band and I know several dozen more people that have Radiohead in their personal top 3.
For me, they’re probably number 4, right after The Magnetic Fields (#1), Nine Inch Nails (#2), and Weird Al (#3). And yes, I know what you’re thinking: “Wow, Weird Al’s really slipped down the Mike charts in the last twenty years. He used to sit so comfortably ‘pon the throne of #1 best band for 11-year-old Mike. What happened?” To that I say, “That’s a bit of a tangent – let’s get to the meat of this blog post.” And to that you nod silently.
By the way, if you came here looking for 3 Radiohead covers by The Killers, you came to the WRONG place! But below are three great Radiohead covers that, like all great covers, kind of make you re-think what you believe about the originals. Let’s get to it.
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