John Oliver’s main skill is that he’s usually pretty good at explaining complex and boring topics in short TV segments. And this week’s episode of Last Week Tonight is particularly relevant to the tech industry as Oliver tackled cryptocurrencies.
In just 25 minutes, the Last Week Tonight team put together a descent introduction to bitcoin, blockchain, ICOs and cryptocurrencies. Read More
What’s better, rock music or rap? If you’re an obliviously racist walking goatee with a love of explosions and a cursory understanding of video equipment played by Kyle Mooney on last night’s Sterling K. Brown-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live, the answer is obvious: rock. Mooney’s Chris Fitzpatrick goes around conducting some man-on-the-street style interviews … More »
The first episode is already freely available, worldwide.
Kurt appears as part of the music-themed home makeover that Fred Armisen surprises Carrie with.
The lifespan of an internet meme is a precarious thing.
Some go viral within a tiny community and become an in-joke. Others flare up, burn brightly, then quickly fade away again. Some get revived months later.
And some, like the very excellent steamed hams meme from The Simpsons, simply go from strength to strength.
If for some awful reason you’ve never seen the steamed hams scene which is the meme’s ultimate origin, here’s an important reminder before we progress any further:
That scene is from Season 7, Episode 21 of The Simpsons, titled “22 Short Films About Springfield”. It first aired in 1996. The scene involves Superintendent Chalmers visiting Principal Skinner for a “luncheon” at his home, only for Skinner to burn the food by accident and resort to an increasingly ridiculous web of lies to try and cover his tracks. Read more…
Pioneering cartoon series starring two jabbering metalheads obsessed with sex and violence was first broadcast a quarter of a century ago, neatly skewering the generation it claimed to represent
Calpurnia, the band fronted by Stranger Things’ star Finn Wolfhard have released their debut single and video, “City Boy”…
The previous Lost in Space trailer didn’t show much, it just gave a taste. This new trailer, however, is much more generous.
Netflix’s reboot of the 1960s sci-fi series sticks to the same basic premise: The Robinson family, along with their small crew, are left stranded on a hostile, alien world when disaster strikes the colony ship that was ferrying them to a new home in the stars.
This newly released trailer reveals how the reboot changes some of the story. Robot, once a Robinson traveling companion, now appears to be some kind of alien entity (though he does say his memorable “Danger, Will Robinson!” line in this trailer). Also, the crashed ship that served as an immobile home base for the original Robinsons is a whole lot more mobile here. Read more…
The 90th edition of the Academy Awards took place in Hollywood Sunday night, and, unlike usual, science fiction, horror, and fantasy did quite well. If you missed the ceremony last night—accidentally or intentionally—here’s everything you need to know, and all the winners that mattered.
Friday will be a big day for former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, who will celebrate the release of ‘American Utopia’ with a visit to ‘The Late Show.’