Just an hour ago, a "leaked scene" from the upcoming Veronica Mars movie hit the web. This hilarious two minute video was dropped on the Funny or Die website, and features Kristen Bell in her reprised role as the beloved amateur detective, Veronica Mars. The "leaked scene" shows Veronica Mars sitting at a table in a restaurant discussing a case with a potential suspect, when one -or more waiters step in to deliver the line "Your check, sir."
Early last year, a Kickstarter campaign launched to bring the long-at-rest television character Veronica Mars back to life on the silver screen. While the initial campaign called for a mere $2 million to cover production costs, and within just a few short weeks, fans pledged an astounding $5,702,153, making the campaign one of the most successful ever on Kickstarter. The success of the campaign was owed to the devoted following of the CW television series Veronica Mars, which ran from 2004 to 2007, and these contributors were well rewarded for donating to the cause.
In addition to receiving t-shirts, stickers, and even voicemail messages recorded by stars of the Veronica Mars film, backers of the Kickstarter campaign also had the opportunity to shell out some cash for a role in the upcoming film. While most of the roles were non-speaking background roles, for $10,000, backers had the opportunity to receive a speaking role as a waiter in the film, an invitation to the premiere and after party, a framed copy of the script page their role appeared on, a signed movie poster, a Blu-ray/DVD/ Digital copy combo pack of the film, a PDF copy of the shooting script, and (of course) a t-shirt.
Following the departure of all-star writer/cast member Seth Meyers from the popular skit comedy show "Saturday Night Live," all eyes were on his Weekend Update replacement Colin Jost, who stumbled to gain laughs after an already disappointing performance from "The Big Bang Theory" star, Jim Parsons. The 3/01/14 show suffered an abundance of performance issues including lackluster writing, failed attempts at slap-stick, and an abundance of pressure and scrutiny from uncertain fans.
After a highly successful opening to the shows 39th season, fans were sorry to see Seth Meyers go, and worried the show would decline in his absence, which is not quite unwarranted given the show's history of dry periods. This last Saturday however, "Saturday Night Live" made up for the poor performance the previous week with spectacular performances from the cast, special guests Liam Neeson and John Hamm, and host Lena Dunham -giving die-hard fans of the show a sigh of relief.
Sicilians that refer to themselves as the "Sicilian Space Program" began a lighthearted project to launch a cannolo siciliano into the stratosphere. Of course, launching a delicious cream filled pastry into the stratosphere on a low budget with no real planning would undoubtedly result in a light rain of cream, and failed aspirations, so the team worked tirelessly to bring their visions to reality. The result was a very well thought out design, and a delicious space traveling pastry -well sort of.
Getting a real edible cannolo into the stratosphere on a helium balloon without crushing it into an unrecognizable pile of mush or losing it all together isn't exactly a realistic aspiration, but that didn't stop Paolo Capasso, Antonella Barbera, and Fabio Leone from seeing their mission through. Instead of using a real pastry, the three Sicilian dreamers did the next best thing: they created a very realistic looking polymer replica cannolo out of Fimo.
In August of 2012, Vladimir Putin paid a visit to a 14th century monastery where he engaged in a meet and greet with members of the church. All seemed well until a Russian Orthodox priest attempted to greet Putin with a kiss on the hand, which Putin promptly rejected in disgust. Recently, someone has created a .gif of the incident, and it is hitting viral proportions on popular sites like Reddit, Imgur, and 9GAG.
As tensions in Asia heat up, all eyes have been on Putin, and the internet has been having a field day. Images much like this one have surfaced all over, depicting Putin in the manliest of ways, and often presenting him shirtless in a side-by-side comparison with president Obama. Unsurprisingly, these images often hit viral proportions.
This past Thursday one of the stranger Guinness World Records was broken in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Huffington post reported that 1,675 people showed up to LaughFest to wear their sunglasses at night, beating out the previous record of 1,642 - Corey Hart would have been proud.
As weird as this world record breaking event is, it pales in comparison to some of the stranger world records in existence today. In January of last year, students at a New Jersey high school set a world record for the most bubble wrap being popped at one time with 366 students reportedly popping 800 yards of bubble wrap; in November of last year, Kenichi Ito broke his own record for being the fastest man on four limbs by running 100 meters in 17.47 seconds; in November of 2012, 28 women stuffed themselves into a Mini Cooper in London to break the record for the most people in one mini car; and in April of 2012, a man in China broke the record for having the most bees on a human body with approximately 331,000 bees. Is Guinness just giving world records away to anyone who can come up with anything strange enough?
Over the years, Guinness has seen such outlandish entries that many strange world record categories have been removed. Many categories relating to the world's heaviest domestic animals have been removed due to ethical dilemmas, since pet owners were purposely overfeeding their animals in order to break records. Similarly, categories like sword swallowing, rally racing on public roads, and consuming massive quantities of alcohol have been removed from Guinness World Records due to human safety concerns. And, those bizarre large foods (like the 1,325 lb. Frito pie or the 2,014 bacon cheeseburger) have a strange (albeit necessary) rule all of their own, stating that they must be entirely edible and be distributed among the public to be considered applicable to the Guinness World Record books.
Last month an elderly man in Oregon called 911 for -of all reasons - a stuck zipper. The absurd call was made to 911 dispatchers in the middle of February after the man's wife became stuck in her jacket because the zipper simply would not budge. The caller had the following hilarious exchange with the 911 operator:
Operator: "911 - Police, Fire, and Medical"
Caller: "Yeah, we got a problem here. My wife is struggling in her jacket and can't get it off. She's struggling in her... In her jacket; I want 911 up here immediately."
Operator: "Okay, is she not breathing, or?"
Caller: "She's alright, she just can't get her ****** jacket off, and I am p***** about it."
Operator: "Ok, so you want the fire department to come?"
Caller: "Somebody to help her! Yeah, yeah."
Operator: "Ok, can you cut it off of her?"
Caller: "No, I don't want to cut it off, it's a nice jacket."
Last Thursday, Team Coco uploaded the newest installment of "Clueless Gamer" to YouTube.com. In this comical installment, TV personality Conan O'Brien reviews "WWE 2K14," a wrestling game based on the popular World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) professional wrestling events. Conan goes head to head with his usual co-star in the segment, Aaron Bleyaert, and surprisingly, Conan's flawless button mashing technique earns him the win.
As usual with Conan's "Clueless Gamer" reviews, the jokes are non-stop, and truly funny. Conan calls "Louis C.K. crossed with Bart Simpson," bashes the "bad writing" of the game, and makes plenty of cracks about the questionable movements of the game's characters, all within the first few minutes of the review. After button mashing Blayaert's character into submission during the first round, Conan unveils his custom-made character, an uncanny (although more lanky) likeness of himself, and the jokes only get better. In the end, Conan gives the game a rating of one chair broken over Aaron Bleyaert's head, or "Pretty good."
One of the coolest scenes in all of the Star Wars films is when Boba Fett meets his demise in the gullet of the Sarlacc. The Sarlacc is the giant maw of death with all the teeth and tongue tentacles that Jaba the Hutt tries to feed Luke and others to out in the desert.
If you are a fan of that particular scene, you should check out these Sarlacc toiler decals. They are rather gross in a way, but really cool at the same time. The sticker idea came about as the result of poop jokes according to the maker.
Someone said, "Toss Boba Fett in the Sarlacc" and the rest is history. The result is some sort of stickers that you stick to the inside of your toilet. I will assume them to be waterproof and turd proof considering where they are supposed to stick.
First North Korea kinda reported they had landed a man on the Sun, but now Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered the execution of 33 Christians who are believed to be working with South Korean Baptist missionary Kim Jong-wook.
Jung-wook was arrested last year, with his accomplices have reportedly started 500 or so underground churches. South Korean press had The Daily Mail's report which said that Jung-wook had charged that the 33 Christians are attempting to overthrow the government. This is the same accusation that led Jong-un to executive his own uncle, Jang Song-thaek, and all of his relatives.
The Daily Mail has reported that the missionaries accomplices will be executed in a cell of the State Security Department.