Monday, February 29

Andre Drummond Chats With Little Kid On Pistons Bench

Andre Drummond seems like one of the more jovial guys in the NBA. The Pistons already made a fun campaign around getting him into the All-Star Game, where President Barack Obama was rapping the words to "Forgot About Dre."

Now, the All-Star center is showing his softer side. In the waning minutes of Detroit's 114-101 win over the Toronto Raptors, a little kid wandered down near the court. Drummond lifted him up and put him on a seat between the big man and Reggie Jackson, then proceeded to have a conversation with the junior baller. Pretty terrific stuff.

Sunday, February 28

Your Oscar Cheat Sheet

Did you not watch any of the Oscars but still want to be involved in the water cooler talk tomorrow? We've got you covered. Here are six of the major awards, along with their respective winners. Oh, and watch/read Chris Rock's monologue, it's pretty fantastic. 

Best Picture: Spotlight

Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant (definitely a lifetime achievement award, but well deserved. He also spoke about global warming during his acceptance speech)

Best Actress: Brie Larson, Room (and her rapport with Jacob Tremblay is fantastic)

Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

DeMarcus Cousins Does Not Like Chris Paul

Perhaps one of the oddest feuds in the NBA is the ongoing battle between Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins and Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul. Maybe Cliff Paul didn't send Cousins a Christmas card, maybe there's been some disrespect towards each other's diets, or maybe CP3 just plays in a way that's kind of irritating to people, especially big men.

Take the above video, for instance. After a botched alley-oop, Cousins corralled the loose ball. Paul went for the steal and kind of got his arm hooked around Cousins' arm. The latter didn't like that, and as he started falling out of bounds, he whipped the ball off of Paul's back. 

I understand both sides–Paul's playing hard, Cousins is upset that said hard playing is coming with the offender's team up by 18 with under three minutes to go in the game.

Either way, there's bad blood here. Now we just need T-Swift to write a song about the pair.

Friday, February 26

It's Not You - Bad Doors Are Everywhere

Have you ever run into a door that you really just don't like? Maybe it should be a push when it's a pull, maybe it's very heavy, maybe it's got a smudge that simply never disappears.

Whatever the reason, Vox's Joe Posner and the 99% invisible podcast feel your pain. And they want to talk about it. From the video's description:

There's a door on the 10th floor in the Vox Media office I hate so much. You probably know one of these too. But it's not our fault.

And luckily, Roman Mars of 99% Invisible magically arrived in my cellphone to send me on a cross-country journey to find out the incredible surprises behind this common complaint: 

Don Norman started complaining about doors over 25 years ago. Doors shouldn't need instructions – the shape of them can guide you through just fine. So why do so many doors need instruction manuals right on the side of them? 

When most people complain about something, nothing happens. Don Norman is not most people – he's a psychologist and cognitive scientist. Don Norman thought about, and wrote about his complaints so incredibly thoroughly that he changed the world. 99% Invisible's Roman Mars helps tell the story. 

I think it's safe to say you'll a-door this video. Okay, I'll see myself out.

Thursday, February 25

Topher Grace Imagines A Seinfeld Reunion

Seinfeld ReunionI edited all the Seinfeld scenes from Curb season 7 into one episode. It’s more like a radio play, but if you sew together all the dialogue from audition scenes, read-throughs and rehearsals together… a 9 minute hint at what the plot of a reunion might have been.
Posted by Topher Grace on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Actor Topher Grace is a big Seinfeld fan, and did his part to make a reunion happen. Well, really, he just took all the clips from the Curb Your Enthusiasm episode that referenced a Seinfeld reunion, and put them in chronological order. It's a task I certainly wouldn't undertake, so kudos to you, Topher.

Wednesday, February 24

Kate McKinnon Crashes "Ellen" As Ellen DeGeneres

Kate McKinnon is fantastic, and oftentimes her kooky characters are the only thing keeping a Saturday Night Live sketch afloat. She also does some great impressions, including that of Ellen DeGeneres. So it makes sense that while DeGeneres was talking about her impersonation, McKinnon would make an impromptu appearance on the show, in character as Ellen. It's delightful, and of course it culminates with a dance party. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 23

Samantha Bee Destroys John Kasich

John Kasich has tried to establish himself as the most moderate of the Republican candidates, but Full Frontal host Samantha Bee ain't having any of it. 

"In the nauseating bus terminal restroom that is the Republican primary, John Kasich initially seems like the least disgusting stall," she starts off, before diving into some of the presidential hopeful's lesser-publicized stances on gay marriage and reproductive rights. Turns out he's not so moderate after all. Watch the entire segment below. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 21

Ellen DeGeneres And Adele Prank Jamba Juice

Ellen DeGeneres and Adele go way back. After all, the TV host parodied the singer's "Hello" music video in a delightfully funny romp just a few months ago. Now the two are back at it, teaming up to prank the unsuspecting workers of a Jamba Juice. Ellen is telling Adele what she should say, and the Brit is more than up for the challenge. When she takes a chunk of wheatgrass and throws it in her mouth, it's gold, Jerry. GOLD!

Locally Sourced Joey Episode 27: Personalogy with Michelle Burke and Lilamani de Silva

In this episode, Joey is joined by Michelle Burke and Lilamani de Silva, creators of the Personalogy card games. They go through a few of the game's questions and discuss some deep intellectual thoughts, including sweet nicknames, alter egos, and how The Secret World of Alex Mack had a long-lasting influence on Joey's life. Listen along, won't you?

Thursday, February 18

NFL Players Read Their Own Superlatives

Life as an NFL star is tough. You get repeatedly beaten up each week, you have to deal with the media asking inane questions, and you often are compared to random things, like the cartoon Dilbert.

But these players are tough, and a handful of them appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon to discuss their own superlatives. Find out what Clay Matthews, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, Rob Gronkowski and more look like, all for your enjoyment.

Jam This Song: "State Lines" by Burning Years

Sometimes a song just makes you want to jump around and go crazy. Hopefully that's the case with "State Lines" from Burning Years, a band I happen to play in. We had a blast shooting the music video with Party Hat Productions, and I'd highly recommend them if you have any photography or video needs. Hope you enjoy the song, and if not, we appreciate the click. Keep on rockin'!

Tuesday, February 16

Luigi Wins Smash 4 Without Moving Once

Super Smash Bros. is one of the most recognizable and popular franchises in Nintendo history. However, and this seems to be a lingering problem, the computer is very, very stupid. One gamer, realizing this, played through Smash 4 as Luigi, facing nine different downloadable content (DLC) characters. Luigi ends up victorious, but perhaps more spectacularly, he didn't move once. If only real fighting was this easy, we'd have a lot of great pay-per-view bouts.

Monday, February 15

Chris Paul Says Goodbye To Kobe Bryant By Letting His Son Steal The Ball From Kobe

Kobe Bryant just finished his 18th and final All-Star Game, a rousing 196-173 West victory that featured about 45 seconds of defense and at least six-thousand dunks, as any good All-Star Game should.

As this was Bryant's last appearance, there were several little montages and fun moments throughout the game. But the cutest might have been during pregame warmups. Kobe was goofing around with Chris Paul's six-year-old son, Chris Jr., dribbling around the lil' CP3 with style and aplomb. That is, until Chris Jr. stole the ball from him. Guess quick hands are genetic.

Sunday, February 14

Peyton Manning Talks To Cardboard Cutout Of His Brother

You may remember the very blank stare from Eli Manning after big brother Peyton's Broncos scored the final touchdown of Super Bowl 50. Both Manning brothers have come out and said Eli was simply thinking football, and dissecting whether Peyton and the Broncs should have gone for two. They should have, did, and converted. Amazing.

Of course, Peyton is having some fun with all this. He appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and had a conversation with a cutout of Eli, the joke being that this is just his routine look. And honestly, that's not that far off.

Thursday, February 11

James Corden Reenacts Sports Movies With Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron and Adam Devine

The Late Late Show With James Corden enjoyed an enormous audience of about five million in its episode after Super Bowl 50. And, taking advantage of the situation, Corden brought along a trio of stars to act out some famous sports movies with him. He's joined by Anna Kendrick, Adam Devine and Zac Efron to relive a few of our favorite films, including multiple Rocky films, Chariots of Fire and The Bad News Bears. How'd they do? Well, you'll just have to watch the video to find out.

Wednesday, February 10

Gregg Popovich Is Distraught Over The Primary Results

Gregg Popovich was interviewed after the first quarter of the Spurs' 119-101 victory over the Miami Heat, and the San Antonio coach was in solid form. After a pair of short answers that boiled down to "we sucked and they played better," sideline reporter David Aldridge informed Popovich of the winners of the New Hampshire primaries. Pop's response?'ll just have to watch the video.

Tuesday, February 9

Conan O'Brien Parodies Cam Newton's Post Game Press Conference And It's Wonderful

You may recall Cam Newton's very upset post game press conference after the Super Bowl, and the ensuing madness that came from the media. They tore into Newton's sour attitude, which is kind of understandable considering he just lost the Super Bowl. And also...this isn't anything new. Newton has always worn his emotions on his sleeve–the Panthers just didn't lose often this season.

Anyway, Newton's press conference is already being parodied. Conan O'Brien took his best shot at Newton, telling a bad joke ("Cam Newton? More like Fig Newton!") and then delivering a disappointed post joke press conference. It's wonderfully done, and worth a chuckle.

Monday, February 8

Video Recreates Super Bowl 50 With Tecmo Bowl

Super Bowl 50 was a bit more defensive than most fans probably would have liked, but it still featured plenty of exciting plays, and a truly historic performance. That Denver D will likely go down as one of the top units ever to play in the NFL, and Carolina's defense played very well in a losing effort. If you're a fan of touchdowns and commercials that didn't have talking animals, you were probably disappointed, but otherwise, there was plenty to like here.

"Tecmo Super Bowl 50" by The Cauldron ensures that even if you missed some of the action, you can keep up on everything that happened. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 7

Jimmy Fallon Once Again Has Puppies Predict The Super Bowl Winner

Super Bowl 50 is nearly upon us, and the excitement over the game is palpable. One of the best parts of Super Bowl Sunday is the Puppy Bowl, featuring very cute, adoptable pups. The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon gives us a solid sneak peek at the puppy action, as he has a handful of doggies pick the Super Bowl winner based on which bowl they eat out of. Will the Denver Broncos surprise the heavily favored Carolina Panthers? You'll just have to tune in to find out.

Friday, February 5

Conan O'Brien Returns With Another "Clueless Gamer," Just In Time For Super Bowl 50

Conan O'Brien's recurring "Clueless Gamer" segment is always a joy, mostly because he rarely knows how to play any of the video games he's reviewing. Today is no exception, but he's getting a little help from his friends: Carolina Panthers CB Josh Norman, and Denver Broncos LB Von Miller. The trio give the game Doom a try, featuring quite a bit of violence, as the Doom series tends to display.

Check out the video below, which features a surprise cameo from a special guest. You'll also see an ad for Miller's organic chicken farm, which sure is something else. But who will be crowned the ultimate gamer and receive an incredibly gory trophy? You'll have to tune in to find out.

This Is What It Looks Like When You Fill A Reese's Peanut Butter Cup With Oreo Filling

There are some things I can safely say I've never thought. One of those is "You know, I like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, but what if instead of peanut butter in the middle, there was Oreo filling, instead?"

Fortunately for us, The Food Surgeon has had these thoughts and more, and just released a video showing the dissection of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, plus the insertion of the Oreo filling. It's surgical, precise, and kind of creepy because there's no sound. Not sure if the RPBC will make a full recovery, but it's holding on nicely.

Wednesday, February 3

NFL Dads Pair Up With Daughters In Really Cute Pantene Commercials

File this under "incredibly precious." NFL dads DeAngelo Williams, Jason Witten and Benjamin Watson and their super cute daughters paired up with Pantene to spread the message that being strong is beautiful.

These dads all accepted the #DadDo challenge, though not sure if any of them have a career as a hairstylist after their playing days are up. Either way, check this out because it'll give you that warm, fuzzy feeling.

The Latest Installment Of Bad Lip Reading Is GOLD

I'm not sure if "Bad Lip Reading" will ever be unfunny, but that day has not come yet. In this latest installment, we get a look at some of the NFL's finest. Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson, and Cam Newton all make appearances, but there are plenty more throughout, and a few terrific lines. And this is only part one. ARE YOU EXCITED FOR THE SUPER BOWL?!

Monday, February 1

New Season Of Archer Is Very Magnum P.I.-Esque

The seventh season of Archer is right around the corner, and to give us a sneak peek, FX dropped a little intro of the titular character and company. In a word, it's very much Magnum, P.I. Okay, I guess that's two words (or a word and two letters), but if you're nitpicking over that, you're at the wrong blog.

This isn't the first time Archer has gone with an entire shift in tone for a season. Back in Season 5, Archer: Vice saw the crew serving as cocaine smugglers and dealers, with the kind of accuracy you'd expect (i.e., not very much at all). Archer is sporting a pretty sweet mustache in this teaser, and the rest of the characters get a fair shake at Private Investigator life, too.

Archer returns on March 31.