After you’ve stuffed your face on Thanksgiving, you’re pretty much just going to want to sit down, relax, and watch something that’s pleasant and entertaining. We have nine of the best Thanksgiving food coma movies for you: Not too complex, not too emotionally challenging, and very, very entertaining. Read on!
Welp, I think it’s safe to say that executives at HBO have been added to the Church of Scientology’s lengthy suppressive persons list, as the cable network is poised to turn Going Clear into a documentary. Due out in 2015, the documentary will be directed by Alex Gibney and be based on Lawrence Wright’s impeccably researched book about the cult (yeah, I’m just calling it a cult from now on, because I’m done playing nice) and its ties to Hollywood. But given CoS’s well-known litigiousness, HBO isn’t taking any chances and has apparently hired a whopping 160 lawyers in anticipation of a lawsuit. Hey, as far as I’m concerned, if CoS is mad at you, you must be doing something right. Bring on the epic entheta! I wonder if “Elaine” will be seeing it? [Defamer]
WE ARE ALL LAURA. (See more amazing charts for “Serial” podcast obsessives over at The Bold Italic.)
This video of three grandmothers smoking marijuana for the first time (they live in Washington state, where it’s legal) and then playing a very stoned game of “Cards Against Humanity” is basically proof that all grandmas should try smoking marijuana because they are adorable and hilarious and relaxed and super jazzed about chips. I think my grandma, rest her soul, would have loved a little toke every now and again… [YouTube]
Dan Olson is a boss. He’s a media critic from Alberta, Canada, who analyzes the rhetoric — the arguments presented and how they’re made — of pop cultural phenomena and products. So, film, video games, music videos, TV shows, and books, but also pop cultural movements; how they fit into and reflect the culture in which they’re made, and what ideas they’re presenting, not just through the messages they explicitly state, but through imagery, editing, theme, and context, as well. In other words, I’ve found a new favorite vlog. Keep reading »
I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: I love old people. Old people and babies are my weaknesses. So imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon Tastefully Offensive‘s video called “Senior Citizens Dancing to ‘Turn Down For What.’” Just as you’d imagine, the video is a compilation of dozens of old people getting down with their bad selves, all to the sweet musical dewdrops of Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What.” If this doesn’t get you through your Tuesday, I don’t know what will.
Also, to see one crunk elderly man that I recently witnessed bustin’ a move on the dance floor, check out my Instagram video after the jump and pray that one day you’ll be as cool as this guy. Keep reading »