Coming Soon of the Day: Grumpy Cat Gets Garfield-Like Movie Deal
Grumpy Cat’s internet fairy tale has entered yet another exciting chapter with the latest announcement of aGarfield-like family comedy film centered around the dour-faced cat. According to Deadline, the film will be produced by Todd Garner of Broken Road Productions, who has previously worked on dozens of films likeXXX, The Sorcerer’s Apparentice and Jack and Jill, and more importantly, Tardar Sauce will be given a speaking role, in similar vein to Hollywood’s live action adaptations of Garfield. What are your thoughts?
Video Game Stuff of the Day: Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs. Women in Video Games (Part II)
Yesterday, Anita Sarkeesian unveiled the second episode of her Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games series, which analyzes a variety of tropes that are perceived as sexist in video games. And as it was the case with the premiere of the “pilot episode, the feminist author’s second vlog post was immediately challenged by her detractors who managed to temporarily take down the video by abusing the “flag as inappropriate” button before it was restored shortly thereafter.
Didn’t See That Coming of the Day: “Hitler Teapot” Goes Viral & Now They’re Sold Out
No, your eyes are not fooling you, that tea kettle totally looks like Adolf Hitler. After RedditorWrestles4Food pointed out the striking resemblance between the stainless kitchenware and the Nazi dictator in a post submitted last Saturday, others quickly identified the product as JC Penney’s Michael Graves Stainless Steel Tea Kettle. And when the product page on JCPenney.com became unavailable without an explanation, some were quick to speculate that the retail company had pulled the teapot to avoid offending customers, but as it turns out, the so called “Hitler Tea Kettle” had sold out within hoursafter the billboard went viral, according to JC Penney’s spokesperson Daphne Avila.
Everyone, I’m elated to tell you that Tumblr will be joining Yahoo.
Before touching on how awesome this is, let me try to allay any concerns: We’re not turning purple. Our headquarters isn’t moving. Our team isn’t changing. Our roadmap isn’t changing. And our mission – to empower creators to…
Touche of the Day: Mrs. Doubtfire’s Dress vs. Kim Kardashian’s Dress
Comedian Robin Williams chimed in on Kim Kardashian’s custom-designed Riccardo Tisci evening gown by comparing it to the floral dress he wore in the 1993 comedy film Mrs. Doubtfire. The socialite’s attire became quite a hit during Monday’s Met Gala, spawning a series of photoshopped images poking fun at the reality star’s “sofa slipcover”-like dress.
News FAIL of the Day: Two CNN Anchors Talk via Satellite in the Same Parking Lot
Do you see what’s going on in this GIF? Yesterday morning, CNN Newsroom anchor Ashleigh Banfield and CNN Headline News anchor Nancy Grace were discussing the Cleveland kidnapping case “via satellite,” which is a great way to communicate for those who aren’t standing in the same parking lot, and of course, they were. The setup was discovered after a viewer noticed same exact cars passing through both sides of the split-screen in the background and The Atlantic Wire also followed up with a shot-by-shot breakdown of the scene.
On March 18th, 2013, the trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell began in Philadelphia. According to the Grand Jury report, Kermit Gosnell, who has been charged with eight counts of murder, allegedly severed the spinal cords of 28 and 30 weeks old fetuses in his office where investigators later found dirty surgical instruments and blood on the floor.
Gosnell’s trial went seemingly unnoticed by news media until March 27th, when the Washington Post analyzed why the case of a doctor charged with eight counts of murder never reached the front page of daily news papers. The lack of coverage was further emphasized by a special feature on Anderson Cooper 360 on April 12th and since then, news commentaries about the lack of public attention regarding the trial have eclipsed that of the trial itself: out of eight stories that have been published about Kermit Gosnell, only one article actually provided the latest details from the trial, according to The Atlantic.
You Shouldn’t Have Done That of the Day: Chinese Man’s Eel Experiment Goes South (or North)
Somewhere in China, there’s a doctor who can say that she’s pulled a live eel out of a patient’s ass to save his life. And she did. According to her blog post, it all began when a 39-year-old man drunkenly inserted a live swamp eel into his anus (as to re-enact a scene from an adult film), but upon entering, the creature began eating away at his colon in an attempt to escape. Luckily for him, doctors managed to remove the slippery animal in an emergency surgery before it could cause any fatal damage.