James Van Der Beek wins the Internet today! Behold Van Der Memes, the go-to spot for new — and new-and-improved! — Dawson Leery .gifs. Hooooly moly, it is great. Attention, famous people: This is exactly how to handle being the butt of an Internet joke. READ FULL STORY »
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Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you have to be familiar with “Hey Soul Sister” by Train (you know, the band that previously brought you another can’t-get-it-out-of-my-head tune “Drops of Jupiter”). This song and the band have been all over radio, TV, baseball stadiums (even dueling fans couldn’t help but put aside their differences and sway to the sounds of a middle-aged crooner during the seventh inning stretch) over the last six months. The song’s lack of real words (“Hey-ey Ey-ey-ey-ey-ey”) allow just about anyone to “sing” along without any real effort or strain on one’s memory, and its laid-back vibe has made it a prime candidate for any advertiser who’s going for “appealing.” So it comes as no surprise that it’s been featured in tons of commercials and television shows recently.
“But Emily, it’s so good!” you tell me. Sure, the song is totally inoffensive, but its ubiquity is still incredibly annoying. Maybe it’s the cheery ukulele à la Jason Mraz that leaves those of us who aren’t living in perpetual summer (or a music video) completely bitter? Or maybe it’s the ambiguous and repetitive chorus? Whatever it is, I’m tired of it. Luckily fellow haters Keith Stoeckeler and Bradley Meyers are way ahead of me with their hilarious Tumblr, Stop Advertising From Pulling A Train. READ FULL STORY »
Some seven years in the making, the 120 Minutes Archive has compiled an exhaustive log of MTV’s alt-rock video show 120 Minutes (and its successor Subterranean), which includes playlists for 585 episodes, spanning 21 years, and links to thousands and thousands of videos played on the shows. Be careful. What started out as an innocent reminiscing on my former love of the Sugarcubes has turned into an hourlong marathon of clicking Sonic Youth, Cure, and Primus videos. Impressive, obsessive, and sure to remind you of a really bad haircut. READ FULL STORY »
Aww, Molly the Owl, dozing quietly on the live 24-hour Web stream from her owl house in San Marcos, Calif. Aww, Molly the Owl, tending to her nest, sitting on her little owl eggs. Oh my! Molly’s owlets just hatched. Wow, this is the cutest site I’ve ever stared at for half the workday. Oh look, Molly the Owl has a visitor. That must be daddy owl, McGee. And he’s brought something to her. It looks like a…rodent? It is. A cute little rodent of some sort. Aww. And now they’re…oh my…OMG! They’re…they’re…killing the poor thing! And it’s, like, gory. Really quite gory.
Okay, still fascinating, but perhaps slightly less adorable. Nature is neat. And brutal.
That’s What Bea Said is a single-serving site of Dorothy Zbornak one-liners. And it is pure magic! Thank you, Internet, for reminding me that joy is real.
I am partial to “Well, this is a no-win situation…but go ahead, Blanche,” because I love a good DZ insult. What about you, Pussycat — I mean, PopWatchers? [via Buzzfeed]
I know this is an ad for the upcoming Tron movie, but it’s still a really fun game: How many videogame titles can you name in this little cityscape? Some are super, super easy (ahem Call of Duty), but some totally stumped me.
Do you have a big-ass message? Of course you do. Big-Ass Message is your friend. Type in your text, select from “basic” (white text on black), “magic” (seizure-inducing), “Pepsi” (with the requisite logos), or Jeopardy, which is obviously the best choice. BAM creates a url and poof! You are on your way to a fun-times single-serving site. Remember, PopWatch loves you.
Nicolas Cage: “Best Actor in the world. Oh no, not the bees.”
Ramones: “Leather jackets, three chords, glue sniffing. Made rock fun again.”
Baby powder: “Not made from ground, dessicated babies. Despite how it sounds.”
Rick Astley: “Giving you up, letting you down, running around, desertion unlikely.”
Beer: “Magic fall down juice, made with malt, hops, and yeast.”
Michael Jordan: “The world’s most famous basketball player and average baseball player.”
Harry Potter: “Fictional, troubled, orphaned teenage wizard with a thing for gingers.
Okay, PopWatchers, your turn: What’s your ten-word encyclopedia entry? Or did you find one within the TWW that you loved?
Marrying the whimsy of a five-year-old with the bonafides of a 29-year-old graphic novelist, “Axe Cop” is all kinds of silly fun. With characters like yes, Axe Cop (and his brother Flute Cop, who wields a recorder), Avocado Soldier (he’s an avocado…and a soldier!), and Uni-Baby (a baby with a horn) and Uni-man (pictured), the comic loosely follows the ragtag danger-fighting adventures of its goofy crew.
The comic started when artist Ethan Nicolle was visiting his little brother Malachai this Christmas. “When I visit, he [tells] me his ideas and I draw them sometimes, like slug scientists and robots,” the elder Nicolle tells EW. “‘Axe Cop’ just sort of exploded into something bigger.” Malachai creates the narrative, and his big brother — whose work includes the Chumble Spuzz series — gives it a traditional comic-book look.
I’m totally smitten with “Axe Cop,” PopWatchers. Are we looking at the next great comic franchise?
This is pretty cool: Dollar Van Demos is a site with videos of up-and-coming musicians performing in a Brooklyn dollar van (think of it as a low-rent taxi), mingling with real passengers. Six months after the site started, McDonalds is using Joya Bravo and Wordspit — two Brooklyn musicians straight outta the dollar vans – for nationwide commercials.
This week’s singer, Kalae All Day, sounds pretty great too. Check her out:
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