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PopWatch Confessional: God help me, but I hate the LEGO videogames

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean is, technically, a very well-designed game. It’s extremely colorful. It makes funny noises. The first time you swim too far into the LEGO ocean and get eaten by a LEGO shark, you will probably laugh for a measurable second. LEGO Pirates is the latest in the Danish toy manufacturer’s series of LEGO-fied franchises, and like its brethren — LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Indiana Jones, LEGO Batman, and LEGO Harry Potter — the game wisely decides to treat its material with all the gravitas of a summer camp sketch. So all your favorite scenes from the first Pirates movie (and all your least favorite scenes from the second and third movies) get replayed by curious little block-people who speak in a guttural caveman non-language. You can break pretty much everything into little LEGO pieces, and as near as I can estimate after playing the game for about five hours, there are something like 20 million unlockable characters. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean is a lot like the other LEGO games: Cute, playful, relentlessly inoffensive.

To paraphrase Charles M. Schulz: Good ol’ LEGO videogames… how I hate them! READ FULL STORY

Even Amy Poehler and Tina Fey aren't immune to the gross magic of the Jersey Floor

Jersey Shore’s third season finale aired March 24. Does that mean the fist-pumping reality program has been off the cultural radar long enough that jokes about it are funny again? Half an hour ago, my answer would have been “No.” Then I saw the following clip from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, in which the host and a slew of guests — Abby Elliott, Rachel Dratch, and, best of all, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey — are transformed into pitch-perfect parodies of the guidos and guidettes we’ve gotten to know and loate (that’s “love and hate”) over the past year and a half. Watch the 9-minute opus yourself to hear Jimmy’s Pauly D voice and marvel at the best televised use of the Shake Weight since a certain episode of South Park, then nod sagely at Questlove’s wise words: “White people are weird.” READ FULL STORY

Teenage Vin Diesel breakdances, makes life worth living -- VIDEO

This video, which is somehow more embarrassing than the 2004 film The Chronicles of Riddick, is fast and furiously becoming my favorite thing I’ve ever seen on the Internet. [Bossip.com]


Kim Zolciak poses for terrifying pregnancy photo

Click here to see a larger photo of a pregnant Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak and her boyfriend Kroy Biermann. It’s like something out of Michelangelo, if Michelangelo was two, couldn’t draw, and enjoyed melting his work.

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Which videogame character would you date in real life?

The headline of this post might look silly, readers, but it’s fast becoming a seriously existential question for me. That’s because I’m currently playing through Mass Effect 2, possibly the kinkiest videogame since Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball. To an outsider, the Mass Effect series might seem like another space-marine game — galaxy in peril, aliens with funny heads, an endless amount of rocket launcher ammunition. But the genius of the series is the character interaction: You decide every line of dialogue your character speaks. You can even flirt with several members of your crew… and, ultimately, consummate your relationship with one of them. And, since you can play through the Mass Effect games as either a man or a woman, the replay value is extraordinary. In some cases, you can romance the same character as a man and a woman. (See what I mean about kinky?) READ FULL STORY

Donald Trump tells Fox News he's unhappy about Correspondents' Dinner roast, calls Seth Meyers 'a stutterer'

Donald Trump was the target of several jokes at this weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The tycoon has a sense of humor, of course, but when he called in to Fox News yesterday morning, he admitted that he felt like President Obama’s jabs — which compared Birther movementarians to moon landing skeptics and portrayed the Trump White House as a neon-lit pool party — might have been overkill. “I understood what I was getting into,” said the rumored candidate for president, but he noted that he “didn’t realize I would be the sole focus.” It’s important that you realize, though, that Trump wasn’t feeling bad for himself while the audience cackled at him. He was feeling bad for You. “I was thinking to myself as they were doing this that the American people are really suffering, and we’re all having a good time. I think it’s inappropriate in certain respects,” said the host of The Celebrity Apprentice, a show about plastic surgery casualties and steroid memoirists learning how to sell lemonade. READ FULL STORY

'The Fast and the Furious': Five reasons this franchise has lasted a freakin' decade

The Fast and the Furious was a movie about cool cars, hot babes, and a big bald dude with arm muscles the size of your head. It hit theaters in 2001 and made a lot of money. 2 Fast 2 Furious didn’t even star the big bald dude — Vin Diesel departed the franchise for what seemed, at the time, like a healthy movie career. The sequel did well at the box office, even though it was named 2 Fast 2 Furious, which was arguably the worst movie title ever… until The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift limped into theaters in 2006. The threequel grossed a mere $62 million domestic gross, a severe drop-off from the first two movies. But a funny thing happened on the way to the blockbuster graveyard: In 2009, the franchise ditched the definite article and reunited the original cast for Fast & Furious, which grossed a franchise-best $353 million globally. How could this happen? With Fast Five opening this weekend, let’s run down five reasons — besides the cars and the babes — why this series is still apparently growing one decade later: READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones' argument turns violent; Florida man arrested for throwing cousin into window

Remember how, when Lost was on, you used to get into a profound debate with your friends about whether Jack or Locke or Sawyer was cooler? Well, you were all wrong, because Desmond is the coolest. But you know what I mean: It’s fun arguing about our favorite TV series, especially epic shows with sprawling casts and exciting action and themes. However, when arguing about TV, it’s best to remember the golden rule: Violence is never the answer. Michael Podniestrzanski forgot that fundamental rule of engagement on Sunday: According to The Smoking Gun, the Florida native was watching the second episode of Game of Thrones with his cousin, Joshua Ross. READ FULL STORY

Cable providers: They're just not that into you.

This week, I almost broke up with my cable company. We had a big fight over a move from Venice, Calif. to Santa Monica, Calif., a distance of all of three miles. The argument was over whether or not my new apartment was Unit B or Unit D. The cable company insisted it was D. I insisted it was B. I thought I might have won the debate when the company sent a workman to Unit B to install a cable TV box, Internet modem, and telephone, but then, just like a cable company, it changed its mind. A few days later, another workman came to the building to snip my wires. When I called to ask why, I was told it was because I was in Unit D, not B, even though I was in point of fact a resident of Unit B. There were screaming matches over the phone (with me doing all of the screaming; the cable company operator mostly listened) and at one point I even threatened divorce and marriage to a competing cable service.

Of course, most people have a love-hate relationship with their cable provider. READ FULL STORY

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