Netflix He-Man reboot hews close to original formula
Given the wild success of its She-Ra reboot, I'm surprised its revival of He-Man sticks so close to the early-80s original (and the brief turn-of-the-century revival). Variety, with the exclusive, makes clear the promise that not much has changed beyond our hero being "a bit...
Hilarious video: Impatient doggo tells owner to "hurry up" by honking car horn
Kevin, the antsy Aussie pup in this video, wonders what is taking his human so dang long at the kindergarten drop-off. Perhaps a few honks on the car horn will do the trick. Posted on Facebook by user Alicia Wakely....
Cyberfrunk 2077: what if Frasier was cyberpunk?
Major Frasier created this powerful tribute to Frasier and Cyberpunk 2077. I hestitate to even attempt a description beyond that, but I did ask what was up with them. The reply follows:I make a lot of Frasier-inspired art over on my Instagram @major.frasier a "leaked" Frasie...
Watch small plane parachute to safety near Denver after midair crash with second plane
Two small planes crashed into each other in midair as they were about to land at a regional airport near Denver, Colorado. Miraculously, nobody was hurt. One plane crashed to the ground, breaking into two pieces (photo below), while the other plane used a parachute to make a...
Wisdom Tree holds your books' place
Avid readers, forget bookmarks*. Here's a classy way to hold your place in the books you're reading. It's called the "Wisdom Tree" and it's also a lamp. This wood nightstand topper stacks up to five books separately. Pre-order now from Bookniture for an early August ship dat...
Apple fires misogynistic employee just hours after he was hired
Antonio Garca Martnez might hold the record for being Apple's shortest-term employee. He was shown the door just hours after joining the company when his fellow employees delivered a petition to Apple upper management citing misogynistic passages from his Harper Collins 2016...

Boys attack and rob 80-year-old Asian man, then 11-year-old drives them away in stolen car
An 17-year-old and 11-year-old boy were arrested in San Leandro, California for slamming an 80-year-old Asian man to the ground and taking his wallet. They then jumped into a car they had stolen and drove away with the 11-year-old behind the wheel.From the San Francisco Chro...
Snotty JetBlue passenger used blanket as tissue, fined $10,500
A maskless gentleman aboard a JetBlue flight who blew his nose into a blanket and was abusive to the flight crew now knows the price for exercising "muh freedoms!" on a plane: $10,500, That's how much the FAA is fining him for his selfish and disgusting behavior. The inciden...
Q darling Marjorie Taylor Greene accosts AOC
Apparently Marjorie Taylor Green went and did a performance art screamy-yelly thing as Rep. Ocasio-Cortez walked away. CNN:Ocasio-Cortez left the House chamber late Wednesday afternoon ahead of Greene, who shouted "Hey Alexandria" twice to get her attention.Two Washington Po...
Words of wisdom from Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's legendary CEO
[This is from my Substack newsletter, The Magnet – Mark]Satoru Iwata (1959-2015) was Nintendo's beloved fourth president and CEO. A new book,Ask Iwata, collects interviews with him to form a short business autobiography. I don't normally read business books, but once I start...
How thousands of players explored a shared virtual world a quarter of a million rooms big, using nothing but pencils, paper, and postage stamps
The latest issue of Aaron A. Reed's excellent50 Years of Text Gamesnewsletter looks at Monster Island, a play-by-mail game from 1989. The mailbox squeaks open, and the teenager's eyes light up: amid the junk mail for parents is a bulky envelope from a company called Adventur...
Hey Republicans! Feeling guilty for blaming Trump on the insurrection? Try this miracle drug, Insurrectigone
Q: "Are you a Republican who regrets blaming Trump for the January 6th insurrection?" If you answer yes to this question, "Then you need Insurrectigone!" Watch this hilarious ad, brought to you by The Daily Show, that shows us how this powerful drug instantly transforms the ...
Watch: Lawyer Lin Wood says "Trump is still the guy the military will call for the code"
Lin Wood states that Trump is still the president and that the military would call on him "for the code if they need a first strike." He also states he believes Trump signed the Insurrection Act in secret. pic.twitter.com/8eA5e1VPER— PatriotTakes xf0 x9f xf0 x9f (@patriottak...

Fun trailer for the Indiana Jones movies you've already seen
Honestly, I think this Indiana Jones trailer is enough Indiana Jones for me today. I will gladly wait for the 5th film and hopefully be able to see it in a theater, but I have enough copies and re-releases of Raiders, Temple of Doom and Last Crusade. I do not need the other ...
Study shows COVID-19 causes erectile dysfunction
Research has determined that the COVID-19 virus can hang out in the male penis and cause erectile dysfunction long after the initial infection. World Journal of Men's Health:Our study is the first to demonstrate the presence of the COVID-19 virus in the penis long after the ...
Space travel can literally shrink your heart
A recent paper from the scientific journal Circulation, "Cardiac Effects of Repeated Weightlessness During Extreme Duration Swimming Compared With Spaceflight," has published new findings on the impact of space travel on human hearts. When astronaut Scott Kelly returned to E...
Rough day for Crypto prices
A bitcoin mining rig. (screenshot)After Elon Musk turned on Bitcoin, so goes the market. Bitcoin lost about 20% of its value in a few hours before recovering to rest about 12% down, reports CNN Business. Julia Horowitz writes that it's bad news for Crypto in general, with si...
Tesla stops accepting bitcoin, citing environmental impact of crypto
Tesla CEO Elon Musk yesterday announced that the carmaker would no longer accept or trade bitcoin, citing its environmental impact. Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin are generated by computers performing mathematical busywork referred to as "mining" and the energy used by thi...
Bodycam footage from cop beaten up by Trump supporters during Capitol riot
DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone was attacked by Trump supporters during Jan 6's capitol riot. They stripped him of his gear and began tasering him repeatedly, and he suffered a heart attack. CNN obtained the footage from his bodycam. Though indistinct, Fanone's...
Fantastic trailer for The Green Knight
Last year's unsettling but understated teaser for the forthcoming movie The Green Knight, starring Dev Patel as Sir Gawain, came and went without much comment as Covid spread and theaters shut. But the new trailer released this week is more "epic fantasy" than "whispering ho...

Simple camera trick for cooler photos
Maybe you knew this one already and have been doing it for years, but I tried it and now I have a new option when taking pictures with my phone. I used an iPhone but I'm sure as long as your phone has the panorama feature to your camera yours will work just as well. Flipping...
University president resigns after plagiarizing speech
Bob Caslen. Screenshot via FacebookThe president of the University of South Carolina resigned Wednesday after it was reported that passages from a weekend commencement speech were plagiarized from another speech by the former head of US Special Operations Command. Bob Caslen...
This mini massage gun delivers percussive muscle therapy in a handheld, cordless unit
Unlike the impact of vibration therapy which applies regular, consistent contact to sore areas that the body ultimately acclimates to quickly, percussive therapy oscillates around toward the most targeted areas, applying pressure to tense muscle tissue. For athletes, that me...
Watch: Weather report gets weird when hit with a trippy technical glitch
Meteorologist Jennifer McDermed was giving a weather report on Fox 9 in MinneapolisSt. Paul when she began to multiply on screen. Each replica was seconds off from her neighboring clone, making for quite a trippy scene. McDermed lost it, laughing uncontrollably as she tried ...
How to turn a broken dishwasher into a synthesizer
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic soundsHi, everyone, welcome back to the show. This week we remember Bob Fass, who passed away on April 24th (the first night we re...
Turn summer viewing on its head with 7 deals on Kodak projectors and accessories
Projection technology has advanced to the point where even a solid recent vintage projector can serve as a brilliant addition to your home viewing options. And now that we're all starting to get out of the house again, you can tech up with a portable or even pocket-sized pro...
Watch high speed stacking \xe2\x80\x93 and toppling \xe2\x80\x93 of over 1,000 Jenga blocks
According to his timer, it took this Hong Kong-based Jenga stacker, "MengaMan," around 11 hours to complete this upside down mountain of 1,512 (so he says) Jenga blocks all which balance on one vertical block. (At 120x the speed, it takes us just one minute to watch.) It's j...

Wormhole is a file sending site with end-to-end encryption
Wormhole is a file-sending site with end-to-end encryption: drop the file and off it goes, with a link you can share. It's the work of Stanford lecturer Feross Aboukhadijeh, who wanted to replace Firefox Send (previously at BB), which was shuttered late last year. I got tire...
Reviled Bush associate to step down after 20-year reign of terror
Ellen DeGeneres is ending her talk show, reports Variety, after its current contract ends. Ellen's show has been in production since 2003, but in recent years it acquired a reputation for its foul treatment of staff and she for her fawning treatment of George W. Bush.DeGener...
A fascinating Mustangs vs Messerschmitts explainer
An excellent animated explainer covering the first fighter jet, Nazi Germany's Me-262, the revered long-range fighter escort of the European theater, the P-51D Mustang, and some of their known engagements. Airplanes back then were generally beautiful things, especially for w...