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Kode9 remixed a bunch of old Japanese video game themes and you can hear one right now Kode9 remixed a bunch of old Japanese video game themes and you can hear one right now

Following up on a 2014 docuseries from Red Bull Music Academy, Scottish DJ Kode9 did a very good job shining a light on the composers responsible for scoring old Japanese video games with Diggin’ In The Carts, a 2017 compilation of relatively obscure, but foundational ‘80s and ‘90s tracks.

Twin Peaks: The Return to be thoroughly discussed in a live, 18-hour charity podcast Twin Peaks: The Return to be thoroughly discussed in a live, 18-hour charity podcast

For anyone still waking up hearing the reality-bending scream that ended Twin Peaks: The Return, an upcoming, ridiculously long podcast is here to help soothe your mind. Over the course of 18 goddamned hours, film critics Darren Mooney and Andrew Quinn will raise money for the Irish Cancer Society’s annual Daffodil…

Allow the gamer grandma to soothe your weary soul with Skyrim book readings

Most of the people who record themselves playing video games for YouTube suck ass. They shriek in exaggerated terror when playing horror games, narrate videos like amphetamine-IV’ed game show hosts, and yell racial slurs when not foisting far-right ideology on their viewers.

Let's talk about the atrocious Forrest Gump sequel that was nixed due to 9/11 Let's talk about the atrocious Forrest Gump sequel that was nixed due to 9/11

It should come as no surprise that Forrest Gump, the Oscar-winning 1994 movie about how a bumbling white guy shaped modern America, was going to have a sequel. After its success proved that audiences were willing to accept a dim Southerner who unwittingly stumbles into the era’s most defining moments, a follow-up was…

It's 2019 and Fox News would really like you to remember an old Thatcher quote about socialism It's 2019 and Fox News would really like you to remember an old Thatcher quote about socialism

Fox News, fear-mongering hyenas feasting on the corpse of human decency that they are, are very upset by the concept of addressing wealth inequality in America. Latching onto the term “socialism” as a catch-all for their fear, misunderstanding, and outrage regarding the idea that a functioning society might want to…

Terrified of change, Toy Story fans are losing it over Andy's new face Terrified of change, Toy Story fans are losing it over Andy's new face

Toy Story’s human boy, Andy, is back for the latest installment of the series and he looks, well, different. After watching the fourth movie’s trailer and seeing his strange, mid-’90s CG face now altered into something less immediately horrifying, fans have had strong reactions to the latest sign of change coming to…

Innocent Sesame Street question somehow reveals which Muppets the internet wants to eat most Innocent Sesame Street question somehow reveals which Muppets the internet wants to eat most

“Desert island” questions are classic conversation starters. They prompt discussions on favorite books and albums, idle “what if?” scenarios about how your friends would approach a life-and-death scenario, and force reflection on what people value most in life. Ask someone a desert island question and you will learn…

Let's get nostalgic for Vincey Masters: Born To Be A Karate Meister, whether it exists or not Let's get nostalgic for Vincey Masters: Born To Be A Karate Meister, whether it exists or not

The late ‘90s and 2000s were a dark time for mainstream comedies. After the success of American Pie, studios seemed interested in greenlighting only also-ran teen sex comedies, complete with marquee gross-out scenes, and more Rob Schneider movies than any population is able to healthily tolerate. It was a time where…

The Alien Vs. Predator saga was almost resolved over a game of football The Alien Vs. Predator saga was almost resolved over a game of football

Those wacky Aliens and Predators sure love fighting each other. Neither content with starring in their own, often very good films, the two murderous extraterrestrial species have knocked heads in comics, games, and movies, the last of which are so bad even Sigourney “Ripley” Weaver herself found their existence…

Guy raises thousands of dollars to mercilessly parody Cards Against Humanity

Chances are, you’ve played Cards Against Humanity. Over the last decade, the Apples To Apples-style card game has reached saturation status as the go-to activity for people who like to giggle into their hands at purposefully offensive jokes without having to actually come up with them on their own. If you, like many,…

Hawkeye's dumb new haircut is the Avengers: Endgame hero we deserve Hawkeye's dumb new haircut is the Avengers: Endgame hero we deserve

Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye, the unwanted youngest child of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is back for next month’s Avengers: Endgame. On its own, this is not particularly surprising: With the franchise down so many characters, every superhero, D-list or otherwise, is needed for the next big superhero showdown.

Lamb Of God and friends drown out Westboro Baptist morons with an army of kazoos Lamb Of God and friends drown out Westboro Baptist morons with an army of kazoos

The only appropriate response to the Westboro Baptist Church, the Christian sect infamous for its neon-signed hate protests, is to ridicule them. Their gatherings are hollering celebrations of homophobia, transphobia, racism, and every other conceivable form of bigoted thought, displayed on cardboard signs carried by…

Fan-made trailer embraces the dramatic potential of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

Plans to remake, rework, or otherwise revive The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air have been messy for years. Will Smith, who once said the sitcom would come back “pretty close to when hell freezes over,” also posted support for an animated take on the show around the same time a trademark application was filed for the phrase…

Lori Loughlin's college scam achieved every parent's dream: Getting their child an Amazon partnership Lori Loughlin's college scam achieved every parent's dream: Getting their child an Amazon partnership

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, so desperate for less-full houses that they allegedly resorted to the oh-so-American crime of scamming college entrance processes for their children, are not exactly masters of subterfuge. Still, that doesn’t mean that at least one of their kids, Loughlin’s daughter, Olivia Jade…

Here's Mitt Romney blowing out his birthday candles one by one, just like a real human boy Here's Mitt Romney blowing out his birthday candles one by one, just like a real human boy

There are so many reasons to feel upset when thinking about Mitt “Mittens” Romney, but, for today at least, let’s just zoom in on one specific thing: his absolutely bizarre approach to blowing out birthday candles.

The actor who played King Joffrey reflects on pissing himself while filming Reign Of Fire The actor who played King Joffrey reflects on pissing himself while filming Reign Of Fire

Jack Gleeson, the actor best known for playing Game Of Thrones’ petulant monster-boy, King Joffrey, seems like a perfectly nice person. He’s heavily involved with charity, is effortlessly funny in interviews, and is also the kind of guy who, when talking to Vulture about his career, has no qualms about talking about…

Goose, the cat from Captain Marvel, is the star of a new, very nice meme Goose, the cat from Captain Marvel, is the star of a new, very nice meme

The writers, director, producers, and publicists behind Captain Marvel have done a lot of work to position their new movie as the story of a superpowered human being. Despite their best efforts, though, the internet understands that, really, everything in the film unrelated to its most notable character, an alien cat…

Gaze upon the forsaken wardrobes of movie premieres past Gaze upon the forsaken wardrobes of movie premieres past

We value fashion at The A.V. Club. While other websites fawn over momentary trends, we dig through history to unearth timeless styles, helping you find new looks inspired by occasions as artistically momentous as the 1995 Indiana Jones Adventure opening.

A detailed history of '90s butt cuts unearths links to Disney princes, gender theory A detailed history of '90s butt cuts unearths links to Disney princes, gender theory

Back in the ‘90s, a 13-year old boy wasn’t truly cool unless he had a single pierced ear, a pet snake he fed mice to in front of his friends, or that floppy, center-parted ‘do referred to as a “butt cut.” These first two lifestyle choices required the help of parents, but there was nothing stopping any young go-getter…

Please enjoy some bizarre police reports in animated form

The sort of language used by government officials—stiff and matter-of-fact—can, under the right circumstances, be hilarious. Official-ese descriptions may work well enough to summarize break-ins or issue parking tickets, but the terms used in, say, court transcripts or police reports often fall flat when confronted…

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