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This looks pretty awesome. Pretty damn awesome.

YouTube - TRON LEGACY - Official Trailer #3

Man, you know it's bad when George Takei calls you a douchebag.

YouTube - George Takei Calls Out Anti-Gay Arkansas School Board Member

All right! Damn Interesting blog is back! And here's a doozey: The humble banana. Didn't know it was a sterile hybrid, sort of a mule fruit. I thought God designed it for us (haha).

The banana plant is a hybrid, originating from the mismatched pairing of two South Asian wild plant species: Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. Between these two products of nature, the former produces unpalatable fruit flesh, and the latter is far too seedy for enjoyable consumption. Nonetheless, these closely related plants occasionally cross-pollinate and spawn seedlings which grow into sterile, half-breed banana plants. Some ten thousand years ago, early human experimenters noted that some of these hybridized Musa bore unexpectedly tasty, seedless fruit with an unheard-of yellowness and inexplicably amusing shape. They also proved an excellent source of carbohydrates and other important nutrients.

Damn Interesting â.¢ The Unfortunate Sex Life of the Banana

Thanks for bringing it all into perspective Jon!


YouTube - Jon Stewart's speech at the Rally For Sanity.

Michael Shermer talks about skepticism, pareidolia, hidden lyrics in Led Zeppelin songs, and Katie Melua's cute nerdiness.

Michael Shermer on strange beliefs | Video on TED.com

  The Rise of Bat Boy

A cool podcast from Skeptic magazine on Batboy and the Weekly World News.

In the pantheon of American monsters, only one truly dominated the newspapers of the 1990s. Checkout lines everywhere were haunted by the bald-headed, wide-mawed visage of Bat Boy.

What was Bat Boy, and where did he come from? The MonsterTalk team interviews cartoonist Tye Bourdony, a former employee of the Weekly World News. Bourdony shares his insights about Bat Boy and the rise and fall of the famous tabloid paper.

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If the banana is proof that god exists, what does the durian prove?

YouTube - Intelligent design: In conversation with Derren Brown

  The Charleston

Apropos of nothing, here's some awesome Charleston dancing.

YouTube - charleston style

And by good, I mean fucking awesome! Holy crap!

Murder by crows....

YouTube - BioShock Infinite: Gameplay trailer

  Sym-Bionic Titan Trailer

Genndy Tartakovsky made Star Wars cool again with his Clone Wars cartoon. Now he's bringing the magic back to giant robots.

YouTube - Sym-Bionic Titan Trailer [NEW]

Han's a proper badass in this one. Luke's a whiny, incompetant brat.

YouTube - Snub Fighter (Star Wars Re-edit)

Part of a 4 minute short that didn't get used in the film.

Adult Swim Video : Promos : Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation

No, I am not shitting you. This is real.

YouTube - H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival Los Angeles - Promo

  The Neo Lebowski

Morpheus patiently explains The Matrix to The Dude.

YouTube - neo lebowski

Or something to that extent.

YouTube - Scott Pilgrim: The Last Airbender


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