Fin: Happy Thanksgiving Edition

On this Thanksgiving, we acknowledge, and are thankful for: – The best bird-related pro wrestlers ever- NOT including the Fabulous Freebirds (Uproxx) – The Racket, and what could have been (Romenesko) – The return of the MST3k Turkey Day Marathon (Shout Factory) – The potential return of Blofeld, with Christoph Waltz rumored to play that more »

 Witherspoon, Kidman coming to TV in ‘Big Little Lies’ 

Big Little Lies- not to be confused with Pretty Little Liars- is coming to TV. And like True Detective before it, the show is a limited series starring a couple of established movie stars, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. According to Deadline, veteran showrunner David E. Kelley is writing the show, an adaptation of . more »

The best Twitter reaction to Ferguson: Joe Veix’s faux Times front page

On the night the grand jury in Missouri handed down a non-indictment of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, there was a lot of social media failure. People like Ann Coulter and Ted Nugent did Ann Coulter and Ted Nugent-like things. Literally as the district attorney was at the podium, more »

Fin: An “All About That Bass” question, against Twitter in the movies and in praise of The Strand

Okay, I’ll go ahead and ask: Is the Meghan Trainor song called “All About That Bass” because the curve of the bass clef looks like a butt? Or am I completely wrong on that one? They’re showing the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer this Friday in some theaters. And you won’t even have to more »

Superman dat headphone: Soulja Boy shares his headphone dream

Dr. Dre, of course, has a line of headphones. So do 50 Cent and Ludacris and many, many other rappers of note. But there’s one rapper who does not have a headphone line yet- Soulja Boy, the rapper who had a big hit with that “Superman dat ho” song (officially titled “Crank That (Soulja Boy)”) more »

Ad-supported Amazon streaming video may launch after all

Back in March, around the time of the release of Amazon’s Fire TV product, the Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon was looking to launch an ad-supported Amazon streaming service. Amazon, however, denied the report, unequivocally, minutes after publication. Now, eight months later, another News Corp-affiliated New York daily- the New York Post- has reported more »

The weekend in Cosby: More revelations, more accusers and one really terrible hot take 

Bill Cosby performed a standup gig in Florida Friday night, and in another  proud moment in the history of the Sunshine State, they gave him a standing ovation.  However, there was no more good news for Cos the rest of the weekend. More accusers came forward. The Washington Post published an extensive, airtight-seeming history of more »

Fin: The worst Cosby hot take, country music is gay and the Bravermans are bad parents

You can shut down the Bill Cosby Hot Take Olympics, become we have a gold medalist: It’s old friend Christine Flowers of the Philadelphia Daily News, a woman with much, much more sympathy and benefit of the doubt for Cosby than for any of his accusers, a number that’s now approaching two dozen. In this more »

Aereo reaches likely end, files for Chapter 11

Give Aereo credit: They managed to soldier on for six months, even after the U.S. Supreme Court essentially declared their business model unconstitutional. Now, Aereo is likely one step closer to an eventual demise, having declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. According to a letter on the company’s website by CEO Chet Kanojia: While our team has focused more »

Can your music pass the TIDAL test? 

TIDAL, the premium music streaming service that launched in the U.S. this fall, has launched a new site to test the difference between compressed and uncompressed music. The test, available at, is meant to allow users to directly compare compressed music with uncompressed, to assure that they are “achieving the most out of their more »

A to Z makes sitcom history with Bechdel Test scene 

‘A to Z‘ may be a generally mediocre sitcom that’s already been cancelled and is merely playing out the string on NBC’s Thursday night schedule before Parks & Recreation is ready to return in January. But on Thursday, the show made history, becoming what is believed to be the first sitcom ever to reference the more »

Samsung jumps into mobile video with Milk Video

Samsung Mobile has announced the arrival of Milk Video, a video discovery service that’s exclusive to Samsung’s own Galaxy devices. Content partners at launch include Condé Nast, Funny Or Die, Red Bull, Vevo and VICE. The introduction of Milk Video follows that of Milk Music, earlier this year. According to the company: “The promise of more »