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This Week's Top Comedy Video: I Did Nothing This Weekend

Video: Here’s hoping you did something more exciting than what these two were up to this weekend.


Watch Ian McKellen Be Bitchy In PBS' Wonderfully Cruel 'Vicious'

Video: Vicious is a quirky sitcom starring Sir Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi, who play Freddie and Stuart, a very cranky gay couple who trade insults at each other all day long. It’s a bit jarring to see these two classically trained actors throw jabs like “rotting corpse” and “big bitch” at each other and they rarely ever leave their musty town home, but the predictability of it works in its favour.


The New Stormtrooper Helmets For Star Wars: Episode VII

The new Star Wars hardware keeps trickling out. This is the new stormtrooper helmet, an updated model that looks way more modern but also less menacing than the original one. The left one is an actual unit in a warehouse. The right one is a render. They look nice but I have a question for all of you.


How A Mysterious British DJ Made Me Love The Beach Boys Again

I started listening to The Beach Boys when I was about five years old. They inform my taste in music to this very day. But like most things we loved in childhood, I lost track of The Beach Boys. Nearly forgot them. Then I heard this track by a DJ and producer named Bullion, and it took me right back.


Remember When Bill Murray Starred In Great Movies?

The other day I was informed that Bill Murray’s son used to cook at a restaurant around the corner from my house. Apparently he looks just like his dad, and it made me sad that I never sent my compliments to the chef. And then I remembered how disappointed I am about Bill Murray’s career lately.


OKCupid's Human Experiments, Revealed

Video: OKCupid is in some hot water after people found out it performs “experiments” on its users. But how bad is it really? The free dating website’s CEO is here to explain exactly what’s going on.


Antiques Roadshow Appraised My 2008 Toshiba TV

In June, Antiques Roadshow visited Birmingham, Alabama, my home for the last three years. I don’t own a Tiffany lamp or a 19th century Chesterfield sofa. I do, though, have a flatscreen television that’s ancient by consumer electronics standards. So that’s what I brought to be appraised.


A Look At The Sub That Took James Cameron To The Bottom Of The Sea

James Cameron showed us new worlds in films like Avatar and The Abyss. So it’s no wonder that the filmmaker would want to explore the one we actually live in. Deepsea Challenge 3D chronicles his journey to the greatest depths of the ocean — thanks to an incredible sub that Gizmodo recently had a chance to see up close.


Watch All Of Jaws Get Summarised In A Hilarious 60 Second Animation

Video: Our attention spans aren’t what they used to be so 1A4Studio is basically doing God’s work when they summarize classic movies in less than 60 seconds. This time, they draw all the important parts of Jaws in one fun squealing animation sequence. We might need a bigger animation.


This Week's Top Comedy Video: How To Spell My Last Name

Video: People with last names like “Smith” or “Jones” will never understand this pain.