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Stop Motion Movie Legend Ray Harryhausen Is Dead At 92

Posted 5/08/2013 6:15 am by

When he was 13 years old, Ray Harryhausen and his childhood friend Ray Bradbury went to see the film King Kong at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.  From that one experience, a preteen mind was blown and a career was launched.  Ray Harryhausen was enthralled with the giant ape and began making his own films […]

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Fuel Barge Explodes On Mobile River

Posted 4/25/2013 6:00 am by

It’s easy to take things for granted when you work with inflammable materials all day long.  So many work places feature chemicals that could potentially be a fire hazard, and that’s not even considering the massive amounts of gas cans, old paint, oil, and other fire-worthy chemicals around the home.  Even the experts aren’t immune to accidents. […]

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Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Killed; One Still Loose

Posted 4/19/2013 6:00 am by

One dead police officer.  A carjacking.  A high-speed chase involving guns and explosives.  One suspect dead and one still on the loose.  Terrorists with military experience.  Overnight, the Boston Marathon bombing went from a terrorist plot to something out of an 80’s action movie as the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects embarked on a renewed […]

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Fox Bans Family Guy Episode

Posted 4/18/2013 6:00 am by

The Fox Network is no stranger to courting controversy.  Indeed, one of their star show is Family Guy, a show about a baby trying to murder its mother and conquer the world that features an alcoholic dog, a moron, a shrew, terrible kids, and a whole town full of weirdos, misanthropes, and other repugnant sorts […]

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Boston Marathon Hit By Explosions, Two People Dead

Posted 4/15/2013 9:00 pm by

Usually marathons are a place for fun.  People run, either professionally for prize money, in costumes for charity, or just because they can.  If there are any troublemakers, it’s usually an isolated case getting naked in the street.  However, all that changed today.  Two bombs went off just 50 and 100 yards from the finish […]

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Rutgers Coach Mike Rice Under Fire For Practice Violence

Posted 4/03/2013 6:30 am by

Once upon a time, Bobby Knight and his disciples ruled the college basketball world.  They were rude and dismissive to reporters and students, and physically violent and mentally abusive towards players.  In particular, Knight was legendary for this, throwing chairs, grabbing players, threatening to whip players, calling them every name in the book, berating anyone […]

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Dancing Sea Lion Is The First Animal With Rhythm

Posted 4/03/2013 5:30 am by

When you set a video to music, you want to find a song that’s appropriate for what’s happening in the scene.  When it’s some kind of dancing animal, you typically have to match the song to fit the critter’s movement, since animals typically aren’t good dancers.  It was widely believed that animals can’t dance because […]

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“The White Man’s Perspective” On College Basketball

Posted 3/29/2013 6:30 am by

College basketball is a strange place.  Given the multiple amounts of games, especially during the NCAA Tournament, means there’s a lot of time to fill.  Pregame shows, postgame wrap-ups, halftime shows… they all need talking heads.  Hence, you get some guys who make bad jokes, such as during the pregame show for the Miami versus […]

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Hockey Goalie Scores A Power Play Goal

Posted 3/22/2013 6:00 am by

There are some very rare situations in the hockey world, but a goaltender scoring a goal is the rarest (even more rare than an NHL off-season without a lockout).  Even rarer is when a goalie scores a power play goal.  NHL goaltender Martin Brodeur has reached a lot of milestones in his 21-season career as […]

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Robert Morris Knocks Off Top-Seeded UK In The NIT

Posted 3/20/2013 6:15 am by

Tiny Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, doesn’t have a storied basketball history.  In fact, the school has only one NIT win in their college’s history, but it’s a doozy.  Last night in the opening round of the National Invitational Tournament, Robert Morris upset the top-seeded University of Kentucky 59-57.  That’s Robert Morris’s first […]

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Iron Man 3’s Official UK Trailer Revealed

Posted 3/06/2013 7:30 am by

Whenever Marvel releases a film, it’s an event.  Marvel’s characters are so iconic, so well-done, so omnipresent in popular culture that it can’t help but raise a firestorm of attention when Marvel slips a new trailer out into the world.  When you’re returning to the character that started off the Marvel Films version of the […]

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Basketbrawl Erupts During Pacers-Warriors NBA Game

Posted 2/27/2013 6:30 am by

With six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and the Indiana Pacers leading 95-85, the Golden State Warriors were fighting hard for a comeback win.  Sometimes that desire to win can manifest itself in frustration, and frustrations spilled over into violence at Indianapolis’s Bankers Life Fieldhouse.  During the Pacers-Warriors game, a brawl between players spilled […]

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Meteorites Slam Into Russia, Injure 1000

Posted 2/15/2013 10:30 am by

If there’s ever a country where people are immune to strange things, it’s Russia.  From purple snow to the expected crazy videos captured by the ubiquitous dash cameras in the country’s automobiles, Russians are a hearty people basically immune to fear.  However, it’s not every day that space tries to kill you.  Meteorites struck a […]

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TV Stations Warn Of Zombie Attack

Posted 2/13/2013 6:30 am by

With zombies wrapping their skinny, cold fingers around the throat of popular culture, zombie warnings have become a very popular prank to play for hackers and otherwise pesky folks looking to have a little fun.  Traffic signs in Arizona and Austin, Texas, have been targeted, but now the zombie hackers are getting bolder.  Some television […]

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Elder Scrolls Online Launches Beta Test Sign-Ups

Posted 1/23/2013 6:00 am by

Bethesda Softworks/Zenimax has been producing video games for a very long time, recently celebrating the 20th anniversary of their groundbreaking Wolfenstein 3D first-person shooter.  However, today the focus isn’t on the past, but on the future.  The best-selling Elder Scrolls games have made Bethesda a mint, but the company is looking to expand its reach […]

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“Gangnam Style” Has A US Finale

Posted 1/01/2013 12:15 pm by

Psy and Rebecca Black have one big thing in common.  Their US fame is based off of the strength of one song and video.  For Psy, it’s the inescapable “Gangnam Style,” whose daffy video and dance have turned the 35-year-old South Korean into one of pop’s biggest stars thanks to Billboard success and the most-watched […]

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Sleeping Tennis Fan Awakened By Player Throwing Ball At Him

Posted 10/05/2012 7:00 am by

Personally, I don’t know how anyone can be bored at a tennis match.  From the epic meltdowns to the crazy outfits and trick shots, even the longest tennis match in the world is a fascinating, edge-of-the-seat experience for me.  Maybe it’s just me, and maybe I’m just a tennis fan at heart.  However, a fan […]

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Adele’s Epic Bond Theme Debuts

Posted 10/05/2012 6:30 am by

It has to be tough to bring together people to make a theme for a James Bond theme song.  It seems that since the glory days of Shirley Bassey warbling to Mr. Goldfinger, the themes have been a little… hit or miss.  Duran Duran made their song a huge hit, while recent efforts by Madonna […]

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Nicki Minaj And Mariah Carey Fight On Idol Set

Posted 10/03/2012 6:00 am by

The rumors of conflict between new Idol judge Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey were overblown, right?  Well, no; turns out, those feud rumors were perfectly true, and that friction between the two women judges was exposed in public at an American Idol audition in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey had a vicious […]

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Flight of the Conchords Release New Charity Single

Posted 8/28/2012 6:30 am by

It’s been a long time since there has been any new magic from Flight of the Conchords.  The New Zealand-based comedy duo of Bret McKenzie and Jermaine Clement shot to fame thanks to their hilarious novelty songs, their brilliant television series on HBO, and their great music videos, concert tours, and general hilariousness.  That’s a […]

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San Diego Fireworks Prematurely Ignite

Posted 7/06/2012 6:30 am by

Every year since 2001, the people of San Diego have traveled down to the water front of San Diego Bay for the Big Bay Boom, a massive community fireworks display for the 4th of July.  However, this year, the crowd of expectant San Diegans got a huge bang for their buck, but not the 17 […]

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Happy 4th Of July From PopFi!

Posted 7/04/2012 9:30 am by

The Fourth of July is a great time to get together with family and friends.  There’s barbecue, games, and most importantly, fireworks.  Now, fireworks are great, but they can also be kind of dangerous.  After all, it’s basically tiny, colorful explosives.  Where there’s fireworks, there’s fireworks safety; where there’s fireworks safety, there’s the Preventor.  The […]

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Book Trailers: The Last Policeman

Posted 7/03/2012 6:45 am by

Apocalyptic fiction has been around as long as fiction itself has.  People are naturally fascinated about the end of the world, the end of days, the last of humanity… it’s been a hot topic in movies this year, from Seeking a Friend for the End of the World to Melancholia and even farther back to […]

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Mr. Rogers Gets Autotuned

Posted 6/08/2012 6:00 am by

Normally, when someone or something gets autotuned, it’s an individual getting turned into a music video without his consent or knowledge.  That’s not how PBS does things.  Instead, PBS goes to the mash-up artists directly and asks them to get their ‘tune on.  Taking a cue from the Muppets, PBS and the Fred Rogers Company […]

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Musical Google Doodle Honors Bob Moog

Posted 5/23/2012 7:30 am by

I’m not going to pretend that I understand the thing that Bob Moog invented and perfected in the 1950’s and 60’s, but it is an awesome machine.  Dr. Robert Moog, AKA Bob, passed away in 2005 but Google is honoring his legacy with an awesome musical Google Doodle that recreates the complexity and possibilities of […]

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The Great Gatsby Trailer Is… Great

Posted 5/23/2012 7:00 am by

Leonardo DiCaprio and Baz Luhrmann are two crowd-pleasing forces when separate, but when you combine them you get star-making.  Their 1996 team-up Romeo + Juliet made stars out of DiCaprio and Claire Danes, and since then both have gone on to some pretty big things.  Well, they’re reuniting for a big budget, flashy version of […]

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Kate Upton Is Too Hot For YouTube

Posted 5/03/2012 6:30 am by

Kate Upton is one of the most famous models in the world.  Her bikini-clad figure was displayed on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, and that was the moment she went from being a working model to being a celebrity model.  Since then, videos of her goofing around in bikinis (or just in […]

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Metta World Peace Elbow-Smashes James Harden

Posted 4/23/2012 6:30 am by

With a new name and a new outlook on life, Ron Artest AKA Metta World Peace was supposed to be a new man.  He’s always been a conscientious guy, but he was going to be a better teammate, a better player, and an overall better person.  However, with one cheap shot last night, he may have […]

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The Most Successful Kickstarter Project Ever Is A Watch

Posted 4/16/2012 7:30 am by

The modern day smartphone is an awesome invention, but sometimes there’s just too much going on.  Too many apps, too much information, too many things on the screen.  Sometimes, you just need simple information delivered in an easy-to-read way.  That’s what the Pebble is for.  Basically, the Pebble is a smartphone accessory in the form […]

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Blake Griffin Posterizes Pau Gasol

Posted 4/05/2012 7:30 am by

There’s a reason the Los Angeles Clippers have turned the City of Angels into Lob City.  Blake Griffin, for all his faults as a basketball player, is a freakish athlete with incredible jumping and dunking skills.  While he’s not much of a shooter or free-throw hitter, he can slam a dunk home with the best […]

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