This American Life celebrates a milestone, and a star-studded live episode of You Made It Weird

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What song do you want played at your funeral?

What song do you want played at your funeral?

Jukebox superhero: 26 songs about Superman

1. The Flaming Lips, “Waitin’ For A Superman (Is It Gettin’ Heavy?)”
Like any true folk hero, Superman—the last son of Krypton and the world’s most famous spandex-wearing crusader—has had a few songs written about him. Actually, that’s an understatement: Kal-El is a bona fide musical muse, having been referenced in…

Who was your pop-culture mentor?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg stop by everywhere, Alex Winter talks Bill & Ted, and a history of drag queens

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Arrested Development becomes the fighting video game it was always meant to be with Bluthfighter 

The guy who brought the world the Lego: Breaking Bad parody has delivered another pop culture infused video game parody video that the world will probably never get to actually play. This time, YouTuber Brian K. Anderson turned his attention to the recent resurrection of Arrested Development to create Bluthfighter, an

YouTuber Nathan Barnatt tops Capt. Lou Albano's Mario dance with his own fancy footwork

Nathan Barnatt, the slapstick comedian and dancer better known as Borat of video games Keith Apicary, combines his love for fearlessly making a fool of himself in public and gaming with a new Super Mario Super Dance video. Barnatt's public displays of dance also feature cameos by podcasters and Nerdist regulars Jonah…

The cast of This Is The End stop being polite and start marketing their movie in this Real World mashup ad 

The principal cast of the new apocalypse comedy This Is The End put together a promo for their new film for MTV that crams the concept of their movie into a faux-episode of The Real World. The NSFW video features James Franco, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride and Jay Baruchel along with former Real World: Portland roommates…

The Mythbusters created a game to be played inside the International Space Station 

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman used their legendary problem solving powers and MacGyver-esque construction skills to devise with a new way to keep the International Space Station astronauts entertained during their downtime. The Mythbusters duo spoke to Commander Chris Hadfield on their "Tested" YouTube show to find…

Josh Homme joins Nerdist, Sound Opinions revisits At Folsom Prison, and The Indoor Kids talk video games

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What piece of art would you want to memorize in order to pass it on to the members of a future generation?

What piece of art would you want to memorize in order to pass it on to the members of a future generation? 

Marah Eakin
I’m not really a sentimental person, but I have a soft spot in my heart for The Beatles’ “Blackbird.” It’s not the greatest song ever written, I don’t think, but the message—“take these broken wings…

Buzz Aldrin makes "She Blinded Me With Science" even funnier by playing a duet with Thomas Dolby 

NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin took the stage with Thomas Dolby to fill in the exclamations for a duet of Dolby's 1982 hit "She Blinded Me With Science" for the Smithsonian's recent "The Future is Here" conference. Aldrin's awkward fill-in for the late Magnus Pyke may be hilarious but it's hard to hold it against poor…

The Honest Trailer guys finally get around to sticking it to The Last Airbender 

M. Night Shyamalan's epic cinematic disaster (even by M. Night Shyamalan's usual standard for a cinematic disaster) finally gets what's coming to it in this Honest Trailer assessment from the folks at Screen Junkies. The blog's Facebook page has been inundated with requests from their fans to take down this failed…

Somebody decoded the hidden end-credits messages in It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Every episode of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia ends with a garbled piece of backwards audio—there's a different one each season. If you've ever wondered what the boys from Paddy's Pub have been trying to tell you, you're in luck. YouTube user ToN2010 took these unintelligible pieces of audio and played them…

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