We have Da Vinci Code's Dan Brown to thank for this online archive of the world's largest occult library

Say what you will about Dan Brown’s virtues as a novelist, but the Da Vinci Code author has now cemented himself as a true patron of the (forbidden) arts forevermore. By donating to Amsterdam’s Ritman Library, also known by the much cooler name of the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetic, Brown has helped make possible…

Celebrities post old chain letter hoax en masse, proving they're as bad at the internet as your parents

All of us ordinary people living in our hovels, collecting dirt into our hands, and spitting on it to sculpt model houses of the kind we’ll never be able to afford, often feel as if we’re impossibly far beneath the rich and powerful celebrities who dominate our culture. Fortunately, sometimes things happen to remind…

Norman Reedus' digital piss is both a "weapon" and a "key" in Death Stranding

Death Stranding, the upcoming game from Metal Gear Solid designer Hideo Kojima, has been a source of bafflement for several years now. Its trailers have shown digital versions of actors like Norman Reedus, Léa Seydoux, and Mads Mikkelsen hanging out with babies in weird tubes (and human throats), munching on bugs, and…

Sir Anthony Hopkins, actor and Commander Of The Order Of The British Empire, just wants to play piano, pet cats

Wealth and power make people do wild stuff. From Bono, that true man of the people, reportedly spending $1,500 on an airplane ticket for his hat to Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio enjoying private, drunken dinosaur skull auctions, there’s no shortage of ridiculous stories of what celebrities with deep pocket books…

It's time we returned to this Pizza Hut ad starring none other than Mikahil Gorbachev

The Cold War involved many periods of terrifying nuclear brinkmanship and proxy wars that raged throughout the world, taking unnecessary lives and destabilizing nations all over the globe with imperialist meddling. All of this could have been avoided if only the West knew that they could deploy the mediocre taste of…

Amazon's fleet of Twitter drones are here to assure you that their company is great, everything is fine

By all accounts, working at an Amazon warehouse is a hellish job. Over the years, countless reports have detailed brutal conditions that involve constant observation, inhumane physical demands (including a quota structure that discourages using the bathroom), and, to ensure no pesky sense of hope creeps into this…

Thanos and burritos are both inevitable in this excellent Mexican restaurant ad

When, for better or worse, a film manages to dominate the global cultural consciousness to the degree of Avengers: Endgame, it’s only a matter of time until its iconography and most memorable lines are co-opted for other purposes. For the most part, this results in co-branding deals that give us shit like Yoda-headed…

High Maintenance's Ben Sinclair has a couple hundred YouTube videos he'd like to show you

It’s hard to imagine Ben Sinclair’s High Maintenance character—a weed delivery guy known only as...The Guy—ever having the time or desire to sit down and watch an entire movie. His time, as those who’ve watched the show know, is occupied entirely with criss-crossing New York City on his bike and having conversations…

It is time to meet the "zombie snail," which is somehow even worse than it sounds

As anyone who’s watched a few episodes of Planet Earth knows well, the natural world is filled with a seemingly endless supply of biological horror. Weird fish and creepy reptiles coexist with strange parasites and fucked-up bugs, living out their lives in bizarre ecosystems. Because there has to be a silver lining…

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