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Moving: Cello Orchesta Performs Game Of Thrones Theme

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This is a video of Spanish cello club Cellocyl performing the Game of Thrones theme. It's very beautiful. The Game of Thrones theme really moves me. Usually to run outside and start swinging a stick around and challenging neighbors to duels. UNFAIR FACT: Some neighbors will absolutely bring a gun to a stick fight.

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Sir Ian McKellan As Gandalf Giving Advice To Students

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This is a very short video of Sir Ian McKellan encouraging kids outside a school library to study hard for their exams. Because, if you don't, SPOILER: YOU SHALL NOT PASS. That's what he says. It's cute because that's what he says to the Balrog in Lord of the Rings. That's the connection. "Jesus, we get it, GW." Hey, I was just making sure -- your mom said a lot of things go over your head.

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That's A Lot: Timeline Of 29 Upcoming Superhero Movies

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Note: Larger version HERE.

Because superhero movies are all the rage right now, this is a timeline of confirmed DC and Marvel superhero movies coming out between now and 2020, created by Dylan Todd over at Comics Alliance. There are 29 movies on the list. For reference, that's more movies than I've seen in theaters in the last 10 years. I'm averaging less than a movie a year right now. Mostly because I can't stand the crowds. But also because I keep getting busted trying to sneak my own food and drink into the theater. "Seriously?" You try walking straight with four pounds of M&Ms and a 2-liter strapped to your nuts!

Thanks to Diana K, who gets a million bonus points for mentioning she wished somebody would make a Ralf Snart movie.

Good For Your Heart: Giant Batman Face Made Out Of Bean Cans On Display At Mall

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This is the giant Batman face made out of Goya bean cans (I'm getting gassy just thinking about them) on display at some mall. I would love to take a running dive into that. Then hide in the middle of a clothes rack at JC Penney while mall security looks for me. Remember when you used to always climb around in the clothes racks when your mom took you shopping when you were a kid? Those were the days. Now going shopping it's all carrying your girlfriend's bags and telling her she'd look great in everything she holds up to herself. You really would though, honey, I mean that.

Thanks to lilco, who agrees hanging on to the handrail of an escalator from the outside and riding it as high as you can before dropping is a lost art.

Scientist Stumbles Across Puppy-Size Spider In Guyana

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This is the Goliath Birdeater spider (a member of the tarantula family) that entymologist Piotr Naskrecki recently stumbled across in the rainforests of Guyana while hunting for katydids. Factoid: On Tuesdays I go to church and pray for Mother Nature because clearly she's sick in the head and needs help. Just in case you find falling asleep at night a little TOO easy:

This furry spider is the size of a puppy, and thanks to hard claws on the tips of its foot-long legs, it makes a horrifying clicking sound when it scampers through the forest.


Every time I got too close to the birdeater it would do three things. First, the spider would start rubbing its hind legs against the hairy abdomen. "Oh, how cute!", I thought when I first saw this adorable behavior, until a cloud of urticating hair hit my eyeballs, and made me itch and cry for several days.

If that wasn't enough, the arachnid would rear its front legs and open its enormous fangs, capable of puncturing a mouse's skull, and tried to jab me with the pointy implements.

Note to self: never go to Guyana. As a matter of fact, never go to any country that even BORDERS Guyana. Or a country that borders a country that BORDERS Guyana. I actually saw a spider with a body about the size of a dime (aka too f***ing big) repelling from the ceiling of my balcony over the weekend so I opened the sliding glass door and tried to use a flip-flop to cut his line and flick him off the balcony but as soon as I made contact with the line HE DISAPPEARED. I'm afraid he's inside somewhere. Which is why I told a friend I got evicted so I could crash on his couch the last two nights.

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Because It's Halloween And You're Lazy: Emoji Masks

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These are the emoji face masks for sale from Emojimasks.com. They cost $5 apiece or $15 for the whole set. Obviously, I'm going to get the poop one. "But GW, you don't need a mask to be a grinning pile of shit." Listen you -- I'll go back to bed right this second, I mean it.

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Assemble-It-Yourself 'Zombie Proof' Log Cabins For Sale

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This is Tiger Log Cabin's £70,000 (~$113,000) Zombie Fortification Cabin (ZFC-1). That cost is just for the materials though, you have to assemble it yourself though or pay another £13,000 (~$21,000) for them to come do it for you. I suggest letting them do it though. You try putting it together yourself and that shit's probably gonna get stormed by zombies easier than the little pig that built his house out of cereal boxes.

The ZFC-1 comprises of three sections, all of which are independent from each other with two lockable doors securing each building. This means for a zombie to breach the main large section they would have to somehow breach three very securely locked doors - which even your most advance lock picker would struggle to compromise. One of the smaller buildings is a garage with secure roller shutter doors - still large enough to secure a military vehicle or getaway car. The other building comes with a built in storage unit for food to help you last the duration of the apocalypse. There is also a great place to store any other weapons you require to keep the undead at bay. The third larger building at the back has two floors (containing a bedroom, a kitchen, a living room and even a gym) as well as an upper deck to give you a 360 degree vantage point with smart slots in the decking wall to allow you to shoot at intruders in the surrounding area. In the middle of the three buildings protected by walls around the outside and a mesh roof is a small garden to allow you some outdoor time and to plant and grow vegetables.

You know what the major flaw with this thing is? Actually, a couple things: 1) there are windows to break if zombies manage to infiltrate the garden, and windows are easier to break than walls. 2) there are doors. Zombies might not be that smart, but they do recognize something that looks different. Doors should blend in with the rest of exterior. 3) It's wood. Wood is flammable. It would only take one flaming zombie to come knocking to ruin your whole day. And trust me, zombies do catch fire -- I've killed enough in video games to know that. Speaking of, what percentage of people do you think have absolutely zero concept of zombie preparedness minus what they've picked up from video games and movies? My guess is at LEAST 85%. Those people aren't going to last long. Check it: you and a small group of survivors are running from a horde of zombies, what do you do? "Blow another survivor's leg off and leave them to the zombies to buy yourself enough time to escape." Exactly. You know, you might just survive a while after all. Just not in my group, because I don't want anybody else trying to use my own survival tactics against me.

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Moving: Ziplining A Couch Out Of A 3rd Story Apartment

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PROTIP: Turn the volume down, commentary is entirely not worth it.

This is a portrait mode video (I give up) of a couple geniuses ziplining (technically not a zipline but whatever) a couch off the balcony of a 3rd story apartment so they don't have to carry it down the stairs. The video is called 'red neck couch moving', but this definitely not how rednecks move. I lived in Alabama for 10 years, rednecks move by backing their truck up to the trailer and towing it somewhere else. Me? I move the same way I always do: burning the entire apartment building to the ground and starting fresh.

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