‘Game of Thrones’ Robert Baratheon Didn’t Deserve His Throne

Perhaps the most important theme of both the Game of Thrones TV series and the George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels it’s based on is the critique of monarchies, particularly the kind of absolute monarchies found in the show’s medieval societies. While some are significantly more noble than others, all the various kings and queens who claim Westeros’ Iron Throne throughout the series eventually become corrupted by their pursuits of power, except for poor, doomed Tommen Baratheon (Callum Wharry and Dean-Charles Chapman), who was manipulated by so many different factions that he barely held any real authority, despite nominally being king. Continue reading

Footage Of 1920’s Paris Gets Restored And Remastered

These are two videos of Paris circa the 1920’s that have been restored, stabilized, colorized, and remastered at 60FPS. The first predominately features famous buildings and monuments, and the second one more human activity. They were a trip to watch. To think that this was captured over 100 years ago. Wow wow wow. Now I know what you’re wondering, and yes, I was able to spot several time travelers in the footage. They were relatively easy for me to spot, but I have a trained eye. Just one though, the other is lazy and I get accused of staring at boobs a lot. Continue reading

Christopher Walken Was Slashed From This Classic Horror Movie’s Sequel

When looking at the most iconic horror villains, names like Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface, and Ghostface might come to mind. Before any of them, however, was another scary bad guy who wore a different kind of mask. In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock changed horror forever with Psycho. Along with Peeping Tom, which came out the same year, Psycho was the first ever slasher. It’s not a gory film with a high blood count, but a psychological thriller with the double shocking twist involving the death of its heroine, Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), and the reveal that motel owner Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) is the actual killer. Over two decades later, Hollywood came calling for a sequel. Anthony Perkins was originally uninterested in making Psycho II. Undeterred, Universal turned to Academy Award winner Christopher Walken. But in the end, Perkins returned to play Norman and Walken moved on. So what changed Perkins’ mind? Continue reading

Absolutely Insane Taekwondo Flipping & Twirling Board Break

This is a video of taekwondo practicioner minsungimdang demonstrating his insane skill with a flipping and twirling jumpkick that absolutely devastates four boards. That poor wood! Of course I say jumpkick but he’s actually launched into the air by two helpers. Regardless, dude is basically the fifth ninja turtle. Plus I like how he has his shirt tucked in. Guys wearing tank tops act all hard, but it’s the guys with tucked shirts who’ll really feed your own ass to you. Continue reading