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Rick and Morty Justin Roiland prank calls Joel Osteen megachurch

well, that is if you were expecting extreme awkwardness and… ok, it is really awkward.

So, without going to far into it, there is this thing called a MEGACHURCH and sadly it’s not a lame transformer, no it is a place run by a douche man named Joel Osteen that is currently under a flood of vinegar bad press for refusing to open his church to victims of Hurricane Harvey. So, the creator and star of TV’s Rick and Morty, Justin Roiland, used his guest spot on the H3H3productions podcast to prank the churches prayer line (in a voice not dissimilar from the booze fueled vitriol filled Rick Sanchez from the aforementioned cartoon.)

The result? Pure unrefined gold, and awkwardness. (more…)

Ric Flair, The Nature Boy and Wrestling Legend and Hall of Famer was hospitalized over the weekend with heart-related issues. The first reports were that this was just routine monitoring with Flair’s long time manager announcing there was no need to panic. However, this morning those reports took a much more serious tone as TMZ reported that Flair was placed in a medically induced coma to undergo a surgical procedure. (more…)

Star Wars 300 Jedi Slaughter 60,000 Medieval Soldiers

The long honored tradition of debating one thing vs another is always fun, right? Pepsi vs Coke, Marvel vs DC, tacos vs pizza; and the true fun is in the fact that the conversation is eternal, there are no finite true winners (editors note: Coke, DC Comics and tacos.)

Keeping that in mind, well… if you are the betting type, maybe hold off on making an costly wagers in the 600 Jedi vs 60,000 medieval foot soldiers fight because thanks to YouTuber SergiuHellDragoonHQ and a PC game called Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator we have the definitive winner in that match-up. (more…)

John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood) had to have his appendix removed last night and decided to live Facebook Video the experience for his fans. Most likely it was more to calm any fan worries and provide him with some fun antics to chew up the wait, that and all those wonderful drugs the doctors pumped him up with before the surgery. Check out the before and after videos below. (more…)

Every year, fans come in droves to San Diego Comic Con. Among those fans, there are those who brave the heat and wear elaborate costumes to show their support for their favorite characters. Extensive research, planning, and construction can go into these labors of love. Other times, it’s just cardboard and paint. Whatever the level of skill and commitment, one truth is clear: everyone loves cosplay! Without further ado, here are some of the cosplayers we encountered at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

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Stan Lee has just joined a very select group of Hollywood stars immortalized in the concrete in front of the TCL Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard.  The 94-year-old signed his name and then imprinted his hands and shoes in the cement pad in front of family, fans, and friends. Kevin Smith, Chadwick Boseman, Clark Gregg, Kevin Feige, and Todd McFarlane spoke at the ceremony. Check out the video below. (more…)

These days, it seems that everything is all about zombies. Okay, maybe not everything, but there is no way zombie fiction would be as popular as it is today were it not for the work of Hollywood legend George A. Romero, who passed away on the 17th of July. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead films helped to launch a genre and changed horror and science fiction forever. Before Romero, zombies weren’t really a thing. Frankenstein’s Monster was pretty much the end-all-be-all of “zombies” until the dead truly began to walk and munch on brains. Now, after Romero’s death, Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead has created a moving tribute.

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As we are now in an age where zombies are a part of the public lexicon with such shows as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and movies like Zombieland and countless others, it’s worth nothing that they pretty much wouldn’t exist without George Romero. The famed Canadian-American director gave us Night of the Living Dead way back in 1968, and it was not only ground breaking for introducing the zombie genre, but also made his zombie films talk about various issues hidden within their layers: race relations, consumerism, and militarism. The famed director is responsible for other horror gems like The Crazies, Creepshow, Monkey Shines, and the subsequent zombie sequels: Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, and Survival of the Dead.

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In June of this year, it was revealed that Rancho Obi-Wan, the home of more than 350,000 items of Star Wars memorabilia had suffered a series of thefts resulting in a loss of more than $200,000 of property. Rancho Obi-Wan not only houses the largest collection on the planet (The Guinness Book cleared this up), it also houses a complete reference collection of everything Star Wars so when Steve Sansweet, the curator, noticed the theft, he was more concerned with the loss of items than their financial value. (more…)