Subliminal penises and other bizarre FCC complaints about TV's MythBusters

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MuckRock spotlights some of the complaints -- some utterly bizarre, others downright stupid -- filed with the FCC by viewers upset with MythBusters. My favorites are the one about the subliminal penis spotted in an explosion and a "near hate crime" against the Catholic Church:

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Hear David Bowie's new song for European TV crime drama

David Bowie composed a dark, haunting, and excellent new track, "Blackstar," for the title sequence of The Last Panthers, a European crime drama launching in November. I can't wait to hear the whole song!

Directed by Johan Renck, The Last Panthers stars Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahim, Goran Bogdan, and John Hurt. It premieres on Canal+ and Sky Atlantic on November 12.

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New X-Files trailer

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"They police us, and spy on us, and tell us it makes us safer," said Mulder. "We've never been in more danger." Read the rest

Watch this absolutely bizarre tribute to The Simpsons

Yoann Hervo's "Weird Simpsons VHS" is just that. (YouTube) Read the rest

Watch the Ramones guest star on "Sha Na Na" (1979)

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In 1979, the Ramones were special guests on novelty 1950s nostalgia band Sha Na Na's TV variety show. In this bizarre skit, the Ramones play in a Family Feud parody gameshow called "Greasers Feud." More context over at Dangerous Minds: "Sha Na Na Feud with the Ramones" Read the rest

Get Smart, the complete series

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This weekend I'll be watching Max, Fang, 99, and the rest of CONTROL keep the world safe from KAOS ...and loving it!

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BBC TV host is very excited about this Blue Whale that just showed up

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“I can see it now!”

Baratunde joins The Daily Show

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The author and longtime internet forward-thinker joins The Daily Show as their “supervising producer for digital expansion.”

Tales of the Gold Monkey, another lost tv treasure

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Join a former flying tiger, his awesome dog and a Grumman G-21 Goose as he explores the south Pacific, fights Nazis, and has a broken relationship with a pretty singer/spy. This should have been my life, not a one season tv show you've never heard of!

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Yvonne Craig (Batgirl and the green alien girl on Star Trek) RIP

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Yvonne Craig, the first and best Batgirl on television who also played the green-skinned alien Marta on the original Star Trek episode "Whom Gods Destroy," has died of breast cancer. She was 78. Before becoming an actor, Craig was a professional ballet dancer. On Batman, she performed all her own stunts. She also dated Elvis Presley who was her co-star in two 1960s films.

(Hollywood Reporter)

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Watch Stephen Colbert's emotional goodbye to Jon Stewart

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"We are better people for having known you." Read the rest

Is bad CGI ruining movies? A nuanced critique

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It's an age-old complaint about video games and films: bad graphics make them suck. But plenty of classic entertainment holds up even if the effects don't. RocketJump Film School examines the issue in a brisk overview. Read the rest

Watch this reporter scared stiff on live TV

Photobomber scares the wits out of a TV reporter in downtown Los Angeles. Read the rest

Breaking Bad fans, Jesse Pinkman's house is for sale: $1.6 million

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"Meth lab not included."

A fucking interesting history of swearing on television!

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I distinctly remember my glee as an 8-year-old watching Hawkeye say "Son of a bitch" on M*A*S*H in 1979, the first time that phrase was used on US television. Read the rest

X-Files was inspired by Chris Carter's observation of alien abductees' hypnosis

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In the early 1990s, Harvard psychiatrist John Mack studied hundreds of people who claimed to have been abducted by aliens and wrote multiple books about his research. He invited Chris Carter to sit in on one of Mack's regression hypnosis session with a self-proclaimed abductee, an experience that Carter says informed his vision for the X-Files. Read the rest

Breaking Bad themed coffeeshop opens in Istanbul

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Just don't ask your barista where they store the cash.

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