During an advanced screening of Thor: Ragnarok at a Los Angeles movieplex, talk show host James Corden interrupted the film to present a special "4D version" of it. The audience appeared annoyed by the interruption until they realized the film's actual cast was on hand to act out a condensed low-budget depiction of the movie in real life.
Chris Hemsworth, the actor who plays Thor, came out first, in a bad blonde wig. He was soon followed by Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeff Goldblum. I really don't want to tell you more than that, you should just watch it.
If you haven't seen the film, there are possible spoilers. And if you have, I think you'll appreciate this stunt even more. Read the rest
Like it or not, clowns are "in" these days. (Fwiw, I blame that new IT movie.)
Now, thanks to San Francisco clothing maker Betabrand, clowns are both "in and out."
Their "Clowna Sutra" men's shirt takes its inspiration from the Kama Sutra obviously, but features more red noses, wigs and oversized shoes than the original.
Take a look for yourself (don't miss the squirting lapel flowers and balloon dogs):
There must be some real funny business going on at Betabrand, as this silly/smutty short-sleeved shirt was actually designed by the company's own founder and CEO, Chris Lindland.
It's currently available for $57.80.
Previously: There's an evil clown donut delivery service in Texas
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YouTube star Jerome Jarre decided to have some fun on a flight to Miami, so he slipped into a silly swimming outfit in the lavatory and filmed the hijinks. After being threatened with jail, he had a little talk with the FBI. Read the rest
Today in Midwestern news, the Missouri town of Osceola has passed a resolution asking that the University of Kansas retire the Jayhawk from being the school's official mascot.
To understand why, you have to know a little about 19th-century U.S. history. Thanks to congressional compromises that allowed some new states and territories to vote on whether or not they'd allow slavery, Kansas and Missouri started fighting the Civil War about a decade before the rest of the country. Missouri was a slave state. Kansas' status was up in the air. The result was a series of cross-border battles and raids aimed at destroying free-state strongholds, retaliating against slave-state strongholds, and generally intimidating people on both sides of the fence. For a while, Kansas even had dueling free-state and slave-state capital cities, which drafted their own unilateral state constitutions and, occasionally, raided each other for official state documents.
While the "Jayhawks" are today represented by a large, imaginary bird (and/or an alt-country band), they were, originally, the free-state militia. In September of 1861, this militia raided Osceola, killing at least a dozen men and burning a good chunk of the town. And the citizens of Osceola, it seems, are still pretty pissed about this and consider the mascot Jayhawk to be an example of Kansans rubbing salt in the wound.
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Along with suggesting that KU change its team name, the resolution calls on the University of Missouri to make sure the full story of the Border War is told and not just the story of William Quantrill’s raid on Lawrence, Kan., in August 1863.