Fox & Friends host explains the Matrix, poorly

On Sunday, Elon Musk tweeted about taking the Red Pill, which Ivanka Trump enthusiastically retweeted as "Taken!"

The Matrix co-creator Lilly Wachowski offered the perfect response to this:

On Monday morning, Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt tried to explain the origins of the red pill meme, which has been hijacked by the alt-right despite being created by two trans women.

You could take the Blue Pill if you wanted to go back home or you wanted the story to end. You could take the Red Pill if you wanted to continue on to Wonderland.

To be fair: in The Matrix, Morpheus does say, "You take the blue pill...the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill...you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." Because the character is speaking metaphorically to Neo about the fact that the world we know is a digital simulation and we're all just factory farmed batteries to feed evil robots.

It's not clear if Ainsley Earhardt understands this distinction. Read the rest

Watch Neo hide from Lundbergh

This classic mashup of The Matrix and Office Space holds up, so ICYMI, enjoy this well-edited clip of Neo hiding from Lundbergh while taking a call from Milton. Read the rest

Is this "base reality"? Probably not, say some

The Westworld reboot and Elon Musk recently renewed interest in "base reality," the concept that one true reality exists, and everything else, including possibly this reality, is a simulation of some sort. Now some billionaires are funding the search for an escape. Read the rest

A slow motion camera reveals what happens when a hammer hits a mirror

In the words of Neo, “Whoa.”

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Second Wachowski sibling, Lilly, comes out as a transgender woman

The Wachowski Sisters. Deal with it. Read the rest