Is this the real life?
Suppose that a beloved artist/band announces that they will release a new album the day after Election Day, but only if their chosen candidate wins. Otherwise, the album will be destroyed. Let's assume that the promise is made with enough time to register to vote. Who would have the most influence? Who has the most voting-age fans who give enough of a shit to register and make it to the polls, but not enough of a shit to respect the democratic process? Beyoncé?
Beyoncé. I can't even think of anyone who would come close. Every white girl in her twenties would go fleeing to the polls, which would give the Democratic candidate a significant boost in terms of voter turnout.
In fact, if I were the Democratic candidate, I would do exactly this. I would set up a Super PAC and funnel $10 million to Beyoncé (do Super PACs work like that? Probably not), and then I would ask her to make a video to be released on midnight of Election Day, but it only gets released if I win (provided Beyoncé agrees with my liberal pledge to give every American a free puppy and institute a tax on misspelled web comments). Then I would sweep the coastal states, carry the Midwest, defeat the GOP, and Beyoncé would unleash a five-minute video of herself dancing with a chair and singing WAY too fast, and people would lose their goddamn minds. That's the kind of modern electioneering you have to look forward to in 2016. [source]
The Smiths. Sweep the Latino vote.
Wooden Wisdom should tour with Macauley Culkin's band – The Good Son Tour.
Reality Competition Idea: Celebrity DJ Showdown. Elijah Wood, Ansel Elgort, Hodor, Danny Masterson, Nick Hogan, chef Hubert Keller…
A dark reimagining of the Willy Wonka story beginning in World War II and culminating with his takeover of the chocolate factory.
The Black List is an annual survey of Hollywood's "most liked" unproduced screenplays.
I AM RYAN REYNOLDS
An inside look at the marriage, career, and mental state of 2010's Sexiest Man Alive.
Disney's The Breakfast Club
The brain = Marvel/Star Wars
The athlete = ESPN
The basket case = A&E
The princess = ABC Family/Lifetime
The criminal = Maker Studios
Mike Dallas, the multi-layered alphamale and teen dad repeating Grade 12.
Clare Edwards, the strong-willed, intellectual, compassionate, and sometimes sneaky Student Body VP who has beat cancer and is currently pregnant.
Miles Hollingsworth III, a billionaire bad-boy with charisma who was expelled from boarding school for arson who is bisexual.
Maya Matlin, a young cello virtuoso who is trying to move forward in her life after her late boyfriend's suicide.
Zoë Rivas, a former West Drive star with a passion for fashion who uses her looks, charm, and deviousness to get her way while also trying to cope with her recent sexual assault.
UPDATE: Someone catalogued every sexual assault in Degrassi history!
Lucy and Susie were sexually harassed by Mr. Colby at Degrassi Junior High School.
Wheels was almost molested in a car by a random stranger while he was hitchhiking.
Liz was molested by her mother's ex-boyfriend as a young girl.
Emma was held captive in a hotel room by a pedophile and was almost raped.
Paige was raped by Dean at a party.
Darcy was raped by a serial rapist who spiked teenage girls' drinks at a party.
Jane was molested by her father, Carlos Valieri.
K.C. was almost forced to have sex with a hooker hired by Coach Carson against his will as well as had him watching porn.
Connor was almost molested in a car by his internet stalker.
Bianca was forced into sex with Vince on numerous occassions and was almost raped by her ex-boyfriend Anson.
Clare was sexually harassed by her former boss, Asher.
Maya was sexually harassed by Neil following being cyber bullied and slut shamed online.
Zoë was raped by Luke and Neil at a party.
Tristan was statutory raped by Mr. Yates.
Winston was almost groped by Mr. Yates.
A supercut of Steve Guttenberg laughing in Meet the Santas
Troy and Abed in a Comedy Central ad for Far Cry 4!
It's like the At the Drive-In reunion. Gambino is Omar.
related: Foot Locker's Week of Greatness ads with Harden, Rose, Duncan, Cena, and Pacquiao
Pacquiao > Cena > Rose/Duncan > Harden
"My mother tries to guess the names of Smash Bros. characters."
"The Cube"—a hollowed-out block of brioche stuffed with French fries or mac 'n cheese—started off as an inside joke, a riff off the mystery boxes in Super Mario Bros. that reward players with medals or mushrooms, super leaves or fire flowers.
"We were, like, let's just have fun with this—let's stuff it with fries. Then we started getting crazy." [source]
Hammer Bros. jump pretty high for dudes carrying a bunch of hammers.
"Press F to pay respects." (Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare)
"Press A to pay your respects." (Batman: Arkham City)
"Press □ to kiss your wife stealthily." (Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor)
"Press F to cut leg." (Battlefield 4)
"Press E to jump in mass grave." (Homefront)
"Press A to make a stink pickle." (Deadpool)
"Press X to 'Jason!'" (Heavy Rain)
"Press △ to John Bender." (Ace Combat: Assault Horizon)
hat tip GamesBeat
I like the idea of re-scoring a film, but maybe not one with an iconic soundtrack. The challenge is the draw, though.
Previously on Adam Riff™: Matt, the Dog
Vance DeGeneres' life is quietly fascinating.
— Ellen's brother
— Corporal in the Marine Corps
— Originated the role of Mr. Hands in the Mr. Bill short films
— Co-founded a band with Go-Go's drummer Gina Schock
— Daily Show correspondent
— Became the permanent rhythm guitarist for Cowboy Mouth
— Now co-runs of Steve Carell's production company
I dare say this video is better than Boyhood.
What should I watch tonight:
Indie Game: The Movie, Video Games: The Movie, or Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie?
I've been thinking a lot about friendships tailing off and, heh, how to adapt that into a television series.
The protagonist is a bloke in his late 30s or early 40s. In each episode, something happens in his life that reminds him of a friend he once had, and the bulk of every episode is a flashback story. It's friendship presented through a nostalgic prism.
Idea: A team must infiltrate the mind of a blind man to extract information, navigating a world created by someone without a visual frame of reference.
Why isn't this a television show?
Idea: Stage a music festival in an abandoned shopping mall. It's like a bunch of music venues in one – an enclosed SXSW. Vacant department stores are the main stages and stand-alone stores side stages.
What if you were the only person in Las Vegas?
Oculus Rift Software Idea: Wander around a deserted Las Vegas Strip – not a post-apocalyptic Vegas, but Vegas as is in 2014.