Welcome to the Daily Roundup, a once-a-day dump of anything interesting, goofy or otherwise I find or hear about around the internet.
Vice-Presidential candidate Paul Ryan has a hissy fit.
An extra bulky roundup today, given the weekend and my laziness on Monday…
- The Oatmeal warns you: your cat might just be a serial killer.
- Korean phenomenon Psy had a ‘thank you’ concert in Seoul, and 80,000 people shut the city down. Meanwhile, he tells NME that his next single will be in English.
- Major porn site PornHub is donating money to breast cancer research for every video watched. Just about the finest piece of shifting the moral landscape I’ve encountered, and I love it.
- SoundCloud user 8corp has compiled a short EP of four great Childish Gambino (a.k.a. Donald Glover, Troy from Community) mashups. They’re all great, but the best mashup I heard today might be The Melker Project’s mashup Me and My Bitch Are Never Getting Back Together. Notorious B.I.G. seems to mashup well with everything. Probably helps that he has the best flow of any rapper, like, ever.
- One of my favourite subreddits is /r/facepalm, which chronicles some of the dumbest and most aggravating things seen on users’ Facebook newsfeeds – basically, things that make you facepalm. User bodmon submits probably one of the biggest facepalms I’ve seen in some weeks, simply titled: “Facebook philosophers, PLEASE STOP“:
- The boys from Mythbusters show that with a little bit of quick thinking, Jack and Rose certainly could have both squeezed onto that famous door at the end of Jame’s Cameron’s Titanic.
- An infomercial host fainted, and her co-host went right on with the advertisement.
- A bunch of cool-looking films had trailers released recently:
- Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones star in Broken City, set to be released early 2013. Director Allen Hughes is relatively unknown, but the trailer looks pretty rad, and those three stars ain’t nothing to sniff at. [Trailer]
- A gritty, raw drama about a man struggling to find his footing after the mother of his young son dies. Looks sad, but looks good. It’s called The End of Love. [Trailer]
- The First Time is a romantic comedy that doesn’t actually look terrible. [Trailer]
- IMDB calls Movie 43 “an ensemble comedy intertwining different tales.” Usually that concept would scare me, but when that ensemble includes Elizabeth Banks, Emma Stone, Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Kristen Bell, Sean William Scott, Richard Gere, Naomi Watts, Halle Berry and Gerard Butler (who apparently plays a midget), then this film has officially caught my eye. [Trailer]
- On a slightly different note, Bruce Willis is in another Die Hard film. This one’s called A Good Day to Die Hard and I MUST WATCH IT. [Trailer]
- Two songs of the day for you today: Child of Lov’s debut single, “Heal” is great, and has a super funky video clip. No video clip for Crystal Castles’ new single “Wrath of God“, but it’s rad nonetheless.
- Obligatory cat picture.
- Lady of the day is Modern Family star Julie Bowen. Ms Bowen also starred in Weeds and Lost as well as a childhood favourite, Happy Gilmore. She is also very good looking. I will always secretly like her more than everyone else’s favourite from Modern Family, Sofia Vergara. Crazy part is, Ms Vergara is actually third on my list from that show, behind second-placed Sarah Hyland, who is thankfully 22 years of age, significantly older than the character she portrays. Oh, I’m sorry, did I just sneakily dole out three ladies of the day? Oh, me.