Apps | 8 after-work apps to melt your stress away
Recipes | Panera Bread broccoli cheese soup – with how-to videos
Video | Dancing with my baby-me
Websites | Earthporn – ultimate landscape & animal photography collection
Movies | Django Unchained – the script and intriguing tales about the production, director, writer, cast
Humor | Wonderful cute/funny baby puppy love fest
Video | Baby And Cat In Snuggling Nirvana
Movies | Django Unchained – the script and intriguing tales about the production, director, writer, cast
This one is pretty weird and funny. You know how awful it tastes when something is just a little too sour for your liking? Well, it seems like these dogs know just how you feel. Especially puppies. This video is an amazing mashup of dogs considering, licking and then FREAKING OUT over some seriously sour fruits.
A winning combo of a creative and cute concept with dancing babies. It’s a fantasy of seeing yourself dancing with you as a baby looking back at you through a reflection.
So your brutal workday is over and you’re ready for some great entertainment. Good news, there’s plenty of great apps out there designed to make sure you have fun.
Earthporn is a series of breathtaking pictures that capture the brilliance of our magnificent planet, nature and life.
This is the epitome, the very definition of dogged determination. This pooch is totally convinced a statue of a man is actually alive and has to play fetch with him. Must play!
Django Unchained was directed by Quentin Tarantino who also wrote the Oscar winning script. The movie received five Academy Award nominations with Christoph Waltz taking the Best Supporting actor award.
Panera Bread broccoli cheese soup recipe with chopped broccoli, shredded carrot and select seasonings simmered in a velvety smooth cheese sauce. How-to video for the soup recipe and baking for bread bowl.
Humor | Video - babies laughing at dogs
CompilarizTV put together an excellent supercut of adorable babies laughing their huge little heads off at their rambunctious dogs.
Humor | New Yorker animated cartoon – will robots ever replace man
If they do, women will have nothing to gain.
Humor | Video - a bawdy collection of the best news bloopers
Hilarious and bawdy collection of the best local news bloopers including one with super model Kate Upton.
Humor | Comic essay - My Dog: The Paradox - lovable discourse on man's best friend
This ode to the furry, four-footed, tail-wagging bundle of love and unbridled energy frequently dubbed man’s best friend is from Matthew Inman, #1 NY Times best-selling author.
Humor | Video - 19 people having a worse day than you
#2 Anyone who lost to themselves while arm wrestling
Humor | Dilbert animated comic – Cloud of Doom
Flirting with a big spark.
Video | Further Up Yonder – exquisite timelapse space images
Italian student filmmaker Giacomo Sardelli used thousands of photographs taken by astronauts in space and made an exquisite time-lapse video called Further Up Yonder.
Scripts | Argo – with intriguing tales about the director, writer, cast, production
The Argo script was written by Chris Terrio, based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine article “The Great Escape,” by Joshuah Bearman.
Apps | 10 you need to assist your workday productivity
These 10 apps perform both simple tasks, such as managing your to-do list, and complex ones, such as allowing you remote access to your computer.
Photography | Alex Koloskov – photographer and liquids magician
Alex Koloskov is a photographer in Kiev who creates amazing images with liquids. Check out the wonderful photos by this splash master.
Podcasts | Science Friday – science, technology, health, environment news
Science Friday is a weekly discussion of the latest news in science, technology, health, and the environment hosted by Ira Flatow.
Recipes | Panda Express Orange Chicken with how-to videos
Panda Express Orange Chicken recipe is a dish inspired by the Hunan Province in South Central China. It is prepared with crispy boneless chicken bites, tossed in the wok with their secret sweet and spicy orange sauce.
Websites | Animal Wellness Foundation – health care & homes for dogs & cats who need them
Since my wonderful vet started this foundation, I can personally vouch for it’s stupendousness. If you don’t have time to read this, just click HERE and your Facebook “like” is magically transformed into a $1 donation.
Scripts | Lincoln – with intriguing tales about the production, cast, writer, director
The “Lincoln” script was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner, based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals”. Kushner, Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis discuss the making of the film.
Video | Animal Odd Couples – touching friendships between species
These skillfully shot videos reveal fascinating, touching and quite unlikely cross-species friendships in the animal kingdom.
Apps | Pocket – saves articles, videos or pretty much anything for viewing later
With the excellent app, Pocket, you can save articles, videos, etc, directly from your browser or from apps like Twitter, Flipboard, Pulse and over 300 others. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet, or computer so you can view it any time, even offline.
Photography | Mystical forest images by Boguslaw Strempel
In that brief window of time when the foggy remnants of night clash with the rays of early morning sun, photographer Boguslaw Strempel positions himself atop high mountain peaks to capture these beautiful landscapes.
Recipes | Starbucks Eggnog Latte – with how-to video
With this Starbucks eggnog latte recipe, you can savor the holidays with a rich espresso beverage that’s complemented with subtle holiday spices, steamed milk and topped with nutmeg.
Hanging out with Oscar-winning director Errol Morris, I learn the “serious” filmmaker is actually a fun goofball. Morris has been my doc hero for many years and his latest film, TABLOID, is superb.
One of the best movie apps is from the Internet Movie Database. Among its entertaining functions, like listing an actor’s filmography and movie trivia, IMDB has a very good showtime section.
Comedian Jay Mohr and a rotating cast of his hilarious friends regale you with tales and conversation covering every topic imaginable on his podcast Mohr Stories.
Are you ready to ride the cardboard bike? This video shows how Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni created a functioning cardboard bicycle. Ride on!
The Descendants was directed by Alexander Payne. The script by Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash is based on the novel of the same name by Kaui Hart Hemmings.
Here’s a great recipe for the Cheescake Factory’s classic pumpkin cheesecake, and one of their fine chefs also reveals his secret recipe for pumpkin cheesecake pops.
Video | Baby twins rock out to dad’s guitar & millions laugh
This is one of the cutest videos I’ve seen and apparently over 11 million people agree. The viral video of these two babies is short and sweet, and if you need a smile, it’s a treat.
Podcasts | Slate’s Political Gabfest – jocular, incisive discussion about politics
Slate’s Political Gabfest podcast aims to recreate the kind of informal and irreverent discussions Washington journalists have after hours over drinks.
Apps | BigOven – 250,000 recipes, your grocery list, menu plans & much more
The Big Oven app is a great demonstration of why recipe apps can be better than recipe books. It lists over 250,000 recipes, with a powerful search engine that offers many options for finding a recipe you’d like.
Podcasts | The Bugle – weekly satirical news by comedians John Oliver & Andy Zaltzman
The Bugle is one of my favorite comedy podcasts. You may know Oliver from his job as a correspondent on John Stewart’s The Daily Show and his various specials on Comedy Central.
Scripts | The Dark Knight Rises – with intriging tales about the production, cast, director & writer
The Dark Knight Rises is a film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan and the story with David S. Goyer.
Recipes | Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup – tasty and easy with how-to video
This delicious recipe for Olive Garden’s chicken gnocchi soup is made with roasted chicken, traditional Italian dumplings and spinach.
When your dear smartphone is lost, Plan B, Find My iPhone and other apps can reunite you. Check them out now before it’s too late.
A highly skilled and crazed racing car driver is cut loose on the streets of San Francisco and allowed to perform a lot of fun and insane driving. High quality filming.
Viddy is a smart phone app for editing and sharing mobile videos. This app is a simple way for anyone to capture, beautify, and share short videos with the world.
Fresh Air, the Peabody Award-winning broadcast, is one of NPR’S most popular programs. I’ve been a fan of the podcasts and it’s host Terry Gross for years.I highly recommend it.
Did you know the screenplay was based on a true story? It indeed was and I found that reading this fun script helped uncover amusing dialogue that was drowned out by laughter during the screening. Enjoy.
This recipe for Red Lobster maple glazed salmon and shrimp is a Pacific Northwest-inspired combination of fresh salmon and skewered jumbo shrimp, fire-grilled and topped with a maple and cherry glaze.
Podcasts | Dana Gould Hour – the most creative and funny comedian podcast going
I’ve listened to plenty of podcasts by comedians and the “Dana Gould Hour” is the funniest, most creative and the best produced one out there.
Video | Animation | Eyeoneye – imaginative fuzzy felt animation explores the human universe with Andrew Bird’s fine song
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Apps | Layar & Junaio – “augmented reality” apps add digital information to the real world around you
Augmented reality covers the many ways of adding digital information to the real world around you, using a smartphone’s camera. It’s clever and very futuristic, but you can still try it out now easily with the Layar and Junaio apps.
Video | TV | Top 10 “Curb Your Enthusiasm” moments
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Websites | Harvard Business Review – informative, thought provoking essays that ain’t boring
The Harvard Business Review site has an excellent blog stuffed with fine articles, breakthrough ideas and commentary from the leading thinkers in business, management and humanity.
Recipes | Applebee’s Mozzarella Sticks – full deliciousness but fewer calories with this low-fat version
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Get ready to be amazed by this range of insane and/or gutsy moves by humans defying gravity.
Stephen Meierding’s entry into the “Bike Shorts” film competition features bikes as creative musical instruments.
Easy to follow video shows a few tricks to impress your friends, and maybe even put cash in your pocket.
Well done and visually creative animation abstraction from Takuya Hosogane.
Tired of driving in circles? Have a meeting downtown and can’t find parking? Want to reserve a spot ahead before heading out to your favorite restaurant? Now you can with the Parker app.
No knowledge, no musicians, no instruments, no money, no problem. Well, plenty of problems actually, but that didn’t stop Armand, a poor guy who comes up with the crazy idea to create an symphony orchestra in war-torn, dirt poor Congo.
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This feature screenplay, INSIDE THE GAME, is a comedic adventure fantasy infused with magic, heart and damn scary thrills. A fairy tale mashup.
After being sucked inside a kid’s computer game, a family can only return home if they win the game–which entails outwitting classic fairy tale characters, fighting killer beasts, and the wicked fairy they’re playing against–all before the laptop’s battery dies and they perish along with it.
INSIDE THE GAME takes place in a computer game called Fairy Tale Land and is a comedic adventure fantasy infused with magic, heart and damn scary thrills. What, you don’t think fairy tales are scary? They’re sissy baby stuff?
Hah! Let’s see if you make it out alive when you’re trapped in a small cottage with three hungry and very pissed off bears who want to rip you a new one for eating their porridge and busting up their fine furniture. Oh, and you’re also trapped in a ludicrous too tight dress with Goldilocks’ curls fused to your skull. This is the family’s first game challenge in the deep dark scary forest and dad bravely, kinda, faces it.
And it only gets worse. Much worse. Can you say man-eating ogre and fire breathing dragon?
But that ain’t all. Besides the bizarre killer creatures trying to annihilate them, the poor family must also play against their opponent, Vileena, the most wicked, disgusting and vile fairy in the history of history. Hell, she would send Darth Vader screaming into the night.
But it isn’t all brave heroic feats of derring-do you have to do. Nope. You gotta have brains and be clever with ‘em. Besides the role playing tasks, you score points in this wacked out game by outwitting and out guessing what the eccentric fairy tale characters are going to do before they do it. Or you have to figure out what objects they’re going to want to trade for. There’s no money involved, just crazy trades, favors and plots.
Perhaps the Three Little Pigs demand something in Little Red Riding Hood’s cottage. This, of course, means dealing with that killer Wolf. There’s actually a logic to everything, but it’s a twisted kaleidoscopic logic that’s a challenge to decipher and changes from one fairy tale to another and in different sections of Fairy Tale Land and I’m getting a headache just thinking about it. Let’s just say it ain’t predictable and it’ll twist your brain with a corkscrew and keep you guessing and on your toes. But the heart at the heart of this story isn’t found in the exciting game–it’s found in the family. A frayed and fractured modern family who are at the breaking point just before they get zapped inside. Thusly, we have a couple of the most compelling themes in story telling unfolding here: the classic journey back home, and a family’s rediscovery of their love for each other, as they learn to work together again as a caring team. There are also morals and wisdoms hidden amongst the fun, but don’t tell anyone. Hmm, kinda like they do in fairy tales, now that I think about it.
As I was saying, before rudely interrupting myself, this family, the Millers, were being pulled apart by the all too familiar pressures and distractions of today’s hyped-up-always-on-online-modern life. The three Miller siblings are constantly fighting and bickering and teasing, or even worse, totally ignoring each other’s very existence.
Maya, 5, extends an olive branch by asking her sister to play the Fairy Tale Land game which was recently improved by her new little friend, Alice, an alien (more on the sweet alien family later). But her sister won’t even glance away from her own computer, and Maya complains “but you’ve been Facebooking for hours and hours. Play with me a minute.” No way.
Maya goes to her brother, but he’s hypnotically chained to his multiplayer Xbox Live and is slaughtering his online Halo3 nemesis playing in China. Maya shoves her laptop in his face, but he just pushes it away and doesn’t even notice her game is now bulging right out of the freaking screen!
And dad is the worst. He hit the big 5-uh-oh!, and is having a mid-life melt down. When he’s not at a gym trying to prove he’s still Superman, he’s down in his dungeon music studio trying to rekindle his rock god dreams. Instead of spending quality time with his family, he’s playing with online musicians like ShredChick69 and mom isn’t happy about that in the least.
And poor mom is working as much overtime as possible to try to make ends meet and nobody is connecting with nobody no more and this family is just falling apart at the seams.
Then they get zapped inside the game where if they don’t learn to work together again, they’ll surely die. So that’s a decent incentive, don’t you think?
Say, did I mention the Millers have to score 100 points to get out of the game and expert Maya has never scored more than 33 points? So the odds say they’ll die. Say, did I mention that even as they begin to get a handle on playing this loony game, the characters begin to morph and become untethered independent thinkers because the organic alien electronics in the laptop are kinda Pinocchioizing everyone?
Oh, I forgot to tell you about the sweet alien family vacationing in the colorful Vermont countryside. Well there’s no time now. This wacked synopsis is way longer than regulations say a synopsis should be for the short attention span consumer you probably are.
So you’ll just have to read the story yourself, won’t you, my pretties? Yep, there’s no time to tell you about the family’s ally, Mother Goose, who is probably insane but the amazing thing is —
Inside The Game script
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