We’re just going to post it straight up from the press release, no editing:“In the new animated comedy series Mike Tyson Mysteries, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets… by solving mysteries! Armed with a magical tattoo on his face and a trusty associate by his side — a talking pigeon — if you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner. The series incorporates live-action appearances featuring Mighty Mike himself, and the gloves come off as the former heavyweight champ and his fowl-mouthed partner gear up for weekly adventures as they put unsolved mysteries — like how to defeat a super computer at chess or why a famous author/werewolf can’t finish his novel — down for the count. Animated quarter-hour from Warner Bros Animation.” (photo by Brian Birzer/via Wikimedia Commons)
Today in videos that will blow your mind: This is called a “Hyperlapse,” a time-lapse video built with a number of camera movements. This would be cool on its own (the process is generally very time-consuming), but the really awesome part is this: It was created using publicly-available Google Streetview data. There’s even a tool that helps you make your own. The results are rad in that way that few things are. I’m gonna stop talking now. Just watch.
The latest brilliant idea to come out of We The People website is this petition suggesting that lawmakers should be required to be more transparent about their financial backers by wearing logos of their corporate “sponsors,” just like the NASCAR drivers do. As of Thursday evening, it has accrued more than 9,000 of the 100,000 signatures it needs to be formally addressed by the White House. GOOD magazine previously explored this idea with photoshopped mockups of New York Senator Charles Schumer and Florida Senator Marco Rubio donning logo patches of their contributors on their suits.
It’s 2002, and your name is Jimmy Tamborello. You’re looking for a singer to fill out your electronic project, tentatively named “The Postal Service.” And the Sub Pop Records dude is holding auditions. Here’s what happens … according to Funny or Die. (Special treat: Weird Al covers a Postal Service song in this.)
In case you’ve never heard it, here’s “Sugar Man,” the Rodriguez song that built the legend of “Searching for Sugar Man” — the winner of the Best Documentary. Rodriguez, despite being the main subject of the film, didn’t go to the Oscars because he didn’t want to take credit from the filmmakers’ work. Which, if you’ve seen the film, you totally get.
Eli, we think you might be onto something. Our marketing department worked a little photoshop magic to bring your dream to life. We’ll be sure to pass this on to our product designers. Thanks for sharing your ideaon Jalopnikand for being a BMW fan.
Trying to get over the flu?Skip the chicken soup and grab a pint of “influenza sorbet,” the bourbon-infused frozen treat from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams loaded with stuff designed to help clear your passages. And despite the name, it is not influenza-flavored. Though we’re sure the Maker’s Mark gives it a kick.