After inspiring wave after wave of disaster films, climate change has finally created its first wave of film disasters. Though films have been affected by climate-change-altered weather in the past, the “trend” seems to have been codified this year. The Wrap reported today on how unpredictable weather from global warming —mostly a notable lack of snowfall— has negatively impacted a number of high-profile films this year, including Everest, which was released in September and Quentin Tarantino The Hateful Eight. Alejandro Iñárritu’s The Revenant, which opens December 25, spent $10 million chasing snow-covered locations.
In the terrifying future caused by global warming, we’ll all have to learn how to cook bugs. Those of us who cannot tolerate such a thought will have to trust insect-friendly chefs like David George Gordon, aka “the bug chef,” who has already (allegedly) perfected how to make bugs delicious.
Gordon shared some ideas for Thanksgiving-themed bug dishes with Popular Science, as well as few of his latest recipes including “three bee salad” and “deep-fried Tarantula.”
If you though bugs-giving was disturbing, here’s an even more upsetting thought… There could be a “Secret Hitler” standing right next to you right now, hiding in plain sight. That’s the premise, more or less, of Secret Hitler, the new card game by Max Tempkin, creator of Card Against Humanity. Secret Hitler, which was announced earlier this year, is available for pre-order on Kickstarter starting today.
The rules are similar to the card game Werewolf or, more commonly, that non-card-based camp standard Mafia: Two political parties —liberals and facists— jockey for supremacy. No one know who is who, exactly, so it’s up to the Secret Hitler to gain the other players’ trust and get named “Chancellor,” even as “liberal” players try and identify him.
According to the Kickstarter page, Max Tempkin’s Secret Hitler is expected to ship to backers in April, 2016.
There’s nothing more awkward than accusing someone of being Hitler in disguise. Nothing, that is, except middle-school boys hugging each other.
The video above shows 14-year-old Lucas Etter breaking the world record for solving a 3×3 Rubik’s Cube, which he completes in less than five seconds.
As GQ points out, that five seconds is followed by a full minute of his friends and classmates congratulating him. It makes you wonder whether baseball teams practice how to storm the field in case they win the World Series.
I take it back. There is nothing more awkward than listening to “Cherry Pie” in mixed company. Or in public. Or alone, even. As part of a week-long series writing about songs about pie, the AV Club‘s Alex McCown sings what praises he can for song based on “least subtle food metaphor possible.”
“It should be taught in introductory English classes as a means of explaining metaphor,” McCown explains, “because it renders the concept in language a particularly dim rutabaga could understand.”
Ok, so there are no praises, really. But at least it’s funny.