August 2020

Uncle Roger hilariously takes on Jamie Oliver’s ‘disgusting’ egg fried rice

YouTuber Uncle Roger went viral last month after reacting to BBC presenter Hersha Patel’s deeply upsetting rendition of egg fried rice — a dish so disturbing it made him put leg down from chair. Now he’s back again, this time offering commentary on Jamie Oliver’s version on the dish. Unfortunately, it seems Oliver is also an advocate for draining rice. “This video, so many sad thing happening,” despairs Uncle Roger, speaking on behalf of Asians… Read More »Uncle Roger hilariously takes on Jamie Oliver’s ‘disgusting’ egg fried rice

First trailer for ‘The Stand’ teases the pandemic apocalypse, Stephen King style

CBS All Access just released the first teaser for 10-part miniseries The Stand, based on the post-apocalyptic fantasy novel by Stephen King. In The Stand, groups with opposing ideas of what society should be clash in the wake of a deadly pandemic, leading to significant repercussions for humanity’s future. The book was originally released in 1978, but its themes are unsettlingly relevant to 2020. The Stand‘s 30-second trailer doesn’t give away much, mainly featuring people… Read More »First trailer for ‘The Stand’ teases the pandemic apocalypse, Stephen King style

Lady Gaga showed up to the VMAs in all the most Lady Gaga face masks possible

Face masks are a crucial weapon in the fight against the spread of coronavirus. But if you’re Lady Gaga, they’re also a weapon in the fight against being boring. You didn’t think Mother Monster was going to come to the MTV Video Music Awards to serve you a plain square of fabric, did you? No, Ms Stefani Germanotta came prepared. She stepped out onto the VMAs’ distanced drive-in stage to accept Artist of the Year,… Read More »Lady Gaga showed up to the VMAs in all the most Lady Gaga face masks possible

Hubble captures the remains of a dead star, a gorgeous orange space ribbon

Space is pretty. As the Hubble Space Telescope nears the end of its long-running mission, photo releases like this one are a constant reminder of how much we benefit from having an up-close view of deep space. The beautiful orange ribbon you see above is the remnant of a dead star that exploded in a supernova some 10,000 to 20,000 years ago. From our perspective here on Earth, the exploded star once resided in the… Read More »Hubble captures the remains of a dead star, a gorgeous orange space ribbon

And now Triller is trying to buy U.S. TikTok, report claims

If you can’t beat ’em, buy ’em. That appears to the thinking of Triller, a U.S.-based “social streaming” app, which according to Bloomberg teamed up with an asset management firm in an attempt to buy TikTok for $20 billion. Or, more specifically, to buy parts of TikTok for $20 billion.  Those parts include TikTok’s U.S., Australian, New Zealand, and Indian components — locations where the ByteDance-owned company ran into various legal troubles, faced security concerns, and… Read More »And now Triller is trying to buy U.S. TikTok, report claims

Dave Grohl is in an adorable remote drum battle with a 10-year-old

Not even a pandemic can stop Dave Grohl from doing that thing where he highlights young up-and-coming performers. In fact, Twitter might be the perfect platform for an extended drum battle. It started on Aug. 17 with a tweet. Nandi Bushell, a 10-year-old drumming phenom whose skills have caught the attention of Lenny Kravitz, admitted that it’s her dream “to one day jam with Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, and all the Foo Fighters.” The tweet… Read More »Dave Grohl is in an adorable remote drum battle with a 10-year-old