Entries Tagged as 'news'

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Local News for the Modern Audience

The latest sketch from comedy channel Rooster Teeth features local news anchors updating their reporting for today’s mobile app-driven world. In doing so their honesty pretty much puts them out of a job, because as they note, you probably find out the sports results from your buddy down the bar. Celeb news comes from Instagram.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Sasquatch Made of Marijuana Leaves Appears in Live News Shot

While reported sightings of Bigfoot or Sasquatch are dubious, there’s no doubting the creature that shows up in the background of this live news report. A reporter out in the field reporting on a snow storm didn’t realise it until she stepped out of show, but a strange form covered in marijuana leaves appeared behind [...]

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

This Derpy Alex Jones is All Kinds of Perfect

Evil Ice Cream Pictures has done the world a great comedic service by turning right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones into someone who you don’t actually mind watching. And that’s been made possible by giving the totally batshit crazy InfoWars host a derpy makeover by taking away his nose. It’s hilarious and should be the default [...]

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Google: The Year In Search 2016

The end of year is coming and so are all the end of year lists and roundups—which includes the annual look back that is Google: The Year In Search. The video, and the accompanying stats and graphs that go with it, look at what people searched for throughout the year. As such it’s a look [...]

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Bill Burr on the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

With his recent appearance on Conan comedian Bill Burr gave his two cents on the shock outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. He tells Conan that, even though Trump has been throwing around loads of outrageous policies on the campaign trail, he doesn’t think that he’ll build a wall or ban Muslims so everyone [...]

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Shanghai Disneyland Has an Amazing-looking TRON Rollercoaster

The neon-hued world of TRON is one that would definitely suit being turned into a ride at a theme park—and that’s exactly what’s happened at the Shanghai Disneyland in the Tomorrowland section of the park. People get to sit on the iconic TRON lightcycles and whizz through a world inspired by the visuals in the [...]

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Leading EU Lawyer Weighs Up the UK’s Position in Wake of Brexit

If you live in the UK you’ll be acutely aware that in the lead up to the referendum on whether to leave the European Union there was a lot of misinformation flying about. From both sides. One of the most fact-based and measured outlooks was by EU lawyer Professor Michael Dougan.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

British Prime Minister Gets Ridiculed in Cassetteboy vs The Snoopers’ Charter

The Snoopers’ Charter is a new bill that British prime minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May have been trying to pass, which will give the UK government the power to spy on people’s online browsing history, read their text messages, and basically do what the heck they want in terms of digital surveillance. [...]

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Laugh Out Loud at the Best News Bloopers of 2015

As with every year, December brings with it lots of lists and roundups but this one’s definitely worth some of your time, because it’s full of the best news bloopers, the funniest and most awkward moments from live local news broadcasts from 2015.

Friday, November 6th, 2015

The Iraq Inquiry Awakens: Official Trailer

Ever since Britain went to war in Iraq under false claims that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, the British public have wanted the then government held to account. And so in 2009 Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced a public enquiry to look at the nation’s role in the Iraq War. It’s due for publication [...]

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Insane Drone Footage Shows a Devastated Syria like You’ve Never Seen Before

Russian military journalists and war correspondents Russia Works shot this high-def drone footage of an offensive by the Syrian army on positions believed to be held by IS (Islamic State). But as well as tanks and explosions, the video also reveals the utter devastation that Syria has endured after civil war and endless fighting.