I hope Apple Arcade makes room for weird, cool shit

Apple Arcade seems purpose-built to make room in the market for beautiful, sad, weird, moving, slow, clever and heartfelt. All things that the action, shooter and MOBA-driven major market of games has done nothing to foster over the last decade. I had a chance to play a bunch of the titles coming to Apple Arcade, which launched today in a surprise move for some early testers of iOS 13. Nearly every game I played was fun, all were gorgeous and some were really, really great. A few I really enjoyed, in no particular order: Where Cards Fall — A Snowman game from Sam Rosenthal. A beautiful game with a clever card-based mechanic that allows room for story moments and a …

Twitter Can’t Handle Trump’s Weird “Mike Pounce” Flub About His Own VP

Alex Wong/Getty Images News/Getty Images These Memes About Trump’s “Mike Pounce” Flub Will Have You Gasping For Air By Madhuri Sathish Sept 13, 2019 President Donald Trump has a tendency to misspeak and then pretend it never happened. From calling Apple CEO Tim Cook “Tim Apple” to misidentifying his own staffers, Trump has become known for his gaffes — and this week was no different. While delivering a speech in Baltimore on Sept. 12, he mispronounced his own vice president’s name, and these memes about Trump’s “Mike Pounce” flub are clearly not letting it go. During his Thursday night speech, Trump was listing the prominent Republican figures that had attended a recent event. It was going fine until he got …

Kamala Harris Compared Trump To The Wizard Of Oz In A Hilariously Weird Debate Moment

Win McNamee/Getty Images News/Getty Images Kamala Harris Compared Trump To The Wizard Of Oz In A Hilariously Weird Debate Moment By Madhuri Sathish Sept 13, 2019 For the third time in as many months, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates faced off on key issues like climate change, health care and immigration. On Sept. 12, the ten candidates leading the polls came together on a single stage for the first time this summer to participate in a three-hour debate in Houston, Texas. The highly-anticipated matchup included several passionate statements and heated remarks, but one of the biggest moments from the night was when California Sen. Kamala Harris compared Donald Trump to the “small dude” from aka the Wizard himself. There were …

Kanye West built a bunch of weird domed homes. Then he tore them down

(CNN)The unusual dome structures that Kanye West was building on his 300-acre property in Calabasas, California, are no more after the county ordered the musician to take them down. The public works department contacted West and gave him a September 13 deadline to obtain the necessary permits or demolish the structures, the station reported. Representatives for West did not return a request for comment via email. “It’s the objective of our building officials to help property owners build in a way that protects public safety and is in compliance with state and county codes,” the department said in a statement to CNN. “This is a standard enforcement action for our office, and property owners are given ample time to comply …

Pinky pull ups, mayo eating and other weird feats in the new Guinness World Records book

(CNN)Breaking a world record doesn’t always require immense skill or a unique trait you were born with. Anything can be record-breaking, if it’s specific enough. Most mayonnaise eaten in 3 minutes This record, shockingly, belongs to a 112-pound woman. Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco downed three-and-a-half jars of the divisive condiment in just three minutes. That’s over FIVE POUNDS of mayonnaise consumed in the length of the average pop song. Is she being forced to do this? Couldn’t she have slurped five pounds of soup instead? It’s harrowing to watch this woman gobble an obscene amount of mayonnaise. Sure, it earned her a world record, but AT WHAT COST? Demolishing food is Lesco’s livelihood. The competitive eater is ranked 10th in …

Its not that weird to be an adult who loves hyper-realistic baby dolls

This is one of the many surreal YouTube videosdollsMost adults who enjoy Theyve learned their craft from one another, finding fellow enthusiasts on social platforms and online forumsthe only resources readily available for those involved in whats widely viewed as an unsettling hobby. Though reborn dolls have gotten more mainstream over the years thanks to media , they still lurk deeply enough in the that social networks are the main avenue for physically isolated enthusiasts to find others who share their passion. Reborn doll fans are not alone, the forums suggest, and what theyre doing isnt that weird. California-based reborn doll artist Stephanie Ortiz learned about reborns in 2011. Her wife, Jackie Ortiz, was into Mattels Monster High dolls at …

Bait review fishing-town drama reels you into its weird world

Cornish tourism is the hook for Mark Jenkins hypnotic tale of a villager angling for payback against the owners of his old home Cornish film-maker Mark Jenkin has created an arrestingly strange adventure in zero-budget analogue cinema. Its black-and-white, shot with a Bolex cine-camera on 16mm film and developed in such a way as to create ghostly glitches and scratches on the print. A bizarre expressionist melodrama, it has the huge closeups and crashingly emphatic narrative grammar of early cinema and, like home movies, it has non-diegetic sound, with dialogue overdubs and ambient noise that could well be taken from a sound-effects LP. But its very effective, and the monochrome cinematography desentimentalises the Cornish landscape, turning it into an anti-postcard. …

50 Weird Things You Should Know About Britain Before You Travel There

By Ming Jun Tan Before you hop on a plane to Britain, Ask Reddit needs to tell you a few things. By Ming Jun Tan 1. Spent a couple weeks in London and Edinburgh this past winter… the biggest thing was not giving my credit card to the waiter. They bring you the machine and you swipe your shit through and it makes perfect sense but it totally put me off my game. Also, they reply ‘cheers’ to fucking everything and I’m unused to that. 2. When Brits say, “You wanna go for a drink?” American translation: Literally 1 drink. British meaning: 10 pints, kebab and a souvenir traffic cone. 3. Replying “brilliant” after every comment. Makes me wonder if …

Listen to 2 Girls 1 Podcast if you love weird internet culture and communities

2 GIRLS 1 PODCAST is all about the amazing and often strange communities made possible by internet magic. Allison Goldberg and Jennifer Jamula are two actors who have been performing bizarre internet text (Craigslist posts, Reddit threads, Tumblr memes) live on stage, word for word, with hilarious results. Now they’re going deeper to learn about where fringe online culture comes from, and one theme is clear. People thought they were weird for obsessing about somethingSonic the Hedgehog fan fiction, online sweepstakes, Game of Thrones languages, My Little Pony, Esperanto, or sex robotsonly to learn there are thousands just like them on forums, subreddits, Twitter, and Twitch. Join Alli and Jen for hilarious and humanizing conversations about the power of online …

ESPN8 ‘The Ocho’ features 24 hours of weird sports from around the globe

And now for the for absolutely ridiculous, and addictively fun. ESPN, the Ocho, is back today. ESPN, for the second year in a row, suspended regularly scheduled programming on ESPN2 to bring back a full 24 hours of seldom-seen sports from around the globe, such as disc golf, cornhole, Tetris, cherry pit spitting, and people trying to run on slippery staircases. ESPN/YouTube ESPN8 The Ocho, presented today by KFC and their Battle of the Bucketsis currently showing positively wild and unusual sporting events (and championships) today, which will conclude with a viewing of the channels primary inspiration, the cult classic film Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. All ESPN8: The Ocho programming will be made available On Demand on the ESPN …