J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy classic gets just a little more catty with this video mashup that combines The Hobbit with 2004 Lindsay Lohan vehicle Mean Girls. Surprisingly, the two works actually complement each other fairly well.
And if this isn't enough Hobbit hype for you (the next film is released December 13), Denny's has resurrected its Middle-earth-inspired food and beverage offerings. From what I've seen of the menu, it's at least as gut-bombingly mediocre as the restaurant's previous attempt.
In this entry in our exactly-what-it-says-on-the-tin series, the Starfleet captain puts his cultured spin on the holiday classic.
Make it so! Make it so! Make it so!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the entire Chronicles of Narnia made the cut. So did Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
This proves that racist children's books can still make great holiday presents. So long as you're ready to have a talk about racism with your seven-year-old.
In this video, Jack Vale mines social media for the details of the people around him—information they've freely uploaded to the Internet—and freaks a hell of a lot of people out in the process.
It's a sobering reminder of the power of information sharing.
In an episode on Kids React, 13 Californian children from age 5 to 13 were shown videos of same-sex couples proposing and asked what they thought about what they saw.
While same-sex marriage was legalized in Canada in 2005, the debates rage on south of the border.
There have been some battles won in the U.S. California's Prop 8 was struck down in June. Illinois and Hawaii have recently legalized gay marriage.
Anyhow, here's what children think of the matter.
Some of the funniest lines involve comments about the eating habits of men and Justin Bieber.
The 53-year-old Muscles from Brussels still has it.
In this Volvo Trucks ad, Jean-Claude Van Damme performs an astounding physical feat. And yes, it's real.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Van Damme was hooked up to safety lines (not visible on screen) that would protect him in the event of an accident.
His feet were positioned on small platforms attached to the side mirrors of the trucks. (His feet were not secured to the platforms.)
It was shot on a closed airstrip in Spain and what you see is the first take.
Needless to say, don't try this at home, kids. That means you, adults.
Two-year-old Marshall meets Kali, a six-month-old tiger cub. Due to an excellent tiger disguise, the two become fast friends and engage in the cutest game of tag you've ever seen.
And where can I get an adult-sized tiger-striped onesie? That looks so cozy!
Comedian Andrew Barber channels his inner Owen Wilson to highlight just how great our fair city is.
"This is some of the nicest grass I've ever seen in my life, Vancouver!"
Empathy requires being able to put yourself in someone else's shoes and feel the feelings that they experience.
Traditionally, men have been discouraged from being emotional and expressing emotions (with the exception of anger) which may in turn impede the ability to empathize with others.
Yet in the moving video below, a straight guy shows how empathy can be a strength.
He talks about how he was defriended on Facebook because he has a gay brother who got married. He then begins to empathize with the discrimination and pain that LGBT people experience, and shows what a true ally is.
The more straight guys there are like this, the more likely our world will become a much better place.