Eagles Fly – The Best Thing To Ever Happen on Local TV News

The best thing to ever happen on local TV news

It has been said that a crisis is just another kind of opportunity. For one local TV news team, one such crisi-tunity arose when they filmed a segment about bald eagles. When they discovered that the wireless microphone had malfunctioned, they decided this was their moment to shine. They cut… Read more »

It’s Frank Sinatra’s Solar System – We’re Just Living In It

Frank Sinatra's Solar System

Did you know that in 1979 Frank Sinatra recorded a concept alum about the future with a giant orchestra? Well he did, and it’s exactly as crazy as you think it is. In the opening number, Frank takes a tour of the solar system during which he declares “Uranus is… Read more »

The Best Part Of Terminator: Salvation

Clown with terminator skull showing

Terminator: Salvation is known mostly for two things: Christian Bale’s on set rant, and not being very good. But there is one small moment of brilliance hidden in an establishing shot, which probably comes to us courtesy of some sly production designer. It happens when our sort-of main character –… Read more »

3 Things We Never Need To See In Videos Ever Again

No cliches zone

Band Shot Against a White Background One of the oldest music video tropes, it still shows up from time to time. Sure, in 1980 no one knew what a music video should look like. But in 2009, it just shows you care as much about your video as you do… Read more »

Happy Independence Day From The Grim Snark


It’s that special time of year again when America plays its favorite game, “Is that fireworks or gun shots?” Americans love to reduce the bold experiment in democracy that is their nation to a weekend long orgy of drunkenness and explosions. Here at Grim Snark studios, we’ve put together a… Read more »

The Stupidity of Crowds: Brexit Edition

Trump is a clint

Economists almost never agree with each other. Economic issues are very complex and often have many facets to consider. So when they do agree on something, it’s because the issue at hand is pretty simple and straightforward. Before the Brexit vote, economists almost universally agreed that leaving the EU would… Read more »

Where In This Whole Galaxy Are You Going To Look For Spock’s Brain?

Where In This Whole Galaxy Are You Going To Look For Spock's Brain?

In 2004 there was a theatrical production of the second worst episode of the original Star Trek series mounted at the Improv in Irvine California. A victim of third season budget cuts, Spock’s Brain is widely reviled by Trek fans. The cast and writer all agree it’s one of the… Read more »

Life Imitates Robocop 2

Life Imitates Robocop 2

The 1990 film Robocop 2 predicted a dystopian future where suburban parents and their bratty kids run wild wreaking havoc and committing crimes. Well the future is now! Meet Mary Jordan, Ashley England, and Sammie Whaley. Mary likes selfies. Sammie Jo loves her some Jeebus: These three suburban Ohio moms… Read more »

Super awesome PC has the best Q & A section on amazon.com

Alienware Area 51 PC

For some time, Apple has ruled the roost when it comes to product design of personal computers, while PC’s have been stuck with VHS player aesthetics. A while back though, Dell released the Alienware Area 51 gaming PC, which brings a bold new look to PC design. The specs are… Read more »

Stop saying you “crushed it” (or “killed it”)!

Stop saying you crushed it

One of the most annoying aspects of tech/start up culture is its misuse of language. If you think of a slightly different way of doing something, you are not “disrupting”. A market is not a “space”. But the most egregious example of this phenomenon is when people describe succeeding at… Read more »