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Chook, the legendary chainsaw copying bird of Australia

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The superb lyrebird may not Australia’s most famous endemic creature but it’s arguably the one with the potential to cause the most carnage. A claim that on the surface may seem a little hyperbolic given what else lives in Australia but how how many of Australia’s creatures do you know that can assume chainsaw form?

That time Batman broke into a guy’s house every night for a month

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Batman is a comic hero defined by his unending obsession punishing criminals with gadget assisted elbow drops from the shadows. According to one comic in particular the criminal who arguably got it worse from Batman is Joe Chill. The guy who shot his parents. 

The zombies in Shaun of the Dead earned 1 pound per day

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Oddly for a movie widely considered one of the finest made this millennium, Shaun of the Dead made a decidedly modest $30 million at the box office. Despite grossing less than most movies spend on their marketing, the film was still a commercial success largely thanks to Edgar Wright hustling like a motherfucker. 

The hilarious way Mortal Kombat trolled concerned parents

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Mortal Kombat is a series famous for pushing the graphical limitations of home video game consoles almost purely in the pursuit of more accurately portraying digitised hyper-violence. A fact that saw the earliest games in the series being widely criticised by concerned parents. A group the creative team behind the first couple of Mortal Kombat games couldn’t resist making fun of. With friendship. 

Nobody can beat Cyclops in a game of pool

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According to the comics Cyclops, AKA, Scott Summers, is a powerful mutant with the ability to fire city-obliterating kinetic blasts from his eyeballs. While admittedly Cyclops’ most visually impressive ability, it is far from the only special skill he has. For example, he’s apparently really fucking good at pool.