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Does This <em>Black Mirror</em> Fan Theory Mean We’re Finally Ready For the Singularity?

Does This Black Mirror Fan Theory Mean We’re Finally Ready For the Singularity?

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When Black Mirror first hit the air in 2011, it drew invariable analogies to The Twilight Zone . Understandably so: Both demonstrates dealt with elements of science fiction and psychological repugnance, and both functioned as anthology indicates, with episodes so distinct from each other that an uninitiated viewer could immerse in at random and has become a familiar with a rendered episode’s proposition as a seasoned devotee. It was a selling point; it established the evidence easy proposed to people who might be wary of has undertaken to a complex, serialized narrative.But because it acquisition by Netflix in 2015, Black Mirror has begun to chip away at its episodic edges. Engineering introduced in one facility reappear in another; news tickers on characters’ TV screens chr...
The NFL Playoffs, Presented by (Insert Your Company Name Here)

The NFL Playoffs, Presented by (Insert Your Company Name Here)

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The National Football League is courting a portray sponsor for postseason plays, a package that one person with knowledge of the matter said could fetch up to $15 million a year.It would be the first time the conference has come up with a company's name on postseason games. The NFL floated the relevant recommendations to subsisting sponsors last month and plans to have a deal in place -- with a new or current spouse -- before the 2019 playoffs, said Renie Anderson, senior vice president for sponsorship and collaborator management. Anderson declined to comment on the terms." We generally like to keep our plays clean ," Anderson said." But having a partner associate with video games, or serial of games, can really be mutually beneficial ." In addition to accusing for the privilege, athleti...
Protesters projected anti-Trump messages on Atlanta stadium

Protesters projected anti-Trump messages on Atlanta stadium

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One of the anti-Trump messages that met Trump upon his arrival at the NCAA national championship play Image: Danny Karnik/ AP/ REX/ Shutterstock While much of the conversation on Monday evening was about the overtime thriller that learnt Alabama claim yet another national college football name( ugh ), there existed murmurs of demonstrations directed at Donald Trump. SEE ALSO: Human Rights Campaign programmes every censored CDC word on Trump hotel While tens of thousands of devotees filed into Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta for the name play, several an organization of demonstrators, including a neighbourhood chapter of the NAACP, gathered to protest Trump's drop-by. One particular group -- Newsweek reported it was "ResistNow" based off tweets from a consumer of the same name -- ...
The return of blaxploitation: why the time is right to bring back Shaft and Foxy Brown

The return of blaxploitation: why the time is right to bring back Shaft and Foxy Brown

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The 70 s genre is set to predominate big screens again with a batch of remakes and reboots. But where will these films fit in contemporary America? If it's true that the past is prologue, then it's also fair to say that we live now in an age of remix, remakes and reboots. Everything old-fashioned is new again in this world-wide of popular culture and social media, where the lines between past and present are invariably blurred if not completely invisible. On Instagram, we celebrate Throwback Thursdays while the daily drama that comes out of the White House often builds it seem as though we are literally being hurled backwards into a past that many naively thought was long gone or perhaps never existed. Over the past time "theres been" several bulletins about new cinema and television servi...
Shoeless woman manages to smash a TV while bowling

Shoeless woman manages to smash a TV while bowling

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Throwing an 8-pound ball down a narrow path to knock down a cluster of pins is difficult for some. But for others -- like this shoeless lady -- even merely get it into the lane is impossible. Considering the whole event was being filmed, this woman's bowling abilities must have been well known among family and working friends. It's really a sight to behold: She pipelines up her kill, merely to destroy one of the great TVs hanging above the lanes.
Watch a snowboarder race an avalanche he caused

Watch a snowboarder race an avalanche he caused

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It's a good old fashioned race for your life. A snowboarder carving up the two sides of the Pyrenees mountains noted himself in a little bit of a situation when his pipeline accidentally caused a fairly sizable avalanche. Luckily, his pals were there to movie its expertise and hearten him on as he raced to thump the pack of falling snow behind him. Thankfully, it appears the boarder stimulated it out wholly unscathed.
What other TV shows can learn from the creators of ‘This Is Us’ and ‘The Good Place.’

What other TV shows can learn from the creators of ‘This Is Us’ and ‘The Good Place.’

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On the NBC reached comedy, "The Good Place, " Manny Jacinto plays, well, a lovable moronic. The show follows groupings of strangers brought closer in the afterlife. Jacinto's character, Jason Mendoza, is always a little behind on the group's promptly altering programs. But the aspiring DJ and Jacksonville Jaguars fan with a gentle spirit is often the heart of this charming comedy. But while the hapless boob is a pretty common television trope, there's one thing that sets Jason Mendoza apart from the remainder -- he's Filipino-American. It is truly rare to see Asian-American personas on tv, let alone one who isn't high-achieving, bookish, or an otherwise simulation minority. Mike Schur, the architect of "The Good Place, " took this into account when developing the show's cast o...
Michael Wolff’s White House tell-all ‘Fire and Fury’ remade in a more Trump-friendly format

Michael Wolff’s White House tell-all ‘Fire and Fury’ remade in a more Trump-friendly format

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Image: happytoast It's common knowledge by now that Donald Trump isn't much of a reader. That fact alone intimates he probably won't get through a full read of Michael Wolff's explosive, new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House . Fortunately, one talented individual was put forward by the perfect solution. SEE ALSO: Despite bombshell book, Donald Trump craves all of you to know he's 'like, really smart' An artist who makes under the name HappyToast rebuilt the broad masses of the apoplexies of Fire and Fury as a pop-up volume, utilizing 3DS Max modeling software. He then shared each page of on Twitter in an ever-more-hilarious thread. It's not a word-for-word recreation, patently, but for a president who gets his briefings with a side of bullet-pointed one-sheets, this is...
This U.S. men’s hockey star is set to make Olympic history.

This U.S. men’s hockey star is set to make Olympic history.

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In the 98 times that hockey has been an Olympic sport , no black contestant has ever been identified to a Team USA roster -- until now. 20-year-old Jordan Greenway is poised to build record when he takes the ice at next month's Winter Olympics. The Boston University forward was officially identified to the team's listing earlier this week, and since then, he has found himself the centre for human rights of a glowing profile by Sporting News. With NHL musicians absent from this year's plays -- the league opted not to set a break in the season schedule as they'd done in years past -- Greenway is arguably the look of U.S. hockey thanks to his newfound reputation.( At least for the next month or so .) Photo by Ezra Shaw/ Getty Images. Like many Winter Olympic sports, hockey is still ...
Woman pens open letter to Instagram because her feed is full of bras and fitspo

Woman pens open letter to Instagram because her feed is full of bras and fitspo

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Image: Shutterstock/ fizkes A woman has penned an open letter to Instagram because she's sick of discovering adverts for bras. But, her piece has raised an important question about Instagram's algorithm and whether we can do anything to alter the ads in our feeds? In a Medium post entitled "Towards a bra-free Instagram experience", Lauren Hallden--who works as a product designer in Philadelphia--put a question to Instagram: "Does your company compile any consumer feedback from females? " The reason for this question is because Hallden says the sponsored content in her Instagram feed is "kind of one-note" as it only presents her photos of women working out in athletics bras. SEE ALSO: How to protect yourself when social media is harming your self-esteem This is problematic for Hallden...