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Imagine the greatest conversation you’ve ever had. Based on the book by Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, the summer release follows his personal five-day interview with David Foster Wallace, 12 years before his suicide in 2008 at age 46. Jesse Eisenberg stars as interviewer Lipsky, while Segel stars as his subject, Wallace.It hits theaters July 31st and this is a must-see for me. I’m one of the few that actually finished Finite Jest, and as Eisenberg says, “You don’t crack open a thousand-page page book because you heard the author was a regular guy. You do it because he’s brilliant.”

Via Hollywood Reporter

Seriously, guys, how is this a thing, still? Way to go, SuperRestaurantWoman!

Uproxx gives the play-by-play:
:23 The man tries stuffing money down the waitress’s shirt and gets pushed away.

:27 The man attempts to retaliate and takes a menu-bash to the head.


:36 Several bros rush to his side.

:40 The man realizes his nose is probably broken.

:54 He leaves, tail tucked between his legs, never to return.

The mid-’80s were a terrible time for the San Francisco Giants. In 1984, the team lost 96 games and finished in last place — but no one on the roster had as horrible an experience as Wayne Doba. That season, the 33-year-old actor was selected to play the Giants’ first mascot. Well, not really a mascot, but an anti-mascot. The “Crazy Crab” was conceived as a satire of the mascot craze of the late ’70s that produced now-iconic characters like the Phillie Phanatic. The Giants’ Crab was not impressive to look at, and that was on purpose (they intentionally gave him a shabby foam costume and even went so far as to film a commercial in which then-manager Frank Robinson attempted to strangle him). When the Crab made his debut at Candlestick Park, the PA announcer would encourage fans to boo. It was an experiment unlike anything in professional sports.

Here’s Director Colin Hanks telling the story of how a bad team and an even worse idea were an ugly combination in San Francisco.

A music documentary for the digital age, CUMULUS is a snapshot of the life of singer-songwriter and musician Imogen Heap. In exploring the development of Imogen’s personality in the digital space and the reciprocal relationship she has with her dedicated fan base, CUMULUS touches on ideas of transcendence, the concept of digital consciousness and the reciprocal relationship of the real and the virtual.

To reflect Imogen’s unique relationship with both digital technology and her fan base – the film has been crafted solely from digital content and interactions on social media between Imogen and her fans. Through Tweets, Facebook posts, Reddit AMAs, YouTube videos, Instagram images, Vine videos and more. It covers a period of Imogen’s life that led to the creation of two albums in collaboration with her fans, and the development of the groundbreaking Mi.Mu musical glove technology.

CUMULUS from MODERN on Vimeo.

, and that’s no monkey business. 8-year-old Dylan Reitz has re-creates The Monkees TV show opening sequence with his toys. Falling midway between amazed that an kid created this, and just how great it actually looks, I’d say Dylan has a bright future as a filmmaker. He even knows the benefit of hard work, although rewarding:

This video compares the original opening (in the small box at the bottom) to the one that I created. I tried to get it as close to the original as possible. It wasn’t easy.

Nice job, Dylan!