This is Khraniteli, a 1991 television adaptation of Lord Of The Rings broadcast on the Leningrad Television network in Russia 30 years ago. It’s really something, and I think it’s pretty obvious Peter Jackson never bothered watching this version while researching his own adaptation, or otherwise he never would have
Brought to us by Youtuber glamourdaze, this is some AI restored footage (noise and artifacts removed, upscaled to 60fps and 4K, color added) of life at Paris’s cafes in the 1920’s. It’s all got a very Great Gatsby feel to it, just Parisian. Obviously, while watching it I’ll try to
Sorry for the short day today folks, somebody decided to crash their truck into a telephone pole by my house and knocked out the power in the neighborhood for the last five hours. Was it an energy conservationist who’s a firm believer in thinking globally and acting locally? I’m not
Because what better way to pay than with nostalgia, this is the Blockbuster Membership Card skin for sale by Etsy seller OdocoCustoms for $8. Available in four styles (chip cutout only, name and # cutout, chip and name cutout, and no cutout at all), you’ll be the envy of everyone
In news that’s sure to set the paleontological world ablaze (like an asteroid!), an incredibly well preserved Psittacosaurus specimen was discovered in China, complete with cloacal vent — a hole shared by all the animal’s mechanisms responsible “for pooping, peeing, breeding and egg laying.” Kind of like if a mammal’s
The online Winamp Skin Museum. Looking through all of these I can close my eyes and almost see my freshman dorm room. The loft bed with desk underneath, a huge 21-inch CRT monitor taking up most of the desk space, a Winamp visualizer playing at full screen. Little did I
Created as part of WIRED’s Game Over(analyzed) series, this is a video of military historian Mike Loades (great name for a military historian) providing an in-depth analysis of the realism of medieval weaponry and armor used in games like Dark Souls, Mordhau, The Witcher 3, For Honor, and Kingdom Come:
Remember payphones? Feels like a hundred years ago, doesn’t it? Well it was, it was actually a hundred years ago when AT&T tore the last payphone off an outside wall at a 7-11, its phonebook stolen long before by hoodlums who burnt it in an alleyway. My God we’re old.