Counterpoint: Powerless Has Laughs and Some Serious Comic Knowledge, Too

I was skeptical about Powerless when I first heard about it, not the least of which because it sounded like a rip-off of Damage Control, created by the late, beloved Dwayne McDuffie. Plus, Katharine didn’t much seem to care for the pilot. But after watching the first episode of the upcoming NBC series myself, I was…

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Seeing Friction Welding in Slow Motion Is Like Watching Stars Form

Friction welding already looks out of this world. I mean, watching two pieces of metal forge together through friction as they turn bright space orange? Awesome. But seeing friction welding in slow motion? That’s when we find out how truly spectacular the process is. The little sparks flying off the metal blocks look…

Is The Viral Video Of A Skateboarder Smashing A McLaren Windshield A Hoax?

A YouTube video of a skateboarder bashing a McLaren 12C’s windshield went viral this week, garnering more than 7 million views. And for good reason—the act of supercar carnage was bizarre to watch. But now, after some clues from tipsters including a thorough investigation by Redditor triplejdude, who also happens to…

What's the Difference Between a $5000 Guitar and a $150 Guitar?

I think the moral of the story (to my peasant ears, at least) in comparing a $5000 Martin D-42 guitar vs a $150 Motion TD-107 guitar is that if you know how to play the guitar, you can make any damn thing with strings sound good. But if you have better ears for audio quality than me, listen to Paul Davids compare the…

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The Walking Dead's New Trailer Has Kingdoms, Tigers, Zombies, and Zero Clues About Who Died

I’m serious, This is a three-minute trailer doesn’t feature a second of new footage of any of the 11 characters that were last seen kneeling in from of Negan, waiting for him to choose which one of them he’s gonna kill. Instead, it has a ton of new stuff, including characters, locales and... yep, that’s definitely a…