Visiting Dignitaries

Talking Muscle Milk Shake Vin Diesel Thinks Facebook Owes Him ‘Billions of Dollars’

Brand manager, Vin Diesel. (Photo: Facebook)

Muscley toddler Vin Diesel is a big deal on Facebook. He has 41 million likes, where the incessant over-sharer documents much of his weird life. Scrolling through his timeline, there’s a picture of him posing shirtless with a leopard that has nearly 1 million likes, a picture of him smiling with some WordArt-created slogan reading “Sing and the world sings with you…” that somehow garnered 10,000 likes, and an open thread about his acting career that has collected 50,000 comments. Read More

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The Internet Rightly Recognizes that the Fast and the Furious Franchise is Awesome

So metal. (Photo: Screencap)

There are marriages that don’t live as long as the Fast and the Furious franchise, which somehow made it through the rough patch that was Tokyo Drift and continues to bump along more than a decade later. Sure, the series is a little light in the plaudits department, but it makes up for its lack of Oscar juice with Ludacris saying things like “We’re talking vehicular warfare,” and also shots of bikini-clad butts.

So naturally, as the New York Times reports, Universal Studios is relying heavily on a devoted Internet fanbase to market the latest chapter, Fast & Furious 6–which debuts Memorial Day weekend, competing against the third Hangover movie. Read More