It's the End of the World as We Know It

It's the End of the World as We Know It

Blockbuster’s Twitter Account Is Basically ‘The Way We Were’ on Repeat Right Now

Don't wanna CLOSE my EYES

Ever wonder what Twitter would sound like on the eve of an asteroid smashing into the planet? Well, here’s a theory: it might sound a little bit like the official Blockbuster account did on Friday.

The company’s owner, Dish, announced recently that it would close all 300 remaining brick-and-mortar outlets by early January. But Saturday was the last day to rent anything, apparently, and @Blockbuster has opted to go out on a downright elegiac note, pulling on everyone’s heartstrings and playing on fond memories of browsing the drama section for promisingly racy covers.

Read ‘em and weep: Read More

It's the End of the World as We Know It

That’s Not the World Ending, That’s Malware


Everyone and his brother is chattering away about the Mayan apocalypse, which supposedly happens tomorrow. If you’re just now learning the world might end, you might be tempted to Google around for more info. Just don’t open any sketchy powerpoint presentations on the matter, Naked Security warns.

That’s because there’s one circulating with the SEO friendly title of “Will the world end in 2012?” and it’s brimming with malware. Read More

It's the End of the World as We Know It

Gaze Upon Your Terrifying New God, the Revamped Furby

(Photo: Club 937)

Consider your most recent nightmare, one that caused you to bolt upright in bed, quaking in fear. Did it involve a Furby? If not, now it will. You’re welcome!

You may remember the Furby as an animatronic stuffed animal from the ’90s that your parents once bought you for Christmas. It was fun to play with for an hour, but after a while grew so annoying and so creepy that you hid it in the basement and told you parents you lost it (like, hypothetically).

For no reason other than the fact that children are weird and sometimes terrible, Furbies were wildly popular in the ’90s. So naturally, its developer, Hasbro, has decided to revamp this gurgling, fur-covered nightmare for the digital age. God bless America. Read More