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Is This the Most Bizarre Bar Mitzvah Video of the Year?

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

There’s a subset of Jewish culture that has so much money to blow on their kids that celebrations like Bar Mitzvahs turn into outrageous, television-worthy affairs. If you want the full story in the form of a cute, thoughtful comedy, check out Keeping Up with the Steins. If you want to skip straight to the awkward […]

VIDEO: Fan Makes Working Model of SHIELD Helicarrier from The Avengers

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 - by Duane Lester

You know you want one: Hat Tip: Super Hero Hype *** See more from Duane on superheroes at PJ Lifestyle: ‘Who Is Thanos?’ And 10 More Post-Avengers Comic Book Movie Rumors Which of the 5 Avengers Prequels Is the Best? The 10 Worst Comic Book Movie Casting Blunders (And 5 That Nailed It)

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl Season 2 Debuts

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 - by Dave Swindle

Via Daily Dot | “Awkward Black Girl” talks second season: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl goes against everything the mainstream media knows about making a hit TV show. Issa Rae directs and stars as Jay, a black woman who is not a size zero, as she navigates through life’s many awkward and embarrassing moments. Through […]

The History of Green and Blue Screen in the Movies

Monday, October 24th, 2011 - by Ed Driscoll

While green screen has become ubiquitous for small (I have one in my garage for my videos), medium (PJTV has one in their L.A. studio) and gigantic productions (films like Sin City and 300), the basic effect that drives the concept dates back almost 80 years, to the early days of the talkies. A couple […]

Creating the Sounds of Star Wars

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 - by Ed Driscoll

Last month, when I was putting the finishing touches on my post on the classic British Cinesound sound effects library from the 1960s and 1970s, I did a quick Amazon search to include a link to the sound effects from the original 1966 iteration of Star Trek, which you can download as an MP3 collection […]

Desktop Videomakers Should Walk Through Digimation’s Model Bank

Monday, October 17th, 2011 - by Ed Driscoll

While 3d computer graphics have been around since at least the 1970s, the rise of the World Wide Web in the 1990s, and especially the rise of Internet video in recent years created a whole new “prosumer” interest in them. Googling around, it’s easy to find plenty of 3d shots of famous aircraft and spacecraft […]

Raiders of the Lost Sound Libraries

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 - by Ed Driscoll

The Alpha and the Omega of the Personal Computer

Monday, August 15th, 2011 - by Ed Driscoll

For the last 15 years or so, millions of teenagers (and likely more than a few older folks as well) have taken first their laptops, and later their smart phones to bed with them to chat (hot or otherwise) with friends, and to wake up feeling plugged into the matrix. Researchers never knew who was […]

AWESOME VIDEO: Disney Villains Mortal Kombat

Saturday, August 13th, 2011 - by Dave Swindle

How this hasn’t been made as an actual game yet (either officially or by online game programmers) is beyond me. Come on, internet, when are you going to cough that one up?

DIY Culture Versus Old Media: An Interview with Glenn Reynolds

Monday, July 25th, 2011 - by Ed Driscoll

Glenn Reynolds should need little introduction to PJ Media’s readers, but just in case you’re beaming in from another temporal plane or quantum singularity, he’s a pioneering blogger, whose is PJM’s flagship blog, and he hosts the long-running Instavision show on He’s also the author of An Army of Davids, which explores do […]

Tricking Out Your Apple TV 2

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 - by Bryan Preston

I have a love/skittish relationship with Apple. Whether it’s my Mac laptop, iPhone or Apple TV, I love the products. I told a friend of mine the other day, who is considering switching to the iPhone, that I consider mine to be the best thing I own other than my house. The thing just works, […]