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People Confused Marilyn Manson With Charles Manson and Mourned Him on Twitter

If you haven’t heard, Charles Manson died on Monday after spending 46 years in prison for, well you know. Well, apparently people forget which Manson was the crazy cult leader and which was a hard rock icon and mourned Marilyn Manson on Twitter.

The rocker does take his namesake from the deceased cult leader, combining Charles Manson and Marilyn Monroe for a contradictory name, but it doesn’t really mean you should confuse the two. To be fair, some of these tweets seem a little tongue-in-cheek, but let’s not pretend that everyone on Twitter is working with a full-deck.

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Airbnb Is Offering One Winner To Stay In A Life-Size Lego House

Airbnb is partnering with Lego to offer the winner of a contest to spend the night with their family at the Lego House in Billund, Denmark.

Features of the Lego House include furniture made of Legos (duh), including life-sized armchairs, a Lego TV, walls, rugs, pillows, and even cats made of Legos. Thankfully, the bed itself is a foam pad, but it is surrounded in essentially a ball pit of Legos, so there’s that. There’s even a Lego molding press, just in case you have a Lego emergency and need more Legos.

The contest is simple, answer the question ‘If you and your family had an infinite supply of LEGO bricks, what would you build?’ and the winner will be chosen based on originality, creativity, and responsiveness.

If I were answering, I’d say “With an infinite supply of Legos, I’d build my own Lego house, and let people rent it out through Airbnb. Also the person reading this is very handsome.” You don’t think that would work? How do you think I landed this writing job?

Hit the jump to see more shots of the Lego House.

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Swearball Lets You Record Foul Language And Hurl It At People

Swearball is toy that lets you say a short message into it and throw it at people, once its lands, it’ll play back the message recorded to it. So one of you co-workers could burn the coffee, Ryan, obviously it was Ryan; then you take this ball and record a message into it like ‘Ryan, you [censored]. You’re such a [censored] [censored] for [censored] up the coffee again. I hope you [censored] [censored] [censored].’

Of course, you don’t have to get called into HR for using your new toy. You could always buy a Swearball and record messages of encouragement (and then hurl them at people). ‘Hey Jim, good job with those sales.’ or ‘Doing a super job Oscar!’ or ‘great work with those files Pam!’

Swearball is available for $20, not a bad [censored] deal.

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Joel Osteen Impersonator Crashes Event Causing Subtle Havoc

We’ve all seen videos of celebrity impersonators going around city streets and causing a bit of chaos as fans crowd around trying to get their autograph/picture, but this one’s a little different. When Comedian Michael Klimkowski, who looks quite a bit like mega church pastor Joel Osteen, deciding to impersonate the celebrity, he did so at one of Osteen’s massive events and managed to trick staff into letting roam around freely.

He tricks everyone from fans, to staff and even the event’s security, and he manages to get to the actual stage of the massive arena. He ends up being caught, but technically he didn’t commit any crimes. Later, even the real police thought the whole thing was funny.

Hit the jump for the video.

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Blockbuster Offers Summer Escape Pass


By Shane McGlaun

I remember when I was in school, the summer was all I waited for all year and three weeks into it I would be so bored that I almost (ALMOST) wished school would start back up. You can only watch so many movies and play so many video games in one day.

I bet that there are some people out there right now wishing they had something to do. Blockbuster has a good way for you to spend $10 and keep yourself entertained for a week. The company is offering a summer escape pass that sells for $10 and is good for a week. The passes are being sold for a limited time and allow customers to rent unlimited games and moves over the week.

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Blockbuster Survey Reveals Most Popular Sci-Fi Stars


By Shane McGlaun

I was hooked on sci-fi the first time I saw Star Wars on video when I was a kid. I missed the first two in the theaters, but I saw Return of the Jedi like 18 times in one weekend. The New Star Trek film starts this week and to celebrate Blockbuster polled sci-fi fans to find the most popular starship captain.

According to the poll, the most popular captain was Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly. Following him were James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Han Solo, and William Adama. Seriously, Picard is a better captain than Reynolds and Kirk, and he had all those catchy phrases like “Make it So.”

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Star Trek Already a Hit Movie at Fandango


By Shane McGlaun

If you are a movie fan, you know that the Star Trek film is set to launch this week. This should be one of the coolest films of the summer. At first, I didn’t like Sylar from Heroes as Spock, but with those crazy eyebrows, the dude makes a good Spock.

If you want to see the movie on opening weekend, you had better buy your tickets now. According to Fandango, the movie has sold out in more than 100 theater times around the country. The online ticket seller says that ticket sales for Star Trek alone make up 81% of its daily sales.

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Video Friday: Killer Bean Forever Is Awesomely, Awesomely Bad

Killer Bean Fever

By Evan Ackerman

A few years back, Jeff Lew was the lead animator on The Matrix Reloaded (he also worked on Kung Pow: Enter the Fist, the best scene of which involves a CGI ninja cow). What’s he been doing since then? His very own, feature length animated film. And when I say “his very own,” I mean that Jeff has done everything from the script to the final renders all by himself. It’s taken him 4 years working 14 hours a day, 7 days a week, and here’s the trailer. It’s called Killer Bean Forever, and it’s about killer beans:

No specific release date yet, but it’s reportedly almost done. I can’t wait.

[ Killer Bean Forever ] VIA [ RFJ ]

Fishtank Friday: FishBird TankCage

Bird Fish Tank

By Evan Ackerman

If we keep fish as pets, why can’t fish keep birds as pets? While you’re pondering that, try and figure out who looks more confused in the picture: the fish, or the birds.

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