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OK Go Guys Ride Tiny Little Honda Unicycles in Their Fantastic New Video — Does OK Go release albums? Like, full-blown records with multiple songs on them? I don't know. I don't care. Their videos are enough for all of us. Japanese creative agency Mori Inc. is behind this one. (You may remember creative director Morihiro Harano, who created that giant xylophone in the woods in that 2011 smartphone ad.)

Taylor Kitsch on HBO's True Detective, Call of Duty, and Living Out of His Car in L.A. — Taylor Kitsch is someone you'll be seeing a lot of, and soon. From his first role-a minor part in Samuel L. Jackson surprise hit Snakes on a Plane-to his breakout part on NBC's high school football drama Friday Night Lights as running back Tim Riggins, Kitsch has taken some huge and unusual risks (and look, even if John Carter didn't pan out the way Disney hoped it would, it's still a pretty good movie).

Inside the Massive Campaign Behind Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare — Disembodied, badly equalized and with no musical cues or ambient sound around it, the nonetheless recognizable voice of Kevin Spacey in sneering antihero mode fuzzes over the computer speakers. "You think that you can just march into these countries based on some fundamentalist religious principles, drop a few bombs, topple a dictator and start a democracy?"

Here's The Avengers 2 Trailer, Recut as a Super Ominous Ad for Pinocchio — Late at night, when Wes Craven and David Cronenberg sit around trying to scare each other at the Horror Movie Directors' Spooky Mansion of Fear (look it up, it's a thing), I'm pretty sure the most frightening movie either of them can think of is Disney's disturbing 1940 classic, Pinocchio.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Is Cancelled Due to 'Mama' Controversy — Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is going off the air for a really appalling reason: the hit TLC reality show about the misadventures of an Arkansas family has been canceled in the wake of reports that "Mama" June Thompson got back together with former boyfriend Mark McDaniel, who was convicted in 2004 of forcing himself on an 8-year-old child.

Oh Well, So Much for The Avengers Trailer Driving SHIELD Viewership — It was a great plan while it lasted. To boost ABC's flagging Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel planned to debut the trailer for next May's The Avenger's: Age of Ultron film during next week's episode-but that changed last night.

HBO Will Finally Offer a Cable-Free Option Next Year — HBO Go has finally done what subscribers have been begging for since the announcement of the streaming service: it's going cable-sub-free. The over-the-top streaming network will be available without a cable package starting next year, HBO CEO Richard Plepler announced at Time Warner's investor day Wednesday morning.

ComScore Report Reveals Netflix Viewership Statistics — ComScore has been busy: The data measurement company released a report on digital viewership trends gleaned from a survey of 1,159 users, and among the data are some fascinating stats on Netflix, a company whose internal metrics are shrouded in near-total secrecy.

The Walking Dead Breaks Its Own Records Again With Season 5 Premiere — The Walking Dead is back, and with it, viewers in the dollar demo. Broadcast watchers have stayed away in droves this season.

Nielsen Mistake Means Ratings Are Even Lower Than We Thought — Given that it premiered Sunday night, it seems like the right time to ask: Is The Walking Dead the only thing young people watch? This past season, the AMC show ranked No. 1 among men and women across all of broadcast and cable, with an average 18-34 rating of 3.09 among women and 3.78 among men.
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Oct 30, 2014

no I'm not going to stick my head out the window thanks though

Oct 30, 2014

.@NBCNews he's no match for Thaddeus, New York's least knowledgeable taxi driver. Daniel: "Here already!" Thaddeus: "Grand Central who?"

Oct 29, 2014

Dude bragging to his date about his statue of Mister Toad and I want to scream RED FLAG

Oct 29, 2014

@Supervenous also you can have my trophy and if you have any old unfashionable pensions lying around I'd haul them away for you maybe

Oct 29, 2014

@Supervenous what amazes me about it—& I know it's not worth any $ blah blah—is CAN YOU IMAGINE how bad this gets in 5 yrs if Flash = #2?

Oct 29, 2014

fascinated to visit alternate reality where @NBCLaura gets a 1.8 rating. donning my timesuit and entering zone x, where advertisers buy L+3

Oct 29, 2014

@warrenellis hey, warren, if you have a sec: what is readable to the laytroll on the subject of brane theory? related: supreme blue rose= A+

Oct 29, 2014

dunno somebody out there barking just trying to see who it was can you maybe turn off the camera

Oct 29, 2014

We're not even in November yet and @HowToGetAwayABC is for serious THE ONLY NEW SHOW ON BROADCAST with better than a 3 average in the demo.

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