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For those tragically not in the know, Homestar Runner and his band of misfits are the godfather of the Internet's brand of non sequitur video comedy. Created by Matt Chapman on Flash, the series became a viral cultural phenomenon before Facebook and Twitter were around to help content become viral. Homestar Runner had to become popular the old-fashioned way: By being really funny.

The site hadn't been updated in a few years, until a surprise video back in April sent the Internet into a tizzy. And now, Chapman says that a real rebirth is in the works. "We did that thing as sort of a test to get back into doing it. We'd love to start making things again," Chapman told the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show podcast, confirming that Strong Bad emails are in the works. "It depends on how whole-hog we go, if we give Strong Bad a Twitter or Strong Sad a Tumblr." (The idea of a Strong Sad Tumblr is almost too good to be true) ... Discuss

 

If there is any Disney movie suited for a live-action remake, it’s the one about a flying elephant, right? According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The new take involves the adaptation of the original movie while adding a unique family story that parallels Dumbo's story.” So unlike the original Dumbo, it will probably be longer than just 64 minutes. It should also be noted that the film is being written by the guy behind the Transformers franchise, so there is a high likelihood that another beloved pop culture memory from your childhood is about to be ruined forever ... Discuss

 

Ridley Scott is a busy man. Variety is reporting that even though his Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings doesn’t come out until December, he’s already been tapped to produce—and possibly direct—a film about the life of David. Though their aren’t many details available about casting, because it’s another collaboration between Scott and Fox—who managed to pull in Christian Bale, Aaron Paul and Sigourney Weaver for Exodus—the Old Testament king will likely be played by a major Hollywood name ... Discuss

 

Democrat legislators are working with the Obama administration on a new bill that could essentially undo the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case. The court recently ruled that “closely held” (non-publically traded) businesses with specific religious convictions did not have to pay for contraceptive coverage for their employees that they find objectionable under the Affordable Care Act. The new bill, being drafted by Congressional Democrats, would only provide the exemption to churches, houses of worship and religious non-profits. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called the, the Hobby Lobby decision “outrageous,” adding, “We’re going to do something about it. People are going to have to walk down here and vote, and if they vote with the five men on the Supreme Court, I think they’re going to be treated unfavorably come November with the elections” ... Discuss