Improv Everywhere, the group known for their viral video flash mobs and good natured public pranks, recently treated a group of lunchtime Manhattanites to a surprise acrobatic performance thanks to some groundskeepers disguises. And you thought only chimney sweeps had sweet moves ... Discuss
Authorities in Switzerland arrived at the upscale hotel that was hosting a meeting of FIFA leadership this morning, arresting several top officials. The 14 higher ups from the international soccer governing body are all facing federal corruption charges, including receiving more than $150 million in bribes, and will be extradited to the United States. In a statement, FIFA said, “FIFA welcomes actions that can help contribute to rooting out any wrongdoing in football.”
The global soccer group has long been accused of corrupt business practices. Even though it’s taken in billions in revenues in recent years, the inner workings of FIFA operate largely in secret. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch told The New York Times, “The indictment alleges corruption that is rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted both abroad and here in the United States" ... Discuss
At long last, we have our first glimpse at the remake of the early ‘90s action epic Point Break. Though it looks like the updated version captures many of the hallmarks that made the original a cult classic—unintentionally hilarious dialogue, gnarly surfer dudes, sky diving—there is just one question we have for the filmmakers: Where is Busey? Where. Is. Busey? ... Discuss
If you’re still trying to decide whether or not to check out e-books from the library, consider what can happen (in obscure French libraries) when you stick with physical volumes: An American, doing research at the Humanist Library in Selestat, France, just found a first edition of Martin Luther’s On the Freedom of a Christian that includes handwritten revisions by the great reformer himself, reported the BBC.
The book, published in the early 1500s, includes “around 50 notes written in red by Luther himself, indicating changes he wanted for a second edition.” ... Discuss
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reese Witherspoon is in talks to produce and star in a live action movie about the classic Disney character Tinker Bell. Though not many details about Tink have been released yet, initial reports make it sound like a possible origins story: “Like Maleficent, this Tinker Bell tale is conceived as ‘the story you don’t know,’ and will offer a new perspective on the character.” The new movie is being written by Victoria Strouse, the same screenwriter working on the upcoming Pixar sequel Finding Dory ... Discuss