1. Gaming

    Plan to Exhume Millions of E.T. Atari Cartridges Put on Hold Over Environmental Concerns

    Last June, we told you about a documentary film crew that planned to excavate a long-closed landfill rumored to be the final resting place of millions of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Atari game cartridges. Unfortunately, the plan is on hold, and it's not clear when, if ever, the cartridges will be dug up.

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  2. Entertainment

    Brace Your Inner Child: New Art From Bill Watterson, Creator of Calvin and Hobbes

    The beloved creator of Calvin and Hobbes designed amazing poster art for the documentary Stripped, available for advance order on iTunes as of midnight last night. It's a huge testimony to the movie's quality that the notoriously discerning Watterson was involved, but he could design a poster promoting his butt, and I'd be happy.

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  3. Science

    Watch Dolphins High on Puffer Fish and Staring at Their Own Reflection as David Tennant Narcs on Them [Video]

    Last week, we found out that dolphins get high by chewing on puffer fish, and the discovery was caught on hidden camera, but the footage was part of a not-yet-released BBC nature film. Now, we finally have a clip of the dolphins passing the puffer (fish) around and being mesmerized by their own reflections. Oh, and it's narrated by David Tennant.

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  4. Entertainment

    Netflix to Produce Original Documentaries and Comedy Specials

    Netflix is already one of the best outlets for watching documentaries and comedy specials, but in a letter to shareholders they announced that they'll begin producing them as well. The company has already shown they're capable of quality content, so it's nice to see they're branching out into new genres.

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  5. Entertainment

    The Streams Have Officially Crossed: Ghostbusters Might Be Getting the Room 237 Treatment

    Ghostbusters is one of the best comedic films of all time,  but you know what it doesn't have? A meticulously overwrought movie-length dissection of visual imagery and loosely related symbolic meanings done entirely by overenthusiastic fans. You know, like the one that director Rodney Ascher put together for Stanley Kubrick's The Shining in his documentary, Room 237. Luckily some inventive YouTube users have stepped up to fill this void and released a trailer for their own documentary, Spook Central, meant to uncover hidden truths in the 1984 classic. Wait -- 1984! Like the book! That's probably intentional! So many meanings to unpack.

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  6. Gaming

    Atari E.T.’s Presumed Tomb Exhumed Soon

    There's a long standing urban legend about millions of copies of the Atari game E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial being buried in the New Mexico desert, and a documentary film crew wants to settle it once and for all. They've just been given permission by the Alamogordo, New Mexico city council to excavate the landfill believed to be E.T.'s final resting place. Worst case scenario, there's a curse and they get doomed to have to play E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial for all time.

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  7. Science

    You Can’t Stop the Cicadas, So You Might as Well Help Fund a Documentary About Them

    The American Northeast is in the middle of an event that only happens every 17 years -- the rise of the periodical cicadas. To help increase awareness about this phenomenon and the insects at its core, filmmaker Samuel Orr is working on a documentary about the cicadas. You can watch the trailer, and even kick in to help the project.

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  8. Weird

    Try Not to Laugh as This Man Calmly Paints Yellow Lines While Screaming [Video]

    Yellow Scream, by South Korean artist Kim Beom, is perhaps the strangest thing we've come across in a good long while. The documentary lasts for around half an hour, and features a rather unique form of art instruction. See, the man in the video screams as if he were in pain as he carefully strokes the yellow paint on the canvas. Already, the Internet is abuzz over his "happy little screams." There's really no words that do this justice, but hit the jump to check out a version that's just the screams.

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  9. Gaming

    2 Player Productions Working on Scrolls Documentary, First Section Released [Video]

    2 Player Productions, the folks who are responsible for Penny Arcade TV and the Minecraft documentary, have been working on something else as well, a Scrolls documentary. And they've released the first slice of it. And I've embedded it above, for your pleasure.

    As you might expect, Notch makes a few appearances in the clip, but the focus of this project is more on Jakob Porser, clever developer in his own right and the lead on the Scrolls project. There's a lot to cover when you're talking about Scolls, namely the Bethesda lawsuit, which is touched on briefly in the released clip.

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  10. Entertainment

    James Cameron to Helm Black Eyed Peas Documentary

    So director James Cameron isn't going to crawl under a rock for another 13 years (the epoch that transpired between Titanic and Avatar): In March, he was spotted filming a "top secret outdoor concert" of the Black Eyed Peas to celebrate Samsung's 3D LED TV campaign launch, covered in not-so-top-secret depth by various blogs. Now, it appears, Cameron is on board to direct an entire 3D concert documentary for the Black Eyed Peas' World Tour. Band frontman, not to be out done by Cameron's "I'm the king of the world!" Titanic Oscar speech, told VIBE: "Right now, we are planning our 3D tour movie, and James Cameron is directing it - we have the biggest director, because we are the biggest group on the planet."

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