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Watch The "Jetman of Dubai" Takeoff!

For as long as speculative fiction has been real, humankind has dreamily envisioned ways of making autonomous human flight a reality. From Boba Fett to the Rocketeer to Iron Man, people want to fly and they want cool gizmos to do it.Now, a video posted by the Crown Prince of Dubai Hamdan bin Mohammed shows off the work of Jetman Dubai’s Mission Human Flight, which represents a “major milestone” in human flight. In fact it … well, look, just watch the video, which the writer of this piece has watched no less than a dozen times this morning.
The man in the suit is Vince Reffet, and the video above is the first time anyone has ever successfully accomplished a take-off from the ground and transitioned to high-altitude flight. Jetman’s website says this particular pack is also capable of hovering, changing direction and performing loops. Performing loops!

The website says Reffet made it to 1,800 meters in altitude, performed one of those loop…

Forecastle Announces 2020 Artist Lineup

Embarking on its 18th year at sea, the Forecastle Festival will return this July 17-19, 2020, featuring iconic acoustic rocker Jack Johnson; 2020 Grammy-winning Kentucky natives Cage The Elephant; and pop rock sensation The 1975

Additional music acts include Rainbow Kitten SurpriseGrace PotterJack HarlowThird Eye BlindUmphrey's McGee and many more. A full list of confirmed artists from the 2020 lineup can be found below. 

Nominated as Pollstar's Music Festival of the Year for 2019, Forecastle will take place at the award-winning Waterfront Park for the tenth year. Fans will have an opportunity to support the home of Forecastle Festival as they purchase their 2020 tickets, playing an important role in protecting Waterfront Park, the 85-acre green space adjacent to the downtown area of Louisville, Kentucky and the Ohio River, for many years to come.  

New to 2020, 3-day VIP tickets include access to a misting lounge complete with private bar, a specialty cocktail bar feat…


TOMS and Marvel Collaborate For Launch of New Shoe Collection

You’re probably familiar with TOMS, the famous do-gooding shoe company that gives a pair of shoes to someone in need for every pair you buy. You’re probably also familiar with Marvel, a company that is likewise no stranger to do-gooders. Now, the two have joined forces for a new collection of Marvel Superhero-themed shoes for adults and kids so you can stan Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the rest while supporting an awesome company.

The shoes come in TOMS signature classic style, and there are also some fancy sneakers (low-top and hi-top) and plenty of options for kids. Here are the classics, covered all over in classic Marvel Comics’ panels.

And then here are the actual sneakers, which feature character logos from heroes like Thor, Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk. All told, not a bad way to get around in the upcoming warm months.
There are other options too, including a more traditional sneaker and you can check them all out over at the TOMS store.

Frank Ocean, Rage Against the Machine and Lauren Daigle Among 2020 Coachella Artists

This year’s Coachella line-up has just been announced and it looks really great.
Headliners include Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean, but every day is packed with killer artists. Lauren Daigle, Brockhampton, Charli XCX, Megan Thee Stallion, Flume, Bishop Briggs, DaBaby, Daniel Caesar, Lana Del Rey and a ton of others are all scheduled to play over the course of two weekends (April 10-12 and April 17-19).

You can go here to (try to) get tickets while they last.


A U.S. soldier who is serving in Afghanistan has received approval to grow a beard because of his Norse pagan beliefs. Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Hopper became the first guard soldier to receive a religious accommodation approval for a beard.

Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Hopper of the Nevada Army Guard’s 3665th Ordnance Company was given permission to grow a Norse beard. Based on his Norse pagan beliefs, Hopper was permitted to sport a Skegg, which is the Old Norse word for a beard. Hopper said beards are “sacred and defining feature of masculine men.” Norse paganism is a polytheistic Scandinavian-based religion that is at least 2,000 years old and worships gods Odin and Thor.

“My personal faith is deeply tied to the modern warrior lifestyle that I have been able to live during my military career,” Hopper said. “In short, it is honoring the pillars of heathenism, our ancestors and ancient gods and way of life.”

The 34-year-old Hopper said he has been practicing his Norse pagan faith for about …

Baby Yoda Does 'Bad Lip Reading' of The Last Jedi

The YouTube channel Bad Lip Reading—which overdubs movie clips, sports footage and other videos with absurdist vocal overdubs—is responsible for one of the internet’s all-time great videos. Comprised of clips from the original Star Wars’ trilogy, 2016’s “Seagulls” is hilarious and is also a legitimate ear-worm.

In case you somehow missed the original, here it is:
The BLR channel released a new song from Yoda, using footage from The Last Jedi. It has everything you’d want in an absurdist viral pop song: Weird lyrics, lots of Yoda and a catchy beat.