Running whiskey. Illegal hooch. Revenuers.
Moonshine bust, group poses with confiscated illegal liquor outside Johnson County Courthouse, Smithfield, NC, 1951
In the South, tracking down and drinking moonshine is a rite of passage. Whether it’s the…Read more Read Read more Read How Moonshine Bootlegging Gave Rise to NASCAR
Rotgut and firewater are the founding...View more »
We’re playing Boss Key Productions’ Radical Heights on YouTube Live! Lawbreakers crashed and burned, but Boss Key is trying to bounce back with their own battle royale game . It’s super early access, but that won’t stop us from winning first place and claiming an off-brand chicken dinner.
The two-person crew aboard a Russian-made Soyuz rocket made an emergency landing in Kazakhstan today shortly after launch. The crew, which was traveling to the International Space Station, is reportedly safe and in “good condition” after the scary failure was broadcast on the web.
NASA astronaut Nick Hague...View more »
Eminem has never really shied away from saying awful stuff in his songs, either as an edgy gag or because he’s just really pissed about his mom or whatever, but he admits that he actually went too far on his new song “Fall.” Speaking with Sway about his new album Kamikaze (via Vulture), Eminem acknowledged that he probably shouldn’t have called Tyler, The Creator a homophobic slur. “I was...View more »
The spooky Svengoolie this week will be 13 Ghosts. William Castle. Illusion-O.13 Ghosts (1960)
Directed by William Castle. With Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner, Rosemary DeCamp. A…Read more ReadYour browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIF Read more Read 13 Ghosts (1960)
A family inherits a house haunted by 13 ghosts and a living killer.Read more... View more »
Track: Electric Messiah | Artist: High On Fire | Album: Electric Messiah
Kotaku Soundtrack is a selection of the stuff we’re listening to at the moment.
The Muppets Take Manhattan could’ve been remembered as the film in which Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy finally tied the knot. But the moviegoers of 1984 had a different takeaway: Kermit, Piggy, and friends looked so dang adorable in the fantasy-flashback number, “I’m Gonna Always Love You.” The miniaturized versions of the core Muppet characters were the breakout stars of Muppets Take...View more »
In a few hours we wave goodbye to Doctor Who, at least in the form of Peter Capaldi. And we get a double dose in David Bradley’s recreation of the First Doctor. Coincidentally, about 50 years ago we were also graced with a double Doc. Kind of. Second Doctor Patrick Troughton crossed swords with a devilish doppelganger down under.
The fifth season of Doctor Who continued its high...View more »
Last week, Pete Davidson took a passing shot at wounded former Navy SEAL and current Texas Republican Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw. Specifically, he made a joke about how Crenshaw’s eye patch made him look like a “hitman in a porno movie.” (Crenshaw lost his eye when an IED blew up in his face during his third combat tour in Afghanistan.) Passed off at the time with Davidson joking about...View more »
While trying to get my hands on a bFan to test (I still haven’t), I came across BedJet. On a basic level, a bedside product that circulates air to prevent overheating in the middle of the night will be a must-own for many people, but there’s a lot going on under these sheets.Amazon product B01BMCWJ7G
The BedJet V2 sits under or alongside your bed (there’s a vertical stand if your...View more »
An ambitious use of the Hubble Space Telescope hopes to map some of the biggest, brightest, and furthest galaxies to understand the structure of our universe. Above is a picture from that survey, featuring a strange, warped feature called the Dragon.
You may have seen the Hubble Deep Field image—the telescope pointed to a seemingly dark spot of sky, only to reveal it glimmering with distant...View more »
As I’m sure you’ve already figured out, I like silly action flicks. Bonus points if they involve cars. If we can throw an ‘80s spin on it, then that’s basically perfection (go see Atomic Blonde , by the way). And this new movie, Cruise, seems like it combines all three.
Right off the bat, the film appears plays heavily on ‘80s nostalgia. It’s self-described as “an affectionate look at the...View more »
You know Eddie is sick if... dot, dot, dot. Look at him out there. So small, so defenseless. Like a chipmunk, with a disease. Who didn’t love that analogy?Read more Read
I love how Melissa gets the shit in this clip.
You got that, Melissa? I’m not going to mess with Eddie. Good.
Tile improved on its ultra-popular device trackers by adding waterproofing, customizable ring tones, increased range, and a more durable design to its new Pro series, and you can save about $7 on the sport model today on Amazon. Or, for...View more »
Hope everyone’s enjoying the deadlift challenge! Even if you’re an old hand with free weights , deadlifts can be tricky to set up because the bar is on the ground, not on a rack, and you’ll soon be dealing with weights that are heavy enough to be unwieldy.
It should be simple: just slide the plate onto the barbell. But there’s friction between the plate and the floor as you’re trying to slide...View more »
Originally published as “The Long, Slow Fall of a Gridiron God” in the December, 1988 issue of GQ, this profile appears here with the author’s permission.
Art Schlichter is scrambling. Running late, headed from his father’s farm in Bloomingburg, Ohio, to the Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market, he flips on his Road Patrol XK radar detector and hits the gas, challenging the two-lane road,...View more »
Track: Harvest For The World | Artist: The Isley Brothers | Album: Harvest for the World
There are many ways you can complete Super Mario 64, but playing with the rare and official N64 mouse has to rank as one of the worst.
The peripheral—only released in Japan, only for the Nintendo 64DD, and only then alongside copies of Mario Artist: Paint Studio—is just a regular ol’ mouse, meaning that controlling...View more »
This 150 lumen camping lantern runs off solar power , and is inflatable, meaning it hardly takes up any room in your bag during the day. That’s a compelling product pitch on its own. But the 2,000mAh battery and USB charging port is what really puts it over the top.LuminAid's Latest Inflatable Solar Lights Can Also Recharge Your Phone
Avid Shark Tank fans will remember LuminAID, a...View more »