Welcome To The 1932 Olympics

Four sports, fourteen events, seventeen countries, and two hundred and fifty-two athletes – welcome to the Lake Placid, 1932 Winter Olympic Games.

The third-ever Winter Olympics doesn’t quite have the pageantry of Sochi but it also lacks Bob Costas’ pink eye.  Check out the footage below and then see the table of the comparison of 1932 and 2014:


Source: Internet Archive via The Wire

Lake Placid Sochi
Country: USA Russia
Year: 1932 2014
Nations: 17 88
Events: 14 98
Athletes: 252 2800+
Opened By: Franklin Roosevelt Vladimir Putin
Stadium: Lake Placid Speedskating Oval Fisht Olympic Stadium

Darth Vader – A Look Back

As part of their 10-year anniversary, Facebook created a “Look Back” video for every user that “compiles your highlights since joining.” And if we are really honest with ourselves, most of these are a just compilation of poor hair choices, cheesy status updates, and stolen quotes from Upworthy and aren’t really worth the minute it takes to watch.

Thanks to YouTuber Joshua Dill, that all changes; you can now see Darth Vader’s Look Back, complete with well-”liked” posts of “No, I am your father!” and shared pictures captioned ‘Slayin’ jedi. Darkside FTW!’

Beware watching this video however, it is likely filled with a wretched hive of scum and villainy.

A new Star Wars film, Episode 7, is due for release on December 18, 2015.

If Brands’ Slogans Were More Honest, It Might Look A Little Like This

Truth in advertising seems like such a contradiction in terms these days. But Clif Dickens, the man behind honestslogans.com, is trying in his own way to change that. Dickens has become an internet sensation by ever so slightly modifying brands slogans by calling them out for how their products are actually used by consumers. Honestly, you might be more inclined to buy some of these products if their slogans made as much as sense as the ones that Dickens has created.

“All advertising is puffery, trying to have this target audience live in this bubble where the product is glorious,” Dickens said. “The whole idea is that everyone knows that’s not true. The whole idea is stripping all this down, cut the BS and ‘Here’s what I really think about this.’”

It’s funny cause it’s true:

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The Hip Hop Mashup That Was Beers In The Making

The history of hip hop has never sounded so much like Zamfir – master of the pan flute – but somehow it works when it comes from a beer bottle. The Danish group known as The Bottle Boys has created a medley of hip hop’s greatest songs from over the years.

The really give a whole new meaning to the term Bottle poppin’. Grab a beer and check it out.

What If Every State’s Population Matched Its Physical Size?

Alaska, by land mass, is the largest state in the US but ranked 47th by population. It seems a touch unfair that the largest states with such small populations get so much space for such few people. Reddit user “alexthedinosaur” has created this map of the United States to show what it would look like if we gave the biggest states by physical size to the states with the largest population.

In this Bizarro version of the United States, Hawaii becomes Alaska, Alaska becomes California, New York becomes Iowa and so on. Missouri, Mississippi and Texas are the only states that would remain in their current positions on the map.

So check it out, here is what the map of the United States would look like if the population matched its physical size:

(Click the map to open a larger version in a new window)

The 8 Greatest Super Bowl Ads From the Last 25 Years

Broncos? Seahawks? Nevermind all that, what we really care about are the commercials. Over the years these have often provided the most memorable moments from the big game.

The cost of running a Super Bowl ad is up 70% since 2004. With that in mind, we thought we would take a look at some of the best super bowl commercials ever.

What do you think, did they get their money’s worth?

1. “Terry Tate Office Linebacker” – Reebok (2003)

2. “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” – Old Spice (2010)

3. “Miracle Jersey” – Tide (2013)

4. “The Force” – Volkswagen (2011)

5. “The Showdown Bird vs. Jordan” – McDonald’s (1993)

6. “E*Trade Baby” – E*Trade (2009)

7. “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” – Snickers (2010)

8. “Herding Cats” – EDS (2000)

Any favorites that we forgot? Let us know in the comments.