Topic: aliens

Poll: Is That a Spaceship Zipping Through the London Sky?

Poll: Is That a Spaceship Zipping Through the London Sky?

Crushable loves crazy shit we can’t explain — case in point, our Creepy Things That Seem Real But Aren’t series — so of course this video gives us pause. Sure, it’s probably a plane or a British Balloon Boy wannabe… but then again, that craft is moving pretty darn fast for the middle of the day, especially when you compare it to the normal pace at which the guy is talking. At least London is near the water! More »

10 Things ‘Independence Day’ Taught Me About Independence Day

10 Things 'Independence Day' Taught Me About Independence Day

Ah, Independence Day: The day on which we burn food items to a crisp, dress in only three colors, and set fire to a bunch of explosives, all in the name of celebrating the day a bunch of long-dead dudes signed a piece of very important paper. Incidentally, it’s also the day on which, in 1996, aliens descended upon the Earth and attempted to destroy it. Happily, they failed, thanks to the ingenuity of a few resourceful humans; and now we can use the day to celebrate not one, but two forms of independence. Hoorah!

I was 11 when Independence Day came out, and as you might imagine, I was a rather impressionable child. It seemed to me that there was more to take away from this Hollywood blockbuster than simple entertainment. I studied it carefully, and under its tutelage, I discovered a number of valuable lessons about the true meaning of this national holiday. In honor of 4th of July weekend, I have decided to share my findings with you, Gentle Readers; here are the 10 things Independence Day taught me about Independence Day: More »

Every Hoax Ever Needs A Drink(ing Game)

Every Hoax Ever Needs A Drink(ing Game)

So remember a little while ago when the Fox News ticker got hacked? Well, guess what? It’s a hoax. Just like everything else. It turns out the news ticker stunt was pulled by MoveOn.org to launch their new “Rebuild the Dream” campaign, which is being fronted by Van Jones, the guy who was thrown out of the Obama administration for his extremist views. What’s really remarkable is the lengths to which MoveOn.org went to convince people the hack was real– everything from building the identity of the hacker months in advance to posting a “how I did it” video in response to accusations that the hack was fake. But fake it was, and you know what? I think it could use a drink. And so could every other hoax ever. Don’t you? More »

16 Celebrities We Think Are Actually Aliens

16 Celebrities We Think Are Actually Aliens

Celebrities lead such different lives than most of us mere mortals that sometimes it can be hard to believe they’re real people. Guess what? They may not be! As a matter of fact, they might actually be aliens! While last week’s aliens were all most definitely fictional, I assure you that this weeks’ are one hundred percent real. Tread carefully, though; while some of these real celebrity aliens may want to be your friend, others may be out to take over the world one horrid pop song at a time. This handy guide should help you to separate the friendly aliens from the hostile ones. More »

14 Unexpectedly Friendly Fictional Aliens

14 Unexpectedly Friendly Fictional Aliens

The universe is big. Really, really big. In fact, in the words of Douglas Adams, it’s staggeringly vast. And with a universe so big, one would hope that there’s life on other planets out there. Trouble is, thanks to films like Alien, we’re all very away of the fact that if there IS life on other planets, most of it probably wants to kill us. However, there’s also a lot of alien life that DOESN’T want to kill us. In fact, a lot of it really wants to be friends with us! Need a guide to recognizing the amiable aliens out there that are just waiting to have a drink with you? Read on! More »

Dude Diary: Is Alex Pettyfer the New Robert Pattinson?

Dude Diary: Is Alex Pettyfer the New Robert Pattinson?

We admit that we felt a little bit dirty after watching the trailer for Beastly, the modern spin of Beauty and the Beast starring Vanessa Hudgens and newcomer hunk Alex Pettyfer. Not because we suddenly found ourselves with an uncontrollable need to see a film with Mary-Kate Olsen as a witch channeling Taylor Momsen, but because Alex was so freakin’ hot…but at 20-years-old, he makes us feel like cougars. Dude is 2 years younger than Zac Efron!! More »