Brewery wars; Conan responds to Taylor Swift's "22" video; and a touching Google Doodle

Posted by PATRICK DONOHUE on May 23, 2013 

Ryan Gosling's second collaboration with director Nicolas Winding Refn, "Only God Forgives," has proven to be one of the most divisive films at this year's Cannes Film Festival, The Atlantic writes.

Oklahoma native and seemingly all-around good guy Blake Shelton is planning a benefit for victims of the recent tornado that reportedly caused billions in damage in parts of his home state.

Someone paid $36,000 for Luke Skywalker ... well, Mark Hamill's pants. Let's be honest, they are Mark Hamill's pants that someone dolled out 36k for.

Sunday Night Football and NCIS squabble over which really television franchise really owned the season's top spot in the ratings.

Factions of the Brennan family, owners of the famed New Orleans eatery Brennan's, continue to squabble over recipes and their own name.

Are collard greens the new kale?

The alias Derek Jeter uses when clandestinely trying to order coffee at Starbucks.

A pretty awesome chart to help test your beer know-how.

Brian Urlacher may have been a great linebacker for the Chicago Bears but he was a terrible actor as these videos demonstrate.

Staffer at Indiana newspaper stupidly compares Oklahoma tornado to the Titanic.

Wrote about the Mailbox app last week and it appears my prayers have been answered. There is now an iPad app.

Magic Hat Brewing Co. of Burlington, Vt. is suing a Kentucky brewery over its logo.

Esquire has a list of the 12 things you need to know about the XBox One.

Outdoor Magazine has some tips for running in the heat, something I suspect will come in handy for some of you very soon.

Conan O'Brien questions the authenticity of Taylor Swift's video for her single "22."

A Wisconsin teen won the "Doodle 4 Google" contest with this poignant military reunion sketch.

And, just for run, the NPR Tiny Desk Concert featuring rapper Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. (Caution: The performance does contain language that is NSFW).

 

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