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01 Feb 2016

Watch: ILM Shows Off The Amazing Special Effects of Jurassic World

Any right-minded person could tell you that the dinosaurs running around in last summer’s blockbuster hit, Jurassic World, weren’t real. A cursory knowledge of how special effects have been applied in the last decade of movie-making would probably tell you that there were some other elements that weren’t actually on set when Colin Trevorrow and co. filmed the picture. What you might not realize is that much of what you saw in the film: water, trees, buildings, people, and pretty much everything else in the movie was nothing more than a very realistic cartoon.

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25 Jan 2016

Media Collective, Wisecrack, Explains The Philosophy Of Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty is one of the most intelligent series on television. Paired with (many) jokes about butts or balls or butts and balls, is an awareness of the deepest subject matter possible. Creators Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time) draw from Nietzsche and Camus, to paint a picture of existence that most cartoons (or live-action series) simply never explore.

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12 Jan 2016

Here Are Your Winning Powerball Numbers, Also Powerball Is An Illuminati Conspiracy, Also Rick Ross

Here at the DAPS office, Libbermish and I think we’ve figured out the winning Powerball numbers. If you’re living in a cave, or another country, or reading this from the future, let me explain. The Powerball lottery drawing, is at it’s biggest jackpot of all-time, and we think the whole thing is a conspiracy.

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03 Jan 2016

Geoff Celis’ ‘Some Guys Are Bigger Than Others’ Is Now Available To Stream For FREE

Not only does ‘Some Guys’ feature OG DAPS staffer, Michaelangelo “Flam” Muniz, but also frequent collaborators/well-wishers Casey Jost, Kevin Devlin, and Tim Duffy. Not only is it made on Staten Island, but the film’s Indiegogo campaign also promoted the borough we call home. Today, we’re proud and excited excited to tell you that ‘Some Guys’ is now available online for streaming online.

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Casey Jost Bet on Me
28 Dec 2015

People-Watching For Money + Casey Jost = TLC’s Bet On Me

Casey Jost is a frequent DAPS collaborator and if I’m being honest, the funniest dude on Staten Island. This Wednesday night, the Impractical Jokers writer will be taking another step on his road to super-stardom with the pilot episode of Bet on Me, a people watching game show airing on The Learning Channel (aka TLC.)

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19 Nov 2015

Learn The Difference Between Yams and Sweet Potatoes By Watching One Weird Cartoon!

As we approach Thanksgiving, you’ll be seeing a lot more Thanksgiving content make it’s way into your Facebook and Twitter feeds. Some of it will be good, some will be bad, and some will feature a hairy yam with six-pack abs.

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17 Nov 2015

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer: Can We Trust It?

As we approach the release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, people are pretty excited, but the excitement seems to be tempered with the understanding that The Phantom Menace didn’t live up to the promise of it’s hype.

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16 Nov 2015

Staten Island’s Young Lucid Releases Official Music Video For “She Love It”

Today, we’re introducing you to Staten Island rapper Young Lucid, a 19 year old prodigy following in Shaolin’s rich hip-hop tradition like the famed Wu Tang Clan. Last week, Lucid released his the first single from his LP “Lucid Dreams” a catchy, dreamy, track called “She Love It” which features R&B singer Elaine Kristal.

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09 Nov 2015

SciShow’s Hank Green Knows Why That Word Is Stuck On The Tip Of Your Tongue

Have you ever had a word stuck on the tip-top of your tongue that wouldn’t just go out into the world and more importantly into the ears of those politely waiting for you to say whatever it is that you’re trying to say. Well, there’s a reason for that.

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05 Nov 2015

Adam Buxton’s Moby Song Is A Perfect Waste Of Your Time

Sometimes saying certain phrases, or in this case names, in succession creates a sort of rhythm.

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