The Underground – Issue #19
Everything you need to know about in this weekly series: Daredevil debuts on Netflix, Plato dropping cave allegories, the return of a cult show, a comedian that you need to know about, and a Kickstarter project worth your money.
At Social Underground we go beyond the mainstream stuff and see what’s underneath the surface. What should we get into, listen to, read, eat or watch? If there is something in our culture that needs attention that’s our job: Show you the underground things that you need to know about: Books, music, television, movies, comedians, art, and whatever else we can find to get you into something you never knew about. That’s The Underground.
1. Daredevil hits Netflix, and it’s DARK. I had reservations about this show because the 2003 movie left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth. It was a bad movie that was written and directed by the writer of Grumpy Old Men. That’s not a joke, but when you think about it, it’s a complete joke.
I’ve watched the first 4 episodes, and there’s a fight scene in episode 2 that will probably be the talk of the Internet in a few days. It’s up there with the fight scene in the South Korean movie Old Boy. If you’re wondering if the movie is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it is. You can see heavy rebuilding in NYC after The Avengers destroyed the city playing the biggest recreation of Space Invaders.
Check out the trailer for Daredevil below, and then sign away your weekend watching it all:
2. Learn what people are talking about when they bring up Plato’s cave allegory. People reference this in movies, TV, journalism, and pretty much every place in history. What most that don’t know is what it actually is.
This video goes into detail about what it is, and how you can look smart when you explain it to friends when you hear it referenced somewhere. Plato was a pretty insightful guy, so you should inject your brain with knowledge by watching the TED video below, or you can just stay in the cave. Get it? No? Watch the video!
3. True Detective season 2 is teased and makes us want it now. True Detective was a smash last year that had everyone speculating about how it would end. It was like LOST, but it had a clear ending and didn’t make you want to throw your TV into a lake each week. Since the season 2 trailer was released the other day, it has led to this same speculation on the Internet as season 1 did.
Hopefully, with this season, people won’t hype the crap out of it and expect any supernatural ending. They made it pretty clear that Rust Cohle had some mental issues in the opening scene of the damn show. Just remember: Try not to expect a super insane ending, it’s a show about detectives, murder and corruption. So remember that going into this season, enjoy each moment while also ignoring Internet people who freeze frame each scene and try to detect.
True Detective season 2 premieres on HBO on June 21st.
4. Kumail Nanjiani is a comedian you should get to know better. You probably recognize his face since I’d estimate he guest starred on every show on television, and currently stars in HBO’s Silicon Valley, but the man also does comedy.
In one of his hilarious stand-up sets, he describes his 3-step plan to becoming popular in High School. Everyone wants to be popular in High School. If you said you didn’t, you were probably popular and can shove it. Kumail Nanjani was born in Pakistan and if you think being a nerd in High School sucked, try telling Western kids that tidbit.
Give him a shot and check out all of his other stuff on YouTube:
5. The Mag-Vest is something all people who use tools could use.
A Kickstarter project for this magnetic vest is underway, and it’s one of those ideas that seems so simple, yet brilliant. The worst thing about building something that requires many tools is that you keep putting tools down, moving around, losing them, and then yelling. That is basically what happens when you build, but when you can just stick the happen to your chest, it makes it that much easier.
To our Mag-Vest backers:
Thank you so much for taking the time to view our Kickstarter page.
Mag-Vest began as a simple idea….how do I make a tool-belt that works in tight spaces, and allows YOU to choose the best place for your tools, nuts and bolts.
One year later, I have created a product that is ready to help you on the jobsite and at home.
I have already found an incredible manufacturing company with 50 years of experience and special knowledge in magnetics and industrial fabrics.
I need your help to purchase the first batch of Mag-Vest.
Mag-Vest will sell for $79.99 on our website following the kickstarter campaign.
Be one of the first to get your very own Mag-Vest by donating $60.00 here on Kickstarter.
When it comes out, you can get one for a reasonable $79.99. Head on over to their Kickstarter campaign to give them your money. That is, unless you like losing your tools? I didn’t think so.
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