THE UNDERGROUND — ISSUE #66
Everything you need to know about in this weekly series: 40 pizza’s that you need in your life, could you speak English if you traveled through time, the CGI of Deadpool revealed, a saddening travel truth that we all experience, and Tim Burton finally getting back to directing movies without looking like an idiot.
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. The only pizza infographic you’ll ever need. Pizza is pretty much the greatest food ever created. Not only does it have bread, but it has sauce, cheese and toppings. What toppings? ANYTHING. Below you will see 40 different types of pizza with just about any weird type of topping or style you can thing of. I mean, the beginning already gives you pizza with ziti on it. Don’t ‘even get me started on the bagel pizza. You tout on sauce, toppings, and then throw that in the oven for 15 minute and you have yourself a meal. Never talk trash about bagel pizza, kids. Did I mention the cheese that melts through the middle? Wonderous.
Have a look at all the pizza you’ve been missing. Also, sign up for a gym after eating all this pizza.
2. Can you speak English through the ages? If you watch a film that is set a few hundred years ago, don’t you wonder to yourself whether it’s accurate or not? Sorry, it’s not. Languages of all types tend to change a lot over the years. Seriously, just think of how people talked in America during WWII. Weird, right? Now think of it change for hundreds of years! This video goes over the changes to the point where you sort of recognize the language, and then you completely have no idea what’s being said.
If you could step it a time machine and go back 1,000 years, the chances of you knowing what everyone is talking about is pretty slim. Pretty sure most people from this time wouldn’t care about that. Most would freak out about not getting a signal on their phone. Also, no Wi-Fi.
3. The CGI from the explosive blockbuster Deadpool is revealed. I’d like to admit something: I like the whole Marvel Universe thing, but it has gotten a bit boring. Same thing happens in every movie, no one dies, credits roll, and then you get that cheap post-credits crap that teases you into seeing the next movie. YUP. Same crap, different crap. What Deadpool did is complete dismantle the entire genre by doing what Deadpool does best: be a huge A-hole and break the fourth wall.
The what? Okay, let me learn you something, Internet. Breaking the fourth wall is when a character talk to you directly in a piece of fiction. The character talks to you directly. It’s off-putting to the audience, and that’s why tit’s so great. Deadpool does it to the extreme. Other characters get pissed off at the fact that he’s doing it, but they don’t understand what he’s doing. He knows he’s in a comic book film, but he’s also insane… or is he?! COMPLICATED!
You want to know more, go read some Deadpool. Until then, check out the amazing CGI work on a film that took 10 years to get made. It’s so good:
4. The truth of travel vs. reality is incredibly depressing. Having traveled quite a bit, it’s really quite sad when you finally visit the place you’ve away wanted to go. Sure, it can be amazing, but it can really let you down. It can be equal to meeting your hero… especially if they’re a musician. To go from thinking someone is a God to witnessing them post inspirational picture on Instagram will make you want to throw your guitar away.
The picture album below shows you the reality of the places you want to visit vs. what it actually is. The tourism photos really make you look forward to what it will look like, but then you get there and it sucks. Cheers!
5. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children looks like Tim Burton’s return to form. It’s been a while since Tim Burton has made a movie the didn’t make you want to set your house on fire. He’s made some fantastic movie, but lately it’s all looked like what one would expect all the Slurpee flavors would look like if you’d mix them all up: A purplish mess of sugar and shame. Luckily, it looks like Burton has finally realized that he’s a great director! Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children reminds me of the classic Burton that made our imaginations fire up.
Check out the trailer below. Also, Eva Green? Yes, please.
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