The Underground — Issue #96
Everything you need to know about in this weekly series: The next phenomenon you’ll binge-watch on Netflix, Bad Lip Reading takes on the presidential debates, the epidemic of sinkholes that you’ve probably never heard of, and Gordon Ramsay teaches some excellent and basic cooking tips.
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. Netflix’s Glitch could be the new Stranger Things. Ever since I went through the first season of Stranger Things, I couldn’t really find anything that looked worth dedicating hours to. That was until I came upon the Australian supernatural TV show called Glitch. It starts off immediately with a WTF is going on type vibe. This is a great thing because that is what an opening scene should be: setting up the tone for the rest of the show.
Premise: When Senior Constable James Hayes, a police officer in the small town of Yoorana, is called out to the local cemetery in the middle of the night, he makes a discovery that turns his world upside down. Six people have inexplicably risen from the dead in perfect health.
The people who wake up aren’t recently dead, either. A few have died over a hundred years ago. This is always a fun thing to see since they are in wonder of modern technology. There’s also other weird stuff and drama within the first 2 episodes, but I won’t spoil anything for you.
Check out the trailer for Glitch below, and then dedicate a good 6 hours to what I’m sure will be the show everyone will be talking about.
2. Bad Lip reading turns the second debate into a poetry slam. If you’re anything like me, you probably want this election to be over. 10 months of non-stop coverage of this crap really makes you not want to turn on the television or get into a conversation with someone. It always leads to bickering about the candidates. Just the other day I had family over and it all started to go downhill. I could turn on any channel of television and it somehow got switched around to talking about politics. It sucks.
Thankfully, another Bad Lip Reading video has emerged with them taking on the second presidential debate with hilarious results. I usually go into these thinking I won’t laugh, but what they come up with by dubbing new stuff over their mouth’s is hysterical.
Watch the latest video below to try and find some comedy in this disaster of an election.
3. A documentary about sinkholes that will really freak you out. A few years back, an intersection by my house collapsed into a gigantic sinkhole. We’re talking one big enough to suck in dozens of cars. It caused damage to local neighborhoods and took months to fix. It caused major problems to traffic since it was between two major roads, and since I’ve never heard of something this big, it was quite the shock to see the helicopter views of it on the news.
Apparently, this type of thing is becoming more and more common. Sucking out underground water, the collapse of water pipes that destabilize the grown, and so on, have caused sinkholes to happen all over the world. Many of them make the one by my old house like like a pothole.
The documentary below goes over just how much of an epidemic these things are, and it also makes me terrified of driving into one of these massive holes. Give yourself an hour to watch the doc, and then stay aware when you’re on the roads.
4. Gordon Ramsay teaches 10 cooking tips to help you in the kitchen. Since one of the most annoying parts of cooking for me is chopping up veggies into tiny pieces, I thought that there had to be a better way to do it. I ended up finding the video below, and then went on a cooking video binge because it’s all so interesting. One of the best chefs in the world, Gordon Ramsay, is such a good teacher when it comes to his tutorial online. There’s one video where he makes a steak sandwich that looks like he could charge $200 bucks for. It was totally food porn.
Below, Gordon teaches 10 solid cooking tips that will make you look like you know what you’re doing. They include how to properly cut without slicing your finger off, cutting up a pepper so you don’t have seeds all over the place, and getting the best flavor out of meats. If you’re interested in becoming a better cook, I suggest watching this video and branching off into watching more of his videos. He is more than just that chef that yells at bad students in the kitchen.
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