In this episode:
- You get a flamethrower, you get a flamethrower, and you get a flamethrower (thanks to Elon Musk, of course).
- Movie Pass says, ‘Step aside Netflix, we’re making our own movies too.”
- And oddball documentary “Chicken People” pleasantly surprises us.
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Ever dreamed of owning a flamethrower? Now you can.
So that flamethrower that Elon Musk teased The Boring Company would start selling after it ran out of its 50,000 hats? Yeah, it’s real – and you can pre-order one now if you want need a ridiculous way to spend $500. — TechCrunch
When you have THE WORST vacation…
[When university student Otto Warmbier signed up for a backpacking trip across North Korea, he had no idea it would end with] the North Koreans sentencing him to 15 years of hard labor. Seventeen months later, he was returned suddenly to the United States. Photos showed him being carried off a plane, limp as an exhausted child, colorless as a ghost, with tubes curling into his nose. Soon it was revealed that Otto was in a persistent vegetative state. He died after a few days at home. — HuffPo
What We’re Streaming
Chicken People (Amazon Prime)
Directed by: Nicole Lucas Haimes
Chicken People is a funny and uplifting look at the world of show chickens and the people who love them. Starting at the largest national poultry competition, likened to the Westminster Dog Show for chickens, Chicken People follows three top competitors over the course of a year as they grapple with life’s challenges while vying to win the next year’s crown. Both humorous and heartfelt, Chicken People is an unforgettable celebration of the human spirit. — IMDb
Dave Chappelle: Equiminity & The Bird Revelation (Netflix)
Created by: Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle returns to the stand up stage yet again…this time with two Netflix specials.
The Latest in Streaming
Pass the Popcorn
MoviePass, the monthly subscription service taking the theater biz by storm that allows people to see infinity movies a month for $10, has recently decided to create a new division focused on acquiring and distributing their own films. — The Hustle
No surprise here: Netflix keeps killin’ the game
Netflix added 8.3 million subscribers in the last three months of 2017, surpassing its own growth forecast. The company had expected to add 6.3 million new subscribers in the period. The boost in the number of users took place as Netflix raised prices for the first time in two years. – USATODAY / The Hustle
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