"It's-a Me, Mario." "Mamma Mia." "Let's-a go." They're some of the most iconic catchphrases in gaming history, and also the most recognizable voice. Since 1995, Charles Martinet has voiced the Italian plumber, as well as Luigi, Wario, and Donkey Kong. In this short profile, you get to know the man behind the voice and how he got the gig.
President Barack Obama will leave office for good on January 20, 2017. Although we've been trying not to think about the end of the last eight years and the mayhem that is to follow, this goodbye speech makes it all too real. In his final weekly address, the POTUS gives the American people a heartfelt thank you, as he bids farewell to his position as commander-in-chief.
The bromance to end all bromances reaches a new level. President Obama today surprised the VP with the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal Of Freedom (with Distinction), and things got dusty in there real quick.
Billy Barr has spent the last 40 years living in a small cabin in the deserted ghost town of Gothic, Colorado — alone. With so much time to fill, Billy began recording the snowpack around his home to simply pass the time. When climate researchers at the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab discovered Billy's detailed records spanning decades, they had an invaluable resource for tracking how climate change is effecting our planet.
For the 44th time in the 283 years of the Republic of the United States of America, one President will step down as another takes their place. In the grand tradition of the office, outgoing President Barack Obama gave his farewell speech in Chicago, the city that he called home and gave him his start in politics. Over his nearly hour-long speech, President Obama cited the challenges, successes, failures, and his still-strong belief in the ability of this nation to change for the better.
For over 50 years, Baltazar Ushca Tenesaca has been keeping this 500-year-old tradition alive. Twice a week, he makes the 16 mile trek up Ecuador's tallest mountain to harvest 60 pound ice rocks from the glaciers. Due to the low demand, Baltazar is the only harvester left on Chimborazo but continues the practice for the ice's unique properties.
Tattoos are forever, yet so many people spend so little time and money getting inked. Does price really matter? After a visit to three different studios to get three different tattoos — ranging from $80 to $875 — Ben finds out that like anything else, in the world of tattoos, you get what you pay for.
On January 20th, 2017, eight of the most historic years in American politics will come to an end. President Barack Obama will step down from the Presidency after two terms as the first African American President. But that's only part of his story. Citizens share their proudest moments during President Obama's two terms in this retrospective montage from the White House.
Within a day of her passing, Carrie Fisher's mother, actress and icon Debbie Reynolds, passed away. The two were all but inseparable, and had two lifetimes of living in the Hollywood spotlight between them — along with the highs and lows that came with it. An intimate portrait that captures a rare bond between mother and daughter, Bright Lights premieres January 7, 2017 on HBO.
Actress, writer, comedian — the quick-witted Carrie Fisher was more than a princess in a galaxy far, far away. Never afraid to turn her caustic humor on the role that made her famous, or her own struggles with substance abuse and mental illness, Fisher's honesty and independence were legendary. Here she puts all her best attributes on display, absolutely torching George Lucas at his reception for the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute.
Eating hot wings with Brian Cranston nearly killed James Franco. While Cranston is the Walter White of hot wings in real life, Franco was pretty much out of the running after the Sriracha. Besides the wings, we find out about Cranston's questioning in a murder investigation, Franco's time working a McDonald's drive-thru, and a deep-dive through both actors' Instagram accounts.
Get to know more about Tony ward-winner and Uncrate reader Neil Patrick Harris during this 11-minute interview with Vogue. Throughout the 73 questions, NPH takes you on a tour of his New York City home, featuring a private movie theater, fully stocked bar, and the actual booth from How I met Your Mother, while revealing his worst habit, Doogie Howser's current status, and his favorite ice cream. As an added bonus, he gives a flawless performance of Hamilton's "My Shot".
Wes Anderson has been hinting at a Fantastic Mr. Fox-esque stop-motion for a while now, but today he finally made it official. The director announced that the film will be called Isle of Dogs and will feature voices from some of his usuals like Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, F. Murray Abraham, Jeff Goldblum, and Edward Norton, as well as Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, and Yoko Ono. Not only that, but he's giving fans a chance to voice a dog in the film by donating to the Film Foundation.
By now, we all know about the Falcon 9 rocket's first landing at Cape Canaveral a year ago. Everyone was excited about the news, but none as much as SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. For the first time, we get to see just how jacked he was with National Geographic's behind-the-scenes look at the entire event.
On December 15, 2016, the sports world lost a legend. Famed NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager lost his two-and-a-half year battle with leukemia. Donning a signature flashy jacket, he sat down with CBS correspondent Jim Axelrod for what would be his last interview. Even in his final days, his outlook was just as bright as his wardrobe.
Chances are, you've already been invited to a few, or few hundred, ugly Christmas sweater parties this year. You can buy them already uglied up, or add your own touches. But we know for a fact, no one will have one quite like this. 2 Chainz links up with jeweler Joe Avianne to check out the most expensive ugly Christmas sweater, featuring a 14-karat gold santa, iced out in 70 carats-worth of diamonds.
Born in Baltimore with a stutter, Coffin Nachtmahr could have chosen several life paths. Instead, he found throwing. Throwing is form of yo-yoing where the yo-yo is thrown and caught and thrown again in a series of tricks that make it look like dancing. Coffin is one of the top throwers in the world, proving that inspiration can come from the most unlikely of places.
Jason Padgett went to a karaoke bar a normal person — and came home a mathematical genius. In 2002, after leaving the bar, Jason was beaten on his way home. His sight was forever altered, seeing a world of patterns and relationships in mathematical terms far outside the realm of average humans.
We'll never see suits like that again on the sidelines. Legendary sports reporter Craig Sager passed away after battling leukemia, and fashion in the NBA got a whole lot less exciting. This supercut from the NBA shows some of Craig's best moments with arch-nemeses Greg Popovich and style critic Kevin Garnett in on-the-court interviews.
Pray for Paris. Pray for Orlando. Black Lives Matter. Blue Lives Matter. The U.S. election. David Bowie. Prince. I think we can all agree 2016 was rough. Google reminds us just how rough with their yearly roundup. The video takes us through all of the highs and lows of last year, search by search. Here's to a better 2017.
Childhood is full of monsters. Things half seen, lurking in the shadows or under the bed. Who better to ask about childhood than one of the greatest monster-makers of all time, Stephen King? In this interview from 1989, the master of horror talks about being a kid and how he made that into career as one of the best-selling authors of all time.
Watching Nick Offerman sipping scotch for long periods of time has become a part of our holiday tradition. Last year, we watched the Parks and Recreation star enjoy a glass of single malt in front of the warmth of a Christmas fire for 45 straight minutes. To bring in the New Year, he's taking his celebrations to the Isle of Islay for an hour-long glass of Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Taxi Driver. Scarface. Any Tarantino film. All of these are known for their iconic movie shootouts. But while watching these, not many people wish to be apart of the action Unless you're Matt Gourley. In the 50th episode of I Was There Too, the host gets in front of the firing squad to live out his life-long dream of getting gunned down by a machine gun. A fake movie machine gun, of course.
Francis Ford Coppola has a few things on his mind. In this 1996 interview, The Godfather director talked about mosquitos, elevator death games, and the benefits of being alone.
Nabil "Billy" Karam lost his collection of model cars as child. As an adult, Billy would go on to race cars and become president of Porsche's Lebanon operations. When he began to rebuild the collection he lost as a child, he just couldn't stop, and has amassed a record-breaking number of cars and dioramas.
Bruce Pascal is living every 7-year-old's fantasy with his 3,500 piece Hot Wheels collection. Like most of us, he got his first car at a young age, but his obsession never stopped. Valued at over $1 million, his collection includes 175 unreleased unique prototypes and the rarest Hot Wheels of them all — the $150,000 pink VW Beach Bomb Rear-Loader.
Self-taught tattoo artist JC Sheitan Tenet has lived without his right arm for most of his life. After a chance meeting at a tattoo convention, he and biomechanic artist Jean-Louis Gonza began working on a custom prosthetic. Unlike human arms, his can pivot a full 360 degrees, allowing Tenet to create abstract designs that can't be duplicated by other artists.
During an interview with Conan, Louis C.K. made it very clear who is was rooting for during the 2016 election. The comedian is going all in for Hillary Clinton. Although he feels she's smarter and more qualified, the real reason she's got his vote might surprise you.