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Yes Means Yes: New Sexual Consent Law Made Easy

October 1st, 2014 at 10:01 by Molly Fosco in Shows

California recently passed the “Yes Means Yes” law. What exactly does that mean? Well you’ve probably heard the term “no means no,” as associated with consent to a sexual act. Basically, a lot of people realized that it makes a lot more sense to say “yes means” rather than “no means no.”

If you don’t explicitly say no, does that mean anyone can do whatever they want to you? If you’re drunk and passed out does that mean someone can have sex with you? Of course not. Just because you don’t say no doesn’t mean you’re saying yes. However, if you actually say yes, it really clears things up for both parties. It’s a much more obvious way of expressing consent.

There’s still a long way to go in regards to sexual consent laws in the U.S., but California made a lot of progress in enacting this law. Still confused about it all? Check out our video above where Ross explains “Yes Means Yes” in a way even a child can understand. No seriously, he wrote a Dr. Seuss book about it and everything.


Hong Kong Protests Heat Up!

September 30th, 2014 at 11:14 by Molly Fosco in Shows

https://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFlnFicMzAM

Protests in Hong Kong over the right to democracy quickly escalated this past weekend when police started to use pepper spray and tear gas on the crowd. Of course if they were in Ferguson, Missouri it would just be another day on the job for the police department.

If you’re not sure exactly what’s happening in Hong Kong right now, think of it this way: Hong Kong is like a recent college grad who has to move back home with their parents, China, to save money. They feel like they have the right to be independent cause they’re an adult and totally mature and all that, but China’s like nope. My house, my rules. You have to live here for 20 years before you can have total independence. Hong Kong is like fine whatevs, and comes to an agreement with China for the time being.

So everything’s kosher for like 17 years, but then in August China’s like okay so about that independence, yeah you can totally elect your own chief executive and all but it has to come from a pool of candidates that WE choose. And Hong Kong is like ummm no that’s totally not what we agreed on, so a bunch of citizens took to the streets in peaceful protest.

Well, China was having NONE of that and decided to have Hong Kong police spray these peaceful protesters with tear gas and pepper spray. Which, ironically, only further proves why Hong Kong would want to elect their own officials in the first place because strangely enough they’re not really down with Chinese appointed leaders dousing their own people with toxic chemicals.

China, being a communist country, isn’t exactly the biggest fan of democracy. They’ve often bragged about their “one country, two systems” relationship with Hong Kong, but what’s really happening here is that one system is completely controlling the other. Understandably, Hong Kong is super pissed about that and wants to change things ASAP.

What do you guys think? Would you be okay with the stipulations China is putting on the 2017 elections in Hong Kong? Check out the video above for the full story.


Kevin Smith Finds Funding for Clerks 3 Through Tusk

September 29th, 2014 at 08:03 by cteregis in Shows

Jay and Silent Bob fans rejoice!  It seems as though Clerks 3 is finally going to happen.

 

Kevin Smith is one of the most polarized filmmakers in the production world.  Love him or hate him, it’s hard to do anything but admire his ability to get some pretty incredible projects made.

If you would said ten years ago that Kevin Smith was going to direct a horror film about turning a man into a human walrus, we all would have laughed harder than any of us did at Cop Out.

Oddly enough, it’s due to the success of Smith’s bizarre, horror-comedy TUSK, that he has been able to find funding for the long awaited finale to the Clerks Trilogy.

A year and change ago I was desperately trying to get ‘Clerks III’ made for the 20th anniversary… I must have reeked of [desperation], because I couldn’t f–ing find money and s–t. But it was ‘Tusk,’ with people going ‘Holy f–k, what else do you have?’ I was like, ‘Clerks III!’ and they’re like. ‘Done!’ Everybody that’s like, ‘He failed, he failed!’ I’m like, ‘Thank you, I failed into Clerks III!’”

Most trilogies nowadays don’t have a production cycle of twenty years, but Smith somehow has been able to keep his extremely devoted fan base chomping at the bit since Clerks 2 released back in 2006.   At this point, it looks like actors Brian O’Halloran and Jeff Anderson will be returning to the big screen very, very soon.

Remember folks;  Just because they serve you, doesn’t mean they like you.


How To Do The Head in A Jar Prank

September 26th, 2014 at 04:05 by Molly Fosco in Shows

In the aftermath of the Sam Pepper “ass pinch prank” we tried to think of some fun pranks that aren’t considered sexual harassment and won’t get you thrown in jail!

One idea we came up with is the “head in a jar” prank. The timing seemed appropriate considering Halloween isn’t too far away and this is a super creepy prank to play on someone.

The assembly is fairly simple. You need a large jar, green food coloring, and a laminated photo of your face with two profile shots merged on either side using photoshop (shown in video above).

Then you place the jar in the refrigerator and wait for unsuspecting family, friends, or co-workers to get the shit scared out of them when they go to get a soda. Don’t forget to put a camera nearby to record their hilarious reactions!

Our own head in the jar prank went a little rogue as you can see in the above video. 


Looking for the Revision3 forums?

July 28th, 2014 at 11:00 by Jen Corbett in Uncategorized, Website

 

If you’re here – you’re probably an old school fan and we thank you for the support!

 

Rev3 has decided to put the forums to rest as we move the conversation to our social pages. Over the years these pages have declined in usage and seen increased spam, so it felt like the right time for retirement. (pours beer out)


Please follow Rev3 on Facebook, Twitter and G+ to find daily content and talk with us about tech, games and general internet nonsense. We’re introducing new shows all the time like Anyhoo and Fandom Beat (check ‘em out below) and we want your feedback! If you have any questions, please email or tweet us. Thanks again for being a fan.

 

New Shows on Rev3:

  • Watch Fandom Beat – a place for all of us to celebrate the stuff we’re obsessed with! Regular segments on Fandom Beat cover topics like My Little Pony, anime and K-pop with more fandoms to come.
  • And, introducing Anyhoo – a daily, informative distraction based on fun facts, pop culture and mind-bending stories.

 

 

 


Introducing The New Show with Ross Everett!

July 23rd, 2014 at 05:04 by Emily Chau in Announcements, Shows

Come one, come all – The New Show is here!

The New Show will be giving you new angles on everything from trending topics to breaking news. Our very own Ross Everett shares his opinion on the buzz around popular topics! Don’t forget to check back everyday for new videos!

Check out the most recent episode:

 

Watch short versions on The New Show Instagram everyday

Like The New Show on Facebook

Follow Ross on Twitter

Wanna ask Ross something? Have any questions? Post a video to Instagram with #FridaskMeAnything


Phil DeFranco and Friends Want to See Your Faces In Los Angeles

May 1st, 2014 at 12:45 by Jonathan Simrin in Announcements, Live Events
May 9 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA

May 9 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA

 

Phil DeFranco is putting on a special live show next week at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California. You should totally come! SourceFed hosts Joe Bereta and Steve Zaragoza will also be there with Phil, doing some storytelling, Q&A, and secret surprises. Tickets are still available but going fast. This is Phil’s last live show on the West coast this year (Chicago and Toronto are next), so you don’t want to miss it. Here’s the info on show details and tickets:

 

DeFranco Does LA

Friday, May 9 at 8PM

Alex Theatre, Glendale, CA

Get your tickets here: http://www.alextheatre.org/event/defranco-creative-presents-defranco-does-la

Questions? Contact the Alex Theatre at 818-243-ALEX (2539) or boxoffice@alextheatre.org

 


Anyhoo is Your New Source for (Informative!) Daily Distractions

April 14th, 2014 at 12:04 by Jonathan Simrin in Announcements, Shows

We’re very excited to bring you Anyhoo, the newest show on the Revision3 network. Anyhoo is a daily dose of fun facts and pop culture to break up your day with the information you need to know. We’re talking important stuff like celebrities who were also spies, the must-have Twitter followers, and artificial, lab-grown (and functional!) vaginas. You’ll find some friendly and familiar faces on Anyhoo, like Animalist News’ Catie Wayne, DNews’ Trace Dominguez, and Rev3Games’ Tara Long. Check out some recent Anyhoo episodes below and be sure to see them all on Revision3.


New Revision3 iOS App Available for Download

February 20th, 2014 at 08:58 by Jonathan Simrin in Announcements, Uncategorized

We’re very happy to release our brand new iOS app! Now it’s super easy to keep up with your favorite Revision3 shows on the go. Create a custom Watch Later playlist with any and all shows. You can also jump ahead to a certain segment within an episode, so you won’t miss a thing. Whether you want to hear the latest review from Rev3Games, check in with Philly D, build something awesome with DIY Tryin, or watch any other show on the Rev3 lineup, it’s all right here in our free app–now available for free from the App Store.

If you’ve been using an older version of our app, we suggest you remove it and install this new version. It’s a whole new product with new features and bug fixes for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. The app is optimized for the iPhone 5 and requires iOS 6.1 or later. Try it out and let us know what you think!

Our sister networks Animalist and TestTube also have apps on the way–stay tuned!

 

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CES 2014 KICKS OFF WITH FUEL CELLS, ROKU TV’S, AND MICHAEL BAY AWKWARDNESS

January 7th, 2014 at 11:57 by Jonathan Simrin in Live Events, Uncategorized

CES 2014 is in full swing and we’re all over it. Yes, filmmaker Michael Bay made an abrupt and very awkward exit at yesterday’s Samsung event, but there’s other much cooler stuff happening in Vegas right now. Below are a couple new stories we think are worth mentioning and stay tuned for lots more coverage. You can keep up with hands-on demos, reviews, insights and more from all your favorite Rev3 hosts right here.

 

Roku-Powered TV’s

Roku is best known for its popular streaming set-top box product that lets users stream all kinds of content. Now, the company is getting into the actual television manufacturing business, partnering with TCL and Hisense on a line of new television sets that have the Roku technology baked right into the TV itself. These TV’s should be available later this year in the fall and be sure to check out Tekzilla‘s report on the announcement.

 

 

Toyota’s Fuel Cell Car Plans

Since the early 2000′s, fuel cell-powered cars have gotten plenty of buzz from carmakers as the next big thing in environmentally-conscious vehicles. This year at CES, Toyota unveiled the latest concept car that combines hydrogen and air and emits nothing but water. Sounds pretty good, right? Toyota hopes to have these on the road in 2015, but as Patrick Norton reports, there are some considerable obstacles in the way:

What’s the best thing you’ve seen at CES this year? Let us know in the comments below!