IT'S GOING TO BE AN ODD FUTURE

How did two kids from Omaha, Nebraska, reach the top of the iTunes charts? The answer, inevitably, is via social media. The band has 14 million followers across its many accounts — including Vine, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook — and they’ve harnessed that popularity online to sell more than a million songs leading up to last week’s release.

THE SOUND AND THE FURY

Perhaps no other audible device is so uniformly detested — and with good reason. Audible alarms are not only incredibly annoying, but almost entirely useless: they do not reduce crime or deter thieves, and they produce an overall net negative impact on society. Why the hell do they still exist?

HEY NOW!

“There's always money in the banana stand!” his character on Arrested Development loved to say. And Jeffrey Tambor has always known there's money — and laughs — in playing second banana. Now, after decades of being the guy who stole scenes but rarely starred in them, Tambor is finally getting his leading-man moment. All he had to do was become a woman.

GENTLEMAN, BEHOLD

​David Willis and Matt Mallero's surreal cult cartoon, "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," concludes its 11th and final season on Cartoon Network this week. It's about a milkshake, a floating bag of french fries and a wad of meat who live together and have adventures. David and Matt's list is as absurd as their show.

NO WIRES! WOW!

The Camerica Freedom Stick is a totally real product from the early days of video games that claimed to work with pretty much every system of the time. Most vintage game gear is coveted, but these are selling on eBay for between $12 and $35. Safe to say they probably sucked, but this commercial is a true gem.