Luke McKinney

biosize Luke McKinneyLuke McKinney writes about games, drink, science, and everything else that makes life amazing. He’s a columnist on Cracked and writes for several beer magazines. He’s also available for hire. Follow him on Tumblr and Twitter @lukemckinney.


Everyone's wondering if Marvel overreached with this movie for having such weird source material, and we're just sitting here remembering when everybody predicted the same thing for "300" and "Sin City."

What You Don’t Need to Know About the Guardians of the Galaxy

This week you’ll see many articles explaining what you need to know about the Guardians of the Galaxy before seeing the movie. Which is nonsense. All you need to know is the name, and how [...]

Writers–07/29/2014

Solved: why bulls get angry at the color red. 
(Yeah, we know, bulls are colorblind, ya spoilsport...)

5 Fun Cocktails For International Tequila Day

Tequila has famous cocktails in the same way Julius Caesar had a famous friend called Brutus – a glorious power betrayed and destroyed by those meant to help serve it. The true Margarita has gone [...]

Writers–07/24/2014

Too much said, even.

‘Sharknado': The Worst Worst Movie Ever Made

Sharknado is getting a sequel. It must be stopped. Because it’s worse than the worst movie ever made. They could film the ten-thousandth zombie movie, fulfilling an ancient prophecy to resurrect the rotting god of [...]

07/14/2014

It absolutely will not stop, ever, until the franchise is dead.

The Tale of the Tired Terminator

Schwarzenegger has revealed that in the next Terminator movie we’ll see the flesh of T-800s age, because CGI body doubling is still really expensive. Hopefully Skynet will be able build titanium-coltan alloy zimmer frames as [...]

Writers–06/25/2014

This man brought rock 'n' roll to space.

The Greatest Self-Help Book Ever Written

Self-help books have a reputation for being terrible. Because they are. They’re worse wastes of paper than a Toilet Paper Recycling License application form. The textual equivalent of someone patting your shoulder and saying “There, [...]

Writers–06/24/2014

There's no single correct way to make a martini, but lord, there are some wrong ones.

What’s the Perfect Martini Ratio?

The martini is the one of the greatest drinks in existence. Notice how I didn’t say cocktails. I said drinks. It’s second only to Manhattans and water, and even then only because water has a [...]

Writers–06/19/2014

No need to get upset when you're riding in a miracle of engineering.

Elevate Yourself In Airports for a Better Journey

Airports are palaces to the power of human progress. Armed with nothing but the ability to notice when we’d fallen over, we worked out the law of gravity and then built at it until we [...]

06/16/2014

Gin, gin, wonderful gin!

The Glory of Gin

Every culture creates their own alcohol. That’s how you can tell they’re a culture and not a species of soberly shaved apes. Rum is where the tropics turn sunshine into happiness, Scotch is how to [...]

Writers–06/12/2014

Although the beer is making it blurry as well.

The Future Of Drinking

We know that thinking about the future is always better with a drink, but how will drinking become better with the future? We mixed ourselves a Manhattan, while gently chiding the world for the lack [...]

Writers–05/29/2014

And don't forget to bring a towel.

Celebrate Towel Day with the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Internet

Sunday, May 25th is Towel Day, a global celebration of Douglas Adams, the comedy writer so smart he was talking about triple-breasted sex workers before Total Recall. If you haven’t read the Hitchhiker’s Guide to [...]

Writers–05/23/2014

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