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.

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Ten(ish) Reasons Everyone on Pandora Is Dead by Avatar 2

It’s been four years since audiences were amazed by Avatar’s stunningly beautiful computer graphics, and James Cameron’s equally stunning decision to not even bother writing a plot. Millions of viewers were moved by the struggle [...]


A capella is the only understandable reaction to music made by lovebots.

5 Ways To Get Lucky without Daft Punk

“Get Lucky” isn’t a song, it’s an audio patch for errors in the human soul. It’s the ’70s filtered through four more decades of audio technology to resonate with the groove center of the human [...]


Even his name is cool. Like, literally, "Son of Cool."

Forget St. Patrick, Learn From a Real Irish Hero

St Patrick is the most famous Irishman in the world, and almost as famous for not actually being Irish. But that’s not the problem. The problem is how St Patrick the man is utterly unsuitable [...]


See? More powerful.

Screw ‘Man Of Steel,’ THIS Is Superman

Zack Snyder recently retold Superman’s origin story, and it was like a liquid-nitrogen-hauling truck driver retelling the story of Terminator 2: missing all the important points and focused mainly on whining. But this should have [...]


"Die, everything!"

The Best Xbox Games To Buy Right Now

A new generation of consoles means an important choice, but it’s not between the PS4 and the XBox One. With seventy dollars you can pay a company to start learning how to program a new [...]


Future-chess is significantly more badass.

Warhammer 40k Is the Most Metal Game Ever

In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war. Awesome, awesome war. By the 41st millennium mankind has already achieved the pinnacles of glorious technology and then forgotten every single bit which [...]


No one ever burned us like you, but we'd do it all again.

Why Brandy Is The Best Friendly Fire

Brandy is what happens when wine stops screwing around and wants to get drunk.  The most famous image of a financial elite enjoying life is sitting around a roaring a roaring fire with snifters and [...]


Anything his name doesn't say, his glare does. (Source:  Legendary Pictures)

The Manliest Names in Film

Battle of the Damned comes out tomorrow! And if that’s not one of the most badass titles ever, it stars one of the most real-life badass actors, Dolph Lundgren, as the even more impossibly badass [...]


If you can't be comfortable in your own skin, try wearing a chicken's.

The One Thing that Truly Makes a Man

What makes a man in the modern world? Some say it was easier in the good old days, and it was: when the rampaging psychopaths tore through your village raping and killing, you were a [...]


(credit: Thinkstock) We nearly broke our computer just typing these.

The Most Ridiculously Manly Men’s Names in Use Right Now

It’s the man that makes the name, not the other way round. Call your kid Rock Fistgranite and he’ll grow up beaten, balletic, and resenting you for both. If you really want to toughen someone [...]