‘Trapped in the Comments’, A Parody of ‘Trapped in the Closet’ by R. Kelly About Reading Comments on the Internet

“Trapped in the Comments” is a parody song by game designer Teddy Diefenbach that spoofs the Trapped in the Closet series of songs by R. Kelly. Diefenbach’s parody specifically focuses on reading Internet comments about his new game, Kyoto Wild.

A note from Teddy: This is not a damnation of internet commenters (and not singling out Kotaku in particular.) Much of the comments I’ve read from fans have been invaluably encouraging. BUT, this video is a fictional account of my true emotional arc reading comments both good and bad. Love, Teddy

The original music video for the first chapter of R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet:

via Patrick Klepek

Photos and Video of an Outbreak of Pikachus From the Video Game Franchise Pokémon During an Event in Yokohama, Japan

RocketNews24 has posted a series of photos and video of an outbreak of Pikachus from the video game franchise Pokémon during an event called Pikachu Tairyou Hassei Chu in Yokohama, Japan. The event went on from August 9th through August 17th, with parades of the giant critters happening regularly throughout the day.

The Tairyou Hassei Chu event is going on in Minato Mirai, Yokohama’s fashionable harbor area that’s filled with parks, entertainment complexes, high-rise condominiums, and some beautiful views where the sea, sky, and city converge. So the first order of business was a train ride to Minato Mirai Station, which is about 30 minutes south of downtown Tokyo. After getting off the train, we spotted our first Pikachu before we were even out of the gates[.]

Pikachu Parade

Pikachu Parade

Pikachu Parade

Pikachu Parade

Pikachu Parade

photos via RocketNews24

via RocketNews24, Neatorama

‘Slap .45′, An Old West-Themed Card Game Featuring a Lot of Slapping

Slap .45 is an Old West-themed card game by Gnarwhal Studios that features a lot of slapping similar to other card games like Egyptian Ratscrew. The game is designed for three to seven players, and lasts up to 20 minutes. Gnarwhal Studios is currently raising funds to print the game via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.

Each player chooses a unique gang with a special power and attempts to outwit and outslap their opponents. Guns and events are dealt from a central deck, and players must position themselves strategically and use their powers to survive until the final duel.

Slap .45

Slap .45

images via Gnarwhal Studios

via Max Temkin

A Reality Show Spoof Where Julia Louis-Dreyfus Tries Pawning Her Emmy to Bryan Cranston & Aaron Paul

The Television Academy has released “Barely Legal Pawn“, a reality show spoof put together by Audi where actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus tries pawning her Emmy to business partners Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. The beloved Breaking Bad duo, Cranston and Paul, are both unsure about striking a deal with Julia since a Drama Emmy is much more valuable than her Comedy award.

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards are scheduled to air on NBC Monday, August 25th, 2014 at 8 PM EST.

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul go into business together and this time it’s legal…barely. Find out what happens when Julia Louis-Dreyfus becomes a client, trying to offload television’s most coveted item, in this video starring three Emmy Award winners.

via Aaron Paul

ASAPScience Explores the Biological Causes of Depression

In “The Science of Depression“, ASAPScience uses animation to explain and explore various scientific theories around the biological causes of depression and how certain medications work to alleviate the symptoms, although perhaps not for the reason they were originally intended.

When we look at the brain of a depressed person, studies show that the hippocampus tends to be much smaller than average…the longer a person has been depressed the smaller the hippocampus becomes. The cells and networks literally deteriorate…Interestingly, many modern drugs, including those which affect serotonin levels, have an indirect effect on the growth of brain cells. This is why serotonin-based drugs seem to help some patients, but not for the reasons we once thought. Instead, they promote the release of other chemicals that ultimately stimulate neurogenesis, the growth of new neurons.