Houston Texans star J.J. Watt tackled Alabama fan at Zac Brown Band show

J.J. Watt (99) of the Houston Texans celebrates recovering a fumble against the Indianapolis Colts in the first half of their game on Sunday, September 11, 2011, in Houston, Texas. (George Bridges/MCT)
J.J. Watt (99) of the Houston Texans celebrates recovering a fumble against the Indianapolis Colts in the first half of their game on Sunday, September 11, 2011, in Houston, Texas. (George Bridges/MCT)

Don’t mess with Texas…or Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. Watt raised eyebrows Monday when he Tweeted a video of himself tackling a seemingly random stage crasher at a Zac Brown Band show.

ESPN speculated that the tackle was likely staged, as the stage crasher in question appeared to be wearing an Alabama T-shirt. Wisconsin, Watt’s alma mater, will open their 2015 season with a game against Alabama at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Prank or not, we hope the poor Alabama-clad guy had an aspirin.

Asteroid Day 2015: Why scientists think you need to know more

The largest asteroid in recent history fell on this day, June 30, over 100 years ago. Known today as the Tunguska impact, the 1908 asteroid landed in remote Siberia and accounted for no known deaths or injuries, but it was big enough that scientists today are worrying about what might be next.

AP Photo/NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
AP Photo/NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

To raise awareness about asteroids, how to better detect them and how to avoid possible natural disasters, dozens of notable astronauts, astronomers, agencies and other experts have teamed up for the first-ever Asteroid Day this year.

Here is some of the best reads about the events going on around the world today, the people involved, what you need to know about asteroid detection and what can be done:

• Huffington Post: NASA working with National Nuclear Security Administration on plan to use nukes on doomsday asteroid

• Astronomy Magazine: Why the asteroid threat should be taken seriously

• Watch: Defending Earth from Asteroids with Neil deGrasse Tyson

• Legendary guitarist of the band Queen and celebrated astrophysicist Brian May is just one of the signers of the 100X Asteroid Day Declaration that made Asteroid Day a reality. Check out the others here.

• New York Times: Agencies, hoping to deflect comets and asteroids, step up earth defense

• Watch: Could we stop an asteroid? Feat. Bill Nye

• Check out the many educational programs, screenings and other events going on around the world, including three in Texas.

• From our files: A UT researcher is helping lead the expedition to study the crater left by an asteroid impact believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs.

Willie Nelson celebrates same-sex marriage ruling, says no to homophobia

Willie Nelson shared these photos from a Texas Monthly interview on his Facebook page Saturday.
Willie Nelson shared these photos from a Texas Monthly interview on his Facebook page Saturday.

Willie Nelson celebrated the Supreme Court’s latest ruling by flipping the bird to homophobia and sharing the photos to prove it on Facebook (warning: explicit content). The Texas musician shared a few choice photos of himself with his 4 million Facebook fans on Saturday, the same day that the United States Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was now legal nationwide.

A few of the photos where the musician is holding modified versions of the Human Rights Campaign equality symbol appear to be from a 2013 interview session with Texas Monthly, where Nelson said, “I never thought of  marriage as something only for men and women.”

For all the latest on Willie Nelson, click here.

The funniest #UrbanOutfittersBeLike Tweets

UOIt started with a pony tail holder. The hashtag #UrbanOutfittersBeLike has attained viral status this week after one Twitter user posted a photo of a pricey hair accessory from the Urban Outfitters website.

https://twitter.com/wholeyattamoney/status/614175542447730688

Twitter has since taken to openly mocking the retail store for the way they price their merchandise, posting every day items with considerable markups. A few of the funniest Tweets below:

https://twitter.com/wanerliang/status/614427743355166720

https://twitter.com/GRANTGOGETS/status/614432499343736834

https://twitter.com/TAMMYMAMl/status/614304729590464512

https://twitter.com/TheDreamCIoset/status/615198003545145344

https://twitter.com/thinkbri/status/614345412237991936

Urban Outfitters is no stranger to controversy; the company apologized last September for selling a bloody-looking Kent State sweatshirt on their website. According to Time, Urban Outfitters has not commented on their recent spike in social media attention.

Are these the top 25 TV shows of 2014/2015?

Indiewire ranks Amazon’s “Transparent” as the year’s best TV show. Are they right?

Carrie Coon, star of "The Leftovers," meets fans along with show runner Damon Lindelof at the 2015 ATX Television Festival. The HBO drama was chosen by Indiewire as the ninth best show of the 2014/15 television season. DALE ROE/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Carrie Coon, star of “The Leftovers,” greets fans along with show runner Damon Lindelof at the 2015 ATX Television Festival. The HBO drama was chosen by Indiewire as the ninth best show of the 2014/15 television season. DALE ROE / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The folks over at Indiewire’s The Playlist have compiled their list of the 25 Best TV Shows Of 2014/15.

A growing market of content providers continues to exert its influence in the rankings; five of the site’s top picks are streaming/download offerings, while basic and pay cable make up the bulk of the list. Only a trio of broadcast network programs made the cut, and none cracked the top ten (“Parks and Recreation” landed at number 12).

Newcomers commanded almost half of the slots. “Bloodline,” “Fortitude,” “Babylon,” “Jane the Virgin” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” are included, along with “You’re The Worst,” the Duplass brothers’ “Togetherness,” “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul,” Damon Lindelof’s “The Leftovers,” “The Nick” and “Transparent.”

There are some glaring omissions, though. Where is “Veep”? How about “The Flash” or “Empire”? And who do I grill to find out why “Bob’s Burgers” couldn’t fit somewhere into the order?

Here are Indiewire’s Top Ten (check out the complete list here). Did they get it right? Which of your favorites are missing? Tell us in the comments below:

10. “Better Call Saul”
9. “The Leftovers”
8. “Mad Men”
7. “The Americans”
6. “Justified”
5. “Orange is the New Black”
4. “Rectify”
3. “Broad City”
2. “The Knick”
1.”Transparent”

10 celebrities share their Father’s Day photos

Celebrities – they’re just like us! We post sweet Instagram shout-outs to our dads, and so do they. To commemorate the occasion, we rounded up ten of the most aww-worthy Father’s Day ‘grams:

First Lady Michelle Obama shared this awesome throwback of the President with their daughters Malia and Sasha.

“Les Miserables” actress Amanda Seyfried posted a throwback family photo with her dad.

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“Girls” writer Lena Dunham gave a shout-out to her dad for making a “pretty great” date for red carpet events.

Rapper Wiz Khalifa thanked his son Sebastian for “making me the man that I am.”

Kim Kardashian shared this sleepy shot of husband Kanye West taking a nap with their daughter North.

Justin Timberlake celebrated his first Father’s Day in style, complete with appropriate backside embroidery.

Kensington Palace posted a black and white shot of the Prince of Whales with his sons Prince William and Prince Harry.

“Wolverine” actor Hugh Jackman called his dad the hero in this sweet picture.

Kendall Jenner shared this home video still on her account, wishing Caitlyn Jenner a Happy Father’s Day.

Robert Downey Jr. told his followers, “Remember to hug your dad today, everyone – they’re probably the reason you’re so wonderfully weird.”

Domino’s adds text, emoji ordering option

Pizza delivery is just an emoji away now that Domino’s has instated its new text ordering system.

The company announced the futuristic ordering system today on their Twitter, and it seems simple enough. All you need to do is set up an account, enable text ordering, confirm the set up and choose your favorite order.

After that, all that’s left is sending a pizza emoji (or the phrase ‘Easy Order’) to Domino’s  and your order is on the way.

That’s it. That’s all you have to do.

And, yes, Domino’s may have a bit of a reputation problem, but I’m happy about any company actively embracing the ordering system/method of communication of the future.

(Nikki Fox/Daily News-Record via AP)
(Nikki Fox/Daily News-Record via AP)

The best “Game of Thrones” season five finale recaps and reviews

But seriously: Valar morghulis. (Spoilers below.)

Sunday night’s “Game of Thrones” season finale was one for the ages, and in the HBO drama’s grand tradition of killing its darlings, not everyone made it out alive. Since we know that you’re spending all morning reading the litany of recaps, reviews and thinkpieces that have emerged online, we thought we would do you a solid and round up the best of the web’s Westerosi offerings.

(Photo courtesy of HBO)
(Photo courtesy of HBO)

Enjoy, white walkers.

Minimalist social network Ello is launching iOS version

"Ello" is a social network that promises an ad-free experience and a minimalist design. Its website is at ello.co. Credit: ello.co
“Ello” is a social network that promises an ad-free experience and a minimalist design. Its website is at ello.co. Credit: ello.co

Remember when Ello was cool? It’s ok, neither does anyone else.

Take a minute to go dust off your profile though, because the ad-free social network will be hitting iPhones everywhere this month.

Ello was originally created as a cleaner, more private alternative to social media – essentially an anti-Facebook. The minimalist network debuted in March 2014, promising users they would never show advertisements and never sell their information to advertisers. The site also does not require users to list their real names.

In September, Ello became the fastest-growing social network in history within a few hours. The hype has died down since then, but the impending iOS launch promises “dozens of new features including real-time alerts and new ways to find your friends,” so there may be hope yet for the platform.

“The Ello app is the best way to be inspired and share what matters most,” the network wrote in a recent email. Will this release give Ello staying power in the realm of social media, or will we all forget about after a week or two? We can all see for ourselves June 18 when Ello hits the Apple App Store.

Coleslaw meme has the internet divided

Coleslaw is the latest meme to take the internet by storm. Photo by William Berry, AJC staff
Coleslaw is the latest meme to take the internet by storm. Photo by William Berry, AJC staff

The latest meme to hit the internet is, of all things, coleslaw. The mix of cabbage, carrots, mayo and sour cream is a popular summer salad, but a Tumblr post gone viral has begun to separate the lovers from the haters.

A text post made June 6 by Tumblr user ammit420 has been identified as the first known mention of coleslaw on the blogging site, and is suspected to have started the internet debate.

Since then, the side dish has reached meme status, with members on both sides of the plate defending their position.

http://bajababeislife.tumblr.com/post/120991170732/there-are-two-kinds-of-people-in-this-world

http://theangryviolinist.tumblr.com/post/121060945335/stop-the-coleslaw-hate-2k15

http://slayer-slayer-slayer.tumblr.com/post/120883011864/coleslaw-is-the-nickelback-of-food

Things have gotten so heated that a petition to outlaw coleslaw in the U.S. has been started on change.org.

For the ‘slaw supporters out there, check out this fresh take on the simple recipe. And if you’re looking to find the controversial dish in Austin, La Barbecue on Sixth has a chipotle slaw to ignite your taste buds.

Tell us which side you’re on below: