Have you watched the
Cinefix Homemade Movies of the the Death Star Trench Run scene from Star Wars: Episode IV? Trust me, even if you think this idea is dumb, stick with it until about the 2nd minute and the genius of it will slowly be revealed to you.
[embedded video: Homemade Star Wars
If you want to really nerd out, there’s a side-by-side comparison available:
[embedded video: Homemade Star Wars side-by-side comparison]
You’d think they’d wear themselves out doing this all day long.
You’d be mistaken.
Some youtube videos of cats. Just because.
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[embedded video: The Pattycake Cats (original)]
I also love this version, which is in French with English subtitles and contains different, but equally amusing, dialogue.
[embedded video: Dansons la capucine]
Here’s a gratuitous link to
the Finch and the Pea’s Science Caturday posts to add value and give the impression that this post was totally worth your time.
The upside to not being online much today is that some of the really good Roger Ebert eulogies and the best scenes from
had all arrived in my “pop culture junkies” twitter list by the time I sat down to write this. The downside is that all this stuff means that Roger Ebert died. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
The 70 year old
Film critic, prolific tweeter, and screen-writer inspired a tidal wave of tributes.
Here’s the lengthy tribute by the founder and editors at
Rotten Tomatoes, which is an impressive reminder of the impact Ebert had on a lot of people, the Onion’s tribute, Roger Ebert Hails Human Existence As ‘A Triumph,’ and the New Yorker’s POSTSCRIPT: ROGER EBERT, 1942-2013, and the lengthy piece in the New York Times, and, of course, the obituary at the Chicago Sun-Times
And last, but not least, here’s a clip of the party scene from Ebert’s 1970 classic screenplay,
. It’s probably not safe for work, but I guess that depends where you work. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
[embedded video: BVD Party Scene (NSF)]
know I’ve blogged this before, so I suspect that my search is malfunctioning. Just in case, here it is again:
Each time I try to summon words to describe seeing Aung San Suu Kyi speak in person, I fail.
So instead, I’m posting a video of a bulldog on a trampoline, because I can’t stop watching it.
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If you have 7 minutes to kill and you love Alan Rickman, you’ll really love this:
epic tea time with alan rickman]
Before the Humpicizer, falling in front of the couch was a leading cause of humiliation for young Korean women.
(I may have stolen the term “humpicizer” from The Soup, which used the name in a teaser last night but then didn’t show the clip).
There’s an outside chance I’m overly tired, but right at this moment THIS is the greatest thing I have ever seen.