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.


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If you want to really nerd out, there’s a side-by-side comparison available:


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Via laughing squid.

The upside to not being online much today is that some of the really good Roger Ebert eulogies and the best scenes from Beyond the Valley of the Dolls 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.

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, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. It’s probably not safe for work, but I guess that depends where you work.

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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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Before the Humpicizer, falling in front of the couch was a leading cause of humiliation for young Korean women.

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(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).