I’m not sure why this is as entertaining as it is, but hey! That’s the internet!
I’ve got football fever, and it’s expressing itself in meme mashups.
Almost ten years ago we had Christopher Walken dancing through the Los Angeles Marriott for Fatboy Slim and Spike Jonze.
Now we have Hugh Jackman dancing through a Rio de Janeiro hotel for Lipton Ice Tea.
I guess there’s just something about hotels and dancing movie stars.
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of supercuts, where someone takes every instance of a phrase they can find in a TV show or movie and smushes them together. The first one I ever saw was just about every instance of Buster saying, “Hey, Brother,” in Arrested Development.
After that there were all of the people who weren’t here to make friends.
A few months ago I was fascinated by “Let’s Enhance”, a montage of a tremendous number of “freeze it! zoom in!” sequences from TVs and movies.
Now I have a new favorite. For today’s entertainment, I give you an insane number of examples of people shouting, “GET OUT OF THERE!”
See how many of the movies you can identify!
Here’s something to cheer you up: two camera tests from the 1979 Muppet Movie. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see how well Jim Henson and Frank Oz worked together and riffed off of one another.
The last two weeks have been extremely frustrating for me, but you know what? At least I’m not in a commercial. To wit:
That segment with the ketchup and the eggs cracks me up every time.
I understand this makes me something of a shill for Old Spice, but I don’t care. “We’re not saying this body wash will make your man smell into a romantic millionaire jet fighter pilot, but we are insinuating it”, says the ad’s description, and if that doesn’t make you want to watch it right now, then I don’t know who you are any more.
Meanwhile, Rhett and Link created an awesome stop-motion animation video involving a whole lot of t-shirts.
This one’s for Jeff McClure, and anyone else who’s ever willingly watched a DCI show.
I’m enough of a marching band nerd that my first thought was, “Why aren’t they marching on a football field?” There is an answer, one which will become immediately obvious upon watching the video.
For those of you who prefer words to images, here’s OK Go explaining why you can’t embed their videos on your blog via YouTube.
When I was wee, I often visited the Mid America Science Museum, which introduced me to theremins and tectonics. I was especially fascinated by the movie Powers of Ten, which played on a continuous loop in a dark alcove of a theatre. In its own seventies-tastic way that movie helped me get a sense of the universe’s scale.
I’d never seen anything like it until recently.
This movie is both awesome and awe-inspiring. Every time I watch it raptly I remember what it was to be six again and only starting to discover how wondrous our universe is.
That poor, poor Jeep Grand Cherokee.