Last Link of the Day: Autocomplete Song

No worse than most pop music, really.

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A Brief History of Video Game Graphics

You may be somewhat bummed out by the lack of content from me these days, but don’t fret: Stuart Brown’s got what you need to fill your time. Check out this awesome series of videos detailing the history of video game graphics – it’s fun AND educational!

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Before They Were Stars: Tony Danza as a Professional Boxer

Tony Danza may not be the first actor to come to mind when you’re picturing badasses, but the guy was a pretty good professional boxer, garnering a 9-3 win-loss record with all of his victories ending via knockout. In this bout, “Tough” Tony Danza knocks out his opponent in only 44 seconds. Tony might have built up a successful career for himself, but after a casting director saw him working out in a gymnasium and thought he’d be good for a role on Taxi, acting became his full-time gig.

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Last Link of the Day: The Pay Phone Repairmen of New York

This gets my nomination for Best Documentary Short.

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HACK THE PLANET!

I apologize for the sporadic updates these days, dear readers. I’m positively swamped with work these days, but as always, I will endeavour to post only the finest in fun-time media. Like this totally radical supercut of 90’s computer hacking! EXCELLENT!

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Before They Were Stars: Jean Reno in Luc Besson’s “L’Avant Dernier”

Luc Besson’s first feature film was a 1983 French production called La Dernier Combat, a.k.a. The Last Battle, a black-and-white post-apocalyptic story told with virtually no dialogue. The film also featured an early role for Besson’s longtime collaborator, Jean Reno. However, two years earlier, Besson and Reno had tried out a test run of this story by makingĀ anĀ 11-minute short film entitled L’Avant Dernier, a.k.a. Not the Last One. So here’s your earliest glimpse at Luc Besson’s one-of-a-kind directorial career.

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Last Link of the Day: Swing Bulldog

If only we could all be this happy.

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The park is open again…

Oh, were you expecting the trailer for Jurassic World? Well, you’ll have to wait until later this week. But the teaser for the trailer dropped today and…I’ll post that below. Because the thing you should be watching is the video you see above, my latest short film venture, in which Grant and I helped 8-year-old Adriano realize his dreams of what Jurassic Park IV should be like. If none of this stuff is in Jurassic World, I’m going to be sorely disappointed.

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Before They Were Stars: 7-Year Old Natasha Lyonne on “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse”

During the first season of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, a trio of kids were cast on the show called the “Playhouse Gang”, who popped up in six episodes to interact with Pee-Wee. At the age of seven, Natasha Lyonne made her acting debut as “Opal”, one of the members of the Playhouse Gang. As a bonus, here’s webcam footage of Natasha watching the very same Pee-Wee’s Playhouse clip from above and giving off her live reaction.

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Last Link of the Day: Grandmas Smoking Weed

This video is already all over the internet, but it’s hilarious. So enjoy! Responsibly.

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