Wow. Musical Theater in space, if you will. This is a music video version – the first ever recorded in space apparently – of Bowie’s “Space Oddity” performed live in the international space station by Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield. It’s a bit precious here and there, but mostly it’s quite spectacular and oddly moving. [...]
Okay, I’ve been trying not to get caught up in the recent Insane Gamma Delta Sorority Letter craze, but then I saw this interpretation from actor Michael Shannon over at Funny or Die and now I am posting unashamedly because we all need to laugh today. And you will, oh, you will. Alert: this is absolutely [...]
Los Angeles actor, Tim Cummings, gets a letter from a kid who saw him in his current show The Phantom Tollbotth…and suddenly all is right in the world again.
A big “boom” to get your Monday jump started. Even if you aren’t a sports fan this is pretty special, straight from Lob City.
The inventor of the Etch-a-sketch, Andres Cassagnes, has died. He was 86. Rest in Peace, sir. As a friend said to me, may the inevitable staircase that he draws always go upward and never downward. Question though: If the pallbearers vigorously shook his coffin, would his cadaver vanish? Hat tip, Mike Clem. Peace out.
Something to get you levitatin’ on a Monday morning.
Brian and Stewie face off over Stewie’s new play in an episode of “Family Guy”. Real funny, as in it’s funny because it’s real. Apparently the whole episode was quite the satirical jab at Broadway and American Theater in general. Gonna have to Hulu that one.
A little LOTR LOL to get your week off on the right foot.
This is hilarious. I’ve seen a few of these. This is one family’s reaction after seeing the “Les Miserables” movie. Which has gotten incredibly mixed reviews. And yet, everyone seems to be doing a lot of sobbing after seeing it. I have no interest in seeing the movie, but this video is fascinating, especially how [...]
Just to get us all of the right foot for the coming week. I have no idea why it’s in French…but somehow it seems appropriate…
Another example of how Community Theatre can be detrimental to your health. A blurb from the LAist article: Wozniak starred as Guido Contini in a production of “Nine” in Spring 2010, The Daily Mail reports. Buffett also had a role in the production. Police say that Wozniak managed to squeeze in a performance in between the [...]
Saw this today and had to post. Pretty dern funny.
This could very well be the most awesome song and video every made. The genius’ are Songify/Gregory Brothers and they took the original video of this guy talking about his burger and fries and turned it into this musical gem. All you vegetarians please look away, for the rest of us I say, “Dayum. Dayum! DA-YUM!”
Been trying to come up with the right words for this particular obscenity, but as usual, a cartoon says it much better than I ever could. Hang in there brave girl.
Oh, those moody artists. Updated: Apparently, Billie Joe Armstrong,the star of this particular temper tantrum checked into rehab two days after this concert. Yeeks.
“This is my audience. This is my stage. This is my life.” Nice. A video portrait of a simple man’s life in under three minutes.
I just liked this picture. Scooped it up from Atheist Famers on Facebook. I believe it was created by an Aaron Martinez.
The world’s first performance artist, Andy Kaufman, does the Mighty Mouse theme song on the first Saturday Night Live episode on October 11, 1975. I remember this. Vividly. I can’t remember why I started watching Saturday Night Live when it first came on the air. It was on really late. I was nine. Perhaps my [...]
When people tell me our Space Program is a waste of money and that we should be spending our wealth on more important things, it makes me realize how much they don’t understand about the needs of the human spirit. This is an actual picture of Curiosity as it lands on the surface of Mars, [...]
We really are an extraordinary species. What other creature would go out of its way to help members of another species like this? You’ve probably seen this humans-rescue-bears video already, but hey, it’s a Monday. Time to get warm and fuzzy.
In the words of Fred Willard, “And to think in some countries these creatures are eaten.” Yum.
This has been making the viral internet rounds lately. And there’s a reason: it’s quite awesome. A 32 year old man – a keenly insightful 32 year old man (when he was a boy) – chats with his 12 year old former self.
Oh, so that’s how it happened. Hat tip, Professor Thomas.
Orson Welles. Drunk. Just because. Hat tip, Lee Wochner. Happy Monday LemonHeads!
Yes, our education system is in good hands. This is an actual email from a high school principal to parents. Greetings from [name of principal and name of school]. We are trying to improve how the district and staff communicates with you, our educational community. In order to do so, we need to ensure that [...]
On a quite little corner in Europe, this happened. Thanks to our friends at TNT. Now THIS is a Flash Mob. Hat tip, Lee Wochner.
Is this the final phase of evolution for those beautiful emptied husks we once called “theaters”? Theater as bookstore. Hat tip, MR Hunter over at EyeSpyLA.
A little downtown LA Time Lapse love for your Monday viewing pleasure. Hat tip LAist.
This is an odd video. , Mostly because I’d probably react the same way if I was that close to an iceberg crashing into the sea. But it’s still odd.
Charles Duhigg offers us advice on how to change our bad habits. Our ability to self-examine and then to change our own behavior through our own will power is what separates us from the animals. And yet how many of us a) truly want to change and b) have the discipline or the courage to [...]