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Triple Feature – All Three Transformers Films

Red Letter Media is a company that produces humorous film reviews. I have linked to these guys before, when they released the amazing takedown of The Phantom Menace.

Here is something different. A little film called Transformers 4 : Age of Extinction is coming out soon, and what better way to celebrate this milestone than to watch the first three films? Simultaneously.

Personally, I have only seen the first Transformers. It was terrible.

Epic Rap Battles of History

My current obsession is the Epic Rap Battles of History youtube channel. What could have been a stupid idea is redeemed by clever editing, well produced music, and just a whiff of actual research. They also somehow managed to get some pretty big guest names to play some of the characters.

They also show clear signs of improving with each season. Season 3 is currently being released, but they already have a large back-catelogue of good material.

Here is my favorite so far:

Some others I like:
Hulk Hogan vs Kim Jong-il
Bruce Lee vs Clint Eastwood
Gandhi vs Martin Luther King Jr.
Mozart vs Skrillex
And finally, Rasputin vs Stalin, quite possibly the best summary of Russian history since Boney M.

Three Videos for Wasting Time on Monday Morning

I haven’t posted any stupid videos for a while, so here are three for your enjoyment:

Last year the South Korean’s unleashed the insane and madenly catchy Gangnam Style onto an unsuspecting world. This year the Norwegians fire the next salvo in the never-ending world war of ridiculous dance hits. This one answers an important question.

Step back to the 80s for more dance music:

If you think that was showing off, watch this for something completely different. I used to play snooker for my school(!) but I never saw anything like this in any of the snooker dives in the seedy underbelly of Oamaru.

Snooker commentators are a buttoned down bunch, this one probably has more emotion in his voice at the 3 minute mark that he did at his own wedding.

Another Bus Stop Ad

It is good to see the team behind the pulpy orange juice ad are still hard at work.

Hack 1: So how should we sell this new cell phone from a company nobody has heard of? Apple and Samsung use their ads to showcase their key differences in a crowded market. Should we do likewise?

Hack 2: Naaw. Sounds like a lot of bother. Just pick a stock photo at random and paste in a tiny product photo in the corner so people can tell it is a phone.

Hack 1: Great idea. According to the brief, the client needs us to highlight their product’s numerous outstanding features.

Hack 2: Hmmm, our copywriter is on maternity leave but I am sure we will be able to come up with something.

Later…

Hack 1: This is the best stock photo, it still looks a bit bland.

Hack 2: No problem, my cousin is a whiz with photoshop.

Hack 1: Sounds expensive, tell him we’ll only pay for one hour of his time.

Hack 2: He is used to working fast. He was the guy who did Gollum for Lord of the Rings.

A Poster for a Huawei Cell Phone

Rage of Thrones

So season three of Game of Thrones has started.

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Actually, the adaption of Game of Thrones has been pretty great so far. In some ways it is even better than the books, mainly due to stuff actually happening in a timely manner. Also, instead of G.R.R.Martin’s vivid descriptions of breasts in every chapter, we actually get to see breasts. This behind the scenes look explains the creative process.

The books are crazily ambitious but the pace has been slowing with each successive novel. I suspect that the next book will cover in detail what each of the 85 characters did between the hours of 8:30am and 11:30am on a particular Tuesday morning, including what they had for breakfast, if anything scary made their bowels turn to water, and if they saw any nice breasts. It is these colourful threads that the novels’ rich tapestry is woven from.

(Axis of Awesome also have this unrelated but amusing song which is worth a look.)