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Kirby Ferguson continues remixing his ten-year-old remix series, this one focused on copying in film. It is so good. [YouTube]
The most embarrassing NFL head coaching era in recent history has come to an end. Adam Schefter tweeted out the Jacksonville Jaguars fired Urban Meyer. He lasted 13 games and compiled a 2-11 record. [Twitter]
Need a wholesome Christmas book? Buy Hookers and Blow Save Christmas. Tom Transport is stuck in a snowdrift with all the presents for the town Christmas party! It's up to Hookers the tow truck and Blow the snowblower to make their way through the snow to save the day....and the party! This is a real book. [Amazon]
My friend Grant Chastain had a tragic thought he shared, “The biggest obstacle society faces is our inability to convince people they are part of a greater system, and NOT (as a lot of them feel) the lead character in a TV show about their life.” So, true. [Twitter]
Welcome to the Michelle Yeoh Cinematic Universe. Everything Everywhere All at Once looks amazing. Getting some Jackie Chan meets Marvel multiverse meets Being John Malkovich vibes. Seeing Ke Huy Quan made me smile. [YouTube]
As of last Sunday, more than 800,000 people in the US have now died of Covid. Over 450,000 of those deaths occurred this year. Just get vaccinated and boostered up. Please. [Reuters]
RELATED: “Where I live, no one cares about Covid.” [The Atlantic]
Charlie Sykes is shocked by Mark Meadow's text messages. Give me a break. Everyone knew everything. However, he does break it all down nicely. I especially love the part on Twitter where he says he’s not particularly optimistic that anything is going to change. Ahem, nothing ever changes until rich white men go to jail. There’s a long list of rich white men who belong there right now. [Bulwark+]
An unbelievable finish — Oklahoma City’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made a heave to tie the game, then Pelicans guard Devonte’ Graham made a full-court shot to win it. All in four seconds. You just have to watch.
Anne Rice has died at 80. I have never read any of her books, but she was beloved by so many people. [NOLA]
The irony of pundits criticizing Sesame Street for being political is that the show has always been political. People are so incredibly stupid. [The New York Times]
As early as next week, NASA will launch the James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful space observatory in history and the world's biggest science project. Kevin Hainline made a fun video explaining the significance. [YouTube]
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss released Raising Sand fourteen years ago to wide praise. Their new album is called Raise The Roof. They recently performed a three-song set as part of NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series. [NPR]
By the mid-1990s, Tim Burton had reached a level of fame few other filmmakers ever will -- but he was about to come quickly crashing down to earth. Here we go with The Oral History Of Mars Attacks!, Tim Burton's Misunderstood Sci-Fi Masterpiece [Inverse]
A Redditor queried the r/AskReddit community about what their jobs were and how much they got paid. Folks gave surprisingly revealing answers. I am flabbergasted by how much a strip club DJ made. [Reddit]
This pitch-perfect SNL commercial featuring Kate McKinnon & Billie Eilish advertises the bland budget business-ish hotel that can be found all across America. [YouTube]
In 1960, Hallmark commissioned Salvador Dalí for a set of Christmas cards. I’m a fan of the butterfly Christmas tree. [Vintage Everyday]
The history of the super-cool “S” everyone has doodled at some point. I don't think I've ever drawn it, although I remember seeing it in high school.[YouTube]
Kim Kardashian passed a law exam bringing her one step closer to her dream of becoming an attorney in California. I’m sorry… that’s her dream? Is she planning on defending Justin Simpson on a retail development deal gone bad? [CNN]
Supermodel Iman welcomed Vogue into the beautiful Catskills home that she bought with her husband David Bowie several years before his tragic death in 2016. Iman stated that it was really difficult for her to be in this house because she missed her husband so much, but during the COVID epidemic, she was able to go there and find peace with his memory. [YouTube]
Here’s something potentially useful to you as we get ready to start a new year: A directory of direct links to delete your account from various web services. [JustDeleteMe]
Wardell Stephen Curry II became the best shooter ever to play in the NBA with a quick-release 3-pointer with 7:33 left in the first quarter of Golden State’s 105-96 win. It was the 2,974th 3-pointer of his career, surpassing Ray Allen’s mark. [The Athletic]
John Devore tells The Great DeVore Family Christmas Tragedy of 1990 and it is glorious. [Humungus]
Inspired by the second book in Liu Cixin’s excellent Three-Body Problem trilogy, Kurzgesagt made a video about the Dark Forest solution to the Fermi paradox. Like Arthur C. Clarke said, "Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." [YouTube]
Bruce Springsteen has sold his masters to Sony Music and his music publishing to Sony Music Publishing in a combined deal that sources say is in the area of $500 million. He’s the Bo$$ now. [Billboard]
The US Olympic and Paralympic Committee agreed to pay $380M to athletes harmed by convicted sex criminal Larry Nassar, one of the largest settlements on record made to victims of sexual abuse. [ESPN]
Search and rescue efforts continue across Western Kentucky as Gov. Andy Beshear confirmed 74 deaths on Monday, with more than one hundred still missing, after several deadly tornadoes hit Kentucky and eight other states. Fourteen people have been confirmed dead in the other affected states. [AP]
Devon Tatton is a librarian at the Greater Victoria Public Library in British Columbia. One day, she pulled a copy of Handpicked Tours of North America: A Motorist’s Guide to Scenic Routes and Fascinating Places in Canada and the USA, and a tiny zine--a handmade magazine--fell out. She discovered the book was a hollow shell filled with a wide variety of zines. Although it had a spine label and was shelved in the correct location by the Dewey Decimal System, it was a fake. Inside was a message saying that the book was the "central branch" of a zine trading library. Tatton had discovered a guerilla library operating secretly inside her own library. [Capital Daily]
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