Shake It Off (The Perfect Drug)

February 5th, 2015

So, apparently Taylor Swift is the Perfect Drug:


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Ayn Rand's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

May 30th, 2014

From Ayn Rand's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone:

Harry and Ron stood before the Mirror of Erised. "My God," Ron said. "Harry, it's your dead parents."

Harry's eyes flicked momentarily over to the mirror. "So it is. This information is neither useful nor productive. Let us leave at once, to assist Hagrid in his noble enterprise of raising as many dragon eggs as he sees fit, in spite of our country's unjust dragon-trading restrictions."

"But it's your parents, Harry," Ron said. Ron never really got it.

Harry sighed. "The fundamental standard for all relationships is the trader principle, Ron."

"I don't understand," Ron said.

"Of course you don't," said Harry affectionately. "This principle holds that we should interact with people on the basis of the values we can trade with them – values of all sorts, including common interests in art, sports or music, similar philosophical outlooks, political beliefs, sense of life, and more. Dead people have no value according to the trader principle."

"But they gave birth to y–"

"I made myself, Ron," Harry said firmly.

Wait until you get to the line at the very end about Hermione. Classic.


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David Lynch's Return of the Jedi

May 20th, 2014

David Lynch's Return of the Jedi:

Had he agreed to direct ROTJ I don't think there's any chance whatsoever that Lynch would have got to give the conclusion of the Original Trilogy a properly Lynchian feel. But it's fun to imagine, isn't it…

Even better, imagine the path Lynch's career could have taken if he'd been credited with directing a bona fide blockbuster and he'd had his pick of mainstream Hollywood's hottest projects. Can you imagine David Lynch's Titanic? David Lynch's Fight Club?

Then again, that path might not have led Lynch to Twin Peaks, and that's too high a price to pay.1

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  1. Sorry Dave, back to total creative freedom on lowish budgets and critical respect you go.

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Christopher Walken Dance Now

March 22nd, 2014

Christopher Walken Dance Now: a neat concept, greatly enhanced by some sharp editing…

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Carrie meets Cinderella

October 20th, 2013

Combining footage from Disney's Cinderella with the soundtrack from a trailer for the Carrie remake gets you this creepy little number:

I know the remake has been receiving mixed reviews in the USA, but I'm still sufficiently intrigued to see how it measures up to the original that I'll probably catch it when it opens in the UK.

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Make some noise!

August 25th, 2013

Mike Relm: The Cornetto Megamix

If you listen to the first thirty seconds or so and find yourself thinking that it's not that great, stick with it; it takes off from around the 45 second mark, and gets downright amazing once Blue Monday gets a mention.

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I Knew You Were Tribbles (When You Dropped In)

March 9th, 2013

Taylor Swift meets TOS:

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Call Me A Hole

March 5th, 2013

It turns out that combining Nine Inch Nails and Carly Rae Jepsen gives a really strange result.

I honestly can't make my mind up whether this is epic or embarrassing, or possibly just a little from Column A and a little from Column B.

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Hit By A Bus

February 22nd, 2013

Hit By A Bus* – The Supercut is mesmerising.

I was surprised at how many of these I knew – and about how frequently it happened to characters in Lost.

Also, so good to see Buffy in there; helpfully warning Glory just a tad too late to actually help.

[Via The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the Twenty-First Centurty, via Chuq Snarks]

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What's That Blue Thing Doing Here?

November 2nd, 2012

They Might Be Giants' Fingertips meets Star Wars

and Buffy

So, so good.

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