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Friday Linky Time

It’s Friday link-y time, it’s Friday link-y time…
(sung to the tune of the Howdy Doody song.

Lord only knows how I know the Howdy Doody song, this show never came anywhere near NZ as far as I can tell.)

An outstanding new vid from local YouTube sensation, Griffin Point. The opening bit is nice but then it steps up a gear:

Following my review of the show earlier, here’s NASA’s online document archive for the Apollo 13 mission.

Winners of the 2010 Interactive Fiction competition. Most of them you can play online, including top-placing game Aotearoa.

Comedians do charity remake of We Are The World. Intro by Kurt Russell (!) is tops, song is worth sticking with just for the Weird Al bits because Weird Al is awesome.

This week’s Star Wars bit: Star Wars posters for non-Sci Fi movies

Fraser Carson of Wgtn comms outfit Fresco looks at what World Vision are doing with their charity dollars and is unimpressed – is costly old media the best option for charity marketing?

Wire fans: Andre Royo plays Bubbles again in this short vid where he meets another trolley-pushing character called Bubbles (from a show called Trailer Park Boys that I’ve never even heard of before). The cognitive dissonance you experience watching this is because Royo is cleanshaven and, well, clean.

The 10 most beautiful public libraries in the US. I’ve been to three of these, actually.

Kermode & Mayo’s Cinemagoer Code of Conduct:

Theirs is the only podcast I listen to every single week.

And finally… OK GO’s Danimal takes on the Muppet drummer Animal in a staring contest. Best bit is when Floyd tries to psych the human out.

{ 10 } Comments

  1. samm | December 3, 2010 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    I remember Trailer Park Boys. IIRC it screened late night on C4 a while back. Bubbles putting the red hat on Bubbles: Classic.

    The original ‘Empire of the Sun’ poster is one of my all time favourites. I may just have to steal the Ewok version to use as an avatar somewhere….

  2. Jet Simian | December 3, 2010 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    Was the opening of Howdy Doodly in Back to the Future? I have a strange association between the two.

  3. Jet Simian | December 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    Sorry – Howdy Doody. I went all Ned Flanders there for some reason!

  4. morgue | December 3, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Jet: that might be it!
    http://bttf.wikia.com/wiki/Howdy_Doody

  5. dritchie | December 3, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Animal video gets +1 for Zach Galifianakis in background.

  6. samm | December 3, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Another +1 for ZG trying really, REALLY hard not to laugh when Animal goes nose to nose….

  7. Pearce | December 3, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Back to the Future < Explorers.

    This has nothing to do with anything, I just wanted to say it.

  8. The Alligator | December 3, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    was it just me, or was it Ben Davie sitting next to ZG?

  9. dritchie | December 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Keep meaning to say that 7 Day Sunday (also from 5 Live) has been pretty good recently.

  10. morgue | December 10, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    dritchie: will give that one a try. I go on and off the Bugle, so am familiar with Zaltzman at least.