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famous car chase in shopping mall recreated

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If you start with a car chase scene inside a shopping mall (which sounds awesome), and it features the Blues Brothers (which makes it definitely awesome), then recreate the original classic movie clip with stop-motion video using LEGO blocks, you have a YouTube video worth watching.

At the end of the video, they link to a side-by-side comparison of the original scene in the movie, so you can see how close they got to it.

An interesting trivia tidbit about the mall chase scene is that it was actually filmed inside a mall.  There was no CGI trickery going on — it was 1980, after all — and it wasn’t on some fake Hollywood set or made with miniatures.  They found a mall that was scheduled to be demolished, so they helped with the demolition on the inside.  🙂  Also interesting is that the other car chases were actually filmed in and around Chicago, Illinois.  It would’ve been neat to be around for that!

If you haven’t ever seen the Blues Brothers movie, I’m not sure what to say.  Wait, never mind, I know — you need to see it!  The Blues Brothers is one of the best movies of all time.  I’m not kidding.  It has a great story, great acting, awesome music, many car chases (including setting the world record for most car crashes in one scene), and many quotable lines.  It also features many famous actors and musicians: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Carrie Fisher (who played Princess Leia in Star Wars, but wields a flamethrower and rocket launcher here), “the band”, John Candy, Frank Oz, Steven Spielberg, James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and more.  (Let me add that the movie contains some explicit language, but if you can find the TV version it has all that edited out.)

Here’s an idea — someone should make a video game of the movie.  You’ve got music making, car chases, lots of military to evade — there’s potential here.  Sure, the storyline might have to be somewhat linear, but there are retelling games of Star Wars, Batman, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, Marvel Super Heroes, etc. by LEGO.  It could be a lot of fun.  Someone should make this happen.  LEGO Blues Brothers would rock!  I would buy it.

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when words aren’t enough…

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When words aren’t enough…

Say it with bacon!  If only this would work with women… but in reality, it would likely result in disasterousness (which may not be an actual word, but it would be bad).  Ironically, this would impress guys.  A girl could give cooked bacon to a guy and he would think she must really like him.  (Who ever said men and women are the same?  Maybe someone should write a book similar to “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” but include a chapter about food.  Men can relate to that, and would be more interested in reading the book.  Well, since most men don’t read, maybe it should come with bacon…)

epic fails in amateur athletics

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Some readers have requested more funny videos, so I’m bringing you another one.  It’s easy enough to find funny videos by searching YouTube, but that usually ends up wasting a lot of time, so I don’t do that too often.  This video happens to be a commercial for Liberty Mutual Insurance called Amateur Athletes.  Normally I’d prefer to link to a non-commercial video, but this one is actually pretty good.  It could also be called athletics gone wrong or epic fails in athletics.

If you’re still unsure about whether or not to spend 30 seconds watching this, here’s what happens: There’s a guy who tries to dunk a basketball but fails in a spectacular way, a guy who tries to do a roundhouse kick but learns he’s no Chuck Norris, and a guy throwing a football that starts a fire in a tailgater’s car.  Classic stuff…  I bet they had fun making this commercial.

There needs to be more commercials where stuff catches on fire…  🙂

Farmer Style (Gangnam Style Parody)

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I heard that the most-watched video of all-time is the Gangnam Style video by PSY, so I watched it to see what all the hub-bub was about.  It’s a catchy beat, the dancing is weird, but I don’t see how it has over 1.1 billion views.  If you haven’t seen it, it’s a music video from South Korea.  That’s it.  It’s not the best music video I’ve ever seen — it just went viral somehow.  Who said music videos are dead?  I’m not continuing the trend of linking to it, though, because it’s not totally family-friendly.

However, I came across a parody that gives you the gist of it, with the music and style, but with different lyrics, in English.  It’s random and silly (like the original).

unique art using music from Zelda

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I recently came across a neat video on YouTube of a user named Sp0ntanius playing the Palace Theme from Zelda II: The Adventure of Link on guitar and paper, and filmed it in 4 pieces with stop-motion video.  (Yes, using guitar and paper for instruments.)   This is a unique type of art.  If you ever played Zelda II on the original Nintendo (NES), you will remember this music and it will probably make you want to play it again.   (Well, if you never beat it, you may not want to play it again, but if that’s the case, you should play it again, because it’s a great game, and it’s definitely beatable — I can vouch for that.)

There’s also a video of this guy playing the “Song of Healing” from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, using only wine glasses, if you’re interested.

funny costumes, pt 3

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We’ve made several posts already containing funny / cool / awesome / weird Halloween costumes, but the pictures continue to pour in, so here’s more.  Feel free to comment on any of them, if you have something funny to add.

If you happen to be stuck in a wheelchair during Halloween, convert it to the Batmobile.

I know, there's the saying "if pigs had wings", and some people will be amused by how corny it is, but some people will think it's stupid. Wear at your own risk.

Green army men. This is cool.

I like this because it shows creativity and it's unique.

I'm not sure if he's supposed to be the Silver Surfer or Aluminum Foil Man. At least he tried...

Speaking of trying... here's Mario, Wario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Peach (or is that Daisy?)

Oh, my! This somewhat resembles Wonder Woman, but something just ain't quite right. This reminds me of the Tacky Party our singles group at church used to have...

This is getting long and there’s still more to go, so I’m going to break this up into multiple posts.  Here’s a link to search for the other funny costumes posts.

stop-motion video of a wolf chasing a pig

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Here’s a really neat video I came across.  (And for those of you questioning my choices of YouTube videos to promote here, this is not one of those so-bad-it’s-funny videos.)  This video was made with lots of pictures, and pictures of pictures — 1300 pictures, actually.  This stop-motion video displays a lot of creativity and originality, and it’s obvious they put a lot of thought and effort and time into it.  If you enjoy photography and/or making videos, you’ll really appreciate it.  But I think anyone might like it, too, which is why it’s here.

The video is about a man in a wolf costume chasing a pig.  Yeah, it’s random, which goes with the theme of this site.