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Beer Me, Obi-Wan!

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When the Star Wars films aired in Chile, instead of cutting away from the movie for commercial breaks, the TV station “seamlessly” inserted ads for Cerveza Cristal beer. We’re talking Obi-Wan opening a chest to find a lightsaber for Luke and instead it reveals a ice-chest full of beer. Or the Emperor Force-reaching for a lightsaber and a can of beer flies into his hand. And of course the whole thing has turned into a meme.

Tags: advertising · Chile · movies · Star Wars · video

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hansolosays
126 days ago
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The music scene from Garden State but it's Wesley Willis

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Remember that movie Garden State? With Zach Braff? And there's that now-iconic scene where Natalie Portman's character hands him a pair of headphones and says, "You gotta hear this one song, it'll change your life," and that's how The Shins got famous? — Read the rest

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899 days ago
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Yale history professor Timothy Snyder predicts the horrific aftermath of a Trump coup in 2024

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If Trump runs in 2024, he will lose the popular vote. If corrupt GOP state legislators install Trump as President, the United States will quickly and catastrophically cease to exist. That's what Yale history professor Timothy Snyder says in the latest issue of his "Thinking About" newsletter. — Read the rest

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919 days ago
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Britney Spears' "Toxic" in the style of the B-52s

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This time last year, I shared a hilarious tribute album by the B-69s, a tribute band that covers other artists' songs in the style of the B-52s. Welp, now they're back with an equally absurd follow-up titled "Non Funkable Token'," which includes covers of Britney Spears' "Toxic" and "Call Me By Your Name" by Lil Nas X. — Read the rest

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hansolosays
936 days ago
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The Walk of Life Hypothesis

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The Walk of Life Project has set out to prove a simple hypothesis: Walk of Life by Dire Straits is the perfect song to end any movie. Like There Will Be Blood:

Or Dr. Strangelove:

Or Terminator 2:

Case closed, I think! (via fave 5)

Tags: Dire Straits   movies   music   remix   video
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hansolosays
1004 days ago
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The terminator one ha
Norfolk, Virginia
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digdoug
1008 days ago
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Oldie, but Goodie.
Louisville, KY

RSS Box creates the feeds missing on popular platforms

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RSS Box generates the "missing" feeds for Twitter accounts, YouTube channels, Instagram users, and various other sites that fail to offer RSS.

This website lets you subscribe to RSS feeds for websites that do not support RSS themselves, by using the respective website's API and then translating that data to RSS feeds.

If you get a page saying "Application error", simply try again. This website resolves shortlink URLs to give the reader a better experience, and embeds linked content directly into the RSS feed. You will get this error if this takes longer than the web server allows.

Some websites, like YouTube, support RSS feeds but they are quite hard to find, so this website will provide the URL.

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1480 days ago
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relevant to newsblur users
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