Sunday, November 23, 2014
We make jokes about Canadians, and Canadians make jokes about Americans, but deep down, we love each other. Kind of like siblings. Tuesday night, the Toronto Maple Leafs hosted the Nashville Predators. Considering all the snow between here and there, the crowd was overwhelmingly Canadian. The U.S. national anthem was being sung when the microphone pooped out. That’s when the Canadian crowd jumped in the finish the song themselves! It was a lovely moment. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)
Besides all that wonderful food, Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family, to watch football, or to shop, but some folks are not into any of those things. You can still enjoy the long holiday weekend by curling up with some Thanksgiving movies. Take your pick from a list I posted at mental_floss.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
The Man Who Laughs is a 1928 silent film from German Expressionist director Paul Leni, starring Conrad Veidt in the title role. From Wikipedia:
Taking place in England in the year 1690, The Man Who Laughs features Gwynplaine, the son of an English nobleman who has offended King James II. The monarch sentences Gwynplaine's father to death in an iron maiden, after calling upon a surgeon, Dr. Hardquannone, to disfigure the boy's face into a permanent grin. As a title card states, the King condemned him "to laugh forever at his fool of a father."
This verson has been overdubbed with music from Tim Burton’s Batman. (via Metafilter)
Robert Jones brings us a mashup of the TV show Friends and the film Guardians of the Galaxy! Yes, it’s the every-so-familiar intro to Friends re-edited with selected appropriate clips featuring Peter, Gamora, and Rocket celebrating their friendship, despite how different they are. (Thanks, Robert!)
Screen Junkies go ahead and say the things everyone thought about The Little Mermaid when he first saw it a quarter-century ago. Yes, it’s an Honest Trailer for The Little Mermaid. This young lady makes terrible life decisions. In that, it was a lot like the earlier Disney Princess movies. (Thanks, Andrew Valdes!)