Peter Sellers Covers the Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night,” “She Loves You” & “Help!”

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In the early sixties, Peter Sellers, one of the greatest comic actors of his generation, met perhaps the greatest musicians of the age, the Beatles, through their mutual producer George Martin.

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Comics Inspired by Waiting For Godot, Featuring Tintin, Roz Chast, and Beavis & Butthead

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Is Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot funny?
Yes. It’s a comedy about life’s tragedies, great and small.
Are cartoons inspired by Waiting for Godot funny?
…mostly not. Especially when they’re set in waiting rooms (or airport arrivals areas).
Godot’s a hard trope for a cartoonist on the prowl for something fresh.

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail Re-Imagined as an Epic, Mainstream Hollywood Film

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The original 1975 trailer for Monty Python and the Holy Grail (below) started to make some big claims for itself. It opens, with the narrator declaring:
Once in a lifetime there comes a motion picture which changes the whole history of motion pictures.

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Watch Twin Beaks, Sesame Street’s Parody of David Lynch’s Iconic TV Show (1990)

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Who killed Laura Palmer?
If the answer comes unbidden to your lips, you’re no doubt old enough to have spent much of 1990 glued to Twin Peaks, cult director David Lynch’s supremely creepy series. (Note: US-based viewers can watch the show for free on Hulu.

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An Animated Louis CK on How the Colonists Came to America and Screwed It All Up (NSFW)

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I suspect parents of school-aged children will find much to relate to in the Lord’s frustration with mankind, above, whether or not they’re prone to venting in comedian Louis CK’s patented NSFW language.

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John Cleese Explores the Health Benefits of Laughter

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If you live in a big city like Los Angeles or San Francisco, you’ll discover that there are just a bewildering variety of yoga styles out there – there’s Ashtanga Yoga if you want a real work out, there’s Yin Yoga if you want to chill out and there’s Bikram Hot Yoga if you want heat stroke. Add to this list Laughter Yoga.

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Enter the Church of the SubGenius, the Parody Religion Backed by R. Crumb, David Byrne & Other Alt-Icons

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You may not know much about the Church of the SubGenius, but you’ve definitely seen its prophet. The intensively groomed, Ward Cleaveresque J. R. “Bob” Dobbs (below) began as a humble piece of 1950s clip art and went on to become “a way of life to millions… yet half of them don’t even know it.

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Stephen Hawking Sings Monty Python’s “Galaxy Song”: Hear the Newly-Released Single

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The “Galaxy Song” first appeared in the 1983 film Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, and it has been revived in later years — on Monty Python albums, and in Monty Python stage plays. Now the song originally written by Eric Idle has been re-recorded, this time with the lyrics sung by the world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking.

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What Happens When a Cheap Ikea Print Gets Presented as Fine Art in a Museum

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The entity to whom Dutch group, Lifehunters, attributes the museum quality artwork in the video prank above doesn’t exist.

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Watch Meryl Streep Have Fun with Accents: Bronx, Polish, Irish, Australian, Yiddish & More

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Meryl Streep, frequently hailed as one of our Greatest Living Actresses — she claims there’s no such thing — commands a near-encyclopedic mastery of accents.

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