In 1965, Woody Allen took time out from his first film What’s New Pussycat to tape a half-hour of stand up in front of a live television audience in the UK.
Exuberant and horny in an adorable, puppyish way, the 30-year-old comic seemed to relish this return to his nightclub act.[...]
The “blooper” reel above from the filming of Star Wars: Episode 4, we’re told by io9, is “brand new” footage. Brand new to us, of course. Discovered by a Redditor, it made the rounds yesterday and everyone pronounced it amazing. And so it is. Many scenes lack audio, making the humor all the more subtle.[...]
From the playful mind of Joanna Renteria comes two tongue-in-cheek holiday gift ideas: “Delusional Master’s Barbie™” and “Ph.D. Masochist Barbie™.” A full-time grad student pursuing her own M.A.[...]
Record engineer Steve Albini got a fair amount of press last month when the music world celebrated the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s In Utero, an album Albini helped usher into the world in 1993. It would be Nirvana’s last studio recording.[...]
You’ve heard of London Calling by the Clash. But what about Camden Beckons, by Ian Rubbish & the Bizzaros?
That’s one of the weird creations of comedian Fred Armisen, who first introduced his Spinal Tap-like punk character Ian Rubbish earlier this year on Saturday Night Live.
I believe some movies are so classic, they should be considered untouchable, an opinion I wish more Broadway producers shared.
Brace yourself. Rocky, Sylvester Stallone’s heartwarming tale about a small-potatoes boxer in 1970s Philadelphia, has been turned into a musical.
No! Why!? Adrian!!!
It’s likely not as bad as I fear.
Saturday Night Live, now in its 39th season, has become more notable lately for its takes on such unintentionally (and too often painfully) funny political figures as Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann, rather than for its actual sketches.[...]
Over at The New Yorker, Victoria Dailey is having a little fun translating lines from Jane Austen’s Pride Prejudice into “Academiotics” — in short, academic speak. Here’s a little taste for you:
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Every American has appreciated at least a little bit of the oeuvre of late-19th- and early-20th-century humorist Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain.[...]
The Lord of the Rings starring the Beatles?
The Little Prince, adapted by Orson Welles?
Batman vs. Dwight D. Eisenhower?
These are movies I’d pay to see! The first two made Mental Floss’ list of 55 Unfortunately Unfinished Films, a roll call of movies that got hung up in production or pre-production, never making it to the screen.