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The Pony with a Thousand Faces: My Little Pony and the Hero’s Journey

(Video Link) In The Hero with a Thousand Faces, anthropologist Joseph Campbell summarized myths and literature from cultures around the world as a “monomyth”–a literary pattern that forms the basis for thousands of different stories about heroes. Campbell’s work has had a tremendous influence on modern day storytellers, including Richard Adams to George Lucas. The hero is [...]

How to Sing Like The Beatles

Galeazzo Frudua is a fantastic Italian singer who specializes in deconstructing the complex harmonies of The Beatles. In a series of videos, Frudua breaks down tons of Beatles songs in great detail, so you can understand how to sing each part. These videos are most remarkable to me because the harmony lines by [...]

The Late Movies: Song and Dance Cows

Cows are pretty entertaining. When they’re not taking off in UFOs, they are dancing and singing! Tap Dancing Cow For Cadbury! * Cows & Cows & Cows Coweography by Cyriak Harris. * More Tap Cows have always had a soft spot for the call and response dances. * In the Moood The organic dairy cows of Britain are so happy, they dance! * I Am Cow Some cows sing! [...]

Actor ‘Dies’ Five Times in 24 Hours

Hong Kong actor Law Lok-lam works for broadcasting company TVB, so he is assured to find other roles after five of his characters were killed off -all in one 24 hour period! His character met a bloody end during a fight in the martial arts drama Grace Under Fire, and he vomited blood before expiring in [...]

Flight of the Bumblebee, with Beer Bottles

Who says that beer and classical music can’t get together in musical harmony? Rimsky-Korsakov is surely smiling in heaven hearing this rendition of Flight of the Bumblebee, as played with beer bottles. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]

Living in an Abandoned Men’s Club

When David Hurlbut saw the 20,000-square-foot Harmony Club, it had been empty for nearly 40 years. But he didn’t see what it was, a dirty pigeon and rat motel – he saw what it could be: a one of a kind home, carved out of an abandoned men’s club. “The building’s sole inhabitants were a flock [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Really Bizarre Soap Opera Plots

I don’t watch soap operas these days, but every now and then I hear about a particularly strange event in Salem or Port Charles. Amnesia, false marriages, faked deaths, mistaken identity – those things are so old hat. I’m talking really out-there plots, like the 10 below. 1. Luke and Laura save the world from [...]