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Hungry Hungry Hippos: The Movie

(YouTube link) Oh sure, you’ve heard the joke quite a few times after the game Battleship was made into a feature film. The trailer here is a joke, from Film School Rejects. But the Hungry Hungry Hippos movie is really supposed to happen. Hasbro, the company behind the hits “Transformers” and “G.I. Joe” and the flop “Battleship,” [...]

Did the Romans produce greenhouse gases ?

A new study has revealed that the production of greenhouse gases was not limited to the modern age. When we think of global warming we tend to think o…

Why Should You Get On the Internet?

(YouTube link) This seems like a pretty low-key promotion for students, until you realize it was produced 17 years ago! From the YouTube page: This Public Service Announcement (PSA) was produced in 1995 by the 5th grade students at Ray Bjork school in Helena Montana. The production equipment was made available by the Myrna Loy Center. Cindy [...]

Word Dalek

We must sadly continue to wait before the production and release of a Dalek spoken word poetry album. Until that day comes, this visual presentation will have to suffice. Tomasz Stasiuk took the most common words used by or about Daleks, such as “Obey” and “Stairs” and used them to compose an illustration of one. [...]

The Jerry Lewis Film Nobody Has Ever Seen

Man at a 2001 press conference: “When are you going to release The Day the Clown Cried?” Jerry Lewis: “None of your G*****n business!” In 1971, while appearing at the Olympia Theater, Jerry Lewis was approached by “producer” Nat Wachsberger, who told Lewis of his idea for a film called The Day the Clown Cried. Here’s a [...]

Is This Really the Script to a Ferris Bueller Sequel?

The blog Stuck in the ’80s says it is. I had to double-check the date on the post just to make sure it wasn’t an old April Fool’s joke just now making the Internet rounds, but no – Steve Spears says Ferris Bueller 2: Another Day Off is the real deal. It seems Ferris has [...]

Star Wars the Musical

(YouTube link) This production number is called “Millennium Falcon,” a song set to the tune of “Greased Lightning” from Grease. It’s a part of the 1996 high school musical version of Star Wars produced by the students of Palos Verdes Peninsula High School. Other numbers used tunes from Godspell, Les Miserables, and Tommy. The entire production [...]

RC Helicopter Hunts, Destroys Balloons with Missiles

(Video Link) David Windestål’s RC helicopter, equipped with little missiles, hunts balloons across the frozen Swedish landscape. That’s cool enough as it is. What makes this video superneat is the way that the scene is presented like a classic arcade game with appropriate sound effects and text notifications. A “Dude Licking a Pole Production”? That’s the best [...]

The Art of Akira

[YouTube Link] Joe Peacock (previously on Neatorama) has been collecting Akira cells and production art since he was 14 years old, and now he has collaborated with ToonSeum to show the entire world why Akira is the pinnacle of Japanese anime: No other film has ever looked like Akira, before or since. It’s stunningly fluid and detailed [...]

10 Weird Beer Facts

Beer production goes back thousands of years, and its been an important part of human culture ever since. How much do you know about the history and production of beer? At a London brewery in 1814, a vat containing more than 100,000 gallons of ale exploded, sending the beer rushing down the street through poor residential [...]