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Friday, July 14, 2006

 

Random links: geek edition

Getting straight to the point...




  • Does the image above really need an explanation? I didn't think so. Thanks, LLR.


  • What would the original Super Mario Brothers game look like if were turned into a bleak, historical epic ala Gladiator? And with an electro-pop soundtrack featuring songs from Radiohead and Air? Click here to find out.


  • Japanese commercials staring The Simpsons? Click here.


  • I read about this parody of George Lucas' muse almost a decade ago but didn't finally see it until just now. Great ending.


  • Some day I'll sit down and watch the pilot for Heat Vision and Jack, the never-aired Fox pilot staring Jack Black and Owen Wilson as a talking motorcycle. But today is not day.


  • As far as I'm concerned, You Tube is just about the greatest thing to pop up on the internet since, uh, Flickr or something. After years of wondering if it actually existed or not, I found this ancient, weird advertisement for the original Legend of Zelda.


  • Type in "Japanese Nintendo ads" and you'll find enough footage to kill an entire gorgeous, sunny afternoon. Now if only someone would post that obscure version of Little Red Riding Hood staring Christina Ricci that played at Cannes years ago.


  • Also: to keep things somewhat local, here's the video for "Portland, Oregon," that song that Loretta Lynn did with Jack White a while back.


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