Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Paramount has released one Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues trailer in the U.S. and another internationally. This one is airing in Ireland and it's funnier than the one airing here. The trailers also focus on different characters. I wonder what focus groups they used to determine this kind of marketing? See for yourself below. Anchorman 2 comes to theaters Dec. 20.
We couldn't make this up. From People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals:
October 23, 2013
Group Wants to Debut New Tongue-in-Cheek Attack of the Pigeons! Video Short at UCLA Bruins Game
A feathered fan of the No.3 University of Oregon's football team—a pigeon dubbed "Timothy," who apparently enjoys blocking one of the school's stadium cameras—has prompted PETA to ask the team to promote respect for all pigeons by posing a scary proposition. In a letter sent to the school's athletic director today, PETA asks the university to debut PETA's tongue-in-cheek Attack of the Pigeons! video short (available for preview here) on the Jumbotron during the Ducks' next home game against the No.12 UCLA Bruins on October 26. The video, shot like a kitschy B horror movie, playfully takes a look at what life would be like for humans if pigeons treated humans the way that some members of our species treat them.
"Timothy the Pigeon's popularity creates the perfect opportunity to push for compassion for all our feathered friends," says PETA Special Projects Manager Alicia Woempner. "PETA's video is a quirky way to point out that it's not nice to harass pigeons, who are gentle, attentive parents who mate for life and only want to be left alone to raise their families—and maybe take in a ball game or two."
Video in question is here.
As they say in the video, it's practically become an urban legend — a lady spills hot coffee on her lap while driving, sues McDonald's and wins millions. People tell it as a tale of the legal system gone awry.
But that's not really what happened at all. This short documentary by The New York Time's Retro Report lays out the real story.
"Hey girl, how you been? Face lick!"
Bad Lip Reading takes on Game of Thrones. "Theme park manager Eddie Stark has one week to whip his lackluster group of employees into shape before the park's grand opening."
I didn't expect a ballet would make me laugh out loud, but Zorro did. Today was the last performance of the Ballet Fantastique's season opener Zorro: The Ballet at the Hult's Soreng Theater; it was a zesty, fresh, fantastic treat. Fábio Simões, who flew in from Portugal, danced the part of Zorro with a dashing, silly and playful flair. Hannah Bontrager was his perfect foil as the cheeky, funny and independent love interest Juliana. The costumes and choreography were bright, innovative and fearless. All set against a music backdrop by the California-based Incendion Band, an exhilirating mix of Spanish guitar, violin and a dash of rock 'n' roll. We can't wait to see what Ballet Fantastique does with their next production, Tales from a Floating World, which according to BF, will bring to life "ancient Asian legends of samurai adventure, romance and the supernatural." To see find out more, see our preview coverage: "The Man, and Women, Behind the Mask."
Boo, the Bijou wants you! Thursday, Oct. 24, is the kick off for the Bijou Metro’s first 72-Hour Horror Film Festival and Competition. Attention amateur and pro-filmmakers alike, here’s your chance to get screen time in our fair city with a fairly low commitment. From the Bijou’s website:
"Contestants will have 72 hours to write, shoot and edit a 2-3 minute horror film utilizing a mandated prop and line of dialogue. Films submitted by deadline will be eligible for a $500 cash prize awarded to the “Jury Prize Winner” and exhibition prior to the Bijou Metro’s Halloween screening of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining."
Joshua Purvis of Bijou Art Cinemas says that the festival/competition sprang from his own interest in horror flicks, as well as “creating the opportunities I wish I had had as a filmmaker.” Adding that horror is the perfect entry point for movie makers because the genre is celebrated for being “low brow.” Who doesn’t have a special place in their heart for low-tech horror films? Look for our story on it in the Oct. 24 issue.
For more info, visit: http://bijou-cinemas.com/bijoumetro/?p=1348
Oregon's first statewide Drive Less Challenge kicks off Oct. 21 and runs (and bikes and walks and carpools) through Nov. 1. The aim is to reduce vehicle miles traveled by 500,000 miles. Sign up at DriveLessChallenge.com/challenge to participate, and you can get an informational kit; you can even request a couple of freebies like leg straps for biking and pedometers.
For more Eugene-centric information, like connecting with carpools and figuring out your best bike routes, check out point2pointsolutions.org. Sponsors Bike Friday and Wells Fargo are donating prizes.
According to this flyer on the Westboro Baptist Church website (and yes, the church's URL really is GodHatesFags.com) the church (more accurately called an anti-gay hate group) is coming to the memorial service for a fallen soldier on Sunday. The memorial for 24-year-old Cody Patterson, a U.S. Army Ranger who died in Afghanistan is 2 pm Oct. 20 at the LaSells Stewart Center in Corvallis. A quiet counter-protest is planned according to a Facebook event page.
Update: here are the instructions for the protest via the the organizer Joseph Hedburg's Facebook event page.
Alright everyone, gather around, take a knee, and listened up. First of all I want to thank each and everyone of you for joining this cause, I appreciate your enthusiasm for it and to support the family of the fallen soldier.
Second, I will be in the front of the ticket office of Reser Stadium at noon but probably 11:45. You can meet up with me and the others there. I will be wearing blue jeans, a black coat, and a Miami Dolphins ball cap. I'll be holding an American flag too. WBBC is going to be there at 1:15, I'm going to gather intel with a few connections I've made over the years to see if we can block these people sooner.
Third, these people are jerks and with that they're lawyers and have powerful lawyers. DO NOT, I saw again DO NOT, let their hateful words, signs, or manner provoke you. They tend to have their own children at these protests, DON'T EVEN REPLY to them. This is a peaceful demonstration and if they're the ones shouting and making a scene let them get escorted away. Don't stoop to their level hurling the hate back. I've lived in this community for seven years, this is my second home, and I will not accept their hate and intolerance here, and you shouldn't either.
Lastly, for now, if you have an American flag please bring it. I want to raise the flags to block their hateful signs from the families sight. If you don't have an American flag don't stress, hopefully some people have multiple, I have 3, so ill lend two out. If you have any more questions, comments, or concerns you can post them here or send me a private message. I learned three important P's when I was in the Military: Polite, Professional, and Prepared (to Kill). We will stick with all three minus the kill part.
The shot above is also included in Rolling Stone's "Hottest Live Photos of 2013" gallery.
Either that's a typo, or the Springfield Library has adopted a new, raunchier persona. It's particularly unforunate that this event has to do with small children. Halloween isthe time to be creepy, but this is taking it a little far.
German traveler and cancer survivor Randolph Westphal is in Oregon this week and is expected to be at the Quality Inn in Springfield today. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thom Hartmann narrates this documentary on climate change and the possibility of mass extinction if trapped methane is released. The Permian mass extinction nearly wiped out life on Earth.