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Ben Affleck’s DVD commentary on Armageddon is LOL

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For the past 33 years, The Criterion Collection has been “dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements” and includes films like The 400 Blows, Hoop Dreams, and Seven Samurai. One of the more unusual movies in the collection is Michael Bay’s Armageddon. You definitely won’t find many other films with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 39% in there.

On the commentary track included on the Armageddon DVD, Ben Affleck goes off for a couple of minutes about the scene where Bruce Willis’ character argues for sending oil drillers into space rather than training astronauts to drill. It’s hilarious.

I asked Michael why it’s easier to train oil drillers to be astronauts than it was to train astronauts to become oil drillers. He told me to “shut shut shut the fuck up.” So that was the end of that talk. … See here’s where we demonstrate that because Bruce is gonna tell the guys that they did a bad job of building the drill tank. See, he’s a salt of the earth guy and the NASA nerdonauts don’t understand his salt of the earth ways, his rough and tumble ways. Like somehow they can build rocket ships but they don’t understand, like what makes a good tranny.

But he didn’t actually hate the movie. Or perhaps he did.

But Ben Affleck is far from finished with this movie. He recounts an argument wherein an incredulous Michael Bay asked him why he’d never learned how to pretend like he was floating in acting school. Affleck told him most acting training does not, in fact, include “weightless mime.”

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Sir David Attenborough Climbs a Ladder In Order to Surprise a Laid Back Sloth in a Tree

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Sir David Attenborough Climbs Tree Sloth

In a 2009 clip from the BBC show The Life of Mammals, the amazing Sir David Attenborough climb a ladder to the high reaches of a tree in order to surprise a laid back sloth who felt it necessary to go down the tree just as the nature host came up.

David Attenborough looks at the life of a sloth. The sloth has adapted to the lack of nutrition in its diet of leaves by hanging around not doing very much at all. We even get to see one moving at high speed!

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harinef: babydreamgirl: poryqon: thatsthat24: tyleroakley: n...

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harinef:

babydreamgirl:

poryqon:

thatsthat24:

tyleroakley:

notdeadbabies:

My cousin is a preschool teacher and asked her students to suggest names for the baby she is expecting. It went well.

Grandma

Karch does not believe in the concept of names

assie

im changing my name to racecar

i’m the girl named assie

Potato

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10,000 Sparklers Stuffed Into a Pot and Lit Simultaneously for a...

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10,000 Sparklers Stuffed Into a Pot and Lit Simultaneously for a Fiery Display

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fxer
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The video has a Russian title so you know it's gonna be good/lethal
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Redesigning how people die

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From the cool devices in our hands, to the software on our screens, to the smooth stylings of Jony Ive's Apple product video voiceovers, it's clear this is the era of design. Since design has touched and changed so many parts of our lives, isn't it time that we redesigned death? The chief creative officer at one of the top design firms in the world thinks it is:

With just a little attention, it seemed -- a few metaphorical mirrors affixed to our gurneys at just the right angle -- he might be able to refract some of the horror and hopelessness of death into more transcendent feelings of awe and wonder and beauty.

From Jon Mooallem in California Sunday Magazine: Death, Redesigned. (I like where you're going with the embalming and the eternal darkness, I just think it could pop a little more.)

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Dinosaurs Winning the Internet

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The esteemed Peter Hartlaub came across this ridiculously awesome nativity scene in his Oakland neighborhood.

The answer, of course, is this innocent shadow play tweeted last year:

All hail our dinosaur jesus overlords.


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Dinosaur Jesus Overlords is my new emo punk band
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