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More Internet Time-Wasters

Instead of a new blog post containing actual meaningful content, here's some weird stuff I have found in my recent travels around the Internet. (I have no other hobbies, although as you'll see, I should probably get some.)

  • In 1977, a disco version of the Star Wars theme became a #1 single in the States and a worldwide hit. A Dutch TV show created a dance number with the song, and you have to see it to believe it. I don't want to unjustly accuse anyone of smoking funny cigarettes, but . . . .
  • Remember when long distance companies competed for your business, and you could choose the one you wanted? Companies spent millions on TV advertising, and nobody did it better than MCI, whose star-packed 1990 TV commercial is a forgotten classic.
  • Some genius got the idea of mashing up the Lumineers' hit "Ho Hey," which you've been hearing on Magic for several months now, and Will Ferrell's impersonation of legendary Cubs baseball broadcaster Harry Caray. The result is weirdly hilarious.
  • On the subject of mashups, here's what happens when you mix John Lennon's "Imagine" with Paul McCartney's "Band on the Run." The result is weirdly awesome.
That's all I've got. I promise to do better with next week's blog post--although you gotta admit that MCI commercial is pretty good.

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07/23/2013 2:29PM
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