Crosswalk sign successfully encourages pedestrians to do Monty Python’s silly walk

April 5, 2014 | No comments

No, this isn’t the work of some prankster. The city of Ørje, Norway, has actually installed official crosswalk signs encouraging people to cross the street while doing silly walks from the Monty Python “Ministry of Silly Walks” sketch.

Of course, the signs don’t comply with national traffic sign regulations, but as the town’s mayor points out, “You cannot just be square, right?”

(via The Daily What)

Watch David Letterman’s very first Top Ten List from 29 years ago

April 4, 2014 | 1 comment

David Letterman hit the airwaves in 1982, but it wasn’t until 1985 that he started his iconic Top Ten List, inspired by a prominent women’s magazine…

(via Mental Floss)

Mad Men’s Jon Hamm offers “total fabulousity” and bad hair on a 1996 dating show

April 4, 2014 | No comments

Jon Hamm was a 25-year-old waiter when he appeared on a dating show called The Big Date in 1996. It was 11 years before Hamm would find the TV screen as Don Draper in Mad Men, and it seems he still had some work to do to get there…

A sleazy James Franco tries to seduce a 17-year-old girl…as a marketing stunt? [7 pictures]

April 4, 2014 | 1 comment

Yesterday, James Franco was looking like a first-class sleaze-ball for a suggestive Instagram and text message conversation with a 17-year-old girl he had met the day before. After she took a selfie with him, he told her to tag him when she posted it, and things went downhill from there.

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But on the same day Franco met 17-year-old Lucy Clode, the trailer for his new movie Palo Alto was released.

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Voice of Winnie the Pooh reads Darth Vader’s lines from Star Wars

April 3, 2014 | 8 comments

Jim Cummings has voiced hundreds of characters, including Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. At last year’s ConnectiCon, Cummings and fellow voice actor Lauren Landa read a few lines from Star Wars using their characters’ voices.

There’s nothing quite like hearing Darth Vader end a dark line with, “Oh bother…”

(via Boing Boing)