Hilarious 1-line summaries of Seinfeld episodes if it were still on (including spot-on dialogue)

August 14, 2014 | No comments

Every few days, the Modern Seinfeld Twitter account is updated with another brilliant pretend episode imagining that the show was still on the air. The writers nail both the vibe of the series and the voice of each character perfectly…which is, of course, hilarious.

Here are a few of their recent hits…

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Old-school reporter slugs obscene photobomber. The cops’ response is perfect…

August 13, 2014 | 1 comment

At the recent Musikfest in Bethlehem, reporter Mike Zambelli dealt with an interruption to his live broadcast in the first way that crossed his mind — a punch to the gut. He was doing an interview, when the vulgar but good-natured photobomber lumbered into the scene…

(via Morning CallNext Impulse)

You can imagine the response this would get in a larger city. Everyone would either be filing charges or apologizing. And the reporter would, of course, be fired.

Not in Bethlehem, though…

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50 Shades of WHAT? This is the creepiest video you’ll enjoy hating today

August 13, 2014 | No comments

In case you’re in the mood to have one of your children’s favorite movies cast in a whole new and disconcerting light, the official trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey becomes even more disturbing when you replace all the footage with carefully culled clips of Hans, Anna, and Elsa…

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The one Robin Williams tribute video to watch today

August 12, 2014 | No comments

It’s impossible to fit enough highlights of Robin Williams into a single short video, but that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t try. This one does a good job hitting the high points and honoring the man we’re all saying goodbye to today…

This impromptu Robin Williams memorial at a Boston park bench will move you to tears

August 12, 2014 | 6 comments

During the filming of Good Will Hunting, onlookers in The Boston Public Garden were asked to kindly not look into the camera, but other than that, just go on about their business. As passersby complied, Robin Williams and Matt Damon sat down on a park bench and filmed one of the movie’s best scenes

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Now, in the wake of Williams’ tragic passing, Bostonian fans are thronging to the bench as a place to remember him. It started with solo fans simply visiting the site to think…

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Then one creative mourner added this simple tribute, quoting the classic movie…

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Some of Robin Williams’ greatest moments from 13 of his best movies

August 12, 2014 | 1 comment

In honor of Robin Williams, here is a touching or funny scene from many of his most popular movies. Find your favorite and re-experience his genius for a moment…

Good Will Hunting – 1997

Aladdin – 1992

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Barnes and Noble held a “Frozen” event…and *these* are the costumes they used?

August 6, 2014 | 23 comments

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This summer Barnes and Noble is trying to drum up their dying business by inviting people into their stores to “Get Pop-Cultured.” These events are a “nationwide celebration of popular entertainment.”

As you can imagine, one of the most popular events of this campaign so far has been their meet-and-greet with characters from Frozen. Stores all over the country hosted “Frozen Friday” last weekend, where kids could come and “cool off with Olaf” as well as see Elsa and Anna.

All of this could have been a win-win situation for Barnes and Noble as well as the families who participated…if the bookstore had thought to have a budget for this highly promoted event. Instead they put it all on the backs of employees…

One employee explained

This was a nationwide event which means that every store has to host one. The company sends a few things and then suggests “optional” enhancements which the district manager can choose to reimburse or not. Ours didn’t, and the event unfortunately is rated not by the fun people have or how many people, but by the sales bump it creates.

We knew we were going to have 100+ people and I didn’t want to have this terribly embarrassing event so I handmade 100 snowflakes, table signs, a costume, and wigs and we printed out and assembled tiaras and reindeer antlers for the children.

At many stores kids had to wait upwards of two hours for what Barnes and Noble had told them would be an exciting evening of meeting Olaf, Elsa, and Anna. But because they didn’t provide costumes, let alone actors, employees and volunteers did the best they could putting on an event I’m sure most of them would have much rather avoided.

So good for the B&N employees making the most of a lame situation. Maybe their employer will try harder next time…

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(This post has been updated for clarity.)