The rights to broadcast highlights from NCAA March Madness basketball games are held by CBS until the day after the game. This leaves local stations not affiliated with CBS unable to show their viewers clips from the games they’re reporting on.
An ABC affiliate in Florida took this problem and had some fun with it, recreating the game’s best moments in their office and playing those clips as the sports anchor read the actual game highlights on the air…
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?”
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…
NPR’s prank this past Tuesday took a creative mind to come up with, but it was so simple it probably only took about 10 minutes to execute. They simply wrote an article titled “Why Doesn’t America Read Anymore.” You may have seen it floating around Facebook.
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…”