Star Wars

Celebrating ‘Star Wars’ and Simulating Death: Links You Need To See

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You’ve most likely seen someone posting “May the 4th be with you” at some point on some form of social media today. Should you choose to embrace the “4th,” start with these videos of the Star Wars brass burst set to iconic film moments to affirm how Star Wars makes everything better. Of course, it’s hard to discuss Star Wars seriously without mentioning how bad the prequels were, but fans can look forward to the fact that at least J. J. Abrams is thinking about killing Jar Jar Binks.
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Faking Your Way Through High Art: Links You Need To See

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The success of the Internet has been dependent upon the fact that we all read the Internet to pretend that we know more about all the things that we actually know nothing about. It’s the same as skimming the Times for headlines or, I don’t know, looking at your 2002-era RSS feed for 175 words about something that you don’t care about but that you know will be talked about around the water cooler, or the stapler, or Stacey’s birthday cake that nobody wants to eat while other people are in the room.
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“And That’s How I Got To Be Rich”: George Lucas and Stephen Colbert on the New ‘Star Wars,’ Critics, and Those Special Editions

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Okay, first things first: George Lucas has not yet seen the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer that we all lost our minds over this week. But, as with that brief tempest-in-a-teapot over not seeing the last one, it’s not a question of snubbing, but of trailer-viewing preference. “I just saw it on CBS, but I’m gonna try to look at it,” he told Stephen Colbert at a Tribeca Film Festival “Tribeca Talks” conversation Friday afternoon, explaining, “I want to see it on the big screen.”

“I’ve got it on my phone,” Colbert interjected, taking out his device helpfully.
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15 Internet April Fools’ Jokes John Oliver Would Hate

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April showers bring May flowers, or whatever, but April Fools’ brings a glut of mostly Web-based, absurdist non-humor. As John Oliver so eloquently ranted about the other day, much of April Fools’ is about being a dick, whether it’s simply wrapping your coworker’s desk in aluminum foil or, as so many Internet presences have chosen to do, setting our expectations high for new, bizarre products and then killing our dreams when corporations remind us that business is, in fact, business, and fun is rarely allowed.
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