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Resting NiceFace Wields the Velociraptor Claw: Links You Need to See

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Teachers just can’t teach these days, it seems, without bringing a jammer into the classroom to get their students to stop texting and pay attention! Or, at least, that’s what this one Florida science teacher thought when he did just that (earning the ire of Verizon and possibly the FCC, and a five-day suspension). But things could have been even worse — as this professor points out — if a student had complained that the teacher was not “sensitive enough toward his feelings.” Apparently, professors are facing career-ending consequences for presenting difficult concepts and texts to students. But, while we’re avoiding mental harm in the classroom, anyone from the public at large is allowed to stroll through an airport carrying an AR-15, fully loaded with a 100-round drum in Georgia. With no consequences.
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The Curse of the Fourth Film: Why ‘Toy Story 4′ Is Probably Doomed

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As you may have heard, Disney made a couple of big announcements yesterday. The first was one we knew was coming eventually: the seventh Star Wars movie has a subtitle, and it’s a little bit goofy, though certainly no Phantom Menace. The second came way out of left field: Pixar has staked out a June 16, 2017 release date for Toy Story 4. Movie Twitter lost its collective mind, and for good reason: not only does the announcement further solidify Pixar’s metamorphosis into yet another sequel factory, but it’s a case of filmmakers muckin’ around with a series that had somehow come to an unquestionably satisfying conclusion. Plus, on top of all that, if you go looking for movie franchises that were still holding strong by installment four, the results aren’t exactly overwhelming.

Don’t believe me? Let’s take a gander.
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Artist Credit: Risa Rodil

Ingenious Graphic Renderings of Quotes from Pixar Movies

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Everybody loves Pixar movies (okay, except for those Cars ones), but graphic designer Risa Rodil decided to show her love for the films in a way that puts your Tumblr’d Toy Story GIFs and Facebook’d Up clips to shame: her “Pixar Lettering Series,” which renders inspirational quotes from Pixar films in the graphic style of the movie in question. You’ll find a few of our favorites after the jump; head over to her website or Behance gallery to see them all.
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10 Bizarre Television Conspiracy Theories

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The world is becoming a strange place for those of us who don’t watch Duck Dynasty and are only vaguely aware of its mere existence; when this viewer first heard the title, I presumed it was some new variation on the Looney Tunes universe, maybe with Daffy and some nephews? I’m now not only fully aware of what Duck Dynasty is, but of the “secret conservative message” of its protagonists’ unruly beards. Yes, we’ve now seen the true sign of the show’s cultural ubiquity: the inevitable conspiracy theories. Many shows have them (some more than others), and since we know how much you love a good pop culture fan theory, here’s a few of the kookier ones that have attached themselves to popular TV… Read More

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Movie Couples We Want to See Reunited

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Mike Meyers and Dana Carvey have hugged out their differences and will appear at a Wayne’s World panel on April 23 at the Academy’s Wilshire Boulevard headquarters. Excellent! The drama between the SNL buddies started during Meyers’ Austin Powers days. Carvey became cross after he believed Meyers stole an impersonation he’d done of Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels. Meyers apparently used it to create his Dr. Evil character.

Wayne and Garth will party onward, and the news inspired thoughts of other famous movie couples we’d love to see together again. Sometimes, chemistry between actors just can’t be replicated with anyone else. Here are several film pairings we want more of — some as their original characters, and several as actors reunited in different roles. This is one of those endless wish lists, so we’ve left plenty of room for you to add your picks, below.
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Awesome Vine Trailers for Modern Classic Movies

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As you may or may not have noticed, your Flavorwire didn’t bother covering this week’s maddening, seemingly frame-by-frame unveiling of the trailer for The Wolverine, a movie we’re not all that worked up over to begin with (seriously, didn’t we already do that once?). It was bad enough when we started getting 30-second teasers for movie trailers — an item that is, when you break it down, a commercial for a commercial. But Wolverine director James Mangold went a step further, first putting out a six-second Vine “tweaser” (yep, that’s what he called it), then the teaser, then the trailer, meaning that the Vine was a commercial for a commercial for a commercial and good God make it all stop please. But one good thing did come out of it: trailer editing house Tokyo got the nutty idea of recutting the trailers for eight modern classics into six-second form and posting them on Vine. The results are oddly captivating; check them out after the jump.
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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds In Our Office

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Today at Flavorpill, we wondered if pop culture caused Mayan apocalypse panic. We explored a new, possibly habitable planet. We were kind of bummed to find out that the eagle and baby video was a fake. We listened to Polyphonic Spree’s indie Christmas playlist. We talked about this year’s movie mistakes. We loved that the new NASA spacesuit made astronauts look like Buzz Lightyear.
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