Ryan George makes some very funny videos imagining pitch meetings for well-known movies and TV shows. One of my favorites is this one, for “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” particularly the part about the odd, scary boat ride in the middle.
I enjoy the series of videos of experts commenting on the veracity of movie and TV clips related to their fields. This is one of my recent favorites, with a forensic pathologist laughing at how wrong some autopsy scenes are.
Picture Of The Day: I haven’t been watching much of the Summer Olympics, yet something I came upon last night involving athletes from Italy and Qatar competing in the high jump personified pure joy.
Picture Of The Day: I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve watched SpaceX bring the first stage of one of its rockets back to Earth for a nice, soft, vertical landing. But it still amazes me every time — including this one today.
For the Picture Of The Day, here’s Congresswoman Katie Porter exposing the Big Pharma Lie about why drugs cost so much.
Some memories of the late actor, who played deadpan on screen better than anyone. He had a long and varied career, but was never better than in one of the all-time great road movies. Here’s a scene that captures his talent perfectly.
From the “Restaurants My Wife Would Never Go Back To” file. As you watch the video, take note of the woman standing on a chair while everyone else at her table remains seated.
For the Picture Of The Day, here are Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivia Colman, Matt Berry, and Alan Carr reading some of the funniest entries from the annual Letters Live fundraiser.