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McDonald’s – You Deserve a Break Today – Australia, 1983 (TVC)

Flashback Friday: First airing in Melbourne on the 28th February 1983 and recorded on Betamax, McDonald’s Australia served us up a nice big budget, yet slightly schlocky, Broadway style production number inspired by earlier 1970s American television advertising. Well done, Macca’s – it’s this high level of fast food aspiration that has earned you a place in Australian pop cultural hearts forever.

Obsession – Joywave – Director’s Cut

Created and produced by Laura Gorun, Cooper Roussel & Dimitri Basil, we love Obsession – Joywave – Director’s Cut which presents us with fictional movie title screens referencing various film genres throughout the decades. 

The World of Dan Cretu

Check out the new selection of amusing creations from artist Dan Cretu, who continues to divert famous paintings, pop cultural icons, and everyday objects to create surreal and tongue-in-cheek images.

 

Full House Theme & Avengers Footage Mashup

YouTuber –zach– has created this very clever mashup of the theme song from classic sitcom Full House and Avengers footage from the popular Marvel films. Great work 🙂

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So Mermaid School is a Thing

In the heat of the New York summer, Gothamist associate editor Rebecca Fishbein and videographer Jessica Leibowitz spent a day in Coney Island, Brooklyn visiting the World of Swimming‘s Mermaid School. The skilled instructors at the school teach the students how to swim like a mermaid, a feat that requires a great deal of core strength, and in doing so, encourage self-confidence and pride. Ummm ok, sure…it’s all fun and games until someone drowns. Merman…Merman! 😉

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The Avengers 1970s Promo Montage

The Avengers star in a montage of super hero tv shows edited to look like a 1970s promo

Film editor Himker Rovde has created a brilliant montage using super hero television shows and films from the 1970s and 1980s to create a real-looking promo for an early version of ‘The Avengers‘ which even includes Hawkeye 😉 Clever clogs – love it 🙂

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Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ Official Trailer

Luke Cage cleans up the streets of NYC in 1st trailer for new Netflix series

Check out Marvel‘s first official trailer for their upcoming Netflix original series Luke Cage  this bulletproof ex-con superhero takes on the bad guys and begins cleaning up the streets of New York City. All season one episodes will be available for streaming from the 30th September 2016.

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Pretty Fly (for a White Guy) Sung by 230 Movies

Supercut of The Offspring Song ‘Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)’ being sung by 230 classic movies

UK film critic Ross John Fearnley of The Unusual Suspect has created this awesome supercut video of The Offspring smash hit ‘Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)’ being sung by 230 different movies. Fantastic stuff! 🙂

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Delta Heavy – White Flag

Delta Heavy's new music vid 'White Flag' is a pixel art masterpiece

Directed by Najeeb Tarazi, who worked on films for Pixar such as Toy Story 3 and Monsters Inc., this awesome pixel art music video created for the superb track ‘White Flag’ by British electro duo Delta Heavy from their Paradise Lost EP is heavily inspired by a retro 16-bit aesthetic and the world of the early 90s gaming. Love it! 🙂

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Nintendo’s Classic NES Console is Back!

Nintendo's releasing a miniature classic NES console loaded with 30 games

Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is a recently announced miniature version of their console preloaded with 30 classic Nintendo games

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including:

Balloon Fight™
BUBBLE BOBBLE
Castlevania™
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
Donkey Kong™
Donkey Kong Jr. ™
DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
Dr. Mario™
Excitebike™
FINAL FANTASY®
Galaga™
GHOSTS’N GOBLINS®
GRADIUS™
Ice Climber™
Kid Icarus™
Kirby’s Adventure™
Mario Bros. ™
MEGA MAN® 2
Metroid™
NINJA GAIDEN
PAC-MAN™
Punch-Out!! ™ Featuring Mr. Dream
StarTropics™
SUPER C™
Super Mario Bros.™
Super Mario Bros. ™ 2
Super Mario Bros. ™ 3
TECMO BOWL
The Legend of Zelda™
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link™

The system is modelled on the original NES, but is smaller and has updated HDMI output. Each system will include one controller with additional controllers purchased separately when released on 11th November 2016. This is the best news we have heard all week! – Bring. It. On. 🙂

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