A 5-Year-Old Girl Explains to Her Dad Why She Really Likes the Look of Princess Leia’s Slave Outfit From ‘Star Wars’

UK animation team The Brothers McLeod created a cute animated short based on a recorded conversation between comedian Adam Buxton (previously) and his 5-year-old daughter. The subject of their talk revolved around the slave outfit that Jabba the Hutt made Princess Leia wear in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Some people find Leia’s outfit to be demeaning. Buxton’s daughter, however, explained how she really likes the look of the costume and would wear it even after being rescued or escaping the clutches of Jabba.

A conversation with my 5 year old daughter about Jabba The Hutt’s fashion ideas.

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Comedian Zach Sherwin Raps About the Podcast ‘Serial’ Over the Theme Song for the Show

In “Listening to Serial,” comedian Zach Sherwin raps about the podcast Serial (previously) over the show’s theme song. Sherwin’s lyrics make reference to the show itself, but also some of the larger issues that surround it. Sherwin also includes the perspective of fellow comedian W. Kamau Bell about the issues of race as they relate to the show.

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A Festive and Edible Series of Christmas-Themed Pancake Sculptures by Nathan Shields of Saipancakes

Nathan Shields of Saipancakes (previously) has recently created a festive and edible series of Christmas-themed pancake sculptures for the holiday season. In his time-lapse video, Shields demonstrates how he skillfully creates the ornaments, snowflakes, and candy canes.

Happy holidays, and thank you for spreading pancake love in the world!

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image via Saipancakes

Bill Gates Gives a Reddit User a Loki Helmet and Plush Polio Virus as Part of a Secret Santa Gift Exchange

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Bill Gates participated in the annual reddit Secret Santa gift exchange and gifted lucky reddit user calid7 with a replica Loki helmet from Marvel’s Thor franchise. Gates also gave calid7 a plush polio virus, a coffee table book of photos from Africa, and made a donation in her name to Shot@Life, an organization that provides vaccines for children in poor countries.

The amazing human being Bill Gates sent me a Loki Helmet which i have been dying to own ever since the first Thor movie came out!! He read my “pie in the sky wish” that i filled out in my questionnaire and fulfilled it! I also got an amazing coffee table book of gorgeous pictures of Africa (somewhere i desperately want to go, its on my bucket list!) with an inscription and a Giant microbes polio virus stuffed animal!

This year’s reddit Secret Santa broke its own world record for the largest Secret Santa gift exchange with more than 200,000 users participating. Last year, Gates gave his Secret Santa partner a stuffed cow and donated an actual cow to a family in need through Heifer International.

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photos via calid7

An Animated BBC Promo Featuring Three Pigeons Wreaking Havoc on a Newly Washed Car

In a 2011 animated promo for BBC health program Headroom, a trio of pigeons unleash their wrath on a newly washed car.

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A Compilation Video Featuring Some of the Greatest Viral Videos From 2014

World Wide Interweb has created a compilation video packed full with some of the greatest viral videos from 2014. They feature the cute and funny five-year-old “apparently” kid, Noah Ritter, the heavy metal construction workers, and more.

video via Dailymotion

The Filmmakers of the 1980 Spoof ‘Airplane!’ Discuss the Genesis of the Movie’s ‘Jive’ Language

The filmmakers behind the 1980 disaster film spoof Airplane! discuss the genesis of the memorable “jive” language spoken between two passengers and later translated to a flight attendant by Leave it to Beaver actor Barbara Billingsley.

We got to the point where, in order for it to be consistent, we need to have a key or a code so we could actually be able to have a sense of rhythm.

via Nate Bolt

‘Hardcore DEVO’, A Concert Film Highlighting a 10 Show Tour by the New Wave Pioneers

Hardcore DEVO is a new concert film directed by Los Angeles filmmaker Keirda Bahruth that highlights new wave pioneers DEVO, focused a ten show tour in the summer of 2014, in which the band performed its earliest songs. The documentary will premier at the Roxie movie theater in San Francisco on Feb 20, 2015.

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Evil Christmas Pranks That People Can Play on Family and Friends

Household Hacker (previously) shows off six evil Christmas pranks that people can play on family members and friends in their latest video. They demonstrate how to turn someone’s toilet water the festive color of red with Kool-Aid mix, how to properly present someone with a fake MacBook Air, and more.

An Unaired 1974 Pilot for an Animated ‘Mad Magazine’ Television Series

The 1974 pilot for a proposed animated series based on Mad Magazine has surfaced online. The show, which featured animation based on the work of iconic Mad artists like Don Martin, Mort Drucker, Al Jaffee, and Dave Berg never actually made it to television due to the perceived crude nature of its subject matter.

via Open Culture