Stephen Colbert appeared on last night’s episode of The Late Show to talk with David Letterman about his future job as host of The Late Show, the time in 1986 when he accidentally received an internship offer from The Late Show and a top 10 List he created to apply for a writer’s job at The Late Show in 1997, entitled “The Top 10 Cocktails for Santa” which he read in its entirety in the traditional “Top Ten” list format.
In “MagiCATastrophes“, the first episode of the CATastrophes web series featuring adoptable cats from Chicago Cat Rescue, a hapless birthday magician accidentally invokes the ability to conjure up cats on-demand and seeks the wisdom a famous magician to help him out of his “predicatment”.
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Pop Chart Lab has created “The Distinguished Drinkeries of New York City“, a color coded visual guide to “over 200 artisanal watering holes, taverns, bars, rathskellers, saloons, speakeasies, and other sundry drinking institutions across the greater New York City area”. The print is currently available for pre-order and will begin shipping on April 29, 2014.
From The Dead Rabbit in Manhattan to Bierkraft in Brooklyn to Crescent & Vine in Queens, this besotted survey of potation-providers is a drink-lover’s guide to the high quality craft alcohol of NYC, and a veritable MUST VISIT checklist for those of discerning taste and durable liver. Includes a color-coded key and maximalist design that charts the major genres of drinkeries across 3 boroughs, 4 bridges, and multiple generations of blithe imbibing.
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The most recent episode of the PBS animated series Blank on Blank features John Lennon and Yoko Ono talking about love, marriage and romance in a 1969 interview with journalist and director Howard Smith.
Howard Smith: Marriage thing itself, as an official ceremony seems to have somewhat gone out of style. How come you decided to go through with a regular marriage?
John Lennon: Because we turned out to be romantics. I mean we went through the whole intellectual bit about marriage, you know, where it’s a bit of paper and some guy gives it to you. And that’s all true. But when he gave it to us, it was very emotional, you know, and it wasn’t even a, we couldn’t even get a nice vicar or a bishop, you know, to do it. It’s completely against what we thought, what I thought intellectually, I thought well it’s never again, forget about this one. You know, what a joke, what a joke it all is. And the next minute, I’m standing there and she’s crying and it’s like we’re soft kids, you know. So we’re romantic, and it made a difference.
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In this hilarious HBO Go ad campaign, several different scenarios are presented in which agonized teen siblings are paired with at least one or both of their inquisitive, well-meaning and over-sharing parents while watching awkward scenes from HBO shows such as True Detective, Girls, Game of Thrones, True Blood and Curb Your Enthusiasm. The ad then promises that HBO Go’s availability on many different devices will allow them to watch the shows “far, far away from their parents”.
In a way Silent Storms shows how the night skies can be during the three seasons we have darkness here in northern arctic Scandinavia; autumn, winter and spring. It was filmed in Norway, Finland and Sweden, primarily around the Tromsø area, Norway. The “storms” referred to, are the geomagnetic storms which takes place in the atmosphere when a strong solar wind hits earth, often followed by a CME. When a geomagnetic storms takes place, it can last for days, with several substorms causing auroras to appear.