You may have seen or at least heard about the controversial finish to an Olympic women’s fencing semifinal yesterday, when what appeared to be a clock malfunction gave Germany’s Britta Heidemann a victory over South Korea’s Shin A Lam. A devastated Shin remained on the piste (the platform thingy they sword fight on, I guess) for over an hour waiting for her appeal to be heard. The geniuses at UK’s The Guardian have a video re-creation of the fiasco … with LEGO! Seriously, I would watch all sports if they were done with LEGO. LINK: The Controversial Olympic Fencing Semifinal, [...]
Possibly the best Gotye parody ever: “The Star Wars That I Used to Know.” Check it out: [youtube qJlbPXZEpRE nolink] Psst… Han shot first, Lucas. Han.
Discovery Channel’s upcoming series Human Planet comes from the makers of the awesome Planet Earth and Life series, and it looks like another winner. Where those other series chronicled animal life on our planet, Human Planet, as its name implies, explores how human beings have become the most adaptable species of all. Each of the series’ six hours is tied to life in a particular habitat, looking at mankind’s relationship with nature and how people have found ways to survive and thrive in the extremes of our planet. The Discovery/BBC co-production was shot in 70 locations over four years. Here [...]
AMC is getting us excited (and creeped out) with this trailer for its new series The Walking Dead, from producer/writer/director Frank Darabont and based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book about a zombie apocalypse. The series debuts, fittingly, on Halloween at 10pm as part of AMC’s Fearfest horror marathon. The premiere is 90 minutes; subsequent episodes will be an hour long.
By Ryan Berenz Versus is once again the place for coverage of the Tour de France cycling race beginning Saturday, July 3, at 11:30am ET. Here’s the complete release from Versus, and you can get the entire Versus TV coverage schedule here. ON-AIR, ONLINE AND ON iPHONE-VERSUS’ 10TH YEAR OF TOUR DE FRANCE COVERAGE PROVIDES FANS WITH AN ALL-ACCESS PASS IN HD TO THE MOST EPIC RACE EVER New York, N.Y. (June 29, 2010)-VERSUS, the fastest growing sports cable network in the country and the exclusive television home of the Tour de France in the U.S., will begin its tenth [...]
[youtube gXo2nm2ODF0 nolink] Via The Guardian comes this highlight reel of Saturday’s USA vs. England World Cup match reenacted with LEGO. For more soccer videos done in LEGO, including matches from this and other past World Cups, check out legofussball.eu.
[youtube KZeCzm1ldTo nolink] Via Gizmodo, check out these amazing Google Earth 3-D tours of the 10 World Cup stadiums in South Africa.
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From ABC: ABC.com is celebrating the holiday season with the addition of several holiday specials to itsÂ Full Episode Player. Visitors to the site will be able to view both the classic A Charlie Brown Christmas and the new animated special Disney Prep & Landing beginning Wednesday, December 9 through Saturday, January 1. Additionally, the site will offer a special Expert Commentary from the stars of Disney Prep & Landing — elves Wayne and Lanny and Thrasher the Reindeer. ABC.com’s new Expert Commentary feature allows viewers of the site’s Full Episode Player an opportunity to experience insights from the stars of [...]
By Mike Frey Michael begins this week’s episode by calling Oscar into his office and asking his advice â€” as a gay man â€”about going in for a colonoscopy. After that, it’s easy to see why someone wouldn’t want to invite him to a meeting, so it’s no surprise that Jim has done his best to keep him out of a closed-door session with David Wallace. Upset that he has been excluded, Michael begins to worry that David is taking to Jim about replacing him as branch manager â€” which he is. But what Michael doesn’t realize is that it’s [...]