lolololori:

pre-code hollywood (by Dominique Guerra)

If you think all films made before the 1950s we’re conservative and bland, this short video will prove you wrong. This student’s documentary short covers Pre-Code Hollywood, the time period (1930-1934) after the Hayes Code was created and before it was enforced.

hodgman:

I don’t know how I have missed Emily Heller’s new comedy fortune telling so far but I AM GOING TO FIX THIS MISTAKE RIGHT NOW, and so are you. 

Emily Heller is really funny. You remember her from CODEFELLAS. She is my hero.

And here she is with another of my heroes, “Little Hockey” himself, TIM MEADOWS.

Watch this and then watch ALL of the episodes and then everyone send Emily ten dollars cash in the mail. Put it in a card that says: THANK YOU. Or I WISH YOU WERE NOT MY GRANDPA or whatever. 

Do they even still make “I WISH YOU WERE NOT MY GRANDPA” cards? 

It comes up a lot.

Meanwhile, good morning, and THAT IS ALL. 

Emily Heller gives her celebrity psychic reading to Tim Meadows

paperandparticles:

nitratediva:

Today actually is Friday, June 13. Watch out for Bela and Boris… From Black Friday (1940).

well, so it is. 

Happy Friday the 13th!

paperandparticles:

nitratediva:

Today actually is Friday, June 13. Watch out for Bela and Boris… From Black Friday (1940).

well, so it is. 

Happy Friday the 13th!

The King vs. the Kings: Stanley Cup 2014 edition

After 9 months and over 100 games the NHL season comes to this:

Henrik “the King” Lundqvist and the New York Rangers

VS

Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings

Looks like both team’s goalies should be heated competitors in this series, and with my hometown St. Louis Blues out of the playoffs, all I have to say is:

Let’s go (Martin) St. Louis’ Blues(hirts)!

Every Stanley Cup celebration since 1949

Star Trek looks ridiculous when you remove the shaking camera angle using image stabilization…

Star Trek looks ridiculous when you remove the shaking camera angle using image stabilization

When Pick-Up Artists meet “Daria”…

Was 50 Cent’s opening pitch the worst of all time?

By now you’ve seen countless replays of 50 Cent’s blooper on the web… 

But a quick google search shows he’s not alone in being a bit off in his aim for home plate.  In fact, a more scientific approach was taken to visualize the ceremonial pitches by celebrities and public figures:

So maybe 50 Cent’s pitch isn’t the worst, but just another outlier as part of a wider set of data.

The story of New York Rangers star Dominic Moore, and the time he took off of playing hockey

Media Universe: Exploring Consumers’ Expanding Use of Digital Devices

Media device ownership in 2013

Today consumers own more devices than ever before, and the greatest growth comes from digital devices, many of which didn’t even exist a few years ago.  If fact, according to Nielsen’s recent Digital Consumer Report (full disclosure: I helped research and create this report) not only do the majority of Americans now own smartphones, but during 2013 time spent accessing the internet using smartphone apps (34 hours per person on average) surpassed time spent surfing the web on computers (27 hours on average).  Whether consumers using the devices to access media or connect with one another, advertisers and marketers must follow consumer’s eyeballs as they jump across multiple screens and platforms.

So where do consumers spend their time and attention when using media?  Learn more on MatthewHurst.com