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The Greatest Car Dealership Website Ever. EVER.

Feb 8, 2013 2:16 PM PT

There... there are no words. (UPDATE: Click with caution if you are prone to epilepsy.)

As seen on TV—it's got gifs! It's got music! Cats wearing military helmets! A no-horse-meat guarantee! A .com domain for a UK business! A mosaic of the owner's face composed of images of happy customers! Repurposed political cartoons and promotional stills from Titanic! "Play stupid game!" Take a very difficult quiz!

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Occupy Green Arrow

Feb 8, 2013 1:50 PM PT

The CW network has a show called "Arrow" that is meant to be the grim, gritty, relatively "realistic" version of long-running DC Comics superhero Green Arrow.  Nobody calls the new guy "Green Arrow," even though he does indeed dress in green.  Actually, no character in the show ever calls him "Arrow," either.  He's known throughout his fictional city as "The Hood," because he wears a hood.  Kudos to the screenwriters for that bit of realism; that's exactly the moniker he'd end up saddled with in the real world.  But this must be measured against the unrealism of his sparse costume somehow concealing his identity, even from people who know him intimately.  (What's the least realistic thing about Superman: his amazing powers, or his magic disguise eyeglasses?)

It's generally fun to watch.  There is some great action choreography - the stunt guys put a good deal of effort into making it seem plausible that a guy with a bow and arrow could take on armies of gun thugs.  The lead actor apparently has a clause in his contract requiring him to work out shirtless at least once per episode, while unattractive women have evidently been banned from the city by municipal order.  The guy who used to play Harry Dresden in "The Dresden Files" is in it, which makes me nostalgic for "The Dresden Files."

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Running Star Wars into the ground

Feb 7, 2013 2:05 PM PT

Word comes from Walt Disney Co. that they're planning to make a series of "stand alone" movies about major Star Wars characters, in addition to the forthcoming Episode VII sequel.  Yoda, Han Solo, and Boba Fett have been kicked around as possible subjects.  The idea would be somewhat like the stand-alone "Wolverine" movies, spun off from "X-men."

There's the obvious danger that Disney's going to overdo it and run Star Wars into the ground, although the appetite for work set in that universe seems all but bottomless.  It's rather astonishing to think that George Lucas managed to sit on the greatest cash cow in Hollywood history for 15 years... and then coughed up "The Phantom Menace."  The pressure on him to over-produce Star Wars material must have been immense.  He said no for years, and then finally pumped out some surprisingly weak and uninspired films, although they had their moments.

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Tony Bennett: Wonderful Artist, Political Lunatic

Feb 7, 2013 6:13 AM PT

86 year-old Tony Bennett is in the news again, this time for uttering yet-another bit of left-wing lunacy. Yesterday, in a press conference loaded with anti-Second Amendment celebrities wearing their prescription-less "smart" glasses, Bennett claimed that gun ownership would turn America into Nazi Germany. Even though, you know, one of Hitler's early chess moves towards the "Final Solution" was to confiscate guns from Jews.

Back in 2011, although he later apologized, and in the heart of our mourning the ten-year anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Bennett blamed America for 9/11.

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Pro-Gun Fruit Salad

Feb 6, 2013 5:19 PM PT

In response to Bruno stands up for the Second Amendment: Is it just me or are more and more entertainers and Hollywood Cool Kids referencing the Constitution and guns as a defense against tyranny when speaking up for the right to bear arms? 

We all remember Ice Tea who said "it's part of our Constitution...the right to bear is [there] because that's the last form of defense against tyranny, not to hunt..." And then last month, rapper, Big Boi told the Huffington Post, "I stand on the Second Amendment, where the right to bear arms is not just for hunting and fishing and things like that, but it's the right of the American people to, you know, have a means of defense against a tyrannical government."  

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Bruno stands up for the Second Amendment

Feb 6, 2013 2:28 PM PT

It turns out that Bruce Willis is a big Second Amendment supporter.  "I think that you can't start to pick apart anything out of the Bill of Rights without thinking that it's all going to become undone," he told the Associated Press.  "If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn't they take all your rights away from you?"

Sure, he's got a super-violent new "Die Hard" movie on the way, so he doesn't want to be bad-mouthing guns, right?  But that didn't stop Sylvester Stallone from doing it.  And Willis sounds sincere.  He also made the point that Hollywood's big-budget violent films generally don't glorify "people that have gone berserk or gone nuts," because the audience wouldn't like them.  They want to see the good guys win.

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