Titanic Super 3D

In case you haven’t heard, James Cameron has rereleased his 1997 opus Titanic in 3D. In fact, in some foreign theaters you can even see the film with added smells and vibrations. Well, that’s all well and good, but I’m here to tell you about something even better: Titanic Super 3D. Comedy group PistolShrimps released an exclusive preview of the expanded super edition of Titanic for which Cameron apparently consulted with a few special guest directors and even equipped theaters with extra-special effects. I can’t wait.


George R. R. Martin’s Fairy Tales

Hey kids, Game of Thrones is back and to celebrate A Song Of Ice And Fire author George R. R. Martin, well; actually an impersonator, is here to read you some fairy tales! Aren’t you excited, children? Anyway, the facsimile of Mr. Martin has given a unique spin on a few classic fairy tales and nursery rhymes like a new take on “Jack and Jill” in which “Jack fell down and shattered his leg which made him easy prey for outlaws.” Wait, children, why are you crying?

Rolling Stones’ Rice Krispies Jingle

On last night’s Mad Men, a reference was made to the Rolling Stones having made a commercial for Rice Krispies in England. Well, the crack research team here at Postcards of the Hanging tracked down the ad, which only aired in England in 1964, and we’ve got it here for your viewing pleasure. The Stones don’t actually appear in the spot, but they do perform the ad’s jingle which was specially co-written by Stones guitarist Brian Jones and the J. Walter Thompson ad agency. It’s probably the hippest breakfast cereal you’ll see all day.

Ben Franklin’s 220 Euphemism For Drunk

Pop Quiz: Which of America’s Founding Fathers created over 200 euphemistic terms for drunkeness? Here’s a hint: Which founding father was a famous partier? The answer of course is Benjamin Franklin. Yes, Franklin was a well known imbiber (and probably the first spokesperson for Sam Adam’s beer), so naturally he would be interested in creating several clever ways to indicate that someone was “contending with Pharaoh.” In 1737 Franklin published his 220 drunken euphemisms in the Pennsylvania Gazette and believe me, they are a hoot. So, head over to mental_floss to read the full list. However, if you’ve “had a Thump over the Head with Sampson’s Jawbone” and are too “overset” to read the list, check out this video crated by comedy troupe I Made America in which Keith Habersberger recites all 220 phrases. Have a good weekend, and make sure to watch out for anyone whose “Head is full of Bees.”

Mad Men, Season 25

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, after seventeen long months in the wilderness; Mad Men is returning to our television sets. Yes, we are just four short days away from the start of the series’ fifth season and I could not be more excited. Unfortunately, no preview footage of the season premier has been released yet, but thanks to Bland Hack Pictures we have a preview of what the series will look like in 20 years. Yes, it’s Mad Men in 1985! Watch as a 60 year old Don navigates the era of Tab, Reagan and Mary Lou Retton. Of course, Joan, Peggy and Pete are still around at the totally 80s version of Sterling Cooper. Check it out, and learn all about Peggy Olsen’s appreciation of the Bangles.

Mister Rogers Learns To Breakdance

Fred Rogers, everyone’s favorite tv neighbor and kindly grandfather figure would have turned 84 tomorrow. So, to preemptively celebrate his birthday we’ve got a clip of his learning the basics of breakdancing from a young neighbor. Now, unfortunately this segment doesn’t feature the besweatered tv legend spinning on his head or listening to “Rapper’s Delight,” but it does feature the next best thing: Mister Rodgers doing the moonwalk–which looks exactly like what you’d expect Mister Rogers moonwalking to look like.

Ralph Steadman’s Wonderland

If you’ve read Hunter S. Thompson’s gonzo classic Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, you’ve encountered the art of British illustrator Ralph Steadman. Steadman’s trippy, drugged out drawings provided a fitting complement to Thompson’s tale of Sin City debauchery and the death of the American Dream. Prior to collaborating with Thompson, Steadman used his signature drawing style to illustrate another psychedelic literary masterpiece. In 1967, Steadman released a newly illustrated edition of Lewis Carroll’s 1865 novel Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland.

Steadman’s illustrations are like a wonderful bad trip with workman-like Card Guards, a White Rabbit dressed like a London businessman and an almost formless and Jabba the Huttesque Queen of Hearts. The drawings are fantastic and really worth checking out.

Head over to io9 for more drawings from Steadman’s visit to Wonderland.