Look around your room right now. You will no doubt see an air vent somewhere. You might think that it’s for transporting climate-controlled air around your dwelling, and you’re right. But if you watch enough movies, you’ll realize that it’s apparently meant to be used for many other things. It’s intended as a means of illegal break-in and escape. Or maybe you can use it to hide things, even people. Whatever the case, if you’re only using your air vent and ducts for climate control, then you’re misusing the product. Here are the nine best examples of ventilation duct usage in movies. Continue reading
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The violent cat and mouse from The Simpsons, Itchy and Scratchy, have been a favorite part of the show ever since their first appearance in the debut season. The cartoon-within-a-cartoon structure is brilliant- using a very violent cartoon show, on a cartoon show, to spoof other violent cartoon shows. As The Simpsons and Itchy and Scratchy grew in popularity, it opened up the possibility to spoof pop culture. Here are ten movies that have been spoofed by Itchy and Scratchy:
1. JFK (1991)
Simple but effective, it pops up in an untitled Itchy and Scratchy episode that’s “directed by guest director Oliver Stone”. It features Scratchy, in black and white footage, being led Lee Harvey Oswald-style through a room full of reporters before Itchy appears just in time to shoot him. It fades to black and someone is overheard saying, “Oh God! Get his gun!” before the end credits are heard. Sadly, Bart can’t be bothered with it because he’s reading Johnny Tremain.
Tonight, I finally watched The Day the Earth Stood Still- the 1951 original. It’s quite an impressive film. I’m not the biggest sci-fi fan but there’s little denying that it was both well-made and influential. In the long run, it made me wonder, “How can I turn this into a mildly pointless entry for TDYLF?”. TA-DA! Here are a bunch of aliens throughout history, presented chronologically. Perhaps seeing them chronologically will say something to you from a sociological vantage point about what scared and/or fascinated people throughout the various decades. As for how I’m viewing it? Look at the goofy pictures of aliens!
1948, Looney Tunes