TIE Fighter – An 80s Anime Themed Star Wars Short

This amazing animated short by artist Paul Johnson pays homage to the late 80s early 90s Japanese anime style TV programmes of that era.

TIE Fighter  is a work of passion by Johnson and it shows. It took him four years to painstakingly hand draw the entire short. He explains:

“What if there was an Empire-focused short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that’s all but vanished from Japan nowadays? Well, I tried my best. Apologies in advance for not living up to Venus Wars standards.”

There is no need to apologise Paul. You nailed it!

Probably The Best Simpsons Intro Yet.

The video above was lovingly made by Paul Robertson, the man behind the Scott Pilgrim video game, and fellow game developer Ivan Dixon which features the full Simpsons introduction but converted to pastel pixel art.

As you can see this fan made video is pretty much the best intro The Simpsons has had yet.

That Simpsons/Kubrick Mash-Up.

http://video.vulture.com/video/The-Simpsons-Salutes-Kubrick/player?layout=compact&read_more=1

Here’s that amazing Stanley Kubrick tribute sequence featured on this week’s episode of The Simpsons as part of their 25th edition of their Treehouse Of Horror specials.

That reference that eluded Comic Book Guy was from Kubrick’s 1975 movie Barry Lyndon.

(via Vulture)

Lauren Goodger Loves A Selfie.

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This image of British reality TV star Lauren Goodger is currently burning up social media sites.

Lauren is no stranger to a selfie and even though that kind of sustained behaviour might be a clear indication of narcissism, which in turn may also lead to a lack of empathy and illusions of grandeur, which could be construed as symptoms of someone who may be a complete sociopath with a clear potential for cold blooded murder, it’s still a well taken picture.

UPDATE: There’s now an arse picture too. I would like to imagine Lauren took this snap with a little drone.

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Better Call Saul Now Has A Song.

Here’s the official Better Call Saul song perfromed by country legend Junior Brown.

It aired last week in the States and due to copyright laws the video wasn’t available to view in the UK until today. The music video also serves as a teaser for the forthcoming spin-off series with snippets from future episodes. February can’t come quick enough.