So David Letterman signed off from The Late Show for the final time last night, bringing the curtain down on an illustrious 33 year career as the greatest chat show host that ever lived. I grew up watching Letterman and even though I’m from the other side of the pond I had a fond appreciation for the man’s laid-back, nonplussed approach to being a chat show host.
Of course the final show was an emotional affair and following his farewell the Foo Fighters, (as requested by the man himself), played a live version of Everlong as viewers were treated to a fantastic montage of Letterman’s time spent entertaining the masses.
This is how you do a proper send-off.
N.B. And how’s this for a gesture. Rival chat show host Conan O’Brien urged all of his viewers to change the channel to watch Letterman’s farewell while he was hosting his own show. Classy.
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!
I have the distinct feeling that the forthcoming fifth series of Game Of Thrones will be soaked in blood.
Here’s the latest trailer for the award winning series.
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.
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.
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.
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.