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Happy Monday!

Jimmy’s Daily Planet was partly created for pop culture crossover moments seen in the video below.

We’re not worthy yet we’ll watch it over and over and over again whilst headbanging the entire time…

‘Wayne’s World’–that cult cinematic classic born from an SNL skit–triumphantly made the stage of the Academy Awards last night by way of fate nearly 30 years after the film’s theatrical release to introduce the Freddie Mercury biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ Simply put, Mike Myers (Wayne) and Dana Carvey (Garth) were 7 kinds of awesomeness. Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor giving the SNL sketch masters a standing ovation was particularly cool.

It was a nice schwing from the normal ceremonial procedures of the Oscars.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

P.S. Last night’s Oscars appearance proved the comedic duo clearly still have ‘Wayne’s World’-level chemistry on stage. Is a final chapter of the film series on the way that would make ‘Wayne’s World’ a trilogy? 

Hopefully, Mike Myers and Dana Carvey will cave under pressure to this specific fan demand. 

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Mom, Thank You for Everything!

(The title is not only true and sincere, but it will also make more sense after you watch the video below)

Remember when Robin Williams (RIP) told the story about winning an Oscar? Here’s a refresher on this Throwback Thursday

Robin Williams was a once-in-a-lifetime talent. We can’t forget how he made us laugh with comedy, cry with drama and, above all, feel better connected with life by finding humor in its countless comedic moments and tribulations.

We miss you, Robin Williams.

Happy Monday!

For a while, there appeared to be no gravitational pull against Best Director Alfonso Cuarón’s space masterpiece as the film soared with Oscar after Oscar after Oscar (7 in total), except for the two it should have collected at the end of the night (especially for Best Picture).

Still, Gravity made a bold statement in 2013 and early into 2014. And we cannot neglect the other triumphant winners in Frozen (including Best Original Song), Dallas Buyers Club (Jared Leto & Matthew McConaughey), The Great Gatsby (3 golden statues) and 12 Years a Slave (Best Actress: Lupita Nyong’o & Best Picture).

The 86th Academy Awards was a night full of speeches, tributes and celebration (and pizza!). If only there was a single picture that captured the spirit of the entire evening…

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I am proud to say I was among the millions of people who retweeted this photo that set the record as the most retweeted picture in history (it even broke Twitter for a little while: true story).

And, let it be known that the words Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day were spoken on the Oscars stage last night.

Thank you Bill Murray (and of course Harold Ramis).

Let your imagination run wild today, this week and far off into the future!

Happy Monday!

Giving Picture-Taking Advice to Steven Spielberg

This Sunday night, Ellen DeGeneres will host the 86th Academy Awards from Hollywood with approximately (give or take a few people) a billion people (with a “b”) watching from all around the world. With this being her second time hosting this prestigious event, Ellen is well-versed in what the tone should be, as well as the critical opportunities to grab and (hopefully) maintain the attention of nearly a billion people throughout the exhausting, time-consuming ceremony.

Speaking of exhausting and time-consuming…

A speech is a speech is a speech.

If viewers are lucky, one of their favorite actors, actresses, writers and/or directors will win the life-altering award and provide a refreshingly clever, entertaining and memorable acceptance speech (think Sandra Bullock and Adrien Brody, as just two examples).

Plus, perhaps Ellen will provide the viewers with a random minute or two of something refreshingly clever, entertaining and surprisingly memorable…

Ellen to Steven Spielberg taking a picture: “Make sure we’re both in Steven” & “Make it more even on both sides.”

Only at The Oscars!