Friday, May 9, 2014

The Weekly Links: Breakdancing Monks, Bonkers Candy Comeback, Oprah's 1983 Audition Tape

Another edition of The Weekly Links is here! Great news came across the wire last night that ABC has renewed The Goldbergs for a 2nd season! I've missed some episodes this season but it seems to improve each episode.

The video of the week was actually featured in yesterday's post by Wyatt. Taco Bell's new commercial for their breakfast menu wants us "get with the times" and stop eating those McDonald's egg mcmuffins. It's really a jab at those who are still enamored with 1984 (like me,) but still makes me "geek out" at the stuff in the background like the Galaga arcade machine and the Howard the Duck poster.

TWL Video of the Week
"Get With The Times" Taco Bell ad

TV
20 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Cosby Show' - Mental_Floss
Now You Can Watch Oprah's Original Audition Tape From 1983 - BuzzFeed Rewind
ABC Renews ‘The Goldbergs’ For Season 2 - Deadline
That Horrible Star Wars Holiday Special - Mental_Floss
May The 4th Be With You: 9 Vintage ‘Star Wars’ Tributes You Might Have Forgotten About - UPROXX

MOVIES
Nice Manners, Babe! A Love Letter to John Hughes and 'Sixteen Candles' in Honor of its 30th Anniversary - Pajiba
Rebel Wilson Will Star In A Very Unnecessary ‘Private Benjamin’ Remake - UPROXX
Check Out This 1989 Segment From Entertainment Tonight On Movie Novelizations! - Retroist
Blu-ray Review: “Bachelor Party” and “Revenge of the Nerds” - Popdose
Chris Hemsworth Might Have Been Offered A Role In The ‘Lethal Weapon’ Remake - UPROXX

VIDEO GAMES
MacGyver goes mobile in Deadly Descent May 21 - Polygon
The Unofficial Mario And Luigi Transformers - Kotaku
Conan O'Brien Finds Other Horrible Games Buried With E.T. - Kotaku
Breakdancing Buddhist Monks Pay Tribute to Late Beastie Boy Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch - Laughing Squid

CULTURE