What This Ad Presupposes Is…

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It’s pretty rare that I get excited about a commercial, but this American Express spot directed by and starring Wes Anderson, is more entertaining than 90% of the feature films that will come out this year:

SIZZLER: Tom Thumbs a Ride

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Tom Cruise says he used to hitchhike with truckers who were picking up female prostitutes outside New York’s Holland Tunnel.

Cruise, who was 18 at the time, explained he simply hitchhiked to save a little cash but he never got invovled with the women. And you know what? We believe him.

Are the 90′s Having the Best Week Ever?

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link.dave.winonna.jpgThere was a time when life was simpler. We believed we could make a difference by tieing flannel shirts around our waists. We thought our doc martin combat boots were intimidating to adults. We all wanted to move to seattle for the music but more so for the coffee and we even believed Wynona Ryder was a role model.

Well those days are long gone, but the music is back. Smashing Pumpkins is reuniting for an album. Eddie Vedder’s on tour and Soul Asylum is in the studio recording a comeback. Even Courtney Love may be working on an album with the help of Moby (and hopefully a sponsor).

Now if we could just bring back My So Called Life, Bill Clinton and the 20 pounds missing from Ethan Hawke’s face, it’d be like the good old days.

What’s Up?

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It’s Monday, April 24th and there’s a lot on TV tonight. So what are you watching? Vote now!

LISTEN UP: BWE’s Daily Dose of the Best Music Ever

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  • I can’t wait for the new Pearl Jam album. A letter never sent has all the tracks you need from their previous releases to put together a nice mix to get you in the mood.
  • Kwaya Na Kisser has a live recording of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke guesting with R.E.M. on “E-Bow The Letter.”
  • I normally wouldn’t link to Bono solo tracks (sorry U2 fans). But when you have him covering “Give Me Back My Job” with Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Carl Perkins you just can’t avoid it. Head over to Cable and Tweed now to give it a listen.
  • Mocking Music has a bunch of live tracks from Neutral Milk Hotel, R.E.M., Wolf Parade, Sigur Ros, and supergroup The Bens. Well, they’re super to me.
  • Let’s stick with the live music thing: Ear Farm has a whole Red Hot Chili Peppers concert live from London, while Phish & Chips has a solo Ben Harper show live from Boston.
  • And finally, m3 online has four versions of Feist’s “Mushaboom.” Why do you need four versions? Because it’s that damn good, that’s why.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Giant Tetris

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Go ahead, take a break from your work and enjoy one quickie game of tetris. Techie geeks created this giant game of Tetris on the side of a building in Rhode Island using “eleven custom-built circuit boards, a twelve-story data network, a personal computer running Linux, a radio-frequency video game controller, and over 10,000 Christmas lights”. But they still got screwed by the elusive l piece.

(via A Welsch View)