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It’s the round-up of weekly entertainments from around the internet that doesn’t really have a consistent name. 

You have a collective name though, dear readers. You belong to an exclusive group known only in my head as Rounders.

Yes Rounders, a loyal group of obedient troopers, grateful for this fleeting few minutes of joy every week. 

It is to you Rounders that I dedicate this week’s, and indeed every week’s round-up.

Apart from last week. Last week’s round-up was dedicated to William G. Morgan the inventor of volleyball, for reasons I shall keep to myself.

Ah ah ah you didn't say the magic word

Cause a meltdown in your own computer/security system/dinosaur theme park with this JP Interface...

The Wilhelm Scream

Since 1951 many Hollywood movies have featured a generic scream called The Wilhelm Scream. It was first recorded by actor Sheb Wooley for the movie Distant Drums.

This video below highlights a campaign to replace the infamous scream with a bank of generic screams so that Wooley's widow no longer has to suffer the fear of catching her deceased husband's cry of pain while watching anything from Toy Story to Star Wars to The Harry Hill Movie.

The hipster band index

To measure the obscurity of your favourite band (yes you, you fixed-gear bicycle riding, craft beer drinking, bespectacled fella with the fancy moustache and greasy burger) Priceonomics looked at the number of Facebook likes that band's Pitchfork review received. The results are surprising.

Who knew The National were the token band of choice for the "beer me, bro" generation? I did. I knew.

Anadin please

This gloriously brain melting, eye-seering Japanese music video is unlike anything you will ever see in your life. Full of parallax scrolling, multi-layered madness and a rather quite bitching guitar solo. Courtesy of Dr Buckles.

"Infusing it with an obscenity favoured by mobsters"

Fit to Print documents how the New York Times puritanically writes around expletives, in a way that often just draws your attention to the very words it deems unprintable.

It's a hilarious journey through garbled dialogue and fanciful workarounds. [expletive deleted] great.

Mo Monet, mo problems

Fly Art is the marriage of two of the finer things in life: hip-hop and art. Click below for the Tumblr site.

How old before I CAN say yes please to a stranger offering me ice cream and cookies?

This adorable kid fails to grasp an important life lesson.

 

The greatest audience member that ever was

Thanks to this reddit user whose childish name I won't print here.

So it wasn't heavy metal after all

Click  the eye-opening stat below for more from Time's study into the behavioral influences of music.

"You gotta stay relaxed"

Matthew McConaughey's chest-thumping scene from The Wolf of Wall Street gets a dance remix. As it's from The Wolf of Wall Street this may be sweary. And druggy. And nudey. And a bit more sweary. Wicked tune though.

Braff made palatable

@JamieDMJ photoshopped what some celebrities would look like based on their worst fan art. 

Speaking of Nicholas Cage

Say hello to the new member of the content team.

Just like the worst bosses, he is a little on the 'loomy' side.

In a world...

Hal Douglas passed away on March 7. If you don't know the name, you will definitely know the voice:

That's your lot for this week.

Me and the internet have taken the afternoon off to go see the Veronica Mars movie. It basically paid for the entire thing to get made, so the least I can do is buy the popcorn.

For more internet hijinks, check out these 12 reasons why the internet is a maginficent place.

Christopher Ratcliff

Published 14 March, 2014 by Christopher Ratcliff

Christopher Ratcliff is the editor of Methods Unsound. He was the Deputy Editor of Econsultancy. You can follow him on Twitter or connect via Google+ and LinkedIn

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Robert Visser

Le déjeuner sur l'herbe is by Édouard Manet not Oscar-Claude Monet,

over 2 years ago

Christopher Ratcliff

Christopher Ratcliff, Editor at Methods Unsound / Search Engine Watch

Yes. That is right. However as I was using the title of Notorious BIG track 'Mo Money Mo Problems' for the purposes of a pun, I decided that Monet just looked better in context than Manet, both aesthetically and linguistically. Be assured that i would have used 'Mo Monet...' as the headline no matter which piece of artist's work I used for the image. Perhaps I made a mistake in this choice. But alas it's the one I made.

over 2 years ago

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