Guy Makes Fake Sad Tribute Video For His Brother

Everyone knows the formula for a sad tribute video. Sad music plays as the camera zooms in on a picture of a certain person that is ill or has passed on. As a brotherly prank, one guy took his brother’s prom picture and slowly zoomed in with serious music playing. It is simply labeled ‘A Tribute To My Brother’ with no further explanation. The camera keeps zooming in closer and closer to his face, giving away that the whole video is a fun prank. It was posted online in March, but just went viral now after the prankster posted it to Reddit


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I Hope To Make The Good People Of New Orleans Proud With My Portrayal Of Chewbacca

With The Force Awakens opening in theaters Friday, I find myself reflecting on this wild and wonderful Star Wars journey that started so long ago. Its been 40 years since I first put on the Chewbacca costume, and I can honestly say that its just as exciting today as it was in the beginning. No matter how much time passes, I feel the same level of responsibility every time I portray Chewbacca, and it is my sincere hope that my performance in this new film will continue to make the people of New Orleans proud.

As a U.K.-born actor with no ties to the American South, its hard to fathom how I ended up playing such an iconic symbol of the Cajun way of life. But nonetheless, each and every time I don the Wookiee suit, I do my absolute best to portray Chewbacca as the metaphor for the hardworking, free-spirited, family-oriented folks in the Big Easy that George Lucas always intended.

One thing Ive always tried to keep in mind while playing the Chewbacca character is that New Orleans isnt just a cityits a lifestyle. The culture and traditions arent just trotted out on special occasions; theyre lived and breathed, day in and day out. So, no matter what the scene or mood, Ive always endeavored to make Chewie loud and proud in his identity, to make the Nawlins in him shine through in every situation.

…people with a finely tuned ear will certainly catch more than a hint of Creole in Chewies moans.

Of course, I dont go overboard with the accent, but people with a finely tuned ear will certainly catch more than a hint of Creole in Chewies moans. Ive been closely studying the people of New Orleans since before we began filming A New Hope, trying to translate their unique spirit into every one of Chewies on-screen adventures. So when you see him whizzing through swarms of TIE fighters in the Millennium Falcon, you should just as easily be able to envision him cutting through the high reeds of the swamp in an airboat or lounging in a low-key jazz bar. And just as he bravely risks it all to save Han from Jabbas clutches, so he wouldve done everything in his power to rescue the folks of the Lower Ninth stranded on their roofs after Katrina.

Ultimately, its not for me to judge whether Ive succeeded in capturing the essence of NOLA, but know that my heartand Chewieshave always been firmly rooted in the French Quarter. And when you watch The Force Awakens this weekend, just remember: This ones for you, New Orleans.

Oh, and one more thing: Geaux Saints!

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Vin Diesel Chokes Up Singing Emotional Tribute to Paul Walker at 2016 People’s Choice Awards

After winning Favorite Film for a movie that he co-starred with his late friend, there was no better way to honor him…

Paul Walker died on November 30, 2013, but his legacy is one that will live on for years to comeand nobody knows that better than his Fast and Furious co-star, Vin Diesel.

The 2016 People’s Choice Awards aired last night, and Vin Diesel relived the loss of his friend like it was yesterday in his emotional acceptance speech that ended with a singing sendoff for Walker.Furious 7 received awards for Favorite Film and Favorite Action Movie, but accepting the awards without remembering the movie’s original star just would’ve been incomplete.

After Diesel’s 4-minute speech he closes in saying, “The only thing I could say is”…as he breaks into song with the movie’s closing melody: ‘See You Again.’

Diesel has even named his daughter Pauline in honor of his friend, but to him, Paul was so much more than that.

This movie is emotionally so much more powerful that anything the world would expect. said Diesel in an interview.

“First of all, you have to understand that I have a lot of best friends and I have a lot of brothers. And I have a really big family. But I only had one Paul Walker.”

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Breakdancing ‘Buddhist Monks’ Honor Beastie Boy Adam MCA Yauch (Video)

Guys dressed as Buddhist monks, breakdancing to Beastie Boys music, in honor of the late Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch at Manhattan’s Union Square. MCA was a devout Buddhist who fought for Tibetan independence and this performance was part of the third annual MCA Day.

Hypervocal via Daily Dot

Google’s Mother’s Day Tribute (Video)

Google celebrates Mother’s Day with a heartwarming video titled ‘Here’s to the Moms’. Don’t forget to call your mother this Sunday!

via Google Blog

Thanks For The Music: A Tribute To Cole Porter

He was a legendary composer whose songs will live on forever. From Anything Goes to Kiss Me, Kate, its hard to overstate how much beauty and art came from the mind of one man. While its impossible for one video to honor such a brilliant career, this one does a remarkable job. Thank you, Cole Porter.

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Steve Jobs Tribute Rap Song – What More Can I Say Parody

There’s no question, Steven Jobs is one of the world’s most famous, and influential CEOs. Jobs played a huge roll in many of Apple’s most successful products, such as the iMac, iPod, and iPhone, which paved the way for the entire tech industry.

When Steve announced he would be stepping down as CEO for health reasons, iNerds everywhere were upset. To honor the man,  created this tribute song, spoofing Jay-Z’s hit, What More Can I Say. The video is going viral on Mashable


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#RE2PECT: This Couple Named Their Child ‘Baseball Person’ In Honor Of Derek Jeter

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter played his last game this Sunday, marking the end of his phenomenal 20-year career in Major League Baseball. While many fans paid tribute to Jeter by tweeting with the hashtag #RE2PECT, one New York couple showed their admiration for the veteran player by naming their child “Baseball Person” in his honor.

“My husband and I have always been big Yankees fans, and we love Jeter,” said Julia Glisman, who gave birth to a baby boy this Sunday, just a few hours before Jeter took the field for his final game. “With him retiring this year, we both agreed that naming our son Baseball Person would be a nice way for us to commemorate his career and to show how much we loved watching him play over the years.”

“Even if Jeter’s retiring, it’s nice to know that his legacy lives on in Baseball Person’s name,” added Julia’s husband, Marcus. “Best of all, I know our little Baseball Person will always be able to take pride in the fact that he’s named after a real baseball legend. Even if we sometimes call him BP for short.”

Isn’t that sweet? A truly moving tribute to a baseball great, and a testament to the many lives Jeter had an impact on during his time on the diamond. Time to add Baseball Person to the list!

Congratulations to the new parents and to the legendary No. 2 himself!

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