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Amusements and Distractions

Amusements and distractions

by Stephanie Van Schilt , February 15, 20133 Comments

Killings brings you our weekly selection of posts that have amused, enlightened and
generally distracted us.

Thanks, John McClane.

When Vulture stop making amusing name generators, I’ll stop linking to them. This week, they provide entertaining Die Hard sequel titles.

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and the internets got all smooshy, so here’s a story about rejection: Cracked take a look at some of the stupid reasons publishers initially rejected successful books.

Speaking of wonderfully stupid: click through for a short  history on the once beloved hypercolor t-shirt.

Fine. In sweeter news, if the poster and clip are anything to go by, Pixar look set to make us all heart-cry again with their upcoming new short The Blue Umbrella. Every. Single. Time, you guys.

Rookie celebrates the best kind of love – the love shared between best friends – in this adorable reflection on besties and the ladies of Fleetwood Mac.

While we’re on happy things, bibliotherapists discuss how books lift your mood. Duh, but yay, science!

The Oscars edition of Between Two Ferns will help improve your mood too, by providing some serious laughs: here’s part one and part two.

Get your love song dedication ideas while enjoying some ‘smooth tunes for lovers’ over at Blackbook.

And finally, a Bill Murray Appreciation Day Update: How a USC Film Student Tried to Get Bill Murray to Star in His Film. And a slide show of our hero, doing what he does best – turning boring into entertaining.

Have a great weekend!




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