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As a fan of the 1985 Anne of Green Gables and 1994 Little Women of course I knew about the similarities between the proposal scenes.



I'm also a fan of the 2019 Little Women, but it was only today that I realized how much closer the proposal scene in that one match's Anne's.



It's odd. I like several versions of Little Women (as I've mentioned before, you gotta see William Shatner and John deLancie in the 1978 one), but Anne is a completely different kettle of fish. All versions other than Sullivan's (first two) films pale in comparison. The World Masterpiece Theater anime is a valiant effort, but still falls short. I refuse to watch Anne With An E on principle, but that's a whole other rant.
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LGR covers some 3.5" disk versions of old DOS shareware games.


I still have fond memories of the shareware era. I don't think I ever had the 3.5" disks, I got them on CD compilations. Anyway, if you remember this era the video is worthwhile if only for the atrocious cover art. The Commander Keen art alone is worth the watch.
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How to Talk Minnesotan the PBS TV special


This stuff is thirty years out of date, but it's still funny to me. Reading the comments was also great, especially seeing how it also applies to residents of the Upper Midwest and Scandinavia in general.
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Irish People do the Mystery Hot Sauce Challenge


Twelve sauces from 1-mild to 12-HOT! What will you get?


I like spicy food, but some of those hot sauces sound scary. I don't think I've ever had ghost pepper.
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Trailer for the Power Rangers 30th Anniversary Special


Am I petty for resenting how well these guys have aged compared to me?


I've gone on about my history with the franchise enough times that I don't want to become tedious. Sufficed to say, there are parts of me that wish that I still had time to watch the show.



Linkara's History of Power Rangers Playlist


The epic remix of the MMPR Theme
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Epically bad mashup of the Power Rangers and Avengers themes
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After all these years I'm glad the E-D still gets respect (even if I would place the E-A above it in terms of aethetics), but after thirty-odd years can we finally admit that the saucer was too big and the nacelles were too small?
I have always said the D is the worst Enterprise (until Enterprise started coming up with awful future Ents). It's a caricature.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccjPTF7NQPI

The evolution of baseball games over the decades. We had Hardball 4, which is not in this video but was fun enough, other than the impossibility of hitting home runs outside of the home run derby.
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A breakdown of the Constitution class. Were there really only 12? Were there different versions? Did they have staggered launches?


Today I learned that the 12 thing comes straight from "Tomorrow Is Yesterday"...


CHRISTOPHER: Must have taken quite a lot to build a ship like this.
KIRK: There are only twelve like it in the fleet.
CHRISTOPHER: I see.



Many of us over the years have taken this to mean only 12 (I don't particularly like the idea of 13: 12+Enterprise).

Seen on-screen as definitely Constitution-class: Enterprise, Constellation, Lexington, Excalibur, Hood, Potemkin, Defiant

We can assume: Constitution

Only seen on the repair chart in "Court Martial": Exeter, Kongo

Appears as Constitution-class in the remastered version: Intrepid

Only seen in reference material or the novels as Constitution-class: Essex, Farragut, Hornet, Republic, Valiant, Eagle, Yorktown


So that's 11 TOS-era ships and 7 possibles. And some of the possibles could be pre-TOS era ships or a different class entirely.
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Adam Savage unboxes his new Back to the Future II DeLorean model


I still think the DeLorean is one of the most iconic film cars ever. It's up there with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Herbie, the Mach 5, and the Aston-Martin DB5.
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So what class was the original Enterprise, anyway?


I was surprised to learn that "Constitution Class" as a concept didn't really exist until the TNG era. Of course I knew that the 1701 plaque reads simply "Starship Class", but that can be excused by Early Installment Weirdness. As I've discussed elsewhere, in TOS the difference between "spaceship" and "starship" was much more defined back then.



Then again, "Enterprise Class" only appears in the films on the TWOK simulator room sign. Does it really refer to the class of starship, or could it refer to the Enterprise herself as the ship depicted in the simulator? That is, a classroom depicting the Enterprise? Wouldn't it stand to reason that cadets would want to pretend that they're serving on the flagship and that the simulator room is regularly updated along with the Kobayashi Maru test?



In the novels its stated that by the 24th century the test is against Romulans and not Klingons, and one presumes that the test was updated to be against the Dominion during the DS9 era. Would it not make sense to think that Cadet Picard took the test in a simulator based on the Enterprise-C, and the door still says "Enterprise Class"?



I don't think that holodecks were advanced enough to completely replace Kobayashi Maru simulator rooms until the TNG era, do you?
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The Groovy Sound of Music


Songs from the musical redone as xylophone jazz. Only in the '60s would that make sense as a thing to do.



To this day I most associate the xylophone with the Mister Rogers theme. I guess I never realized that the theme was meant to be jazz.
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So I'm watching Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark for the first time in decades, and I'm gobsmacked when I hear Sallah start to sing "A British Tar."


Of course John Rhys-Davis does it better than Stewart. More natural, more like he's actually having fun rather than trying to impress anyone.
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1981 South African version of Tom Foolery (the Tom Lehrer Revue)


It's worth the watch if only for the fashion sensibilities.
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An alternate take on Admiral Morrows blatant error saying that the Enterprise is twenty years old in STIII.


He doesn't even bring up the captains before Kirk. He makes a convincing argument that the age of the ship was reset during the pre-STTMP refit, and thus it can't possibly be twenty years between STTMP and TSFS.


After all, how much of the 1701 actually survived the refit process? The nacelles were replaced, the saucer was replaced. At best the bottom part of the stardrive (the proverbial "keel") survived. How is this the same ship?


For that matter, why was it so important to maintain that the ship in STTMP was the same ship as that in TOS? All we had to be told was that the 1701 was destroyed saving the Federation, and this new ship was named the same to honor it.



Furthermore, you don't need to fall back on the age of the ship to justify scuttling it in TSFS. Khan beat the heck out of it. Ships pre-Defiant just don't shrug off that much weapons fire while unshielded to be recoverable.
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Someone actually made earrings that look like Ceti Eels.


Cool, but gross.
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An attempt to chart the course of the 1701 in TOS S1.



I never would've thought that it would zigzag so much.



It's an interesting thought experiment: how many TOS episodes take place on planets that they find along their set course of exploration, or on Federation colonies that they happen to visit along said course, and how many episodes are we given the distinct impression that Starfleet Command diverted the 1701 from it's normal route?


For example, in "The Trouble with Tribbles" the Enterprise just happened to be the closest ship during the crisis. We can therefore assume that they were on their normal patrol/exploration route. On the other hand, "The Menagerie" involves a deliberate diversion from their normal course.
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Cliff Stoll shows us how he packages his glass Klein bottles for shipping.


Cliff is always fun to watch.
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Ashens 15th Anniversary Compilation


Snippets from each video he's made (well, the ones that still exist, anyway, I could see some omissions). If you're not subscribed already, give this one a try and see if something tickles your fancy.
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Clips from the little-known Singapore dub of Yu-gi-oh.


Why someone would want to turn Yami into a surfer dude I'll never know.
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For that matter, why was it so important to maintain that the ship in STTMP was the same ship as that in TOS? All we had to be told was that the 1701 was destroyed saving the Federation, and this new ship was named the same to honor it.
The ship is as much a character as the people. Would fans be less likely to buy a ticket if, say, Chekov had been recast? Probably. Psychologically we want to watch the same ship we loved during the series, even if it looks kinda different now.

The context of the long spacedock scene would be different too. It would be less "See how we prettied up your favorite ship for the big screen!" and more "Your favorite ship looked dumb, see how much better our version is!"
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