Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the eccentric, nerdy news for you in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this tremendous Tuesday? Jurassic Park gets a hilarious Sesame Street parody, people who illegally download Friends are now getting $20 fines, Shia LaBeouf takes on Braveheart and much more. So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Jurassic Park Gets a Sesame Street Parody
After debuting their own version of Avengers: Age of Ultron last month, Sesame Street is celebrating the upcoming Jurassic World with a new parody on the original Jurassic Park entitled Jurassic Cookie. The Cookie Monster's plans to make a huge super-cookie goes awry, resulting in the creation of a huge dinosaur-cookie. The five-minute parody features several classic scenes from the original Jurassic Park, just in time for Jurassic World's arrival in just a few short days.
Teenagers Are Terrible At Playing Contra on the NES
React got a bunch of teenagers together and had them play one of the hardest video games in history, Contra for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Of course, they had never heard about the game before, and watching them fail horrendously is quite hilarious to watch. Helpful hint, teenagers: Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, B, A.
Link Becomes a Spoiled Brat In Legend of Zelda Fan Film
YouTube user Callegos-Y has created a four-minute fan film which shows Link from the hit video game series The Legend of Zelda acting like a spoiled brat. Link wants to buy a new shield, but the merchant informs him he doesn't have enough rupees, leading him on a rampage of thievery and other unseemly deeds, which is actually quite amusing to watch.
Warner Bros. Is Charging Illegal Downloaders $20 For Episodes of Friends
If you have any plans to illegally download episodes of Friends, it may cost you a whopping $20 per episode. Warner Bros. has been sending out notices to those who illegally download their content for the past few years, but recently new notices started surfacing, like the one above, which shows that the studio will "settle" with these pirates, charging one such user $20 for downloading a Season 2 episode of Friends. What makes this even more bizarre is fans can now stream the entire series on Netflix.
Shia LaBeouf Motivates Braveheart's Soldiers
Is there no end to these Shia LaBeouf inspirational speech mashups? Apparently not, since we found another one today where the controversial actor's speech is (poorly) cut into Mel Gibson's 1995 Best Picture winner Braveheart. Perhaps these mashups should end with this one, but I doubt it.
The Great Movie Ride Gets an Ending
The Great Movie Ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando has been around since 1989, taking fans inside the magical world of movies. Turner Classic Movies recently took over the ride, and put together a new ending video that gives the ride a great update, which is essentially a fantastic sizzle reel that now includes several modern classics from the 21st century.
Michael Jordan Palms a Pumpkin on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
With the NBA Finals currently happening, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! has been featuring a number of basketball-related bits, including one from last night where audience members were asked to guess whether or not Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player ever, can palm various items. Surprisingly, he couldn't palm a disco ball, but was able to handle a fairly large pumpkin with ease.
The Shining Directed by David Lynch
Richard Veznia has put together an intriguing 8-minute video that shows what it might have looked like if David Lynch had directed The Shining. It's a jarring video that encapsulates David Lynch's style by cutting The Shining footage together in new and unique ways.
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