Dead Wrong

I enjoy the series of videos of experts commenting on the veracity of movie and TV clips related to their fields. This is one of my recent favorites, with a forensic pathologist laughing at how wrong some autopsy scenes are.

POTD: High Jump

Picture Of The Day: I haven’t been watching much of the Summer Olympics, yet something I came upon last night involving athletes from Italy and Qatar competing in the high jump personified pure joy.

POTD: Another Perfect SpaceX Return

Picture Of The Day: I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve watched SpaceX bring the first stage of one of its rockets back to Earth for a nice, soft, vertical landing. But it still amazes me every time — including this one today.

Charles Grodin

Some memories of the late actor, who played deadpan on screen better than anyone. He had a long and varied career, but was never better than in one of the all-time great road movies. Here’s a scene that captures his talent perfectly.

POTD: Is That The Special?

From the “Restaurants My Wife Would Never Go Back To” file. As you watch the video, take note of the woman standing on a chair while everyone else at her table remains seated.

POTD: Letters Live

For the Picture Of The Day, here are Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivia Colman, Matt Berry, and Alan Carr reading some of the funniest entries from the annual Letters Live fundraiser.

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