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Mad Quickies: MAD for You, Scratch-Off Map, Kaneria Supercut, Real GoT and More!

Holla, Earthlings! My friend and colleague, Brian, has been working feverishly on all things Mad Art Lab. I had to step in and give the fella a break. He’ll be back on Friday. Today, though, you are mine! MWAHAHAHAHAHA. Sorry. WAY too much coffee… Here. Have some Quickies.


From TED-Ed: this video describes the complicated battles of the War of the Roses, a series of civil wars that inspired George R.R. Martin.

The wars that inspired Game of Thrones

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Beginning around 1377, medieval England was shaken by a power struggle between two noble families, which spanned generations and involved a massive cast of characters, complex motives and shifting loyalties. Sound familiar? Alex Gendler illustrates how the historical conflict known as the Wars of the Roses served as the basis for much of the drama in Game of Thrones.

Lesson by Alex Gendler, animation by Brett Underhill.



The Muppets – Official Trailer
via Pajiba.


Rishi Kaneria has created something extremely cool for you!

A Supercut of the Iconic Sounds in the Original ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

via Laughing Squid

from the page

n 1977, with the release of “Star Wars: A New Hope,” Ben Burtt introduced a new lexicon of sounds into our aural vocabulary.

This video is a celebration of those iconic sounds that have been rattling around my head since childhood and that have since become ingrained in our collective pop culture psyche.

It is also a celebration of Ben Burtt’s genius.

Sound design by Ben Burtt.
Edited by Rishi Kaneria (@rishikaneria)

Footage taken from:
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return Of The Jedi


Featured image is from the Biodiversity Heritage Library – Fig. 30.—Skelton of Triceratops prorsus; length about 25 feet.



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