Google's Pitch Perfect Tribute to Johnny Cash Also a Chrome Ad
Plus: Jeffrey Ross makes the case for watching the Charlie Sheen roast
We realize here's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why The Atlantic Wire is unveiling a new late afternoon feature highlighting the day's video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today: Google's Johnny Cash tribute, more Bridesmaids bloopers, and the case for watching the Charlie Sheen roast.
- Today is the eighth anniversary of Johnny Cash's death and Google is commemorating it with a new YouTube video about The Johnny Cash Project, which solicited drawings from users to produce a music video for Cash's posthumously released song "Ain't No Grave" last year. Like the clip of Willie Nelson covering Coldplay to sell Chipotle, the video has the potential to be moving and amazing, if you're able to get past the fact it amounts to a 90-second advertisement for Google Chrome. [YouTube]
- If anything, the new nine-minute Bridesmaids blooper real is even less safe for work than those unused takes from Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig's bedroom scene that came out back in May. Profanity enthusiasts take note: the film's DVD--with a cast commentary track--comes out next week. [YouTube via Best Week Ever via Vulture]
- Speaking of bloopers: Reddit user Tdubs55 was to post a GIF of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo botched shotgun snap on the second-to-last play of last night's loss to the New York Jets. It's hypnotic, and again raises the question about what football fans did on Monday mornings without GIFs of the previous Sunday's most ignominious moments on a constant loop. [Reddit via Deadspin]
For those on the fence about watching next Monday's Charlie Sheen roast on Comedy Central, consider this: noted roast assassin Jeffrey Ross is making an appearance. That's enough to complicate even the most carefully structured career derailment. As an added bonus, Ross is apparently also going to be making Emilio Estevez-Mighty Ducks jokes. [Comedy Central]