When Aaron Sorkin Ripped Off Aaron Sorkin
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No matter how you feel about The New Yorker's Jonah Lehrer flurry of self-plagiarism, there's one place where self-plagiarism is okay: television. May we present a supercut of Aaron Sorkinisms--and while you smirk at all the repetition that lives in all of these Sorkins shows please take a moment of Sorkin silence and remember the poor soul who had to sit through all the episodes of Sports Night:
Keeping up with the repeat theme, check out Funny or Die's takedown of Woody Allen movies, or rather the plot devices the director relies on: jazz, miserable wives, and Allen's habit of choosing actors who are basically playing Woody Allen:
Meet Riley. He's a fourth grader with down syndrome, and basically our awesome kid hero of the day. The video is from March but caught fire after Reddit user Undead Anonymous posted it on the site over the weekend. "My little brother with Down Syndrome hula hooping in his talent show. Some views would make his day!" Undead Anonymous wrote. We'll happily oblige:
And, finally we aren't quite sure to think, or rather what you will think of this next video. Gawker's Drew Magary calls Marie Carr a "Terrifying Bridelady" while the New York Daily News' Michael Sheridan is kinder, calling her a "blushing bride belting out a sultry serenade." We'll say the video of Carr busting out an obscure Christina Aguilera hit as she walks down the aisle feels almost too staged and too American Idol to have that organic charm, but that was her ... choice. Just like it's yours whether to love or love to hate this video: