Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today: It's not impossible to make a good zoo movie, a little polar bear without a home is going to be a big deal, and Conan's gets laughs out of the Kindle Fire's slow start.
Early in the fall, we said that everyone should give
We Bought A Zoo The Cameron Crowe Zoo Movie a chance and according to 65% of the critics on Rotten Tomatoes, we were right. Take that, doubters of movies about private zoo ownership! The new music video of Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi singing a song he co-wrote with Crowe for the film's soundtrack called "Gathering Stories" reminds us why we were optimistic in the first place. This shouldn't be on the soundtrack for a movie called We Bought A Zoo, yet here it is. And it's terrific. [Pitchfork]
The video of the abandoned baby polar bear named Siku rolling around, chewing on things, and sleeping in a makeshift bed created for him by the Danish zoo that took him in when his mother stopped producing milk is adorable and heart-warming. If you don't feel this way, you are wrong. It's a baby polar bear rolling around on a rug, not rocket science. [The Telegraph]
Perhaps you've heard, Amazon's launch of the Kindle Fire has not gone smoothly. Things aren't going to get any easier for the company now that TBS Conan O'Brien has turned the product's struggles into an amusing two-minute long bit of late night comedy. Things like these do not happen as often as they did when O'Brien was at NBC, probably because there's something wrong with the new stage. Either way, a coup for Conan and more bad news for a gadget that has officially become a bit of a joke. [Team Coco]
Because we can all use an occasional reminder about how smart phone applications are not for teasing animals -- particularly those belonging to family members you may spending significant time with this weekend -- here's an example of what happens when you show a bull frog a background he believes to be covered in ants. He will go after it. And you will make him feel foolish. [YouTube]
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