Kids these days are taking the saying “the dog ate my homework” and completely chucking it out the window. Today’s student needs a more up-to-date and convincing reason for missing an assignment, skipping class or failing to complete work. That’s why this story of a college student who faked his own kidnapping is so fascinating.
"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" is one way to look at it. "I'm too cheap and non-creative to come up with my own marketable idea so I'll steal this one because it's been working" is another that probably a more honest response to these places that are either a knock-off McDonald's or a different business that uses their logo.
Rooster Teeth, an Austin-based gaming website, is well known for its hilariously re-interpreted live-action video shorts. One of its recent videos, an Angry Birds movie trailer spoof, has now taken the Internet and gaming world by feathery storm.
This is so brilliant there are hardly words for it. Basically, someone with a passion for video games, a video camera, a few close friends and a lot of time on their hands made a mock-movie trailer for what could be a Super Mario Bros. movie - and I'm not talking about that terrible one from the early 90s staring Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo.