He's gonna swing.
My most vivid memory involving "Chandelier," Sia's 2014 power ballad to end all power ballads, occurred during my first semester of college.
I was in a friend's dorm room, standing on their couch as I belted the hit so loudly that the RA had to come by to tell us to pipe down. I probably sounded fairly similar to this cursed video I found on Twitter last night, in which Toad, everyone's favorite mushroom from the Mario universe, gives an incredibly passionate karaoke rendition of "Chandelier." Take a listen for yourself.
Those raised among the Nintendo 64 generation are likely familiar with Toad's voice: it's high-pitched and gravelly, which lends itself to very cute exclamations while zooming around Rainbow Road, but his pipes can't quite compare Sia's. The result is a ridiculous amount of hardly-intelligible screeching that had me laughing so hard I had to pause the video just to catch my breath.
The owner of Toad's hysterical singing voice is Melancholiaah, a Houston-based musician who is probably doing extreme vocal cord damage by creating these absurd covers. "toad sings chandelier," originally posted in October 2018, has racked up over 200,000 views and counting, thanks to its recent resurface on Twitter. And there's more where that came from; if you've ever wondered what Toad would sound like singing "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Let it Go" from Frozen, or "Shallow" from A Star is Born, you're in luck.
But "Chandelier" is truly Toad's magnum opus. With its bombastic chorus, the song is primed for plenty of comedic opportunities, as it's inherently hilarious when sung by anyone less adept than Sia herself. Though, when my laughing fit finally subsided, my brain flooded with questions: how did this unlikely pairing of a cartoon mushroom and a 2014 hit come around? Was Melancholiaah already known for their Toad impressions? Are they seeing an ENT regularly to make sure their throat is still healthy? Can the general public make song requests?
Bewilderment aside, I support Toad's pop star dreams. Keep swinging.
There's a big problem with the trailer for Morbius, Sony's upcoming Marvel outing that is definitely not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe even though it has Michael Keaton reprising his role as Vulture (please let us keep our license, Disney!).
See if you can spot it.
MORBIUS - Teaser Trailer www.youtube.com
If you answered, "Sampling Beethoven's 'Für Elise' to line up with blue-tinted action shots is the absolute lowest effort, brain-dead attempt to signify 'gothic vampire movie' in the entire history of movie trailers," you're correct, but that's still not the biggest problem with Morbius. No, the biggest problem is that Morbius is played by Jared Leto.
The best thing about movies is that sometimes they feature cats.
Cats are great. They are furry purr-boxes that usually hate you. Whether they're the hero, the villain, or just kind of there, nothing beats watching a movie and seeing a cat on-screen. So we've compiled a list of the best REAL cats in movies. That means the movie needs to feature a REAL cat instead of an animated cat, because otherwise this would just be a list of cartoon cats. These cats are REAL, and they're works of art:
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