Time for the 157th installment of Saturday Hot Links!
Today: The Jimi Hendrix “Voodoo Child: Slight Return” Edition.
The 50 best movie beauty moments of all time.
Science working to give us is 1,000 year-old lifespans and how that could affect the economy.
Screenwriter Bob Saenz’s latest blog entry: Hack, Like Me.
Why do car speedometers list speeds way over the legal limit.
Why technology is the friend, not the enemy, of Hollywood.
John Oliver reenacts Supreme Court cases using dogs [video].
Specialty Box Office: Birdman spectacular, Dear White People strong.
Related: How did Dear White People find an audience.
Where did last names come from [video].
‘Late Show with David Letterman’ cue card holder fired after assaulting a staff writer.
15 tales of female ghosts.
Lionsgate and Tribeca to debut online service in 2015.
Tom Hanks has a short story in the New Yorker.
Gone Girl‘s cool girl: Hero or villain?
What is cloud nine.
Adam McKay on his rewrites of Ant-Man: Bigger, more aggressive, funnier.
8 lifehacks for roommate living.
George Lucas rips Hollywood studios: They’ve “always been the problem”.
Scientists do virtual autopsy of King Tut and find shocking surprises.
London Film Festival draws record audience.
The Earth just had its warmest year on record.
Mom petitions Toys R Us to stop selling “Breaking Bad” toys.
10 of Hollywood’s creepiest demon dolls [photos].
Hey, novelists! 6 visual storytelling techniques to borrow from TV and movies.
How about $542M for a start-up outfit developing an enhanced “cinematic” visual computing experience.
Harvard says the best thinkers have these 7 ‘dispositions’.
Chicks Who Script podcast: Nicole Perlman, co-writer, Guardians of the Galaxy.
Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee has died at the age of 93.
IFC expands original programming team.
10 sticky facts about maple syrup.
Matthew McConaughey says he understood every word Rust Cohle was saying.
6 creepy Victorian ghost stories to read right now.
Which iconic horror movie villain is the deadliest.
Related: An oral history of Nightmare on Elm Street.
Related: 30 things you didn’t know about the 5 Exorcist movies.
Related: Why we need horror movies now more than ever.
Presenting Vulture’s Taylor Swift glossary.
Warner Bros. unveils first slate from digital production unit.
Why is the Pentagon stuffing tanks into Norwegian caves.
‘John Carter’ movie rights regained by Edgar Rice Burroughs estate.
Why do we carve pumpkins.
Celebrate the 15th anniversary of Fight Club with audio commentary [video].
IMG strikes deal with MLS and U.S. soccer for global media rights.
You can stream “The Simpsons” now and here are the 100 best episodes to watch.
Ancient Scotland: Home of the first ever sex.
Related: Goodfellas actor suing Fox for $250M claiming “Simpsons” character is based on him.
Rob Reiner in war to keep chain stores out of Malibu.
5 plot holes you’ve never noticed in Star Wars.
George Harrison’s childhood home sold for $250K at auction.
Top 10 TED Talks on storytelling and filmmaking.
10 essential comedies from the early days of cinema [videos].
Here’s how you sell a haunted house.
The notorious history of drunken Hollywood.
15 lesser-known Halloween songs to put you in a spooky mood.
How Fandor’s ‘Filmmaker’s Initiative’ will help get your movie made.
Lost John Cleese TV sketches found after 47 years
50 must-see horror films directed by women.
8 films that make fascinating use of flashbacks [videos].
Related: Photographer pays homage to childhood by inserting Star Wars into real world snapshots.
Screenwriter Max Landis wrote a 436 page “Super Mario Bros.” script and you can read it here.
Finally L.M. Kit Carson, co-writer of the movie Paris, Texas, dies at the age of 73.
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When: December 10-13, 2014
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