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Best Vines of August Compilation

Who knew six seconds was enough time to make an entire comedy video? How about 77 comedy videos in one 8-minute marathon? The compilation site invites users, some already YouTube stars, to submit their own byte-sized laff clips. Tiny hilarity ensures:

Snowpiercer” Intl. Special Animation (Full Version)

Get ready for Bong Joon-ho’s still-undated sci-fi pic “Snowpiercer” with a short animated prequel explaining how a catastrophic blizzard led citizens to try to escape on the Snowpiercer train:

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LISTEN:

The Civil Wars – “The Civil Wars”

Explosions in the Sky – “Prince Avalanche”

Ty Segall – “Sleeper”

SHOP:

Grumpy Cat Grumpachino

Sharknado Flask

READ:

“Shirley Jones: A Memoir” – Shirley Jones (Gallery Books)

“Dream It! Do It!: My Half-Century Creating Disney’s Magic Kingdoms” – Marty Sklar (Disney Editions Deluxe)

“The Butler: A Witness to History” – Wil Haygood (37 Ink)

WORK AND PLAY:

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft)

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (2K Games)

Zagat Guides

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