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Helena Bonham Carter’s relatable quarantine video is pure chaos energy

Helena Bonham Carter's relatable quarantine video is pure chaos energy

Celebrity quarantine videos have ranged from the fantastic to the pandering. But Helena Bonham Carter and Sam Neill’s Das Fone Hell (a “Cinema Quarantino Production”) is by far the most relatable.

Neill shared the short film (which we can imagine making the rounds at the next Sundance) with his Twitter followers on Saturday, detailing its vast budget and sprawling production across two continents. What resulted from their efforts is two minutes of pure quarantine madness with an evocative meditation on the ills of digital life.

HELENA BONHAM CARTER stars in this groundbreaking Cinema Quarantino Production DAS FONE HELL. At vast expense, filmed on two continents over what (seemed like) five years , this profound and heartbreakingly candid insight into Modern Life will shake you to the core (Pilates 101) pic.twitter.com/aVXCfvAyfd

— Sam Neill (@TwoPaddocks) May 23, 2020 Read more…

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Too-real video captures the awkwardness of all your glitchy FaceTime calls

Too-real video captures the awkwardness of all your glitchy FaceTime calls

As more countries go into lockdown due to the coronavirus, people are substituting video calls for face-to-face human interaction in an attempt to maintain both social distancing and their sanity. Unfortunately, video calling is a laggy, pixellated mess even at the best of times — and these are definitely not the best of times, what with everyone stuck bingeing Netflix indefinitely.

Dealing with the problems of these dystopian times, comedians Eva Victor and Alyssa Limperis have released a short clip demonstrating the irritating struggles of chatting on a video call, complete with cut-off sentences and misheard words.  Read more…

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'Irreplaceable' plant specimens destroyed by customs officials with no chill

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Fun fact: Australia’s custom officials are known for procedures teetering on the absurdly overzealous, thanks to the continent’s unique natural environment.

But those procedures are under investigation, after officials destroyed “irreplaceable” rare flowering plants sent from France. “They were the first type specimens collected of a species,” Michelle Waycott, chair at the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, told ABC News

“That would be the equivalent of material collected in the Flinders expedition, going and then destroying those. So literally irreplaceable collections and of high historic and scientific value.” Read more…

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