Links We Love
Editor's note:There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best of the web right now:
1. James Franco and Seth Rogen star in a shot-for-shot remake of "Bound 2." Poor Kanye West. It seems no one is taking the rap artist seriously these days. Funny men James Franco and Seth Rogen are but the latest jokesters to needle the ultra-serious artist. The duo's remake of "Bound 2" is notable for its realism. And Rogen's bare chest.
2. Famous historical photos reimagined as Instagrams. In many ways, it's amazing to think that many of history's most defining moments weren't photographed. And even if someone did manage to snap a picture of a historical event, there wasn't any Hefe or Mayfair filter to enhance it. Enter the Internet. Beethoven, Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin are just a few of Instagram's lasted converts.
3. Colorado news anchor rants against snow-covered patio furniture photos. The amount of anger Kyle Clark is able to muster about viewer-submitted snow photos is impressive. Clark rants and raves for two-and-a-half minutes, exclaiming, "We live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, yet we point our cameras to the back porch." His faux frenzy has racked up more than half a million views on YouTube.
4. Rescue dog helps boy with autism find his voice. Xena the Warrior Puppy was given just a 1 percent chance of survival when rescue workers found the malnourished dog abandoned a year ago. Now, Xena is the ASPCA's Dog of the Year and a faithful companion to Johnny, an 8-year-old boy with autism. Traditional therapy didn't make a difference to Johnny, but he has made great strides in his life after meeting Xena and now regularly interacts with people and pups.
5. Basketball player taunts shooter as he hits game-winning shot. March Madness may seem like a lifetime away right now, but early season games have their allure as well. Watch as Trevor Williams of Sheridan College sinks a fade-away 3-pointer in the face of a cocky defender.