TIME movies

This Supercut of One-Armed Saves in Movies Is Life-Affirming

The Beatles hit "I Want To Hold Your Hand" makes the perfect soundtrack

Attention butterfingers, this video is not for you.

Ryan Holland and the filmmakers at Lucky Treehouse have tracked down 101 examples of the classic action-movie trope — the one-armed catch — and turned them into a mesmerizing supercut of life-saving stunts, all appropriately set to The Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand.”

Look for clips from Indiana Jones, Toy Story, Harry Potter, The Lego Movie, Batman, and many, many movies from the Arnold Schwarzenegger oeuvre. And while they aren’t all successful saves, they are all pretty cool looking.

While in reality a one-armed catch doesn’t seem likely to work — and even if it did everyone involved would surely end up with a dislocated shoulder – it sure is fun to watch in the movies.

[H/T Slate]

TIME viral

Watch These High School Grads Perform a Spirited Dance Routine in Their Caps and Gowns

They learned the entire dance in just two days

This year’s graduating class at Kahuku High School in Hawaii decided to spice things up at their commencement ceremony by performing a nearly 10-minute long dance routine to a medley of pop and hip hop songs. Oh, and they learned the entire thing in just two days.

The grads sing and dance to tunes like “Shake It Off” and “Wrecking Ball,” along with more old-school selections like “I Want You Back” by Jackson 5.

At the end of the routine, the students perform the “Kaipahua Kura,” which is their school’s haka — a traditional war dance from the Maori people of New Zealand.

TIME celebrity

Jimmy Fallon Just Ruined Mayo For Melissa McCarthy (and Everyone Else)


On The Tonight Show Monday night, Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy and host Jimmy Fallon played a game called “Random Picture Word Association.”

The game saw the two stars blurting out the first thing that came to mind when they saw pictures of Jiffy pop, mayonnaise, the model Fabio Lanzoni and former Texas Governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry eating a corn dog at the 2011 Iowa State Fair. Don’t miss the late-night host’s visceral reaction to mayo.

TIME Fast Food

Chipotle Is Rolling Out a New Menu Item

chipotle chorizo non gmo mexican grill
Joe Raedle—Getty Images The sign is seen outside the Chipotle restaurant, on the day that the company announced it will only use non-GMO ingredients in its food on April 27, 2015 in Miami.

Part of top chef's whole-animal approach

Chipotle will begin offering chorizo as a protein option in Kansas City on Tuesday, as a test run for the new product.

Chorizo is a Mexican-style sausage made of ground chicken and pork, a preparation method that goes along with Chipotle corporate chef Nate Appleman’s philosophy of using every part of the animal in his food, the Kansas City Star reports. That whole-animal approach is also consistent with Chipotle’s “Food With Integrity” mission, which means the company only buys from farmers who don’t use antibiotics or hormones. Recently Chipotle has found it difficult to supply all its locations with enough humanely raised pork shoulder for carnitas, so using ground meat from other parts of the hog for chorizo could help solve that problem.

Little has changed on Chipotle’s menu in the 22 years since the company was founded, but last year the chain unveiled sofritas, a soy product that was originally tested in San Francisco.

[Kansas City Star]

TIME Television

Watch Ed Sheeran Cover Limp Bizkit and Iron Maiden for Jimmy Fallon

'Do you enjoy the morbid and disturbing themes of heavy metal music, but wish that it had a more cheerful, pleasant sound?'

Ed Sheeran, pop music’s sweet-voiced crooner, unleashed his inner thrasher on Monday night’s The Tonight Show. In addition to gushing about his night out with music royalty Jay Z and Beyonce, Sheeran took the time to cover some tracks outside of his usual repertoire for host Jimmy Fallon.

“Do you enjoy the morbid and disturbing themes of heavy metal music, but wish that it had a more cheerful, pleasant sound?” asked Fallon, wearing a lengthy wig and turtle neck, in a sketch on the late-night show. “Well, wish no more.”

Sheeran then covered hardcore hits like Iron Maiden’s “Run to the Hills” and Limp Bizkit’s “Break Stuff” with his signature folksy soul sound.

If that’s not hardcore enough for you, Sheeran takes a swing at rap music making Ty Dolla $ign’s hit “Paranoid” sound like a sweet ballad.

Watch the full clip here:

TIME society

This Is What the Ideal Woman Looked Like in the 1930s

She was 12 in. around the neck, 6 in. around the wrist and 19.5 in. around the thigh

The “ideal” body type has long been a topic of fascination. Whether we’re focusing on how those standards of beauty have changed over time, how clothing sizes have evolved or what dress size Marilyn Monroe really wore, it’s clear that the subject is less superficial than it may seem. Conversations about beauty are often conversations about the impacts these changing ideals have on the body images of women and girls.

Twenty years before Monroe stood over a subway grate in a billowing white halter dress, LIFE Magazine described the ideal figure American women hoped to attain. The year was 1938, and the model, 20-year-old June Cox, stood 5 ft. 6 3/4 in. and weighed 124 lbs., though life insurance statistics, the magazine said, suggested she should weigh 135 lbs.

The magazine explained that American women’s increasing involvement in sports in recent years had made them taller and flatter, and as such, “the boyish form became the vogue.” But by the late ’30s, romantic-influenced clothing had returned to fashion, and a “soft feminine figure” was replacing the athletic form as the look du jour:

The perfect 1938 figure must have curves but it differs from the perfect figure of past decades in relationship of curves to straight lines. In the 1890’s women had full bosoms, round hips. In actual measurements they were probably no rounder than Miss Cox but they seemed so because they were shorter, tightened their waists into an hour-glass effect … Now, though, the ideal figure must have a round, high bosom, a slim but not wasp-like waist, and gently rounded hips.

When it comes to issues of body image today, many blame the airbrushing of already-thin models for generating an unhealthy self-image among many women. True as this may be, women were receiving messages about how they should look long before the first love handles were magically eliminated in Photoshop.

1938 Ideal Figure LIFE magazine
Alfred Eisenstaedt—LIFE Magazine
TIME society

Caring Cop Who Told Teen His Parents Had Died Then Went to His Graduation

"I had to be the bearer of bad news for him, and I felt that was just the right thing to do"

Telling a teenager that he’d just lost both his parents in an traffic collision may have been one of the hardest days of Eric Ellison’s life — but he knew it was much harder for that teenager, Kazzie Portie. So he went the extra mile by promising to attend the 18-year-old’s high school graduation in lieu of his parents.

Portie’s mother and father were killed by a drunk driver while riding on their motorcycle last month. Officer Ellison was assigned to share the bad news with next of kin, and he found Portie at home alone, according to BuzzFeed News. When Portie expressed how upset he was that his parents would miss his high school graduation, just a week away, Ellison reportedly said, “Your mom and dad will have front-row seats looking down from heaven, and I’ll stand in their place. I’ve got your back.”

He made good on that promise, and embraced Portie after he’d received his diploma. Portie told BuzzFeed he appreciated that Ellison “actually showed a genuine care for me and my family’s situation instead of us just being another ‘case.’”

[BuzzFeed News]


Watch a Stunning 11-Year Time-Lapse of One World Trade Center Being Built

Hundreds of thousands of images capture the laying of the foundations all the way to the finishing touches

To mark the opening of the One World Observatory in New York City over the weekend, EarthCam released an incredible time-lapse video that shows the slow construction of the One World Trade Center over the 11 years it took to build.

According to EarthCam’s YouTube page, the team cut together hundreds of thousands of high-definition images captured between October 2004 and Memorial Day 2015 to produce the stunning two-minute video of the building rising into the sky.

The observation deck, situated on the 100th-102nd floors of the tower, officially opened to the public on May 29. At 1,298 ft., the One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the western hemisphere and the fourth tallest in the world.

Read more about the One World Observatory here.

TIME Social Media

This Twitter Bot Corrects You If You Misgender Caitlyn Jenner

It's rather polite—and has a sense of humor

An automated Twitter feed corrects users who mis-indentify Caitlyn Jenner as “he.” When a Twitter user refers to Jenner on the social network using the wrong pronoun, the bot—dubbed @she_not_he—tweets a response with a reminder of to use Jenner’s now-preferred female pronoun.

The athlete and television celebrity previously known as Bruce Jenner began gender transition earlier this year, undergoing breast augmentation and facial reconstruction surgery. Jenner chose to introduce herself to the world as Caitlyn on June 1 in a Vanity Fair article.

There has been an outpouring of recognition and support for Jenner on Twitter, both from her family as well as other celebrities. And yet, many users are confused or simply haven’t read the story in which Jenner makes it clear she prefers to be referred to as a woman. The bot’s about section reads:

I am a bot politely correcting Twitter users who misgender Caitlyn Jenner in their tweets. I might make mistakes reading your tweet!! I’m only human. (Not.)

It also links to the GLAAD website.

Here’s what it looks like when the bot corrects a Twitter user:

Read next: Here’s How Vanity Fair Kept the Caitlyn Jenner Cover From Getting Scooped

TIME Food & Drink

This Brewery Is Using the Music of Wu-Tang Clan to Age a Beer

Enter the brew

At Philadelphia’s Dock Street brewery, a smartphone playing Wu-Tang Clan from Spotify is fastened to a barrel of beer that is aging, Philadelphia magazine reports. The brew will be called “Dock Street Beer Ain’t Nuthin’ to Funk With” and is expected to be ready by year’s end.

Head brewer Vince DeRosiers said he launched the experiment to see “if the bass would cause enough vibration to move the yeast around and create some different flavors during fermentation.”

The brewery wants to make another beer this way, but with Run the Jewels blasting, he tweeted:

(h/t DNAInfo)

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