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Best links: Freddie Mercury becomes an Angry Bird

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Freddie Mercury becomes an Angry Bird in the 10 best links we can find on the web today.

Freddie Mercury appears as an Angry Bird in the new YouTube trailer for the popular iPhone game. Photo / YouTube
Freddie Mercury appears as an Angry Bird in the new YouTube trailer for the popular iPhone game. Photo / YouTube

1. Freddie Mercury is becoming an Angry Bird. The late Queen front man, who would have celebrated his birthday tomorrow, is being honoured in a worldwide charity event called Freddie For a Day that involves fans dressing like Mercury - including outlandish costumes and fake moustaches. And to celebrate, the guys behind Angry Birds have turned him into one of their characters for a short film. Check out the trailer here. (YouTube)

2. Arnie's back and to celebrate, some dude with way too much time on his hands has compiled every memorable quote and one-liner from the actor's essential films into a 10-minute compedium, including such classics as, "You should not drink and bake" and, "Let's kick some ice". (YouTube)

3. If you've just finished the first eight-episode arc of Breaking Bad and you're feeling a little depressed about waiting till next year to see the finale, check out this funky remix of season one and two. No spoilers, promise. (YouTube)

4. Ever wanted to see the cast of Mad Men performing Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up? Today, friend, is your lucky day, coutesy of an amazing cut-and-paste job. (Facebook)

5. Another day, another hot Azealia Banks video, this time for her track 1991. As one YouTube user says, "Foxy Brown + Aaliyah = Azealia Banks". I'd probably throw MIA into the mix too. (Pitchfork)

6. George Lucas loves Seth Green and his Robot Chicken Star Wars spoofs so much he's let him do an entirely new animated show taking the piss out of his space opera series. Check out the trailer and several clips for Star Wars Detours here. (AV Club)

7. The House I Live In is a terrifying look at America's drug industry, something The Wire creator David Simon calls "a holocaust in slow motion". Check out the trailer here. (Apple)

8. The best song on Yeasayer's new album is Longevity, thanks to its falsetto vocals and throbbing dubstep lope. It's got a great vid now too with some creepy Benjamin Button-style ageing make-up, and you can check it out here. (YouTube)

9. If you only watch one NSFW video today, make it this one. In case you didn't read that, let me repeat: DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO AT WORK. (Pretty Much Amazing)

10. Yay! You made it to the end. Your reward is the Old Spice guy's new ad Muscle Music, in which he turns his body into a live instrument. Stick around till the end to make up your own tunes. (Vimeo)

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Chris Schulz

Chris Schulz is an entertainment feature writer for the New Zealand Herald.

A subscription to RTR Countdown magazine as a teenager kick started Chris’ inspiration to become an entertainment reporter. After finishing a grad-dip at journalism school, he discovered the magazine no longer existed. So he instead begged for a reviewing job at Rip It Up, then took over a local news website’s entertainment section in 2004 when no one else wanted to do it. It’s as much a surprise to him as it is to those around him that he’s been doing entertainment reporting ever since, utilising his diehard love of popular culture (specifically music, TV, movies and games). His career highlights including interviewing heroes like Billy Corgan and Trent Reznor, discussing the best sheep-docking techniques with Courtney Love, and breaking his nose during a Shihad concert. The last thing left on his entertainment reporting bucket list is to ride a rollercoaster with Dave Grohl, something he’s hoping to achieve in the next 12 months.

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