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Seven Gene Wilder Moments That Are Even Better Than The 'Condescending Wonka' Meme

Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory star Gene Wilder has died at the age of 83, as a result of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. A tremendously gifted comic actor, he made classic films such as Blazing Saddles and The Producers, but a new generation will no doubt remember Wilder as much for “Condescending Wonka”, a meme based around a still taken from Willy Wonka… First emerging around 2011, the meme’s premise is as delicious as chocolate and as simple as the internet itself: identify someone's brag/humblebrag/clichéd statement, overlay it on the still, end on a sarky remark.

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Take A Moment To Check Out Anthony Kiedis' Codpiece In The New Red Hot Chili Peppers Teaser

Mere days after their headline sets at Reading & Leeds Festivals over the Bank Holiday Weekend, Red Hot Chili Peppers are setting tongues wagging once more with the teaser for their new video, ‘Go Robot’. The song first appeared on the band’s eleventh album, ‘The Getaway’, back in June. In the tiny little teaser for the new vid, frontman Anthony Kiedis is strolling down the street covered in white paint and wearing a bulging codpiece that looks like it’s made out of papier mache. He’s also got a great hat on, but that’s not exactly what draws the eye…

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Why The Cat Face? The Big Question From Kanye West’s ‘Fade’ Video, Answered

Another day, another batshit crazy Kanye West video. The promo for ‘Fade’ starts out reasonably enough – well, reasonably enough in the magical fantasyland in which Kanye inhabits. The sweaty scene is set in a gym unlike the gym you go to. For a start there’s no-one stood annoyingly close to you, shooting you evils and trying to make you get off the crosstrainer two minutes after you got on it.

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Are Red Hot Chili Peppers Really 'The Worst Band In The Universe'? We Watched Their Leeds Headline Set To Decide

On the eve of their first Reading & Leeds appearance for nine years, the [a]Red Hot Chili Peppers[/a] probably could have done without the added scrutiny of being labelled “the worst band in the universe” and “a poor man’s Faith No More” by Fox News presenter Greg Gutfield. Strong words, but does his argument hold water? We caught the band’s set at Leeds to make the cases for and against...

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Delphic Side-Project, Boredom, Share Funky New Single 'Turn Your Head' (NME Premiere)

‘Polish disco, '80s Japanese pop and Paradise Garage mixes’. To you, those three things might mean nothing. To James Cook (of Stockport electro group Delphic) and Melodic Records label boss Andy Moss, it meant everything. In fact, it was those three things they bonded over as they were churning out the funky, Caribou-style banger ‘Turn Your Head’ under the guise of new side-project Boredom.

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