During his 16 year tenure on The Daily Show Jon Stewart threw many barbs at Arby’s (and rightfully so). To counter, Arby’s PR department has been on a mission to make the best of it, and to prove there’s truth in the maxim that any publicity is good publicity. After producing a full-on goodbye video, they’ve gone one further and named a sandwich after him (well, technically after the show); it’s called ‘The Daily Deli’ and it even comes with a promotional video, which you can watch at A.V. Club (hopefully as close as you will ever come to one). As Stewart might say himself; technically, it’s food.
True Detective’s Season 1 credits were a weekly dose of dark hypnotics, as some of the best TV intros tend to be. Whatever you may think of the plot, the intro (in both seasons) does an excellent job easing you into the show’s moody world. With that, take a look at the Star Wars-True Detective mashup, which sees Star Wars characters and imagery phantasmagorically overlapping to “Far From Any Road.”
Anthony H. Wilson died eight years ago today. He was known as Mr. Manchester and was the charismatic founder of Factory Records, which included Joy Division among its acts. Now, a charity single and accompanying video is being released to commemorate Wilson; it features many recognizable faces, including Iggy Pop, Steve Coogan (who played Wilson excellently in 24 Hour Party People) and Bernard Sumner. The lyrics were written by poet Mike Garry and are spoken over a remixed version of New Order’s “Your Silent Face.”