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In Honour of Obama's Inauguration...
We bring you clips of pure inspiration

20 January 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: YouTube

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Yes, it's true that the following is not, in the strictest sense, news. Or, for that matter, in the loosest sense. But given that it's a dull January Tuesday (presumably the second most miserable day of the year, given that yesterday was the most miserable), here's something to brighten your day and, incidentally, celebrate the fact that Barack "Change" Obama is inaugurated today, which has got to be good news even for us non-Americans.

With that all in mind, enjoy the following: 40 inspirational movie moments in two minutes. Watch, savour and enjoy the increase in productivity and general outlook that follows. Well, it worked for us.


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Freakin' Awesome, yo
Kudos to the makers of this one. A great day indeed. More

Posted by chewynewyork at 04:12 on 22 January 2009 | Report This Post

I'M GOING TO PULL UP MY PANTS AND DO SOMETHING WITH MY LIFE!
WATCH OUT WORLD! I'M A'COMIN'! More

Posted by The_Hat at 19:32 on 21 January 2009 | Report This Post

Nice...
I got goosebumps. I can't believe the 'I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you!' scene from Return of the King wasn't included! More

Posted by stewart4 at 20:36 on 20 January 2009 | Report This Post

Nice...
I got goosebumps. I can't believe the 'I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you!' scene from Return of the King wasn't included! More

Posted by stewart4 at 20:36 on 20 January 2009 | Report This Post

congrats empire- I have a 3500 word essay to write for thursday and this has motivated and inspired me enough to DO IT! yeaahhhhhh More

Posted by jameswhaleofatime at 20:32 on 20 January 2009 | Report This Post

Whitmore!
Two words from the Whitmore speech!? Dear God it's the greatest speech in movie history!!! Loved it but we need the Whit-man! More

Posted by PsychicClown at 14:54 on 20 January 2009 | Report This Post

this made me smile so much... More

Posted by vivlitherland at 14:12 on 20 January 2009 | Report This Post

Great
Really good stuff, especially the inclusion of Fozzie Bear. All it missed at the end was the mooning part from Braveheart as a goodbye to Bush. More

Posted by Taz69 at 13:56 on 20 January 2009 | Report This Post

Awesome
At the risk of overstatement, that might be the best thing ever. Free Willy + Sloth = Genius. Truthfact. More

Posted by mebbetheywasinjuns at 13:48 on 20 January 2009 | Report This Post

Loved it!
This really made my day! Especially like it when I was all ready to scream out 'Freedom' and got the 'independance day' instead. Thanx! Es. More

Posted by EssieKlarebe at 13:27 on 20 January 2009 | Report This Post

damnest thing...
just as i got to the end of those clips, a gnat flew into my left eye, and a rogue piece of meteorite landed in the other one, causing both to water profusely. what are the chances? More

Posted by chola1 at 12:56 on 20 January 2009 | Report This Post

The Free Willy clip really made it for me. Top notch stuff all round :D More

Posted by HitchHiker at 12:48 on 20 January 2009 | Report This Post

RESPECT THE CINEMATIC SCENE, my friend.
Love the compilation! I think there should have been some "Blazing Saddles" in there. A lot of people around inauguration time make speeches about how Dr. King and Mandela's dreams are coming true today and it's easy to forget the little funny film that could by Mel Brooks, my favourite funny and a great film about racism in America. And farting cowboys! More

Posted by Mopictures at 11:56 on 20 January 2009 | Report This Post

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Great stuff. More

Posted by Felix at 11:52 on 20 January 2009 | Report This Post

Based on a random sample (or rather my email inbox and empire's "news" page)...Obama's inauguration is apparently all about cheap DVDs and anti-semitic bigots playing thuggish Scots. My heart is duly warmed. More

Posted by sinaplenty at 11:03 on 20 January 2009 | Report This Post


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