Monday’s links write poems, come back from the dead and try desperately to be the new Old Spice guy.
Gangster Greatness: Twenty years after the making of Goodfellas, the cast and crew talk about the mobster classic in this oral history. (GQ)
From the Dead: What if John Lennon had survived? Vanity Fair stages a hypothetical interview with the Beatle as he turns 70. (Vanity Fair)
Prime Poetry: As James Franco’s portrayal of Alan Ginsburg hits theaters, Fred Kaplan takes a look at how Ginsburg’s poem “Howl” changed the world. (Slate)
Web Hits: The Internet cringes on a daily basis when big companies try — and fail — to make their ads go “viral.” So what’s the blueprint for the next Old Spice Man? (Advertising Age)
Hat Battle: Did SNL‘s sketch “Ladies Who Lunch” rip off Tim and Eric Awesome Show: Great Job? Tim thinks so. (New York)
Reel Life: Justin Timberlake and Julia Roberts have acted in true-life movies this year. But do they actually look like the people they portray? (LIFE)
Success Story: Remember the Trololo Guy? He’s back in the spotlight — in a big way — in Russia, performing his hit song on a variety show there. (TheDailyWh.at)
Must-See: What if you could apply a beard like shaving cream? This stop-motion film explores the option. (via Have You Seen This)Vodpod videos no longer available.