Link Tank: Moments That Defined Oscars 2020

Defining Oscars 2020 moments, James Dean facts, defining moments of Oscars 2020, plus more in today's Link Tank!

This year’s Oscars made some history. Here are the 9 moments from the ceremony that made it such a memorable night.

“At the 2020 Oscars, we saw a show transform in the blink of an eye from being fairly uninteresting into one of the most significant ever. The telecast was weird like that, for much of its time going through the motions crowning predictable winners with a completely baffling number of musical performances along the way. Then, suddenly, it all turned around as history was made. James Corden and Rebel Wilson also dressed up like cats. Hollywood’s biggest night, baby!”

Read more at The Week.

The bitterness over Game of Thrones doesn’t seem over yet, if this viral tweet about Jon’s parentage is any indication.

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“Sometimes your brain just flashes back to the end of Game of Thrones, and pipes up: really? Really? Last week on Twitter, user @Buenisi_Ma sent out a simple Tweet that did not name Game of Thrones or even the character that she was thinking about, yet it clearly struck a nerve. People knew instantly what she was referencing, and felt her pain.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

James Dean was born on February 8, 1931. Check out some amazing facts about one of America’s most beloved actors who passed before his time.

“Despite starring in just three major feature films before his untimely death after a car accident at age 24 in 1955, James Dean has endured. The actor, who was born on February 8, 1931, was known for his performances that utilized the immersive ‘Method’ acting technique. And though it’s been nearly 65 years since his passing, Dean continues to be the barometer for both effortless cool and committed performing. Let’s take a look at some of the more interesting facts behind his life and career.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

The Boring Company’s first tunnel is causing some controversies amongst the people of Las Vegas.

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“Get ready to go underground: The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s tunnel-digging venture, is expected to hit the halfway point on its first public tunnel this week. The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that the company’s machine is about to emerge from underground, completing the first of two tunnels that will form an approximately two-mile $52.5 million transport system for the Las Vegas Convention Center. When the project was first announced in March 2019, it was expected the tunnel would be completed in time for the annual CES technology show in January 2021.”

Read more at Inverse.

There’s a moment in Birds of Prey that perfectly captures an important aspect of Harley Quinn’s character.

Birds of Prey introduces a number of classic characters to the DCEU for the first time and establishes important details about their backstories, identities, and motivations. But the movie also finds the time to drop in a few interesting details about one Harley Quinn, a person whose presence in the DCEU is still evolving.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Threats against MacBooks are up 400 percent since 2019, a new study shows.

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“Ready to get scared? Today is the day that Malwarebytes, the now-venerable provider of anti-malware programs for all major operating systems at home or work, releases its 2020 State of Malware Report. It takes into account all the threats and attacks the company tracked in the year 2019 (specifically those made in real time and detected by its software and other sources).”

Read more at PCMag.