A Random, But Completely Necessary Collection of Images Designed to Lift Your Spirits
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A Random, But Completely Necessary Collection of Images Designed to Lift Your Spirits

By Dustin Rowles | Seriously Random Lists | September 20, 2013 | Comments ()




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  • james

    Slow day

  • Inquisitive Mind

    There's a troll in the dungeon!

  • Morgan_LaFai

    That was great, except for the punch in the gut that was the horse from Never Ending Story. That really took me out of the moment and made me very sad. But I will try and look at the happy photos and reclaim the happiness.

  • Jo 'Mama' Besser

    Nope, I don't get it.

  • Stace

    This is simultaneously both intensely uplifting and intensely heartbreaking. Makes me wish I was eight again to watch all of these movies for the first time while it rains outside over the weekend.

  • e jerry powell

    If I may be so bold:

  • PerpetualIntern


  • Adrienne Marie

    The DeNiro one. Every damn time.

    And i wish I could cuddle David Bowie like Jennifer Connelly did.

  • Marc Greene

    I wish I could cuddle Jennifer Connelly just like David Bowie did. Scratch that - like Paul Bettany does.

  • Adrienne Marie

    I would like to cuddle Paul Bettany like Jennifer Connelly does. I've had an unhealty obsession with him since A Knight's Tale.

  • cj

    Uhhh, what the hell is the horse death scene from Neverending Story doing there? That traumatized me as a kid.

  • Pandora

    Did anyone watch Where the Wild Things Are? Because that movie is SAD. Had me bawling so hard I almost couldn't finish. So sad I don't dare watch it again.

  • Artax in the Swamp of Sadness is supposed to lift my spirits? It is my very definition of crushing misery!

    On the other hand, I've seen all of these multiple times and that pleases me.

  • Tinkerville

    BRB, going to bust out my very worn out copy of Ever After. My love for that movie is endless.

  • JenVegas

    Do you think that Jennifer Connelly and Bowie are still friends? I am just going to go ahead and think that because it makes me feel better about my shitty week thinking that the call each other and occasionally get a beer together when he's in NY. Yep. I like it.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Maybe he's the godfather to her kids with Bettany. And he made the babies crystal globe mobiles.

  • TheFatling

    Needs more Fire Gang from "Labyrinth," but the "Ever After" pics just made my morning.

  • PerpetualIntern

    The Fire Gang scared the CRAP out of me.

  • PDamian

    One of these days, I'm going to have to sit down and watch Neverending Story, just to keep up with all the folks who saw it and were (apparently) changed for the rest of their lives. Hmmmm ...

    And that image from Legend is just about the only pic of Tom Cruise I've ever seen that actually did lift my spirits. More pics from that weirdly excellent movie, please.

  • Siege

    I wouldn't -- it doesn't really hold up well...though that bit with the horse is still gut-wrenching...

  • Tinkerville

    Fair warning, it might seem like a weird, overacted acid trip if you don't have the childhood associations to go with it. Definitely worth a watch though if only for the great artistry in it.

  • mswas

    Read the book instead.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Book pusher! I bet the first one is free, too.

  • bastich

    Also, how dare you post "Dark Crystal" pics without this widdle fella?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    also known among my friends as "vagina dentata"

  • Mrs. Julien

    Are you me today? I was thinking the same thing.

  • Sara_Tonin00


  • Buellie413

    Are you kidding me with this? Do you know how many movies I now have to watch tonight?!

    /kicks rocks
    /drowns Artax

  • Boothy K

    Did you HAVE to show the one with the horse from NES??!!! I thought it was supposed to be uplifting!

  • Samantha Klein


  • Lauren_Lauren

    Needs more codpiece.

  • bastich

    "I got a fever...."

  • Mrs. Julien

    [falls off chair laughing]

  • Tilly

    Ah, what a lovely post, let's see what we have.
    Aw, yeah, nice one.
    Ha! Awesome.

    Ooh, pretty.

  • John W

    If I was in Labyrinth I would spent the whole time screaming Holy S*** It's David Bowie!

  • Classic

    I still love to watch Labryinth and The Dark Crystal at least once a year.

    Magic Dance is still a song I sing under my breath when I am cleaning the house :-)

  • My brother and I used to do a bit of a duet, with me as the Goblin King and him (naturally, as a little brother) as the goblins.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Why is it "completely necessary"? What are you buttering us up for? Is there something coming down the pike later today? WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

  • Bert_McGurt

    Oh, Andre. You must have been SO much fun to hang out with. But I wouldn't want to pay your tab.

  • "You won’t find it in the Guinness Book of World
    Records, but Andre the Giant holds the world record
    for the largest number of beers consumed in a single sitting.
    These were standard 12-ounce bottles of beer, nothing fancy,
    but during a six-hour period Andre drank 119 of them. It
    was one of the few times Andre got drunk enough to pass
    out, which he did in a hallway at his hotel. His companions,
    quite drunk themselves, couldn’t move the big man.
    Fearing trouble with cops, they stole a piano cover from
    the lounge and draped it over Andre’s inert form.
    He slept peacefully until morning, unmolested by anyone.
    Perhaps the hotel people thought he was a piece of furniture.
    Think about it: 119 beers in six hours. That’s a beer every three
    minutes, non stop. That’s beyond epic. It’s beyond the ken of mortal
    men. It’s god-like." http://www.drunkard.com/issues...

  • Bert_McGurt

    That's one of my favourite wrestling stories. And speaking of Andre and beer (that's a standard size can, folks):

  • Uriah_Creep

    And it's a Canadian beer! That's good.

    But it's Canadian piss. That's bad.

  • Rob Reiner got after Andre while filming 'The Princess Bride' because he'd take Carey Elwes and Mandy Patinkin out drinking with him and they'd still be wrecked the next morning when it was time to shoot.

  • TheOriginalMRod

    Ah... thank you...

  • Malin

    Thirded! Arax dying in the swamp is not uplifting, it's just sad and traumatising. It makes you go "happy, happy, ah that's nice, mmm...Jareth, happy, happy, oh Stardust how I love you, happy, argh dear God now I just want to cry, distrustful, oh Westley your soulful gaze can make everything ok."

  • Bananaranma

    One super depressing picture amidst the adorableness...I believe Mr. Rowles is trolling us.

  • emmalita

    I often suspect Mr. Rowels of conducting experiments on us.

  • lowercase_ryan

    I came here to comment about the Atreyu's horse, I see you all have it covered.

  • Bea Pants

    What's with the depressing ambush picture of Artax sinking into the Swamp of Sadness?

  • Lauren_Lauren

    Dustin Rowles: Depression Ninja.

  • CeciliaBedelia

    In what world is Atreyu losing his beloved horse to the swamp of sadness uplifting?!? God that was a scarring moment of my childhood. And now I'm going to have to watch it, followed by Stardust to soothe my soul.

  • Joe Grunenwald

    How is the scene of ATREYU'S HORSE DYING IN THE MUCK meant to lift my spirits?!

  • Julia

    THANK YOU. I was gonna say it if no one else had. Seriously, that scene changed me as a little kid. Scarred for life.

  • PerpetualIntern

    To this day, if I see The Neverending Story on TV, I WILL NOT watch that scene.

  • cj

    true story: i used to fast forward through that scene while closing my eyes so i didn't have to see any of it.

  • Classic

    I know what the heck was that about? That was the saddest thing I ever witnessed as a kid and remember sobbing. My poor parents had to talk me down.

  • Bothari

    He got better!

  • BWeaves

    No, he didn't, sadly.

    I somehow skipped that photo as I was scrolling down. My brain was protecting me.

  • Nimue

    No actually that really happened, the kid was panicked, and the horse died.

  • BWeaves

    They're like real life Muppets.

  • Mrs. Julien

    What are you babbling about. Muppets are real life Muppets. No, they are. No, stop talking. LA, LA, LA, Kermit is real and one day I shall marry him and I shall call him Frog of My Heart and he shall be mine and he shall be my Frog of My Heart.

  • bastich

    Not a good place for another "muppet fetish" joke, huh?

  • Mrs. Julien

    It's funny because it's true.

  • BWeaves

    I was talking about the humans. They all look like Muppets.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Well, alright then, carry on.

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