5 Lunchtime Links: Kanye West releases silent film showing fashion line creation and more

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PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 03: Kanye West, Travis Scott and Rihanna attend Vogue 95th Anniversary Party on October 3, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Vogue)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 03: Kanye West, Travis Scott and Rihanna attend Vogue 95th Anniversary Party on October 3, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Vogue)

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 03: Kanye West, Travis Scott and Rihanna attend Vogue 95th Anniversary Party on October 3, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Vogue)

1. Kanye West releases silent film showing fashion line creation.

Rapper Kanye West doesn’t say anything in his new “Yeezy Season 2 Film,” and people have a lot to say about that. The video which starts with a warning reading “This documentation has no sound,” shows the creation process of West’s new fashion line and features a lot of shots of the back of the designer’s head. When West finally broke the silence and commented on his line in a Vanity Fair interview he had this to say: “I think sweatshirts are the way of the future.” You can view the film in its entirety here.

2. Amy’s Ice Cream on South Congress closes after rent increase.

The latest Amy’s Ice Cream news is less than sweet. The local favorite’s deep South Congress location, open 10 years, closed after rent on the space doubled. The landlord refused a counter offer and has already found a new tenant for the strip mall. Amy’s director of business communications says it will continue to consider expanding outside of Austin.

3. Fox picks up “Miss Universe” pageant.

Fox bought the rights to air NBC-reject “The 64th Annual Miss Universe Pageant” marking what IMG’s senior vice president of original content called “a new era for the Miss Universe Organization.” The pageant, to air Dec. 20, was dumped by NBC after co-owner Donald Trump made anti-immigration remarks about Mexicans.

4. Weird Al Yankovic and Austin comedians create sports spoof.

Weird Al Yankovic teamed up with some weird Austinites in creating his most recent spoof titled ““Every Press Conference Ever (ft. Weird Al Yankovic).” Playing “Grizzled Coach” the parodist, Jason Small, host of “ATX Uncensored-ish” Brian Gaar and Austin comedic actor Kirk Johnson act out a hilariously accurate post-game press conference. You can watch the video below.

5. Today is National Cat Day.

We aren’t kitten you, today is the day to celebrate the laziest, sassiest domestic pets out there. Give your cats a little extra love on National Cat Day and tag @austin360 in your furry photos.


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