|Wednesday, September 30, 2009 11:22 AM|
| by Fëanor|
Fëanor pours the entire internet into the Recyclotron, and only the best links come out the other end for you to enjoy.
- Clever idea: a Darth Vader Wii sensor bar holder! The only problem is, I doubt most people have space for this thing on top of, or directly under, their TVs, which is where the sensor bar has to go. I certainly don't. (Via)
- Look out: this brain wants your zombies! Oh, wait... (Via)
- Rather disturbing news: DNA analysis on the skull fragment presumed to belong to Adolf Hitler has proven that it came from a female aged anywhere between 20 and 40 years of age. It could be Eva Braun's, but it's definitely not Hitler's. So... what happened to Hitler??? Obviously the most likely explanation is that he died the way we thought he did, his body just wasn't where we thought it was. But other more unsettling explanations also present themselves.
- Some very odd pictures of Mel Gibson running around looking crazy with a beaver puppet on his arm. Turns out he's just playing a crazy guy who runs around with a beaver puppet on his arm. You know, for a movie. The screenplay (entitled The Beaver) is actually supposed to be really good. The film is being directed by Jodie Foster and costars Anton Yelchin. I'm intrigued!
- A map of the world color-coded by happiness (beware: it's a PDF). It does not surprise me that the people of Russia are unhappy. Ask my brother some time about the Russian phrase book. (Via)
- AMC has announced the launch date for its new Prisoner series: Sunday, November 15th at 8PM. (Via)
- HA! As someone on Twitter pointed out, they should have worked out a way to change the initials to FTW. (Via)
- If you're going to hurt your head, it's apparently best to hurt it while drunk. Although really, getting drunk increases the likelihood of you hurting your head in the first place, so...
- Best place to survive a zombie attack? A mall or a school. Science says!
- Video of a real transformer! It's a robot that can switch back and forth from a humanoid mode to a wheeled vehicle mode.
- Dude, I think I need to travel back in time so I can visit this now closed Marvel Comics-themed bar/restaurant.
- More footage from the Iron Man 2 set. The focus this time is entirely on Mickey Rourke, although they never actually talk to him; they just talk to other people about him. Gwyneth Paltrow says he's "trippy." Heh.
- The strangest clones in comics. (Via)
- LEGO monsters!
- Scientists have recreated the superheavy element 114. It's science at the limits of matter!
- A look at where the cast of Firefly is now, 7 years after the show's premiere.
- Looks like Barry Sonnenfeld will be helming a new half-hour sitcom about a mother who finds a superpowered suit. Could be fun.
- Impressive, gigantic balloon monsters, some of which double as costumes (for people who are otherwise naked, for some reason).
- This appears to be the official website for Steven Seagal's energy drink, Lightning Bolt. Wow. (Via)
- An amusing examination of a rather odd monster-themed pop-up book. (Via)
- A look at how different works of fiction have handled the question: once you glimpse the future, can you change it?
- Gotta love the trailer for King Crab Attack, a movie that I think we can safely assume will never be made.
- A collection of very different posters for Caprica.
- A Cthulhu baby blanket?! That way lies madness.
- Capybaras are cool. Here's one taking a bath.
- LucasArts is looking for testers for Star Wars: The Old Republic! I doubt I'd have time to do that, but maybe I should sign up anyway, just for the heck of it.
- Remember how I was just saying how extremely effed up the advertising is for the PlayStation? Case in point: here are a couple of new ads, one featuring a gamer giving blood to a Nazi officer, and another featuring a gamer giving his heart to Joan of Arc. What does that even mean???
- Some neat paintings by artist Albert Sorrentino. (Via)
- The grand prize winner and director's prize winner of the Where the Wild Things Ought to Be art contest. Also, scary LEGO robot. (Via)
- I remember reading a bad review of Superman/Batman: Public Enemies not too long ago, but here's a far more positive one that gives me hope the movie might not be crummy after all.
- Here's an interesting app: it lets you add a "copy file path" option to your Windows context menu.
- The seven best big-screen geek girls.
- A look at the next project for the co-founder of Studio Ghibli, Isao Takahata, plus the exciting news that Hayao Miyazaki is in discussions to do two more features in the next three years.
- A not particularly promising review of a work-in-progress print of The Men Who Stare at Goats.
- Important note: there are slutty Marvel character costumes available for women this Halloween. Although I think the Emma Frost costume is actually less slutty than her costume in the comics.
- How to build an arsenal of tiny weapons out of office supplies.
- Nick Cave talks about his novel, The Death of Bunny Munroe.
- "The Defense Department may allow troops and military employees to freely access social networks."
- The folks at Gadget Lab present a collection of everything known so far about Apple's Touchscreen Tablet.
- An 80-page giant anthology of Batman stories is coming in December, and one of the stories will be written by Simon Spurrier - his first work for DC. (Via)
- Television Without Pity has an amusing list of famous TV towns that need an NCIS. (Via)
- These improbably movie trading cards are truly fantastic. (Via)
- James Purefoy, Thomas Haden Church, and Mark Strong have joined the cast of John Carter of Mars.
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