From the folks at the Improvised Star Trek podcast, the song that every Taco Bell ever has on their constant-rotation playlist gets an upgrade. The nice-nice lyrics of Christian band Sixpence None the Richer required some slight tweaks before being translatable into Klingon, as you'll see...
This is very short, but amazing. What appears to be a handheld camera filming someone's back yard is in fact 100% digitally created, as the ending makes clear.
I don't know that there's a huge demand for CG versions of badly maintained lawns, when the real version is ubiquitous and cheap. But then I still don't understand why Monster House wasn't done in live-action either.
We are looking into it.
There may still be the odd hiccup over the next few days but the tech folks are working to resolve it.
I'm fortunate enough to be a professional writer with health insurance. I know just how fortunate, because eight years ago I went through appendicitis without it. The bank accounts are still hurting, almost as much as my stomach did back when parts of my insides were rotting. I had friends donate about $60, which paid for maybe one sleeping pill (seriously - never ask for meds in a hospital; have someone bring you some), but it meant the world.
Edward Douglas, writer for such sites as ComingSoon.net, has no health insurance. He also has been diagnosed with leukemia.
I know Ed on a mostly superficial level, but I've certainly read much of his work over the years and some of you probably have too. I've been a freelance writer before, and I think, "There, but for the grace of God/Rayden/Cthulhu..."
I don't post this stuff to try to get anybody to donate who can't afford it. Spreading the information is at least doing something. When I posted before about the dying Star Trek fan, and about Karen Black...it didn't cure their cancer, but as part of a general groundswell, it got them what they needed. Black found her bills fully funded, and that fan saw Star Trek Into Darkness before heading to the Undiscovered Country.
More so than a genre actress, Ed is one of us. So I just wanted to put this out there to keep him in a positive, fighting spirit.
If anybody does want to donate to his medical bills, here's the link.
Okay, so last week, a crazy, profanity laden letter sent by a board member of the Delta Gamma sorority at the University of Maryland made the Internet rounds. Even though it got traction as a viral meme, I really didn't think of it as nerd news.
And then Michael Shannon got hold of it. Forget kneeling; I'm bowing before Zod.
People with tattoos are more and more accepted in society today, with the majority of people realizing that folks with a little ink under the skin are regular people just like them.
But then some folks just have to give the entire community a black eye...
That, folks, is no contact lens effect. It's a Brazilian guy who had the whites of his eyes turned black by jabbing them with tattoo needles. He claims to have cried ink for two days.
Oh yeah - he's the thirteenth guy to do this. meaning he saw someone else do it and thought, "Yep, seems like a good idea."
For the Brazilian Society of Ophthalmology, the invasive procedure is not recommended
Ya think? I can't imagine how sticking a needle in your eye could possibly go wrong. Unless maybe crossing your heart and hoping to die just really, really failed you this time.
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A great city full of great people. Can't believe anybody was dumb enough to mess with ya.
Granted, it's only for a GE commercial...but after hearing him rag on his role as Red Skull and mouth off about Megatron, it's good to know there's one iconic character he still likes. Want to feel old? The last time he played Smith was TEN YEARS AGO.
The ad promotes GE's medical technology. So the next time you have a diseeeeassseee...a cancurrrrrr...it could be that heeee...is the cuuuuure.
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He did such an effective job with the off-the-shelf coping saw he grabbed that he hit bone more than once...Luckly an off-duty paramedic was nearby and cops were quick on the scene:
Working in a pool of blood the paramedic and officers went MacGyver and improvised well, making a tourniquet out of twine and and rags from the store's shelves, Lopez said.
It might have saved the unidentified man's life.
Saved his life? You fools! His family are still caught in a deathtrap in some undisclosed location because he failed to cut his limbs off in time!
Or...err...I've watched way to many movies. Actually, I suspect the guy in question has.