Monday, May 30, 2005

Dennis Rodman to vie for Wife-Carrying World Championship title in Helsinki.
  • Dennis Rodman is unique in that you can put his name into just about any headline not involving a Nobel Prize and it would be believable. Dennis Rodman marries Cher. Sure, why not? Dennis Rodman marries Sonny. Yeah, he would do it. Dennis Rodman to set world tuna-eating record. Dennis Rodman to manage the Mets. Dennis Rodman travels to Middle East on Peace Mission. Dennis Rodman to play Hamlet in Chinese Opera. You name it, Dennis might try it.


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Help Weird Al make the Rock Hall of Fame.


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Celebrity Bra Sizes


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SCTV Guide - the complete reference


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In Russia, reality TV watches you. Critics argue that a popular show forces people into prostitution in order to win fabulous prizes.
  • Reminds me of an old SCTV skit: Dante's Inferno. Host Bill Dante would give fabulous prizes to the person willing to commit the best sin. The first two contestants were willing to commit major crimes like genocide - pretty tough for contestant three to beat. Bill Dante asked #3 what she was willing to do for the prizes, and she responded lasciviously, "I would commit adultery, Bill - with you!" Without hesitation, Bill Dante (John Candy) turned to the camera and replied, "Tell her what she's won, Don Pardo!"


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Some classic quotes from The Daily Show


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Geek site of the day: Understanding (and abusing) Amazon's image catalog


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Keep track of those four people who are rowing across the Atlantic. (NY-Rotterdam)


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Urban Legends about the kitchen. Does baking soda really absorb odors? Do lobsters feel pain when boiled?


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The world's largest puppets??. See the only known wooden creatures larger than Hayden Christensen.


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The international (Spanish) trailer for "The Bridge of San Luis Rey," the Thornton Wilder classic which is ubiquitous on prep school summer reading lists. The cast is impressive. Check out DeNiro and Salieri speaking Spanish in the trailer.


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Robert DeNiro is dubbed in Spanish by Ricard Solans, who has been doing it at least since "Taxi Driver". His voice is a bit fucked up now, but he is still associated with DeNiro by Spanish audiences. He also provides the voice for Al Pacino in most of his films (!), job which he disputed with the narrator of this trailer (!!).

 

Steve Carell is The 40 Year-Old Virgin. There seems to be no truth to the rumor that this film is based on Carell's own autobiography.


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Sith holds on to the #1 spot after all.
  • The Star Wars finale ended up holding off the challengers with a $55 million weekend and a $70 million four-day weekend.
  • After winning the Friday competition, The Longest Yard dropped to the #3 spot for the next three days.
  • The runner-up spot was a virtual dead heat. The Longest Yard ended up #2 for the three-day weekend, but Madagascar ended up #2 for the extended period including Monday.
  • Crash continued to be a steady earner with almost the exact same earnings per screen as last week.


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A mobile ring tone has reached #1 on the British hit singles chart.


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"The spirit of small-town America was vibrant and strong, and strangely enough it was zucchini that brought these people together"


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Here is yet another R-rated clip from High Tension (#7)


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The bad news? We're closing down the military base in your town and destroying the local economy. The good news? We finally have a place to dump nuclear waste!


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Daily AstroPic: What caused this great white spot on the surface of Saturn's moon Rhea?


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Highbrow concept of the day: Hamlet - as an opera - in Chinese - performed in Hamlet's actual castle in Elsinore. The story will take place in China but director Shi Yukun said it "maintains the tragic soul of the original play." Damn, and I was hoping for the zany Martin Short version!


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Katie Holmes ready to strip if the role calls for it. On the other hand, the article couldn't even get Katie's age right, so the reliability factor may be a bit low ...


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News Reporter Gets Hit With Snow From Plow as she does her report. Great video. The woman remained amazingly composed.


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The trailer for The Re-penetrator
  • "Zombie porn from hell." Spoof of HP Lovecraft's re-animator. The trailer is XXX rated.


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AFI's top 400 movie quotes (PDF format)


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BBC wins the headline of the day: "Beer mat ads to recruit priests"
  • "St. Pauli Girl - I drink it ... and He drinks it."
  • "Tired of paying for your wine ...?"


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Students' ratings of professorial teaching quality are highly correlated with the 'easiness' of the course and the 'sexiness' of the professors.


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