Saturday, June 18, 2005

Google Set to Offer Payment Service to Compete With eBay's PayPal ... "Google Inc. this year plans to offer an electronic-payment service that could help the Internet-search company diversify its revenue and may heighten competition with eBay Inc.'s PayPal unit."


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Google Maps starts to make progress at mapping the rest of the world.


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Pranksters hijack a pizza call-in line.


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Mexican Death Cult heads into Texas. Excellent. We were falling well below our death cult quota, and that could have meant a big drop-off in Federal Death Cult Aid.


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Fake Lottery Tickets Scratch Off Winners.
  • "You may have seen these gag fake lottery tickets on the show Americas Funniest Home Videos."


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Batman rakes in $15.5 million on Friday
  • That's good, but not spectacular. Mr and Mrs Smith did $17.5 last Friday.
  • Weekend Warrior had predicted a $70 million opening weekend for Batman, but it now appears headed for the $50M range.
  • The week's other major release, The Perfect Man, opened in the #6 slot.
  • Mr and Mrs Smith easily held on to the #2 position, having more than doubled the gross of the #3 film.


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Crazy Video: Office pranksters drop 2000 superballs on a co-worker.


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School nurse forced girl to take pregnancy test. Let me just take a wild guess here. Nothing of the sort ever happened as they described it. Family wants to make easy money on a lawsuit against the school district. Sound about right?


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The family of a man who claims to have found millions of dollars worth of gold and antique guns in a desert cave says he's tired of dealing with the federal government, and plans to just leave the cache where he found it.


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Leonardo DiCaprio was hit with a bottle while attending a party and needed about a dozen stitches to close a wound near his ear.
  • The party was given by Rick Salomon. If that sounds familiar, he's the guy in the naughty Paris Hilton home video.
  • "While leaving a small private gathering, Leo was attacked by a woman who was trespassing and had been repeatedly asked to leave the property."


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You don't have time to get this for Father's Day, since they are in Japan, but I'm sure dad would enjoy a lifelike robot cat.


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Fantastic Four - Ten minutes of Behind The Scenes footage


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Since The Filthy Critic doesn't review straight-to-video films, there was really nobody sensitive enough to write about this incandescent cinema classic, so I had to do it myself. Uncle Scoopy's Guest House, featuring Man-Thing


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Letterman's "Top Ten Signs Your Pilot Is Drunk" ... "Delays takeoff to de-ice his mojito."


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Anonymous KGB said...

I haven't seen the show in years, but at least the Top Ten list is still cool.