Monday, June 20, 2005

The making of a great sports movie: Where is Bobby Thompson's home run ball?
  • In theory, it is now being auctioned off, but at least two eyewitnesses say that the auctioned ball can't be genuine because they saw the ball being caught by a black youth, who promptly exited and did not ever re-surface with a claim to glory. I believe, with Ralph Branca who threw the pitch, that the boy probably played with it until it fell apart, as my friends and I would have done in those days. In 1951 there was no real sense that such a ball had significant historical or monetary value.


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Censored Nagasaki Bomb Story Found.
  • "In 1945 journalist George Weller snuck past the American occupying forces and became the first American Journalist to see the devastation left by the atomic bomb that fell on Nagasaki. His story infuriated MacArthur, who had it quashed. The Japanese paper, Mainichi, has now published Weller's account. CNN has a story discussing how it was found."
  • The main Slashdot link has sub-links to Weller's story as well as the CNN article.


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You might want to see if this guy is living near you. Sexual Offender Details - OHIO Attorney General's Office - Brian Peppers


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Simon's photos of pregnant animals


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At last! The Truth About Anal Bleaching.


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Latino Review talks one-on-one with one of my favorites, John Leguizamo. Like Jim Carrey and Robin Williams, he's turned into an excellent serious actor, but I still wish those guys would be funny again.


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"Michael Jackson presumably is enduring ... with the help of his family, his friends and his personal magician."


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Headline of the day: Goat Scheme Flounders.
  • "BENEFICIARIES of a government's resettlement programme that involves giving small livestock to needy community members are reportedly selling goats in exchange for liquor"


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Conan O'Brien welcomes an improbable new sponsor.


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Two new clips from George Romero's Land of the Dead


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Here's the International Trailer for Stealth, "an epic action thriller about a squadron of elite pilots who embark on a mission of global consequence to neutralize an out-of-control prototype drone fighter plane equipped with artificial intelligence and the ability to precipitate a nuclear war."


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, I liked this movie the first time when it was called Short Circuit.

 

Here's the international trailer for The Island, which hopes to be a summer sci-fi blockbuster.


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The trailer for Saraband - a new film from ... Ingmar Bergman.
  • I'm prety sure this is not the long-awaited wacky collaboration between Ingmar and the Farrelly Brothers. "Saraband can be seen as a concerto grosso, a concert for full orchestra — only, here, with four soloists," says Bergman. "The drama consists of ten dialogues that follow a particular pattern, and it's an attempt at analysis of a difficult situation."


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'Five Easy Pieces' waitress dead at 85. Her will specifically forbids cremation because it is a form of toasting.


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URL says it all: http://www.wiemenschlichmenschensindzeigtihrumgangmitdermuttersprachefrsch.de. In this case, the URL doesn't just say it all about the website, but literally says everything that can possibly be said. No need to visit the actual website or any other websites ever again.


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David Spade will do a mock Hollywood Insider show for Comedy Central


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Washington Family Scandal: The Fifth Bush Brother. "The four Bush siblings America knows -- George Jr., Jeb, Neil and Marvin -- are reported to visit their mentally challenged sibling Jethro as much as their busy schedules allow."


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The Smurfs Epic Mini-Series


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The history of Russian matrioshka nesting dolls


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Michael Vick is going to love this page: RonMexico.com


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A script review of Shoot 'em Up


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Wimbledon referee says women should stop grunting. Man, he must be a real treasure in the sack, eh? ... "I do say, my good woman, you really must stop that infernal grunting, or I shan't thrust further."


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Howstuffworks "How the Batmobile Works"


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Blogger Drunken5yearold said...

Maybe it's just the engineer in me, but ... awesome article.

 

"At the ripe old age of 54, actor Jane Seymour dared to go topless on screen for the first time."
  • The article is talking about an upcoming Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn movie called The Wedding Crashers.
  • I haven't seen The Wedding Crashers, but even if she is topless in that film, I certainly have to call shenanigans on the "first time" claim. Jane was topless in The Tunnel in 1987. She also supplied some modest toplessness in Lassiter and three other films. She showed her bum very clearly in Lassiter, including some rather uncomfortably revealing shots.
  • Here is the link for her nude filmography.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still a BABE at 54. I think it is great that we are seeing older women keep their bodies in shape and let us enjoy them.

 

Sen Byrd talks about his time in the Klan.
  • "He described it essentially as a fraternal group of elites -- doctors, lawyers, clergy, judges and other 'upstanding people'' who at no time engaged in or preached violence against blacks, Jews or Catholics who historically were targets of the Klan."
  • The Klan? I mean, they didn't *want* to nail heads to the floor. Their victims had to insist. They wanted to let them off. They'd do anything for you.


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Anonymous Sparks said...

Yet Trent Lott has to resign his position for joking about Strom Thurmond winning an election?

(OK, I take that back. He didn't *have* to resign. He did it because he's a spineless, pandering wuss, but that's another story altogether.)

 

Swimsuit model Joanna Krupa bares all in the July Playboy


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Forbes Magazine's Annual Celebrity 100 - the 100 most powerful celebrities. Oprah is #1 overall, but Bill Clinton finishes #1 in three of the four categories. The category that pulls the Slick One down completely from the top fifty is "pay," where he ranks a humble 89th, barely ahead of Ken Jennings, and behind Frenkie Muniz. The top five based on pay alone are George Lucas, Oprah, Mel Gibson, Tiger, and Spielberg


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URL says it all except "why" - CryingWhileEating.com


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Today Concert Series Front Page - Bo Bice in Rockefeller Plaza (and more)


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Good news for guys with mullets: Onkel Dieter wants you.


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Now THIS would have been a helluva Father's Day gift: Remote controlled lawn mower


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The REAL Coach Carter


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TV SHOW? Two words? "Celebrity Charades!"


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Dear God, no! I remember that show from waaaaay back and you don't want it! For you young 'uns, imagine starting with that improv show with the people from Drew Carey but without any logical premise, add the intelligence of the guest segments of Dick Clark's "Bleeps, Blunders and General Stupidity", jam it chock-a-block with has-beens, bimbos & wash-outs, then overlay the racket from a cartload of chimpanzees at feeding time. That's Celebrity Charades! - eventually to spawn XTreme Fear Factor Charades, Celebrity Risen from the Dead Zombie Charades (hosted by Ted Knight), and Manic Depressive Charades (with regulars Jim Carey, Robin Williams & Howie Mandel).

 

Borowitz: RUNAWAY BRIDE, DEEP THROAT TO WED ... Match Made in Publishing Heaven, Experts Say


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Headline of the Day: "Cheerleaders Disciplined for Feces Pizza"


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China town needs "lifetime" to pay restaurant tab. At a rural restaurant, Chinese officials ran up a bill so large it will take the cash-strapped local government 36 years to pay it off. I told them they shouldn't let Barkley do the NBA recruiting there.


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Busty motormouth actress Sally Kirkland says that Ted Koppel was the first man to touch her boobies. To be honest, ol' Sally has been known to say a lot of stuff which seems - um - romanticized. It is an entertaining story, however, and she tells it well.


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Her "tongue karma"??? Wow. And she is sure it was his "first kiss too." Ted, no kissy face until you were 17? Shocking...

 

Microsoft clones BitTorrent


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Muslim world isn't big with U.S. students. I'm surprised. Their Spring Break parties are hot, and - oh, those keggers! Just about every college kid in the whole Middle East loves to impersonate the dubbed Will Ferrell as "Kareem the Tank."


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"The director of the CIA says he has an 'excellent idea' where Osama bin Laden is hiding, but that the United States' respect for sovereign nations makes it more difficult to capture the al-Qaida chief." Yah, that's what we expect from our CIA. If they know where bin Laden is, don't go after him, just call a press conference and whine! WTF? Is Jimmy Carter still President?


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope, worse. It's Bush.

 


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Our respect for sovereign nations? We've killed over 22,000 people in this war in addition to having as many troops die for our side as did on Sept. 11. It seems the greatest respect we could have is letting innocent civilians live (yes, I know there have been a lot of people who weren't civilians). If we actually know where Bin Laden is (which I highly doubt), military strategy is the reason we don't have him, not respect. Please!

 


Anonymous Sparks said...

Well, there is always the chance that the particular sovereign nation in question isn't run by a freakazoid murderous thug who buries his own citizens by thousands and lets his sons terrorize people.

Even if that is the case, our attitude should be "f* 'em" and go after the bastard. But of course that would just result in even more crying and whining on the part of people who want to battle an enemy without hurting anybody's feelings.

Speaking of Carter, I just loved hearing his opinion on Gitmo--after all, nobody knows better how to handle terorists than Jimmy Carter! What's next? Driving lessons from Ted Kennedy?

 

Hermes store in Paris denies entry to Oprah "because they have been having a problem with North Africans lately." Say, what? Yeah, she looks so Algerian.


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I love Rio Fashion Shows


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Tom Cruise pranksters could face assault charges. "Four men arrested for squirting water at Tom Cruise at the British premiere of 'War of The Worlds' could be charged with assault on the Hollywood star,"
  • ... and there is no greater crime than "assault on a Hollywood star." That's how they finally nailed Capone. Not to mention Eichmann.
  • For playing a harmless practical joke on Tom Cruise, the fiends deserve worse than merely life imprisonment, but England has no death penalty, so I suggest they move the trial here to Texas, where we know how do deal with people who assault a Hollywood star with a squirt gun that looks like a microphone. They think it was so damned funny? Let's see how much they're smiling when the warden gives the signal to juice up that chair.


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If you can afford $70,000 per month, Ozzy Osbourne's Malibu beach house is for rent.


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Yahoo! Closes User-Created Chat Rooms.


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Big Shot Bob does it again. What is the deal on Horry and the last minutes of a game? Why can't he play like that during the rest of the game?


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VIDEO: Tom Cruise gets squirted with water through a gag microphone.


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