Wednesday, July 13, 2005

New scientific study proves that scientific studies are wrong. But if scientific studies are wrong, and it is a scientific study, then IT is wrong. But if it is wrong, then scientific studies aren't wrong. But if scientific studies are not wrong, and it is a scientific study ... Oh, no! It's the Mudd's Robots Paradox!


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PBS launches NerdTV


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The Internet Archive Is Sued Because Their Archive Was Used in Another Suit. Only in America. A law firm was defending a client against a trademark action, but they had an impossible task because of their client's archived web pages. How could even the weaseliest of lawyers weasel out of that one? Why, isn't it obvious? Sue the internet archives for daring to keep an accurate historical record of public web pages! There is no dispute about whether the archives are correct, only about their right to do the archiving.


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Write Karl Rove a Letter of Support and Stand Against the Democratic Lynching of America's #1 Son! (WHITEHOUSE.ORG). They actually have a one-click hyperlink that will send a letter to Rove with copies to Robert Novak and every major American news organization.


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"WACKY NEW L.A. CRIME FIGHTER . . . WEDGIE MAN - MASTER OF THE ATOMIC WEDGIE"'


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'Toyboy', 31, marries his 70-year-old sweetheart


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An early draft of the film "Starman"


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You think the plot of Team America was fictional? The FBI needs actors!
  • "The bureau is seeking bids from firms that can provide at least 60 civilian role players to staff these training scenarios for 12 months (and perhaps for four option years). The role players portray bank robbers, terrorists, murderers, crime victims, and witnesses. They sometimes carry weapons, engage in paintball shootouts with FBI trainees, and should be prepared to be "handcuffed in a variety of positions (i.e., standing, kneeling, prone, walking backwards on their knees)."


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Signs and Wonders - Funny Church Signs


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A fascinating look inside the life of one of Kim Jong Il's former bodyguards


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This one seems to work better than the original link:

http://www.hergs.com/video/northkorea_bodyguards.wmv

 

A virtual tour of a U-505 Submarine at the Museum of Science and Industry


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Both of this week's new movies are critical successes: Wedding Crashers - 87% positive reviews. The general consensus is that Wedding Crashers uses a old-fashioned tried-and-true formula of sentimentality and bawdy humor, ala American Pie.


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This week's movies: Chuck and the Chocs - 85% positive reviews. So far, the critics have given the new Wonka flick a warm response.


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Here are nine new film clips from Bad Santa New Bears.


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Three more clips from The Devil's Rejects, Rob Zombie's sequel to "House of 1000 Corpses"


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A new, revised version of the trailer for Steve Carell's new comedy, The 40 Year Old Virgin (Carell has really dropped a ton of weight since Anchorman.)


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A featurette about Hustle And Flow
  • I have written many times, since he was just a minor player, that Terrence Dashon Howard is a superstar waiting to happen. This may be his moment. Did you know he has a degree in Chemical Engineering?
  • "Hustle & Flow" is the redemptive story of a streetwise Memphis hustler trying to find his voice and realize his long-buried dreams. Though DJay (Terrence Howard) has always had a way with words, that gift has long been misused; this philosopher-hustler lives a dead-end life at the fringes of society. Anything more feels out of reach. Still, DJay wonders what happened to all the big dreams he had for his life. A chance encounter with an old friend, Key (Anthony Anderson), a sound engineer who has always wanted to make it in the music business, spurs DJay: if he's ever going to make his mark, it has to happen now. He begins to write down his freestyle raps - his flow - and the two team up with Shelby (DJ Qualls), a church musician with a beat machine, to lay down bass-thumping crunk tracks. DJay's metamorphosis affects his entire house, as the women in his life - Shug (Taraji P. Henson) and Nola (Taryn Manning) - find ways to contribute to the creative process. With the impending visit to Memphis of hometown platinum-selling rapper Skinny Black (Ludacris), DJay has to make one last hustle if he's ever going to flow.


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The trailers for Separate Lies.
  • "Separate Lies," is written and directed by Academy Award winning screenwriter, Julian Fellowes and marks his directorial debut. Emily Watson ("Breaking The Waves," "Gosford Park") stars as Anne, who enjoys a seemingly perfect marriage to James, Tom Wilkinson ("The Full Monty," "In the Bedroom"), until the arrival of Bill, Rupert Everett ("My Best Friend's Wedding") and a tragic accident in their idyllic country village looks set to unravel their Lies forever. On the surface, Anne and James enjoy a perfect marriage. They slip easily between their two homes - one in London, convenient for James's city job, the other in idyllic rural countryside. James believes their life is happy and fulfilled, but is blinkered to Anne's happiness and when Anne meets the enigmatic and carefree Bill Bule her world shatters and she realises she can never be truly happy with James again. Anne's affair with Bill comes to light when James discovers the pair were involved in a tragic accident, which killed a local man. Faced with the shocking reality of Anne's revelations, a bereft James responds with a loving resolve to protect Anne. But as he becomes embroiled in the accident investigation, life's unpredictability once more alters the course of their Lies.


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Here is the trailer for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


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Speaking of Harry, The new Harry Potter book, still unreleased, is already amazon.com's best selling new product release ever. Amazon has priced the 672 page book at 18 bucks for pre-orders.


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This is an actual living tree - a ficus - which has been cultivated into the shape of a hut. If you go to their home page (linked at the bottom), you'll see other fascinating experiments in tree art.


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"Cameron Diaz Trial" gets a jury. The forgery case hinges upon whether the signature on Diaz's model release is real. She will testify that the signature is not hers. Obviously, the accused will claim that the signature does belong to Diaz. The outcome of the forgery charge is likely to hinge on scientific handwriting analysis.


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This seems to be for real, not a satire: It's 'Homo Light' - the gay softdrink
  • "NORWEGIAN homosexuals are set to launch their own soda brand, "Homo light", at an upcoming gastronomic festival, in the hope that it will help promote tolerance, one of the authors of the project said ... Pear-flavored and pink, "Homo Light" will go on sale as a one-time offer at a stand at a gastronomic festival in the southwestern town of Stavanger between July 27 and 30.



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uhh... does it have head?

 


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In Norway, "homo-lite" is another term for a bi-sexual.

 


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I hope the drink doesn't suck...

 

The Daily Show: More on the Rove leak.


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The Daily Show asks: "Why NOT cover the campaign trail in a gorilla suit? There just isn't a good answer to that question." A very good Jon Stewart interview with the author of Spanking the Donkey (linked below). I pulled a Victor Kiam - I enjoyed their discussion so much that I bought the book.


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Scott McClellan vs the White House Reporters


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The Daily Show's Stephen Colbert looks at the state of journalism - those years at the Hacienda de Journalismo finally pay off.


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Conan O'Brien conducts a celebrity survey.


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The trailer for Pulse
  • A website, which at first appears to be merely a scary hoax with an irresistible marketing ploy, turns out to be run by a sinister and deadly force. As people repeatedly tap into the site's frightening images of the dead, the supernatural force begins controlling their lives.


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AMC chain vetoes 'dirtiest joke ever'
  • AMC Theatres, which will become the country's second-largest theater chain after its pending merger with Loews Cineplex, has decided not to exhibit "The Aristocrats," an upcoming unrated documentary about a particularly blue joke.


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"Kurt Vonnegut has boarded the campaign to nominate TV's Judge Judy to the Supreme Court -- "


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Borowitz: U.S. MAY NOT BE ABLE TO WAGE WAR AGAINST IRAQ AND GAY MARRIAGE AT THE SAME TIME ... War on Obesity Also in Jeopardy, White House Concedes


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Red Sox's Bronson Arroyo Makes Debut Album (1990s cover songs)


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Owen Wilson to reincarnate 'Walter Mitty' on big screen. The director will be Mark Waters, who did Mean Girls.


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Headline may not say it all, but it certainly says quite a bit: NAKED MAN ARRESTED AFTER BEING TOLD BY THERAPIST TO SHOUT AT TREES. I can't help but think that his therapist should have been more specific.


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The National Lampoon - more fun with "The Amazing Racist"


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Important scientific finding of the day: Why imaginary voices are usually male.


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How Pregnancy Happens - as explained by Peter Penis and Mrs. Vagina. This is not a parody, but an educational presentation from Planned Parenthood.


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MovieJuice! reviews Fantastic Four - The Snoresome Foresome


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Bobby Abreu Astounds in Home Run Derby


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Winnipeg is the Slurpee capital of the world


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south by southwest "click" finalists. Watch the short films and vote for the best, if you care to.


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BBC pulls in with the headline of the day: Universe 'too queer' to grasp


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The official website for The Seven Swords
  • " In the early 1600's, the Manchurians have taken over sovereignty of China and established the Ching Dynasty. While many nationalist revolts still brew within the martial artists' community, the newly set-up government immediately imposes a Martial Arts Ban, forbidding the practice of martial arts altogether in order to gain control and order. Wind Fire (Sun Hong-Lei), a surrendered military official from the previous dynasty, sees this as an opportunity to make a fortune for himself by helping to execute the new law. Greedy, cruel, and immoral, Wind Fire ravages the North-western China, and his next goal is to attack the final frontier, Martial Village. Fu Qingzhu, a retired executioner from the previous dynasty, feels the need to put a stop to this brutality and sets out to save Bowei Fortress. He brings Wu Yuanyin and Han Zhiban from the village with him to Mount Heaven to seek help from Master Shadow-Glow, a hermit who is a master of swords and leads a group of disciples of great swordsmanship. Master Shadow-Glow agrees to help, and orders four of his best disciples to go. Together with Chu Zhaonan, Yang Yunchong, Mulong, and Xin Longzi, the "Seven Swords" is formed and their heroic journey begins. As they lead the entire village to the road of a safer place, they begin to encounter mysterious confusion. Food and water is poisoned, and trails of escape are marked with signs leading the enemy to them. They soon realize that there is an undercover spy, and the "Seven Swords" must identify him/her before Wind Fire's army gets to them. Between this narrow gap of life and death, the situation is further complicated by the blossoms of love."


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Vintage Movie Posters


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Borowitz: BUSH SAYS HE IS NOT WORRIED BY BEING COMPARED TO ALFRED E. NEUMAN, Compares Sen. Clinton to Lucy from Peanuts.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's really more of a Peppermint Patty.

 

Astro Pic o' the Day: Analemma of the Moon


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"R-rated comedies, often box-office busts, are making a comeback, thanks to big DVD sales."


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