Friday, February 17, 2006

N.Y. producer accused of sexually harassing cast, causing half to resign


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Here's the full trailer for A Scanner Darkly
  • "A Scanner Darkly' is set in suburban Orange County, California in a future where America has lost the war on drugs. When one reluctant undercover cop is ordered to start spying on his friends, he is launched on a paranoid journey into the absurd, where identities and loyalties are impossible to decode. It is a cautionary tale of drug use based on the novel by Philip K. Dick and his own experiences. Like a graphic novel come to life, 'A Scanner Darkly' will use live action photography overlaid with an advanced animation process (interpolated rotoscoping) to create a haunting, highly stylized vision of the future. The technology, first employed in Richard Linklater´┐Żs 2001 film 'Waking Life,' has evolved to produce even more emotional impact and detail."


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"Washington Students reject honor to 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' hero"
  • "many monuments at UW already commemorate rich white men."
  • It's true that Boyington was a messed-up guy in general (as he would readily admit), but he was also a war hero who spent nearly two years of his life in a Japanese POW camp. He was awarded the Navy Cross and the Medal of Honor, and some say he was the #1 flying ace of the entire war. Not only that, he wasn't rich, or even very white. Part Native American (1/4 Sioux), he came from a poor family in a small logging town, and had an alcoholic stepfather. He and his mother had to work their asses off to put Pappy through school.
  • The students said he was not the "sort of person UW wanted to produce"
  • As it turns out, the kids were right. The university's formal mission statement specifically states that UW only means to turn out "lily-livered pussies whose parents can afford to pay for their degree." How did they go so very, very wrong with this guy?
  • Additional reading: Here are the notes from the student senate.
  • Additional reading: Here is the blog which broke the story on the 'net, including many, many comments.


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USATODAY.com - TV's top everymen


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Letterman: Top Ten Surprises In The Dick Cheney Interview
  • Admitted he's the guy who popped a cap in Suge Knight
  • He's engaged to Katie Holmes
  • Revealed list of the next ten old guys he plans to shoot
  • Pinned Brit Hume to the wall with a ninja throwing star


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First look at Naomi Watts and Edward Norton in The Painted Veil


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The Smoking Gun: Sicko Marriage Contract One For The Ages


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Scenes and characters deleted from the first Star Wars movie.
  • Unless you're a total Star Wars uber-geek, you've probably never seen Han Solo making out with his girlfriend in the Cantina.


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VIDEO: Circa 1942, Bugs Bunny sells War Bonds
  • Fascinating vintage Americana, but parts of it would be considered politically incorrect today. Bugs impersonates Jolson in blackface.


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Children's Drawings Enrage Muslim Clerics


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"Sex video with Kid Rock will test faithful Stapp fans"


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"V FOR VENDETTA: TALKING WITH NATALIE PORTMAN"


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This week's movies, update: Date Movie - 25% positive reviews
  • "This would-be spoof of romantic comedies falls prey to the misconception -- common in modern American humor -- that to make reference to something is the same thing as parodying it."


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URL says it all: Optical-Illusion.org
  • They have some great content, but no thumbnails


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Airlines lost 10,000 bags a day in '05
  • Delta alone lost 570,000 bags
  • One traveler reports that US Airways lost his bags 6 times in 26 flights!


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The Japanese trailer for Fearless, Jet Li's latest


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SI's Biggest Olympic Disappointments Of All Time
  • With the exception of the 1980 Soviet Hockey Team, these people aren't even close to long- distance runner Steve Prefontaine, who was supposed to come back from Munich with not just Olympic Gold, but sainthood. He finished out of the money.
  • Prefontaine died tragically before he could get his second chance at the 1976 Olympics. He is still considered America's greatest distance runner, and has had two films made about his life, one starring Jared Leto, the other Billy Crudup


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Cheerleader Guy presents the first Baseball Cheerleaders: The Marlins Mermaids (The Devil Rays will also have cheerleaders this year.)


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Together at last - Grand Theft Auto and U2's Bono


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Those three FSU Cowgirls now have their own Maxim spread


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Another polyester-drenched installment of Retro SWAT!


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Illegal weed moves ahead of cherries on the Top Ten list
  • Get this: just the amount of marijiana SEIZED last year made it Washington's #8 agricultural crop. If you assume that only 10% is seized, the marijuana would be worth more than the other nine added together!!


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Researchers are tracking a gigantic storm on Saturn that is unleashing lightning bolts more than 1,000 times stronger than those found on Earth.


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Dog Show USA - smart border collie sets the table


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The Video Game Controller Family Tree


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Insane Skydiver - jumps from one plane to another


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A real life break-up revenge site: Revenge World


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Halle Berry fondles herself at the Hasty Pudding Awards


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Man Charged With Pirating Oscar Screener


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