Friday, December 08, 2006

Today saluting the second-greatest casting choice in movie history:

Mickey Rourke as St. Francis of Assisi


I'll tell you one thing - Rourke has several nude or shirtless scenes in this movie, and I learned that St Francis had some pretty good pecs and shoulders on 'im. I'm guessing he was probably the most buff saint.

Not to mention the most tattooed.

This film shed a new light on the dimensions of the man: mystic, servant of God, gym rat. I guess the vow of poverty doesn't extend to memberships at Gold's. You have to rent this movie just to see a couple minutes of Mick full of beatific grace. Yup, he was full of it all right.


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That's MISTER Screech to you.
The 29-year-old Diamond, you see, is very strict when it comes to his billing, which should not be Screech-centric. Other Diamond demands include "one well-lit parking space" at the venue, two pints of "chilled" chocolate milk in his dressing room, and round-trip airfare. "Artist," though, "will not fly stand by." And when deplaning, he is to "be met at the airport gate with a sign that says: 'DIAMOND.'"


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BlackBerry Orphans
"The growing use of email gadgets is spawning a generation of resentful children. A look at furtive thumb-typers, the signs of compulsive use and how kids are fighting back."


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Merriam-Webster picks "truthiness" as the word of the year.


2. google
3. decider
4. war
5. insurgent
6. terrorism
7. vendetta
8. sectarian
9. quagmire
10. corruption


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How to create a sexy pop star from anybody


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Bob Dylan's new video - Thunder on the Mountain
The video for "Thunder on the Mountain," which Slate is proud to premiere, is a whirlwind tour of the many phases, and faces, of Bob, from fierce '60s folk-rock tyro to white-makeup-caked troubadour to craggy old bard with a gleam in his eye and a Vincent Price mustache. The video draws on several decades of archival footage, some of it previously unseen. It's a panorama of 40-odd years of American musical history, and - for Dylan freaks - a trainspotter's dream.


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Photoshop Contest: What would Jesus do?


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The Top 10 Naked People on Google Earth
You've all seen the original Google Sightseeing Topless Sunbather already, but did you know that the Hague is in fact completely overrun with naked and semi-naked Dutch men and women? Yes people, it's time to get your magnifying glasses out, because here comes the Top 10 Naked People on Google Earth!


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The Celebrity Spanking Site
Facts about female celebrities who have admitted being spanked as punishment either at home and/or during their education. Browse this unique and fascinating list, now split into 8 categories with twelve pages. Each celebrity listed alphabetically by first names.


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Lindsay Lohan's Manifesto - the extended director's cut from Something Awful
Jimmy Carter and Aaron Carter will help me. Bod Dole. Super Mario. Marixca Hargatay. Philips Seymore Hoffman. Mystery T will help. "I pity the folls" he said to me about people who don't like me and say vile hurtful and vulgar things. A dragon. Edward James Almost and Battlestar Galacticas. Three very important ghosts AND all of the ghostbusters except egon. Shaggy to dope. Bill Gates and his robopts. A lot of people are with me on this if we just ask


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Egyptian Conservationists Fight To Protect Dwindling Mummy Population
Afterlife Preservation Society president James Amarcas said he can recall a time when Egyptians did not have to go to a museum, but could look out their window and see an entire herd of shroud-wrapped forms staggering on missions of revenge.


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Cruise sues over unauthorized butt plug.
Butt plugs, which can be worn by men or women, gay or straight, were invented in Greece about 350 BCE. Since then butt plugs have been worn by historical figures (Alexander the Great, Hannibal, and Julius Caesar), musicians (Tchaikovsky, Boy George, and Mick Jagger), and opinion shapers (Gertrude Stein, Barney Frank, and Matt Drudge).


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"Jesus born in Swedish taxi"
Wow. I guess I should have been paying more attention to the discoveries of those Dead Sea Scrolls.

Given the fares in Swedish taxis, it's a good thing the Magi brought valuable gifts.

It's a little-known fact that all Swedish cabbies will accept either Krona or myrrh. In fact, ever since that first Christmas so long ago in Stockholm, the Swedes have honored the event by accepting myrrh as legal tender anywhere in Sweden.


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Leaked photos from the Transformers movie


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The Warholizer: Upload a photo and turn youself and your friends into pop icons!


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