Saturday, December 20, 2008

Interesting Bits VII

Yes, I have been slack lately. Just posting bits at random in daily posts, but hell, it's the bloody holidays. Besides, most of my web enablers have taken off early for the end of the year. Unless of course what you wanted were just Top 20 End of the Year bullshit. Can't swing a dead cat on the interwebs without hitting one of those right now. Anyways, here it is. I know, hurry up and get to the Interesting Bits....

Can He Be Stopped?

Along with another entertainment related bitch this week about Frank Miller directing, news is confirming that Keanu Reeves is still attached to the Cowboy Bebop (aka Kauboi bibappu) movie. Thereby making it so if I wish to see my favourite anime series brought to live action I'll have to hate myself to do it. Just like with The Matrix, I'll wind up hating myself for paying money to watch Keanu Reeves.

Keanu Reeves Eager To ‘Do Something Good’ With ‘Cowboy Bebop’

If he truly wished to do something good can he please not ruin this and take 20 years of acting lessons before he attempts it? Pretty please?

Why the Hell Wasn't My School Like This?

The University of Chicago announced that it will be offering Co-Ed dorm rooms. They say it's not exclusively for romantically involved couples (read college kids sleeping together), but will be offered openly. How would you like that? Like playing the lotto. You sign up, maybe get a room mate to drool over for a school year or one who makes you want to claw your eyes out and scrub your memories with a brillo pad after you see your roomie naked the first time. Actually 50/50 odds ain't too shabby. Check out the full story at Huffington Post.

Battlestar Webisodes

If you haven't been keeping track, the 3rd Battlestar Galactica webisode The Face of the Enemy was released on Friday. Apparently they're releasing them on Fridays and Mondays now. These are heaps better then the You Will Know the Truth site on Sci-Fi releasing crappy little tidbits up until the January the 16th start date. Plus, they have enhanced versions with Jane Espenson of Buffy the Vampire Slayer writing fame doing commentary.

Want to See How Big of a Film Addict You Are?

The IMDb’s Top 250 movies of all time is up and over at Flim Addict they're made an easy way for you to check and see how big of a film geek you are. Apparently I've had way too much time on my hands this lifetime. I've seen 91.6% of them.

"Where's My Fucking Jet Pack?"

I'm quoting my favourite comic at the moment Doktor Sleepless by the master Warren Ellis. People ask questions like that in the comic not realising they're already living in the future. On that front, UCLA scientists have discovered a way to hack "a cellphone into a portable blood tester capable of detecting HIV, malaria and other illnesses" I mean truly, how cool is this? Check out the whole story over at

Dan Brown Fans Rejoice

Three almost invisible drawings have been discovered on the back of DaVinci's The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne. Probably like most artists he didn't care for what he drew there or simply wished to sketch something out before he forgot about it, but the Illuminati may have been involved...cue suspenseful music. Check out the full story at The Times.

Two Articles Every 16 Year Old Should Memorize

Vice Magazine is reprinting some popular articles whilst everyone is screwing about at the end of the year. The Vice Guide to Eating Pussy and The Vice Guide to Giving Head.

"Extra tip: To keep the rhythm going, try repeating a chant in your head that goes with the movement of your tongue like a Micmac Indian (hi-yi-yi-ya, hi-yi-yi-ya, hi-yi-yi-ya). Any inconsistent action may throw her off, killing the mood or at least setting you back a few minutes, which is bad for morale."

How much would an article like this have helped me earlier in life? I mean I had to go to the library at 12 and look up what a clitoris was and what the big deal was, and there sure as hell wasn't a how to guide. If you can get past the free use of rather salty might learn something.

Let me leave you with a few quotes that keep going through my head in response to the Iraqi Prime Minister wanting to put that poor bastard reporter in jail for 7-8 years for chucking 2 shoes at Dubya. The first from Benjamin Franklin:

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Apparently they've beaten this poor man to where he's apologised to President Bush expressing his "remorse." Now, no, I don't wish for journalist to throw shoes at our commander in chief. It disrespects the office and the country, but no more then Dubya himself has done over the past 8 years. Perhaps it's better to quote Ice-T in this instance:

Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What You Fucking Say."

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