Saturday, June 04, 2005

Darth Nerd

What happens if you genetically modify a gamer nerd with star wars nerd DNA? You produce the person who created the computer in the picture. Look closely, the PC is built into the tie-fighter's cockpit...Impressive. Yes, the irony is killing me too, if I had the cash the desk/pc would be mine... Click the link, to complete your training young padawan.


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Friday, June 03, 2005

Strippers Defend Serial Groper

Wow people just love Christian Slater. Even his favourite strippers are flocking to his defense after he was arrested earlier this week for drunkenly "grabbing a women's behind on the street". If I was in court on public groping charges (perish the thought) I don't think I'd want the staff at Scores as character witnesses:
Strippers at New York club Scores are offering their services to troubled actor Christian Slater - to help him avoid a sex pest tag...they'll come to his defense and testify he always keeps his hands to himself and behaves like "a perfect gentleman" when he's a guest at the club. -

M.K. The Extra Terrestrial

I can't help but think of E.T. when I look at this photo. I guess when you're worth billions you can dress however the hell you want. Everything she has on looks like it was bought out of the back of a van by the side of the highway (entire outfits for 86 cents!) . Fleamarket chic? Beats me, I'm knackered from a long drive back from Toronto.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Heading To The T.Dot

I'm taking off to Toronto for the night to visit some friends and play some pokah. Posts will resume tomorrow. Cheers.

Me Fail English? That's Unpossible

If the few trillion dollars (and rising) of national debt doesn't make you question the current administration then the Fearless Leader's mangling of the English language should. I'd like to think I caught this one, but I'd be lying. From Tuesday's press conference:
It seemed like to me they based some of their decisions on the word of -- and the allegations -- by people who were held in detention, people who hate America, people that had been trained in some instances to disassemble -- that means not tell the truth. - George W. Bush
Hmmm..'Disassemble'? I think he means 'dissemble'. Thanks to BoingBoing for pointing out the gaffe.

1 : to come apart


1 : to hide under a false appearance
2 : to put on the appearance of : SIMULATE

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Forever Into The Young

I'm speechless on two levels. (1) What the hell is up with those outfits? and (2):

Rod Stewart and his wife-to-be Penny Lancaster are expecting a baby. The sixty-year-old rock & roller proposed to the thirty-four-year-old model/photographer atop Paris' Eiffel Tower in March, and they plan to marry next spring...The child will be Lancaster's first, while Stewart has five children, ranging in age from ten to twenty-five, from previous relationships. -

The All Or Nothin' Days

Comic book nerds everywhere secured the success of Sin City so it's no surprise that a sequel is in the works. Thankfully, Mickey Rourke will be back as the loveable hard-to-kill lug Marv.
Robert Rodriguez talked about the "Sin City" sequel as well with and confirmed it's just one sequel being planned, not two, with shooting starting in January. Rodriguez says "... that's what's cool is about "Dame to Kill For" is a lot of the characters that are dead in this movie are alive in that one because it takes place before, so Mickey Rourke's in there. That book is kind of cool because it takes place before."-

What The Fug?

Oh how my heroes have fallen. Aragorn in real life dresses like an extra from Zorba The Greek (or a Michelina's commercial). Image compliments of the fine folks at Go Fug Yourself. Opa!

Condi's Comments on Gitmo

"Absurd" is the word of the week for the Bush administration. Everyone from Dubya to Cheney to Condi herself has called the Amnesty International Report on the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center "Absurd". In true hypocritical fashion Condoleezza Rice topped her comments off with this doozy:

''The United States of America is one of the strongest defenders of human rights around the world," Rice said. She added that personnel at the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba have shown great respect for detainees' religion. - Boston Globe (AP)

To think that there isn't a connection between the interrogation methods uncovered at Abu Grhaib prison and those implemented at Gitmo seems a little...what's the word?....ABSURD. And the claim that the U.S/ defends Human Rights across the board is ridiculous:

The solution, endorsed by Rumsfeld and carried out by Stephen Cambone, was to get tough with those Iraqis in the Army prison system who were suspected of being insurgents. A key player was Major General Geoffrey Miller, the commander of the detention and interrogation center at Guantánamo, who had been summoned to Baghdad in late August to review prison interrogation procedures...Miller’s concept, as it emerged in recent Senate hearings, was to “Gitmoize” the prison system in Iraq—to make it more focussed on interrogation...He also briefed military commanders in Iraq on the interrogation methods used in Cuba—methods that could, with special approval, include sleep deprivation, exposure to extremes of cold and heat, and placing prisoners in “stress positions” for agonizing lengths of time - The New Yorker

How could any rational person avoid this obvious conclusion: What happened at Abu Grhaib is probably happening at Gitmo. Lucky for Bush there aren't any colour photos this time around.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

What's Not Worth 8 Bucks?

...watching Paris Hilton die apparently. I know the overall suck factor of House of Wax is old news. But any movie review that starts like this is worth a read:

House of Wax is about as enjoyable as a Saturday morning hangover. And I’m not talking about one of those sissy gin & tonic hangovers that fade after a glass of orange juice and an Eggo. I’m talking about that hangover you get when you and some friends decide it’s a swell idea to drink malt liquor and smoke two packs of Camels and a fatty. And when you wake up in the morning, your Colt .45 burps are stripping the lining of your throat and your mouth tastes like someone else’s ass. Oh, and when you finally manage to open your eyes, that mustachioed woman from your office is lying next to you and you’re wearing her Granny Panties as a necklace. That’s what kind of hangover I’m talking about, folks. And if I had to decide between leaving a kiss-off note with the circus freak from the cubicle three and crawling out of her bedroom with her undies still tied around my neck, or watching House of Wax again, I’d probably opt for the former, because at least I wouldn’t feel as dirty as I did walking out of the theater today.

Ouch....It's a sad state of affairs when reading the review is more enjoyable than the movie itself.

V.F. Scoops Deep Throat

All sexual jokes aside, is reporting that Vanity Fair has revealed that Deep Throat is 91 year old W. Mark Felt. The former number two guy at the FBI claims to have leaked details of Nixon's Watergate coverup to Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein (pictured above in all their 70's glory).

"I'm the guy they used to call Deep Throat," he told lawyer John D. O'Connor, the author of the Vanity Fair article, the magazine said in a press release.

This seems a little thin to me, but hey if it's on CNN it MUST be true!...oh not.

All The President's Men

This could be juicy, but probably not. Apparently the infamous Deep Throat has confessed and the story will be in the next issue of Vanity Fair. I'm looking for more details and will post again shortly.

I Want My (Non-Partisan) MTV?

Nine Inch Nails has backed out of the MTV Movie Awards after a dispute erupted over the use of a George W. Bush image. Trent Reznor on

We were set to perform 'The Hand That Feeds' with an unmolested, straightforward image of George W. Bush as the backdrop. Apparently, the image of our president is as offensive to MTV as it is to me.

Once hailed as a bastion of counter-culture and free speech the network had this to say:

While we respect Nine Inch Nails' point of view, we were uncomfortable with their performance being built around a partisan political statement. -

MTV's new slogan: Just Like Fox but With More Videos!

Brooke has Bite

It looks like little Tommy "Nutjob" Cruise has made a new enemy after his anti-psychotropic rant last week on Access Hollywood. He said that Brooke Shields' use of Paxil to help her through post-natal depression was "misguided". Maverick's former pal responded with a few zingers of her own:

Shields is disgusted by the Top Gun star's "dangerous" comments and took a swipe at his Scientology beliefs, by saying she wouldn't take advice from someone who devotes his life to creatures from outer space. She fumes, "His comments are dangerous. He should stick to saving the world from aliens." -

Monday, May 30, 2005

The New (Old) Rambo

Like I said, Botox and face lifts. It looks like his cheeks are migrating towards his finely plucked Joker eyebrows - his eyes better not get in the way! No amount of Brisk is going to cure this. Poor Rocky, the action career might be over.

Just What the World Needs...

...another Rambo movie! I kid you not (no really, I'm NOT joking) Preliminary shooting of Rambo IV is set to begin shooting this January in, of all places, Bulgaria (?!?!). I guess profits from his hit reality TV show, The Contender, aren't enough to cover the costs of his daily botox injections and weekly face-lift surgeries.

According to Stallone, the new plotline sees the character of Rambo as having "assimilated into the tapestry of America", living with his family in relative peace for the past fifteen years but still working for the military, when work pressures force him to move his family to the American outback. The Navajo-Indian former Green Beret and his family are then subject to an attack by white-supremacists, and Rambo has to risk life-and-limb in rescuing his 10-year old daughter from being held hostage.-

The "American Outback"? Hmmm, Wisconsin? Minnesota maybe? I think this movie will be assimilated into a tapestry of crap.

Bag-Lady Chic

Diminutive billionaire Mary Kate Olson is the epitome of bag-lady chic in NYC. She thinks that by swaddling herself in oversized doilies and throw rugs no one will notice that she only weighs 48 lbs. If this pic is any indication she is also dating Encino Man.

Earth Shattering News: "Trust in Politicians Slipping"

Cartoon courtesy of the Globe and Mail.

Are you sitting down? A new poll suggests that...wait for it... Canadians don't trust politicians! Holy crap! I'm stunned, shattered, devastated - my once optimistic world-view has been crushed. This really comes as a wait it doesn't at all. Did someone really have to commission a study to find this out:

23 per cent of those polled said none of the parties is best able to run a government with honesty and integrity, an increase of five percentage points from last year.

The saddest part? Apparently, the following constitutes a 'glimmer of hope' for our fearless leaders:
72 per cent of people polled agreed with the statement "You don't really expect that politicians will keep their election promises once they are in power." In 2004, 75 per cent of those asked agreed with that statement.-c/o

On Any Given Drunk Day

Looks like Oliver Stone really enjoyed his Memorial Day long weekend. I'd make some joke about the wrong kind of sequel (his 2nd offense) but that might be in poor taste. Instead here's a tip: Hire a driver!

Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone was arrested for investigation of drug possession and driving under the influence, police said Saturday. -