Apparently the Russians were working on a device that would "correct the gravity field" and simply remove North America from the planet. The device was called the A-241/BIS, but further study shows that it's simply a modified Uranium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator.
Chris over at the Invincible Super-Blog pits his formidable fu against the 1986 comic book tell-all classic, Ninjutsu: The Art of the Ninja. You will learn many amazing things about the art, including the amazing levels of chi available to squirrels and the importance of guitar solos. No shit.
DVD Dojo is a video podcast production of ADV Films and the Anime Channel. The high quality production values (excellent sound and video) betray its professional origin, and this is one of the highest quality podcasts out there. The point of the podcast is to give viewers the chance to hear about new DVD releases, as well as providing up-to-date convention and general anime information. Most episodes cover three different new anime releases from that month, showing a one-minute preview, which is just long enough to whet your appetite for the show and send you screaming to the store to spend your hard-earned cash on what really matters: anime. The episodes are fairly short, averaging ten to fifteen minutes.
Of particular interest is the special edition episode: an interview with Alex Ross, where Ross discusses his work on Marvels and his first exposure [...]
It's already been well established that we are responsible for bringing the Burger King character back from the dead. At a Gonzo Film Fest a few years ago, we showed an old Burger King commercial which had a less scary version of the King in it. Immediately thereafter, the scary psycho stalker serial killer kitten-eating version of the King arrived on the scene, making us certain we had invoked him and unleashed his evil upon the world.
We felt a little bad about that, but nothing could have prepared us for this. We are so very, very, very, very, very sorry. We never intended to destroy mankind. Honest.
Image taken from...well, where else?
More insanity after the break...
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That's right...Charlize, we love ya (and your exploding ball bearings were cool)...but we bet most people would opt for this instead. We yanked it out of the Needcoffee.com Swag Closet, and you might yank it out of your mailbox...if you win. So go do it.
Please note: "Exploding ball bearings" is not, in fact, a sexual innuendo.
Excellent news. The Neil gave word that an unabridged reading of his novel, Neverwhere (read by himself this time), will be hitting the streets later this year. We checked--and sure enough, Amazon already has it available for pre-order for November 1st. Nice.
If you don't know the book, you really should fix that. We quite enjoyed the BBC miniseries (our review here) that spawned the novel, and the novel itself is good fun as well. I didn't much care for the comic book adaptation, because despite liking both Mike Carey's and Glenn Fabry's work normally, it just didn't gel for me.
Anyway, since we know you're going to buy it--because anytime The Neil reads his own stuff you should buy--do so here. Because we get kickbacks. And you can grab the book, the DVD, and the graphic novel as well if that cranks your tractor.
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Classic anarchy, courtesy of Moe and The Mike Douglas Show. For those who only know The Stooges from their shorts: enjoy.
Thanks to all of you for taking time away from the silly Anna Nicole Smith news and Arena Football League season to read my column. It is much appreciated.
The Grammys were mighty boring. I don't really care two cents about them. They are decided on by people whose musical tastes have no bearing on mine whatsoever. Plus any excuse to not see Don Henley is fine by me. I don't really care about The Dixie Chicks but I don't think they deserved to win every single award, especially when Gnarls Barkley clearly had the Single of the Year.
The Single of the Year should go to the song that crosses over and impacts the most people that year. "Crazy" clearly did this. It was on rock, urban and contemporary hit radio stations. It was played in The Gap, hotel lobbies, sports highlight clips, Starbucks and every car driving down the street. During the spring and summer months you could not escape it. Magically, despite the overkill, "Crazy" never wore out its welcome. It never made you throw your hands up in exasperation and scream "Enough already!" This is the trademark of a great pop single and Gnarls Barkley clearly deserved to win this.