Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Odd news

I had made mention of a Rambo Sequel in September, but it seems from this post that Sly Stallone realized that his fans out there might not enjoy Rambo vs. Monster-Rambo. No kidding, people wouldn't be into that? The site says:
No more monster, seƱor. Back in September, /Film connected the dots between the creature feature aspect of Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo 5 and his rights to the sci-fi thriller novel, Hunter, by James Huggins. As one might expect, the idea of John Rambo tracking and being tracked by a genetically engineered “abomination” in snow country split fans like a coconut.

As a premise, it fell in line with Stallone’s previous statements about a new genre direction for the franchise, and the promo art above was even released to tease this aspect. Well, today the action legend confirmed that he’s scrapped the idea for the sequel and reserved it for a separate film outside the franchise. So, where will Rambo go next, and more importantly, who as opposed to what will he bludgeon? In his words: “There will be blood.”

So that's good news for everyone. He also, apparently, has Cliffhanger 2 in the works. He hasn't developed an original character in years. Why is he bringing back all his old work?

What would you expect to find in Loch Ness?
If your answer was "100,000 golf balls" you'd be absolutely correct. What did you think you were going to find in there?

You think people are going to quit using email any day soon?
Some brainiac thinks people may quit emailing one another within a decade?

The research showed that youngsters in their late teens or early twenties much preferred using the likes of Twitter or MSN Messenger. Only half of them used email regularly.

It isn’t too difficult to extrapolate that trend and imagine email dying out, especially if new concepts such as Google Wave take hold.

TalkTalk stated on its blog: “Email has been the dominant mode of communication over the internet for the past 20 years, but that doesn’t mean it always will be.”

“Increasingly people want to send quick, short messages reaching many people in one go, and there are now better ways of doing that than via email.”

I had no idea Seth Rogen wrote for the Simpson's

I watched an episode of the Simpsons last Sunday, like usual, and was a bit surprised to see Seth Rogen's name for the writing credit ( I believe there was another writer who was also given credit). That being said, I looked it up, and sure enough, he was the second ever guest celebrity writer for the show.

Seth Rogen has co-written the premiere of the 21st season of The Simpsons.

The Funny People star, who is the second celebrity to both write and act on the animated series after Ricky Gervais, has said that it was an honour to work with the cast of The Simpsons.

Rogen told The Huffington Post: "As a writer, it always just seemed like the Holy Grail. I can die a happy man now."

The 27-year-old actor will play a trainer hired to get Homer Simpson into shape in an episode titled 'Homer The Whopper'.

He said: "We wanted to comment on how Hollywood generally ruins these movies. The whole joke is Homer is cast to play a guy who's an everyman and they try to make him into this physically fit guy."

Rogen has also said that recording with the cast was "one of the highlights of my life".

Neat - plus I thought the new episode of the Simpson's last Sunday was absolutely hilarious - the pranks that Milhouse and Bart were pulling off were pretty classic - I laughed very hard when they were gassing the teacher's with nitrous oxide (breaking them into laughter) and then carbon monoxide (causing them to pass out). Man, risque!

Zombie Outbreak Simulator How do you do this? With Google Maps, Sim City and the undead
Basically, it's a zombie invasion in our nation's capital. You can change the details of the invasion in any way you choose: Zombie speed, infection rate, number of civilians, percentage of civilians armed, number of highly effective police, and more. You can play around with it to either defeat the zombies (boooooring), let them take over the city and pretend like some of their more gruesome kills are of your opposition politician of choice (take that, Michele Bachmann!), or try to make the odds even and see who really wants it more. Warning: Turn down your speakers if you're at work. The eerie post-rock soundtrack is accompanied by the expected array of flesh-hungry moans, which is the kind of thing that's sort of tricky to explain away as part of your quarterly PowerPoint earnings presentation. [Class 3 Outbreak]

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