October 2009

spiderman clone saga 2

Spider-Man: The Clone Saga #2 (of 6) – Worth a look. There’s a definite improvement here from the first issue as retold events of the Clone Saga play out much more smoothly. Oh, and this issue has THE SCARLET SPIDER!!!!!!!!!!! (That sound you hear is me doing the dance of joy). I’m not sure I like where the last couple of panels lead with regards to the Jackal‘s plan, but overall I’m pretty happy. [Marvel $3.99]

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To what, do you think, she is referring?

by alphamonkey on October 30, 2009 · 0 comments

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whats yours likeNo, it’s not that.

Or, it’s not only that.

Seriously, get your mind out of the gutter.

Perv.

For context (hey, who really needs that, anyway?) check out 11 Accidentally Inappropriate Puzzles and Games.

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predator minigunCan’t quite remember what gun Snake Eyes used in G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, the rifle Tom Berenger used in Sniper, the number of guns used in Escape From New York, the gun Clint Eastwood used in High Plains Drifter, or the gun Al Powell used to blow away Karl at the end of Die Hard? Well, the imfd is here to help you out. Some of the entries a pretty detailed. For example, check out this entry for Commando.

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I learned a lot growing up listening to Bon Jovi: The Hardest Part is the Night, you should Never Say Goodbye, sometimes you need to take Bad Medicine even if she’s moving In and Out of Love because You Give Love a Bad Name, it’s All About Lovin’ You, you’ve got to try and Keep the Faith, and you should always oblige a woman who ask you to Lay Your Hands on Me (especially if she’s laying on a Bed of Roses). And it’s okay to spend time Livin’ on a Prayer and try to go out in a Blaze of Glory. But, I digress. What I wanted to bring to your attention is the documentary When We Were Beautiful (currently showing on Showtime) includes interviews with the band as they look back at 25 years of performing all over the world. Check out the trailer.

Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful Trailer

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Lego Panda: Almost as awesome as the real thing

by alphamonkey on October 30, 2009 · 0 comments

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So, um, who wants to build me one of these?

lego panda

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a serious man capFrom the minds of the Coen brothers comes this tale of a rather pathetic Jewish professor of physics in late 60’s Minnesota. Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) is having all kinds of problems, from the serious to the mundane.

Larry is indeed A Serious Man, and one whose existence isn’t likely to be improved over the course of the film. Though you have a feeling if he could see the dark humor of his own situation he might laugh himself to death.

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Every movement needs a rallying cry, and now the popped collar meathead nation can claim its own: We Are Douchebags.

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A little Sesame Street old school love for you today. Here’s Buffy Sainte-Marie (and Fred the Wonder Horse) with “Cripple Creek.”

Sesame Street – Cripple Creek

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The trailer gives me some small nagging concerns, but the idea behind a biopic of John Lennon and the early days of The Beatles is enough for me to Nowhere Boy a shot. The film based off the memoir by Julia Baird. Aaron Johnson stars as the young John Lennon. And Kristin Scott Thomas, Thomas Sangster, David Morrissey, Sam Bell, Anne-Marie Duff also star. The film will hit the UK just after Christmas, but there is no date yet for an American release.

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Here’s a very clever idea from Jarbas Agnelli who took a picture of birds sitting on electric wires and designed a song using the birds as notes and the wires are the scale. Kudos, sir!

Birds on the Wires

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