[Insert Grampa Simpson Joke Here]: LA Times Writer Calls for Millennials to Take #MillennialPledge, Says We Need a Spanking
I hate everything but Matlock :/
In an apparent bid to alienate future readers, the LA Times published a piece on Saturday called "Millennials, you literally cannot call yourselves adults until you take this pledge," in which human Thinkpiece Bot Chris Erskine offered up a set of rules he thinks millennials must follow before we can earn the right to call ourselves adults.Read More
The LA Times is reporting that one of our favorite science guys appears to be having some health problems.
Tristan Camacho, a USC senior who attended the lecture, said [Bill] Nye was walking toward the podium when he collapsed mid-sentence. "Then after about 10 seconds, he popped back up with much gusto and asked everybody how long he was out for and went on with a story about how a similar thing happened to him that morning."Nye attempted to finish his presentation, but exhibited slurred speech and a certain wobblyness of stance and was eventually led off stage. Paramedics responded to the scene, but the LA Times was unsure if Nye was determined to need treatment. We certainly hope that what ever the problem is, it is minimal, and wish Mr. Nye a speedy recovery. Read More
The LA Times' Hero Complex will be running an interview with Christopher Nolan later this morning, but before it went up, they have teased some very, very exciting Batman 3 news from it. In a nutshell:
- The movie will be called The Dark Knight Rises.
- It will not be in 3D.
- The Riddler will not be the main villain.
Kevin Shinick: It’s one of the last things you see on Cartoon Network before it goes to Adult Swim, so there isn't a day that goes by that I don't push the envelope and try and get away with something that could easily be done on Adult Swim, but because it's Cartoon Network, every day we have our battles, and we win a lot of them. It really does get you in the mood. You will notice a shift from watching Cartoon Network, and then you get "MAD," and then you g o into Adult Swim. It's going to be a nice transition.Read More
Blockbuster has lost a total of $1.1 billion since the beginning of 2008 and has been severely hamstrung in efforts to grow its business due to interest payments on $920 million in debt. Earlier this month the company announced that most of its debt holders had agreed to a forbearance on interest payments until Sept. 30, during which time it would attempt a recapitalization.Blockbuster's bankruptcy looks like it's going to be something of a tangled mess of retail vs. Hollywood vs. digital connections. Read More
Estranged member of the original group that put Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back together, producer Gary Kurtz has some strong but ultimately unsurprising words for The LA Times, regarding George Lucas and the creative motivations behind the later Star Wars movies.
Instead of bittersweet and poignant [Lucas] wanted a euphoric ending with everybody happy. The original idea was that they would recover [the kidnapped] Han Solo in the early part of the story and that he would then die in the middle part of the film in a raid on an Imperial base. George then decided he didn’t want any of the principals killed. By that time there were really big toy sales and that was a reason.
Well, we can't say that we don't prefer Han alive at the end of the trilogy, but gee, George Lucas makes bad writing decisions for the wrong reasons?
We are shocked.Read More
Great Comic Con exclusive, or greatest Comic Con exclusive? This packaging has been made to look and feel (with the help of some strategically placed weights) as if it contains a tiny replica of Wonder Woman's invisible jet, right down to, you guessed it, the invisibility.
(Bigger picture below.)Read More
Pixtar Wars (Sillof's Workshop) LA's Rush Hour Puppet Show (The LA Times) Video Games Keep Kid From Going Blind in One Eye (Kotaku) Fictional Drugs and Their Real-Wold Equivalents (SciFi Wire) 30 Facts From 30 Games That You Don't Know (1Up) Mickey Mouse, With Bugs (Neatorama) Lightning Strikes 3 Chicago Towers at the Same Time (Craig Shimala) (image via Bleeding Cool, and why you should be nice to your letterer.) Read More
Iron Man 2 will be upon us in less than a week (in fact, I've heard it may factor into my Mothers Day plans), and HollywoodChicago.com has a handy gallery up, collecting every official press image released by Paramount.
Most of them are familiar to people who have been following coverage of the movie, but rest assured, there are a few refreshingly new shots in here. Like the one above of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.Read More
Hunting mammoths might not appear to be the most direct sign of global warming, but an article in the LA Times this week has convinced us.
"Russian scientists disagree over whether global warming is responsible. Some say yes, others are skeptical. But nobody argues that the permafrost is dwindling," and as the Siberian permafrost disappears, it exposes the thousand year old remains of frozen mammoths, their bones and tusks ready for collection.Read More
The comic-blogosphere has been abuzz lately, with everyone trying to figure out the purpose behind the guerilla marketing campaign "Stan's Back!" Ads in comics newspapers and online featured simple white text on a black background, with the first word written in imitation of Stan Lee's distinctive signature. Speculation stopped yesterday, when Boom! Studios announced that they were behind the ads. They are collaborating with Lee to create three new superhero series. Lee will produce and create the character concepts, but the titles will be written by other writers, the first of whom is confirmed to be Mark Waid. Read More