Baby Born to Brain-Dead
Woman, but Tom
Cruise says he still loves them both.
Net neutrality or not?
CNN presents both sides of the issue.
A pretty funny interview
with Sandra Bullock and Keanu
The Straight Dope: What
does "OK" stand for?
- The answer is "oll
korrect," and it first appeared in the
Boston newspapers in 1839.
- It was part of a
local "silly abbreviation" fad that began
the prrevious year. Other examples included
OW = "oll wright," KG = "know go," and NS =
- That having been
said, the Martin Van Buren story does hold
some water. The term was popular in 1840 and
Van's followers did jump on the fact that
Old Kinderhook was Oll Korrect.
The great Lost in
SUPER SPOILER *** Don't read this post if you
don't want to know what Bill Murray whispered
to Scarlett Johansson in that scene.
- This link is the
actual sound track amplified.
- I suppose you need
better ears than mine, but according to
people who have analyzed it with top sound
equipment, the dialogue is, "“I’ll always
remember the past few days with you … Don’t
part mad, tell him the truth, okay?” "OK."
- I think the
director made the correct decision to make
the sound inaudible. The mystery allows each
viewer to complete the screen relationship
in his/her own way. Does Murray offer
fatherly advice? Does he make plans to call
her back in the States? Does he offer a
confession of love and/or passion? The
choice involves you, and you get to decide
based upon your own interpretation.
- (I faced almost the
exact situation once myself, leaving a
foreign city and breaking off a really great
relationship before it had really gotten a
chance to begin, so I pretty much penciled
in what I said in that moment.)
Greatest 500 Albums of
the 20th century
(And a system to order tracks from them as
MP3s - it's for profit, but very useful and
Carol Lynn Price: Super
URL says it all:
From our "ooga-chucka"
"Get The Hoff to Number
- Think what he's
given to the world. Knight Rider. Baywatch.
The reunification of East and West Germany.
Untold laughter from forwarded e-mails of
him in hotpants. He's given a lot. It's time
we gave something back."
complete list of the most controversial movies
- They did include
Birth of a Nation, Caligula, and Triumph of
the Will; but the earlier AP story never
- They did not
include Women in Love, in which two major
male movie stars (Oliver Reed and Alan
Bates) did a lengthy nude wrestling match
with all their manly bits on display. To
imagine how controversial this was, imagine
a movie today with Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp
wrestling naked for five minutes, with
nothing hidden by camera tricks. Even after
three decades, that scene still remains the
all-time highlight of male nudity in
- They did not
include Pretty Baby. This film is still so
controversial that it is screened far less
often than even Birth of a Nation, and the
nude scenes with Brooke Shields do not
appear on my nudity site or on Mr Skin's!
Although many people consider it art, and it
was directed by the distinguished Louise
Malle, it is considered kiddie porn by the
modern definition. (In all fairness, you can
probably buy it from the shelves at Frye's
or Best Buy, so it has stayed under the
radar of both the left and right wings of
- Two others I'd add
to the list (removing some
not-really-so-controversial films like
United 93) would be Salo and The Sign of the
- The list omits
Brokeback Mountain. I'm not sure whether I
agree with that.
A three-minute preview of
30 Rock, Tina Fey's new series.
Presidential Approval in Historical
- The graphs are
interesting. I never thought of it before
looking at the charts, but most Presidents'
approval ratings have declined steadily
throughout most of their tenure (excluding
extraordinary events.) This is true of both
Bushes, LBJ, the Trickster, Jimmah Carter,
Truman, and Kennedy. In general, we get fed
up with our leaders.
- A few exceptions:
Reagan and Ike held fairly steady. Clinton
and FDR improved.
- The biggest
surprise: JFK's downward trend was a sharp
as anyone's, but martyrdom salvaged his
AL-QAEDA WILL CHOOSE
ZARQAWI'S SUCCESSOR WITH A REALITY SHOW
... "Jihadist Idol" Debuts on Al-Jazeera
Which celebrity would you
like to invite to dinner?
- If it's at my
expense - Nicole Richie.
One of the animators
for A Scanner Darkly:
"There are a couple of
scenes in which Winona is topless. I'm sorry
to have to break this to you but she filmed
the scenes with an exercise top on. The
animators had to imagine what her specific
attributes might look like. So there won't be
any bootleg video floating around of nude
A quirky clip from
Linklater's live/animated curiosity, A Scanner
is based on a story by Philip K Dick (Also the
source of Blade Runner, Minority Report, and
The early reviews
are not positive. Two thumbs down from
Variety and Hollywood Reporter. One reviewer
wrote, "Without the rotoscoping, the movie
would be completely undistinguished,
competent but only mildly entertaining."
Six clips from Click,
Adam Sandler's new film.
16 Foot, One Ton Golden
Fisherman Statue Missing
Amid all the bad news
we read each day, it's good to know there are
life-affirming moments of hope and redemption,
like in a Cameron Crowe movie.
"A main ingredient in
beer may help prevent prostate cancer "
Ohio filled with the
"Another funny Lord of
The Rings Parody - or funny in a fucked up way
"Night of the Living Doo"
- Scooby-Doo parody.
Tom Petty's video for
Into The Great Wide Open - starring a young
Johnny Depp, and featuring Faye Dunaway
The trailer for Borat's
guide to America.
The ultimate teenage
"a ring tone that adults
- The scientific
principle behind it is that humans gradually
lose the ability to hear high-pitched
sounds. The science seems to be right-on,
because the website includes an .mp3 of the
sound, and I could not hear it.
- That also explains
why old people are so disappointed by that
Broadway show about Frankie Valli
Seth MacFarlane's Harvard
Class Day Speech 2006
What happens when you put
liquid nitrogen in the swimming pool?
The National Safety
Council warns: drinking and lapdancing don't
The Chosen One returns to
LA, where she stopped at a temple to discuss
theology with the doctors.
- She was too young
to walk on water to America, but she did
crawl part of the way.
Britney Spears denies
that she has Federline chained up in the
The small-town West Texas
boy who created 'Conan the Barbarian'
Heterosexual wins a Tony!
British actress Redgrave
protests open-air gold mine project in Romania
- Vanessa is
protesting its impact on the enviroment, and
I have no idea what that might be, but she
sure seems to be on the right side of the
protest, if possibly for the wrong reasons.
Consider these facts
- Building the mine
would require the destruction of half a
city -- including its churches and
cemeteries -- and force the relocation of
some 2,000 people.
- It will cause the
destruction of an archeological site at
Rosia Montana, unique in Europe, where a
vast network of Roman mining tunnels,
dating from the second century, have still
not been completely explored!
- That must be one
shitlode of gold
Websites take bets on
Pizza Man Dressed As
Superhero Comes To Rescue
- Gotham City has
Batman and Minneapolis has Luke Pie Walker.
That seems appropriate in a way I can't
quite describe. I'll bet he has one of those
Judge Allows Public to
See R. Kelly Sex Tape
- He ruled there is
no reason to keep it from the public! I
don't care about R Kelly and some underage
girl, but we need to get that same judge to
rule on some other sex tapes. Make him the
official sex tape judge. I like his
Shaquille O'Neal vs.
The Millionaire Fair
- It's like an Auto
Show for people in tuxedos
The "Art" of Science
Competition / 2006 Gallery
Roethlisberger hurt in
motorcycle crash, has surgery
World Cup mania - USA
loses 3-0. Three? In soccer terms, that should
be a "mercy rule"
Storm Watch - Alberto
A Family Guy Blog "Peter
tells his family his dirty secret, he didn't
like The Godfather."
"Airbus to build seven
story airliner ... Passengers will have choice
of restaurants and theatres"
U.S. MILITARY TO ATTACK
INSURGENTS WITH PARIS HILTON ALBUM
"This is a collection of
'spy equipment' we have found for sale around
the internet. Everything here is completely
"Online marketplace eBay
Inc. is set to unveil a keyword advertising
system for eBay sellers to promote auctions on
other Web sites, borrowing from the strategies
of Google and Yahoo."
BUSH SEEKS CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT BANNING GAY MAKEOVERS
... Angry Metrosexuals March on Washington
- President George W.
Bush today said that he would seek a
constitutional amendment banning so-called
“queer eye” or gay makeovers in an effort to
protect the institution of heterosexual
makeovers in America. “Our country was
founded on the principle of women making
over the slobs they date and marry,” Mr.
Bush told a Republican rally in Erie,
Pennsylvania today. “Only a constitutional
amendment can protect the sanctity of those