Archive for January 22nd, 2008

Disturbing Movie News

1) Heath Ledger ODs on sleeping pills. Sure does sound like suicide – it’s always baffling when someone who seems to have everything going for them decides to end it all.

2) Oliver Stone working on Dubya biopic. Gah. Right now it’s looking like Josh Brolin in the title role, but I agree with Xan Cooper that Timothy Bottoms, Anthony La Paglia, or Chris Cooper would probably make more sense. La Paglia actually kinda looks like him, and Bottoms and Cooper would both be good at capturing Dubya’s spiteful essence.

January 22nd, 2008 at 11:54pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Movies

No MO Better Blunt

Yet another corrupt Republican drops out.

I, ah, may have mentioned this guy before…

January 22nd, 2008 at 11:07pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Elections,Republicans

One Step Closer To My Dream

Some intriguing technology news by way of Engadget:

Most of the bionic eye systems we’ve seen involve clunky glasses-cam headgear, but the implantable camera now being developed at UCLA does it straight Terminator-style and keeps your face unemcumbered. The camera, which researcher Michelle Hauer and her team recently filed a patent for, is small enough to be implanted directly on the eye’s lens, and feeds image data to a chip at the back of the eye, where it can either be fed into the optic nerve to aid the blind, or just into a portable hard drive to aid the creepy. Hauer says power will come from on an onboard battery, but we’re more interested in the mention of “optical control signals” in the patent application — and by “interested” we mean “terrified of a zombie android army.”

W00t!!! And by “W00t!!!”, I mean “Resistance is useless. You will be assimilated.”

January 22nd, 2008 at 10:37pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Technology,Weirdness

Ask Ayman

Apparently conservatives and progressives aren’t the only ones who feel like their leadership isn’t doing enough…

It’s only a matter of time before the grassroots start backing primary challengers…

(h/t Caro Kay at MakeThemAccountable)

January 22nd, 2008 at 09:12pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Terrorism,Weirdness

Headline Of The Week

From the NY Daily News’ Giants blog:

Eli fulfills prophecy

And don’t you forget it, suckers.

January 22nd, 2008 at 06:23pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Great Headlines

More Random Downtown Photoblogging

And yet still more photos from downtown:

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No awning.

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Fluorescent awning!

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How Tyra has fallen since her supermodel days…

January 22nd, 2008 at 11:28am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging,Pittsburgh

Dick’s Gives Me Pause

So I couldn’t help noticing, that on the product page for a $2.99 dumbbell, Dick’s Sporting Goods offers both an Extended Service Contract and a “Take up to 6 months to pay” option.

Do people really have a lot of trouble with their dumbbells breaking down or malfunctioning? And does anyone really need six months to pay three dollars?

Yes, I have a pretty good idea of the technical reasons why those options are there, but I’m still amused by the absurdity of the end result.

January 22nd, 2008 at 07:05am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Sports,Weirdness


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