In Celebrities, Film on July 11, 2009 at 10:23 pm
Ryan Reynolds has been cast as Hal Jordan in the new Green Lantern movie. I understand that he’s becoming more popular but… meh. He’s so very, very meh. He just doesn’t feel like Hal Jordan. There’s something in the shape of his head (and how it looks disproportionately big on his body) that has never sat well with me.
Bradley Cooper, Jared Leto and Justin Timberlake also did screen tests for the movie but Reynolds ultimately got the role. And again, none of them particularly feels like Hal Jordan and they don’t really look like any of his comic or cartoon incarnations, do they?
This casting is puzzling.
In Uncategorized on July 8, 2009 at 9:45 pm
Because they have Michael Jackson’s brain and everyone from crazy fans to crazy scientists will want it.
It’s standard procedure- they need to wait for the brain to harden before performing more tests to figure out just why Michael Jackson went into cardiac arrest.
But in the meantime. Somewhere in LA, Michael Jackson’s brain rests in a jar, just waiting for an oportunist psycho to grab it.
Now, I loved, and will always love, Michael Jackson, and I feel so bad for his cute kids, and I don’t mean to disrespect the dead but… I really want someone to snatch that brain. For it to mysteriously vanish- never to be seen again.
Also: to Mr. Josh Grossberg, excellent choice of title. Excellent, I say.
In History, Technology on July 8, 2009 at 2:56 pm
It turns out that the Nazis had the same technology used in the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber more than 30 years before the Americans started developing it. The Horten Ho 2-29 has been recently reconstructed using blueprints and the only remaining prototype from 1944- one of only 3 prototypes. The replica can’t fly but the technology works.
The plane, back in 1944, had working radar-invisible technology. It’s also quite a bit smaller than the B-2.
Stories like this are interesting, because if you put things in perspective: Hitler could have very well ruled the world with his superior technology. During World War II, Germany had some of the most advanced weaponry- a lot of which is used today, and if Hitler had sought out economic domination instead of declaring war, he may have been ruling the world today… or his successor would have; he’d probably be dead by now, either way.
EDIT: This site has a load of great pictures of the Horten Ho 2-29 from when it was still in development and of the new replica.