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-- Feigning the moon landing conspiracy. By exaggerating the details of the story and photographs (which are clearly not authentic despite being made to look old), Herbrich is certainly poking fun at the massive suspension of disbelief that goes into even considering such conspiracy theories.
-- No more mail on Saturdays. But you'll still get packages. The U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week under a plan aimed at saving about $2 billion annually, the financially struggling agency says.
In an announcement scheduled for later Wednesday, the service is expected to say the Saturday mail cutback would begin in August.
-- Just being sketpical, but why is this a story now? A small smear campaign against Lincoln as we move closer to the Oscars? Noooooooote. I have no idea if the voting has already taken place. As Rep. Joe Courtney watched the Oscar-nominated "Lincoln" over the weekend, something didn't seem right to him.
He said Tuesday he was shocked that the film, about President Abraham Lincoln's political struggle to abolish slavery, includes a scene in which two Connecticut congressmen vote against the 13th amendment to the Constitution, outlawing slavery.
"`Wow. Connecticut voted against abolishing slavery?'" Courtney recalled hearing audience members ask. "I obviously had the same reaction. It was really bugging me."
-- Clarity on yesterday's Star Wars note. Yoda isn't the subject of SW7, well, he could be, but this is about the character getting a stand alone movie outsideof the next trilogy. Makes $en$e, right?
"The first standalone film is going to centre upon Yoda. At this stage, specifics are sparse, but Kathleen Kennedy is putting together a Star Wars slate.
"I've also heard tale of a Jabba story that Lucas has floated to some of his buddies. But word is Yoda is first."
No pun intended, but this upcoming conteomporary phase of Star Wars could be cinema's most extravagant empire. I'm looking forward to see how it arises.
Michael Bay, someone at DC/WB...an Optimus Prime stand alone? A Joker movie. This can be accomplished.
UPDATE: Hold the Yoda stuff. The first 2 stand alones will be on Han Solo and Boba Fett.
-- I'm not a cat person, so I think, in general an iron is far more important than any feline. Not so in the Monopoly world. Last week in the home stretch of the "Save Your Token" campaign that began in early January, the iron was in a dead heat with the wheelbarrow and the shoe with 7% each to avoid being last place. Harrisburg, Pa., tool manufacturer Ames True Temper even launched a YouTube campaign to rally fans for last-minute votes in favor of the wheelbarrow.
-- Fans, people, etc, watch Nascar for the horrifying crashes, right? Now that I bring it up, when/if you watch next year's winter Olympics you're going to root for crashes you sadistic a%%hole. Get better Lindsey Vonn.
-- About that F word after the game on Sunday. Any fines? The FCC declined comment. Legal experts caution that it’s impossible to predict what the FCC could do in this case. But Paul M. Smith, a partner at the Washington D.C. firm Jenner & Block, who has argued First Amendment cases in front of the Supreme Court, notes that there are a “lot of mitigating factors” surrounding Flacco’s exuberant utterance.
“[CBS] didn’t do anything wrong,” says Smith. “Clearly nobody intended it. He didn’t even know he was on TV. It was a time of unusual excitement. And so hopefully the whole thing will blow over. But there are no guarantees. ”
And despite complaints from the Parents Television Council, the profanity was heard after the 10 p.m. hour on the East Coast, which is outside of so-called family viewing hours. And according to a network source, “there’s been no outrage from our viewers, just a handful of e-mails."
-- It took 25+ years to go for a Beverly Hills Cop TV show? C'mon Hollywood, gotta be quicker on that. Can I get Axl cameo!?
-- Paul Giamatti is now certain to be in the next Spider-Man movie, to be released next May. --
-- Next year's Super Bowl, in the NYC area, where cynics are just awaiting harsh winter weather so they can drop the 'I told you so's' can put aside the wonder whether there'll be a half time show. There's going to be 70, 80 thousand people in the stadium vicinity to be entertained, right? If the forecast looks bleak, because there's over 100 million watching on TV, just move the entertainment to Madison Square Garden if necessary. I REALLY hope it's a comfortable, mild day in NYC for Super Bowl 48, as I'm in favor of a cold weather game...in NYC. Th epicenter of so much productivity and activity in this country deserves to host the game, and by doing so, it doesn't automatically open up the door for Philly, Boston, or Chicago to request the event as well. But they can pitch their cases and ask away. Good luck.
-- The highest grossing bars in America. Any guess where 8 of the top 10 are? C'mon, you know this!' 31 and 39 seem extremely out of place. I should Google them!
-- The Jersey Shore 100 days after Sandy. --
-- A 17 year old model is turning down the immediacy of that lucrative career, to go play football for SMU. Crosby is the 11th-ranked male model in the world, according to Models.com. If he entered modeling full time right now, Gerald Frankowski, the director of the men’s division at the Kim Dawson Agency, said the young star would “easily” be earning a six-figure income.
For now, though, Crosby is focused on football and school. He plans to major in film and is interested in directing after he graduates.
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