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Nerd of Batman, sports, logic, Diddy, objectivity, Star Trek, personal enlightenment, Lincoln, the Rays, psychology, mic dropping. Kind've in that order.
-- Whaaaaaaat. Blade Runner Blade Gunner says Gawker, the olympic runner with no legs has been charged with murder?!? Read this link instead. Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the Blade Runner for his high-tech artificial legs.
-- Peter Dinklage of Game of Thrones, another show in the lengthy list of shows I SHOULD watch, or at least DVR, has been cast in the new X-Men movie.This star of The Station Agent and Game of Thrones has personality that transcends his height, and could being energy and charm to just about character — good, evil, or in-between — that Singer hands him.
Days of Future Past, which is set to debut in July 2014, will also feature Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart as older versions of Magneto and Prof. X, while X-Men: First Class prequel stars Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy will reprise the younger versions of those characters, with Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and, Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman also set to return.
-- Some people are (wrongly!) bashing Kate Upton's curves. How about Justin Verlander throws a curve at your head! “Everyone has the right to their own opinion,” she told us. “I am in a good place in my career, so it’s all right.” While Upton brushed off criticism, her fellow bikini babes came to her defense. “Everyone is hyper-critical of women, and it’s got to stop,” Alyssa Miller said.
-- Now THIS is why you did all that complex math in high school and college. How much does Darth Vader weigh? This gives Darth Vader a mass of 89 kg (196 lbs). Well, that’s not too bad. In fact, I would guess he would be heavier than that just based on the height of a 2.02-meter-tall human. But wait! I think I had a fairly generous spot for the location of Vader’s front toe. I am sure he would want to look all cool and stuff and not put his feet too far forward. What if I moved the location of the center of mass to right under Darth Vader’s chin? I’m sure he wouldn’t want his foot in front of his chin while standing there interrogating some poor rebel scum guy. Doing this would increase his mass to 236 kg (520 pounds). Yup. That’s some serious mass.
-- Now the rest of the Gaga tour has been cancelled. She added yesterday: “I could not walk — and still can’t.” Fans with tickets to the scrapped shows will get refunds, but she said of the cancellations: “I hope you forgive me, as it’s nearly impossible for me to forgive myself. I’m devastated.”
Synovitis is linked to arthritis and auto-immune disorder Lupus — and regular bouts can lead to a crumbling of the joints.
-- This kid on teen Jeopardy FTW with his $0 response in final Jeopardy. --
-- I'm perfectly fine with that fact that you can't kill John McLane. John McClane used to be a cowboy. Now, he's a cartoon character – specifically, Wile E. Coyote, given how many times he should be seriously injured and/or killed in this movie. He's shot at, involved in several serious car accidents, crashes through glass windows and ceilings and plummets through floor after floor of high-rise scaffolding. The most he suffers is a scratch here and there, and then he's ready to pop back up again with a bemused twinkle in his eye and a wry quip.