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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.
-- Here's a looooong article on Kanye. I'll get around to reading it.
You’ve won a lot of Grammys.
“[My Beautiful] Dark [Twisted] Fantasy” and “Watch the Throne”: neither was nominated for Album of the Year, and I made both of those in one year. I don’t know if this is statistically right, but I’m assuming I have the most Grammys of anyone my age, but I haven’t won one against a white person.
But the thing is, I don’t care about the Grammys; I just would like for the statistics to be more accurate.
-- Call a doctor after four hours, what about 8 months!?
A truck driver from Delaware is suing the doctor that gave him a penile implant four years ago because the surgery allegedly left the driver with an erection that lasted for eight straight months.
Daniel Metzgar's 2009 surgery involved a three-piece inflatable penile implant, with cylinders placed inside the penis' shaft, a fluid reservoir implanted under the abdominal wall, and a pump put in the scrotum. But something went wrong and Metzgar was left with a permanent boner.
-- A good collection of performers in Columbus at the inaugural Breakaway festival in September.
The Columbus lineup also will include Ohio's own Twenty One Pilots, Porter Robinson, Tokyo Police Club, Schoolboy Q, Robert DeLong, American Authors, LA Riots, Stalley, and Shreddie Mercury.
The following weekend will see performances from Wu-Tang Clan, Empire of the Sun, Big Gigantic, Matt & Kim, Texas' own Explosions in the Sky, as well as Crizzly, Juicy J, Ra Ra Riot and Danny Avila.
-- This makes me want to ask you who's the oldest person you personally know?
That leaves just nine verified people on the planet who were born in the 1800s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_su…— Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) June 12, 2013
-- China is being built in Detroit so that the Autobots and Decepticons can do battle. And yes, that is MY comment first in the comments section.
The parcel sits between Washington Boulevard and Bagley south of Grand Circus Park, just east of the People Mover's elevated track.
A worker said the set soon will resemble a street in Hong Kong. Filming is set to begin in Detroit June 19, he said.
According to various plot summaries, "Transformers 4" will be a darker sequel to "Transformers Dark of the Moon," and will take place four years after that film.
-- So there WILL be another MOS (already, no shocker) and it sounds like we're closer than ever to a Justice League movie.
Did I just hear Goyer say "JLA" is coming and he's doing it??? What?? He also said he putting The Avengers on alert...MOS Premiere.— LatinoReview-Kel (@Latinoreview) June 11, 2013
-- Uh oh, did Apple go too far in its iOS7 redesign?
The new iOS 7 software has a ‘flat design’, but critics say the dramatic new look could backfire, confusing users - while others claim it simply looks like Google’s rival Android system.
It is the result of a huge power struggle within the company, which saw the previous head of iOS, Scott Forstall, outed in favour of British born-designer Sir Jonathan Ive, who oversaw the new software.
-- Eh, I'm skeptical of any Star Wars 'details' at this time, but this is the type of lazy, unimaginative plot line I'd expect from the anything connected to the franchise.
Jacen Solo – Male, 17 years old, lead – Jaina’s twin brother, one of the greatest Jedi’s in the world. A loner who is constantly struggling with the idea of what’s right and what’s wrong. Starts to turn to the dark side. Full of conviction that what he is doing is the “right thing”. Will eventually become Darth Caedus."
-- Are you spending more, or less time on Facebook these days?
Thirty-four percent of Facebook users say they spend less time on the site now than last year, while just 13% say they spend more time on it, according to a Pew survey. Additionally, 28% say the site is less important to them now than a year ago, compared with 12% who say it’s more important.
-- Sony went a hundred bucks below Microsoft for the holiday release of its PS4.
The company gave gamers a much-anticipated first look at the new console on Monday night at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as E3, the world's largest video game exhibition in Los Angeles.
The console, which will be available by the end of the year, does not need internet connection to be played or authenticated, a requirement of the Xbox One that has drawn criticism.
-- A day late on this, but it's stories like thiswhy I'm glad I live downtown and do VERY little, if any, driving after I've had even A drink.
“He walked up and he said ‘I can tell you’re driving DUI by looking in your eyes,’” Thornton told KNXV.
Thornton was then given a sobriety test.
“I take my glasses off and he says, ‘You’ve got bloodshot eyes.’ I said, ‘I’ve been swimming at LA Fitness,’ and he says, ‘I think you’re DUI,’” said Thornton. “He goes, ‘Well we’re going to do a sobriety test.’ I said, ‘OK, but I got bad knees and a bad hip with surgery in two days.’”
-- Edward Snowden was fired from his job.
Booz Allen can confirm that Edward Snowden, 29, was an employee of our firm for less than 3 months, assigned to a team in Hawaii. Snowden, who had a salary at the rate of $122,000, was terminated June 10, 2013 for violations of the firm's code of ethics and firm policy. News reports that this individual has claimed to have leaked classified information are shocking, and if accurate, this action represents a grave violation of the code of conduct and core values of our firm. We will work closely with our clients and authorities in their investigation of this matter.
-- The newly employed Tebow's text messages.
My text inbox after being signed by the Patriots. twitter.com/Faux_TimTebow/…— Tim Tebow (@Faux_TimTebow) June 10, 2013
-- This is about you need to know about last night's Game 2 of the NBA Finals. The hand is Lebron's.
Infinite LeBron-Splitter block. vine.co/v/bL9pKw6Jhzn— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) June 10, 2013
-- I realize that relations between the US and China are tense, so perhaps that's why the NSA whistleblower chose to head that way - knowing China wouldn't give him up to the US goverment - but yea, I thought the same thing...
But here is the reality. Hong Kong is not a sovereign country. It is part of China -- a country that by the libertarian standards Edward Snowden says he cares about is worse, not better, than the United States. China has even more surveillance of its citizens (it has gone very far toward ensuring that it knows the real identity of everyone using the internet); its press is thoroughly government-controlled; it has no legal theory of protection for free speech; and it doesn't evenhave national elections. Hong Kong lives a time-limited separate existence, under the "one country, two systems" principle, but in a pinch, it is part of China.
-- Good luck getting thru this without tears. A day in the life of a family who lost a child in the shooting in Newtown.
“Oh God,” Jackie said, shoulders trembling, questions and doubts tumbling out as she tried to catch her breath. “Why did we wait to enroll him in school?” she said. “He could have started a year earlier. He could have been in second grade. He was old enough.”
“We were thinking about what was best for him,” Mark said, knowing the cycle that was starting, the blame, the need for absolution. “We wanted him to be one of the oldest.”
-- Heh. Wanna see what it's like when Obama is checking your email.
-- Oy, so MOS (Man of Steel for you newcomers) is a giant advertisement.
While promotional tie-ins and product placement are nothing new in Hollywood – James Bond has been requesting vodka martinis, driving an Aston Martin and consulting an Omega watch for 50 years – the sheer number of partners for Man of Steel is.
The clamour to reference products has been so strong that Warner Bros has almost 100 promotional partners lined up, which has earned it $170m (£109m) already.
-- It took HOW many years for a TV version of Clue!? And yes, it's Clue.
"Whodunnit?" is not your granddad's game of "Clue," nor is it a fusty version of an Agatha Christie novel.
"CSI" creator Anthony E. Zuiker, for his first foray into unscripted TV, has come up with a show he's dubbed a "cinematic murder mystery of tomorrow" that's a bit sinister but still "fun and digestible."
It's only a matter of time before we try to kill people on a reality show.
-- Kudos to Henry Cavill for being either A. really involved in his role B. a comic nerd.
When you were filming "Man of Steel," were the words "Justice League" ever mentioned?
Not officially. Not like a producer saying, "Oh, by the way, this could lead into 'Justice League.'" It was always us fanboys or geeks saying, "Oh, I wonder if they'll make a Justice League out of this," and what that might involve. It was just people geeking out basically.
You seem to like Brainiac. If someone let you decide, is that who you'd go with next?
I think Brainiac is a great character. [Pauses] I'm not going to answer that because I would need to think about it more seriously to give an official answer in an interview.