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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.
-- #shotsfired at a baseball game. No not really.
-- You'll have to drive to Columbus for it, but a White Castle food truck is an excellent idea.
...while company officials determine exactly where the trucks will be stationed, says Jamie Richardson, a White Castle vice president. Once regular locations are mapped out, the trucks will likely stay open 24 hours, just like almost all of White Castle’s brick-and-mortar stores. Richardson says the food-truck menu, although not yet finalized, will include three variations on the chain’s signature sliders and might see items not available in stores, such as salty caramel fries.
Downtown Toledo would be a decent spot for a couple of distinctive food trucks!
-- After Earth. Oblivion and Elysium. All apocalyptic, right? All with BIG stars. Same movie.
-- A dress code for attorneys in TN.
Attorneys in the county have groaned to their colleagues and judges that certain female attorneys are showing up in attire that pricks the sensibilities of a profession long known for its conservative dress code.
Some female lawyers, according to many in the local legal community, are appearing in court in revealing blouses, miniskirts and, in at least one instance, sweatpants.
Do you have a dress code where you work?
-- It's a hundred years late, but the US/China global rivalry has potentially spawned a man made canal in Nicaragua.
Estimated to cost $40 billion, it includes an interoceanic canal, an oil pipeline, an interoceanic “dry canal” freight railroad, two deepwater ports, two international airports and a series of free-trade zones along the canal route. The canal would be at least twice as long as the Panama Canal and wider in order to accommodate the newest generation of supertankers.
-- Eye ball licking. Not yum.
Sometimes known as "worming" – which somehow makes this whole thing worse – oculolinctus is being blamed for a significant rise in Japanese cases of conjunctivitis and eye-chlamydia, which is actually a thing. It's apparently seen as a new second-base; the thing you graduate to when kissing gets boring.
-- It's not often we see Gene Wilder. He's a recluse, and I guess being alive at 80 is an accomplishment, but Wilder looks rough. He also slammed the '05 remake of Wonka.
Take, for instance, the 2005 version of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Wilder, of course, is best known for portraying chocolatier Willy Wonka in Mel Stuart's "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory." But he did not mince words about Tim Burton's take on the beloved Roald Dahl tale.
"I think it's an insult. It's probably Warner Bros.' insult," Wilder said. "Johnny Depp, I think, is a good actor, but I don't care for that director. He's a talented man, but I don't care for him doing stuff like he did."
-- This is probably your lone chance to call a vulture adorable.
A rare bird species at the Toledo Zoo has made its first successful hatching after its parents have been breeding for several decades. The birds, called Cinereous vultures, hatched an egg earlier this May, so the zoo keepers placed a fake egg in the parents’ nest while keepers incubated it.
-- Probably the worst medical mascot of all time.
Shaped like a scrotum, and with um, quite the bit of hair, the “friendly” Mr. Balls has become somewhat of a star in certain sections of Brazil.
"Both children and adults loved taking pictures with the mascot, a friendly snowman in the shape of [a] testicle," the non-profit organization's website said.
That's something for your Facebook page for sure.
-- I just needed to read the headline and go YES YES YES. I've written before how I've become a genuine 'listener' of Hans Zimmer material. What? Yea, it's the same type of LIKE as you do with our music. No different.
In fact one MOS review I read last night stated the while the movie was good enough, it's the soundtrack hijacked all the raves.
-- Cadaver dog!? Ewwwww, a dead dog, how's that going to find anything. Wait, what...
The Geauga County Sheriff's Office tells WNWO that they sent a cadaver dog to Toledo, on Wednesday night, to help authorities with an active investigation.
An emergency dispatcher says the dog was sent to Toledo just before 5 pm.
The dog was seen searching two homes on Federal Street during the evening hours.
Toledo Police and the FBI were also seen searching an abandoned home in the 600 block of Federal Street and the home where 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth was last seen, in the 700 block of Federal.
-- Chris Brown hasn't been the endearing type that demands you forgive him for his past actions, I understand that. Some people's anger is just over the top though. To the contrary some of his fans have mindlessly compartmentalized his past trangressions. I basically dislike most anything with any opinion on Chris Brown. It's just not that deep to me. His haters will enjoy this though.
The Pistons Andre Drummond dunking on Chris Brown.
-- Can you agree that restarting/revising/renewing/reimagining Batman is not an enviable task after the accomplishments of Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale. Remember, no one wants be the guy right after the guy. You wanna be the next guy.
If Batman gets a reboot and it flops, you send the Dark Knight into a state it resided in after Tim Burton released the character to Joel Schumacher. Batman & Robin is one of the most loathed movies in recent cinematic history. It essentially drove a dagger of death into 60 year old icon. In addition, not that I think he'd have a qualm with it, but creating a clunky Batman ushers Nolan into deity status in Hollywood.
If all that is accurate then this is a very viable concern for DC/WB...
DC and Warners might need to test out other superheroes to make this whole battle plan actually works. Simanton told the Wire he believes the critical movie for Marvel's success was not just Iron Man, but also Thor. He thinks DC needs to prove themselves with another character. And who could that be, he wonders? Wonder Woman, a famously difficult property to make? Even Joss Whedon couldn't make this work, and now he's over with Marvel. Perhaps Aquaman, who borders on the ridiculous, talking to fish? Yeah, we're not counting the Entourage one. Maybe the Flash is their best option, Simanton wondered. (Flash and Wonder Woman scripts have reportedly been in the writing stage.) And a Flash movie might not even happen, at least not right away. A source told The Wrap that if Man of Steel "does well, Warner Bros. can do Justice League including Superman, Superman vs. Batman and another Superman.
-- 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