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-- 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.
-- Great headline, so I'm using it here. Whoomp There It Was. A lengthy article chronicling anything you'd want to know about Steve Rolln and DC The Brain Supreme.
-- This is from an editor in chief of Playgirl.
Whether it's Daniel Craig emerging from the ocean in a c*ck-revealing bathing suit, Brad Pitt in Fight Club or Adam from Girls with his shirt off (yes, please) women desire visual stimulation just as much as the next guy.
Women may not be turned on by a full-page picture of a penis the way men might like to look at close-ups of vaginas in porn, but what we're discovering is that male and female sexual desire is more alike than different.
And this too talks about Daniel Bergner's book What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire.
Bergner's work puts what may be the last nail in the coffin of the old consensus that women use sex as a means to get something else they really want, such as enduring monogamous emotional intimacy and the goods and safety that come in marriage with a protector and provider. In her review, Salon's normally hyperbole-averse Tracy Clark-Flory was beside herself: "This book should be read by ever woman on earth," she writes; "the implications are huge."
-- You're not going to finish this article. He promises.
Schwartz’s data shows that readers can’t stay focused. The more I type, the more of you tune out. And it’s not just me. It’s not just Slate. It’s everywhere online. When people land on a story, they very rarely make it all the way down the page. A lot of people don’t even make it halfway. Even more dispiriting is the relationship between scrolling and sharing. Schwartz’s data suggest that lots of people are tweeting out links to articles they haven’t fully read. If you see someone recommending a story online, you shouldn’t assume that he has read the thing he’s sharing.
-- I went to go see World War Z and all I got was some guy yacking on a mic. Booooo. Down in front!
-- The 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe. Is an Autobot or Decepticon? Because it's definitely in Transformers 4.
-- Back in Feb. Bieber tweeted a desire to go to space. NASA responded, and then so did Virgin's Richard Branson. I hope this isn't the time for first contact. While Bieber's a neighborhood nuisance and acting like most mega-rich kids would that are his age, I can't endorse him being our welcome wagon to the aliens of the cosmos.
-- Go find the head of Ndamukong Suh's golf club, because it's no longer attached to the club.