This simply amazing homage to both Charlie Chaplin and The Matrix is a brilliant piece of work by a Russian actor’s group called “Bolshaya Raznitsa” (The Big Difference). Best part? Multiple Agent Smiths!
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Ever noticed the similarity between Han Solo and Thomas Magnum…or Harrison Ford and Tom Selleck for that matter? Neither did I, till now. As an interesting co-inky-dink sidenote, Tom Selleck was originally cast for the role of Indiana Jones, but his commitment to Magnum P.I. kept him from taking this role, which as we all know, went to Harrison Ford. Or Solo, P.I. Or Indiana Solo. Or whatever.
Good news for all you Elder Scrolls and Oblivion fans. Turns out that Bethesda are releasing a book set in the Elder Scrolls universe. The book, to be penned by famed author Greg Keyes, takes place after the events of Oblivion.
The Infernal City is set after the events of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, the latest game in the video game series, and finds the citizens of Tamriel once again facing an uncertain future. Floating high above the land is a strange and mysterious city that is casting a horrifying shadow – wherever it falls, people die and rise again as undead. It is up to an unlikely duo – a seventeen-year-old girl named Annaig and the Emperor’s young son, Prince Attrebus – to rescue the kingdom from doom. Annaig and Attrebus’ quest will take them through the Elder Scrolls universe and their adventure is sure to add to the series’ already magnificent mythology.
I’m betting you won’t even see the end of this trailer coming… District 9 is a movie by Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp coming out “Summer 2009″. Have movie studios not figured out that the concept of “Summer” is just a teensy weensy tiny winy itsy bitsy sqeemy weemy tiny little bit subjective depending on which hemisphere you just happen to be occupying at any point in time? Anyhow, rant over. This movie looks interesting at the very least, and may even turn out to be good, for all that it’s set in Johannesburg. And I’m not going to spoil it any further. Just watch this trailer!
[Link: District 9]
You gotta love the Intertubes. Every now and again it throws something out that’s simply awesome amongst all the other crazy nonsense that exists. So someone eventually had to ask “What would it be like it Watchmen was an 80s cartoon?” Well, wonder no more; here’s a fan-made intro that’s simply brilliant. I think I’d enjoy this cartoon more than the movie.
Apparently, The Doctor has been having a bit of Dalek trouble recently, and decided to drown one in a pond in the UK.
Sales executive Marc Oakland was pushing a rake around the bed of the shallow pool when he found the object with its distinctive eye stalk.
So speculation time! What sort of adventure was The Doctor having when this unfortunate Dalek drowned?? Me? I think it had something to do with ducks.
Apparently it is expected, and quite typical, for the work laptops to experience the blue screen of death. I just had my second, in as many months. Crazily, a shift reboot seems to cure all (at least on the surface). This time round, though, I got this message when I logged back on again.
Pray, where do I click to check online?
Bear in mind that I am currently online posting this, and Windows aint checking for no online solution *snap snap snap*
Incredibly careless of him, I guess, but let this be a lesson to all time travelers. Don’t leave your possessions lying around when visiting the past! So heed this tale of caution: a group of Chinese archaeologists are in a state of intense confusion after discovering a ring in the shape of a Swiss watch in a 400-year old tomb.
“We picked up the object, and found it was a ring. After removing
the covering soil and examining it further, we were shocked to see it
was a watch.”
The time was stopped at 10:06am, and on the back was engraved the word “Swiss”, reports the People’s Daily.
Local experts say they are confused as they believe the tomb had been
undisturbed since it was created during the Ming dynasty 400 years ago.
Well, it was either the Doctor or Slartibartfast!
(Yes, I know that Ananova stories should be taken with a large rock of salt!)
All I knew about this movie going in is that it involves an alien coming to Earth, and that the movie had been made before. For a film that originated in the 1950s, it was quite insightful for its time. And in today’s world, I wouldn’t be all that surprised if it actually happened. It portrays the US Administration as arrogant, something which, if it hadn’t been the case, could well have cut the story to a quarter of its length. Beyond the US, though, it makes you think about the impact of the human race on Earth, and what that could mean to the rest of the universe. As the alien, portrayed by Keanu Reeves, says, “It’s not your planet.”