I can't figure out anything about the plot, other than: there appear to be two Iron men, Mickey Rourke is the villain, and Scarlet Johansson is still hot.
Good enough for me. This movie will be awesome.
She's speaking out her whole thought process, and you know there's nothing else going on in that head of hers. (via Failblog)
Here's another video I wanted to share of a computer rendered mapping of the entire known universe.
I always find them extremely fascinating, but I still cannot begin to process how big the universe truly is.
"A 53-year-old was arrested after alledgedly hitting a man in the head with a raw steak. According to a Marion County Sheriff's Office report, the man told deputies Elsie Egan repeatedly hit him with the uncooked meat and slapped his face after he refused a piece of sliced bread. The man said he wanted a bread roll."
Egan denied hitting the man with the steak but did admit to slapping him, saying she did it "so that he could learn.""
Yup. That Marion Jones. (Who could tell she did steroids?)
"San Antonio Silver Stars coach Dan Hughes confirmed Monday night that Jones has been training with his assistants to possibly play in the WNBA, more than a year after the 34-year-old was released from federal prison for lying about doping."
""I thought it would be an interesting journey if I decided to do this," Jones said. "It would give me an opportunity to share my message to young people on a bigger platform; it would give me an opportunity to get a second chance."
Jones played college basketball at North Carolina, where she was the starting point guard on the Tar Heels' national championship team in 1994. She told the Times that she hopes to play in Europe this winter and in the WNBA next season."
"A South Florida woman has been charged with calling in a bomb threat to keep her boss from missing a flight. An arrest report said a 31-year-old woman was charged Thursday with making a false report of planting a bomb. Miami International Airport officials received a call and an e-mail Wednesday claiming that a bomb was on an American Airlines plane. Police searched the specified aircraft but didn't find a bomb.
Investigators tracked the e-mail to the woman's computer.
During questioning, the woman reportedly told police that her boss had been booked on the flight to Honduras, but she had caused him to be late for the flight. She thought the bomb threat would give her boss time to make it."
Not that is job dedication.
Of course, I wonder what kind of activity was involved that caused her to make her boss late... (via Lowering the Bar)
I can't remember who I got this site from, but props to them!The premise of the site is to post the weird, seemingly random, phrases Google suggests to us when we're typing in a search.
For example, when you start typing "Musings of"... "a Mechanical Engineer" should fill in.
Unfortunately, my site is popular enough for this to happen yet. But soon!
The autocomplete feature is pretty fascinating, it gives you a good indication of what people are interested in nowadays.
Trust me, you don't want to because, as everyone knows, they're afraid of the dark and will keep you up all night.
Unless the answer to this is 'yes'.
In which case, you should go right ahead and get yourself a Canadian midget.
Unfortunately many of these will also make you very sad to be a member of a society that asks questions like this:
And being curious, I actually looked many of them up to see if those were actual suggestions from Google.
In doing so, I found out many are book titles like this one by George Carlin.
Which takes away some of the humor, but I soon forget about that and go back to reading them in ignorant bliss.
I thought it was an excellent speech. Maybe the best I've heard from him, although it may also be because for the most part, I was in agreement with most of what he said.
Some might say he was trying to appease too many people with it, but I think his choice was the most logical, balancing left/right politics, actual military needs, and citizens' concerns.
He will not send the full 40,000 troops as requested, but compromised with 30,000 and anticipates additional troops from NATO allies. Democrats against sending any troops will be disappointed, but he also implemented a timetable for withdrawal. Republicans will be upset about the timetable, but I truly believe Obama is competent enough to reassess the plan as milestones are achieved.
For example, as much as I disagreed with the "immediate" closing of Guantanamo, which obviously isn't going to plan, I like the fact that Obama is accepting the schedule slip and not rushing to meet his stated deadline. I believe he will take similar steps with Afghanistan.
Officials say Jacques Monsieur planned to export parts for F-5 fighter jets
"An alleged Belgian arms dealer has pleaded guilty to conspiring to illegally export jet engines and parts from the US to Iran, officials say.
The suspect, Jacques Monsieur, now faces a maximum prison sentence of six years and a $250,000 (£150,000) fine.
Mr Monsieur, a resident of France, was arrested in August in New York."
"They alleged the defendant had wired $110,000 (£68,000) to a bank account in Alabama in July as payment for jet parts and had promised another $300,000 as down payment for two engines.
The parts could have been used as replacements in the aging military jets sold to Iran by the US before the 1979 Iranian revolution."
I'll admit it, though the case is important because of the potentially deadly outcome had he succeeded, I was more amused by the man's name.
Jacques Monsieur. In France you would have to call him Monsieur Monsieur. I wonder if he gets confused when people are calling out to each other in a polite fashion....
"In what is surely a first for the federal judiciary, a Texas bankruptcy judge has quoted from the Adam Sandler film canon in a recent opinion. Dismissing a motion due to "incomprehensibility," Judge Leif Clark cited a scene from "Billy Madison," Sandler's 1995 comedy, in a footnote to a February 21 court order."
Excerpt from the motion dismissal:
Follow the link for the full order. (thanks to Nithya)
"Chemicals in plastics alter the brains of baby boys, making them "more feminine", say US researchers.
Males exposed to high doses in the womb went on to be less likely to play with boys' toys like cars or to join in rough and tumble games, they found.
The University of Rochester team's latest work adds to concerns about the safety of phthalates, found in vinyl flooring and PVC shower curtains."
No washing vinyl floors or showering for my baby mama! It's gonna be a smelly 9 months...
"The same researchers have already shown that this can mean boys are born with genital abnormalities.
Now they say certain phthalates also impact on the developing brain, by knocking out the action of the male hormone testosterone."
I learned that I can put a break in my entries!
So here goes....
Read on after the break!
"It seems like only yesterday that Cha Sa-soon was failing her 775th written driver's test, but in fact it was February. Cha, a 68-year-old grandmother from South Korea, had been taking the test every two days or so starting sometime in 2005, but had never been able to score the required 60 percent.
Turns out, the 950th time is the charm."
"Officer Choi also said that now that Cha had passed the written test after four years of trying, all she would need to do in order to become licensed was pass the actual driving test. He didn't say when Attempt No. 1 in that series would take place."
I wonder how many times she'll try the driving test...