Release Party

March 13, 2010 Leave a comment

imageThirteen Autumn Rituals is releasing a new album and are inviting you to the party in Atlanta.

Bubblegum Crisis – Live Action 2012

March 3, 2010 1 comment

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Bubblegum is no longer just a chewable treat, it’s officially a crisis. Well, it’s been a crisis since the 1980s in the form of the much-beloved Japanese anime and manga series "Bubblegum Crisis" — and that crisis is about to head overseas in a big way.

A live-action feature film adaptation of "Bubblegum Crisis" is officially in the works, says The Hollywood Reporter. Six different production companies are teaming together to bring the movie to life, spearheaded by Singapore’s Axxis International — whose Benjamin Toh will executive produce — and including Tokyo’s Anime International Company, Australia’s Arclight Films, Canada’s Wizzfilms, China’s Infotainment China Media Co. and the U.K.’s Latex International.

 

As a long-time fan of the future cyber-punk BGC universe, I’ll admit that I’m rather excited about this project.  The 2012 release date won’t be able to come quick enough for me.  The original anime and the Tokyo 2040 remake have left some rather big shoes to fill… so I hope the production company is equal to the task.

So please, don’t let it be lame!  Oh, who am I kidding… it could be 100% cheese, and I’d still dig it.

BTW, you can check out the initial movie poster at the bottom of this post…

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Olympic Pole Dancing

March 2, 2010 Leave a comment

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TOKYO – For Japan’s Mai Sato, watching all those gold medals being handed out in Vancouver is a bittersweet experience.

Sato knows the demands of being the best. In her world, blisters are the rule, bruises a way of life. And the training — five hours a day, five days a week.

The world champion in her sport, Sato is as athletic, dedicated and competitive as the Olympians representing their nations. And she thinks it’s high time her discipline, too, got some real recognition.

 

Believe it or not, I am actually AGAINST making Pole Dancing an available sport for the Olympic Hopefuls.  Mind you, I wouldn’t mind watching some athletic lovelies from various countries demonstrate their art, but I’m against it for one BIG reason.  Why?!

Because eventually, someone somewhere will insist upon establishing a Men’s division… and I I shudder at the mere thought.

New Who in US on April 17

February 28, 2010 Leave a comment

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BBC America has announced that it will preem the latest incarnation of venerable sci-fi franchise "Doctor Who" on April 17, 2010.

New version of the net’s highest-rated show will star Matt Smith as the Doctor (taking over from thesp David Tennant) and will be headed by lead writer Steven Moffat, who wrote for the the show under Russell T. Davies when Davies revived it in 2005. Moffat, whose writing credits include Steven Spielberg’s upcoming "Tintin" film, has enlisted multihyphenate Neil Gaiman, "Pirate Radio" helmer Richard Curtis, and "Torchwood" writers Chris Chibnall and Toby Whitehouse to pen eps of the upcoming series, though Gaiman’s contribution is not scheduled to air until the 2011 season.

 

I’m still not sold on the idea of such a young Doctor… but the fan in me can’t wait!  Actually… now that I think about it, I guess I’m just hoping that the new ginger-haired beauty on the show doesn’t come off as helpless.  I’d really like her to be someone who can kick the Doctor around when he’s getting out of line.

Chess

February 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Alexandra KosteniukI like chess. 

Moving all those… uhhh… pieces around and stuff.

Crabs and Fascism

February 14, 2010 Leave a comment

imageThe gun grabbers are at it again in Maryland. Next month, the state’s House Judiciary Committee will initiate hearings on legislation forcing firearms enthusiasts to register with the state government before they can exercise their Second Amendment rights.

The plan, drafted by Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, Baltimore Democrat, and Sen. Brian E. Frosh, Montgomery County Democrat, would mandate that citizens carry a special license while conducting any number of routine transactions involving a gun.

To obtain a gun license, a person must fill out a long application form, attend a comprehensive firearms safety course, pay a nonrefundable fee to the state and wait 30 days for the completion of a criminal background check. If all items are processed properly, the Maryland State Police would drop the license in the mail.

It would become a crime to go to a gun range and rent a firearm for a little target shooting without this license in hand. Out-of-state visitors who might want to keep up their skills while on vacation would be out of luck under the proposal because they would not even be allowed to apply for a state gun license.

The bill would make it a crime on par with murder, kidnapping, rape and extortion for a private party to sell his own gun to someone who has no license. It also would give police the authority to seize the e-mail, cell phone and other records of anyone merely suspected of selling or renting a gun in Maryland without a license. This is an extreme reaction to conduct that is perfectly legal in most states and should be a constitutional right anywhere in the Land of the Free.

Of course it’s Democrats once again leading the charge to take away your rights.  I’m surprised that they don’t just pass the law saying that if you’ve got an unapproved gun, the cops can just hang you from a streetlight with a sign around your neck.  That way these bastard politicians can feel safe at night, knowing they’re the only ones with armed security to keep you peasants away.

Hooters for Sale

February 13, 2010 1 comment

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The Hooters restaurant chain is reportedly up for sale, desperate for cash as business has fizzled.

The restaurants — known for waitresses wearing short-shorts and down-to-there tank tops — could sell for more than $250 million, analysts tell The New York Post.

The Post reports that Hooters has hired North Point Advisors, a San Francisco investment bank, to help with the sale. The restaurant isn’t officially commenting on rumors that it has been shopping itself to private-equity firms.

I certainly don’t have $250M lying around to foot the purchase of this chain, but I do have some thoughts on what I’d change to attempt a reboot of the franchise.

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