It’s been an odd week what with the loss of Steve Jobs and all. The film industry also lost Charles Napier this week which is also a bummer. I saw him in person once in a diner in Tahoe and he looked cranky. Like turbo cranky. It was early though and perhaps he hadn’t had his coffee yet. Regardless, he was one of those great character actors that even if you didn’t know his name, you’d know him when you saw him. So RIP to both Charles and Steve. Aside from that, the new show American Horror Story premiered and you can read my review / recap here. Now it’s Friday and it’s time for this week’s Goodie Wrap.
So we finally get a peek at Russell Crowe in his Jor-El get-up. The pic doesn’t do a whole lot of justice to the grand scheme of things, but it’s still kind of cool to look at. And it’s a far cry from that glowing white get-up that Marlon Brando wore in the original film. I can dig this. Even if it does look kind of Thor-ish. You can see the blue material that seems to match the Superman suit too. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a good Superman film. We still have a while to wait, but fingers crossed it’ll be worth it. (via io9)
Bat. Shit. Crazy.
I was originally just going to throw this in the RN&T section at the bottom, but these people are so crazy they deserve a little bit more than a blip. So…ok. A group of clearly crazy people in Switzerland got together and suspended a hot tub from a bridge, filled it with water, then got in it! First of all, they’re 613 feet in the air. Second they started the project IN THE DARK. Third, they have pie! Safety came first though because all of the hot tubbers still have their harnesses and helmets on. You know….just in case. To see pics of the entire process from set up to tear down, click here. (via Gizmodo)
Sign of the Times
Whether this is real or not, I have no clue. But the fact that it exists in one form or another says a lot about the need to live update the world on what’s going on at the exact moment it happens. This serves as one of those ridiculous warnings that shouldn’t even need to be stated. Like those dumb warning that come with some sort of appliance. Like the ones in curling irons that say “don’t use while sleeping.” Why include that? Because apparently someone tried it. Thanks to Roy for tweeting this.
Real Life Angry Bird
This bird is coming for you Murdoch. He’s (or she) is so intense it makes me uncomfortable just looking at him. Yes, I’ve decided it’s a him just because he’s got that intense Chuck Norris like glare. That’s right….this bird is the fowl Chuck Norris. And he’s yellow…which means he’s got the ability to dive-bomb and do mass damage. Like Chuck Norris. (via Cubicle Bot)
It’s that time of year to get into the festive spirit and prepare for Halloween. These mugs are the perfect thing to help you do just that. You can whip up your own witch’s brew (preferably with booze) and serve then up in these handy-dandy cauldron mugs. I think these are awesome and think that my house needs a set. Yours does too. (via Williams Sonoma)
Speaking of Halloween, what every house needs is a some good ole Nightmare Before Christmas stuff. A few years ago I came THISCLOSE to ordering the Oogie Boogie Cookie Jar and now I wish I had because you can’t get it anymore unless you want to pay oodles of dollars on Ebay. I have the same thoughts about the Cylon toaster too. Drat! Anyway, I guess I can settle for this Sally Decanter instead. I know exactly what to use this for too! (via Disney Store)
This has made its way around the web this week but it’s cute so I wanted to share in case you hadn’t seen it yet. I grew up watching Star Wars and honestly can’t remember my reaction to the big reveal in Empire Strikes Back. I can only imagine it was akin to the kid in this video.
And speaking of Angry Birds…..this next video show UNC Asheville Goalkeepers Lassi Hurskainen and Dan Jackson going all mano a mano in a real life Angry Birds competition. This is pretty cool and these boys have some serious skills. What cracks me up the most is the Angry Birds sounds that are peppered throughout the video.
Random News & Tidbits
This just proves that learning to speak Klingon isn’t useless. This guy did it and found a way to deal with his dyslexia. It anything, this story proves that learning a second language is fun AND helpful.
Nicolas Cage as Scarecrow in another Joel Schumacher Batman film? I shudder at the thought and thank the film Gods that this didn’t happen.
Guys…think your beard is the stuff of legends? It probably doesn’t hold a candle to these guys.
Yet another story about scuba divers being left behind. The people who operate these types of excursions really need to watch Open Water.
Tags: angry birds, beard championships, bridge hot tub, Halloween, Jor-El, kids reaction to Empire Strikes Back, Klingon, Nightmare Before Christmas, Russell Crowe, Star Wars, Superman