Friday, April 27, 2012



WIN!: Don’t Look Down WIN

WIN!: Don’t Look Down WIN:
epic fail photos - WIN!: Don't Look Down WIN

If you didn’t have to go #2 before, this glass floor will certainly help.

The Last Shuttle

The Last Shuttle:

The Last Shuttle

92 year old WWII vet is DVD bootlegger who sent 300,000 pirated discs to US troops

92 year old WWII vet is DVD bootlegger who sent 300,000 pirated discs to US troops:

photo: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

The New York Times has a profile of Long Island resident Hyman Strachman, "a 92-year-old, 5-foot-5 World War II veteran trying to stay busy after the death of his wife."
He is one of the world's most prolific movie bootleggers, and has shipped hundreds of thousands of discs to US troops stationed overseas, at great personal expense. The man doesn't exactly fit the MPAA's pirate stereotype, in age, appearance, or motivation. Better still, who helped him distribute the copied DVDs to soldiers? Army chaplains.


“It’s not the right thing to do, but I did it,” Mr. Strachman said, acknowledging that his actions violated copyright law. “If I were younger,” he added, “maybe I’d be spending time in the hoosegow.”
And of course you want to know what the MPAA says about the nonagenarian widower megapirate!

Howard Gantman, a spokesman for the Motion Picture Association of America, said he did not believe its member studios were aware of Mr. Strachman’s operation. His sole comment dripped with the difficulty of going after a 92-year-old widower supporting the troops.

“We are grateful that the entertainment we produce can bring some enjoyment to them while they are away from home,” Mr. Gantman said.

..through clenched jaw, no doubt.

It's a terrific piece, and you'll want to click through to see the wonderful accompanying photos, and hear audio of "Big Hy" speaking.

Enterprise lands in New York


Enterprise lands in New York:
The Space Shuttle Enterprise has landed in New York and look who was on board! Ok, they weren't. But this magnificent 1976 photo, previously seen on BB, turned up today in a article pegged on the Shuttle's journey to its new home at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. "Shuttle Enterprise has a 'Star Trek' legacy"




Thursday, April 26, 2012

Freddie Mercury Tribute of the Day

Freddie Mercury Tribute of the Day:

Artist Pablo Stanley‘s comic “Mr. Fahrenheit,” starring legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, gets soundtracked by the song that inspired it: “Don’t Stop Me Now.”

POTUS Pic of the Day

POTUS Pic of the Day:
POTUS Pic of the Day
So the President walks into a bar… and he meets Madalyn Starkey, a University of Colorado student who will forever be known as the girl who posed for the greatest photo ever taken of a sitting president.
[thanks, brett! uproxx]

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Flying Trailers

iPhone Users Are Disgusted By New Android Users Signing Up For Instagram [Humor]

iPhone Users Are Disgusted By New Android Users Signing Up For Instagram [Humor]:
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Alright, first off. I’m not trying to start a flame war here but — wow. I had no idea this kind of sentiment was going ’round the internet. I mean, I’ve oft read in our comments that iOS users can be a bit “stuck up,” thinking of their iPhone as more of a status symbol than a utility. Well, then I came across these posts from iPhone users on Twitter who weren’t exactly welcoming to the flood of new Android Instagram users “late to the party as usual.” Here’s just a few of the more ignorant comments posted on Twitter today. If you’re feeling a bit more masochistic, you can get your blood boiling further by following an all new Twitter account dedicating to retweeting posts just like these from some of the internet’s finest. Oh, and please — keep it PG-13 in the comments. We can all voice our opinions in a civil manner, right?


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The Bees, "No More Excuses"