Woman Sues Over Ryan Gosling’s “Drive”

Sarah Deming of Michigan has sued the distributor of the dark, gun trafficking movie, “Drive”.

She claims that because of the trailer widely shown in the weeks up to the flick’s release, she was led to believe it was more of something Vin Diesel appear.  Her attorney is actually claiming the movie and the trailers (which do paint a different story than what the movie is like) violates Michigan’s Consumer Protection Act.

via Click on Detriot (w/ video story)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It Happened In Florida – “The Gotcha”

A 45 year old man fell of his 65 foot luxury yacht called, “The Gotcha”, and… um… errr…

…into the propellers.

He reportedly fell from a diving board on the back of the vessel, fell off and was dragged under and became the meal of the giant blades.

It is not known if alcohol was involved but the man and his party were participating in the annual three day Columbus Day celebration in Elliot Key which is known for its “hedonistic celebration that in the past has ended with a long list of arrests, injuries and on occasion, deaths.”

via Sun Sentinel

 

 

 

 

Shiner Killed in Pumpkin Fest Parade

59 year old Marvin Tarbox, Jr (yes, Tarbox was his last name) was died from injuries suffered while jumping his go-kart over a SUV.

The stunt went wrong when the forward ramp failed, the kart flipped end over end and then, to make things worse, other Shiners then ran over Tarbox with their karts unaware of the accident in time.

And of course Tarbox wasn’t wearing a helmet because he was wearing that crazy red felt-fez thing that unlikely provides any protection

via WCSH

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Trailer

November 8th.

Have you prepared your friends and family you’ll be busy for a while?

 

 

 

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Finally, Some Wet

Texas is experiencing its worst drought in recorded history.  Yeah, worse than the Dust Bowl.  Over 90% of the state has been in the highest level of drought, “exceptional” for several months.

Yesterday a weather system started on the western edge of the state and began to bring serious amounts of rain.  The amazing part is that five or six inches, while welcome will not resolve the situation.  Most of the state is well over 10 inches behind in rain.  But this does help and is a start.  It is needed as this winter is predicted to be a dry one for Texas.

I got 1.14″ starting Saturday night.  The Dallas area, while also in drought conditions, is better off than the majority of the state.

 

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Barnes & Noble Drops 100 DC Graphic Novels

DC Comics announced they would release 100 graphic novels in an exclusive deal for the Amazon Kindle Fire.

Bookstore, Barnes & Noble have taken exception to this since this means you won’t be able to find “Watchmen”, “The Dark Knight Returns”, “Sandman”, “V for Vendetta” and many other titles on their handheld Nook Color.

The result is the report from “Bleeding Cool” that B&N have told employees to pull any and all copies of these same 100 titles from their shelves.

Prepare To Vomit… Human Centipede 2 is here

Tom Six

Image by • ian via Flickr

While the original was shocking, gross and totally bizarre, Tom Six’s sequel apparently didn’t garner enough bad reaction for the director.

This new film, which centers around a pump, creepy dude who is so enamored with the actual movie, “Human Centipede”, he goes out to try and not only recreate, but outdo the original.  Going from three humans swewn “ass to mouth” to a full twelve.

Check out Dave White’s review .

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The Next Great Android Phone Is … Delayed

The much anticipated Samsung Nexus Prime was promised to debut this week, but on Friday word came that the reveal would happen at a later date.

The reason given was that it was out of respect for Steve Jobs, his passing, and probably largely because of the start of sales of the iPhone4S.  It seems that interest in the newest iPhone is large enough that the Prime shouldn’t screw around and put itself in a place where it can miss out of some media attention.

Why?  Cause this new Android is going to scream.  A super fast processor, a load of memory and the rumored ultra thin and curved body.  It will also feature the new Android OS “Ice Cream Sandwich” and a display capable of 720p resolution.

The delay is smart, respect the moment of Jobs’ passing, and position your new product in the best marketing window.

Me & Mr Jobs

Following Apple’s announcement of the iPhone4S on Tuesday, I just had a sense that something was off and just not right. I assumed it was that Jobs wasn’t there, but now we all know there was a larger cloud hanging over the event.

Seconds after I learned of his death, it dawned on me just how pervasive Apple, and more specifically Steve Jobs, has been a part of my life.

I learned Basic on an Apple IIc in middle school in the early 80’s. Thru laziness I didn’t follow up and my programming career was over fast.

In high school, I had an Apple IIe which helped me waste 1000’s of hours playing “Wizardry” instead of printing homework on my dot-matrix printer and saving it on those giant 5.25″ floppies.

In college I had a very cool Macintosh SE20… which sat unused.

About 1990 I abandoned Apple, like most people, and discovered Windows and the internet. That lasted until I discovered OSX, how perfectly easy it was to connect to a network and how much better it was than Windows in ever way.

Then my first iPod which literally changed my music listening life.

Since then I have bought at least 15+ other Apple products.

This has been a lifelong relationship for me. The death of Steve Jobs has made me realize that fact in a way I’d never really considered. I can’t think of another product so intertwined in my daily life.

Thank you Steve.

Taste the Rainbow

Yeah, watch this, but it is NSFW, I guess.