Friday, November 22, 2013

Here They Are; The 7 Most Controversial Photos From Mars!

Disclaimer; I'm running late for work, so I just wanted to let you know that I straight-up jacked this post from The Huffington Post verbatum (except for the title)

We already know that the spiders from Mars are real -- but has the NASA rover Curiosity picked up real evidence of extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet?
Conspiracy theorists think so. Some of these photos -- taken by the Curiosity over the past year and on other missions to Mars -- look a lot like rocks. Some of them look a lot more peculiar, like the "iguana" found earlier this month. All of them are the stuff of Internet legend, and many believe that NASA is hiding something.
Take a look, and wage alien war on the topic in the comments below.

 I'm sorry, but this one is just stupid... If it's a skull, it appears to have several eye sockets, a nose, and an embarrassingly large forehead. If it's a rock, it's probably not even a rock. IT'S A ROCK... LOBSTER!

 For the love of Mars... Awwww. These are real photos taken of Mars' surface. But were they designed by extraterrestrials who know the human concept of love? Only the ETs know.

Can you FACE the truth?!? The conspiracies go back to July 25, 1976, when this shot of the "Face on Mars" was taken by an orbiter. Do you believe yet?

 LEAPIN' LIZARDS! Oh, NASA rover Curiosity, you make us so curious. Curious about images like this, which appear to show either camouflaged or fossilized lizards running around on Mars. A blogger caught this image, what do you think?

AW, RATS! OK, this really does look like some sort of rodent. NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shot a photo of this little guy earlier this year. But after a closer look, and a little common sense, it's probably a rock.

HEY, PRETTY LADY! The Internet has long been crazy about this photo, snapped by the NASA rover Spirit. She has a terrible choice in dress color though, doesn't she?

RAT LIZARDS! The rock rats and rock lizards have begun to breed. It is only a matter of time before they... wait... WAIT, WHAT IS THAT?!

Today in Bat-Shit Crazy News...

Looks like good 'ol Psychopath Charlie Manson is gettin' hitched... to a kinda hot, but nonetheless crazier than a bag o' cats 25 year old woman known as "star".
Personally, I think it's disgusting and a slap in the face to the families of his victims that this degenerate dirtbag is allowed any measure of happiness at all, but the public fascination with this guy doesn't seem to be waning anytime soon. 

I remember looking at the photos that accompanied Vincent Bugliosi's best seller; "Helter Skelter" as a child, and being scared shitless by the whited-out images of Sharon Tate & co. surrounded by pools of blood, and having horrible nightmares of being chased by Charlie and his family around the Tate house in the dead of night.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Check Out The New Trailer for RoboCop!

And in case you've forgotten what the original 1987 film looked like, here is the trailer for that one;

Interesting fact: Tickets to the premiere of RoboCop were the only things I ever won on the radio.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Marvel to Produce 4 New Superhero Shows Exclusive to Netflix by 2015!

WOO-HOO!! Marvel is creating four live-action superhero series and an Avengers-style special event that will all air exclusively on Netflix, beginning in 2015. The first of the TV series will focus on Daredevil, while the following series will star Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage. At least 13 episodes of each series will be produced, and — like all good Marvel series — they'll eventually come together for a special event. For Netflix, that event will be a mini-series called The Defenders, though there's no word on just how long it'll run. Read the entire article here. I for one, am really, really excited!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Hot on The Heels of The Success of "Arrow", Comes The Next Superhero Show: HOURMAN!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The CW is developing yet another TV series based on a DC comics character and this time it's the pretty obscure Hourman. Michael Caleo of "The Sopranos" will pen the pilot which will be produced by Dan Lin and Lin Pictures' head of television Jennifer Gwartz.
The site describes this new version of the character as:

 "A brilliant-yet-troubled pharmaceutical analyst who discovers that the visions that have plagued him since childhood are actually glimpses of tragic events occurring one hour in the future. Determined to win back his ex-wife and son, he heroically prevents these tragedies from unfolding, finding both purpose and redemption along the way."

Originally created in 1940 by Ken Fitch and Bernard Bailey, Hourman has not had a very prolific life in the comics having been reimagined as different characters multiple times. 
This announcement continues The CW's trend of DC comic and superhero based shows. One of their current hits is the Green Arrow based Arrow, which has a spin-off based on "The Flash" in the works, along with  a Wonder Woman series under the title "Amazon," and an adaptation of the 40s pulp character The Avenger which was just announced this weekend.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Not Ready for Chirstmas Yet? This Bronze Statue of "Flick" From A Christmas Story Will Change Your Mind!

The good people of Hammond, Ind. have erected a bronze statue immortalizing a scene from the 1983 holiday classic "A Christmas Story." You know the one: where poor Flick was coerced into sticking his tongue on a frozen flagpole. Hammond, the hometown of the film's narrator and co-writer Jean Shepherd, had actor Scott Schwartz on hand to witness the unveiling of the statue, honoring the character and scene he made famous 30 years ago. "This is surreal," Schwartz said. "They've even got the hole in the pole, like the one in the movie. You couldn't see it, but there really was a hole there." It's not yet clear if the statue came about because of a triple-dog dare.

No Sour Grapes, George Romero!

Bitter; table of one, please.
Well, it looks like George Romero; godfather of all things zombie, is the one person in the world (apparently) who doesn't like The Walking Dead. Can't you just smell the irony? Unbeknownst to me, he was even offered the chance to direct a few episode, but turned it down;
“They asked me to do a couple of episodes of ‘The Walking Dead,’ but I didn’t want to be a part of it,” Romero said in the Halloween edition of The Big Issue. “Basically it’s just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism, and I find that missing in what’s happening now.”

How awesome would that have been?!? I think he needs to put on his big boy pants, get out there and do a couple of episodes, if for no other reason than to bring his own vision of the show to life. However, with all due respect to Mr. Romero, his last few zombie outings were not quite up to par, and he still hasn't delivered "Twilight of The Dead", in which I'd like to see how the survivors from the original "Dawn" are faring against a world of the undead in present day!I'm pretty sure that Ken Foree and Gaylen Ross have an open schedule ;-)
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