Friday, August 31, 2007

Kayakers, Beware! Someone's Stealing Feet!

What could be more disturbing than a human right foot washing up on a deserted Gulf Island? How about a second human right foot washing up on a different Gulf Island barely a week later?
Clearly, something very strange is happening. So kayakers beware! Always count your feet when you have finished a paddle on the ocean and make sure that you have at least two! If you have only your left foot, contact the RCMP right away. They're looking after a couple of spares.

The New Canucks Jersey... For Sure, This Time

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Simpsons Wars

The Great American Moat

The problem with these great faux news stories from The Onion is you just know that some of The Bushies take ideas like this seriously....

In The Know: The U.S. Moat

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Truth is Out There

And all this time I thought it was Karl Rove and tricked-up Diebolt voting machines....

New Vancouver Canucks Logo

Hey, all you sports fans! The Vancouver Canucks have unveiled their new uniforms and logo today. Clearly, they were going for a retro look with this logo.... what do you think?

Field Guide to Iraq




Thanks to Lila for passing this one on....

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Spider-Pig

I can't help it but this is the funniest thing I've seen all year. Except for maybe one of Stephen Harper's Throne speeches....

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Saturday, August 04, 2007

What Action Hero Would I Be?



Which Action Hero Are You?

You are part Sylvester Stallone. You eat lightning and you crap thunder. You may be the underdog in many cases, but nothing stops you. Not even old age! Passion and heart are what counts in this world.
You are part The Rock. All bark and no bite. Not only is your fighting unreal, but your lines are bad. Sorry to break the news, but I'd say you've hit rock bottom.
Find Your Character @ BrainFall.com

Friday, August 03, 2007

Ark II – The Complete Series

On the scorched and polluted Earth of the 25th century, three young scientists and their hyper-intelligent talking chimpanzee roam the land in Ark II, a sophisticated mobile lab and research centre, to help rebuild and restore civilization. Led by Jonah (played by the late Terry Lester), every week he and his crew -- Ruth (Jean Marie Hon), Samuel (Jose Flores) and Adam (Moochie the chimp) – would help villagers and farmers fend off environmental scourges, scavengers, crazy computers or immortal demagogues in a non-violent manner.
It was Saturday mornings, after all.
In fact Ark II was the most expensive live-action Saturday morning kids’ show of its time. Produced by Filmation, it premiered in September 1976, and although only 15 episodes were produced, remained on the air until 1979. It featured some great guest stars – Jonathan Harris, Malachi Throne, Del Munroe, a very young Helen Hunt, Jim Backus and Robbie the Robot (uncredited, alas) – as well as some very cool vehicles.
The premise of each episode was often similar: the Ark crew would be assigned (by a never-seen headquarters) to investigate some strange happening in a village. The villagers would be often fearful of the Ark and its crew, Ruth or Samuel would get into trouble, but then the villagers would realize the error of their ways and everything would turn out okay. But not before Jonah would have to fly around in his jet-pack. (And no wires here, kids – it was a real flying jetpack. Is that cool or what?))
It wasn’t as cheesy as it sounds, although the production values are sometimes lacking (each episode was shot in only three days). Each episode contained a “message,” but viewers were never slammed over the head with it and the show never sank to the level of cliché. They even went out of their way to avoid the obvious cliché – Adam the chimp is never played for comedy relief; he was an equal member of the crew. Even if he was wearing a diaper under his costume.
The show was shot on 16mm film, so it’s never going to look great. That said, the newly remastered DVD release makes the series look pretty good. And for a 30 year-old series that only filmed 15 episodes, there’s a wealth of behind-the-scenes material: two episode commentaries, a new “making of” documentary, plus assorted photo and art galleries. But wait – there’s more! Also included is DVD-Rom material, including all the shooting scripts, plus the series bible.
Many of the Filmation live-action Saturday morning shows are due to be released on DVD in 2007.
Can a review of Jason of Star Command be far behind?

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Wednesday, August 01, 2007