Daily Discussion: What would you like for Christmas, child?
If you haven’t visited the mall to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what you want for Christmas this year, you’re running out of time. So come over here and sit on my lap and tell me and I’ll tell Santa. Swear.
The Saint is coming back to TV with Adam Rayner and Eliza Dusku
Long before Val Kilmer suited up dozens of times to play The Saint on the big screen in 1997, the charming burglar was a TV show in the early 1960s starring Roger Moore, and a radio drama in the 1940s, with The Saint played by Vincent Price. Now it looks like Simon Templar is coming back to television with Adam Rayner and Eliza Dushku.
So far, this appears to still be in the pre-production stages for a pilot, but no network has of yet offered to pick the show up, but I would certainly be interested to see what it might look like.
Scientists claim homosexuality isn't specifically in the genes but in the womb
It’s an argument that has found some traction in anti-gay movements that want to label homosexuality as a “curable affliction”, but a group of scientists have new evidence that there isn’t a “gay gene”, but that it’s about epigenetics, or genetic traits that are expressed through external factors, mainly from within the womb. In a nutshell, it means that the traits that express themselves are genetic and can be passed down, but there isn’t a single gene or exact gene sequence that in and of itself causes homosexuality.
It used to be that kopi luwak, coffee processed through the bowels of civets, was the top end of high priced and rare coffee. But now, at $50 a cup, Black Ivory coffee is the new hotness. And instead of going through the bowls of a cat, it goes through the bowels of a Thai elephant. Mmm.
Genetics researchers create a fish with legs. Because that's what you do when you're a genetic researcher.
If you’re getting paid to research and experiment with genetics, I would think you would be doing a disservice to the world if you weren’t doing crazy shit like inventing fish with legs. That’s exactly what biologists Renata Frietas and colleagues did when they injected genes into a zebrafish embryo to force it to grow legs.
Holland's politically incorrect black-faced little Santa's slave helper
Few European Christmas traditions elicit as many diverse and divergent opinions as Black Pete of the Netherlands. Santa’s former slave may have been whitewashed in recent years, but many still view him as a racist caricature from the country’s colonial past.
Kevin Smith explains why he likes Avengers more than The Dark Knight Rises
While I personally really liked The Amazing Spider-Man, and would even call it my favorite Spider-Man movie ever, it couldn’t hold a candle to The Dark Knight Rises or The Avengers in terms of sheer scale. Kevin Smith, normally much more of a DC guy, recently explained why out of the this year’s two summer comic book movie juggernauts, he likes The Avengers more.
Buy every SNES game ever released in North America for $25000
I’m a little jealous and star struck by the individual who is selling a massive collection of SNES games on ebay. A single copy of all 721 SNES games ever released in North America, with boxes for $25,000. Several years ago, I sold my huge collection of about 500 NES games on ebay for much less than that, but most of the carts were in shit condition.
IHC Movie Reviews: The Man With The Iron Fists (2012)
The Man With The Iron Fists, Rza and Quentin Tarantino’s homage to old school Kung Fu flicks is making the limited release rounds now, and it’s a real double edged sword. Promising over the top action while throwing back to the classic Kung Fu flicks, Rza’s directorial debut is an interesting study in how to release things on small scale. But how does it do? Is it a top notch flick, or does deserve to be on such a small amount of screens?
Hey IHC! Saw that Disney post and noticed it said they wouldn't begin streaming Disney movies on Netflix til 2016, but since Dumbo, Pocahontas, Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland, Aristocats and others have appeared, I think it's starting already?
Nope. Netflix already had rights to some of Disney’s movies. This new deal gives the the streaming rights to nearly the entire catalogue, including Star Wars and Marvel, plus exclusive first streaming rights for new releases.
Everything wants to kill you in Australia, including Apple Maps
Authorities in Australia have warned motorists not to trust Apple’s new Maps program, as its incorrect maps and shitty directions my cause bodily harm or death. One wrong turn on the way to grandma’s house and suddenly you’re flying off a cliff into a den of deadly alligators and poisonous spiders. It is Australia after all… that could really happen.
I'm helping my dad start his own business, (Comic shop), and I wanted some outside input on what are some of the pitfalls and easily overlooked hang-ups in small business management. Not to play heartstrings, but my dad is a two term war veteran, and has always done "what he should", so now I want to help him live his dream. No advice is too trivial, and any ideas on the matter are welcome. Thank you. ~Bobbymike
I’m pretty sure we’ve got some small business owners here who could offer some good advice. I am not one of them.
Right now, if you’ve got an emergency, you’ve got to call 911, but come 2014, you’ll be able to text your emergencies into the local police, fire and ambulance if that would work better for you. If you’re mute, or in a hostage situation, if you’re hog tied in the back of someone’s trunk… all good examples of lives that would be saved if you could text rather than call.
Stylish but illegal monkey found roaming Toronto Ikea
"A disoriented monkey was found wandering aimlessly outside an Ikea store in North York Sunday.
The animal sighting quickly sparked a flurry of activity among Torontonians, who tweeted and re-tweeted pictures and created at least two parody accounts on Twitter.
Dressed in a shearling coat and a diaper, the monkey managed to open its crate, unlock the car door and go for a stroll in the Ikea parking lot – clearly a “smart monkey” for having managed all that, said Toronto Police Staff Sergeant Ed Dzingala.”