Cleveland School Shooter

T.J. Lane didn’t belong to any particular clique in the schools he attended, fellow students said. Even those who knew described him as quiet, someone who was guarded, seemingly sad at times, but nice once you broke through the wall that he put up around himself.

But they never would have thought that he’d be described as a killer — until Monday, when two students told CNN they saw Lane walk up to a table in the cafeteria of Ohio‘s Chardon High School and begin firing. The suspect was arrested a short time later, after being chased from the school by a teacher. Police have not identified the alleged gunman except to say he is a juvenile.

One person died in the shooting, while four others were wounded, authorities said.


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Big Brother, We Have Arrived

Ever since I can remember, every other sci-fi film has been about some sort of dystopic future with dead cybernetic eyes watching your every move; metallic, cold gazes around every corner and in every wall; cameras in crevices, crooks, crannies and craniums. For most of the time we sat and watched those films, it was a scary thought, but not a threatening reality … until now. There is talk to use unmanned aerial drones in a domestic capacity. Big Brother has never been closer.

“Today anybody— the paparazzi, anybody — can hire a helicopter or a (small plane) to circle around something that they’re interested in and shoot away with high-powered cameras all they want,” said Dan Elwell,  the Aerospace Industries Association‘s vice president for civil aviation. “I don’t understand all the comments about the Big Brother thing.

“As technology advances, so does the government’s surveillance powers. If we want to protect our privacy rights, the exercise of this power has to be subject to limits,” writes ACLU deputy legal director Jameel Jaffer in The New York Times “Room for Debate” discussion about the use of drones domestically, and whether they pose a threat to privacy.

Global demand for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones, is heating up as armed forces invest in new systems to boost their ability to carry out reconnaissance and strikes without putting soldiers’ lives in danger.

Propelled by a rise in Asian defence budgets, annual global spending on UAVs is forecast to almost double from the current $5.9 billion to $11.3 billion over the next decade, according to US-based defence research firm Teal Group.

Some Big Brother Style Films:

Logan’s Run (1976)

1984 (1984)

Gattaca (1997)

Minority Report (2002)

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Past Blast: bin Laden in Tara Reid’s Knees

This is one of those crazy stories that ran at the now-defunct (Putting the CULT in Pop Culture!)  TheFryCook one day ran across an image of Tara Reid‘s knees (don’t ask why or how) and he noticed that bin Laden‘s face appeared in not one but BOTH of her knees!  Take a close look at the image!  It’s eerie!!  No photoshop!  Those are her actual knees!

In case you’re wondering who Tara Reid is (which wouldn’t be surprising because she hasn’t really done anything of note since popping her tit out in front of 140 cameraman about seven years ago) here’s a recent photo:

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The Phantom Menace Rewritten!

I made the colossal mistake of taking my nephew to see The Phantom Menace 3D last weekend.  He was bored and I was disappointed once again, though I went it with an open mind hoping to see something in it that I hadn’t in the past.  However, as let down as I was, I never thought about how I would actually rewrite it to be a better film.  Thankfully, someone DID think of a great way to retell the story that would be compelling, engaging, believable and a fitting lead in to the next two films.  Watch this video and tell me this wouldn’t have been a MUCH better movie to watch.


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Eighties Star Wars Action Figure Commercial

If there’s one thing I remember from growing up in the Eighties, it’s the proliferation of commercials for Star Wars action figures and accessories that played every 3.5 minutes on every channel on Saturday morning. Ironically enough, I never owned a Star Wars action figure – not because I didn’t desperately want them, but because I never received them for Christmas or birthdays. So deprived.

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Five Women I Love

Here, in no particular order, are five women that I just can’t get enough of.  It’s just a coincidence that they’re all actresses – maybe it was something subconscious on my part in terms of the selection process.  I’m not sure.  I just listed the first five incredibly beautiful women that I could think of.  No more.  No less.  Here they are: Five Women I Love.

Do me a favor; put your list of 5 Women You Love in the comments.  Do it now!

Penelope Cruz


Aishwarya Rai


Milla Jovovich


Audrey Tautou


Sofia Vergara

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Whitney Houston Coffin Photo

The National Enquirer has sunk to an all-time low by publishing a photo of Whitney Houston lying in state in her coffin during the funeral service this past weekend.  You won’t find the photo here, but if you really need to see it, go HERE.  I remember seeing the image of Elvis lying in his coffin 35 years ago and thinking it was disturbing back then – and I was just a little kid.  I can’t imagine how horrifying the publication and distribution of this image in every grocery store in America must be for her family and friends.  Bad taste, NE.  Bad, bad taste.

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More Lindsay Lohan Seventies Hooker Photos

Oh Lindsay Lohan, why are you doing this?  You used to be so adorable and now you just look like you need a 7 hour bleach bath.  Leave it to fashion photographer Terry Richardson to turn something that could be potentially sexy into something disturbing and sad.  Good one!

Am I wrong?  Is there anybody out there that thinks looking like a 40 year old heroin addict is hot?  Anybody?  I don’t get it.

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Pop Zombie Jumpsuits!

One look at these Seventies-inspired jumpsuits and you’re probably not only vomiting, but also thinking that only Ziggy Stardust era David Bowie could squeeze into one without the help of a shoe horn (that’s what she … never mind) and you would probably be right!  But now, through the magic of internet and web tubes and image photo zappery, all your fantastical fantasies of seeing the Pop Zombie Boys in form-fitting, nut-hugging, ball-caressing, butt cheek harnessing, thigh squeezing Richard Simmons jumpsuits have come true!  (remind me not to use nut, ball and come in the same sentence again, please and thank you – BLORF!!)

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Up & Coming: Brit Marling

I’m just saying. This is a woman that you should keep an eye on. Poised to explode.  Another Earth.  The Sound of My Voice.  Community.  Hello!  Her hipster street cred is through the ROOF!

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