Thursday, May 25, 2006

Goodbye Nuclear Flowerpot

Nine seconds end Trojan era: "Under dappled skies and amid taut anticipation, the Trojan Nuclear Plant's 499-foot cooling tower flashed with explosives early Sunday morning, let off a deep farewell kaboom and collapsed.

A huge cloud of pulverized concrete settled within minutes, leveling one of the Northwest's most visible manmade landmarks and leaving only memories of Oregon's brief and troubled experience with nuclear power generation.

The implosion occurred on schedule and as planned, blasting off at 7 a.m. and ending about nine seconds later."

Snakes on a Plane @%$&*!! - Movies - Snakes on a Plane: 'Everyone I mention it to loves the title,' the film's Rachel Blanchard ('Without a Paddle') grins while discussing the most memorable film moniker since 'Electric Boogaloo.' The film has generated some of the biggest Internet-bred movie speculation since 'The Blair Witch Project,' and even mainstream audiences seem obsessed with the question of how many times Samuel L. Jackson will label his co-stars, the snakes and the plane itself as entities that would have sex with their own mothers. To even describe the plot seems nonsensical, so we'll let Blanchard deliver the good news: 'It's got these enormous, 17-foot pythons and black mambas. It's got a lot of humor, and it doesn't take itself seriously,' she laughs. We're in.


GIANT SQUID WATCH - Movies - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest: the oh-so-cool trailer taps into the original film's unique mix of thrills, humor and fantasy while also providing a quick glimpse of a spectacularly slimy new threat. Remembers Knightley: 'I was being dragged across the deck by an invisible giant squid; invisible because it was being put in by CGI afterwards. I just spent the entire time pretending that there were tentacles everywhere, and the director was running around going 'I'm a tentacle! I'm a tentacle!'

RIP MIX BURN: 10,000 Days

Tool: 10,000 Days


Tool's '10,000 Days' Recalls the Good Old Days of CD's - New York Times


this can't be good for tourism...

JAWS Unleashed
"Amity Island is growing, making corporate connections with prestigious companies like Environplus to improve the Island's economy. Unfortunately the increased population around the Island and recent industrial activity has also attracted one of Earth's most fearsome creatures -- YOU, a Great White Shark.

JAWS Unleashed delivers a free-roaming experience in an underwater environment teaming with life. As JAWS, players will connect with the primal instinct to continually feed or risk starvation. JAWS can perform a variety of underwater, surface and air attacks to terrorize the island community and destroy everything in its path. In addition, gamers can enjoy the thrill of the hunt to the instantly recognizable John Williams score from the original film."

Monday, May 01, 2006