The LA Times had a short article about the island adventure Tribewanted over the weekend. The project is seeking 5,000 people from around the world who want to live on an island in Fiji with 100 other people for a couple of weeks and build a community.
Will it be a fantastic adventure (Swiss Family Robinson, Survivor), a total effing disaster (Lord of the Flies, The Beach, Lost, Cast Away) or a kinky island romp (Blue Lagoon, Gilligan's Island)?
Dang, I always find out about these cool Los Angeles events after the fact. Apparently, there was an "estate sale" for Arrested Development where you could buy props used on the show last week. I'll always wonder how much Gob's puppet Franklin fetched at auction (or if it was even up for bidding).
From Boing Boing: John Kricfalusi and Katie Rice are going to exhibit and sell their work at Every Picture Tells A Story in Santa Monica this Sunday. After the show, watch a bunched of BANNED John K cartoons at the theater across the street. Link
I always suspected Superman was abusing his powers and now some concerned citizen has collected evidence to prove it. It's amazing how many times Superman extorts money, kills Batman, dicks around his friends and denies people water. Jerk.
Two of the finest voice actors ever playing off each other in a terrific Conan O'Brien interview. A must see.
Luke Skywalker comes off as an even bigger wuss in this fairly long cut scene from Star Wars. Still, it's interesting to see a little bit of Luke's everyday life before he heads out of Tatooine.
According to articles posted at Zap2it.com, the live-action movie version of The Transformers is actually beginning to take flight! Read on my fellow 80s nostalgic bretheren:
LOS ANGELES -- Three more actors will be joining DreamWorks' big-screen live-action adaptation of the futuristic robot adventure "The Transformers."
Tyrese Gibson is still in negotiations to co-star alongside confirmed actors Rachael Taylor and Amaury Nolasco in the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
I just watched Serenity last night to wrap up my Firefly journey and I happened to stumble upon this MSN list of the top 10 cancelled TV shows (here's E! Online's list.). It got me thinking... a lot of my favorite shows seem to get cancelled right quick. In fact, I have enough favorite dead shows to make my own top 10 list. How sad.
10) Playmakers - Way too melodramatic and I'm not really a football fan, but entertaining nonetheless.
9) Action - Jay Mohr always comes off as a colossal prick so watching him play a super-sleaze producer (thx Manko Jinko) exposing the seamy underbelly of Hollywood seemed perfectly natural.
8) The State - The 90s MTV sketch comedy show had an unbelievably funny cast. The excellent Reno 911 is loaded with State alum.
7) Twin Peaks - Weird, sad, funny and just freaking creepy. Good stuff.
6) Firefly - Genuinely funny and fun Sci-Fi with a great cast and a unique take on the future.
John K, creator and genious behind Ren and Stimpy, is running free, thats right, FREE drawing lessons! His blog, an infinite source of cartooning wisdom and wackiness, is now home to John K's very own drawing class. Read his instructions, pick up a pencil, and DRAW. It's an awesome opportunity to sharpen your skills and knowledge of one of the most engaging art forms known to man.
If I were ever to pursue science I would most certainly want to hook up with the jokers at the National Institutes of Health Animal Center in Maryland. Apparently getting monkeys s-faced on moonshine is not only good for giggles, it's also beneficial to humankind for some reason or another.
Chaps finally got around to making a New York City iso-scene poster. Represent, East-side!
Pop on over to the A.V. Club to read an interview with Matt Groening and Simpsons Quotes For Everyday Use.
This is a week late, but if you don't read The Onion you don't know any better anyway.
Search for game developers around the world on a worldwide map. Very handy if you are interested in getting into the gaming industry.
My oh my, there were some dandy links posted on boingboing.net over the weekend (and Friday). Hell of a way to kick off the week.
Since there is a doll category being crafted at deviantART (that will hopefully, in turn, rid the pixel art gallery of non-pixel art compliant submissions -- trying to say it as nice as I can!) , running is a contest for a little 16x16 gallery icon for the section. Of course, there are some meaty subs (hungry?) as prizes.
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