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The greatest voice in the world in no more. You might not know, but if you watch even an occasional movie, you will definitely have heard Don LaFontaine‘s voice. He died September 1st. From now on, movies will sound less impressive.

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Check out this übercool scene from Ninja Strike Force from 1988. Don’t you want to be a white gay ninja now?

If you’ve got some time to spare, keep reading. If you got an insane amount of time to spare, why not re-create an entire Star Wars movie in letters?

Go check it out!

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Nobody has seen Wall-E yet, but we know what he/it looks like. Nice concept, very cool emotional expressions from a robot, the high quality stuff we’re used to getting from Pixar.

However, there’s a very striking resemblance between Wall-E and the robot from the 1986 movie ‘Short Circuit’, called ‘Johnny 5’. Even stranger, the box art is also suspiciously similar. There’s of course a hard to define line between inspiration and stealing, but it seems to me as though Pixar is balancing on the edge here.

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The picture of Wall-E was inverted to resemble the colors of Johnny 5 more.

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How does one come up with this?

The Swedish pirates are back with another movie, called Steal this Film II. If you haven’t seen the first part, check it out here before watching the movie below. There’s a lot say about this subject. Please watch the 45 minute movie below, and make up your own mind…

Some wise words from one of the Grand Masters of Cinema.

OK, it’s one thing to make a car that does less harm to the environment. That’s a good thing, or at least not as bad as an ‘old-fashioned’ petrol car. On the other hand, do car manufacturers really have a choice, with the upcoming worldwide oil shortage? Ford has this new system in some of their cars, called Ford Flexifuel (make sure you can hear the birds whistling), which uses either petrol, bio-ethanol or a mixture of the two. This sounds less bad for the environment. However, bio-ethanol may not be as friendly as it sounds, and is highly criticized for several reasons. It’s still in debate if bio-ethanol is a good thing or not.

Of course it’s easy to criticize a large car company on their first, cautious steps to do their thing for a better world. Let’s be clear about the fact that cleaner cars are of course better than dirty cars, and big companies thinking about this at all is a pretty great thing, to say the least. However, in the commercial below, it seems as though Ford is the company that will save the environment. In reality, it was Ford that invented mass production of cars! Driving a Ford, even a Flexifuel one does not help the environment, even though that would be very nice, if it were true. Unfortunately, we will have to drive less to make a real difference.

Today I went to see Earth in the cinema, and before that film started, the commercial below was shown. In the high quality of the cinema screen it was very touching at first and it seemed to be the beginning of the film. We were all surprised by a Ford logo, claiming to care for baby animals. It was clear that people in the theater were pretty appalled by this commercial in this context, and with good reason. Below the commercial is a picture of a Ford Expedition SUV, that drives 10 miles to a gallon, compared to the 12 miles a gallon usage of a Hummer. What do you think?


Ford Expedition SUV, 10 miles to a gallon.

Doesn’t every little boy and big man want to be like Bruce Lee?

Title says it all, a bunch of free documentaries you should see, and LOADS OF THEM! Be ready to learn and see your world in a different light after seeing some of these documentaries, like Century of the Self and The Road to Guantanamo. Highly recommended!

Link love from Rocklishus (thanx Jeff!).

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