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The Daily Word in kitty litter parasites, talking urinal cakes and zombie theme parks

Whoops. Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is kind of sorry about shooting down one of Turkey’s jets.

Mitt Romney and his increasingly sketchy finances.

Scientists say the effects of global warming will look a lot like this devastatingly hot and rain-soaked June.

Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich likens climate changes to an electromagnetic pulse attack.

1.4 million people are still without power as record heat bakes the East Coast.

Rest in peace, Andy Griffith! He died this morning at the age of 86.

A three-year-old is hospitalized after eating his grandmother’s pot cookies.

An Italian man kicks a baby in the face at Walt Disney World after arguing with his wife.

Mark Siwak wants to construct a live-action zombie theme park in Detroit.

A new California bill could allow a child to have more than two parents.

Highlights from BronyCon, a convention drawing more than 4,000 adult fans of “My Little Pony.”

Studies show a parasite found in kitty litter could increase the risk of suicide.

Would these talking urinal cakes make you think twice about drinking and driving?

A couple of easter eggs that Pixar hid in its new movie Brave.

V.21 No.25 | 6/21/2012
Red hair and archery? She’s Black Widow and Hawkeye all rolled into one.

Film Review

Brave

Disney and Pixar crown a medieval princess for the 21st century

By Devin D. O’Leary

In its surprisingly short existence (Toy Story came out in 1995), Pixar Animation Studios has rewritten the book on animation in general and computer animation in particular. When the plucky little company entered the big time less than 20 years ago, digital animation was a soulless enterprise suitable for trendy soft drink commercials and little else. Pixar not only contributed to a great leap forward in technology, it revitalized the animation industry by refocussing on the art and craft of storytelling.

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The Daily Word with the Los Alamos Wildfire, a Bearded Mickey Mouse, and Upcoming Alien Encounters

The Los Alamos wildfire has grown to more than 93 square miles. Oh yeah, and it’s right at the edge of that famous little laboratory.

Again, don’t buy or use any fireworks.

Thousands of workers go on a 48-hour strike in Greece. Violent protests erupt on the streets of Athens.

A top Russian astronomer claims we’ll be meeting aliens within twenty years.

A man who hits a pedestrian keeps on driving, even though the body flew through the windshield and landed on the passenger’s seat.

Hacker group Anonymous declares war against the entire city of Orlando, Fla.

A bearded Mickey Mouse is causing quite a stir in Egypt.

Watch the brand spankin’ new teaser trailer for Pixar’s movie Brave. Oh yes.

Little-known facts and common misunderstandings about absinthe.

Los Angeles Lakers forward and general asshole Ron Artest files a petition to change his name to Metta World Peace.

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