:: Let’s not forget that while E3 and the WWDC are going on two big things are changing our world; Turkey is still being rocked by protests, and Dan Harmon is back on Community.
The more I read about the situation in Turkey, the more I realize I don’t really know much about our world. It’s a little overwhelming, humbling, and kicks my butt anytime I think something in my life is worth complaining about. Lately there’s been a lot of chatter about people’s dislike for Harper, or the NDP, and tax hikes…but it’s not like we have thousands of people protesting in the streets against police using extreme force.
People round here also just spent so much time complaining about 3 or 4 days of rain, a few washed out roads, and some minor flooding. Then I open up the National Post and see that Europe is being trashed by rain/floods. Puts things into perspective when we can’t go for bike rides because of rain…and they have 15 people that have died because cities are under water…
And then there’s the newest episode of Game Of Thrones. So basically, my emotions are all over the place right now.
1. GEEK RUMORS
Nolan Batman Returns [ign.com] So it looks like Christopher Nolan has been picked up by DC to oversee their movies, using his friend Zack Snyder to Directo choice pieces. Allegedly. Meaning that Christian Bale could be picking up the cape ‘n cowl for a fourth time. Possibly. While I think they should follow where DKR left off (with JGL) it’s a sound move by the company in an attempt that might put them on par with Marvel’s brickhouse lineup.
iPhone5S + iPadMini2 [AppleInsider.com] At this point it should be no surprise when a major company starts shipping out new product every year. CallOfDuty, AssassinsCreed, Apple Computers, even the James Bond franchise…all brands that know their audience will cough up the cash if they deliver the goods (no matter how unchanged or un-improved those goods are). If I hear any iPhone5 users complaining, I’ll break their phones for them so they have an excuse to upgrade!
2. CARRIE FISHER SAYS “YES” [i09.com]
Princess Leia will be returning to the bigscreen in Disney’s StarWars:Episode7!!!
3. KOREAN WAR [CBC.ca]
If you’ve been following the news over the last few weeks, at all, you should know that North Korea has been hard at work trying to piss everyone off…
First they started sending off propaganda videos that depicted American cities being destroyed by N.Korean armies. Then they went ahead with nuclear weapons tests after the UN told them to stop. Now they’re threatening South Korea by vowing to restart the war that went into ceasefire back in 1953!
At this point it’s clear that SOMETHING is going to go down, it won’t be good, and it will have lasting effects. I have mixed emotions on the situation…and think that someone with a more political background and stronger viewpoint should weigh in here.
PS: If you’re into documentaries, check out the 4 part series by VICE that was shot when they smuggled themselves into North Korea!
ASTEROID DA14 + CHELYABINSK METEORITE…
NASA has been posting information all day about “the closest known flyby of a rock this size” which is meant to pass by Earth TODAY (Friday).
To freak you out; it’s 45meters wide, and will pass within 27,000km…that’s closer than some weather satellites.
Let’s freak you out more…
A 10ton meteor just struck the Russian city of Chelyabinsk this morning, injuring roughly 1000 people!
A photo album of the destruction caused can be seen [here]
More videos can be found [here]
1. RIP CANADIAN PENNY [TheProvince.com]
Today marks the first official day of the penny’s demise. What are you going to do with your leftovers?
2. KING RICHARD III FOUND! [LAtimes]
Yup, you know that King that you read about? Turns out his bones were found underneath a parking lot. More accurately the site where an ancient church once stood, is now buried under our feet…creepy…
3. KAYAPO UNDER SIEGE [Official]
This has been floating around a lot, and I don’t know ALL the details, but I know rather than say nothing I’ll keep the conversation going and hopefully truth is found and help is given…
4. HALO ON STEAM? [IGN.com]
Apparently Valve has registered for three Halo titles to become a part of the Steam community. While last week it was reported that this meant the games were finally coming to PC, now it’s going back to just a strong rumor (would be a sweet one!)
1. KONY CAMPAIGN CAUSES RIOT [AcholiTimes]
Invisible Children screened their viral video in the Ugandan town of Gulu…needless to say the locals weren’t fond of having their lives summed in that fashion. Many injured, one killed.
2. NO ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT FOR CANADA [NationalPost]
The 4th Season will not be available on Netflix to anyone outside of the US :( we’ll have to wait for the DVD…
3. COMMUNITY PORTALS [Video]
Someone was able to get a tutorial up on how to use Valve’s new Community Test Chambers initiative online!
4. TOP 50 AVENGERS [IGN]
In anticipation for this weekends release, the kings of nerd have released their favorite members of the worlds finest (and most of you probably thought there were only 6 of them hahaha)
KiD CuDi and Michael Bay *shudder* are teaming up to destroyanother80’s childhood masterpiece :(
Yesterday “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening finally revealed the location of his beloved town of Springfield…
1. CASTRO ‘n POPE [NationalPost]
Just two world powers chillin, chattin, talking about how they rule.
2. THE SOUNDS OF HUNGER GAMES [Video]
I told you I was obsessed with the feel of the movie!
3. ANCHORMAN 2 [LaughingSquid]
Burgundy showed up on Conan lastnight to make the fun announcement.
4. MY NEXT VACATION [/GamesBeat]
The UK has combined an abandoned mall, zombies, and LARPing. I’m going, seriously, as soon as I get a chance I’m signing up…who wants to come with?