April 16th, 2008

Movies

ting!

"DreamWorks has acquired rights to the Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell with plans to adapt the futuristic police thriller as a 3-D live-action feature."

Again, blah with the 3-D, but man. First Alita and now this. It's like they're just going through my favorites list. Fingers crossed it doesn't suck.

News

(no subject)

"The consumer spending slump and tightening credit markets are unleashing a widening wave of bankruptcies in American retailing, prompting thousands of store closings that are expected to remake suburban malls and downtown shopping districts across the country."

Top read: Biden's speech on Iraq.

Heh. A grim and gritty look inside the fierce memos and micromanagement of al Qaeda.

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But what did the Neanderthals sound like?

Science!

must... curb... fatal... curiousity...

AV Club taste test: "Served in some prisons as punishment for inmates' bad behavior (namely, throwing, spitting, or wasting their regular, non-loafed foodstuffs), Nutriloaf is essentially a day's worth of meals ground into a wet, bland brick. There have been a handful of lawsuits protesting the use of 'meal loaf' in correctional facilities; however, most courts have found that, as long as the loaf in question meets certain daily nutritional requirements, it does not constitute cruel and unusual punishment."