Saturday, October 28, 2006

The Targets - October 28, 2006

The coolest horror movie killings ever - "But I know that when I say that this is a list of the coolest horror movie killings ever, I’m inviting argument. I don’t care. Argue away. Gore is subjective and personal, anyway. One person’s really poignant brain-eating cannibal moment is another person’s meaningfully vicious disembowelment or ax in the face, you know?" -- Not a bad list, bu where was Johnny Depp's death from A Nightmare on Elm Street?

Scariest Movies of All Time - "So you want to see something really scary? Check the locks, turn out the lights, fire up the DVD player and get ready for the bad dreams ahead."

Oh, the Horror! - "Everybody's gotta start somewhere... Check out a few pre-fame victims of Jason, Freddy, Michael Myers, Leatherface, the Leprechaun, and killer tomatoes."

Which horror movie character are you? -- Take the quiz to find out.

Vampires a Mathematical Impossibility, Scientist Says - "Efthimiou's debunking logic: On Jan 1, 1600, the human population was 536,870,911. If the first vampire came into existence that day and bit one person a month, there would have been two vampires by Feb. 1, 1600. A month later there would have been four, and so on. In just two-and-a-half years the original human population would all have become vampires with nobody left to feed on. If mortality rates were taken into consideration, the population would disappear much faster. Even an unrealistically high reproduction rate couldn't counteract this effect."

Very Short Stories - "We'll be brief: Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words ("For sale: baby shoes, never worn.") and is said to have called it his best work. So we asked sci-fi, fantasy, and horror writers from the realms of books, TV, movies, and games to take a shot themselves." -- I really liked Margaret Atwood's, Vernon Vinge's, Bruce Sterling's, Richard Powers', Harry Harrison's, William Gibson's, and Steven Meretzky's (the last one).

Meat Loaf unleashes "Bat" for third flight - "Virgin Records releases "Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose" on October 31, adding a new chapter to the biggest and best-known album serial in rock 'n' roll history. Its two predecessors -- 1977's "Bat Out of Hell" and 1993's "Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell" -- have sold nearly 50 million copies combined, and Meat Loaf is well aware that the anticipation for the threequel is as much, if not more, about the "Bat" than it is about him."

Purple Haze: Battle Over Hendrix Songs - "An unidentified bidder spent $15 million to purchase guitar legend Jimi Hendrix's entire song catalog, but members of the rock star's family said Friday that the music, including classics like "Purple Haze" and "Voodoo Chile," still belongs to them."

Borat's Top 10 Tips for Sexytime - "I like you? I like sex! Here I make my tops 10 checkings list for Americans mens on sexytime."

Nicole Richie seeks medical help for thinness - "Socialite Nicole Richie, whose rail-thin appearance in recent photos has stoked tabloid speculation of an eating disorder, has checked into a treatment facility to address her inability to gain weight, her publicist said on Thursday."

Reality TV's Delusions and Dreams - "One of the most pleasant aspects of reality TV is witnessing delusional people in action — and "Top Model" certainly takes the prize in this regard."

28th Annual Mooning of Amtrak - "All Day Saturday, July 14, 2007, Laguna Niguel, (Orange County) California, U.S.A. ... THIS WEB SITE does not contain offensive or sexually suggestive material, and is not classified as "Adult". It is acknowledged however, that the "Mooning" of a public conveyance may be considered objectionable to some. The photos presented here are not "revealing" and are quite safe for all age groups to view."

NEW BEATLES ALBUM TO BE RELEASED - "The Beatles are releasing a new album next month (NOV06), which promises to be a "new experience" of the Fab Four's music."

Cult Film Evil Dead Comes Back to Life as Off-Broadway Musical - ""Blood will fly, limbs will be lost, demons will tell bad jokes. All of this, and singing and dancing!" boasts Evil Dead: The Musical, a new musical comedy based on the Sam Raimi cult film classics."

The Top 40 music moments in film history - "The only real criteria we set was this: The song couldn’t have been written specifically for the film or have made its debut on the film’s soundtrack. This was pretty rough on us at first, because it meant we had to say so long to Simple Minds’ “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” (“The Breakfast Club”), bid bye-bye to O.M.D.’s “If You Leave” (“Pretty in Pink”), and offer a fond farewell to Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work” (“She’s Having a Baby”). Fortunately, we had a lot of great songs – and movie moments – waiting in the wings. But be advised: our descriptions contain spoilers galore."

The Biggest Movie Mistakes -- Here are the top 15.

The NPR 100 - "The most important American musical works of the 20th century."

Top 10 All Time Pop Singalong Songs - "Whether its in the car listening to the radio, at a sports event, in a bar, or in the shower, one of the great things about pop music is it invites you to sing along. Some songs clearly are better than others for singing along, and it takes some time for a pop song to establish itself as a clear favorite. Read on for your guide's picks of the best of the best in singalong favorites." -- With the exception of a couple, the list pretty good.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Battle of The Album Covers

Pretty creative. Good album art choices, too.