“I just got finished watching ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ or whatever that movie is. I’m like, ‘I’m dreaming, I’m dreaming. Is there a terrorist in the building? Do y’all need my help?’”
In the first Superman movie, Superman flies around Earth so fast that it begins turning in the opposite direction. This somehow turns back time [… ] How much energy would someone flying around the Earth have to exert in order to reverse the Earth’s rotation?
Someone recently blew my mind by telling me I’d been misinterpreting that scene all my life. I like their take on it way better:
Superman wasn’t exerting a force on the Earth. He was just flying fast enough to go back in time. (Faster than light, I guess? Comic book physics.) The Earth changed direction because we were watching time run backward as he traveled. It didn’t actually have anything to do with the direction he was flying.
Now that I see it, it makes a lot more sense. I mean, as much sense as a red-cape-and-outside-underwear time traveler can make.
And this is what kills them, because conservatives always look at young voters like the hot girl they could never date.”
About 10 minutes into Adidas’ pitch about an innovative new uniform with sleeves, Warriors’ co-owner Peter Guber had seen enough.
“I went ‘Wow!’ ” Guber said of the August 2011 meeting. “It was a very profound change. And I think Adidas presenting it to us and giving us the option to be the first one to do this demonstrates our willingness to be inventive.”
the world’s greatest superhero.
an episode that spins wildly out of control. pretty entertaining
Thus, the CGTN’s excommunication of the term ‘hashtag’ may not be so sinister after all: rather than inventing some entirely new term, France’s language authorities have simply chosen to elevate the common-or-garden hashtag to the same status as its refined, cultured doppelgänger, the sharp sign. From now on, I will picture French hashtags as the melodic counterparts of their English versions: ‘♯octothorpe’ is just that bit prettier than ‘#octothorpe’, is it not?
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1:05 I’ll be honest … this trailer has been a little light on Paul Walker, a.k.a. Keanu 2.0. Are they phasing him out? I’m worried. We need Keanu 2.0. Rock is stealing his lines. This is bullshit. Paul Walker is getting Pau Gasoled.
There are days when you wake up and think that there is no wonder left in this world, no mountains left to conquer, no oceans left to explore, no frontiers left to discover. That, of course, is exactly the day you find yourself in an apartment in Logan Square surrounded by 2,700 VHS copies of “Jerry Maguire,” stacked from floor to ceiling, stacked so high and in so many teetering rows that you are reminded of layers of the Earth’s crust, only instead we’re talking layers of Jerrys.
Proceeding in any other way than by investing in this potential Alamo of engineering, architecture and finance would be irresponsible, they’ve concluded. I have found this to be a not-uncommon phenomenon among cultural boards, a form of architectural Stockholm syndrome.
A review of Norman Foster’s design of the NYPL
Sources close to the production tell TMZ, Louie [Anderson] — who’s a contestant on the show — was practicing his dives on Wednesday when he became a little too bushed to pull himself up the ladder … falling back into the water again and again.
We’re told Louie eventually had to be rescued by [Ndamukong] Suh and divemaster Greg Louganis — who physically lifted the foundering funnyman to the poolside. Louie then sat coughing up water for several seconds.