If by chance you’re in the neighborhood of Meridian, Idaho you’re probably very familiar with the Cadger Family’s Christmas Light display.
With over 35,000 LED lights and 64 Light O Rama channels (Light O Rama being the leading manufacturer and retailer of systems used to create animated shows involving lights, music and motion, of course), the family decided to spice things up this year with a dubstep re-mix of the Nutcracker. Continue reading “Idaho Family Celebrates Christmas With Dubstep (and 35,000 Lights)” »
Anime cult favorite Rurouni Kenshin is finally on its way to movie theaters (at least in Japan) with a live-action adaptation. While it’s being licensed by a Japanese film production company, call it a slim if somewhat delusional hope for worldwide release due to Warner Bros. backing it.
One has to at least be mildly surprised by the dark and somber tone of this. At least compared to the anime, which was, at times, appeared with plenty of fluff. Continue reading “Samurai Anime ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ Gets Backing by Warner Bros., Set For Release Next Summer” »
At first glance, the commercial seems plain enough; equal parts annoying and over-expensive , the consumate staples of any commercial advertising a cell-phone and/or network plan. But listen closely and the latest Holiday commercial from T-Mobile has quite a “unique message” that goes way beyond making sure you don’t drop any calls this holiday. Is T-Mobile suggesting that we’re now living in a world “For The Gays?”
“Stream movies and shows, It’s Santa to go! Walking in a FORGY wonderland”
Google FORGY and you’ll find the acronym: “For the Gays.” Is T-Mobile trying to tell us something? Continue reading “Is T-Mobile Trying to Send a Message With Commercial ‘For The Gays?’” »
Freddie Gibbs makes a lot of things look easy — could breaking the law be one of them? After finding two bags of weed in the rapper’s bags, TSA officials apparently let him off with a warning, via handwritten note that simply read “C’mon Son.”
Rumors abound as to whether the ‘note’ was an authentic warning, or just part of a quickly thought-up hoax by Gibbs, designed to get him some attention.
If anything’s for certain, it’s that the ‘Cmon Son’ note bears an uncanny resemblance to the note left behind by another TSA agent, who wrote “Get Your Freak On Girl” upon finding a passenger’s vibrator during a routine bag search. Said TSA-er was promptly fired; could it be said these guys have learned nothing since that debacle? Will this agent end up enduring a similar fate? Or did the vibrator incident inspire Gibbs to pull off his own stunt? Continue reading “Freddie Gibbs Avoids Massive #Fail, Gets Busted for Pot (Sort Of)” »
There are approximately 50 million millennials living in the United States and the infographic below lays out some of the most prominent traits of a millennial in all of its colorful, char-happy demographics. But for the impatient (and who isn’t amongst millennials with their all-time short attention spans) here’s the gist of it all, broken down with the most interesting stuff at the top of the pack: Continue reading “Why ‘Millennials’ May Have it Better Than Any Generation” »
We’ve been down this road before, first with Billionaire Alki David farting on the red carpet and all but high-fiving the girls flanking him. But Oscar Winning Acress and fan of spicy foods, Whoopi Goldberg may have just one upped David.
She let out a fart that was not only more pronounced than David’s, it was on live TV in front of viewers that may be more sensitive to farts than most crowds (now if she was on Hollywood Squares…)
It happened Friday Morning on The View (technically it began with whatever she ate on Thursday night) when Whoopi let one go while interviewing Claire Danes. The video speaks for itself, but pay close attention to Danes reaction to the fart, jumping up like the fire alarm went off (maybe it did?) Continue reading “Whoopi Goldberg Shows You How To Fart On Live TV” »
As legendary thespian/Shakespeare director Kenneth Branagh let everyone know — almost right after the first Thor film was finished shooting — he was done with the superhero business. Branagh never really elaborated on why he’d not be returning for the sequel, but rumors abounded that Marvel execs weren’t the easiest people in the industry to deal with. Portman had enough clout to choose the replacement herself in one Patty Jenkins, who’s directed some pretty well-known stuff like Monster as well as episodes of Arrested Development and Entourage.
But according to JoBlo, for whatever reason the Marvel guys didn’t see eye to eye with Ms. Portman’s choice, and fired Jenkins. Ms. Portman had chosen Jenkins herself (strike one) and didn’t find out about her firing until reading it on The Internet (yeah). Continue reading “Why is Natalie Portman Pissed at Marvel?” »
Google announced that they were celebrating the holidays by making a $40 million donation towards improving girls’ education, empowering technological innovation, and fighting human trafficking and modern-day slavery.
It’s no secret that the United States is falling behind in education and innovative new technology, but the donation by Google shines a light on the pandemic issue of global slavery.
Despite the passing of the 13th amendment, which prohibited involuntary solitude and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Equal Human Rights, the world has more slaves now than in any time in human history — 27 million. Google’s donation will help free over 12,000 people from modern-day slavery and prevent millions more from being victimized, all through support through organizations like:
- A site that measures “how many slaves work for you” Continue reading “Google Donates $40 Million Towards Tech Industry and Ending Slavery” »
As a reminder that Barbara Walters is still alive, and rivals Bob Costas as the only human not to have aged over the past 20 years, the list of The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011 was recently released.
While fascinating is a broad term, we found some of the inclusions on the list rather odd. Nothing against any of the people, we just happen to see things a little differently here at The Jace Hall Show and put together our own, dare we say more accurate, list of the 10 Most Fascinating People Of 2011. Continue reading “10 People More Fascinating Than Steve Jobs in 2011” »
I never was a big fan of fraternities when I was in school. Perhaps it was the fact that you had to pay to belong to them, or acceptance was determined on whether you could withstand a man peeing on you, all while you had to drink a gallon of milk in 5 minutes.
The recent story from the University of Vermont’s chapter of Simga Phi, a fraternity with over 293,000 lifetime members, is quite chilling. The chapter has been suspended for passing around a survey amongst their house asking their members “If they could rape someone, who would it be?”
“Sigma Phi Epsilon and its leadership programs are built on the concept of respect for both self and others. Any behavior that demeans women is not tolerated,” said a national representative for Sigma Phi.
(Meanwhile the Office ho’s and CEO’s party is still on for this weekend at the Delta Chapter…) Continue reading “Frat Accused of Asking Members “Who They’d Like to Rape”” »
A project entitled Alter Egoby photographer Robbie Cooper sets out to compare real world gamers with their online counterparts, giving us a glimpse into how gamers represent their own personalities through their online characters.
Cooper spent three years taking photos of gamers in Korea, France, China, and Germany, while at the same time documenting their online avatars in various games including City of Heroes, Second Life, and World of Warcraft.
The result was a fascinating look at how we perceive ourselves in the online world, and at the same time get lost in the fantasy of a world not restricted by the physicality of our bodies in real life. As the project’s description describes it, it’s a “phenomenon that is shaping the future of human interaction”.
Cooper has been no stranger to photographing gaming related subjects Continue reading “Avatars and Their Creators: This Is What Gamers Really Look Like” »
But if the holidays are good for anything it’s their ability for all of us to give back for a good cause. Joe Martino, the creator of SHADOWFLAME comic series recently donated 500 copies of his book to the charity Comics For Heroes.
It’s not only a great gesture by Martino, it raises awareness for a charity not a lot of people (geeks included) may be aware of. Continue reading “Giving Comics For a Good Cause: ShadowFlame Creator Donates 500 “Comics For Heroes”” »
We know developer Rovio is trying to capitalize as much as possible on its little iOS franchise known as Angry Birds. First the developer made plans to open a retail shop dedicated to pushing Angry Birds merchandise, and an animation studio for Angry Birds cartoons. This was shortly after announcing the half a billion downloads milestone.
Now, the company plans on infiltrating local parks and outfitting them with Angry Birds inspired playground equipment. Reuters reports: Continue reading “‘Angry Birds’ Take Over Your Local Parks and Playgrounds” »
We’ve seen some record shattering game sales and some even better advancements in the way we play video games.
But who can forget the events that were splattered in between it all. From Occupy Wall Street to protestors taking out Gaddhafi, the year was certainly momentous. What better way to capture it than through one of the most timeless toys in the history of man-kind?
Check out a sample of the full flickr album for some of the best moments of 2011 in lego form.
MURDOCH GETS PIED Continue reading “Flickr Presents: The Best of 2011…In Legos” »
Nintendo fans around the world can take a breather. Maybe?
If you happened to read the latest edition of Wired, you might have read an interview with Shigeru Miyamoto, longtime Nintendo CEO and creator of epic franchises like Mario,and The Legend of Zelda, in which he supposedly revealed plans to retire.
The designer, who celebrated his 59th birthday this past month, supposedly wants to devote his time to working on Continue reading “Is Longtime Nintendo CEO Shigeru Miyamoto Retiring, Or Not?” »
After nearly 50 years, Doctor Who is finally ready to make the official transition to the gaming world (no, we’re just going to ignore that one].
The details, unfortunately, are a bit scant: while the BBC says Continue reading “‘Doctor Who’ Drops Into the Gaming World” »
Do you hate freemium games as much as The Daily Show?
Correspondent Aasiv Mandvi did a segment on yesterday’s show that takes quite a funny look at freemium games while profiling developers of Tap Fish 2 and a few kids who maxed out daddy’s credit card while playing the game.
Mandvi speaks to a parent and his three kids who racked up over $1500 in credit card bills playing the “Tap Fish.” Continue reading “Who’s To Blame For Kids Maxing Out Their Parents’ Credit Cards?” »
The New York Daily News has reported that Jerry Robinson, creator of The Joker (and to a somewhat lesser extent Robin), passed away yesterday afternoon in his sleep. He was 89.
Robinson met Batman creator Bob Kane in the late 1930′s and soon began working as an inker and letterer on the comic strip. In little time he was helping design and develop characters, and in Batman #1 (1940), the Joker was born. (Though Kane continues to dispute who had more to do with the character’s creation, Robinson is widely hailed as the man most behind it). Continue reading “R.I.P. Jerry Robinson, Creator of The Joker (1922-2011)” »
For those of you thinking Dartz was referring to the anime character, I regret to inform you that in the case of this article, it refers to the Estonian based armored vehicle maker Dartz, “the world’s most luxurious and expensive armored SUV company.”
While you’d have to think armored, luxury vehicles are a specific enough niche as it is, Dartz is launching an electric version of its Mojo Two-Seater that targets the safety conscious, yet green individual.
Jo-Mojo will have an 80 horse-power electric motor with 90 lb-ft (122 Nm) of torque, Continue reading “Car Of The Future? Dartz BULLETPROOF Roadster Goes Electric” »