Today’s a real red-letter day in Britain, as the country’s chain of MickeyD’s will begin offering books with their Happy Meals in place of the usual tiny plastic toys.
As part of England’s “Happy Readers” campaign, McDonald’s will give each Happy Meal-buying parent a book — non-fiction at that — to give to their kid(s). The publisher, DK Books, will be using the campaign to hawk their Amazing World line of mostly science-related literature. Continue reading “I Remember Those Things: Britain’s McDonalds to Offer Books With Their Happy Meals” »
Meet Erick Naumann, a new high school principal in Everett, Massachusetts. According to him, students may all be ‘doomed.’
Naumann allegedly set the tone for his first year as principal with an introductory video, portraying him as a ‘terminator’-like watcher of students. Suffice it to say, the video has him in a bit of trouble. Continue reading “Massachusetts Principal Introduces Himself with ‘Terminator’-Style Video, Could Now Be Fired” »
That’s how Bill Heyman of Eden Prairie, Minnesota describes his condition – both he and his wife, Jodi have cancer. Over the past six years, Bill and Jodi have had three kinds of cancer between the two of them.
Jodi was diagnosed with breast cancer six years ago and has now been diagnosed with Leukemia, the result of her chemotherapy treatment for her previous condition. Bill is battling Stage 4 Melanoma (a treatable but still very deadly form of cancer). Continue reading “Kids Step Up To Help Parents, Both of Which Have Cancer (Video)” »
As Ryu Hayabusa, Rikimaru or those kids from 3 Ninjas would likely attest to, becoming a professional at ninjutsu is insanely hard work. It takes years of training, sacrifice, physical agility, and loads of cash. If it’s anything like Batman Begins, you also have to climb Tibetan mountains and give a rare blue flower to a disgruntled ninja clan who will then roofie you and beat you into oblivion.
Since it’d be way more entertaining to just hire someone to do all that stuff, why not just pay someone to be a ninja for you, then?
For this year’s annual 2013 Anime Los Angeles Convention, an extensive anti-harassment policy/warning was included in the official event programs being handed out, with this key warning:
“Harassment of any kind, including physical, verbal or unwelcoming attention, will not be tolerated.”
While this isn’t the first time that the ALA has featured such anti-harassment policies, similar and extensive harassment notices are now becoming more widespread at such industry events, says the L.A. Weekly. But is this likely to really change anything?
Zack Snyder, the director of the highly anticipated upcoming Superman film Man of Steel, is in development on a new Star Wars film set outside the new planned trilogy.
Previously responsible for films like 300, Watchmen and Sucker Punch, Vulture reports (via IGN) Snyder is “developing a Star Wars project for LucasFilm that is set within the series’ galaxy, though parallel to the next trilogy.”
Independent comic series Axe Cop, was created via a game of pretend 3 years ago by then-5-year-old Malachai Nicolle, and drawn by his 29 year-old brother Ethan. Originally the brothers simply posted it to Facebook; later, Dark Horse Comics caught wind of the comic via enthusiastic word-of-mouth (and likes), offered to adapt the material, and the rest is history.
After months in production hell, Fox is officially adding the comic to their Sunday Animation Domination lineup, with the series due to premiere this July on their Network. Continue reading “Heads Will Roll! ‘Axe Cop’ Comic Book to Receive Cartoon Treatment This July” »
In Bushwick, one of Brooklyn’s trendiest, most hipster-fied neighborhoods, a waitress showed up for her last shift completely naked, save a threadbare fishnet top that might as well have never been there to begin with.
Blogger Max Read spread the word on Gawker, along with a picture tweeted by Vicky Oyomba showing the server, saying it felt like “a weird drunken dream.” Continue reading “Waitress Works Final Shift at Restaurant In the Nude (Yes, There’s Video)” »
Safe to say that 2012 was a terrible, no-good, very bad year for Mobile Suit Gundam director Masaki Kitamura. The renowned animator was accused of terrorist threats made towards the Otaroad Shopping district of Osaka, Kyoto’s Nintendo Headquarters, as well as even possibly Japan Airlines.
After taking in Kitamura for questioning, police determined that he was innocent. That didn’t stop the (fruitless) search and multiple suspects…and now there’s a new one. Continue reading “Is a Cat Behind Those Anime Terrorist Threats?” »
This week signals the biggest change for Spider-Man since his marriage to Mary Jane Watson 25 years ago — the debut of a new Spidey, whose body has been taken over indefinitely by Doctor Octopus’ personality in Superior Spider-Man #1.
Die-hard Spider-Man fans may very well recognize Slott’s name from his last run on Amazing Spider-Man — or from the death threats he received on his Twitter page when he depicted Parker’s death. Reviews, so far, are a bit mixed. Continue reading “Comical or Cool? Spider-Man Gets a ‘Superior’ Makeover” »
CES 2013 has revealed a weapon that looks like it’s something straight out of the Terminator, except this gun actually has a price tag (and probably a waiting period of at least three days).
The Austin based startup, TrackingPoint, believes they have developed a ”Precision Guided Firearms” that allows you to capture the perfect shot. Together the gun is made of a modified trigger mechanism with variable weighting, and a computerized digital tracking scope. It also has hand-loaded match grade rounds, which are purchased directly from the manufacturer. Continue reading “Meet The $17,000 Linux Powered Rifle, Complete With Auto-aim” »
Now it is not just referring to the $9.7 billion in sales the Chinese games industry pulled in, the CAS based the decision on “overall health.” The report states that China’s overall state of health has exceeded the United States since 2007, adding that trend will expand in 2019, when China is expected to become the world’s biggest economy. Currently China’s economy is half of the United States, based on GDP ($7.3 trillion to U.S. 15 trillion)., but that again is expected to change. Continue reading “China Says They Will Surpass United States By 2049…Why They’re Probably Right” »
It feels as though every popular game series is rumored to have a film adaption in the works. Sony’s Shadow of the Colossus has been in the works for a while now and today we get a brief update on the situation.
Back in 2009 Sony put the Shadow of Colossus film into motion, since then there has been an almost complete blackout on the project. According to The Hollywood Reporter Sony has tapped writer Seth Lochhead to pen the adaption of the popular cult hit Playstation 2 game (via GameSpot).
In an unprecedented melding of pop culture and high-end fashion, Gucci is using anime characters to sell its latest line of apparel.
The legendary Italian fashion company has called upon Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure creator Hirohiko Araki to help design a new anime-conscious fashion campaign, starring its manga heroine Jolyne Cujoh. Continue reading ““Pokemon” and “Jojo” Join Forces With Famous Fashion Brands” »
Two Northern California teen girls have been arrested after one of the minors drugged her parents’ milkshakes.
According to Rocklin, CA police, the two were later found to have crushed up sleeping pills and slipped them into the milkshakes one had bought for her parents at a fast food restaurant, just so they could access the Internet past their 10 P.M. curfew. Continue reading “Teen Girls Drug Parents’ Milkshakes — So They Can Use the Internet Past Curfew” »
While this news is encouraging, the ultimate struggle back to recovery will be very long and obviously expensive. Peter reportedly has health insurance, but situations like this often go beyond most coverage plans. Continue reading “‘Incredible Hulk’ Writer, Peter David Recovering From Stroke; Family Asking For Help” »
If you’d lost track of what had happened to that Mass Effect anime, you’re not alone. But last week it was finally released, to some mixed reviews (most notably continued hatred of newcomer Lt. James Vega).
In case you’d forgotten, Paragon Lost follows the Lieutenant on his mission to save his unit (and hopefully some civilians) from the Reapers. Along with the anime’s official DVD/BR release, a brand new trailer has also been released (just as a reminder) and showing some brand new scenes from the blu-ray.
Among the most prolific of manga artists, Inio Asano has been a much-beloved artist in Japan for quite some time — largely because of his horror manga Nijigahara Holograph.
However those longing for a stateside release have thus far been left unsatisfied. Now, according to Crunchyroll, Holograph will finally see an English/North American release, courtesy of indie comics publisher Fantagraphics. Continue reading “Fantagraphics to Finally Release Eisner-Nominated Horror Manga, Nijigahara Holograph, in U.S.” »
Recent news of a mod that fell through the cracks last year may perk you up a bit — especially if you dig anime chicks. It will certainly come as welcome news to some Japanimation-loving players, but it’s also stirring up a bit of controversy.
Continue reading “Minecraft Mod Allows Users to Turn Creepers Into Cute Anime Girls, Women Are Like WTF?” »
It’s no secret that the internet world is overflowing with hot girls pretending to be geeks. Sure some of them happen to be attractive women who also love geeky things (in other words…they’re perfect) but for whatever reason, be it the upward trend of the hipster or the rise of technology towards taking over everything, girls have made it very convenient to sell themselves as geeks.
Now we won’t mention names, but we know they’re out there…they’re on our TV’s, they’re in our movies, they’re wearing T-shirts that tell us they like geeks but in reality their hitting up the guy with the popped collar, wearing the popular cologne.
How do you spot such women? How do you tell the difference between a geek girl and a girl pretending to be a geek. Most of the time you can tell a poser a mile away, but just in case, here are 20 can’t miss signs that will immediatly tell you if a geek girls isn’t truly a geek: Continue reading “20 Signs That a Geek Girl Isn’t Truly a Geek” »