"Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow." Steve Jobs last words...
Rockstar has released the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto V, showing off the setting and indirectly introducing the main character.
You have to hand it to Rockstar, the developer sure does know how to announce a game. After months of speculation, Rockstar has released the first official glimpse at Grand Theft Auto V via a trailer that would put many Hollywood trailers to shame. No release date or even release window was hinted at, but you can be sure that it will be one of the best-selling games of whatever year it comes out (probably 2012, we hope).
The trailer is more of a teaser than anything, but it does seem to answer a few questions. The game is returning to the fictional state of San Andreas, and—at least from what the trailer shows—seems to focus on the faux-Los Angeles city of Los Santos. The narrator is likely who you will end up playing, which means that the main character is male—there were rumors that the game would shift to a female character.
But at this point we still can’t count anything out. Multiple characters and changes in POV are still possible, and the city of Los Santos may just be one of several locations, just like the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas...
To view the trailer:
Kim Kardashian isn't getting divorced. Her marriage is being put on hiatus...
Study Finds Every Style Of Parenting Produces Disturbed, Miserable Adults
October 26, 2011 | ISSUE 47•43
SANTA ROSA, CA—A study released by the California Parenting Institute Tuesday shows that every style of parenting inevitably causes children to grow into profoundly unhappy adults. "Our research suggests that while overprotective parenting ultimately produces adults unprepared to contend with life's difficulties, highly permissive parenting leads to feelings of bitterness and isolation throughout adulthood," lead researcher Daniel Porter said. "And, interestingly, we found that anything between those two extremes is equally damaging, always resulting in an adult who suffers from some debilitating combination of unpreparedness and isolation. Despite great variance in parenting styles across populations, the end product is always the same: a profoundly flawed and joyless human being." The study did find, however, that adults often achieve temporary happiness when they have children of their own to perpetuate the cycle of human misery.
"HP objectively evaluated the strategic, financial and operational impact of spinning off PSG. It's clear after our analysis that keeping PSG within HP is right for customers and partners, right for shareholders, and right for employees. HP is committed to PSG, and together we are stronger."
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman on the reversal of former CEO Leo Apotheker plan to sell off its PC division. The plan was only second to the NetFlix Qwikster fiasco among bad business ideas this summer...
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The Authority on sleep paralysis David J Hufford speaks openly about sleep paralysis, the raw footage is from the documentary Your Worst Nightmare - Supernatural Assault.
One in five will experience the terrifying phenomenon of sleep paralysis. Victims wake to find that they are paralyzed and unable to move or speak. Many experience frightening visions of demons, shadows, or an old woman known as "The Hag." For others there is simply the unmistakable presence of evil. In extreme cases, these potentially supernatural attacks can occur for decades. Overwhelmed, exhausted, and entirely alone, victims can lead shattered lives dominated by the fear of social stigma. Those who seek medical advice are often misdiagnosed and labeled psychotic or schizophrenic.
In "Your Worst Nightmare ~ Supernatural Assault" Soul Smack explores the surprisingly common and greatly misunderstood phenomenon of sleep paralysis. In this ground breaking documentary, Soul Smack interviews actual victims, consults with experts, and offers advice on how to live with what might be your worst nightmare.
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Brave New World
1980 - Full Length Movie
This 3-hour TV adaptation of the 1932 Aldous Huxley novel is set 600 years in the future. In this "well- ordered" society, the citizens are required to take mind-controlling drugs, sex without love is compulsory, and test-tube babies are commonplace because of a ban on pregnancy. Keir Dullea heads the cast as Thomas Grahmbell, "director of hatcheries". Not everybody is satisfied with society's lack of humanity and feeling; the loudest dissidents are free-thinking poet Heimholtz Watson (Dick Anthony Williams) and brilliant oddball Bernard Marx (Bud Cort). An injection of new "old" ideas are brought in by "primitive" John Savage (Kristoffer Tabori), who lives on an Indian reservation which still honors 20th century values. Meanwhile, Linda Lysenko (Julie Cobb) becomes a natural mother--and in so doing becomes a criminal. In keeping with the style of the original book, the script's newly-minted characters are given names of pop-culture icons (Disney, Maoina, Stalina, and so on). Brave New World was first telecast March 7, 1980.
Gliding Through The Matrix
About Me: I love children, after seeing all the horrible things our lying government does to destroy childrens lives and that of our soldiers and all that is good. I am angry, those who would harm an innocent child is no friend of mine.
Peace and love,
Telling the truth has gotten me in big trouble in the past, counteracting the mainstream news media has become my life. Anyone else who has been gangstalked for exposing murderers, pedophiles, rip off artists, drug dealers must be on the right track!
I have decided to accept paypal donations at badttitude77769@gmail. Your support is appreciated.
Hometown: Walla Walla
Country: United States
Occupation: None, too broke to pay attention:
Corporations suck, they can lick the fermundo cheese, fermundo my balls.
Schools: of hard knocks.
Interests: Exposing the parasitic lying vermin in suits who make our lives miserable and are destroying mother earth.
Movies: The Matrix is one of many, Shooter is good.
Books: A Pretext for War, James Bamford, The Ice Opinion, Ice T, Stupid White Men, Michael Moore, Barry and the Boys, Daniel Hopsicker, The Sorrows of Empire, Chalmars Johnson, Spy Dust, Anthonio and Jonna Mendez, Bushwacked, Molly Ivans and Lou Dubose, Fleshing Out Skull and Bones, Milligan, America's Secret Establishment, Anthony Sutton, Vatican Ratline, Mauri, War is a Racket, Smedley Butler, United We Stand, Ross Perot, Security, Howard Safer, Satan is Alive and Well on Planet Earth, Lindsey, Farenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, American Meth: A History of the Methamphetamine Epidemic in America, Sterling Braswell, Black Helicopters Over America, Jim Keith, so many others that relate to our current problems in this country...
Film Review: The Lazy Ones
Kenn Thomas, SteamshovelPress.com
People in the Occupy movement might gain a better focus on their ambition by viewing Len Bracken’s film, The Lazy Ones. Occupiers are often lampooned as lazy do-nothings and defended as the 99% of the un-and-under-employed trying to free up resources from Wall Street greed to create jobs. The Lazy Ones presents a film narrative that takes seriously the idea that jobs, in fact, are not what is needed in order to shatter the modern malaise. The film imagines a global movement to outlaw work.
Bracken’s past accomplishments include translating The Right To Be Lazy by Paul Lafargue (Karl Marx’s son-in-law), a translation of Situationist Gianfranco Sanguinetti and a biography of the Situationist Guy DeBord. Bracken also wrote a book of essays on parapolitics entitled The Arch Consppirator and co-authored, with Andrew Smith (a partner in The Lazy Ones as well), The Shadow Government: 9-11 and State Terror. The Situs are known for their perception of the global economy as one of over-production and consumption resulting in a society of near meaningless spectacle of conspicuous consumption and war. The density of Situ philosophy characterizes this film, which despite some of its mild erotic moments, makes it more a think-piece, as an NSA investigator Fred Cox assembles data on a fictional drop off in the over productive economy.
Bracken and Smith assume the roles of themselves in a world where workers of the world stop working. Instead of scenes rioting and panic, however, the camera here moves around between Washington DC and Baltimore (with also location filming in Chibi, China and Pau, France) while Cox investigates and a dialogue happens between the narrator and opponent. The opponents include Michael Zarowny as an NSA informer, as well as some nice looking women, a signature component of Bracken’s work (his novel political East Is Black was transformed by a porn publisher into a porno paperback entitled Stasi Slut.) Parapolitical investigator Wayne Madsen has a cameo in the film as well.
Cox begins to find the impetus for the work stoppage movement in Baltimore—Andrew Smith once owned the Black Planet bookstore at Fell’s Point responsible for distributing much radical and anti-war lit—even as it begins to take hold on him. Already cynical from a previous investigation that became stymied as it moved closer toward seeing 9/11 as an inside job, the appeal of the anti-work movement’s corollary, dialectical hedonism, begins to take hold, leading to a final rumination on the meaning of life and death itself. Occupy that, 99ers.
Film Review: Rum Diary
Hunter S. Thompson's slim early novel -- written in 1959, when he was 22, but only published 40 years later -- gets a dream screen treatment courtesy of producer-star Johnny Depp and "Withnail and I" writer-director Bruce Robinson.
By rights Depp -- who already played Thompson's alter-ego Raoul Duke in Terry Gilliam's grandly grotesque "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" -- should be too old to play the latest recruit on a failing American newspaper in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
But even when he's hung over and wretched (which is often) he easily passes for 30, the age of the book's "Paul Kemp." Of course the fact that this engagingly left field movie has spent three years on the shelf helps.
When Kemp washes up in San Juan, his greatest literary achievement is his resume. He's promptly put on the astrology desk. But he's hungry to make a name for himself, which gives him an edge over his pickled colleagues. It's enough to attract the patronage of local wheeler-dealer Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart), a property developer who has big plans for the island -- and his eye-catching girlfriend, Chenault (Amber Heard).
It would be an exaggeration to call "The Rum Diary" a dry run for "Fear and Loathing" (and "dry" wasn't really in Thompson's vocabulary, though Kemp does make vain promises to cut back on the hard stuff from time to time). Still, in Depp and Robinson's hands you can't miss the roots of Gonzo. This is more than ever the portrait of the artist as a young man -- fermented, refined and distilled from the book.
Compared to his cartoonish Raoul Duke (or his Jack Sparrow) Depp's agreeably deadpan performance is scaled back several notches, though it's hard to think of another movie heartthrob who uses his body to such clownish effect when the occasion arises. Frequently shuttered behind a slick pair of shades, Kemp is a stranger in paradise and not quite sure of his bearings yet. He's an avid observer trying to figure out where a real writer might fit between the stinking shantytowns and the shiny luxury beach houses.
Robinson has no doubts about which side he's on in that fight, and smuggles in pertinent asides on the parlous state of today's heavily mortgaged newspaper business. Vibrantly photographed by Dariusz Wolski, the movie lays on the local color with gusto -- we get fighting cocks, voodoo and carnival - but we also see broken down plumbing, simmering racial tension, permanent flop sweat and killer lines like Sanderson's, after Kemp marvels at the beauty of the place: "It's God's idea of money."
Konformist Kontributor Adam Gorightly:
"Whenever I fly across these great states, I always take the opportunity to avail myself of the latest edition of Sky Mall, that wacky airborne catalog that sells damn near everything under the sun, placed conveniently in the seat pocket pouch in damn near every single airline you’ll fly across the continental US of A... They have a monopoly on our minds and souls!"
Thanks, Adam. Highlights include the gigantic Brodbingnagian Chair and the Beer Pager. In a politically correct world where The Sharper Image catalog no longer exists, it is the last basiton to crass mindless capitalism...
Poll: Obamacare Sucks
"The Kaiser Family Foundation released a new poll tonight finding a significant drop in favorable views of the new federal health care law, to their lowest since the law was passed in March 2010.
Just 34 percent of Americans now view the Affordable Care Act favorably, down 7 points from last month. (It was about this low, 35 percent, in July 2010). Fifty-one percent now view the law unfavorably, numerically a new high (likewise, by one point)."
In your face, Harrison Ford & Tom Hanks! The Guinness Book of World Records has declared Samuel L. Jackson the movie box office champ of all time at $7.2 billion...
Bela Lugosi's 'Dracula' cape up for auction from December 15-17. It is expected to get up to $2 million:
John Lasseter, Pixar mastermind, receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame:
Have you ever had a Chipotle burrito? It's pretty remarkable, a flour tortilla the size of a bathmat, warmed in a machine that looks like an old-fashioned pants-presser, and filled in front of you, spoonful by spoonful, from a series of stews and condiments laid out in immaculate stainless-steel bins: rice; barbacoa beef, pork carnitas, steak or chicken; corn relish or hot salsa; black beans or pinto beans; sour cream or cheese or guacamole or sometimes all three. At the end of the process, unless you show unusual restraint, you are presented with a log that has the heft of a small lapdog. And the company's growth is as muscular as the product—revenues have tripled since 2006, to about $2 billion; there are now 1,200 stores and 25 percent profit margins.
WSJ Magazine's "Innovator of the Year Awards" gives this year's food prize to chef Steve Ells, founder of Chipotle restaurants.
So Chipotle, which was financed for a crucial part of its development by McDonald's, is the last corporation you might expect to be praised by Peter Singer, philosopher-king of the animal-rights movement. And it is hard to imagine a less-likely ally of the Land Institute's Wes Jackson, a foe not just of irresponsible agriculture but of the existence of agriculture itself, whose commitment to sustainability makes Alice Waters and Michael Pollan seem like dilettantes.
But as Steve Ells slides behind a weathered-plank table in his office in New York City's Meatpacking District, the slender, bespectacled man, who more closely resembles a high-school chemistry teacher than he does the chairman of a major corporation, talks about Jackson with the devotion of a college-age activist...
The Next Chipotle?
A prominent startup founder dramatically unveiled a grilled cheese sandwich at the Wall Street Journal-affiliated "D" conference today and announced that a leading venture firm put upwards of $10 million into the cheese and bread combination. No, really.
Jonathan Kaplan, who invented the popular Flip digital video camera, took his startup "The Melt" out of stealth mode while on stage today at this year's D gathering in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. His big news? Sequoia Capital, which in the past has backed Apple, Google and Oracle, has decided to fund the opening of 20 stores, where the sandwich will be sold, at a cost of $500,000 to $1 million per location. The grilled cheese is blessed by chef and restaurateur Michael Mina and will sell for around $5 each, or $8 in a combo...
Uncle Fats Meal of the Week
Chicken, Fennel, and Sausage Stew
Uncle Fats coments:
Wow. This was so unexpected and so good! We had it over brown rice, but as the recipe suggests I bet it would be good on some small pasta. What a nice broth/sauce. We also substituted turkey sausage and I think I'd prefer it because the broth was so delicate. It would have been to harsh and heavy with more fat. (I suppose you could drain the sausage before continuing.)
Very, very easy, with steamed (microwaved) fresh broccoli. It will be our last fennel dish of the year, I'm afraid, as we had a hard frost this past week.
Definitely a keeper...
Chef: Tony Rosenfeld
Cookbook: 150 Things to Make with Roast Chicken
Course: main course
Total time: under 1 hour
Skill level: Easy
Yield: Serves 4
I like using fennel as a base for stews. It has a pleasant anise flavor, which gives a dish an aromatic sweetness. In this stew, this flavor is further complemented by Italian sausage (which has fennel seeds). Serve, tossed with pasta (try a small shape like penne or rigatoni) or set on top of risotto.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound sweet Italian sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large bulb fennel, trimmed and cut in ¼-inch dice
1 cup low-salt chicken broth
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2½ cups diced leftover chicken
1 tablespoon heavy cream
10 drops Tabasco or other hot sauce
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
Freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat until shimmering hot, about 1½ minutes. Add the sausage and cook, tossing occasionally, until well browned all over, about 5 minutes. Stir in the fennel, sprinkle lightly with salt and cook, stirring until it browns all over and starts to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the broth and vinegar and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover with the lid slightly askew, and cook until the sausage cooks through and the fennel is tender, about 15 minutes—slice into one of the thicker pieces of each to check.
2. Stir in the chicken, cream, Tabasco, and thyme and cook another 10 minutes to heat through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately with a sprinkling of the Parmesan.