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Near Dark Gets the Twilight Treatment with DVD Re-Release

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Near Dark is one of the coolest Vampire movies ever made.  It was over-shadowed by The Lost Boys back in 1987 but is a vastly superior Vampire story.  Plus it has a handful of the cast from Aliens, including a very entertaining Bill Paxton.  Also, it stars Adrian Pasdar, totally unknown then but known for his role as Nathan Petrelli in Heroes.

With the recent vampire-craze of Twilight and the much more credible True Blood, Lionsgate has re-released Near Dark with artwork eerily similar to Twilight‘s DVD box art.

Lame.

Here’s my advice, go to Amazon.com right now and buy the 2 disc Anchor Bay Special Edition.  It’s much more tasty (and only a few $$ more, used it’s even cheaper).

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[Source: Row Three, Twitch, HorrorsNotDead]

Robo-animal Vehicles That Run on Plants? Meet Project Nomad.

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Project Nomad is a concept that gives us Robo-Animal machines that run on plants.  Check out the concept art by designer Jason Battersby at his website: Coroflot.

Cool idea? Maybe in 2067 we’ll see a concept vehicle.  Keep this fingers crossed!

View the concept artwork after the jump:

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Michael Jackson’s Brain to be Left Behind

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Michael Jackson‘s body will be buried this week without his brain, which will be held for further testing.  It will be tested for clues on the exact cause of death.

Jackson’s body was handed over to his family soon after the three-hour autopsy was completed and the Jacksons went on to order a second forensic examination.

But Dr Wecht said: “The brain cannot be properly examined at the time of the autopsy. You cannot test it while it is in the body. So it is cut off at the spinal cord and removed.”

The brain would usually be placed in a plastic bucket, suspended in formaldehyde fluid, and put in a refridgerator at 4C to preserve it. [mirror.co.uk]

Jackson died on Thursday, June 25th from a cardiac arrest after a suspected overdose of painkillers.

[Source: mirror.co.uk via Hardcore Nerdity]

Romanian Girl Dies While Twittering in the Bath

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Let’s all learn from this, OK? Twitter is great.  Twitter is fun.  Blah blah blah.

However, you should NEVER risk your life just to let your friends know your current status.

Case in point:

A Romanian girl died while Twittering in the Bath tub.  She reached to plug in her laptop and electrocuted herself to death.

A teenage girl was electrocuted after dropping her laptop into the bath as she twittered in the tub.

Police said they believed Maria Barbu, 17, had tried to plug in her laptop with wet hands after the battery died during a long session on social networking site Twitter as she took a soak at her home in Brasov, central Romania.

She was found dead by her parents with the laptop lying next to her. [Austrian Times]

[Source: Geekologie, Gizmodo, Austrian Times]

World’s First “Anti-Stab” Knife Keeping Marriages Alive

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Now you won’t have to worry when arguing by the kitchen knives with your spouse or significant other!

New Point Knives gives us the first Anti-Stab knife.  However, it’s currently only available in the UK.

Mr. Cornock, 42, from Swindon, said that the knife will cut vegetables, but will make it almost impossible to stab someone to death and will reduce the risk of accidental injuries.

He said: “It can never be a totally safe knife, but the idea is you can’t inflict a fatal wound. Nobody could just grab one out of the kitchen drawer and kill someone. [Times Online]

It’s nice to know that this knife will prevent stabbing deaths. Although I don’t think it will solve any throat slashings. Hopefully New Point Knives works on that for version 2.0.

[Source: Gizmodo, Times Online,  New Point Knives]

Worlds Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Smurfs Recorded

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And who says you can’t accomplish your dreams!

On Tuesday, June 9th 2009,  2,510 students in Swansea, UK put on their Smurf costumes and became “the largest gathering of people dressed as Smurfs“.

They now hold the Guinness World Record, beating out the record previously held by the town of Castleblayney in County Monaghan, Ireland, which recorded 1,253 Smurfs gathering.

[Source: WalesOnline, Geekologie]

Weird Fleshy Remote Creeps Me Out

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I’ll let Panasonic speak for themselves:

Constructed of a soft, flesh-like gel, the remote appears cold when off. Once turned on, however, it seems to come to life. A soft light emanates somewhere from within as the center of the device begins to slowly rise and fall, mimicking the tranquil motions of breath. Left undisturbed, the remote will slumber peacefully. But should a human hand approach, sensors inside alert it to the imminent touch. It stops breathing, grows rigid – the light from within is extinguished.

Ick.  Call me crazy, but a remote that gets an erection is more creepy than innovative.

[Source: Geekologie]

Shower Tuff With Brass Knuckle Soap

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In case  you ever need to defend yourself in the shower, these Soap Knuckles from Spye could come in handy.

45 Seconds of Pure Crap: G. I. Joe Movie Clip

Well, over the years Stephen Sommers ‘ grasp of CGI still hasn’t improved. Check out 45 seconds of crappiness from G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra.  Really.  This looks bad.  The Master Chief Halo suites are ridiculous.

Stan Bush Remakes “The Touch” For Transformers 2 and . . . It’s Awful.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen (no pun intended).  Stan Bush is responsible for the awesome 80s anthem from the 1986 animated Transformers: The Movie called “The Touch.” It’s awesome 80s cheese.  I love it (view the original video after the jump).  In order to try and cash in on Transformers, Stan Bush decided he’d remake the song.  I dare you to make it past the horrible rapping.

It’s unclear if this song will be on the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen soundtrack.  I really hope not.  Thanks Stan Bush for ruining a great 80s memory.

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