Rory has threatened my life if I didn't post this story. In case you missed it the Democratic Presidential Candidates had a YouTube included debate the other night. I think debates this early into the campaign are a lot like scrimmages in sports. They don't really matter. But the inclusion of YouTube added a new zest to a very stale flavor. Check this out....this kinda stuff can't be made up: http://wonkette.com/politics/dept%27-of-the-internet-wins-again%21/goatse-picture-shown-in-debate-nation-collapses-281874.php
The big San Diego Comic Con is going on. JJ Abrams planned to give some scoop on his upcoming Star Trek relaunch but someone let the cat out of the bag. Heroes star Zachary Quinto has agreed to take over Leonard Nimoy's ears as the young Spock. He definitely looks the part. Those are some big ears to fill tho. Nimoy himself is scheduled to appear in the movie. William Shatner however says he's not in the movie. Shatner's exclusion leads me to believe this is going to be a Spockcentric film which is good news. I'm anxious to see who fills out the rest of the cast. Go to www.trekmovie.com for all the details.
This comic con is big business too. Plus you can see the new uniform of the cheerleader on Heroes!:http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117969102.html?categoryid=18&cs=1
Speaking of comics and heroes...this forthcoming Iron Man movie looks killer. Great casting in Robert Downey Jr. The proposed Green Arrow in prison movie sounds lame. The Justice League movie, should it come to pass, would rival the Xmen. Personally, I'd love to see a Green Lantern movie.
There's a new poll up at the bottom of the page....choose from one of four (just 4?) candidates that you'd like to see be sent to hell. Good family fun.
That Oprah sure makes a lot of money....and so does Judy...here's a list of the richest tv stars:http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSN2422348120070724
Remember the Taliban? That little group of religious radicals that attacked us on 9/11...you know the group of lunatics led by a 6 foot 5 inch Arab on dialysis...the group the US government said we defeated in Afghanistan? Well they are back and they killing Koreans:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19913035/
The government wants you to be afraid to fly again:http://breakingnews.nypost.com/dynamic/stories/A/AIRPORT_TERROR_WARNING?SITE=NYNYP&SECTION=HOME
A man in NYC who was too shy to pee in a cup is out of work:http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2007/07/25/2007-07-25_bladdershy_guy_loses_job.html
The NHL, the leagues with TV ratings worse than Meerkat Manor, wants to expand to Kansas City and Hamilton Ontario...note to Commish Gary Bettman...as much as I love your sport ya need to quit with the expansion. Too many teams in too many lousy markets. Try working on getting off of Versus and on to a real network.
With the Simpsons movie opening in a few days, 7/11 is gonna hate getting rid of its Kwik E Mart motif:http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/la-et-kwikemart25jul25,0,3662370.story?coll=la-home-entertainment
Think you know how well the Simpsons movie will do at the box office? Play along at:http://www.ew.com/ew/flash/voxpop/boxoffice
More crap as it happens....