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Star Wars: Robot Chicken!!!

April 25, 2007 - 2007 marks the 30th anniversary of Star Wars, and many events are going on this year to mark the occasion. However, one of the most entertaining should be the upcoming Robot Chicken: Star Wars special, which will air on Cartoon Network's [adult swim].

Robot Chicken, created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, has paid homage to Star Wars several times before, in various sketches on the program, which uses toys as part of comedic stop-motion animation skits. The Hollywood Reporter says that Green will direct the 30-minute special, which was made in collaboration with Lucasfilm.

- [adult swim]/Cartoon Network
Will The Emperor (seen here in a previous Robot Chicken episode) return in the Star Wars special?
George Lucas will in fact appear in the special, voicing himself. In addition, Mark Hamill will voice his iconic character, Luke Skywalker, as he did on an earlier Chicken episode. Robot Chicken normally features an impressive guest cast -- Green appears to be friends with everyone in Hollywood -- and the Star Wars special is no different, and includes Conan O'Brien, Seth MacFarlane, Robert Smigel, Malcolm McDowell, Hulk Hogan, James Van Der Beek, Donald Faison, Abraham Benrubi, Breckin Meyer and Joey Fatone among the guest performers.

Robot Chicken: Star Wars premieres Sunday, June 17th at 10:00 pm ET/PT, on Cartoon Network's [adult swim].

And an even odder movie...Helvetica: The Movie

Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which is celebrating its 50th birthday this year) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. Helvetica will screen at film festivals, museums, design conferences, and cinemas worldwide, followed by the DVD release this fall. More about the film...

Helvetica the movie?

Are we serious?

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Trainspotting 2 in the Works!!

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What's Porno About?

Junkies reunited as sequel gets go-ahead

ITS portrayal of the lives of heroin addicts in Scotland's capital was the unlikely smash that put the country on the movie-making map and brought international fame and fortune to its home-grown cast.

Trainspotting became one of the greatest British films ever made, ushering in a new era of gritty Scottish films that have generated millions of pounds for the economy.

Now, more than ten years on from its release, Danny Boyle, the film's director, has confirmed that Renton, Begbie, Spud and co will return to the silver screen in a follow-up to Trainspotting, revealing that he has been given the rights to the much-talked-about sequel.

Boyle has also given the clearest indication yet that the original film's leading star, Ewan McGregor, will be reunited with fellow actors Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner and co, claiming that "all the actors" have agreed to reprise their unforgettable roles.

Boyle has long talked about his desire to bring Porno, Irvine Welsh's follow-up to the cult novel that spawned Trainspotting, to the silver screen. However, the project has long been shrouded in doubt, with McGregor reportedly insisting that he does not want to be involved.

The news has been described as "fantastic" by film critics and Scottish Screen, which says there is a massive public appetite for a follow-up.

It is widely held among film critics that Porno cannot be made without McGregor, and public comments from the Crieff-born actor have seemingly killed off the possibility of a follow-up. As recently as last week the star was reported to have said: "They can go ahead and do it if they want, but it will be without me on board."

He said he was "very proud" of Trainspotting and insisted he "wouldn't do anything to damage it".

"I read Porno and I didn't think it was as good as Trainspotting. There was nothing new in it," he added.

McGregor was furious with Boyle when he chose Leonardo DiCaprio to star as the traveller on a Thai adventure in The Beach, a decision the director has apologised for.

But speaking this week at a preview of his latest movie, the science-fiction thriller Sunshine, Boyle reiterated plans to bring Porno to the cinema and indicated that McGregor was on board.

"Irvine has given me the rights to make the film. He could have made a lot of money selling it to one of the big production companies, but to his credit he has resisted that," said Boyle.

He added: "I just want to wait until the actors are in their 40s. I could make it now, but the problem is they all look the same. I want them to look ravaged by the passing of time".

McGregor could not be contacted to comment yesterday.

A spokeswoman for Scottish Screen described Boyle's indication that the original cast have agreed to take part as "fantastic news".

She said: "We would welcome the making of Porno in Scotland, with the original crew in place, with open arms. There's a huge desire amongst the public to see that happen, although we have yet to be approached about it.

"Trainspotting has had a massive impact since it was first shown more than ten years ago. People are still talking about it. It's still regarded as one of the greatest British films of all time, let alone Scottish films.

"It has played a huge role in raising the profile of Scotland across the world. It showed really for the first time a contemporary side of Scotland that people were not used to."

The spokeswoman said it had inspired a host of other "gritty" films shot in Scotland, such as Young Adam and Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself, films which have raised investment in Scotland's movie business to between £15 million and £20 million a year.

The Scotsman's film critic, Alistair Harkness, believes there is always a danger that bringing much-loved characters back to life can backfire, but reckons Begbie and the others will be in safe hands.

He said: "I think it's always intriguing to revisit characters to show how they've turned out over time, especially when those characters have made such a big impression on you.

"A film like Before Sunset, Richard Linklater's sequel to his slacker romance Before Sunrise, was fantastic, because the characters played by Ethan Hawke and July Delpy were so true to themselves that the sequel felt naturalistic and certainly wasn't just being made to cash in on previous success. Other times it doesn't work quite so well.

"I don't think that would be the case with Boyle. I think he's certainly one of Britain's best directors, and still as vital as he was when he made Trainspotting.

"I don't think anyone would want to risk tarnishing the memory of what they created - one of the best British films ever."

American Hockey Fans, Don Cherry. Don Cherry, American Hockey Fans. Discuss.

Cherry to make U.S. debut on NBC

Associated Press
Apr. 10, 2007 04:53 PM
NEW YORK - Don Cherry is bringing his loud mouth and louder outfits south of the border.

The outspoken former coach of the Boston Bruins, who has been a fixture on CBC's "Hockey Night In Canada' telecasts for more than 25 years, will make his U.S. broadcasting debut as part of NBC's Stanley Cup playoff telecasts, the network announced Tuesday.

"A lot of people have written that what I say up here I would never get away with it down in the States," said Cherry, the Bruins' coach from the 1974-75 season until the 1978-79 campaign. "I'll just go on and do what I have to do.

"In the States, they wanted me to go on one time in Pittsburgh. Jaromir Jagr, it was when he had long hair and he was with Mario Lemieux and I said, There's Mario and his daughter.' It didn't go over too good. That was my last time in the States."

Cherry will be teamed with Brett Hull, the never-shy former player who is in his first season with NBC.

"Better get some plaids," Cherry said.

Hull will also to contribute to CBC's coverage in Canada.

"He tells it like it is," Hull said of Cherry. "If they did it on a regular basis, he would be just as popular down here as he is up there. Part of the thing that's missing, not with just hockey, but in all coverage in the American sports world, is some personality. I think that's why you see a guy like Terry Bradshaw, as popular as he is.

"He's not just Mr. P.C., going, That was a nice catch and throw.' "

Enjoy some videos as well of the big guy.

So enjoy the borderline xenophobia fans. :D

Thank you Wikipedia for the news on Grindhouse

Sequel possibilities
Both Rodriguez and Tarantino have said that they are interested in making a sequel to Grindhouse. Tarantino said that he wants to shoot an "old-school Kung Fu movie in Mandarin with subtitles in some countries, and release a shorter, dubbed cut in others" for his segment. It has also been reported by Rotten Tomatoes that Edgar Wright may expand Don't into a feature film. Rodriguez plans to film a direct-to-DVD adaptation of Machete and release it by the time Grindhouse is released on DVD.

Don't fuck with mom when you're 9.

Did Google Maps Just Tell Me That!?! or Google Maps Tip They Don't Talk About

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Disneyland to Expand?

For those of you who don't know, I am a closeted Disney fan. So, i offer you all this morsel of information...

Originally Appeared Here, 3/22/2007

There are BIG things on the horizon for the Walt Disney Company. Following the success of the Walt Disney Word Resort in Florida, the company plans on expanding its Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

"It's about changing Anaheim into Orlando - making this into a national and international tourist space," says Jim Hill, owner of He seems to be correct in that assumption. While Disney won't reveal specifically what the plan is for Disneyland, it is said that they plan on mimicking the Disney World blueprint. This would mean, among other things timeshares or possibly a west coast cruise line. They also have plans for sprucing up the California Adventure Park, as well as rethinking the possibility of a third theme park.

After recovering from the 9/11 slump, Disney now has enough funds to make these things happen. However, Anaheim leaders don't seem to be too thrilled with them. It was only last month when Disney sued the city over a zoning issue, banning construction for a residential project that the city had in mind.

Although Walt Disney World far surpasses Disneyland in size, and number of guests, it was the 50th anniversary of Disneyland that is responsible for the surplus of cash that is allowing for this expansion. There is also a high demand at the Disneyland Resort, whose occupancy rate is operating at 93%. The average in the Anaheim area is 72%.

Disney has slowly acquired 460 acres of property in Anaheim, including a plot of strawberry fields that could be the site of the third theme park. Disneyland President Ed Grier wouldn't give any specifics but did in fact say that plans are "around the corner".

How to lead the media by the nose...fake an Anna Nicole Smith love child!!

This is classic. One of the local papers here in Phoenix created a fake story about Anna Nicole having a love child with an Indian here on the reservation--because, as you know, Anna TOTALLY loved the Indians(Native Americans not the Cleveland Baseball team)--and did it so well people here in Phoenix thought it was real.

I laughed my ass off.

THEN, it got scary, because...

Yep, that's the story on Inside Edition.

And here's the reporter of the Anna Nicole Fake Baby Daddy being interviewed...

...christ all mighty!

But, check out these articles!
Tohono O'odham With Love
Move over, Dannielynn; Anna Nicole's Native son is alive and well on the Tohono O'odham reservation, and he may be the rightful heir to the tabloid temptress' millions
By Charles Tatum

Published: March 8, 2007

Little Marshall Soto is glued to the TV this Friday morning in his dad's modest home just outside of Sells, Arizona, capital of the Native American Tohono O'odham Nation. He's not watching cartoons or Sesame Street or some new kids' show on Nickelodeon. Instead, he's focused on the image of a white hearse approaching a Baptist church in the Bahamas.

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And then, the results...
Big Boobs
Know-it-all media the world over got punked by the latest New Times parody, and now (sigh . . .) it’s time to cop to the details.
From the beak of The Bird to the ear of Stephen Lemons
Published: March 22, 2007

Hmmm, this Phoenix firebird speaks with forked tongue — at least when it comes to the New Times story on white-trash diva Anna Nicole Smith's Native American love child, "Tohono O'odham with Love" (March 8, 2007). Lest you've been on a spelunking expedition for the past two weeks, you'll know that this parody of the media spectacle surrounding the tabloid queen's demise has been spewed far and wide, suckering in the very media entities that the Onion-esque tale was satirizing: Star, People, US Weekly, Globe, Court TV, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition. Even CBS News. They all found the loony lampoon too tempting to ignore, despite "tells" littered throughout the freaky farce.

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The Logic of Soft-Core Porn

Apparently I fell asleep with the TV on(nothing new for me really), and I couldn't tell you why it was on one of The Movie Channel channels; but I was treated to a soft core porn title that I really MUST TiVO this damn movie.

Anyway, I wake up to a couple having sex, the guy getting up and talking about how great it was to fuck the girl but he has a wife to think about. Flash forward to a mild orgy, three women and a guy, going at it in all soft core splender. Because as you know, all mutliple partner fuck sessions last as long as the song accompanying it, when the flat-chested red head wakes up from the moment, gets dressed and walks downstairs. There she runs into the guy from the first couple, and tells him that she can't be with him any more because he's not faithful and tired of being the only one who cares about the relationship.


Better relationships through orgies? Sign me the fuck up please!

Remember Kids...

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...and now Droid Mailboxes...

This is what it's all about.

Since I'm easily amused, my new favorite animated .gif

Richard Jeni: 1957 - 2007

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Comedian dead in apparent suicide
POSTED: 9:42 a.m. EDT, March 12, 2007
Story Highlights
• Richard Jeni's girlfriend said he shot himself in the face
• Comedian died at the hospital
• Police have not confirmed it was a suicide
• Jeni in numerous movies, had frequent "Tonight" appearances

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Richard Jeni, a standup comedian who played to sold-out crowds, was a regular on the "Tonight Show" and appeared in movies, died of a gunshot wound in an apparent suicide, police said Sunday.

Police found the 49-year-old comedian alive but gravely injured in a West Hollywood home when they responded to a call Saturday morning from Jeni's girlfriend, Los Angeles Police Officer Norma Eisenman said.

Eisenman said the caller told police: "My boyfriend shot himself in the face."

Jeni died at a nearby hospital.

Eisenman said suicide had not been officially confirmed and the investigation was continuing. An autopsy on Jeni would be done Monday, said Lt. Fred Corral from the investigation division of the coroner's office.

Jeni regularly toured the country with a standup act and had starred in several HBO comedy specials, most recently "A Big Steaming Pile of Me" during the 2005-06 season. (Read a sampling of Jeni's lines.)

Another HBO special, "Platypus Man," won a Cable ACE award for best standup comedy special, and formed the basis for his UPN sitcom of the same name, which ran for one season.

Jeni's movie credits included "The Mask," in which he played Jim Carrey's best friend, "The Aristocrats," "National Lampoon's Dad's Week Off," and "An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn."

He had guest appearances in the TV shows "Everybody Hates Chris," "Married: With Children," and updated versions of the game shows "Hollywood Squares" and "Match Game."

Frazer Smith, standup comedian who often opened for Jeni and the emcee at the Ice House, where Jeni often performed, said young comedians looked up to him.

"He was probably one of the best standup comedians in the last 50 years," said Smith. "He had tons and tons of material. He was looked up to by all the young comedians, a total pro."

The Brooklyn-born comic first received national attention in 1990 with the Showtime special "Richard Jeni: Boy From New York City." Two years later, his "Crazy From the Heat" special attracted the highest ratings in Showtime's history.

Jeni became a frequent guest on "The Tonight Show" during Johnny Carson's reign and continued to appear after Jay Leno took over as host.

He also wrote comic material for the 2005 Academy Awards, which was hosted by his friend Chris Rock.

Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Some Quotes (CNN) -- With a cynical eye, Richard Jeni mined his Catholic boyhood, New York heritage and difficulties with romantic relationships for material. Here are bits from some of his routines, culled from around the Internet:

# "I think that's how Chicago got started. A bunch of people in New York said, 'Gee, I'm enjoying the crime and the poverty, but it just isn't cold enough. Let's go west.' "

# On religion: "You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend."

# "The way I see it, we're all on the Hindenberg. Why fight over the window seats?"

# "It is a sad fact that 50 percent of marriages in this country end in divorce. But hey, the other half end in death. You could be one of the lucky ones!"

# Defining "Platypus Man," the title of one of his UPN series and one of his comedy specials: "An adult male human that attempts to mate frequently but spends most of its time alone."

# "I always look for a woman who has a tattoo. I see a woman with a tattoo, and I'm thinking, OK, here's a gal who's capable of making a decision she'll regret in the future."

# "My mother never saw the irony of calling me a son of a bitch."

# "You know what the average person is? Average."

Keep Me Entertained At Work!!!

So, I'm at work and I'm listening to an online station,

You can listen to it here:
Winamp Windows Media Player

The reason why I suggest this station is because you, the listener, program the station. You're allowed 3 requests every 30 minutes, so get on the site and request some songs.

Just find a song you want to hear(database is listed alphabetically by artist), and hit the request button.

So, let's turn this site into Melo Radio.

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When Astronauts Lose It In Space, NASA's Plan...Ripoff Armaggedeon!

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) -- What would happen if an astronaut became mentally unstable in space and, say, destroyed the ship's oxygen system or tried to open the hatch and kill everyone aboard?

That was the question after the apparent breakdown of Lisa Nowak, arrested this month on charges she tried to kidnap and kill a woman she regarded as her rival for another astronaut's affections.

It turns out NASA has detailed, written procedures for dealing with a suicidal or psychotic astronaut in space. The documents, obtained this week by The Associated Press, say the astronaut's crewmates should bind his wrists and ankles with duct tape, tie him down with a bungee cord and inject him with tranquilizers if necessary.

"Talk with the patient while you are restraining him," the instructions say. "Explain what you are doing, and that you are using a restraint to ensure that he is safe."

The instructions do not spell out what happens after that. But NASA spokesman James Hartsfield said the space agency, a flight surgeon on the ground and the commander in space would decide on a case-by-case basis whether to abort the flight, in the case of the shuttle, or send the astronaut home, if the episode took place on the international space station.

The crew members might have to rely in large part on brute strength to subdue an out-of-control astronaut, since there are no weapons on the space station or the shuttle. A gun would be out of the question; a bullet could pierce a spaceship and kill everyone. There are no stun guns on hand.

"NASA has determined that there is no need for weapons at the space station," Hartsfield said.

NASA and its Russian counterpart drew up the checklist for the space station in 2001. Hartsfield said NASA has a nearly identical set of procedures for the shuttle, but he would not provide a copy Friday, saying its release had not yet been cleared by the space agency's lawyers.

The space-station checklist is part of a 1,051-page document that contains instructions for dealing with every possible medical situation in space, including removing a tooth. Handling behavioral emergencies takes up five pages.

The military has a similar protocol for restraining or confining violent, mentally unstable crew members who pose a threat to themselves or others in nuclear submarines or other dangerous settings.

Although Nowak performed her duties with aplomb during a short visit to the space station via the shuttle last July, and was not scheduled to fly again, her arrest has led NASA to review its psychological screening process.

A mentally unstable astronaut could cause all kinds of havoc that could endanger the three crew members aboard the space station or the six or seven who typically fly aboard the shuttle.

Space station medical kits contain tranquilizers and anti-depression, anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic medications. Shuttle medical kits have anti-psychotic medication but not antidepressants, since they take several weeks to be effective and shuttle flights last less than two weeks.

The checklist says astronauts can be restrained and then offered oral Haldol, an anti-psychotic drug used to treat agitation and mania, and Valium. If the astronaut will not cooperate, the drugs can be forcibly given with a shot to the arm. Crew members are instructed to stay with the tied-up astronaut to monitor vital signs.

Space station astronauts talk weekly via long-distance hookup to a flight surgeon and every two weeks to a psychologist, so any psychiatric disorder would probably be detected before it became so serious that the astronaut had to be brought home, Hartsfield said.

No NASA astronaut at the space station has been treated in orbit with anti-psychotic or antidepressant medications, and no NASA shuttle crew member has required anti-psychotic medications, Hartsfield said.

Depression, feelings of isolation and stress are not unheard of during long stays in space.

A couple of Soviet crews in past decades are believed to have experienced psychological problems, and U.S. astronaut John Blaha admitted feeling depressed at the start of a four-month stay at the Soviets' Mir space station more than a decade ago. Antidepressants were not available.

"I think you have to battle yourself and tell yourself, 'Look, this is your new planet ... and you need to enjoy this environment,"' Blaha told the AP last week. "You sort of shift yourself mentally."

During missions in 1985 and 1995, shuttle commanders put padlocks on the spaceships' hatches as a precaution since they did not know the scientists aboard very well. Some crew members, called payload specialists, are picked to fly for specific scientific or commercial tasks and do not train as extensively with the other astronauts.

Would-be astronauts are carefully tested and screened to eliminate those who are unstable. But unless they are bound for the space station for a monthslong stay in orbit, they are not put through any regular psychological tests after that.

Astronauts selected for the space station get a psychiatric assessment six months and a month before launch.

Dr. Patricia Santy, a former NASA psychiatrist and author of the book "Choosing the Right Stuff," said there are no good studies of astronauts' stress levels or how they adapt psychologically to space.

U.S. astronauts at the space station keep a journal for a study by a researcher. But Santy said the diaries will not help detect mental illness.

"What astronaut is going to tell you they're feeling homicidal?" she asked. "They're very conscious that if they say the wrong thing they could get grounded."

Astronaut James Reilly, who is flying on space shuttle Atlantis next March, said it is unlikely a U.S. astronaut would lose it in space. Space tourists who pay the Russians $20 million to go to the space station are another matter, he said.

"I think we stand a greater chance of someone getting a little nuts with the space tourists that fly occasionally because it's less rigorous," Reilly said.

I have the answer to the labor issues surrounding building walls on the US/Mexico boarder. So, write your congressmen about this idea!

Since we can't use illegal aliens to build the wall that will keep out illegal aliens, I have the perfect, well-trained body of labor to use...the Amish.

First off, we all know they're Americans, so that won't be a concern or a hypocracy.

Second, they come cheaply.

Third, they're already skilled at construction and masonry with their bare hands.

Fourth, did I mention they come cheaply? You'll never hear an Amish worker ask where their new crane is at. Jebidiah will show up, build a wall, and pray to God all by 6.

Republicans will love this idea. And the state of Pennsylvania will love it even more as it becomes a huge export to their economy.

How to own yourself...thanks!

Apparently, even its own website hates IE.

A Wall Memo

To whom it may concern.

In reference to the memo dated saturday january 9th... you're a fucktarded twit who needs to be hit over the head with a hammer made from shards of broken glass, battery acid, monkey poo, and dirty diapers. And if you could fall face first in a bear trap while being anally raped by Cirque de Sole members on a meth binge that would make my birthday better.

Theodore S. Longbottom.

P.S. This letter was transcribed from a previous conversation.

yes, I got bored. :(

Truthiness leads to comical clash

Comedy will clash with the comical next week when Fox News talking head Bill O'Reilly will appear on the show hosted by Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert. And vice versa.

Colbert, who essentially bases his "The Colbert Report" character on the Fox News Channel personality, will trade appearances with O'Reilly ("The O'Reilly Factor") on Jan. 18.

"I'm really looking forward to speaking to a man who owes his entire career to me," O'Reilly said.

On "The Colbert Report," Colbert portrays a self-involved talk-show host who has tried to bring "truthiness" to the world. His character owes an obvious debt to O'Reilly, who holds court in the "no-spin zone" each evening.

O'Reilly's "The O'Reilly Factor" is the top-rated program in cable news.

"I look forward to the evening," Colbert said. "It is an honor to speak face-to-face with a broadcasting legend, and I feel the same way about Mr. O'Reilly."

Front Page Art By Me

If you see any postings of front page art, they're not anything I did. I came across old artwork and posted it for the front page. :P

To My Stargate friends...

Prepare to step through the gate all over again! A third television series in the hit Stargate franchise is now in development, GateWorld has learned.

A production source informs GateWorld that the new series is in the concept phase, and is being actively worked on by the Vancouver creatives behind Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. No concept for the show has yet been revealed.

The third TV series is also not likely to be rushed into production for a 2007 premiere in order to replace SG-1, which takes its final bow with 10 new episodes this spring. Instead, a premiere in 2008 or later is more likely at this point. (Note that, at this time in the fall of 2003, Stargate Atlantis was well into casting, script-writing, and set-building to make a July premiere date.)

Following the success of the 1994 film "Stargate," Stargate SG-1 debuted in 1997, and spun off Stargate Atlantis in 2004. The two shows return to SCI FI Channel in the U.S. with new episodes in April. The spring run of 10 episodes each will mark the series finale of SG-1, and the third season finale of Atlantis.

Stargate Atlantis returns for its fourth season later in 2007.

Meanwhile, SG-1 will continue with two movies, presumably direct-to-DVD, currently aiming for a fall 2007 release.

Stick with GateWorld for full coverage of the third Stargate series as news develops!


I've updated the FAQ to include a slightly confusing way to order folders, explanation about Karma and the Preferences/Elite features.

Are you fucking kidding me?

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Orders to Cater to Creationists Makes National Park Agnostic on Geology

Washington, DC — Grand Canyon National Park is not permitted to give an official estimate of the geologic age of its principal feature, due to pressure from Bush administration appointees. Despite promising a prompt review of its approval for a book claiming the Grand Canyon was created by Noah's flood rather than by geologic forces, more than three years later no review has ever been done and the book remains on sale at the park, according to documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).

“In order to avoid offending religious fundamentalists, our National Park Service is under orders to suspend its belief in geology,” stated PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch. “It is disconcerting that the official position of a national park as to the geologic age of the Grand Canyon is ‘no comment.’”

In a letter released today, PEER urged the new Director of the National Park Service (NPS), Mary Bomar, to end the stalling tactics, remove the book from sale at the park and allow park interpretive rangers to honestly answer questions from the public about the geologic age of the Grand Canyon. PEER is also asking Director Bomar to approve a pamphlet, suppressed since 2002 by Bush appointees, providing guidance for rangers and other interpretive staff in making distinctions between science and religion when speaking to park visitors about geologic issues.

In August 2003, Park Superintendent Joe Alston attempted to block the sale at park bookstores of Grand Canyon: A Different View by Tom Vail, a book claiming the Canyon developed on a biblical rather than an evolutionary time scale. NPS Headquarters, however, intervened and overruled Alston. To quiet the resulting furor, NPS Chief of Communications David Barna told reporters and members of Congress that there would be a high-level policy review of the issue.

According to a recent NPS response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by PEER, no such review was ever requested, let alone conducted or completed.

Park officials have defended the decision to approve the sale of Grand Canyon: A Different View, claiming that park bookstores are like libraries, where the broadest range of views are displayed. In fact, however, both law and park policies make it clear that the park bookstores are more like schoolrooms rather than libraries. As such, materials are only to reflect the highest quality science and are supposed to closely support approved interpretive themes. Moreover, unlike a library the approval process is very selective. Records released to PEER show that during 2003, Grand Canyon officials rejected 22 books and other products for bookstore placement while approving only one new sale item — the creationist book.

Ironically, in 2005, two years after the Grand Canyon creationist controversy erupted, NPS approved a new directive on “Interpretation and Education (Director’s Order #6) which reinforces the posture that materials on the “history of the Earth must be based on the best scientific evidence available, as found in scholarly sources that have stood the test of scientific peer review and criticism [and] Interpretive and educational programs must refrain from appearing to endorse religious beliefs explaining natural processes.”

“As one park geologist said, this is equivalent of Yellowstone National Park selling a book entitled Geysers of Old Faithful: Nostrils of Satan,” Ruch added, pointing to the fact that previous NPS leadership ignored strong protests from both its own scientists and leading geological societies against the agency approval of the creationist book. “We sincerely hope that the new Director of the Park Service now has the autonomy to do her job.”


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All right Puck I noticed you are a Republican -- I read this book called Inside 9/11: What Really Happened and if I give you the pdf of An Eye In Shadows and Legend Keeper; along with This anthology I am overseeing with my classmates -- if you can punch up 2400-3400 words out of the box I will give you a chance to play up your following on here. My new status with is Elder Statesmen and I own a print museum. My e-mail is -- I took on and got everything back. See my if you want additional research because if I am able to piss off Sarah Jezabel Deva then I have a lot of weight in what I say.

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Heya, Puck! <3

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*fleeing to the bomb shelter*

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VinnyWeapons_cousin is spamming peoples' gspots. I don't know if it's just some retard or a bot so just letting you know.

Also, thank you for the bangs, they felt great. ;p

slops's picture
Re: A little food for thought

There's no place like home.

BangorangBipolar's picture
Re: ...not every football game is the called The Super Bowl...

Just got back on the site after years, but that post about the meloversary and that frustrating clique is exactly why I left. Melo went from a community, to a drunken picturefest of the same 20 or so people.

plurcandykidd's picture
Re: public

what ainecara said.. along with safari

ainecara's picture
Re: public

I'm having a problem viewing the recently entries on this account on either CHROME< FIREFOX, or IE.

And that is, that they don't show up.

Also, at least two other people on this site are having the same problem.

plurcandykidd's picture
Re: public

cough.. elite... cough

also miss your face.

johnix's picture
Re: A little food for thought

and just like the first season of Firefly, it's too damn expensive and unprofitable to produce another season

johnix's picture
Re: public

too cool for school these days?

gotterdammerung's picture
Re: A little food for thought

Yeah, and look at what they did with it. XD

ainecara's picture
Re: public

Is anyone else getting an error (as this: 'File upload error. Could not move uploaded file.') when they try to upload a new user photo?

blowjob's picture
Re: A little food for thought

sometimes i think about how close this community came to being a gigantic fucking thing instead of a firefly-class transport and its just so depressing

inelegant_x's picture
Re: public

Congratulations! Your fellow melo bitches have declared you as one of their favorite trolls.
Voting to see who outranks them all is going to start on Thursday, April 25th and run through Sunday April 28th. You and your brethren will vote using touches and bangs for 4 days to see who is the trolliest of all trolls.

Shoot me over a photo of your choice (does not have to be you) and something short and sweet in words.

Then prepare for battle.


(I know you don't want to play so unless you contact me saying you do, I am assuming you don't.)

xyro's picture
Re: A little food for thought

I do miss the Quick Post feature. I want it back.

endofarcry's picture
Re: A little food for thought

Oh Shit Son..

Looking you getting all up with reality in this bitch

blowjob's picture
Re: Oh front page, you're adorable.

love that the obscene user has chosen a handle that highlights her ignorance while the top user has chosen a handle which highlights her outcast

brokenniceguy's picture
Re: Oh front page, you're adorable.

Oh the joy of stupid sluts. And I reserved the joy of watching this at work...

ixgemini's picture
eastcoast's picture
Re: Oh front page, you're adorable.

buncha cum dumps, the lot of em

candy's picture
Re: Oh front page, you're adorable.

Ahhh slut shaming. Goddammit melo.

puck's picture
Re: Oh front page, you're adorable.

All I did was screen capture it.

whatacharm_'s picture
Re: Oh front page, you're adorable.

You're gonna start an epic feminist battle!

brandillio's picture
Re: public

nevermind the buzzpucks

xyro's picture
galiant's picture
Re: The true melo app

can I charge $0.99 ? I would see at least $10 after Apple takes a cut

smotherme's picture
Re: The true melo app

Why bother? 3/4 of the day, it's down.

thecolorofdirt's picture
Re: Vote Sloth Pope early, often and always.

Blasphemy has never looked so awesome. :D

puck's picture
Re: The true melo app

↓ This ↓

shad3s0fgr4y's picture
Re: The true melo app

Hey that's handy.

inelegant_x's picture
Re: public

Sloth Pope did get nominated, but didn't quite make the finals.

Sorry boo.

zombiechic1016's picture
Re: public

No probs. :)

inelegant_x's picture
Re: Katy Perry "Firework (Goat Mix)"

Was that a remix? Sounded normal to me.

inelegant_x's picture
puck's picture
Re: Another fun AIM conversation with a former Melo user...

Just going to leave a gspot here because this user is back to snooping around melo.

Remember, same thing applies, I've banned you from the site and you will continue to be banned.

Suck it up, Champ.

And I leave this here because I know you're visiting me to have said something.

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