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Alan Moore Stops Griping And Starts Making Movies

Alan Moore is known as much for his writing as for his grouchy disposition, and generally hates the Hollywood treatments his works have received so far, which is why I think making his own movies is a brilliant idea! Alan is working with his friend Mitch Jenkins on “a multi-layered, multi-episode narrative created by Moore and [...]

The historical persecution of scientists

There are many records of scientists being persecuted in a number of dispicable ways over the years. As recently as the 1950s, computer scientist Alan…

Alan Scott, the Original Green Lantern, Comes Out as Gay

Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, is back. This time, DC Comics has a twist for comic lovers: Alan is back as a gay man. Appearing in next week’s EARTH 2 #2, Alan Scott is the only Green Lantern of [...]

18 Metaphors & Analogies Found in Actual Student Papers (Or Not—But They’re Still Hilarious)

Okay, so we can’t be 100% positive that these are from “actual” student papers. But Bill Gross, founder of Idealab, thinks so and I tend to believe him. Let us know which is the best (worst?) in the comments below! 1. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer [...]

Two robots converse about God

PhD students set up a conversation between two computer bots to see what would happen. The two bots, named Alan and Sruthi, were originally designed t…

At the Age of 61, Man Returns to College Football

When he was 18, Alan Moore played college football for a year before leaving school to serve with the US Army in Vietnam. When he got back, Moore got a job, got married, and eventually had three children and five grandchildren. He never stopped dreaming of football. Now he’s back, 43 years later. Moore is [...]

The Muppets in The Hangover Part II?

Video link Well, sort of. In this spoof teaser for the upcoming Muppets movie, written by Jason Segal and Nicholas Stoller (the team behind Forgetting Sarah Marshal) and directed by Flight of the Conchords co-creator James Bobin, the Muppets get their Wolf Pack on just like Stu, Doug, Alan and Phil. Love the Danny Trejo cameo. [...]

The Late Movies: I Get That A Lot

Okay, I’m aware that this show is nothing but poofy tabloid-culture nonsense, but I Get That A Lot is kind of a guilty pleasure. It’s a reality prank show about celebrities who assume “regular” jobs and pose as “regular” folks — without doing very much to disguise their faces, etc — and when people ask [...]

10 Quirky Sporting Events

Even if you’re not a particularly athletic person, there’s a sport out there for you. Whether you’re an avid ironer or are known for launching your cell phone 300 feet after dealing with an exceptionally annoying telemarketer, there’s something in the world that will play to your skills. Here are 10 of them. 1. Toe Wrestling. [...]

Man Buried in SPARCstation Case

After he “left for the great data bank in the sky,” Alan was memorialized by his family in the most dignified manner possible: inside a 1990s-era SPARCstation CPU case inscribed with his name, the years of his life, and the phrase “Beam me up Scotty, I’m done here.” Those who attended the funeral said goodbye [...]