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Vehicle Pics From Mad Max – Fury Road

If you’re as excited as I am about the upcoming Mad Max movie Fury Road then you’ll love these awesome pics of the vehicles, straight from the set in Namibia. One question remains- will Mel Gibson’s recent bout of (madness?) hurt his acting, or add to his performance as the older and angrier Mad Max? Link   another [...]

10 Things You Might Not Know About Mad Max

Mad Max is one of the most iconic sci-fi movies of all time, and for good reason-it launched the career of Mel Gibson, brought a human edge to post-apocalyptic movies, and it put Australian cinema on the map for movie lovers across the globe. But did you know that Mel came to his audition sporting a [...]

The Man Without A Facebook

(YouTube link) Remember Mel Gibson’s movie The Man Without A Face? This is what that tale of a isolated and introverted man would be about if it were made today, courtesy of Dan De Lorenzo & Ben Stumpf. -via The Daily What

12 Non-Basketball March Madness Brackets

We love March Madness! We love it so much that we can’t restrict it to just a basketball tournament. See, citizens of the internet love to make charts and graphs (which includes tournament brackets), and they love reader participation polls. Some of these tournaments want your vote to select the winner, others are just for [...]

The Quick 10: The Rest of Paul Harvey’s Story

Hello, Americans (and _flossy readers from everywhere else)! Two years ago today, Paul Harvey died at the age of 90, having been on the radio for over 70 years. For what it’s worth, here are ten interesting tidbits about the legend of radio. 1. He would want us to mention his name. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, [...]

Twitter’s 2010 In Review

On the heels of Google’s Zeitgeist 2010, Twitter has revealed its 2010 Year in Review. I’m curious: are they going to change this if something really big happens in the next two weeks? Well anyway, the Twitter insights are roughly as banal as the Google lists, with vast quantities of Justin Bieber-related topics, although political [...]

Mad Max Reenactment

Apparently there’s a growing subculture of people who reenact scenes — including replica clothing and vehicles — from the 1979 Mel Gibson movie Mad Max. Think of it as a Highland games event, except with simulated violence instead of caber tossing competitions. Fans are getting together in the California desert next month for a big [...]

7 Great Misconceptions About Australia

As an Australian, I’m greeted with open arms whenever I go overseas. It’s great to be liked… but though I hate to admit it, there are a few things people get wrong about us. I’m afraid I don’t have a pet kangaroo, I don’t live on a wide-open Outback farm, I don’t eat copious amounts [...]

The Quick 10: 8 Famous Apologies (and two that never happened)

The past seven days or so have been chock-full of apologies, haven’t they? Joe Wilson issued an apology for yelling “You lie!” at Barack Obama, Serena Williams apologized for threatening to shove the [expletive] ball down the line guard’s throat on Saturday, and now Kanye has said he was sorry for stealing Taylor Swift’s thunder [...]

Living Mad Max

Adrian Bennett has been obsessed with the Mad Max movies since 1982 when he was a teenager in England. In 2001 he built his own Interceptor, the car Mel Gibson drove in the film. Three years ago, he moved his family from Yorkshire to Australia. Now he has settled in the remote Outback town of [...]