Oh Darling! Paul McCartney to Score Video Game Soundtrack

Oh Darling! Paul McCartney to Score Video Game Soundtrack

If German magazine Zeit and my mediocre German (with help from Google Translate) is correct, former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney, is currently writing the soundtrack for a video game.

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New Monty Python movie announced…with Robin Williams

New Monty Python movie announced…with Robin Williams

The comedy team of Monty Python–which gave the world five years of BBC television as well as five movies–is reuniting for a new film. Their newest creation will be a science fiction film. The Pythons will be playing aliens who grant wishes to humans, just to see what happens.

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Image of the Day: Awesome comics hero and villain alignment chart

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What’s Funny About Taxes? Ask the World’s First “Stand-Up Economist”

What’s Funny About Taxes? Ask the World’s First “Stand-Up Economist”

Dr. Yoram Bauman is an environmental economist at the University of Washington who has an unusual second career: stand-up comedian. Calling himself “the world’s first stand-up economist,” Bauman spends his spare time performing in comedy clubs, such as Carolines on Broadway, as well as more scholarly venues, such as the American Economic Association. He also authored The Cartoon Introduction to Economics.

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NYC’s Planetarium to Become a 200-person Video Game

NYC’s Planetarium to Become a 200-person Video Game

If you’ve been to the Rose Center for Earth and Space, a.k.a. the Planetarium in New York City’s American Museum of Natural History, you know just how impressive it is. (Really, really impressive.) But thanks to a group of independent game developers, Babycastles, it’s about to become even more awesome than that.

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Plot Synopsis Revealed for “The Amazing Spider-Man”

Plot Synopsis Revealed for “The Amazing Spider-Man”

If you believe that you don’t need to see the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man movie because the last movie featuring Spidey was released in 2007, you’re not alone. But the makers of this particular reboot believe they have something different to offer the indifferent movie-goer. This particular version of the life and times of spider-bite victim Peter Parker looks like a more sophisticated than the Sam Raimi version.

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Violinist responds to Nokia cellphone interruption

Violinist responds to Nokia cellphone interruption

Cellphones are a fact of 21st century life, and if you’re a musician, you may have been interrupted by the strident sound of ringtones during a performance. But you probably haven’t handled it as entertainingly as Slovak musician Lukáš Kmit.

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A Look Inside SpaceX’s Reusable Spacecraft, Dragon

A Look Inside SpaceX’s Reusable Spacecraft, Dragon

On February 7, 2012, SpaceX, the private space transportation company, will be launching its reusable spacecraft, Dragon, to the International Space Station (ISS). Because you and I won’t be riding the Dragon just yet, I have the next best thing to being there: a panoramic view of its interior.

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The strangest WTF Stargate Atlantis slash fic you’ll ever see

We’ve read some pretty strange fan fiction about our favorite sci-fi characters in our time. We’ve even read some pretty over-the-top slash fiction. (Those are stories about our favorite characters with an emphasis on the homoerotic, for those of you …

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Obituary: The Priceline Negotiator

Obituary: The Priceline Negotiator

The Priceline Negotiator, who showed his audience how to save up to 60% on name-your-own-price travel deals, recently died while rescuing a bus filled with potential customers. His last words were, “Save yourselves…some money.” He was 5 years old.

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