There are some who believe tere is nothing that can be done about bullying – perhaps because until the internet and/or movies, they didn’t know exactly how bad of a problem bullying was? Or perhaps for whatever reason, they just didn’t want to take on the issue?
The good news is that a recently published book by author Emily Bazelon has given us an extensive look at the complications of dealing with bullies, and even more importantly, SOLUTIONS on how to solve the issue. The book is called Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Re-Discovering the Power of Character and Empathy. I stumbled onto the book not long after seeing clips from the film “Bully”, where I was left staring at a blank screen long after the film’s credits had wrapped, recalling the times I’d been made fun of in the past. Continue reading “If You Suffer From Bullying and Are Looking For Help, You Should Read This Book” »
NASA and Rovio have teamed up to put an Angry Birds exhibit in the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando Florida, centered around the Angry Birds in Space theme and complete with B-movie esque moniker Angry Birds Space Encounter.
The exhibit was first announced about a year ago by astronaut Donald Pettit when he was living aboard the International Space Station — and while we were first apt to attribute such an idea to space sickness, Rovio and NASA officially opened the exhibit at Cape Canaveral last Friday. Both companies are launching the exhibit with the hope that it inspires more kids to get excited about space and want to explore it. Continue reading “Rovio and NASA Hope to Jump-Start Space Race With New “Angry Birds” Exhibit” »
With its purposefully shoddy green screen shots and hammy acting, “Walking Dead Homeland” could just be another shitty parody of two of pop culture’s biggest television successes.
BarelyPolitical‘s latest endeavor goes beyond that, however, even breaking down the fourth wall and calling attention to the real-world obsession both shows have provoked. Continue reading “‘Walking Dead Homeland’ Shows How Annoying Zombies Can Really Be” »
He’s back…albeit this time Charlie Sheen is covering a different subject matter. The man who set the world record for the fastest to 1 million twitter followers once again returned to the online platform to make this following statement regarding his daughter being (in his words) forced out of school because she was incessantly bullied: Continue reading “Charlie Sheen Asks Fans On Twitter To Rise Up, Send Dog-Sh#t to Daughter’s Bullies” »
Sure, movies and shows like The Walking Dead and 28 Days Later are good, scary fun, viewed from the safety of our cozy homes, where we can go to sleep knowing it’s all B.S. Right?
Apparently it’s not that simple. Much in the way that Stephen Hawking recently joined a robot awareness think-tank — just in case the robots we manufacture end up getting too smart — academics and intellectuals are calling for some real research into the zombie world.
“You know that day that you once told me about, when Gotham would no longer need Batman? It’s coming.”
…But it’s not here, yet.
A truism the internet proved again today, as a video of a man disguised as The World’s Greatest Detective, has gone viral.
West Yorkshire Police in the U.K. reported that the man handed over a wanted suspect, then promptly disappeared.
Police said, “The person who brought the man in was dressed in a full Batman outfit. His identity remains unknown.”
Witnesses say the man dressed as The Bat, dropped the suspect off at the front desk and said, “I’ve caught this one for you.” He then vanished and up to this point has not been seen.
The apprehended suspect appeared before a court for charges stemming from handling stolen goods to various fraud offenses.
Out of all of this, we certainly know there is one man who is not a fraud…because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A dark knight.
You can’t make this stuff up (chances are if you did you’d probably get suspeneded)…
A 7 year old boy was given a two day suspension for shaping his lunch pastry into a gun and reportedly making “bang, bang” sounds with it (it’s been at least a decade since I’ve typed the phrase bang, bang sounds).
The tragedy of it all, according to the boy, was that the pastry was shaped to originally fashion itself after a mountain. Continue reading “7 Year Old Boy Suspended By School for Shaping Pastry Into a Gun (Update: Letter To Parents)” »
At this point, Bradley Manning is almost a household name. To some, it may be a villainous one — for others, a sort of Internet folk hero who has defied military /governmental rule , during a war that few have believed in. As you may remember, Manning was arrested back in 2010, after military brass found he’d been leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks.
According to The Los Angeles Times, Manning pleaded guilty on Thursday to all 10 charges, which means he’ll be serving a total of 20 years in prison.
Earlier this week, we told you about the BBC Series that is aiming to put America’s zombie apocalypse (and most popular cable) TV show, The Walking Dead, to shame with their horror driven series “In The Flesh.”
Now it looks like the BBC is going one step further in making a mere announcement for the show – they’ve created a PSA warning you to stay away from zombies, you know, in case you happen to be confronted by the dead (type that last phrase in and this will come up as one of Google’s top search results). Continue reading “BBC Makes Actual PSA To Keep You Safe, Advise You How To Avoid Zombies” »
After years of inspiring us with their own successful dramas — Cracker and Prime Suspect just one of several — It looks as though Britain will now be getting their own zombie TV show. The trailer for In The Flesh reveals a (fairly) original take on the zombie genre that could be just what television needs. At the very least, we’ll have something to fall back on in case The Walking Dead runs out of steam.
According to the BBC, In The Flesh will follow the story of a Great Britain trying to recoup following a massive zombie outbreak. Continue reading “Will New British Zombie Show “In The Flesh” Put THE WALKING DEAD to Shame?” »
Usagi’s one-and-only game thus far has been the 1988 Commodore 64 game, The Legend of Usagi Yojimbo (which wasn’t as bad as it could have been). Safe to say Stan Sakai’s epic samurai sword-wielding, decapitating ronin bunny rabbit needs an update in the gaming world.
Now, however, it looks as though the legendary comic/manga may finally be getting the game treatment it deserves. We hope. Continue reading “RYAAAAAAH! Epic Manga/Comic USAGI YOJIMBO Gets His Own Mobile Game” »
Judy Viger from South Glen Falls, New York, only wanted to give her son a gift that would both a)eliminate the need for her to ever give him a gift again and also b)make him the most popular kid on campus, which might have been two huge problem solvers for both of them.
Sadly New York State police didn’t see it quite the same way, and have arrested Ms. Viger for endangering a minor. Continue reading “‘World’s Greatest Mom’ Hires Strippers for Her Son’s 16th Birthday, Arrested by Cops” »
Okay, so they’re not exactly Dragon Ball Z space pods — but damn if they’re not incredibly similar near-facsimiles. This week Japanese department store Tokyu Hands unveiled their latest set of ‘survival balls,’ aka Life Armour, designed to protect civilians from disasters and potential catastrophes.
Tsunami rolls in, and hey! You’ve got a portable mini-ark — complete with solar-powered GPS that can help, uh, navigate you through the giant flood/pile of rubble that just dropped in. Continue reading “Awesome Dragon Ball Z-Like Space Pods Will Protect You From All Kinds of Disasters” »
Quite some time ago (in 2009 to be exact), independent Japanese publishing company East Press decided to put out a manga version of Adolf Hitler’s autobiography Mein Kampf. Why? No one is exactly sure.
When Israeli Ambassador to Japan Nissim Ben-Shitrit happened upon the manga at a Tokyo bookstore, he was understandably pissed, and wasted no time in writing a letter of complaint to Press. Continue reading “Publisher Releases Offensive ‘Mein Kampf’ Manga; Apologizes, Releases Jesus Manga” »
Misayo Nakazawa, widow to Hiroshima A-Bomb survivor and Barefoot Gen creator Keiji Nakazawa, uncovered something pretty big in the manga/anime world last week.
Apparently Ms. Nakazawa stumbled upon an unfinished draft of a sequel to the original Gen, outlined largely in scribbles and scattered around the house they once shared. Continue reading “Missing Sequel to Classic Manga ‘Barefoot Gen’ Found by Creator’s Widow — Will Anything Come of It?” »
Early this week, Japanese authorities finally caught the evasive hacker they’ve been chasing since last year. That’s right, the same guy who threatened to blow up a busy part of Osaka; a guy who pinned (however inadvertently) his crimes on a couple of unsuspecting working joes — one of whom happened to be Mobile Suit Gundam animator Masaki Kitamura.
As of this week, the perpetrator has finally been caught and is in police custody. What cops also got with their suspect: more cat pics. Continue reading “Japan’s Most Wanted Hacker Finally Caught; Really Loves Cats” »
College of New Jersey students who find themselves caught up in the heat of the moment now have an option: emergency condom delivery, courtesy of Kyle McCabe and his handy (ba-dum!) website, CondAm.net.
You phone in a message to the guy via his site, he hits you up, you’re bagged in no time. Continue reading “College-Based Website Offers Speedy Emergency Condom Delivery” »
Apparently Iceland Interior Minister Ögmundur Jónasson isn’t satisfied with his home country’s ban on the printing and circulation of pornography. Now he’s taking extra steps to ensure that, in addition, Internet pornography ceases to exist.
While such a move in the U.S. would no doubt entail hours and billions in legal and fiscal complications, Jónasson’s seriously close to executing his plan — and he’s got plenty of lawmakers to back him up. Continue reading “Iceland On Mission to Ban Internet Porn; Will it Do More Harm Than Good?” »
Now that a little more light has finally been shed on the anime — courtesy of the project’s YouTube Channel — the full scope of it all may certainly inspire cheers from loyal fans, but for others it will certainly entail more headaches. Continue reading “Production I.G. Outlines Convoluted Release Plans for ‘GHOST IN THE SHELL: ARISE’, Drops First Trailer” »
A 160 foot wide asteroid is scheduled to pass within 17,000 miles of Earth this Friday (roughly three times the distance between the United States and China). Yes that is the largest asteroid to ever pass by our planet with advanced knowledge, no you shouldn’t have to alter your Friday plans because of it.
Even more interesting than not being destroyed however is the fact the rock is estimated to harbor billions of dollars in valuable resources, primarily $65 billion in water and $130 billion in precious metals. Continue reading “Asteroid Nearing Earth Worth $195 Billion, Won’t Miss Us By The Way” »