Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Here’s what else is going on in nerd news around the web:
Finally, love is possible for Apple elitists: Introducing Cupidtino: The first and only dating site for Apple product owners.
[via The Daily What]
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More vampire sparkles: This just in: Twilight‘s fourth installment Breaking Dawn will hit theaters on Nov. 18, 2011. This comes just a few days after the announcement that Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) was set to direct. No word on weither it will be one or two films.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]
Is this about LOST or Gilligan’s Island?: Essay: Here On The Island, A Scholarly Critique of the Style, Symbolism and Sociopolitical Relevance of Gilligan’s Island by Lewis Napper
Without benefit of any huge bureaucracy or powerful tribunal, the castaways principally live in peace. More important than any traditional codification of laws is simply their collective treatment of one another. The series suggests that the key to successful life lies mainly in their own ingenuity to exist at ease with themselves, the elements and those around them. The peculiarities and blunders of each inhabitant are admitted and tolerated. Their differences are simply noticed and granted — not violently opposed.
Even this lofty theme is not the primary thesis. The story is actually about something much more fundamental. The most remarkable message of the tale lies in the paradox of the concentrated lust of the castaways — their burning desire to go back. Back to a time and a place that is more familiar and romantically remembered as “better.”
The tragedy of the tale is not that they can never go back. The real affliction is the wish itself. They are all so preoccupied with the notion of going back that they never realize they are already in paradise.
[via Boing Boing]
Your Daily Dinosaur: The American Society For Velociraptor Attack Prevention
Fun Fact: Velociraptor attack is the 3rd leading cause of death for men age 27-29. However, everyone must think about the implications of velociraptors: young and old, men, women and transgendered persons.
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