Got a digital copy of Star Wars Insider delivered to my inbox today, the inside cover was an ad… this ad… a very cool and nerdy ad…
TV TOKYO and Cruchyroll.com have announced that it will begin airing episodes of Naruto Shippuden to subscribers on January 8th, 2009. These episodes will appear around an hour after they’ve aired in Japan and will be English Subbed. A week later they will be free to watch on the CruncyRoll site and apparently it won’t be limited to a US audience either, it’ll be a worldwide stream.
Also airing will be Shugo Chara and Skip Beat! with more planned for the future as CrunchyRoll is dealing with Gonzo, Toei, ADV, Media Blasters, Directions, Udon and Organic to name but a few.
This will have some downsides however. The CR site will change it’s format completely by only hosting videos approved by copyright holders, this means that all user uploaded data will have to cease and be removed by the January 8th deadline.
CR has some titles that it streams already in HQ video and whilst it is good quality it doesn’t really compare to the fansubbed material that is readily available to fans. Some Fansubbers have announced their withdrawal from the Naruto franchise but I doubt whether it will be widespread.
Whilst I’ve been sitting here working on the site and other geeky stuff, I’ve had iTunes blurting out ‘My Top Rated’ playlist. Green Day appears on it heavily and I got to thinking that the last thing I heard from them was the awesome John Lennon Cover, ‘Working Class Hero’ recorded for the benefit album – ‘Instant Karma: the Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur’ – which you should buy. So I had a little surf and came up with, at numerous locations, that 2009 will bring 3 – yep 3 – new Green Day albums! After a little more searching I found this to be complete gobshite, it was originally reported by the NME back in 2006 in an article that stated they had enough material for 3 new albums… Anyway, for up-to-date information, an invaluable source is The Green Day Authority.
In the meantime, whilst we wait for news of the next release, here’s the official video for ‘Working Class Hero’
Dang!!! This is one scary Spock!!! Could make a great “Heroes” crossover, haha.
Empire magazine (UK) has published it’s top 500 films of all time. Appropriately, OldBoy appears at number 64.
KOFIC has more:
The UK’s most popular film magazine, Empire, published its list of the top 500 films of all time, placing PARK Chan-wook’s acclaimed thriller OldBoy 64th in the rankings. For the list, Empire polled more than 150 directors, including Quentin Tarantino and Mike Leigh, as well as 50 film critics and more than 10,000 readers of the magazine.
PARK’s film – - [more]
So… er… what’s this doing to my brain…?
Post Rock Coolness from Explosions in the Sky…
Sniped this from CollegeHumor.com, amazing technique…
I haven’t used iTunes for what seems like months. It’s actually since the demise of a popular website where I (and most of the planet – including Trent Reznor) obtained their music.
Anyway, there seems to be a few other alternatives around worth taking a look at but in the meantime I thought I’d check out the new Radiohead album which is available exclusively via their website.
The cool thing about this is that you can pay whatever you want for it! Awesome stuff. So, being probably the last person to test this out, I’ve downloaded the album tonight to check it out.
The first track 15 Step was so bloody brilliant I stuck in my playlist straight away. As with most Radiohead stuff, you need to listen to it through at least twice before you get into it, but this time I must say that for them to offer this latest piece of work for ‘free’ (if you don’t want to pay, you don’t have to) is amazing. A great 10 tracks that’s well worth downloading.
Woke up to this today… thanks to GrrGerald for passing it along…
or… if Frank Miller made LOTR…
Reuters reports that the Chinese have failed to ‘embrace’ to the ‘Free Hugs Campaign’ that seemed to be a big hit in Australia recently. In fact, some people who actually attempted this hugging strangers idea were hauled away by police for questioning…
It’s been a while since I’ve posted any feeds, in fact my Bloglines RSS feeds was so massively populated with unread entries it’s taken me a whole day to sift through them. I’ve picked out a few goodies though, so without further ado…
- Doing What Animals Do
Mickey, Minnie and Goofy caught doing the Wild Thing at Disneyland Paris!
- David Lynch Becomes a Self Distributor
- KFC Go Healthy.. Kind of..
New York has ‘banned’ trans-fats, this means that KFC have decided to go with the flow changing the way they cook…
- Saw 3 Cuts it up!
The latest installment of the Saw flicks sees it topping the US box office for Halloween…
- Male Pill
Apparently hits you where it hurts. Stopping sperm production… any other dude a bit wary about this???
- Jack Black – Green Lantern No More
Probably due to fan hate, Jack Black has stepped down as the new Green Lantern… shame. Could have been another reason to laugh at DC’s attempts to make movies properly.
- Awesome Watch
On my Chrimbo list, but somehow I don’t think it’ll happen. Touted as a ‘Man Toy’, the watch has a “complicated impractical readout, an awesome color scheme, “tamper resistant” torx screws, a CNC-cut steel chassis, und zo weiter.”
via Boing Boing
- Vampires and Ghost aren’t real, says physicist
Really? Bloody hell…
- Bed Jumping .com
Take pics of you, your friends/family jumping on a hotel bed, then send it to Bedjump.com.
- Reverse Graffiti
‘British authorities aren’t sure what to make of the artist who is creating graffiti by cleaning the grime of urban life.’
- Explore Banned Books
Celebrate ‘Banned Books Week’ (Sep 23-30) by using Google’s Book Search to find that banned book!
- New Life Form!
Birdwatcher discovers a new breed of bird…
- Don’t Do It!!
Oral sex can give you cancer… bloody hell…
- Bush: “Third Awakening”
- Bill Sienkiewicz Blogs!
Comics God starts blogging… good man! (via WarrenEllis.com)
- Katie West Interview
Katie was interviewed for Listd.net by Mark Sarmel. Check her Flickr page and her wonderfully sexy site at KatieWest.ca.