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This Is News: Expensive Disaster in Space

Posted in Internet, Media, Really, This Is News? with tags , , , , , , on January 29, 2014 by JE Cornett

Can you file bankruptcy in space?

While you were lying awake in bed late Sunday night worried about the plight of the homeless during this bitterly cold Arctic Freeze, James Carl’s empire was crumbling.

Turns out his space fleet was under siege. The surge began when a member of Carl’s coalition failed to make a payment to protect a key staging ground in the ongoing war between Carl’s Pandemic and N3 coalition and CFC and Russian forces.

The bill should have been settled via auto-pay, but something went wrong, resulting in tragic consequences.

“Everything just escalated out of control from there,” says Carl, via Associated Press. “The dust is still settling on that issue. Everyone is just focused right now on fighting to try to regain control of the system.”

Carl’s coalition faces steep odds to retake lost ground. Mineral rights and disruption of valuable trade notwithstanding, more than 100 of the $3000 vessels were destroyed in the attack before Carl was notified by alliance members in the early hours of Monday morning via phone that system B-R5RB was under fire. He spent the remainder of Monday marshaling his troops, and says that dozens of alliance members, volunteers all, took leave from their jobs to help put an end to the takeover.

Right now, Carl’s hope is that with the help of other alliance members, total destruction of B-R5RB can be prevented. While it appears the CFC currently has the upper hand, there is still time for U.S. alliance members to retake the advantage, says Carl.

Regardless, Carl is not giving up.

“It’s a universe full of grudges and constantly changing politics. If we were to lose, we’ll rebuild. Then, we’ll go back and start another war.”

The cost of this war, however, may make rebuilding difficult. Though the war is being waged in the ether, as part of the online game EVE, the real world value of the losses Carl’s coalition has weathered tallies $500,000. Whether Carl and others can afford to re-outfit this completely fictional alliance remains to be seen.

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No, Really: “Killer Joe” Is an Adult Film

Posted in Media, Really with tags , , on July 27, 2012 by JE Cornett

Your baby does not need to see “Killer Joe,” okay?

Today in omg-r-u-srs, this from the Associated Press’ Sandy Cohen:

The MPAA says on its website that an NC-17-rated film “is one that, in the view of the Rating Board, most parents would consider patently too adult for their children 17 and under.”

That’s certainly true of “Killer Joe,” which opens in New York on Friday and other major cities next week. The MPAA says it contains “graphic disturbing content involving violence and sexuality, and a scene of brutality.”

Adapted from the stage by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts, it’s a story about a small-time drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) who hires a cop moonlighting as a hit-man (Matthew McConaughey) to kill his mother for her life-insurance benefits, and offers his virgin sister as collateral. It’s adult material.

Shew. I’m glad I saw that before I took someone else’s baby to see Killer Joe.
And yes, that’s my emphasis on my favorite new phrase, “it’s adult material.”