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A Golden Retriever in a Kansas zoo has taken over the mothering duties of three tiger cubs. Seems the natural mother got involved with some nefarious types and neglected her babies. Is it me, or does there seem to be a story about neglectful tiger mothers every month? They’re they Andrea Yates of the animal world. The kicker of this story is the zoo bought the retriever to be the adoptive mother of the tiger cubs.

The Lion Video With Almost 7 Million Views in a Little Over 30 Days

This video has taken off like… well a lion chasing a zebra. Be warned. It’s not for everybody. It has moved many viewers to tears it’s so terrifying.

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Clown Dresses as Joker and Gets Arrested

Heath Ledger went to all the trouble of making the Joker cool again, and this clown has to go and ruin it.

Heath Ledger went to all the trouble of making the Joker cool again, and this clown has to go and ruin it.

A 20-year-old man (I’m using the word loosely) dressed up as the Joker was arrested in Michigan for trying to steal Batman posters at a movie theater.  If you’re 20 and you’re dressed up like the Joker, that should be reason enough to throw you in jail.

Oliver Stone’s “W” Movie Trailer

Well, it’s here.  The movie trailer to end all movie trailers.  Actually it’s not that exciting.  Looks like Bush was just your average rich guy.

Heath Ledger’s Joker

An almost infinite number of bloggers, reporters, professional reviewers, and common schlubs from coast to coast have waxed poetic about Heath Ledgers performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight.  While I can’t add anything new, I can confirm that it is flawless.  He accomplishes something almost unthinkable.  He surpasses Jack Nicholson’s performance as the Joker. From the moment he steps on film, you forget that he is portraying a comic book villain.  There is nothing comic bookish about Heath Ledger’s Joker.  This clown faced bad guy is real.  He’s dark and scary and completely believable.  You get the feeling that the other actor’s were just a little bit scared of Ledger during the shooting of the movie.  Their reactions to him were so real because they weren’t sure if he was acting.  He raised the level of everybody’s performance in this movie.  This is a movie to watch over and over again.  There has never been a villain more masterfully played than Heath Ledger’s Joker.  I feel sorry for the guy who will play the Joker in the next Batman film.   

Randy Pausch Time Magazine Interview

I don’t want to get too maudlin about Professor’s Pausch’s passing.   I don’t know the man so it wouldn’t be appropriate for me to do a tribute to him.  I was simply inspired by his courage like the rest of the world.  So the best thing to do is to present him in his own words.  Here he is answering 10 questions from readers of Time Magazine. 


Note to self: Rent Groundhog Day & Rocky, and buy Sgt. Peppers CD. 

Last Lecture Professor Randy Pausch Dead at age 47


The Carnegie Mellon professor who inspired the world with his tremendous attitude and will to celebrate life despite having terminal pancreatic cancer has passed away.  Randy Pausch entered the public arena when his “Last Lecture” was recorded in front a packed theater on the campus of Carnegie Mellon and later released on Youtube and other video sharing sites.  The lecture was later turned into a bestselling book.  He is survived by his wife and three children. 

The family requests that donations on his behalf be directed to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 7000, El Segundo, Calif. 90245, or to Carnegie Mellon’s Randy Pausch Memorial Fund, which primarily supports the university’s continued work on the Alice project.

You can find more information here: Randy Pausch, noted CMU prof, succumbs to cancer