Sin City 2 Poster Shot Down for "Excessive" Nudity

MPAA: “OMG BOOBS!”

CinemaBlend:

How can a poster for a movie called Sin City offer up a poster that’s too risqué? The word “Sin” is in the title! You better bring some edgy material, or fans won’t care. And yet, the MPAA rejected the above one-sheet showing Eva Green and her chest “for nudity.” Imagine that.

The NY Post picked up on the story, reporting that the “curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown” was more than enough to ensure that this Sin City: A Dame to Kill For poster doesn’t make it to your local multiplex.

How utterly idiotic is this? The MPAA had no problem with the gun but they got the knickers in a twist over “the curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola”. I’m sorry but I’m a much bigger fan of boobs than guns.

It’s not just ridiculously prudish it’s insanely hypocritical. Read the story and look at the poster for the movie, Saw II. So “boobs = bad” but “severed fingers = good”? WTF?

Visa Paywave and Asshole Dad

This ad is on seemingly every commercial break during the NHL playoffs here in Canada and it really pisses me off. Can you spot why?


Twenty seconds in. Morgan Freeman’s voice over:

“You use Visa Paywave Gerald to get to what matters faster.”

OK. But then “dad’s” voice is heard:

“There when it really matters. That’s where I want to be.”

Except….YOU’RE AN ASSHOLE, DAD.

The video shows dad getting to the hockey game just in time to see his kid score a goal. Great! Glad he didn’t miss a big moment in his kid’s life. Except….

He missed everything that led up to the goal. The commercial seems to say “Gerald” does this all the time. Gerald is a jerk who only shows up just when it’s necessary.

So he’s missed everything else about his kid’s game/sport/life/etc. As someone who spent much of his childhood sporting life scanning the stands for parents who were never there, Gerald should be there for the whole game, not just the “convenient” parts.

Stop forcing people to wear bike helmets

Bicyclists Riding Without Helmets
Vox:

Stop forcing people to wear bike helmets.

For most bikers, this advice is anathema. The importance of wearing a helmet has been drilled into everyone since childhood. And, it’s true that, as study after study has shown, you’re better off with a helmet if you’re in an accident.

But in the world’s most popular biking cities, particularly in Europe, very few bikers wear helmets. And there are good reasons for that: biking, it turns out, isn’t an especially dangerous form of transportation in terms of head trauma.

I don’t think even motorcycle helmets should be mandatory. But if you are so colossally stupid that you choose not to protect your brain, you should have to sign a waiver that allows us to harvest your organs if you get into an accident – whether you’re still using them or not.

A Doctor Explains Why Getting Kicked in the Balls Hurts So Damn Much

Nerve.com:

Is getting kicked in the balls that much worse than other pain (as some men have claimed)? Nope, not really. (Sorry, dudes).

While the testicles are a particularly fragile body part, all pain is relative. Ball pain, while strong, doesn’t break any bones and is very short term. The pains from childbirth, even a broken nose, probably outweigh testicular injuries, Dr. Mirza says.

I heard a great comment from a comedian. He said, “I can prove getting kicked in the balls hurts more than childbirth. Most women would have another child, even when they know what the pain will be like. Ask any man if he’d liked to be kicked in the balls again….”

🙂

A cartoonist's review of his magical space car

The Oatmeal has a cartoon/article – “What it’s like to own a Tesla Model S – A cartoonist’s review of his magical space car”.

Now, I love The Oatmeal. Funny stuff. And I like the idea of a Tesla (never driven one so I can’t say much more than that). But his love of his Tesla may be blinding him to some things.

He says:

After seven months and 4,000+ miles, any “range anxiety” i used to have has been completely quelled.

Of course it has. If you are only driving an average of 19 miles a day, there’s no need for range anxiety.

I use Tesla’s supercharger stations if I’m planning a long trip.

If he’s only driven 4K miles in seven months, what would he define as a “long trip”?

I have the 85kwh battery which I can go up to 260 miles on a single charge.

I don’t know about any of you but I would regularly drive that far on my motorcycle just to go get coffee. 500-600 miles/day were not unusual. In a car, I could do that “charge distance” several times in one day.

My Model S can go from 0-60 in five seconds.

That is great acceleration but my motorcycle did it in 3.8. 🙂

I want an app that makes race car noises when I accelerate.

You know what makes race car noises when you accelerate? A fucking race car…

In referring to a friend who has solar panels on his house and, therefore, his Tesla is being being charged via sunlight:

What I find insanely wonderful about this is that technically my friend is now driving a car which is powered by the motherfucking sun.

Yeah. Technically, WE ALL ARE.

In a knock ostensibly directed at the internal combustion engine:

It’s like driving around in a miniature power plant, or owning a television set that needs to be topped off and then pull started.

Wait…WTF? Your Tesla has a “miniature power plant” in it and it most certainly needs to be topped off – and even more frequently (and more slowly) than a gasoline powered car.

Don’t get me wrong – I know electric cars are our future and, for the most part, I welcome that future. But I’m also a realist and don’t want people to think it’s all going to be all candy canes and lollipops.

Would I buy a Tesla? No. At $70,000, there are cars that are just as good performance wise that will take me on much longer trips than a Tesla.

Oh, the Noise…the EPIC Noise!

“Every Epic Story Has A Great Start”:

“Getting Started” is a short video that includes the sights, but more importantly the sounds, of 33 amazing vehicles roaring to life! From the ’69 Jaguar E-Type’s quiet Inline-6 to the the rumble of the Aventador’s 6.5L V12 and the punch of the Saleen S7’s twin turbos, we don’t often have the pleasure of hearing these fire up. Spanning decades, cylinder numbers, and displacements – each engine’s voice is as individual and recognizable as its body style.

Just for you Super Car fans. I was surprised that, out of all of them (and given my lust of all things Ferrari), my favourite sound was the 1957 Jaguar XKSS.

What Running Out of Power in a Tesla Taught Me


What Running Out of Power in a Tesla Taught Me:

I’d been driving as I normally would, not realizing that higher speeds and the rising elevation would drain the battery faster — that “estimated” range really is just an estimate.

I don’t know what it taught you but it taught me you’re a moron.

What did you think the word “estimated” means?

Overall, it’s a good, well written piece but why would you rent an “exotic” car without at least doing some research on it and its characteristics? It’s not like he rented a Toyota to run around town in. He rented a $100,000 car!

Driving Doug’s Ferrari

Driving Doug’s Ferrari:

When Doug DeMuro bought a Ferrari 360 Modena, he decided to go ahead and let all his friends drive it, since he knew they would want to and they would feel awkward about asking. He got repaid with a nice video of their reactions.

That’s all fine and Doug may be a nice guy but I watched the video and the thing that jumped out at me is the fact that DOUG AND HIS FRENDS ARE ASSHOLES.

You know how I can tell? Watch the first two minutes of the video and look at the background whiz by as these asshats accelerate. They’re often doing this IN A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBOURHOOD.

I love Ferraris. I love going fast. But if you put a high performance sports car into the hands of a newbie and then let that newbie accelerate widely through a residential neighbourhood, you and your friends are fucking jag offs.

Pay It Forward with a Cup of Joe

EU Embraces “Suspended Coffee”:

Tough economic times and growing poverty in much of Europe are reviving a humble tradition that began some one-hundred years ago in the Italian city of Naples. It’s called caffè sospeso — “suspended coffee”: A customer pays in advance for a person who cannot afford a cup of coffee.

I saw this mentioned on Facebook by Jell Carlson. What a great idea. I’ve “often” (whenever I can afford it) buy coffee for the person behind me at Starbucks. And I almost always do it for military personnel I see in a line. It’s a little thing you can do every now and then to make a complete stranger a little bit happier.