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How Cheap Are Flights To Texas These Days?

As I was just complaining about to my friends in Karmella’s Game (watch out, don’t trip on the name I just dropped), I really wish they were playing SXSW, so I had an excuse to go.

I mean, an entire week devoted to awesome music shows and movies, in one of the coolest cities in the US…who could say no?

Now I have even more of a reason to head to Austin, TX…to check out The Alamo Drafthouse.

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This amazing post over at /film explains it far better than I could in this space.  I mean…movies…food..booze…who the hell could say no to that?

It’s A Him! Creepy Ass Mario!

Constantly trying to ruin your Monday mornings, I’ve decided the best way to get a reaction out of you, dear reader, is by frightening you.

Behold…REAL LIFE MARIO.

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All credit goes to digital artist Pixeloo.  What a disturbed person.

McDonald’s Japan Wants You Dead.

Frequently, I joke about the seemingly American-only propensity toward restaurant items that will kill you dead.

Today, McDonald’s Japan proved me very wrong.

They first stepped up the deadly burger gauntlet with the Mega Mac, literally, a Big Mac with 2x the patties…

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Then they said nay! We are not done! Let’s add to it!

This gave us the Mega Tomaco (literally, Mega Egg, a Mega Mac with bacon and egg) and the Mega Tomato (a Mega Tomaco with Tomato opposed to Egg)…

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Still undaunted, McJapan said…”We’ve got this great Mega Mac thing here, and these Teriyaki Burgers going…let’s get our chocolate in our peanut butter and make some sandwiches!”, giving us the Mega Teriyaki.

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This brought McDonald’s Japan unprecedented success.

Today brings a brand new day for the Japanese McDonald’s empire, as they start their “Mega Morning/Mega Day/Mega Night” campaign, making the Mega Mac and Mega Teriyaki standard items, and adding…THE MEGA MUFFIN!

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Time to save up the few grand needed to fly to Japan and get a bypass surgery.

It’ll Only Be 100 Or So Years Late…

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If I’ve made anything apparent, it’s that I am an unabashed fan of Brad Bird. I consider him a personal hero. Between Iron Giant, The Incredibles and Ratatouille, he’s delivered some of the finest films, animated or other wise, in the past decade. Simply put, his involvement in a film is enough for me to drop the cash on name alone.

So when a somewhat risky project like 1906 comes along, my ears perk up…

Here’s what the Hollywood Reporter had to say about it

Brad Bird has signed on to make his live-action feature directorial debut with “1906,” a co-production between Warner Bros. and Disney/Pixar, with the historical San Francisco earthquake as its backdrop.

The story centers on a college student who begins to investigate the murder of his father, uncovering a web of deceit that has left the city vulnerable to the sort of fire that breaks out when the Great Earthquake of 1906 hits San Francisco.

Bird is rewriting the original John Logan script.

What an interesting move…not only does this serve as the first live action venture for Pixar, but it also involves Bird returning to Warner Bros, something I thought impossible after it’s mistreatment of Iron Giant. Color this story watched.

Who DOESN’T Believe In Harvey Dent?

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As The Dark Knight approaches, we’ve seen more and more innovation in it’s fantastically unique marketing plan.

The latest incarnation involves the fictional campaign of Harvey Dent (aka Two-Face) for Gotham City district attorney. To take it to the people, they’re actually having a Dentmobile go around the country to “drum up support”.

A full list of locations being visited is available here, but here’s the important one for me…

Baltimore, MD
March 15th:
11-1pm
Harbor Place – Camden Yards Area Entertainment Center
3-6pm
Fort McHenry National Park/Monument

I think I might just check that out this weekend…