Montauk Monster=Half dog half turtle?

July 31, 2008 at 3:03 pm (Random) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

On Tuesday a photo showed up in the Gawker. The monster is very odd looking and a lot of people claim it to be photoshopped. There’s also a lot of “eyewitnesses” though and supposedly an old man took it off the beach to mount it on his wall. The tipster that sent it in to the Gawker in the first place was a viral marketer but she says it has nothing to do with any campaign.


It was rumored that this was part of the advertising for a new show on cartoon network called Cryptids Are Real. There are also rumors that it was a washed up experiment from an animal-disease research facility on Plum island which is right offshore from Montauk.

Either way this thing is pretty freaky looking and I wouldn’t put it past companies to make up a fake creature and have some actors to pretend they witnessed it. If it is some diseased animal though, it’s pretty freaky. I wouldn’t want to have a dog or turtle with that disease. Imagine getting bit with that beak!

Edit: Every time I tried to post this pic for awhile it kept breaking…freaky.

I also found out that an energy drink company called venom is offering a reward for anyone who can capture a “Monty”.

Also here’s a video from Fox claiming that it’s not real with Jeff Corwin for support. Lots of people say he looks scared and I agree that he’s stuttering a lot for someone who’s on tv all the time. They say that there’s a government official there with a gun forcing him to talk.

Check out the update to this article here.

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I always wanted to live forever…jk

July 31, 2008 at 12:19 pm (Food, Random) (, , , , , , , , )

Some biochemists in California think that within 10 years they’ll be able to use nanotechnology to put enzymes in water. CoQ10 is an enzyme that our body naturally produces but slowly decreases its production with age.

And yet it’s vital for the body’s basic functioning, as it helps our cells convert sugars to energy.

io9.com

These biochemists hope that by getting more of this enzyme as well as other vitamins, the average human life expectancy can increase greatly since organs should stay more productive. They’re comparing it to putting iodine in salt in the 1920’s.

I’d just like to point out that Californians get everything first. First it was Pinkberry, then the new Honda FCX Clarity, and now water that makes you live longer? Come on lol. Anyways some of the people that commented on this article I read made very good points. I think I’ll list a few just because I find them entertaining and you can check out the rest for yourself by reading the full article.

1. “Tag this: ‘whatcouldpossiblygowrong?’.”

2. “It’s people! CoQ10 is made of people!!!”

3. “Isn’t this how at least one zombie film started?”

4. “So you start putting a nutrient that your body creates anyway into the drinking water. Your body senses it has enough Coq10 and stops natural production. Boom. Your now an addict.”

5. “Forget nanotechnology. Lets bioengineer a new species of tapeworm that lives in your gut, stops growing after it reaches a preset length, and produces all the vitamins and enzymes that we don’t normally, as long as it gets a steady diet of fats and proteins.
I mean, worst case scenario, it evolves sentience, wraps itself around your brainstem, and makes you talk in a reverb-heavy voice. I could live with that.
Welcome to the Hotel California! You can check out any time you like, but you cant ever leave.”

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I hope he’s a cool looking dragon.

July 31, 2008 at 10:09 am (Movie, Random) (, , , , , , , , , , )

The Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is coming out tomorrow. It’s still starring Brendan Fraser as Rick O’Connell but this time his wife, Evelyn O’Connell is being played by Maria Bello. According to imdb “Rachel Weisz announced that she will not be reprising her role of Evelyn due to different interests with the screenplay.” That’s sad because I really liked Rachel’s role in the films and personally I think this new actress is ugly and not Egyptian-looking like Rachel Weisz. Also, John Hannah is still playing Jonathan Carnahan.

In this movie Alex O’Connell (Rick & Evelyn’s son) is supposedly only 2 years older than he was in the 2nd mummy movie but from the looks of the actor, he is around 20. (He’s actually 27 😛 what a dumb choice of a son for Brendan Fraser.) Alex is played by Luke Ford.

The plot of this movie seems like they just stole the old 2 and wanted to make it Asian-themed seeing as how the Dragon Emperor was double crossed by a sorceress to spend eternity in suspended animation. I mean if you think about it, in the 1st movie the mummy was being the traitor by loving the king’s plaything and then he killed himself when he got caught and then in the 2nd movie Anck Su Namun backstabbed him when she could have possibly died. In both situations he was “died” for a woman he loved which is why I’m betting that there was a love interest between the Emperor and the Sorceress.

The plot follows the same basic line as the first 2 obviously since a mummy rises up and then you have to kill him. But it’s not like you can just have the mummy kill Brendan Frasier and be like ok everyone you can go home now ;).

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The Band of Seven

July 30, 2008 at 4:00 pm (Anime, Random) (, , , , )

So if you didn’t know the Inuyasha box set for season 5 came out yesterday :D. I’m a big fan but I’ll probably wait to buy it when it’s cheaper. If you haven’t had enough images for today and even if you have I’m gonna post some pics from Inuyasha now! 🙂

I found this fun Chibi version of the Band of Seven along with all the main Inuyasha characters.
Whoa this picture of Inuyasha is scary O_o but still fun.
Finally here’s a decent pic of the Band of Seven who are the main bad guys in season 5.

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Ron Looks silly in a Quidditch Helmet

July 30, 2008 at 10:49 am (Movie, Random) (, , , , , , , , , , )

So there’s a really cool Harry Potter fan site called Mugglenet. It has lots of news on the movies and it had news on the book details back before they were released. For some reason it also has lots of hatred from LOTR fans even though the writer of the site loves LOTR. I just find some of the things the people say on the site to be hilarious because of their own stupidity. There’s a Wall of Shame on the site and it’s worth a read if you haven’t seen it before.

Also in honor of the trailer for Harry Potter 6 coming out last night I’m gonna post some cool pics from the upcoming movie. Enjoy.

The title of this post says it all. Also why do both Ron and that girl both have #2 on their Quidditch outfits?

I’m guessing this is the new minister Rufus Scrimgeour telling Harry he wants to be “pals”.

What an emo shot of Harry!

This picture just makes me laugh remembering those Valentines chocolates. Then again there was that whole Ron getting poisoned after it… way to tense up the situation Rowling haha.

Oooh a fun look at new potions.

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Harry Potter 6 Trailer ftw!

July 29, 2008 at 9:15 pm (Movie, Random) (, , , , , , )

Here it is the long awaited Harry Potter 6 trailer. I like it so enjoy!

Edit: I said earlier that I would put this up.

If you want a better picture, here‘s a place where you can download a high def one and trust me the picture is great.

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Omg Harry Potter 6 Trailer is here today!

July 29, 2008 at 10:43 am (Movie, Random) (, , , , , , , , , , )

The Harry Potter 6 trailer is supposed to be online today. I’ll hunt for it later since I can’t now but there’s other exciting news. There’s a picture of the young Tom Riddle out now and he is being played by Hero Fiennes-Tiffin which is actually the nephew of Ralph Fiennes who plays Voldemort in the films. That’s pretty cool, I mean wouldn’t you love your uncle forever if he got you that kind of gig? He’s a cute little kid but he also has that “I’m evil” look in his eyes. I guess you could find that in any 10-year-old if you tried hard enough though lol.

Anyways there’s also a picture of Dumbledore that’s been released. As you can see he’s fighting with some fire spell which is probably being used against the Inferi. Yay Dumbledore kicking some ass! Haha I’ve been disappointed with the 2nd pick for Dumbledore ever since the first one died. I always thought they should’ve used Sir Ian McKellen since he’s that happy old guy that reminds me exactly of what Dumbledore should be. Back to what I was saying, I hope the current Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) does his character well in the fight scene at the end of the movie.

I will definitely keep an eye out for the trailer today and be sure to post it ASAP. Oh and make sure you go see the new Mummy 3 this weekend because it’s supposed to have the trailer as well :D.

Edit: Here‘s the link for the trailer.

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Tumblerbot

July 29, 2008 at 8:15 am (Movie, Random) (, , , , , , )

Ever wondered what Batman’s car would look like if it could Transform? Well apparently someone else wanted to know too because they made this. I really like it and I must agree with Ericka that it’s face does look similar to Silverbolt’s. If anything though I would have to say the face is a cross between Tigertron and Silverbolt. I also really like it how they have all the specs and how tall he is right next to him. It puts some perspective on the fact that he’s huge! lol

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Who wants some lavender toothpaste?

July 28, 2008 at 3:03 pm (Food, Random) (, , , , )

I found this site called Breath Palette that sells odd flavors of dental hygiene items. There are 18 flavors of toothpaste alone. I think I’d try the strawberry or the fuji apple flavor but definitely not the monkey banana or cola :P. They also have a flavor 0 that is pH-balancing that chefs use to cleanse their palates.

One of the other things they have available is a smoothie mouthwash to go. How cool is that? I’d love it if my mouthwash tasted like a smoothie :D. They also have zen water mouthwash and a sweet tooth toothpaste. I kinda wonder if this stuff doesn’t give you cavities instead of helping to remove them. But if it does work I’d love to use it. If you were wondering whether your mouth still smells like the flavor afterwards, it doesn’t because they’re all made with menthol to leave your breath fresh and clean.

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Search Engines are Cuil now

July 28, 2008 at 10:49 am (Random) (, , , , )

There’s a really interesting new search engine made by Anna Patterson who quit Google in 2006. She plans to keep the technology secret instead of selling it this time. The name of the search engine is Cuil and it’s pronounced “cool” if you already didn’t figure that out.

For starters, Cuil’s search index spans 120 billion Web pages.

3 years ago Google only indexed 8.2 billion Web pages. Anna believes that currently Cuil’s index is at least 3 times the size of Google’s current one.

If you check out Cuil yourself you can see the unique way it displays web page searches. It’s really cool and currently I’m looking to see if they have an images only option similar to Google.

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