Sidecar Dogs and Doggles

I recently stumbled across a trailer for a documentary about dogs riding in motorcycle sidecars. The preview was perfectly executed: bikes and revving engines, dogs wearing goggles with their faces in the wind, americana music, and a bunch of biker stories about how much dogs enjoy riding in sidecars. After watching the first thirty seconds, it quickly becomes apparent that there’s a whole sub culture of people who absolutely love taking their dogs on bikes. I hadn’t previously considered the possibility, but I’m extremely happy to know this is a thing. The movie is called ‘Sit Stay Ride: The Story of America’s Sidecar Dogs’. It was funded through Kickstarter earlier this year, raising almost $35K from 679 backers, and appears to have been primarily released

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How to Make People Float

I read Ender’s Game when I was 12 years old — it was on a summer reading list, and as a young kid, I loved the book. It was among the most unique stories I read in grade school. And given that it was written in the 80’s, many of its ideas were certainly ahead of the times. I’ve never been into sci-fi, but it was thought provoking and it grabbed my attention. I haven’t closely followed all of the Orson Scott Card controversy, but once I heard there was a movie in the works, I knew I had to see it. Last weekend I did, and thought it was thoroughly entertaining, and it at least did the book some justice.

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Sex Photos Revealed

I found these photos the other day and couldn’t believe it. Okay, that was low. I apologize. Interesting fact: whenever I put sex in the title of a blog post, my daily traffic jumps 3-5x. Anyways, now that I’ve diverted you away from Facebook or Twitter, I have a favor to ask. Over the past few months I’ve been playing the guitar in Vanessa Kafka’s band. Vanessa’s written some great new songs since her last album, and we’re raising some money on Kickstarter to go record an EP. We’re pretty excited to head to the studio, but still have a ways to go on the fundraising front. The thing is, Kickstarter’s different from other fund raising sites. Your pledge isn’t a donation, but rather a pre-order

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Tattoo Artist Can’t Stand Hangovers

Note: This is a guest post written by James Marshall Spector.  The following (including, but not limited to, my research, thoughts and opinions) cannot and should not be considered to be actual legal advice in any way, shape, or form.  It is offered merely for entertainment purposes as reflections on an interesting legal issue. I think it’s fair to say that The Hangover reintroduced a reformed Mike Tyson to the public with his humorous cameo. Besides his ferocious boxing skills in the eighties and early nineties and his battles in and out of court, Tyson is also well known for his face tattoo.  If you have seen the trailer for the upcoming sequel, you may have noticed that Stu, played by

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Wes Anderson is Back!

This is exciting: Jason Schwartzmann, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Bruce Willis will join a stellar cast for Wes Anderson’s latest film, Moonrise Kingdom, according to reports in the US. News of Anderson’s follow-up to Fantastic Mr Fox first emerged in November. Now a small casting agency based in Rhode Island, where the movie will be shot, has confirmed the cast list. Schwartmann and Murray are old hands as far as Anderson is concerned, while Swinton and Willis will make their debuts for the film-maker. Ed Norton and Frances McDormand are also joining the production. Moonrise Kingdom is a 60-set tale which revolves around two young lovers who take off from their New England hometown causing friends and family to embark

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