Archive for November, 2010

I recently caught up with Rest, a sci-fi comic about people who take a drug that allows them to live without sleep. Originally, only a couple of issues had been released. However, last week, the rest of the story was published with the previous issues in a trade paperback, which is something very special.

Here’s a story from Comic Book Resources about the book being translated to TV:

>>With Heroes behind him, Milo Ventimiglia is finally getting some Rest.

Deadline reports that the actor, lifelong comic book fan and recently minted comic book creator is set to star in a television adaptation of Rest, the comic book series he co-created with his Divide Pictures producing partner Russ Cundiff. Ventimiglia’s latest project sees him returning to familiar territory on two fronts: not only is Rest a comics-based series similar to the superhero-themed Heroes, but the TV show will air on NBC, the network that once housed the recently canceled series. Ventimiglia and Cundiff are both serving as executive producers on the project alongside Marc Silvestri and Matt Hawkins from Top Cow, the comic book company responsible for publishing Rest. Smallville writer Philip Levens has been tapped to adapt the comic book for the small screen.

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I’m the first person in line when wanting computers to do more for us. It’s effortless, after all! But now, our medicines may have a microchip in them to dish on us!

Here’s the story from Reuters:

>>(Reuters) – Novartis AG plans to seek regulatory approval within 18 months for a pioneering tablet containing an embedded microchip, bringing the concept of “smart-pill” technology a step closer.

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These days, I don’t often have time to write an entire entry, but today I’m making an exception.

For my 150th entry, I want to discuss the mythology surrounding “government” and “corporation.”

I’ve notice a trend in the perception about organizations like the Federal, state or local governments. When people refer to them, it is with great reverence … as if they were “gods” (with the little “g”).

For instance, “the government” makes policy, determines how to fairly treat each other and keeps us safe. What I don’t hear people say is that the “government” is not some mythical being in a far away place, all-knowing, all-seeing and all-wise.

Instead, each and every government is comprised of people, just like you and me. And if anyone should understand that, it is here in the Washington, DC, area.

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Every once in a while, you read a story that makes you smile. This one, from, did just that:

>>Canadian couple gives away entire $11.2M lottery jackpot

A Nova Scotia couple won $11.2 million from a lottery ticket in July and now every penny is gone.

But Allen and Violet Large of Lower Truro didn’t spend any of it on themselves.

They say they decided to take care of family, organizations and institutions instead.

“What you’ve never had, you never miss,” said Violet, 78.

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This goes under the category of: “What were they thinking?”

On Halloween, a man was arrested for drunk driving while dressed as a breathalyzer. Here’s the story from

>>Halloween Reveler Dressed As Breathalyzer Busted For Drunk Driving

In the most amusing meta moment from the Halloween police blotter, a Nebraska man dressed as a portable Breathalyzer machine was arrested for drunk driving.

Matthew Nieveen, 19, was busted early Monday for DUI and being a minor in possession of alcohol. Nieveen, pictured in the police photo, was collared after a Lincoln cop pulled over his Ford F-150 after the teenager was spotted driving erratically. Though cops identified Nieveen, they decided to black out his face in a photo snapped post-arrest.

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Star Trek fans pride themselves on knowing the franchise pretty well. So, when an Australian website didn’t get it right, they heard from Trekkers and Trekkies around the world.

Here’s the story as told by

>>News site apologises for ‘Star Trek’ gaffe

An Australian news website has apologised for an error in an article about Star Trek.

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I usually don’t like zombies but, as I posted previously, I love The Walking Dead comic book. Well, the show debuted on the cable channel AMC Sunday night, and it performed very well.

First, here’s my review as it appeared on the SciFiPulse website.

>>The Walking Dead, “Days Gone Bye,” written and directed by Frank Darabont.

It’s important for you, the reader, to know that I’m a BIG fan of the comic this show is based on. So I really cannot speak as someone who is looking at this cold. I have a frame of reference for this series, and my expectations were very high going into it. I must say that showing this on Halloween was a brilliant move by AMC.

First, a little background. I got into the comic when I was visiting a local comics shop in my hometown and asked my usual question: What’s good that I’m not reading? The store owner pointed me to The Walking Dead, written by some guy named Robert Kirkman.

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It feels like we’re driving in a fast-moving car that we can’t stop! And the voters are very unhappy with that!

Here’s an article from CNN that talks about a recent poll on this very subject:

>>CNN Poll: Those who say things going poorly higher than 1994 or 2006

By the CNN Wire Staff

November 1, 2010 10:34 a.m. EDT

Washington (CNN) — The number of Americans who say things are going badly in the country, at 75 percent, is higher than it has been on the eve of any midterm election since the question was first asked in the mid-1970s, according to a new national poll.

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