The gang over at New Scientist posted an article titled “Eight scientists who became their own guinea pigs”. An equally appropriate title would be “How acid trips, squashed testicles, and the vomit sauna changed the course of science” : http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16735-eight-scientists-who-became-their-own-guinea-pigs.html
Head on over and check out a slideshow of some of Hollywood’s biggest film flops and fiascoes. Okay, between The Adventures of Pluto Nash and Meet Dave, we can theorize that Eddie Murphy + SF = Boxoffice bust. Either that or he’s due: http://www.getback.com/flipbook/movie-flops-and-fiascos/2986837/0
To everyone looking for an entry-level job in film or television – Over at Cracked.com, Anthony Layser offers “7 Steps to Getting (and Losing) the Worst Job in Showbiz”: http://www.cracked.com/article_17260_7-steps-getting-losing-worst-job-in-showbiz.html
On his recent Canadian tour, musician (no, that’s not a typo) Billy Bob Thornton got testy during a radio interview when the host made mention of his award-winning acting career. He likened Canadian audiences to “mashed potatoes with no gravy” and then proceeded to play a show in Toronto where his band was roundly booed. They cancelled the rest of their tour, citing, uh, health issues, and headed home.(http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/616937). Billy Bob – whose credits include such memorable turns as Morris Buttermaker in The Bad News Bears remake, Jasper Woodcock in Mr. Woodcock, and, of course, the farmer in that movie about the farmer who builds a rocket and shoots himself into space – claims he was annoyed with the radio host because the guy was instructed NOT to reference Billy and/or Bob’s acting career. Interestingly enough, The Smoking Gun website has posted a rider from his band’s 2008 tour that stipulates the act must be referred to as: “”Billy Bob Thornton And Special Guests The Boxmasters”. Adds The Smoking Gun “’cause, you know, BBT does not want his famous Hollywood name to get in the way of the music.” http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2009/0410092billybob1.html
Today’s video: As promised. Brie goes berserk!