When two separate news stories collide to make the most awkward front page of a newspaper. Ever.
From the "Too Weird Not To Be True" Dept:
The C.I.A. seriously considered using cats to act as living recording devices and training them to hang out and collect valuable information via a transmitter implanted in their skull! The plan, called Project Acoustic Kitty, was actually researched and nearly deployed over the course of five years, and at the cost of $20 million.
As a matter of fact, one of the cats was wired and released near the Soviet Embassy, but managed to only get two steps out into the street before being hit and killed by a van. No joke. After that, the plans for the project were scrapped. Again, at the cost of $20 million...and one dead kitty.
It's Monday. We know how it feels with a whole new week ahead of us and having to get up early to sit at your desk after two glorious days of doing whatever you want. It hurts. Fortunately, Monday means a whole new episode of Attack of the Show tonight, but in the meantime, we're going to gripe and we're starting with this highly accurate graph of the shower faucet, thanks to FailBlog. Check out the full graphi after the cut.
Mayor Dave Bing took to his Twitter account to subdue rumors of a Robocop statue being erected in Detroit. And you know what? We totally agree with his opposition. A Robocop statue would be absurd. There are so many icons that deserve a monument before Robocop does, including:
1. Tom Selleck’s mustache
Tom Selleck’s glorious mustache, born and raised in Detroit, has become an international symbol of splendor and potency. It has garnered worldwide fame and prestige, and dated more models and actresses than you’ll ever know. Selleck’s mustache even won an Emmy for its performance in Magnum P.I.
2. Iggy Pop
So acclaimed, the Super Mario Bros. series named a Koopa after this Detroit native. Grand Theft Auto IV featured a DJ version of him and TV shows consistently reference his unique name and music. What we're trying to say is, even entirely fictional worlds don’t function without that monsoon-of-a-man Iggy Pop.
3. The entire genre of techno music
See, this one would be a tad difficult to construct, but it just so happens that Detroit is the birthplace of techno music. Many of today’s most popular musicians and DJs were inspired by this Detroit-based genre. How many of today’s cops are influenced by Robocop? It’s got to be one, maybe two tops. Besides, words can’t explain the epic that is Detroit Grand Pubah’s “Sandwiches,” but maybe a 300-foot monument can?
Don’t get us wrong, we’ve got nothing against Robocop. He just needs to get in line behind all of the epics that came before him, you know? After all, if $50,000 is going to be spent on anything in Detroit, it’s not going to be the schools, hospitals or infrastructure. And it sure as hell isn’t going to be on Robocop. Detroit has other priorities: Remember the mustache. Remember the Iggy. And remember the Techno.
Some cops are good, and some are bad. And then, there are The Other Guys, like Rob Riggle and Damon Wayans, Jr. The two visits the AOTS studio to give Kevin Pereira more details about their new comedy, The Other Guys, working with director Adam McKay and what's next!
Play music, charge your iPod, and wake up and download apps with the iHome IA5 Dock! Kevin Pereira and Chris Hardwick review the new dock with its iHome+Sleep app where you can customize alarms, keep track of your sleep habits and even tweet when you wake up, all for $100.
So you technically can't build an actual working lightsaber, but learn how you can create an epic lightsaber battle video right at home! We've got sites, tutorials and apps for the special effects that will turn you into a real Jedi Master.
The iPad is here, which means nerds have a whole new venue for gaming. X-Play's Morgan Webb talks to Kevin Pereira on her reviews on new iPad games to try, like ‘Flight Control HD,’ ‘Sam and Max: The Devil's Playhouse’ and ‘Plants Vs. Zombies HD,' as well as the console game, 'Green Day: Rock Band.'
Usually budgeting and gaming PCs don't go hand in hand, but AVADirect is out to change all of that with their custom gaming rigs. Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn review this PC with its Intel Quad Core processor, 4 gigs of DDR3 RAM and ATI Radeon HD 5770 video card for $1,000.
If you think you're too grown up and mature to laugh at mobile trailers being destroyed, bad Spring Break booty dancing, and nerdy romantic spats, you're wrong. Today's ATN will prove to you that the immature stuff can still make you laugh incredibly hard.
We live it, we love it and we say it: FAIL. Life is full of epic fails, and fortunately for us, there's only one blog out there that documents it all.
Attack of the Blog! spoke with FAIL Blog founder, Ben Huh, who also runs other viral sites like I Can Haz Cheezburger, Graph Jam and Engrish Funny, to talk about being a part of the 2009 fail meme and his favorite videogames. (Sorry, readers, I don't think he's a Sony fanboy.)
You successfully brought about the Lolcat meme with the I Can Has Cheezburger site. What sparked you to create FailBlog.org?
Technically, I didn't create it, although it was a rather unknown site before we bought it. Simply put, I thought it was a funny site and I wanted to branch out beyond I Can Has Cheezburger. We're now up to almost 30 websites, including Hawtness.com and UgliestTattoos.com, both slightly NSFW.
Name: Chris Jalandoni
Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA (Orange County), the home of the Richard Nixon Library and the 2008 brush fires
Position: Segment Producer
Favorite Season: Football
Least Favorite Nickname: It’s a tie between “C.J.” and a nick name from High school, “Jalandoni the Wild Pony.”
AOTB: What do you do on AOTS?
I produce “Game Break”, guest interviews, “Military Tech”, “Green Tech”, “AOTS Viewer Army”, the infamously titled “Rides, Whips, and Hoons” segment, and the occasional movie junket once in a while.
AOTB: What is your favorite moment from the show?
The entire 1,000th Episode special. Kevin catching a greased pig, Tom Green destroying the set, the epic skywriting fail, and the smell of Alan Thicke’s cologne. All amazing moments.
AOTB: Do you have any passions outside of working at G4?
When I’m not in the Comcast building, my hobbies include watching Football, going to the gym, comic books, video games, playing poker, road trips to Vegas, running up a bar tab, and splitting time between my fiancé and my level 80 Night Elf Hunter.