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Link Dump 2013-09-21

Scientists invent incredible self-healing polymer.  It will be appearing soon on a Terminator robot near you.

New ABC show unites the female survivors of Horror films.  Starring Jamie Lee Curtis (whose character survived the slasher in the HALLOWEEN horror franchise).  Not a bad premise for a horror drama, IMO.  Kind of sounds like a Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Charlies Angels type thing.

In 1961 US nearly nuked itself due to an error.  Really, it’s probably a wonder that society today does not resemble the subterranean dwelling future presented in Beneath The Planet of the Apes.

Homeless and Unemployed surviving on Bitcoins.  Technology changes everything – even the age old question “Brother, can you spare a dime?”

Grand Theft Auto 5 sales top $1 billion.  In just three days.

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD gets the MST3K treatment.  Just in time for Halloween, the riffing of the George Romero zombie classic can be seen as a live event at your local movie theater.

Link Dump 2013-09-20

The Map of Historical Bigfoot Sightings. 3,313 Bigfoot sightings over 92 years.  It appears from the map that Bigfoot does not hang out in Nevada.  Either that or what happens in Vegas truly does stay in Vegas.

Warhammer Online will shut down this December.  Kind of a bummer but the Warhammer MMO leaves us with its dignity intact – Chaos Pandas were never introduced.

Absolutely fabulous castles and mansions that are fabulously haunted. Really, it’s probably just the lingering smell of old people that gives folks the jitters.

Over 200,000 people apply to colonize mars.  Sounds fun on paper but I’ll continue my work colonizing the jacuzzi with a pina colada for now.

Seen in front of a Veterinary Office. Because if you won’t talk to your cat about catnip who will?

Government agencies want a backdoor into the linux OS.  If Linus Torvalds is admitting they are asking him to build a backdoor into Linux, you can pretty much assume it’s already in Windows.

Joss Whedon adds his touch to Thor 2

This report that Joss Whedon has provided rewrites for a few scenes in THOR: THE DARK WORLD has appeared on a number of sites.

I think this is interesting because it shows the care in which the Marvel Universe brand is being crafted for film and that Joss Whedon is seen as the maestro of said brand.  Given the success of THE AVENGERS it is hard to argue that it should be otherwise.  The trust that has been placed in Whedon’s film adaptation of the Marvel Comics characters seems quite well placed to me.

With the somewhat controversial announcement that Ben Affleck will be the new Batman, it will be intriguing to see how D.C. Comics manages its competing brand of comic book characters going forward.