Sesame Street hacked!

From Associated Press

October 17, 2011

NEW YORK—The YouTube channel for “Sesame Street” is back online after hackers forced its shutdown for a day by loading X-rated material.

“Sesame Street” Executive Producer Carol-Lynn Parente (pah-REHNT’-tay) said Monday that YouTube had taken the channel down Sunday after noticing the racy material. The channel usually carries new and vintage clips from the popular preschool program.

Parente says it appears that the X-rated videos were online for less than an hour and that “Sesame Street” had received no viewer complaints.

Is San Diego the luckiest town in the USA?

NEW YORK (Reuters) – San Diego, which has been touted as having one of the best climates in the United States, is also the luckiest, according to a new ranking.

The sunny southern California city won the top spot in the Men’s Health magazine list of America’s 100 luckiest towns, with Baltimore, Phoenix, Wilmington in Delaware and Richmond, Virginia not far behind.

It’s easy to be lucky when you get non-stop sunshine and you are in the epicenter of good looking girls (and guys, I suppose). You just stay classy, San Diego.

My question is how did Baltimore and Wilmington, DE make the list?

Dead Poet’s Society: Where are they now?

I found a great section in the NY Daily News called WATN, or Where Are They Now?

Check out this one on Dead Poet’s Society, a classic boarding school movie. 

DPS Trivia (thanks Wikipedia!): The story is set at the fictional Welton Academy in Vermont in the 1950s, and was filmed at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Delaware. The script, written by Tom Schulman, is based on his life at Montgomery Bell Academy, an all-boys preparatory school in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dad attacks his son with a sword for being lazy

From LA

A Ventura man was arrested Sunday after police said he attacked his 18-year-old son with a sword, accusing him of being lazy and not doing chores around the house.

Antonio Gutierrez, 43, was in a heated argument with his son, John, when he picked up a 4-foot-long sword, police said. The son tried to use his hands to defend himself, police said, but his hand was lacerated by the blade and he bled profusely.

When officers arrived at the family’s residence, the father had left, police said, but he returned several hours later and was arrested and booked on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

Yes, I know that this video has nothing to do with a dad attacking his son with a sword. It’s just a way to slip in a “Kill Bill I” fight scene. 

Do you think that the 18 year old John Gutierrez could have picked up a lax stick or baseball bat to stop the sword? Using your hands seems pretty dumb.

Are you going to watch “The Human Centipede II?”

Check out this article on the release. Warning, there are some spoilers:

Click here

This is a case where the sequel is going to definitely need to top the original. In that case, it’s got to be really horrific. Personally, I don’t understand the appeal. I guess that Halloween is coming up. 

What do you think? Are you going to watch it?



Is there an Entourage movie happening?

One of Ari Gold’s funniest moments (yeah, there’s profanity)

Wire Services

MARK WAHLBERG says an “Entourage” movie is his “goal.” The Dorchester homeboy, whose mile-long producing creds led to Jane Lynch dubbing HBO the “Mark Wahlberg Channel” at the Emmy Awards the other night, told “Extra” hostMario Lopez that the “Entourage” film is looking like a real possibility. “Yeah, for sure. You saw the way it ended …We’ve been talking about the movie nonstop. That’s the goal,” Wahlberg said.

This would be good, if they ditched the writers from the last two seasons.