6 05 2010


Date a Mac Head

6 05 2010

Holy shiz.  Are you an Apple fanboy or fangirl?  Wanna meet others just like you?  Now you can.   Withe the Apple dating service.   Even though it sounds crazy, its not a joke.

For the uninitiated, the name is a combination of Cupertino, the California city where Apple Inc. is based, and Cupid, that love-mongering cherub that shows up every February. Apple fans have a reputation in the tech world for being, well, pretty fanatical. Some make pilgrimages to Apple stores. Others own nearly every product Apple puts out. When the iPad debuted earlier this year, some people waiting in line to buy it said they didn’t really know what it was – but they trusted that Apple would know what’s best for them.

Some people love Apple for its sleek, consumer-oriented products. Others hate the company just as much – dubbing its fans the “Cult of Mac.” (A blog has actually appropriated that name and made it positive).

Cupidtino says it started the Apple-fan dating site because people who love Apple share other things in common, too:

“Cupidtino is a beautiful new dating site created for fans of Apple products by fans of Apple products!” a message on the site says. “Why? Diehard Mac & Apple fans often have a lot in common – personalities, creative professions, a similar sense of style and aesthetics, taste, and of course a love for technology. We believe these are enough reasons for two people to meet and fall in love, and so we created the first Mac-inspired dating site to help you find other Machearts around you.”


Street Fighter Characters Get Zombie-fied

6 05 2010

The zombies created by concept artist from Manuel Augusto Dischinger Moura (or Manuhell for brevity’s sake) go a step further – they know Kung Fu and other crazy martial arts. The 27-year-old from São Paulo, Brazil has taken some characters from a popular fighting game and given them a zombie makeover.

Hugo Weaving IS Red Skull!

6 05 2010

Marvel Studios announced today that Hugo Weaving has been cast to star as Johann Schmidt aka the Red Skull in the studio’s highly anticipated movie “Captain America: The First Avenger” opposite Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell.  In the early comics, Johann Schmidt was drafted into loyal service of The Third Reich and renamed “The Red Skull.”  The character will be updated for the feature adaptation.  Joe Johnston will direct the film penned by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige will produce  “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel and Louis D’Esposito will executive produce.  The film will be released in the U.S. on July 22, 2011

“Captain America: The First Avenger” will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.

The Hella Clean Nike RT1 Varsity Red

6 05 2010

Another colorway in Nike’s RT1 for Spring 2010 makes an appearance. This time around, the shoes are featured in a tonal varsity red colorway with white midsoles, navy blue outsoles, and gold eyelets adding a nice contrasting touch. They are now available through Nike retailers

X-Men: First Class Comes Out Next Summer!!!

6 05 2010

Kick-Ass may be just scraping by at the box office, but apparently its super-violent, not-that-commercially-popular handling of the superhero world has managed to score director Matthew Vaughn another shot at the genre. According to Variety, 20th Century Fox has signed Vaughn to direct X-Men: First Class. Because you know who should direct an important prequel charged with restoring the dignity of a once venerable franchise? That guy who violently satirized superhero comics and movies. Right?

Vaughn will work off a script most recently re-written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (writers of Thor), based on a story by original X-Men director Bryan Singer. Variety describes the plot thusly:

[First Class] chronicles the beginning of the X-Men saga, before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto and when they were discovering their powers for the first time. The two men worked with other mutants (some familiar, some new) to stop a global threat. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.

The strangest part of the news is just how quickly this is all going to happen: the studio has given Vaughn just over a year to finish the thing, with shooting set to begin this summer for a release date of June 3, 2011