Wednesday Link-Off: Into The Dawn

I was looking for a subtly anti-Twilight title so that’s why it’s weird. And Sofia Vergara looks a lot more like a woman than the Twilight toothpicks.

Let’s kick off with a trio of Twilight links. First, it’s The War of the Worlds. By which I mean the battle between the fans of Twilight and Harry Potter in NERDMAGEDDON! (NBC Dallas-Fort Worth)

There’s a university professor that thinks that Twilight should lose that fight. She says that Twilight is setting woman back despite the fact they’re the only ones that read/watch it. (Daily Telegraph)

And for the sake of balance, here’s legendary director Kevin Smith talking about why Twilight isn’t such a bad thing. (Huffington Post)

After the jump, Thierry Henry’s new video game, Super Dave Osborne, and Top Gear insanity. Continue reading

The Humanoids: Friday The 13th Edition

It’s that day of the year that shows up whenever the hell it wants. It’s Friday the 13th. Good luck avoiding homicidal maniacs that will try to kill and inevitably will if you try to run away screaming. But today’s column isn’t about serial killers, though I understand that one was in the news recently. No, today’s column is about things that are wastes of time or wasting our time or somehow attached to things that waste our time. Anyway, there’s dangerous forces at work that need to be stopped. Generally it’s the usual moroninity that I cover here on The Humanoids except that I was really fired up over some of the ridiculousness of some folks over the last week. This post might have a bad title but I’d like to think that the content is good.

Anyway, the latest episode of the radio show is online. This one had something that should go away: Me talking about TV. Entertainment should be purely Jackie’s domain. However, it had a lot of Christopher Walken’s Poker Face in there which brought the show right back up. Click here to get the synopsis and download links for the radio show and Extra. Our next show is going to be another hockey edition. Don’t worry, thing’s will pick up in December. We’re trying to get a copy of DJ Hero from Activision to review for the annual Christmas gift buying guide (also known as The Lowdown’s Salute to Capitalism). There’s no way that works out the way we want it to. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: I’ve Seen Better Days

eliza-dushku-complex-4I didn’t want to Dushku you out on Sunday but if you’re going to lead a link-dump with Eliza Dushku, this is how you’ve got to do it.

Here’s a collection of 10 great Super Dave stunts. The world is a better place when the world’s greatest daredevil superstar entertainer is on TV. (Unreality)

And they thought fighting in hockey was bad. When CFL teammates get into it at practice, they bust out the shovels to settle things. (AP/Google)

Zombie movies are all the rage again. However, not all zombie movies have been a hit or even remotely memorable. (New York Magazine)

After the jump, the best sports TV hotties, strange bathroom signs, and DOWN GOES O’BRIEN! Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Happy Canada Day

shania-twain-maxim-2Our regular schedule just happens to bring us to Canada Day. In honour of it, here’s Canadian hero Shania Twain.

Keeping with the theme, an appropriately timed piece on the Canadian identity. (Globe & Mail)

Wine is one of those things that Canada does exceptionally well. Now scientists have developed an electronic nose that can figure out where a glass of wine is made. (Daily Telegraph)

In the run up to the release of its latest iteration, IGN looks at the history of the Final Fantasy franchise. (IGN)

After the jump, Andy Roddick shouldn’t tweet that, Super Dave jumps from the C.N. Tower, and more great Canadians. Continue reading