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Jackson’s 911 Call
June 28, 2009, 9:50 am
Filed under: Videos

This is an audio of the actual call made by the assistant to Michael Jackson on June 25, 2009. The video posted in congruence to the audio is real footage of the ambulance at Jackson’s home.

Even with a personal doctor by Jackson’s side, the entertainment icon was not able to be resuscitated.

There is still much conspiracy circling the death of Jackson, but this helps, if only a little, to clear up a few facts.



Iranian Politics Go to Middle Earth
June 27, 2009, 1:16 am
Filed under: News

The continuing political strike occurring in Iran has reached far new levels of violence, and the government is finally taking a stand against these efforts. Usually only treated to one or two Hollywood movies a week, the people of Tehran and everyone in the country have not seen any movies at all, recently. So the Iranian government decided to put on a Lord of the Rings marathon, so that protestors may choose to stay in their homes for nine hours, rather than protest out in the street.Gandalf from "The Lord of the Rings" and Imam Khomeini

It may almost seem droll to many that this plan of action is the best the government could come up with. But the question that many are asking is, “Why the Lord of the Rings?” If anything was to be learned from that trilogy was that you can always make a difference in the world, no matter how small you are. And many of the current situations Iranians have been placed in can easily be represented by the situations and characters from the film. Many are questioning the capability of their political leaders now (for new reasons) and as to why they would choose a trio of films so specific to their protest, and that would encourage it.

It would seem that perhaps someone had been working on the inside of this new government and is trying to rally up protestors and encourage them not to give up.

TIME Magazine even goes on to state that someone may have tampered with the translation of the movie. “[…] listen to the Farsi word they use for hobbit and dwarfkootoole, little person. Kootoole, of course, was and is the term used in many of the chants out on the street against the diminutive President.”

Whether or not the propaganda is all correct in facts, there are definite insinuations that something is amuck.



A Small Part of Entertainment Dies
June 26, 2009, 10:40 am
Filed under: News

It’s a sad day for the entertainment business as both TV legend Farrah Fawcett and music legend Michael Jackson died earlier today.

Farrah FawcettThe 62-year-old television star , Fawcett, died this morning after enduring a long battle against anal cancer, since it had been diagnosed in 2006.

The iconic feather-haired Charlie’s Angel was accompanied in the hospital by her long-term lover Ryan O’Neil, who had recently promised Fawcett that he’d marry her. But due to her weakened state, the wedding had been cancelled only days prior to her passing.

Michael JacksonJackson, 50, was reported mid-afternoon being seen let onto an ambulance, at which it was said the pop-star had no pulse, and wasn’t breathing. Forced into administering CPR during the ambulance trip to the hospital, it would seem the paramedics were unable to resuscitate Jackson from a cardiac arrest.



Box Office Just Short of Record Break
June 26, 2009, 9:18 am
Filed under: Movies

With the ever-standing record set at $66.4 million by The Dark Knight, our new release and highly anticipated Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen has come just short and placed it at a firm $60.6 million.

Movie theaters all over the world were packed to the brim with fanboys, car enthusiasts, and people of all sorts, wanting to see the newest instillation of one of the most explosive movies in 2007.

Although many could agree that the movie never failed to deliver excitement, there were arguments concerning the overall quality of the movie, and whether or not it was as great as it could have been.

Also on the fence is director of the Transformers franchise, Michael Bay, as to whether or not he will be leaving it (and the whole genre all together) or moving on to something else.

Transformers fans hope a new movie will be released in the future, but without Michael Bay directing, questions arise about whether it will pertain the same luster.Director Michael Bay



Flikr Fotos
June 25, 2009, 3:54 am
Filed under: Photos

Here are the top three photos I found on Flickr this week:


I thought this was a nice, simple photo. By: Jacques.MullermiscJune09 032, by: Brass Monkey DesignsI think the boy took a wrong turn around the Death Star. By: Brass Monkey DesignsRyuuei Saryuu-san rocks my socks, by: Odoru NaraAren’t Buddhists supposed to be quiet, peaceful people? By: Odoru Nara

Thanks for this week’s winners!

New photos will be chosen weekly, so if you want to apply for next week’s Flikr Foto, send me your entry at gagemichaelw@hotmail.com!



‘Transformers 2’ to Overwhelm Box Office
June 24, 2009, 11:31 am
Filed under: Movies

The sequel to the overwhelmingly popular movie Transformers, Transformers 2 has an estimate of selling approximately $42 million in tickets for tonight’s midnight showing.opt

Nearing the high record of $44.2 million set by Harry Potter: the Order of the Phoenix, the second installment of the Transformers series is setting itself for fame as being one of the most highly anticipated movies of all time.

There have been a confirmed 1, 100 midnight showings in movie theaters all over the continent, and are responsible for 89% of movie sales this week.

Critics are  saying that the movie won’t meet the demographics’ expectations but, with or without referral of critics, there will be a tremendous turnout.

It may be too late to get your tickets for the midnight showing tonight, but this movie is definitely a must-see for movie buffs, explosion buffs, car buffs, giant transforming robot buffs, fans, and everyone else remotely interested in the aforementioned, and they should pick-up some tickets to the next available showing A.S.A.P.



Kevin Pereira
June 24, 2009, 6:15 am
Filed under: Profile

Kevin Pereira on G4's Attack of the ShowPosting anything to everything, Kevin Pereira, G4’s Attack of the Show host, delivers comedy within everyday occurrences, like his long wait for the new iPhone. But he also delivers comedy in situations uncommonly seen by man, such as the debaucheries of his television happening, the famed Mega Dare, involving hot sauce shots.

Posting videos, photos, thoughts, ideas, and everything in-between, @kpereira (Twitter) is definitely one to follow.

Link’d: http://twitter.com/kpereira