-- I DIDN'T SEE IT YET (TONIGHT!), but if Man of Steel is as dark as the Nolan Batman trilogy, then it's going to be a challenge to create a Batman/Superman movie where they are contrasting figures...which they are.
Welcome to the Dark Knight-ification of Superman. Yes, the film is directed by Zack Snyder, but it is heavy (in all senses of the word) with the imprint of co-writer and co-producer Christopher Nolan, who's followed his decade with the caped crusader by taking on the task of rebooting DC Comics' other superstar superhero. The tone is somber, the palette is grayish, and you can scarcely swing a cape without it getting snagged on some moral dilemma.
-- Last week Sony did a job on Microsoft when hours after the big X Box One showcase, they undercut the price of it by going to $399 on the PS4.
Now, we've got Jay Z (one of the three best EVER), doing one on Kanye, who's album drops this week.
And! There'll be free copies of it. The connection: Samsung has purchased 1 million copies of Jay-Z’s coming album, entitled “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” slated for release July 4, and plans to give them to Samsung Galaxy smartphone users for free – 72 hours ahead of the release. The users are to receive the music through an app they’ll receive later this month. (Recipients won’t be able to share it until the official release date.)
-- That guy's belly isn't like that because of beer. It's something else. Beer belly is a misnomer.
Blame that belly on the beer? Not so fast. According to University of California Davis food science professor Charles Bamforth, the colloquial notion of the beer belly — that beer somehow uniquely targets the gut – doesn’t jibe with medical science.
“The beer belly is a complete myth. The main source of calories in any alcoholic beverage is alcohol,”
-- Ugh. Send the porn offer. She's bound to get one, right? This is what the adult industry usually pounces on.
-- The end of Western Civilization, that's a bit much. Definitely get off Bob's lawn moment.