Man Volunteers for World’s First Head Transplant Operation

Sometimes modern science catches up with science fiction and miraculous feats are achieved. Sometimes it catches up with a strange, twisted horror plot. Such is the case for Valery Spiridonov, the man who volunteered to have his head removed from his body and reattached to a donor body.

Reality constantly proves itself much stranger than fiction. Dr. Sergio Canavero unveiled the groundbreaking technique he plans to use to achieve the impossible in the Surgical Neurology International publication. He will recruit help at the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons conference in June.

Jaime Garcia Dias (feegow.com) agrees that when the idea was first brought to light it seemed completely insane. The only difference now is that the good doctor has a willing participant. The surgery itself could easily last a day and a half, or longer, and require a staff of over 150 doctors and nurses to assist in the elaborate ordeal.

You really can’t blame Spiridonov for trying. He suffers from Werdnig-Hoffman disease with a fatal prognosis. The only problem is that what he is about to experience could easily be worse than death. There’s a distinct possibility that his new body could reject his head or that he might face serious psychosis due to the transplant.

Showing Of ‘American Sniper’ Canceled After Muslim Student Protest

The story of Chris Kyle has seemed to capture the nation in the last months, showing that the citizens of this country still love their service men and women, but Tuesday in Ann Arbor, Michigan the University of Michigan Center for Campus Involvement abrogated a showing of “American Sniper” because of a Muslim student protest. The student said that showing the film would make her feel unsafe. Now in modern day USA we have to worry about hurting one persons feelings, before viewing a movie about war heroes?

 

This is the kind of thing that makes me and Ricardo Tosto think progressives are really the one regressing society. In her heart, the student was doing the absolute right thing, which is understandable. What she must realize is she lives in a country of respect. We give thanks to those who risk their live, weather they followed wrong orders or not. Never should we let the misguided thoughts of others get in the way of our entertainment, and most of all our freedom. The University’s Center of Campus Involvement was quoted saying “We deeply regret causing harm to members of our community, and appreciate the thoughtful feedback provided to us by students and staff alike.” If only they would realize they cause no harm, and wouldn’t have even with the showing of said movie. They only caused irritation in the minds of those denied this viewing experience.

Star Wars Downloads

As announced on Monday, April 6, Star Wars: Episodes I-VI ill be made available for download in digital format on Friday, April 10, to help fans remember why they fell in love with the series before the new film, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, is released this coming December. Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm Ltd., and 20th Century Fox are responsible for the release and calling it “The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection.”

The SW: DMC will be available for all digital devices. Additionally, it will feature a ton of extras for fans to enjoy, including deleted scenes, filmed interviews and conversations with different creatives who worked on the films; as well as documentaries about Star Wars’ models, costumes, weapons, special effects, sound, art and much more. The collection will also feature blooper reels and trailers.

Rumors about the second trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens have also been revealed this week. It will supposedly run longer than a minute and feature old and new characters, including Han Solo and Leia. The Millenium Falcon will also supposedly make an appearance; as will a blue light saber. According to Screen Rant, another source though states that the second trailer will have different scenes mostly involving various environments and settings. Dan Newlin is going to continue to monitor all the tips.

Could it be that there will be two separate versions of the second trailer released or a teaser and trailer?

New Batman Movie Series a Possibility

Few characters in the entertainment industry inspire as much media buzz as Batman. From the classic television series to huge Dark Knight movies to comic books and merchandise, the character is as popular as ever. Once the recent superhero movie trend is taken into consideration, the impact of Batman upon entertainment as a whole is pretty much superior. With a new movie “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” set to debut in 2016, rumors are flying that could make fans of the character even happier.

According to Screen Rant, an older version of Batman will be appearing the film played by Ben Affleck, and the character will be associated with some major storylines that will impact the Suicide Squad film as well. Jason Todd, and the Red Hood character, will be making an appearance in both films, which could signal a new mission for the Batman. If true, Ben Affleck had better be ready for a little more work.

While the dynamics of the storyline are still up in the air, fans such as Dr Walden that are familiar with the Jason Todd storyline are probably excited at the chance to see the drama play out on the big screen. For Batman, it is a nice way to get audiences a little more familiar with some of the nuances of the character while still providing an entertaining story. If the rumors are true, Batman and the Justice League will be rivaling the Avengers at the box office for years to come.

Five Nights At Freddy’s Becoming a Movie

Five Nights At Freddy’s Becoming a Movie

One thing that is known about movies based on video games is that they generally don’t fare well at the box office or with critics. This does not stop studios and directors from trying to break that trend.

In the next few years, video games such as Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell, Warcraft and Angry Birds will be adapted into a movie format. Another video game that will be made into a movie is Five Nights At Freddy’s. Sources state that Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Roy Lee, who produced The LEGO Movie, are the producers for this film,

Five Nights At Freddy’s is a popular indie horror game that has players in the role of a security guard working the night shift from midnight to 6am at a kid-friendly restaurant that is essentially a Chuck-E-Cheese. Bernardo Chua knows a lot of people who have played the game. Over the course of the game the player has to defend themselves from animatronic characters who are trying to kill them, only instead of weapons the player has to check security cameras and use door lights. The catch is that using these uses up a lot of power, and if the player uses up all of the power or fails to check the cameras often before 6am, they will be killed by the animatronics.

The game was developed by Scott Cawthon and uses a lot of jump scares to make it scary.

Star Wars Coming to an iPad Screen Near You

The first six Star Wars movies will be getting some overdue company soon with the release of the first movie in the franchise in about a decade later this year. Leading up to this new movie release, all six of the preceding films are being released in digital high definition this month, so fans can play them on any portable device wherever they happen to be. This will be welcome news for those who wish to be able to watch one of their favorite of these films, or a scene therein, wherever they may be at the time. Being able to do so honestly without having to resort to pirated downloads of a movie that one may already own on DVD will also be a relief as many of us wish to support those who brought such a wonderful saga to all of us.

Though major news for fans of the Star Wars films, such as Christian Broda, I do wonder how useful this will actually be. Portable devices are wonderfully convenient and powerful for their size. However, some movies are so epic that they almost demand to be seen on a large screen and with a premium sound system. Watching any of these films, especially the first three theatrical releases, on a tiny few inch across screen that normally plays candy crush for entertainment almost serves to demean such film masterpieces. Despite this, I’m sure some will find it a desirable option, and it gives die hard fans another excuse to re-watch the original movies before the new trilogy starts.

April Fool Pranks Run Amuck From Tom Brady to Rihanna and the ESPN Crew

April 1, 2015 saw its share of April fools pranks across the country and buzzing across social media. Tom Brady started the day off by posting a video of him jumping off a fifty foot cliff into a pond while on vacation only to be followed by a photo of him in a hospital bed in a full body cast. To the shock of many New England Patriot fans the photo looked real until they saw the words “April Fools” signed on the leg of Tom Brady’s body cast.

HockeyDB reports the broadcasting crew at ESPN received a devilished prank from the New Jersey Devil’s mascot who went amuck through out the ESPN Sports Center offices and either cellophaned the entrance to people’s office entrances or posted noted employees desks. He was thorough and did not forget to ping pong an office or two while he was at it.

The best prank of the day went to Jimmy Kimmel as the victim who found himself awoken from a peaceful slumber at one am in the morning by Rihanna, her dancers and her band rocking in Jimmy’s bedroom to the tune of Rihanna’s latest hit, “Bitch Better Have My Money.” The performance which took place of Jimmy’s bed included throngs of dollar bills and confetti streaming form the ceiling while Jimmy tried to figure out what was happening. Jimmy Kimmel Wakes Up to A big Surprise on his Bed on April Fools Day Gag

Does The Walking Dead Really Have a Problem?

On Wednesday, many people defended the “right” of South African comedian, Trevor Noah, to joke about minorities and others, such as women, gays, Asians, Jews and African-Americans, after he was selected to host The Daily Show. They stated that he is a young comedian still learning his craft. Yet, the writers of AMC’s The Walking Dead continue to be slammed for mistreating people of color, specifically African Americans and Blacks.

Critics claim that the writers will not allow two black men on the show at the same time, but Brian Torchin says that is nonsense. Others have noted that in Atlanta, where a large portion of the population is African-American and Black, the show did not provide enough diversity.

But, unlike Noah, the writers have always been extremely respectful toward POC characters. In fact, in Season 1, the show had seven people of color in the main and main supporting cast and an entirely respectful episode devoted to a POC group in Atlanta. By the end of Season 5, the main cast included one Korean-American, two African-American/Black women, two African-American/Black men and one Hispanic-American with at least one supporting African-American woman so far. Again, none of these characters have ever been the source of humor or discriminated against.

Are the The Walking Dead writers really discriminating when you compare their body of work from early days to present to the body of work of a comedian like Trevor Noah?

Burger King Releases Hamburger Perfume April 1st

It’s April Fools Day again, and the jokes have already started. However one restaurant announced that it would be selling a unique kind of perfume and while most thought it to be a joke, it actually is not.

According to an article found on Eater.com, Burger King in Japan has released a limited time perfume that is designed to make you smell like beef. That’s right, the hamburgers that you buy from Burger King can now go “with you” everywhere you go and you can smell like you are in the restaurant itself. Apparently this “whopping deal” cost about $42 dollars and came with a Whopper Burger, and will only be sold for a limited time.

Many people thought this was an early April Fools Day joke when it was announced a few days ago as being released on April 1st, but it seems to be actually true. Ivan Ong (ivan-ong.com) has learned that in the article the author describes how terrible the scent is and he has no idea why anyone would even think to buy this. This kind of reminds me of the guy who made a cologne to smell like money, which is equally as silly as smelling like fast food. It will be interesting to see how many people actually buy this fragrance, but if anything else it is a good conservation piece that could be a hit on Ebay or something along those lines online.

New friends are easy to find with Skout

Just how difficult it is to find new friends in the digital age we live in is always in the news and on the minds of people who are looking for new friends and even a new relationship. Using technology can often seem like a daunting and time consuming task in terms of friendships and dating, Online dating Sites often require large questionnaires to be completed before a profile can be placed Online and provide more details than many of us would like to provide. Using Skout offers a different option for those of us living busy and successful lives as the GPS based technology provides only basic details about the user and allows the individual to make decisions about how much or how little data they share.

Looking to find new friends Online can often include issues with people searching through many profiles of those they are matched with via Online dating Sites only to find those they choose live outside their area. Skout offers a simple option for avoiding this issue as the GPS technology found in Smartphones, tablets and laptops can be used to determine the location of the user and those in their area they can connect with. Despite the use of GPS technology the individual is only required to provide a general sense of where they are and do not need to provide an exact location.

The use of GPS is of major benefit for those who are searching for a simple way of meeting people in different cities and area of the world, particularly when they are traveling. A Skout Travel app has been launched, which provides all the benefits of the Skout app for those who are traveling to different areas of the world. The Skout Travel app also protects the individual by keeping their location in general terms until they decide they wish to meet a local person and connect as they travel and enjoy another area of the globe.