It takes a lot of protein to make a man into a mountain. On Game of Thrones, The Mountain (Hafthór Júli´s Björnsson) proved to be an unstoppable force last season, and Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) reveals chicken may be part of the reason why. On Tuesday's The Daily Show, Dinklage recalled eating dinner with Björnsson while shooting, and noted the actor had a voracious appetite. "I got to eat dinner with him one night in Croatia, and he ordered seven chickens," Dinklage told Jon Stewart. "He's an amazingly lovely guy. Huge. He lifts stones." The Mountain delivered one of the most violent kills in the series' history last season when he defeated Oberyn (Pedro Pascal) in a trial by combat. Oberyn fought to save Tyrion from a death sentence during the trial over Joffrey's death. In real life, Björnsson competes in strongman competitions and recently broke a 1,000-year-old Viking weightlifting record. "I started practicing in Iceland but then did … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’: Peter Dinklage Reveals What The Mountain Eats for Dinner (Video)
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You show me a kid who has never wanted to be a superhero, and I’ll show you a lying kid. Artist Andy Fairhurst created this series of images featuring silhouettes of child Superheroes and Villains . Amazingly, each picture perfectly encapsulates the mood of the character it portrays. Read on for a gallery!Andy Fairhurst first posted this gallery on deviantART a little more than a month ago and has been adding to it ever since. Each of the little superhumans nabbed what they could from mom’s kitchen or down by the creek to make their costumes. Fairhurst manages to combine the mightiness of comic book characters with the innocence of children. Without further ado, enjoy all 19 of Fairhurst’s “Superhero Kids”[geekovision id=90](via io9)See these heroes as lazy teensJeffery Thomas’ twisted princesses from deviantARTSuperHarmony: Super Dating! … [Read more...] about 19 Superhero Silhouettes That Have to Be Home for Dinner
While there are any number of foods involving cephalopods in one form another, this particular Japanese squid dish is not what it seems. When you pour soy sauce over the squid, its legs begin to move and “dance” around.Apparently, the soy sauce is what makes the food get up and dance. There’s some disagreement on Reddit about what exactly is going on, but all agree that the high salt of the soy sauce is key. Here’s a sample of the discussion, from user stumblejack:This is due to the salt in the soy sauce. The same thing would happen if you poured salt grains on the squid.It doesn’t “activate the neurons.” Sodium potassium pumps create an action potential.Edit: To clarify, sodium potassium pumps maintain the ion gradient across the membrane in a living organism. In this case, however, the ion gradient does not need to be maintained. The gradient is created upon addition of the soy sauce which adds sodium ions on the outside of the membrane. … [Read more...] about Truly Unsettling “Dancing” Squid for Dinner [Video]
If you’re a billionaire upset that your Super PAC money didn’t help Todd Akin win his Senate race or whatnot, here’s what you can do with your extra money: go to Le Castagne in Philadelphia with three of your billionaire friends (or some plebes that you’ve decided to treat), and drop $26 Gs on a nine-course truffle dinner.Well, that’s one way to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Wait, it’s not? It’s just a ridiculous attempt at publicity from a Philadelphia restaurant with a desire to attract CEOs, top management, and celebrities, as managing partner Anthony Masapollo told the Huffington Post?Okay then. That’s just nuts. Even Andrew Carmellini’s doomed Trufflepalooza only cost $69.99 per head, and he lost only $16,000 in truffles after Sandy. So where does the extra $25,930.01 come from?The deal includes a 47mm Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio watch, which retails for around … [Read more...] about How Do You Make A Dinner Actually Worth $26,000?
Christmas shopping season is upon us, and if you find yourself indecisive about what to buy that special stick figure in your life, there’s [email protected]!%shouldIbuyforchristmas.com. We grawlixed out the potty words in the image and preview, but a warning if you scroll down: Here be F-words!WhatthefuckshouldIbuyforchristmas.com comes to you from the same geniuses who made WhatthefuckshouldImakefordinner.com, a site that — as the name implies — helps you decide what the fuck to make for dinner by telling you what the fuck to make for dinner.The Christmas version lets you select between gifts for men and women, and makes a fucking suggestion with a link to purchase the fucking thing. We could do without the gender binary, but considering the site is over-simplification at its fucking finest, we’re not too surprised by it.Having clicked through a few of the options for both men and women, it seems a fair number of guy items are related to shaving, and a number of the … [Read more...] about Don’t Know What the [email protected]!% to Buy for Christmas? This Website Will Tell You
"Superglue" short: Breaking into the filmmaking business isn't easy, but that certainly doesn't stop young would-be directors from trying.Typically, the way in requires not just a great project you believe in passionately but also turning to family and friends for all sorts of favors and then dipping into your own or your family's funds or credit cards to self-finance production. And, of course, you've got to stick with it no matter how tough the challenges are. A case in point is Billy Duberstein, whose comedy short "Superglue" is showing next month at the Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival.Duberstein, who wrote, directed and executive produced "Superglue," had previously written and directed "The Reunion," a short shown at the NewFilmmaker's screening series in New York in 2006. With "Superglue" he was lucky enough to get some big help from his actress cousin Erin Cardillo (the NBC soap opera "Passions"), who stars in and produced the film with Marcus Kayne. Also … [Read more...] about Commentary: Sticking with ‘Superglue’ got it made for Billy Duberstein
Each year Filmmaker asks all the incoming feature directors at Sundance one question. (To see past years’ questions and responses, click here.) This year, our question involves an issue cutting across all the political drama of the last year: communication. How do we really communicate to one another, to converse despite our differences? How do we step outside of our echo chambers so we’re not just trading slogans among our friends? On a filmmaking level, how do we make sure that problems of communication don’t cripple our visions or limit their reach?This year’s question: During its development, production or eventual distribution, what specific challenge of communication did, or will your film, face? How did you deal with it, or how are you planning to deal with it?We’ll upload the responses individually over the course of the festival. So, as the festival progresses, click the link for new responses entered daily. The Sundance Film … [Read more...] about The Sundance Question: What Specific Challenge of Communication Has Your Film Faced?
In every film, there is the story that you knew you were telling, the story the audience perceives. But there is always some other story, a secret story. It might be the result of your hidden motivations for making the film, or, instead, the result of themes that only became clear to you after you made the movie. It might be something very personal, or it might be a story you didn’t even know you were telling. What is your film’s secret story?When I first contacted Rae Tutera with the hope of making a documentary about Bindle and Keep, we arranged to meet for dinner. I got to the restaurant a little early and found two seats at the bar. When Rae arrived we chatted for a few minutes and I waited as Rae sent a text. Rae said “Sorry, I just want to text my fiancé and let her know you aren’t some psychotic killer.”I was startled. It never crossed my mind that concerns for personal safety can be part of the daily thought process for people who express … [Read more...] about “Acceptance Remains Elusive for Gender Non-Conforming People”: Director Jason Benjamin |
The Republican party was a favorite target for Obama, speaking at the annual White House Correspondents' Assn. dinner.Former Vice President Dick Cheney couldn't make the dinner, Obama joked, because he was writing his memoir, "How to shoot friends and interrogate people." It was a reference to Cheney's support of harsh interrogation and his accidental shooting of a hunting companion.But Obama targeted his own miscues as well. "No president in history has ever named three commerce secretaries this quickly," Obama said. The president's two top choices for the position dropped out.The president wasn't the only one to tell jokes.Tart-tongued comic Wanda Sykes, the dinner's entertainer, poked fun at Obama giving the Queen of England an iPhone during a recent visit. "What are you going to give the Pope, a Bluetooth," asked Sykes. And she questioned First Lady Michelle Obama having patted the queen on the back "like she just slid into home plate -- way to go, queen!"The $200-per-ticket dinner … [Read more...] about Obama, celebs turn out for D.C. gala
AmfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, will hold its first-ever fundraising dinner in Dubai on Monday at Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort. Featuring a live auction conducted by Sharon Stone, all funds raised will go directly toward amfAR's life-saving programs.Asked about his expectations for the event, amfAR CEO Kevin Frost avoided any ambiguity: "I hope we raise a lot of money for AIDS research," he said, adding that Stone, chairman Kenneth Cole and amfAR ambassador Michelle Yeoh will be on hand. "I think it's going to be a lot of fun, but there will be some seriousness of purpose because people understand what it is that we're trying to do.""Sharon Stone is coming for a very interesting cause, which coincides with the AIDS week in the United Arab Emirates," DIFF chairman Abdulhamid Juma said. "That is a very important event for us. Dubai really wants to shape itself not only as a business hub but also as a city that cares about humanity as a whole."Frost believes the global … [Read more...] about AmfAR readies for bash in desert