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Keynote Speakers : Tim Robbins

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A renowned actor, director and writer, Robbins used his keynote address at the National Association of Broadcasters conference on April 14 to speak out about the "dangerous lack of diversity of opinion" that characterizes the state of broadcasting today.

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Posted: April 16th, 2008
at 11:00am by Koookiecrumbles


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Is Steven Seagal under siege?

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There are many facets to Steven Seagal - actor, musician, martial artist, philanthropist. I know this because I read it on his website. With so many good things going on in his life you’d think Seagal would be one of the happiest men alive and yet it seems there’s trouble in paradise. Steven is mad-vexed at the Feds for ruining his film career with accusations that he intimidated journalists and has links to organised crime. The Bureau has a history of waving its jurisdiction in the faces of ordinary Americans but messing with a legend? Sounds like they’ve gone too far this time.

It’s easy to sympathise with Seagal, as it is with any fading star. In his early 90s peak his movies could gross upwards of $150m and now he spends his time churning out straight-to-DVD clinkers (although, being the winner he is, he manages to excel at that too).

While he’s right that stories of links to organised crime and strong-arming of the press can make a studio twitchy, there has always been a bottom line in Hollywood - if people were clamouring to see his movies than the Feds couldn’t touch him. Threatening the media certainly never did Russell Crowe’s career any harm and hanging a photographer out of a hotel window didn’t stop Sean Penn winning an Oscar.

The sad truth is that the action movie genre has moved on since Seagal averted nuclear war in Under Siege. It is just possible that at 56, Seagal is too old for the action movie game. Those roundhouse kicks and smackdowns just don’t come as fluidly as they used to. He should not despair though. He’s got his music, his Peta activism and Steven’s Lightning Bolt (a drink which "promotes energy and vitality", fact fans). This is before I even mention his Reincarnation of the Treasure Revealer Chungdrag Dorje of Palyul Monastery.

It may very well be that Seagal is just a bit too classy, a bit too spiritual and a bit too philanthropic for the ugly materialistic ideals that prevail today. Either that or he’s a sociopathic thug who bullies journalists and makes unwatchable movies. I really can’t make up my mind. Help me out here. Who is the real Steven Seagal? via

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Posted: April 14th, 2008
at 9:00am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: hood status,myninjaplease,life,celebrity,film,mnp is for the children,real life news,9th dan,philanthropy

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Finnish Duck Tales!

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Thanks to VS for the link of the week!

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Posted: April 11th, 2008
at 12:09pm by Black Ock


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Quick Question

Have ya’ll slowbirds finished watching the third season…

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…or were you just waiting around for me to say something?

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Posted: April 9th, 2008
at 9:20am by Black Ock


Categories: too good to be true,web,mnp is for the children,real life news

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Pac-Man V. Jawbreaker

The defendant published a game called a€oeJawbreakera€A which was created by John Harris. Harris admitted to getting the idea from a€oePac-Mana€A. Jawbreaker was already being marketed for the home computer, while Pac-Man had not yet been marketed. Although both games were maze-based, the judge found there were nine substantial differences, including the music and the way the characters moved.

The court held that there was a€oenothing protectable under the copyright laws as to the a€oePac-Mana€A game itself, and the laws do not protect the strategy of a player symbol being being guided though a maze appearing to bobble up dots in its path while being chased through the maze by several opponents.a€A

The court also held that Atari had not established a likelihood of confusion in the marketplace because Atari had not yet entered the market with its a€oePac-Mana€A game.

Atari, Inc. v. Williams
December 28, 1981 US District Court, ED California
1981 US Dist. LEXIS 17667
KEYWORDS: Pac-Man - Jawbreaker - copyright infringement - trademark infringement

SUMMARY BY: Cheyenne Reese

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Posted: April 5th, 2008
at 1:55am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: myninjaplease,not ninja-worthy,games,business,mnp is for the children,design

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What’s the Bus?

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Final four in A£50m lottery race

Four environmental groups are competing for A£50 million of lottery money, the largest single amount ever awarded by the Big Lottery Fund.

Following a public vote which closed on 10 December, an announcement is due on who has won - the Eden Project, sustainable transport charity Sustrans, the Sherwood Forest Living Legends or the Black Country Urban Park. [via]

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Posted: March 24th, 2008
at 8:00am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: celebrity,green,games,business,mnp is for the children,fo' real?

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Jeepers Creepers

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Um… happy Wednesday? I almost tagged this one "not ninja-worthy" but then decided that I don’t know how I feel about it.

[Almost also tagged this one "grub" -ed.]

A mummified baby that a family held onto for decades, believing it was a long-lost relative, was buried Tuesday, but the family said they didn’t get the closure they hoped for because by the time they arrived at the cemetery, it was already buried.

Jennifer Arizmendi and her family have believed for years that the mummified baby they called Baby John was one of their relatives. But after nearly two years of fighting to keep the remains, the state ordered them to give it up.The family said they were told to arrive at Blossom Hills Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. for the burial."They said he was already buried before we got here, and we were completely on time," Arizmendi said.Arizmendi said the cemetery told her the burial had to be done early because another burial was planned."At first I believed the excuse and thanked them for burying him, but then I saw the officers in the cemetery," she said.Arizmendi said police officers were near the gravesite and only stepped aside when she and her family approached, never leaving them alone.

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Posted: March 19th, 2008
at 8:26am by Black Ock


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Keep it in your pants

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At least one in four teenage girls nationwide has a sexually transmitted disease, or more than 3 million teens, according to the first study of its kind in this age group.

Ewwww…

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Posted: March 13th, 2008
at 5:00am by orangemenace


Categories: life,mnp is for the children,fo' real?,real life news

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