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Strange Anagrams

Friday, October 24th, 2014

An anagram is a type of word play, the result of rearranging the letters of a word or phrase to produce a new word or phrase, using all the original letters exactly once; for example Doctor Who can be rearranged into Torchwood. Below are some interesting anagrams that seem to almost fit together.

 

A Decimal Point < = > I’m a Dot in Place
A telephone girl < = > Repeating Hello
A telescope < = > To see place
Admirer < = > Married
Alec Guinness < = > Genuine Class
Animosity < = > Is No Amity
Astronomer < = > Moon Starer
Church of Scientology < = > Rich-chosen goofy Cult
Clint Eastwood < = > Old West Action
Clothespins < = > So let’s pinch
Conversation < = > Voices Rant On
David Letterman < = > Nerd amid late TV
Debit card < = > Bad credit
Desperation < = > A Rope End It
Dormitory < = > Dirty Room
Election Results < = > Lies Let’s Recount
Eleven Plus Two < = > Twelve Plus One
Elvis < = > Lives
George Bush < = > He Bugs Gore
Heavy Rain? < = > Hire a Navy!
Howard Stern < = > Retard shown
Jim Morrison < = > Mr. Mojo risin’
Listen < = > Silent
Madam Curie < = > Radium came
Mother in Law < = > Mother Hitler
Naturalist < = > A trails nut
Postmaster < = > Stamp Store
Presbyterian < = > Best in Prayer
Slot Machines < = > Cash Lost in Me
Snooze Alarms < = > Alas No More Z’s
Statue of Liberty < = > Built To Stay Free
The country side < = > No City Dust Here
The Detectives < = > Detect Thieves
The Ears < = > Hear Set
The Eyes < = > They See
The Hilton < = > Hint: Hotel
The Morse Code < = > Here Come Dots
The Shawshank Redemption < = > Tim taken, showed harsh pen
The Shining < = > Highest inn
Tuesday, November Third < = > Many Voted, Bush Retired
United States < = > Senate Dust It
Weapons of Mass Destruction < = > US Team Swoops, Finds No Trace
Western Union < = > No Wire Unsent

The Princess Bride

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

The Princess Bride was released today, October 9th*, back in 1987. Time for a re-watching.

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*with a limited release on September 25th, 1987.


The Princess Bride

Director: Rob Reiner
Genre: Comedy
Released: September 25, 1987
Return to a time when men were men and swamps were swamps. Fire swamps, that is. Full of quicksand and Rodents of Unusual Size. Lagoons were inhabited by shrieking eels. And the most beautiful woman in the world was named…Buttercup? Well, it's a bent fairy tale. Complete with all the fencing, fighting, chases, escapes, and silly accents you'd expect. Plus one of two things only Rob Reiner (director of "Misery", "When Harry Met Sally...") could dream up. Like Inigo Montoya, who has dreamt his whole life of finding the six finger man who killed his father. Blonde Buttercup loves Westley, a poor stable boy. But when he's captured by pirates, she's chosen by evil Prince Humperdinck to be his princess bride. Along the way, she gets kidnapped, he gets killed. But it all ends up okay.


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RoboCup

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Robocop-Mug‘Serve the public tea. Protect the coffee break. Upend the biscuit.’ Ladies and gentlemen, we’re proud to introduce the future of tea making technology: RoboCup.

Ok, so this generous ceramic vessel isn’t concealing a gun in its handle. It can’t dispense its own future-dystopian brand of tough justice. But that steely mush will be sure to put a smile on the face of any 80s actionaut – and fan of the original blockbusting movie.

That’s right. The original movie. Not the 2014 one. Although the new one is quite good… But does it have the satirical heft of the first? Fire up the kettle and discuss.

You have twenty seconds to comply.

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Robocop

Director: Paul Verhoeven
From: Robocop Trilogy
Genre: Action & Adventure
Released: July 17, 1987
Set in old Detroit, a crime-ridden ghetto of the not too distant future, a cop killed in the line of duty is robotized then dispatched to fight crime. But Robocop is haunted by memories and dreams of who and what he used to be. As he rediscovers his past, he uncovers a murder conspiracy at the highest level of police management.


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Sensurround

Monday, April 14th, 2014

299-028_HR_0In your Home Theater Setup, adding a couple sets of Aura Pro shakers can bring back memories of seeing movies in Sensurround. Results are amazing. Just turn up the LFE output on your receiver while turning down the levels of your actual subwoofers in the room (otherwise too much bass). Movies will never be the same again!!! Especially action scenes designed for Sensurround in the movies listed below.

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Earthquake Sensurround


Earthquake [Blu-ray]
Earthquake [Blu-ray]
Charlton Heston leads an all-star cast in an epic film about ordinary citizens who must come together in the face of an unstoppable natural disaster! When the most catastrophic earthquake of all time rips through Southern California, it levels Los Angeles and sends shockwaves through the lives of all who live there. Now strangers must become heroes as the city struggles to get to its feet before the next terrifying aftershock hits! Also starring Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, Victoria Principal, Geneviève Bujold and Richard Roundtree, Earthquake combines outstanding performances with Academy Award winning sound and groundbreaking special effects.

Details:
  • Cast:
    • Charlton Heston
    • Ava Gardner
    • George Kennedy
    • Lorne Greene
    • Genevieve Bujold
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Directed by: Mark Robson
  • Formats: Features:
    • Multiple Formats
    • Blu-ray
    • PAL
    • Widescreen
  • Released by: Universal Studios
  • Discs: 1
  • Picture Format: Widescreen
  • Run Time: 122 minutes
  • Studio: Universal Studios
Manufacturer: Universal Studios
Status: Usually ships in 24 hours
List Price: $19.98 USD
Amazon Price: $13.48 USD

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Battlestar Galactica 35th Anniversary  [Blu-ray]
Battlestar Galactica 35th Anniversary [Blu-ray]
In the deepest reaches of space, it is a fight to save all human life from extinction in this sci-fi adventure that launched the Battlestar Galactica phenomenon! After The Cylons launch a devastating surprise attack on the Twelve Colonies, a lone flagship battlestar, the Galactica, remains to aid the surviving colonists on their epic journey for a new home to a far-off legendary planet Earth. They must survive the pursuing Cylons in a series of epic battles that will determine the fate of the human race in this non-stop action-packed classic filled with cutting-edge special effects by Academy Awardr winner John Dykstra (Star Wars, Spider-Man 2).

Details:
  • Cast:
    • Richard Hatch
    • Dirk Benedict
    • Lorne Greene
    • Jr. Herb Jefferson
    • Maren Jensen
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Rating: NR (Not Rated)
  • Directed by: Richard A. Colla
  • Edition: 35th Anniversary
  • Formats: Features:
    • Multiple Formats
    • Blu-ray
    • NTSC
    • Widescreen
  • Released by: Universal Studios
  • Discs: 1
  • Picture Format: Widescreen
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • Studio: Universal Studios
Manufacturer: Universal Studios
Status: Usually ships in 24 hours
List Price: $14.98 USD
Amazon Price: $14.98 USD

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Rollercoaster
Rollercoaster
Thrills abound in this high-speed suspense yarn as Timothy Bottoms, a determined terrorist, begins to turn America's amusement parks into battlefields. The tension mounts as affable safety inspector George Segal attempts to track down the saboteur who as targeted the country's most popular rollercoaster, and its riders, for senseless destruction. The edge-of-the-seat excitement mounts as the battle of wits between Segal and Bottoms builds to an explosive climax. Co-starring Richard Widmark and Henry Fonda, the Jennings Lang production takes viewers on an unforgettable trip filled with sense-shattering twists and hairpin turns.

Details:
  • Cast:
    • George Segal
    • Richard Widmark
    • Timothy Bottoms
    • Henry Fonda
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Directed by: James Goldstone
  • Edition: DVD Video
  • Formats: Features:
    • Multiple Formats
    • Closed-captioned
    • Color
    • Letterboxed
    • NTSC
    • Widescreen
  • Released by: Universal Studios
  • Discs: 1
  • Picture Format: Widescreen
  • Run Time: 119 minutes
  • Studio: Universal Studios
Manufacturer: Universal Studios
Status: Usually ships in 24 hours
List Price: $14.98 USD
Amazon Price: $8.84 USD

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Midway [Blu-ray]
Midway [Blu-ray]
Charlton Heston and Henry Fonda lead an all-star cast in Midway, interweaving the dramatic personal stories of the men who fought one of the most important battles of World War II. Just six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the battle of Midway sounded its furious thunder in June 1942, which became the turning point of the Pacific for the United States. Featuring breakthrough war footage, Midway conveys the powerful reality and epic sweep of a nation's defining battle.

Details:
  • Cast:
    • Charlton Heston
    • Henry Fonda
    • James Coburn
    • Glenn Ford
    • Hal Holbrook
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Directed by: Jack Smight
  • Formats: Features:
    • Multiple Formats
    • Blu-ray
    • NTSC
    • Widescreen
  • Released by: Universal Studios
  • Discs: 1
  • Picture Format: Widescreen
  • Run Time: 132 minutes
  • Studio: Universal Studios
Manufacturer: Universal Studios
Status: Usually ships in 24 hours
List Price: $14.98 USD
Amazon Price: $9.20 USD

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Who ya gonna call?

Friday, March 15th, 2013

ghostbusters-trap-replicaStart your very own ghoul capturing service with help from the Ghostbusters trap replica. This well-crafted prop comes with an actual working trap door and features a fun interactive mode containing movie-accurate sounds and lighting effects.

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