Star Trek Into Darkness, Jay Carney Says There Are No Scandals, Disney Says Merida Had No Makeover
5/17/2013 3:00:00 PM
What a bad week for the Obama administration……unless you ask Jay Carney.
The second J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie opens this weekend. STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS starts off with Kirk violating the Prime Directive in order to save Spock from dying in an active volcano, but it quickly moves on to a hunt for a rogue Star Fleet agent who attacks Star Fleet from within.
The villain in this one is Benedict Cumberbatch, from the BBC series "Sherlock". For months there'd been speculation that he's playing Khan, but all Paramount would admit is that he's an "intergalactic terrorist" named John Harrison.
After attacking Earth, the terrorist retreats to a Klingon planet and the Enterprise has to risk violating Klingon space to hunt him down.
"Robocop's" Peter Weller plays the Star Fleet Admiral who sends Kirk after him.
The returning cast is Chris Pine as Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Karl ...
Eric Holder Doesn't Know, Double Rainbow Encore, & the To Do List of Seth Meyers
5/16/2013 3:00:00 PM
Cut Eric Holder Some Slack... He Just Doesn't Know!
Dave’s wife and daughter are on a plane right now, heading to New York.
Dave said he finds it weird to think of his “family in the sky.”
Which made me think of the DOUBLE RAINBOW SONG.
He joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" in 2001 and became the anchor of "Weekend Update" in 2006. This coming February, he's replacing Jimmy Fallon as the host of NBC's "Late Night".
How does he do it all? Let's check the Celebrity To Do List of Seth Meyers.
8:00 A.M. Wake up from horrible dream that I actually had to be funny to get my own talk show.
8:30 A.M. Practice in mirror shouting punch lines sarcastically.
10:00 A.M. Realize I just agreed to go from working one night a week, to five. Wonder what the hell I was thinking.
11:00 A.M. Receive ...
Castro's Attorney, Holder Confronts Issa, Scarborough Confronts Axelrod, & Top Signs You're A Hipster
5/15/2013 3:00:00 PM
New video for you: Holder Calls Issa's Conduct 'Shameful' At House Hearing.
I understand everyone deserves a fair trial and legal defense, but Ariel Castro's attorney is saying he's not a monster?
There's a new fake trailer on YouTube that uses clips from Robert Redford's 1974 version of "The Great Gatsby" . . . but music from the NEW version.
And it actually kind of works.
I enjoyed Baz Lurhman's The Great Gatsby, and I'm not even a hipster. Which is A-OK, as a new survey found a majority of Americans have an unfavorable view of hipsters.
And if you have any uncertainty about being one yourself . . . just check out the Top Signs You're a Hipster.
You've never enjoyed anything enjoyable ever.
See how you're wearing rain boots on a sunny day? THAT.
Your girlfriend can't find her skinny jeans . . . because you're wearing ...
ATTACK OF THE CICADAS, A 4 Year Old Mayor, and Is Merida Still Brave?
5/14/2013 3:00:00 PM
Over the next few weeks, billions of cicadas are expected to invade the East Coast, from North Carolina to Connecticut. Maybe even TRILLIONS.
But the good news is they're EDIBLE.
In an interview with NBC Philadelphia, Isa Betancourt from the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University explains that cicadas are, quote, "arthropods, which means they have an exoskeleton."
"We regularly eat the arthropods of the sea" . . . meaning things like lobsters and crabs. And she even describes cicadas as, quote, "the shrimp of the land."
In fact, cicadas are considered a delicacy in certain parts of the world, including China, of course. And there's even a cicada COOKBOOK you can download for free called "Cicada-Licious".
Recipes include cicada dumplings, cicada stir-fry, cicada cookies, and cicada-rhubarb pie. According to the author, boiled cicadas DO taste a lot like shrimp.
Or if you eat them raw, they have a, ...
Space Oddity...In Space, Excuses For Being Late To Work, and Gallon Smashing
5/13/2013 3:00:00 PM
Happy Monday! Today on the DGS we’ll talk to Former Senator Jim Talent at 5pm, focusing on Benghazi and the latest with the IRS targeting conservatives.
A Canadian astronaut named Chris Hadfield has been commander of the International Space Station for the past five months. But he's also a musician.
You might remember him from earlier this year, when he recorded a duet with Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies. And back in December, he released the first original song recorded in space.
Well, today he's finally heading back to Earth. But first he made one more video, and it might be his best. It's a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" . . . with some of the lyrics changed, so it's not all about being STRANDED in space.
And he posted a cool music video for it that he shot entirely on the Space Station.
Did you forget ...
Mother's Day, The Great Gatsby, Miley Cyrus, & Monsters University
5/10/2013 3:00:00 PM
Some cool pictures sent in by listeners on today’s blog for you to check out.
*DGS OBSESSED: Listener Samuel says “So even though I download my dgs podcast on an app completely separate from iTunes or my Mac I came back from lunch to find my screensaver on (which is turned OFF!) filled with little Daves, Maxs, Toms and Kloses. CREEPY”
*HORROR DINING: Listener Aaron (in Japan) says “Would you eat at a restaurant that promises "horror dining"?”
*PLANTING CORN: Listener Chandler says “Listening to the DGS and planting corn in N.E.”
Thanks for the pics everyone!
The new 3D version of "The Great Gatbsy" with Leonardo DiCaprio hits theaters this weekend. Here's a refresher in case you skipped the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald in high school . . .
Jay Gatsby's the rich playboy with the mysterious past, who throws huge parties at his mansion outside New ...
McCartney Attacked By Grasshoppers, New David Bowie Video, & Cleveland's New Tourism Slogans
5/9/2013 3:00:00 PM
Some music news for you on the blog today:
Grasshoppers don't eat beetles, and that's a good thing . . . because a ton of grasshoppers invaded PAUL MCCARTNEY'S concert in Brazil on Tuesday night.
He talked about the grasshoppers a few times during the concert . . . and even named one of them "Harold." See some crazy insect pics (GRASSHOPPER ON BEATLE ACTION) on today's blog pics.
In other music news, the lead singer of As I Lay Dying was arrested Tuesday for trying to hire an undercover detective to kill his estranged wife.
Cops became suspicious when he changed the name of the band to As My Estranged Wife Lay Dying After I Hire a Hit Man to Kill Her.
We wrap up today's music news with SPACE ALIEN DAVID BOWIE, who has put out a video for the title track off his new album, "The Next ...