After all, Gaius Baltar did become a Man of God! This is the end result of a character I made up for Sid Meier’s PIRATES! game, which I thoroughly loved in the old Mac 7.x iteration, and eventually it was ported over to the iOS platform too. Snicker....
I hear the amusement park in Frawnce which was originally called Euro Disney hasn’t been doing so hot. Perhaps it’s because the French are running it, Non?
So why does a former French minister think they can do any better with a theme park based on their Number One National Hero?
“Napoleonland”, the brainchild of former French minister and history buff Yves Jégo, is being touted as a rival to Disneyland – assuming, that is, it can gather the £180 million needed to leave the drawing board.
The plan is to build the unlikely amusement park on the site of the brilliant but doomed French leader’s final victory against the Austrians in the Battle of Montereau in 1814 just south of Paris.
The 1815 Battle of Waterloo, in which the Duke of Wellington ended Napoleon’s rule in France, could be recreated on a daily basis with visitors perhaps even able be able to take part in the reenactments.
They will also be able to take in a water show recreating the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar, in which Lord Nelson scored a decisive victory over a French and Spanish coalition aboard HMS Victory but died in the process.
But the park will also give pride of place to Napoleon’s greatest victories, in particular the Battle of Austerlitz in which the Russo-Austrian army was decisively defeated.
£180 million? That’s all? And here I thought it’d take, say, a billion Euros or so to start Napoleonland up. That is, if the Euro survives, given the current debt crisis the Eurozone finds itself in. How much do you want to be this will be built with Other People’s Money? And can the French keep the “youths” from starting Car-B-Qs?
Good Luck is all I have to say to Frawnce.
This, my friends, is another milestonre: POST #5000!
I get a big kick out of William Shatner, who’s 80 and still going strong, whenever he appears in Priceline commercials as “The Negotiator.” He’s obviously having a lot of fun, so I must imagine that when his employer informed him that they want to take their business model in a different direction, thereby killing his character off, it must have been hard for him to take.
Then again, perhaps not:
“It was a great run,” the Emmy-winning actor (“Boston Legal” and “The Practice”) said of the Priceline gig. But “if the management says this is the end, this is the end.”
Here’s one of the last scenes of The Shat’s iconic character (NO, not James T. Kirk…he was killed off 18 years ago!)
I wonder who Priceline will recruit next to represent their new line? Only time will tell. Thanks, Shat!
This afternoon, I finished watching an NBC Series from three years ago, which was not renewed for a second season, and I must say I was impressed with it!
“Kings” was the modern-day version of the Story of David, where King Silas rules the Kingdom of Gilboa. His country is at war with the Republic of Gath, armed to the teeth with Goliath-class tanks; David Shepherd, the hero, destroyed one of these during a war with Gath. He is brought to the Capital city of Shiloh, and is introduced to the political machinations of the Royal Family. And yes, there are some twists on the Biblical story…that said, these twists in no way take away from the drama and the storytelling.
It can be safely assumed that, under this alternate-history setting, nuclear weapons do not exist…that we know of. Neither does the USA. It can also be assumed that it is set on what we call the North American continent. Sadly, we may never know, for it was cancelled after just one season.
So, if you want to check this out without having to purchase the DVD set, you can! Go Ye to hulu.com. The Macker Commands It!
Imagine a small town in southern Spain, specifically the Andalusian region (al-Andalus…that should piss the Mohammedans off!), being asked by Sony Pictures if they want their pristine white buildings painted a pristine blue to help promote the Smurfs live-action film from last fall. They agreed, and here is the result:
Then, Sony asked the villagers six months later, after the film’s release, if they wanted their village painted back to pristine white. The villagers actually informed Sony that they wanted to remain the pristine blue! Imagine that! Good thing they know a Cash Smurf when they see one.
It’s been ten full years since The Lord of The Rings first hit the theaters. My goodness, it was amazing to see the characters I read about growing up brought to LIFE.
And now, there is less than one year until the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. This would be Part I of a two-part series. Again, I look forward to seeing Bilbo Baggins’ first adventure with Gandalf and the Dwarves to the Lonely Mountain, where Smaug guards the ill-gotten treasure, and Bilbo runs into…Gollum!
Here’s the first official teaser trailer:
Lord, grant me the strength and tenacity to wait patiently for this Epic.
It was fifty years ago today that the East Germans put up The Berlin Wall, which they said was erected to protect its “citizens” from the anti-socialist elements of the West, when we all knew damn well it was built to keep them in.
Here’s The Sex Pistols from their classic 1977 LP “Never Mind The Bollocks,” with Holidays In The Sun:
On FX there’s a series, Wilfred, which is about a Man, a Woman who is his neighbor, and her Dog, which he sees as a guy in a Dog Suit. It’s based on the original series from Australia. Here’s the short film which started it all: WARNING! NSFW!