by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on September 26, 2011
by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on September 22, 2011

6 Ton Monster to Rain From Sky Friday

You won’t find this story on the front page of CNN.com even though a quick check of the facts says this should be headline news and they should be warning us that we all need to be very concerned.

The facts: six tons of monster satellite is on its way to crash down on earth this Friday.

The not so facts: This falling freight train is expected to break up into at least 100 pieces with some of the bigger pieces weighing as much as 300 pounds. Concerned yet?

Where is it going to land? NASA is proving once again that “planning ahead” is not one their strong points as they downplay the likelihood of anyone getting injured by raining debris. And what exactly is the comforting data coming from NASA that should be letting you know that you should be safe?

Well NASA is not basing your blunt-force-free-weekend on anything super scientific- rest assure not my friend, NASA is hoping you won’t get clobbered because most of the world’s surface if covered by, you guessed it, water, and you’re on land, get it? So does this mean if you’re planning on boating this weekend you should cancel? or wear a helmet?

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on September 20, 2011

Postal Service Broke But Spending Like Crazy

Here’s one of those stories that makes you go “huh?”

Seems that even with recent reports that our beloved USPS may be just months away from total insolvency they still find ways to spend like crazy.

Today it was a pricey ceremony at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, complete with Postal Service dignitaries and live tigers, no joke.

The USPS unveiled the “Save Vanishing Species” postage stamp and dare I say that with frivilas spending like this, the USPS may want to consider featuring itself on the next vanishing species stamp…

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on September 20, 2011

Show-and-Tell Bad Mama Crack Pipe Version

SWEET SPRINGS, Mo. –– Kindergarten is a jungle.  A little kid pulled out a crack pipe and $3,700 worth of crack rocks during a show-and-tell at a northwest Missouri elementary school.

Sometime after the incident the boy’s mom was arrested and charged with two class C felonies: possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child. Each charge could get the bad mom up to seven years in the slammer and a $5,000 fine.

by Edwin Daniels
on September 20, 2011

TRON 3 Is Happening… Or Is It?

Is Tron 3 Coming Out?

When a film makes $400 million worldwide in theaters, generally it’s safe to say that a sequel is on the way. However, when the film in question is TRON: Legacy – which, between production and marketing, is estimated to have cost upwards of $300 million – that’s not necessarily a given.

Walt Disney Pictures meant for Legacy to kick off a new era in the new TRON universe. Despite mixed reviews and disagreements over whether or not the sequel was really a financial “blockbuster”… it has. Sort of.

An animated TV series, TRON: Uprising, which takes place prior to the events of Legacy, begins airing on Disney XD next year, and it seems that TRON 3 will be happening as well.

Script work on a third TRON live-action movie actually began seven months before Legacy even reached theaters in December 2010. However, when the film failed to become quite the “3D cinematic event” that the previous winter’s Avatar had been, Disney studio executives eased on the brakes and slowed development of TRON 3 to a (relative) crawl.

TRON franchise stalwart Bruce Boxleitner – who played the franchise’s namesake in both Legacy and the original 1982 TRON movie… but is not actually the series’ protagonist (make of that what you will) – has said that TRON 3 is a go and could hit theaters by 2013. Is that true?

Well, theoretically.

Disney commissioned David Digilio, the writer of the 2006 survival drama, Eight Below, to script TRON 3 back in June 2011, but, at the time of writing, no one is attached to direct it. Legacy helmer Joseph Kosinski won’t be available to work on the project for a while now, because he is currently working on, Horizons, a screen adaptation of his soon-to-be-published comic book, “Oblivion.”

That TRON 3 will feature new screenwriting blood should be welcome news to the ears of those who thought Legacy suffered from a convoluted mythology and hole-riddled plot. Seeing how the third TRON film will likely reuse many of the same practical sets, costumes, and digital technology employed to realize the cyber realm, known as “The Grid” in Legacy, it end up being a less costly endeavor for Disney.

TRON 3 would also, theoretically, pick up the narrative threads left dangling at the conclusion of Legacy, such as those concerning the now-human Quorra (Olivia Wilde) and the briefly-glimpsed programmer, known as Edward Dillinger (an uncredited Cillian Murphy), and further develop them. Where their storylines will ultimately go is anyone’s guess right now.

The cult following that TRON has earned over the nearly three decades since its initially, disastrous theatrical release remains strong. Members of the movement seemingly remain quite interested in seeing another live-action installment in the franchise.

This guest post is by Edwin, an author for USDish. You can follow him on Twitter: @TheCelebutaunt.

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on September 19, 2011

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino Acting in New Webseries

I tried so hard not to watch Jersey Shore, until recently, I gave in!

JWOWW is doing a tanning deal with my friends at Australian Gold, and The Situation is working with my friends over at Yobi.tv, so I felt like I had to finally tune into the show.

Boy I am so glad I watched Jersey Shore! I love the show to pieces! The cast is so perfect, and I love the interlocking stories of every individual cast member. I already have favorites too- The Situation is great, and I also really enjoy Snooki. I’m definitely into this season where they are staying in Italy, and it’s great to see the country as well.

My life is not anything like theirs, so it’s fun to live vicariously through them on the show. I can relate to GTL, but not so keen on random DTFs LOL!

The show has such a huge viewership, the cast members are all booking tons of endorsements, and they should be! Make the money while you are hot! JWOWW created a signature tanning lotion with Australian Gold, Snooki is doing Pistachios commercials, Deena and Sammi are fronting an energy shot company, Pauly D is a superstar DJ now, and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, just got done starring in webseries “New Stage” on Yobi.tv. New Stage is Yobi’s followup from their Audrina Patridge webseries “Dream Maker”, where I star alongside of Patridge.

I’m not sure if I will buy into every cast members’ products, but I will definitely be tuning into Mike’s webseries New Stage. The show airs on Yobi.tv September 27, 2011.

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on September 19, 2011

Nancy Grace In Your Face

The loud mouth, the facial expressions, the gestures, the bright silky blouses… all of this in combination, you get Nancy Grace, in your face!

The HLN News star kicks some serious butt when it comes time to investigating missing persons cases. Nancy Grace loves getting to the bottom of WHO DONE IT!?!?

Although the lady makes a ton of racket, you gotta love Grace for her big heart, as she is out to solve many mystery cases and help families.

Grace’s racket has been so loud, she somehow caught the attention of the makers of Dancing with the Stars, and has landed a job on the show!

Grace may not be all that graceful on her own show, but we are rooting for her to be super graceful with her dance moves on DWTS!

Good luck Grace! We will be watching!

by Lisa Mason Lee
on September 18, 2011

Warning! Trendy Feather Earrings Poisonous

In this economy, we all want to save money, and we cut corners around what we really want, and then settle for a product that is similar, yet cheaper in quality. In most cases there is no serious risk involved with cutting corners, but in this case, there is a very serious risk.These trendy feather earrings that look so great, may not make you feel so great in the long run. Some of these flashy and fun earrings have a big dirty secret…I found it out!

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by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on September 16, 2011

Crappy Carousel Poops Out Riders

worst ride ever Crappy Carousel Poops Out Riders

Okay, I’ve seen a lot of weird stuff in my life and most of it has been right here on the good ole’ internet, but never have I seen something so disturbing, so down right wrong! You may want to sit down for this one, but don’t sit where the following folks sat or you may be soaking in pooh and vomit.

Now get this! This is a picture of a ride at an unknown “Amusement” park where kids willingly crawl into the ass crater of a very large man and marry-go-round whilst perched in his butt, and then at some point they get ejected from his rump, oh and did I mention, you get to pay for all this glory? Huh? I know this is all done in fun but what sick bastard invented this “enter in the rear” ride for the kiddies no less?

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on September 16, 2011

Heads Up! 6 Ton Satellite to Hit Earth Next Friday

satellite 150x200 Heads Up! 6 Ton Satellite to Hit Earth Next FridaySooo, be on the lookout around September 23rd, because a 6 1/2 ton satellite might crash on your head. Well, not all of the 6 1/2 tons will hit you at once…

According to NASA, they said they are unsure where the retired “UARS” satellite is going to land! Luckily, instead of the whole satellite hitting the earth at once, it is going to get cooked by the high temperatures, and fall apart during it’s reentry. NASA thinks the space junk is going to fall within a 500 mile radius. They have no idea if this space junk is going to hit you, your house, or just land in the middle of an ocean.

6 TON MONSTER TO RAIN DOWN FRIDAY

To make you feel better about this scary thought, NASA and ‘other scientists and specialists’ agree that the chances of the debris crashing onto an area with living people is a “1 in 3,200 chance”. Really guys!? This sucks. To the bomb shelter! Wait, whoever is reading this can I come over and chill in YOUR bomb shelter cuz I don’t have one :(.

“The defunct bus-size spacecraft is NASA’s Upper Atmospheric Research Satellite (UARS), which launched in 1991 and was shut down in 2005 after completing its mission. The satellite was expected to fall to Earth sometime this year, with experts initially pegging a weeks-long window between late September and early October, then narrowing it to the last week of this month.” -Via Space.com