Thursday, April 17, 2014

"Mrs. Doubtfire" To Get a Sequel

(Image via Mrs. Doubtfire (1993))
The 1993 hit comedy Mrs. Doubtfire, starring Robin Williams, is finally getting a sequel.

The movie, which brought in more than $400 million globally, followed Williams as a struggling actor and father who takes on the role of a female Scottish nanny in order to spend more time with his children. The film also starred Pierce Brosnan and Sally Field.

David Berenbaum, who wrote Elf, has been tapped to write the script, 21 years after the original film was released.

Williams and director Chris Columbus will be reunited for the sequel.

[Hollywood Reporter]

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Missing 3-year-old Found Inside Arcade Claw Machine

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Toy vending machines are known for being hard to get stuffed animals out of...but what about getting children out?

A missing three-year-old in Lincoln, Nebraska was found inside a claw machine Monday evening at the bowling alley across the street from the apartment he lives in with his mother. Apparently, the boy skipped out and when his mother was in the bathroom.

He then wandered across the street from his home and crawled into the bowling alley’s claw machine. The boy’s mother initially called police and reported that her young son was missing.

His mother called 9-1-1 when she realized he was gone and he was soon found in the machine, which he would’ve had to enter through the prize delivery hole without anyone seeing him.

Police were able to get the kid out after calling the machine's manufacturer. No injuries. Just toys...and a kid. The claw machine maker contends that this kind of thing does not happen too often. 

The boy left with his mother and was also allowed to keep one of the stuffed animals.

News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com


Construction Vechicles Play World's Largest Game of Jenga

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Caterpillar, Inc. just blew every game of drunken Jenga you have ever played out of the water.

In case you grew up in the digital age, Jenga is a game in which users remove wooden blocks from below other wooden blocks. The goal is to keep the increasingly unstable structure standing. The original game of Jenga requires a decent amount of hand-eye coordination and a steady hand. Caterpillar’s giant Jenga game requires exacting controls over heavy machinery.

Five operators using Caterpillar machines and attachments battle over 27 massive wooden blocks that weigh a combined 8.1 tons. Each block weighs 600 pounds.

The giant Jenga game ends after two blocks are removed from the base of the structure.

This looks like a lot of fun, but it is definitely not “drunken Jenga” friendly.

[Mashable/Video via Cat Products]

Monday, April 14, 2014

Video: 'Wheel of Fortune' Mistake Costs Contestant Chance at $1M

(Screengrab via YouTube)
What does it feel like to lose a million dollars, a free car, and your dignity, all in thirty minutes of television? I have no idea, but feel free to ask Julian from Indiana University.

A lot of people have gone on Wheel of Fortune and screwed up under the big lights, so to walk away from the show with the title of the Worst Contestant Ever is a stunning achievement. With every letter turned on the puzzle "MYTHOLOGICAL HERO ACHILLES," all he had to do was read it.

As bad as that was, Julian did have a couple opportunities later on to redeem himself. The first was when they were looking for a "person" and he was staring at the letters "THE WORLD'S FASTEST _A_" and asked for a "C." It's possible Julian has an incredibly fast friend named "Cam," but we'll never know. Amazingly, he had one more chance to save himself at the end when the puzzle was "ON-THE-SPOT DECISION," but by that point he was probably preoccupied with thoughts about transferring schools and changing his name, because the guess he gave wasn't even English.

The craziest thing about the whole episode is that Julian somehow managed to finish ahead of the only two people on earth who can now say, "You know the worst Wheel of Fortune contestant ever? I lost to that guy!"

[USA Today/Video via YouTube]