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When David Waddell chose to resign from the North Carolina Indian Trail Town Council, he chose to do it in warrior fashion. He wrote the letter in Klingon.

Waddell told The Charlotte Observer “Folks don’t know what to think of me half the time, so I might as well have one last laugh.”

Apparently, Mayor Michael Alvarez was not impressed and called the letter unprofessional:

“It’s an embarrassment for Indian Trail, and it’s an embarrassment for North Carolina,” he said.

Waddell says that, while his four year term expires in December 2015, he is resigning at the end of the month due to frustration with the way the council handles certain procedures.

But you don’t have to worry that our Klingon friend is losing face by stepping down. He hasn’t given up the fight. He’s apparently using this time to mount a write-in campaign on the Constitution Party’s platform against U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan.

(via WRAL)

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The Powerpuff Girls are back and now we have our first look at them in their updated guises. They’ll make their debut in a special airing on January 20th at 7:30 Eastern on the Cartoon Network. Although their look has been tweaked, there’s no mistaking the trio of adorable, butt-kicking superheroes. The special called Dance Pantsed was directed by Dave Smith who was a writer and storyboard artist on the original with art direction by Kevin Dart who shared this clip.

Beatles’ fans will be happy to know that there’s a character in this episode called Fibonacci Sequins who is being voiced by none other than Ringo Starr. He’ll even be singing a song called, I Wish I Was a Powerpuff Girl. Don’t we all.

See the trailer after the break…

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At 7:30 pm on January 20th, The Powerpuff Girls return to Cartoon Network in a new special titled Dance Pantsed.

Cartoon Network also announced that the show will feature a new character voiced by Ringo Starr named Fibonacci Sequins who will sing a new song called “I Wish I Was A Powerpuff Girl.”

Their synopsis:

In Dance Pantsed, why is Mojo Jojo kidnapping a mathematician, an opera singer and a badger? To steal Chemical X, of course, and to finally take over Townsville. But when the Powerpuff Girls thwart his plan, he invents an evil video game called “Dance Pants R-EVILution” to control their minds and bodies to fulfill his evil plot! The Professor must visit his dark dancing past to save his girls so they can save all of Townsville!

I don’t know about you, but I seriously want to play “Dance Pants R-EVILution.”

(via The Mary Sue)

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Well, it’s official. Deadline is reporting that actress Emilia Clarke had been chosen to play Sarah Connor in the new Terminator reboot Terminator: Genesis.

The reboot will be directed by Game Of Thrones‘ Alan Taylor, so Clarke will be in familiar hands as she jumps from fantasy to sci-fi to take on the role.

I think this may be a really good choice, personally. Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor started out as someone who’s never held a gun or done any kind of fighting and she became one kickass lady. Clarke’s Danaerys starts out as a frightened child and, if you’re familiar with the show, you know just how badass she’s turned out to be.

From Arnold, to a reboot, to the Mother of Dragons. You know you have thoughts on this. So feel free to share. ;-)

(via Deadline)

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Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk revealed back in July that he was working on a sequel and, instead of a movie or even a traditional book, he was planning on doing it as a series of graphic novels.

Well, we have an update. Palahniuk has revealed new information which includes a possible story line:

The sequel will be told from the– at first– submerged perspective of Tyler Durden as he observes the day-to-day tedium of the narrator’s life. Because 20th Century-Fox created the convention of calling the protagonist Jack, I’m calling him Cornelius. He’s living a compromised life with a failing marriage, unsure about his passion for his wife. The typical midlife bullshit. Likewise, Marla is unsatisfied and dreams of accessing the wild man she’d once fallen in love with. She tampers with the small pharmacy of drugs that her husband needs to suppress Tyler, and– go figure– Tyler reemerges to terrorize their lives.

So, midlife crisis and marital boredom leads to mayhem in the form of Tyler Durden? I wonder if any Ikea furniture will be making an appearance. We’ll have to wait until approximately 2015 to find out. There’s also a Fight Club 2 news page on Chuck’s site if you want to follow along.

I am Cornelius’ confused interest.

(via Slashfilm)

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I love Benedict Cumberbatch. He just gets it.

When he realized there were paparazzi around trying to get pictures of him filming new episodes of Sherlock, he wrote this small note and held it up in front of his face.

Looks like he gave them a one-of-a-kind moment.

Good for him.

(via WalesOnline/Image by Matt Horwood)

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What you’re looking at is a Star Trek card featuring Wesley Crusher, the character that Wil Wheaton played many, many years ago. You might be wondering what the deal is with the sunglasses—
so here’s what happened: Wil was autographing the card for a friend of a friend when he accidentally ended his signature with a flourish on his face. It looked weird so he decided to cover up his mistake by doodling the sunglasses on. As for the ‘Yeeaahh!’ part, Wil decided to add that bit to transform the sunglasses into the Sunglasses of Justice. Naturally.

Now he’s put the card up for auction on eBay. It’s gotten a lot of attention and the price is currently at $875. The auction ends on November 30th, so if you’re interested, then it’s time to get your bid in.

(via Mashable)

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Back in September, Patrick Stewart hinted that he would return to his role as Professor X. Now it’s been officially announced that both he and Ian McKellen will be back once more to reprise their roles as Professor X and Magneto, respectively, in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

This was confirmed by the movie’s director, Bryan Singer, on Twitter, where he posted the following: 

Aside from Patrick and Ian, familiar faces from previous movies in the franchise are also set to return, including Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult.

(via io9)

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer is devising new and bizarre ways to spend his money – first by building himself a replica of the Titanic, and according to the internet rumor mill, cloning a dinosaur so he can let it run loose on his property:

The controversial billionaire is rumoured to be planning to clone a dinosaur from DNA so he can set it free in a Jurassic Park-style area at his new Palmer Resort in Coolum. Mr Palmer has, apparently, been in deep discussion with the people who successfully cloned Dolly the sheep to bring his dinosaur vision to life.

While we’re expecting a “this is BS” retraction in the near future, there is a possibility that we’ve finally found the man who makes Nic Cage look financially sensible.

(SCD via Geekologie)

Although this picture was supposed to be released by the BBC at one minute past midnight (U.K. time) Thursday, it was leaked beforehand – and as you can see, it illustrates what you all knew was coming in the seventh season of Doctor Who in a dramatic and captivating fashion.

Here’s what the BBC had to say about the pic:

The new image captures something of the excitement and adventure that await the Doctor—and the audience at home—when the Time Lord returns in Asylum of the Daleks. We’ll also make the image available as wallpaper and it will be right here at one minute past midnight—technically very early Thursday morning!

Click on the image to check out a wallpaper-sized version.

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