Music, Movies and the Not So Mundane

An 82-year-old named George Murphy was getting stomped by a ferocious Alaskan moose before his 85-year-old, 97-pound wife Dorothea Taylor intervened. With a shovel. Story here

Mee Yan Leong, 58, sat down on a toilet and refused to get up for 902 days because she claimed she “felt a force holding me down.” Story here.—-

Ben Stiller will star in, direct and executive produce the HBO adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s All Talk.

Indie film producer Bingham Ray has died at the age of 57 following a stroke at the Sundance Film Festival Sunday. 

Nominees for the 84th Academy Awards have been announced and Martin Scorsese’s Hugo leads with 11 followed by Michel Hazanavicius’s The Artist with 10.

AnonOps, the hacker group responsible for pooping on anyone and everyone who has persecuted MegaUpload, says they will not be hacking Facebook. Continue stalking without fear of a virus. Unless you click that “Russian Brides” link.

RapidShare has told its fans not to worry about being shut down despite the death of MegaUpload. A letter to fans on their Facebook page reads:

“Dear RapidShare fans, You posted some comments on our wall today regarding the shutdown of Megaupload. There is no reason to be concerned. We distinguish ourselves from services like Megaupload in many major issues and we aren’t threatened in any way. One of the main differences between RapidShare and Megaupload is that we never wanted to escape from the legal access of any administration.

RapidShare AG was founded in Switzerland, was always based at the address cited in the imprint and was always managed with an authentic name without any anonymous intermediary companies. The drastic measures against Megaupload were obviously seen as necessary by the FBI because the situation was different there. We wish you a great time with RapidShare!”

Danger Mouse is teaming up with Norah Jones for Little Broken Hearts

Happy Birthday to Ed Helms, Mischa Barton, Matthew Lillard, Ernest Borgnine, Tatyana Ali, the late John Belushi, Julie Dreyfus and Neil Diamond.

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