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Friday LinkFrogging - 8/10/12
You know why I like movies?

Escapism.

Is there anything better than sitting down with some popcorn, letting the lights dim and being transported to another world for a couple of hours?

Well, okay, maybe a couple of things come to mind.

Still, you get my point.

Be it hobbits, superheroes, jedis, heroic archeologists, cyborgs or spies, coming face-to-face with your imagination is a genuine experience.

Just last night, I watched JJ Abrams' lens-flary Star Trek with my kids.  They were entranced with the adventure laying itself out before them.  Thankfully, they weren't encumbered by decades of continuity-based expectation.  They took the movie for what it was and had a blast.

They had a similar response to Thunderball last month.

They're 9.  They're obsessed with spies, among other things.

So, of course, they've been asking about The Bourne Legacy.  They know Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.  They've seen most, if not all of, The Bourne Identity.  They like Matt Damon.

So do I take them to see the Renner driven Bourne sequel?

Probably.

Of course, when/if that happens, I will feel compelled to tell them the scientist is married to James Bond.

I'm like that.

That ham-handed seque was my way of introducting you to this week's cheesecake.

Please say hello to Rachel Weisz.

Yes, Ms. Weisz is married to Daniel Craig, the current James Bond.  She's also appearing opposite Renner in the new Bourne movie that opens today.

She's all kinda spied-up.

Of course, Ms. Weisz is no stranger to big-time blockbuster franchises having appeared in the first two movies in The Mummy series.

Did I mention her Oscar?  She won one for her role in 2005's The Constant Gardner.

Up next is a role in next summer's Wizard update Oz:  The Great and Powerful opposite James Franco.

No word on a cameo by Caesar.

Let's hit the links.



Ten episodes that show how All in the Family changed television.

John Taylor talks about some of Duran Duran's most famous songs.

The tattooed rockabilly girls of Hootenanny 2012.

Modern pop music DOES all sound the same.

Help The Shrine tour Europe with Fu Manchu and record their next album.

Chris suddenly feels like he hasn’t been watching the Games closely enough

…and that maybe attending in person wouldn’t have been such a bad idea either.

The Worst Song Ever Made?...with a Jibbies & Loond approved chaser.

Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe can teach us something about perspective and accountability.

The comments are the best part of this sorry scene.

Is your neighbor a Democrat? There’s an App for that. 

Internet security: Is it a myth?

The REAL New York Giants.

The Gap rips off Judas Priest.  Lawyers to scream for vengeance.

Apple to drop YouTube app from iOS.

Baseball experts pick the one game they wish they'd seen.

Look who was nearly cast in some of your favorite roles.  Disasters were averted.

What if Marvel characters had been written like DC characters in the 60s and 70s.

And finally, Randy Travis keeps it classy.  Naked...but classy.

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