John Cleese on Sarah Palin

Howard out, Cheedle in – Iron Man 2

(via The Hollywood Reporter Don Cheadle is stepping in to replace Terrence Howard in “Iron Man 2,” Marvel Studios’ sequel to its summer blockbuster.

In the movie, Howard played Jim Rhodes, Tony Stark/Iron Man’s best friend and future armor-clad hero War Machine. One scene featured Howard looking at a silver suit of armor and saying “Next time,” a line that caused great delight for fans.

But there will be no next time for Howard.

Marvel had no comment, but sources close to the deal said negotiations with Howard fell through over financial differences, among other reasons. Marvel, which had wanted to work with Cheadle, then decided to take the role in another direction and approached the actor, who is shooting Antoine Fuqua’s “Brooklyn’s Finest” with Richard Gere and Ethan Hawke.

Rhodes is expected to play a larger part in the sequel, which is rumored to go beyond high-tech villains. Justin Theroux is writing the screenplay.

Jon Favreau is returning as director, and Robert Downey Jr. is expected back as billionaire industrialist Stark/Iron Man. Gwyneth Paltrow also is expected to be back as Stark’s assistant, Pepper Potts.


I think it’s a great move. Cheadle looks better next to Downey Jr. No really I made you some art to show you:

Concerts, debates, beards and mentos.

So it looks like I will be seeing Rollins at the end of this month and Rev. Horton Heat mid next month. I will also have some great company early next month, and then late next month again as some of my favorite people come to town. There’s also a wedding to go to at the end of the month.
REMEMBER You only have until midnight (EST) tomorrow to put in your question for the Doom vs Zod presidential debate.
I love beards. I’ve had once since about junior year of High School, and except for a few months in the early 90’s I have always had me a full beard. I’ve worn it long and shaggy (once while wearing a plaid hunting-type jacket the sister of one of my best friends saw me walking down the street, had never met me, and said to her brother “Look at the lumberjack,” all right?) and I have worn it very short. I shape it differently every now and then and generally just enjoy having a beard. Beards are good.

But here’s something they might not warn you about, regarding beards. It’s something you learn with time and cursing. Beards, when freshly trimmed by an electric razor, are sharp. The hairs are often short, spiky and have an edge at an angle. Which means that when your chin itches a bit, because that does happen in life, and you reach up to scratch it you may stab yourself. It isn’t bad but it is a tiny splinter. And I mean tiny. Little hair.

Pain. In. The. Ass. Or finger, as the case may be.
And because I don’t think I remembered to post these:
Bloodsport: The Mentos commercial

and American Psycho: The Mentos commercial

TALKING HEADS – Presidential debates!

COMING SOON – DOOM / ZOD the presidential debate!


Yes, that’s right. There will be a special Talking Heads edition later this week. It will be between two men we all know should be in office: Doctor Doom and General Zod It will be moderated by Shatner.

Here’s how you can help!

Debates need questions. I don’t mean just silly questions. I mean real questions you would want answered in a real debate. Doom and Zod will answer them.


But feel free to tell some friends, leave questions in comments here and await the showdown of all showdowns! DOOM / ZOD! Only one can rule! Will one kneel?

ASK YOUR QUESTIONS! Test them on experience, plans, wisdom, education, the environment! GO FOR IT!

The Debate will be held either on Thursday, October 30 or Friday October 31 depending on things, so all questions MUST BE RECEIVED by midnight, EST, Weds October 15, 2008.

It’s a holiday for some.

Happy Columbo Day, I guess. I’m at work, personally. I never really got this holiday, but I think Kojak is cooler, really. Kojak Day would be awesome. Columbo day? Eh, even he doesn’t get why.

My Zombie Pin-up Calendar

I present to you The My Zombie Pin-up 2009 Calendar.

Here’s their logo:

“My Zombie Pin-up is Gil Elvgrin meets Night of the Living Dead. This is a GIGANTANORMOUS 12 X 12 high quality full gloss 13 month calendar. A complete steal. $14.99″

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