February 28, 2015

Top News Stories –

Blade Runner 2 to be made –
Harrison Ford will reprise his role as the ambiguous bounty hunter Rick Deckard in a sequel to 1982’s Blade Runner. Variety reports that the Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve is close to signing on as director, replacing Ridley Scott, who will produce. Hampton Fancher, who co-wrote the original screenplay, has written the sequel with The Green Lantern writer Michael Green. [Daily Telegraph]
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Round hens egg sells for £480 –
A “perfectly spherical” chicken egg has sold for an “unbelievable” £480 on the internet auction site eBay. Kim Broughton found one of her hens – now renamed Ping Pong – had laid the round egg in her garden in Latchingdon, Essex, on 17 February – Pancake Day. She decided to auction the egg in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust after a friend’s son died from the disease. Ms Broughton, 44, said she imagined the buyer was interested in preserving, rather than eating, the unusual egg. [BBC] The round egg


Video of the Day –

Downton Funk (Uptown Funk/Downton Abbey mashup)

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Top quotes from the original Blade Runner Movie  (1982)

  • Roy Batty:
    Not very sporting to fire on an unarmed opponent. I thought you were supposed to be good. Aren’t you the “good” man? C’mon, Deckard. Show me what you’re made of.
  • Rick Deckard:
    Replicants are like any other machine, are either a benefit or a hazard. If they’re a benefit it’s not my problem.
  • Gaff:
    It’s too bad she won’t live, but then again who does?
  • Roy Batty:
    I’ve done questionable things.
    Also extraordinary things. Revel in your time.
    Roy Batty:
    Nothing the God of bio-mechanics wouldn’t let you in heaven for.
  • Roy Batty:
    Fiery the angels fell. Deep thunder rolled round their shores. Burning with the fires of Orc.
  • Gaff:
    It’s a shame that she won’t live, but then again, who does?
  • Roy Batty:
    I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
  • Tyrell:
    More human than human is our motto.
  • Harry Bryant:
    You know the score,pal. If you’re not a cop, you’re little people!

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Law and crime
  • The municipal intermediate people’s court for the eastern city of Dongying convicts Ni Fake, former Vice-Governor ofAnhui province in China, on charges of bribery and “amassing wealth of unclear origin”, and sentences him to seventeen years in prison. (The Guardian)

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