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TV on DVD: July 21, 2009

Pushing Daisies Season 2 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • Charlie’s Angels (Season 4)
  • Hotel (Season 1)
  • Jon and Kate Plus Eight (Season 4, Vol. 2)
  • The Lucy Show (Season 1)
  • The Mighty Boosh (Seasons 1-3)
  • Monk (Season 7)
  • Prison Break (Final Season)
  • Pushing Daisies (Season 2)
  • Psych (Season 3)
  • Robot Chicken: Star Wars - Episode II
  • Route 66 (Season 3, Vol. 1)

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Boeing 747-200 Jumbo Hostel

Jumbo Hostel

We thought it was innovative enough using an old plane as a home. We guess those behind the Jumbo Hostel in Arlanda, Sweden took the hint and came up with their idea of sleeping arrangements. Opening in December, the former Boeing 747-200 has 25 rooms, 6 x 3 meters each, with three beds per room. They all have flat screen TVs, wireless broadband, and access to bathrooms and a café where you can order coffee or warm up the Pop-Tarts you brought along. And if you want the deluxe suite, you can stay in the cockpit. Aside from not wanting to be in another plane between flights, who would want to hear the roar of takeoff while trying to catch some zzzs?

 

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Wake up to Hotel Phone Alarm Clock

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech,

Hotel PhoneThere is nothing quite like having a wake-up call when you travel from someone who sounds like they have been up for hours while you struggle for coffee. Now you can take that with you for no extra charge with your own Hotel Phone Alarm Clock. Use it at home if you want the same experience. Set it up and it wakes you with:

“This is your wake up call. For another call in 30 minutes, please press 5.”

Yes, indeedy, it does have a snooze function. Pre-order for £19.99 (~$40.00) for an early May delivery.

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This Week on DVD: October 2, 2007

Fantastic Four

Here are a few of the titles you can find on the rental shelves this Tuesday:

  • 1408:  starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Collector’s Edition):  starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder
  • Caligula (Three-Disc Imperial Edition):  starring Malcolm McDowell, Helen Mirren
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer:  starring Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis
  • The Jungle Book (Platinum Edition): starring Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot
  • Misery (Special Edition):  starring Kathy Bates, James Caan
  • Species (Collector’s Edition):  starring Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen

Click here to see the TV-On-DVD options for this week.
Click here to see the new titles released on HD DVD and Blu-Ray.


First Space Hotel Planned for 2012

Galactic Suite

What began as an idea from former aerospace engineer Xavier Claramunt may become reality in 2012. Galactic Suite will be the first hotel in space and allows a round-the-world experience in only 80 minutes. Booking a room doesn’t come cheaply, as a 3-day stay will cost $4 million. While there, guests can wear velcro suits to crawl and stick around their pod/rooms and will be able to see sunrise 15 times a day. Claramunt, the company’s director,  says that the hotel was created keeping in mind that each pod had to fit inside a rocket.
“It’s the bathrooms in zero gravity that are the biggest challenge,” says Claramunt. “How to accommodate the more intimate activities of the guests is not easy.”
Even if we had sufficient funding to travel to the posh resort, we think we will pass, as we get a bit nauseous just eating in revolving restaurants.

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Box Office Breakdown:  Almighty Only Does Alrighty

Evan Almighty

Question: When is being the #1 movie just not enough? (Hint:  You have three chances to answer this question correctly).

Answer(s):

  1. When the critics don’t really have anything good to say about you
  2. When you made less than 1/2 of what your predecessor did on opening weekend
  3. When it cost over $175 million just to create you

Apparently having God on your side doesn’t guarantee you heavenly box office numbers.  Evan Almighty, the follow-up to 2003’s Bruce Almighty, failed to bring in a large congregation this past weekend.  Although it did better than the rest of the flock, it’s $32 million take paled in comparison to Bruce’s $68 million opening.  And then there’s that glaring $175 million bill…

Of course, we shouldn’t feel so badly about Steve Carell’s career.  I have a feeling that God is providing for him in other ways.

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