Syrian Refugees, Welcome To Canada

Our area is now getting a significant influx of Syrian refugees, and to be completely honest I think this is a great thing. Our country, much like Keith Richards, can only survive with the constant infusion of new blood.

My opinion on this subject may surprise you, but I really believe that humanitarian efforts like this is what makes Canada such a great country. Its what makes us so much better then our idiot cousins to the south who tend to bomb the shit out of places and then, with an utterly confused look on their face, wonder what the hell to do next.

That being said, I do have a few small pointers for all of you new Canadians, to help you acclimatize to your new environment, and enjoy all your new home has to offer.

1. Left lane fast, right lane slow.

2. Baba ganoush is not a cologne.

3. It gets cold here, discover the joy that is thermal underwear.

4. We are not Americans. Thinking so will just get you bodychecked into the boards.

5. We have things here called lines. You stand in them to politely wait your turn to do things. Embrace their use.

6. Sharia Laws mean fuck all here. Take this opportunity to shrug off such nonsense and embrace being your own person. Seriously. Because any religion that says you can’t have bacon is too retarded for words to express.

7. On that note. Yes bacon IS a food group.

8. I’m not sure how ya had it back home, but beating your wife and kids here will only end badly for you.

9. Don’t worry. Curling will eventually make sense.

10. There is more to see here then Toronto. Learn about and explore the most beautiful country on the planet.

11. Also, if you have some unfathomable bout of idiocy, and begin cheering for the Toronto Maple Leafs, someone will probably come to your house and pimpslap you. Have some self-respect.

Finally always remember that, as a country, we welcomed you with open arms during what is probably the very worst time of your lives. And we are happy to do it. All we ask is you respect the rules and laws already in place, and always remember those that helped you and pay it forward when the opportunity arises to help someone else.

That’s what it is to be Canadian.

Welcome home.

10 Of The Worlds Greatest Unsolved Mysteries

Voynich Manuscript

Named after the Polish-American antiquarian bookseller Wilfrid M. Voynich, who acquired it in 1912, the Voynich Manuscript is a detailed 240-page book written in a language or script that is completely unknown. Its pages are also filled with colorful drawings of strange diagrams, odd events and plants that do not seem to match any known species, adding to the intrigue of the document and the difficulty of deciphering it. The original author of the manuscript remains unknown, but carbon dating has revealed that its pages were made sometime between 1404 and 1438. It has been called “the world’s most mysterious manuscript.”

Theories abound about the origin and nature of the manuscript. Some believe it was meant to be a pharmacopoeia, to address topics in medieval or early modern medicine. Many of the pictures of herbs and plants hint that it many have been some kind of textbook for an alchemist. The fact that many diagrams appear to be of astronomical origin, combined with the unidentifiable biological drawings, has even led some fanciful theorists to propose that the book may have an alien origin.
One thing most theorists agree on is that the book is unlikely to be a hoax, given the amount of time, money and detail that would have been required to make it.

 

Kryptos

Kryptos is a mysterious encrypted sculpture designed by artist Jim Sanborn which sits right outside the headquarters of the CIA in Langley, Va.

 

Beale Ciphers

The Beale Ciphers are a set of three ciphertexts that supposedly reveal the location of one of the grandest buried treasures in U.S. history: thousands of pounds of gold, silver and jewels. The treasure was originally obtained by a mysterious man named Thomas Jefferson Beale in 1818 while prospecting in Colorado.
Of the three ciphertexts, only the second one has been cracked. Interestingly, the U.S. Declaration of Independence turned out to be the key — a curious fact given that Beale shares his name with the author of the Declaration of Independence.
The cracked text does reveal the county where the treasure was buried: Bedford County, Va., but its exact location is likely encrypted in one of the other uncracked ciphers. To this day, treasure hunters scour the Bedford County hillsides digging (often illegally) for the loot.

 

Shugborough inscription

Look from afar at the 18th-century Shepherd’s Monument in Staffordshire, England, and you might take it as nothing more than a sculpted re-creation of Nicolas Poussin’s famous painting, “Arcadian Shepherds.” Look closer, though, and you’ll notice a curious sequence of letters: DOUOSVAVVM — a code that has eluded decipherment for over 250 years.
Though the identity of the code carver remains a mystery, some have speculated that the code could be a clue left behind by the Knights Templar about the whereabouts of the Holy Grail.
Many of the world’s greatest minds have tried to crack the code and failed, including Charles Dickens and Charles Darwin.

 

Tamam Shud case

Considered to be one of Australia’s most profound mysteries, the Tamam Shud Case revolves around an unidentified man found dead in December 1948 on Somerton beach in Adelaide, Australia. Aside from the fact that the man could never be identified, the mystery deepened after a tiny piece of paper with the words “Tamam Shud” was found in a hidden pocket sewn within the dead man’s trousers. (It is also referred to as “Taman Shud.”)
The phrase translates as “ended” or “finished” and is a phrase used on the last page of a collection of poems called “The Rubaiyat” of Omar Khayyam. Adding to the mystery, a copy of Khayyam’s collection was later found that contained a scribbled code in it believed to have been left by the dead man himself.
Due to the content of the Khayyam poem, many have come to believe that the message may represent a suicide note of sorts, but it remains uncracked, as does the case.

 

The Wow! Signal

One summer night in 1977, Jerry Ehman, a volunteer for SETI, or the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, may have become the first man ever to receive an intentional message from an alien world. Ehman was scanning radio waves from deep space, hoping to randomly come across a signal that bore the hallmarks of one that might be sent by intelligent aliens, when he saw his measurements spike.
The signal lasted for 72 seconds, the longest period of time it could possibly be measured by the array that Ehman was using. It was loud and appeared to have been transmitted from a place no human has gone before: in the constellation Sagittarius near a star called Tau Sagittarii, 120 light-years away.
Ehman wrote the words “Wow!” on the original printout of the signal, thus its title as the “Wow! Signal.”
All attempts to locate the signal again have failed, leading to much controversy and mystery about its origins and its meaning.

 

The Zodiac letters

The Zodiac letters are a series of four encrypted messages believed to have been written by the famous Zodiac Killer, a serial killer who terrorized residents of the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The letters were likely written as a way to taunt journalists and police, and though one of the messages has been deciphered, the three others remain uncracked.
The identity of the Zodiac Killer also remains a mystery, though no Zodiac murders have been identified since 1970.

 

Georgia Guidestones

The Georgia Guidestones, sometimes referred to as the “American Stonehenge,” is a granite monument erected in Elbert County, Ga., in 1979. The stones are engraved in eight languages — English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese and Russian — each relaying 10 “new” commandments for “an Age of Reason.” The stones also line up with certain astronomical features.
Though the monument contains no encrypted messages, its purpose and origin remain shrouded in mystery. They were commissioned by a man who has yet to be properly identified, who went by the pseudonym of R.C. Christian.
Of the 10 commandments, the first one is perhaps the most controversial: “Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.” Many have taken it to be a license to cull the human population down to the specified number, and critics of the stones have called for them to be destroyed. Some conspiracy theorists even believe they may have been designed by a “Luciferian secret society” calling for a new world order.

 

Rongorongo

Rongorongo is a system of mysterious glyphs discovered written on various artifacts on Easter Island. Many believe they represent a lost system of writing or proto-writing and could be one of just three or four independent inventions of writing in human history.
The glyphs remain undecipherable, and their true messages — which some believe could offer hints about the perplexing collapse of the statue-building Easter Island civilization — may be lost forever.

 

Lost : The 5 Biggest Unsolved Mysteries

Lost, like its spiritual predecessors Twin Peaks and The X-Files, was built on a series of interlocking mysteries. When the curtain fell on Season 6 earlier this year, many of the questions had been answered. Some satisfactorily, some not. However, the majority of fans weren’t so upset by the answers they got. It was the questions that the writers left hanging which caused the real anger.

Season 6’s DVD exclusive epilogue, New Man In Charge answers a few questions (if rather sarcastically) by having Ben carefully explain things to pair of dim-witted DHARMA employees who have been faithful to the Initiative for years, and claim that they “deserve answers” for their devotion. The subtext there is not especially difficult to read. If you wanted to know where the food drops were coming from, why there was a bird that could say Hurley’s name, or indeed, if you still hadn’t pieced together where the polar bear came from, this DVD extra will give you what you want.

But, for most of us, the unsolved mysteries were bigger than those, all which could be pieced together from implications within the show itself. We didn’t need to see a DHARMA station on the mainland responsible for sending food out on automated drones to figure out what was going on, and knowing doesn’t make anything about the show much clearer. There are questions left which muddy the waters of Lost, and with the show definitively over, it’s hard not to find that a bit maddening.

So, Den Of Geek has picked out the five biggest mysteries that we think Lost never satisfactorily answered, and we’d like to hear your theories. Any comments about polar bears will, of course, be entirely ignored.

5. Who was the other Christian Shephard?

In all fairness, it was made clear in the show that the majority of Christian Shephard’s appearances were actually Smokey, who existed in Christian’s form between the first episode and the point where he assumed the form of Locke. Unfortunately, there are a number of appearances which don’t match up with this: the moment where Christian appears to Michael on the Kahana, the moment where he appears to Jack in Los Angeles, the moment where he appears to Sun and Frank while in the form of Locke elsewhere.

These appearances are categorically not the Smoke Monster, particularly the two which occur off the island. Maybe you can stretch Jack’s LA vision to a drink/stress-induced hallucination. Maybe you can stretch Michael’s to a stress-hallucination too (even if it would make no sense for him to hallucinate Jack’s father). But you can’t reasonably suggest that Smokey chose his conversation with Sun and Frank as the one moment where he decided to be in two places at once.

So who was the ‘other’ Christian Shephard? The ghost of the original? And if so, why did he care what was going on with the island? As much as I want to believe that the Lost writers had it all planned out, things like this make the Smokey/Christian connection feel like a square peg, round hole situation, one answer chosen of several options, despite the fact it didn’t fit perfectly. Please, give us more credit.

4. The Sickness

After years of hinting, Season 6 finally showed us what ‘The Sickness’ was. As far as answers go, it was far from being the clearest. Indeed, to this day, it’s not really clear whether it was Rousseau or her crewmates who had the sickness, and indeed, whether the sickness (as she understood it) existed at all.

We do know that Sayid’s sickness was real. We just don’t know what it was. As shown, it appears that the sickness infects people who are brought back from the dead in the Temple, but only when the waters do not run clear. There are some tests which can be done to determine whether someone is ‘sick’, but it was never explained how (or even if) they work. And despite knowing all that, we never really saw what the sickness was. We just saw Sayid becoming a bit emo-goth, but eventually realising he wasn’t actually all that bad.

So, a shiny virtual penny to anyone who can explain what the wider context of the sickness was, how many people we know were infected (besides Sayid) and why Rousseau was so afraid of it. It appears to be one of the few components of the Lost mythos that doesn’t actually fit anywhere in the plot. It was simply a property of the island which occasionally got referenced and that the writers apparently wanted to address. In a way, it would have been easier to reconcile it if they hadn’t bothered.

3. Jacob & Co?

I was a big fan of the episode, Across The Sea, which told the story of Jacob, his brother, their mother (and adoptive mother) and those living on the island at the same time. But even I can’t deny that, in a general sense, the knowledge we gained in that episode didn’t really explain the mythos so much as bump it up a level. It’s a logical trap even a child can recognise.

Admittedly, I would argue that the origin of these characters isn’t so important , but what they do is. Their adoptive mother, who some have speculated may have been a smoke monster herself, clearly knew more than most, since she identified the source and the consequences of tampering with it. But where did this knowledge come from? Did someone choose her? And if so, who chose them?

Ultimately, knowing Jacob’s history doesn’t expand on anything much except Jacob. Fair enough, Lost always did focus on the characters, but we need to know either why Jacob and company were special, or, if they weren’t, why they mattered more than those before them.

2. The Rules

The moment at the end of Season 4’s ninth episode, The Shape Of Things To Come, was a big one. Ben Linus broke into Charles Widmore’s bedroom and calmly explain that, by allowing mercenaries to come to the island and kill Alex, he had “broken the rules” and would be punished. It looked as though we were getting a major new puzzle to solve.

Indeed, further references cropped up. Jacob and Smokey would often discuss how ‘the rules’ prevented them from interfering with one another directly. When Dogen told Sayid to stab Smoke-Locke under a specific set of circumstances, it appeared to be because such an act was governed by the rules. In fact, Smokey’s attempt to find a loophole in the rules was arguably the motivating factor for almost everything that went on in Lost.

And what did we get to explain these rules to us? Not a lot. Allusions. References. Allusions to references. The pointed appearance of board games, governed by rules, and various people claiming that things were either inside or outside the rules which existed.

But did anyone scratch the surface of the bigger questions: what are these rules, who imposed them, and why must they be followed? No. No, they didn’t. In fact, Lost made its entire audience aware that Smokey breaking the rules and escaping the island would be the worst possible consequence for everyone, but we never really found out why he was bound by them in the first place.

1. The Numbers

When the numbers first cropped up in Lost‘s eighteenth episode, Numbers, they were an exciting addition to the series, one that seemed poised to form an integral part of the mythos. By Season 2, they were dominating the show’s landscape, and had captured the imagination of the fandom, all of whom were waiting for the truth about what they were and what the big mystery about them was. Expectations were high. Really high.

So, perhaps that’s why many rank the failure of the show to provide a reasonable explanation as one of the biggest flaws. Sure, there’s the ‘official’ explanation (as revealed in the semi-canonical “Lost Experience”) about the Valenzetti Equation, but that explanation never appeared in the series. There’s also the revelation that each number corresponded to a candidate for Jacob’s position, but that list was, after all, just a list. Jacob admitted as much to Kate.

It’s hard to say what went wrong. Perhaps they were never intended to become as big a focus as they were. Perhaps the ‘real’ explanation was junked when the writers saw how high expectations had become. Maybe they were just making it up as they went and simply couldn’t come up with a good explanation as to what caused the strange properties of the numbers. Either way, there’s simply no other contender for the top position on this list. Of all the mysteries Lost failed to tie up satisfyingly, this is the one that’ll frustrate people long, long into the future.

Read more: http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/20593/lost-the-five-biggest-unsolved-mysteries#ixzz3FkyDxgfU

Random Thought Of The Day 10/01/2014

Is anyone else tired of listening to Adam Lambert butcher Queen songs?

Seriously, only having the love of chugging lots and lots of cock in common with a legendary singer like Freddie Mercury doesn’t necessarily qualify you to cover these classic songs.

Go back to wailing Alanis Morissette in your mom’s basement asshole.

60 Little Known Facts About Marvel Films

Think you know everything there is about the big screen adaptations of Marvel comics? Test your knowledge with this list of interesting facts.

Iron Man (2008)

1. Roughly 450 separate pieces make up Iron Man’s suit.
2. Director Jon Favreau wanted Robert Downey Jr. for the title role because he felt that the actor’s past was perfect for the part. He has said, “The best and worst moments of Robert’s life have been in the public eye. He had to find an inner balance to overcome obstacles that went far beyond his career. That’s Tony Stark.”
3. JARVIS, standing for “Just A Rather Very Intelligent System,” is Tony Stark’s computer system. This is a tribute to Edward Jarvis, Stark’s butler from the comics. He was changed to artificial intelligence to avoid comparisons to Batman/Bruce Wayne’s butler, Alfred Pennyworth.
4. Right before the final press conference, Tony Stark is seen reading a newspaper with a poor-quality photo of Iron Man on the cover. This is actually from a video shot by onlookers hiding in the bushes during the initial filming.

5. Agent Phil Coulson, portrayed by Clark Gregg, was originally a much tinier part, only having the name “Agent.” As filming went on, his chemistry with the other actors became apparent and he was given more scenes.
6. Favreau set the film in California because he felt that too many superhero films were already on the East Coast, especially in New York City.
7. Hugh Jackman was offered the role of Iron Man. He was also offered the role of the Hulk.
8. Nick Fury was reimagined in the Ultimate Marvel Universe in 2000, where the Marvel heroes were updated for the 21st century. Fury’s likeness was actually based on Samuel L. Jackson, who gave Marvel permission to do so. Based on this and his star power, Jackson was cast as Fury in all Marvel superhero films owned by Marvel and Disney, starting with Iron Man.

The Incredible Hulk (2008)
9. Ferrigno recommend Edward Norton for the role of Bruce Banner because he reminded him of the late Bill Baxby, who acted beside him as David Banner (same character, different name) in The Incredible Hulk (1978).
10. Director Louis Leterrier liked Hulk (2003), but he agreed with Marvel Studios that in order to continue the franchise, they would need to depart from Ang Lee’s style in the first film and focus on a more action-packed tone.
11. Edward Norton, notorious for rewriting scripts for films he stars in, rewrote a substantial part of the script. He was credited under the pseudonym Edward Harrison on some movie posters, but this was later denied by WGA, stating Zak Penn was the only writer.
12. The Hulk speaks a total of six words: “Leave Me Alone”, “Hulk Smash”, and “Betty”.

13. Zak Penn felt the name “Abomination” sounded too silly, so Emil Blonsky is referred to by his proper name in the film. Although, Samuel Sterns uses the word when he warns Blonsky that the mix of Banner’s mutated DNA with his injections, “could be…an abomination.”
14. You can see that Bruce Banner’s email to Mr. Blue is being tracked through the Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement Logistics Division (S.H.I.E.L.D.) database.
15. According to Louis Leterrier, the final scene where Banner is grinning as he turns green, was a deliberate shot meaning that Bruce has finally learned to control the Hulk. In The Avengers, he reveals his secret for staying calm – he’s always angry.

Iron Man 2 (2010)
16. The live news footage from Culver City in the S.H.I.E.L.D. office is from The Incredible Hulk (2008) showing that the events of the second half of that film happen after the events in Iron Man 2.
17. A handful of Whiplash’s noticeable features were suggested by Mickey Rourke himself.
18. Scarlett Johansson dyed her hair red before she even got the part of Natasha Rominov/Black Widow because she wanted the role that bad.

19. Howard Stark’s idea of a futuristic city is heavily based on Walt Disney’s television reveal of his EPCOT center. The 3D map mimics EPCOT’s and the posters behind Stark are from the World’s Fair, which Disney had an influence in.
20. Not being tech literate, Rourke found the most challenging part of his role as Whiplash was pretending to know his way around a computer.
21. The dance Justin Hammer does before his presentation of the drones at the Expo is something actor Sam Rockwell does to get into character. Coincidentally, Rockwell was almost cast as Iron Man.

Thor (2011)
22. Director Kenneth Branagh asked Anthony Hopkins to improvise his role of Odin during Thor’s banishment scene. Members of the cast/crew were crying during the shoot and later both Hemsworth and Hiddleston said it was difficult to keep their composure during this scene.
23. Dr. Erik Selvig mentions a companion who got involved with S.H.I.E.L.D., whom he described as a “pioneer in gamma radiation,” which is an allusion to Bruce Banner. He also mentions Hank Pym, better known as Ant-Man one of the founding members of The Avengers in the comics, during a deleted scene.
24. The final decision for Thor came down to brothers Chris Hemsworth and Liam Hemsworth. Tom Hiddleston also auditioned before getting the role of Loki.

25. The Norwegian village shown in a flashback is the same one the Red Skull invades to steal the Tesseract in Captain America: The First Avenger.
26. After researching Loki, Tom Hiddleston chose to base his portrayal of this multi-dimensional character on Jack Nicholson (edgy and slightly-insane persona), Peter O’Toole (enigmatic reckless persona), and Clint Eastwood (simmering anger persona).
27. According to Branagh, Odin is the ruler of the Marvel Universe. It was Odin that hid the Tesseract in Captain America: The First Avenger, and the Infinity Gauntlet in The Avengers.
28. Stan Lee claimed he always wanted to play Odin, but admit that he was happy with Anthony Hopkins casting and performance.
29. The S.H.I.E.L.D. agent that picks up a bow when Thor attempts to retrieve his hammer is referred to as Agent Barton, and appears in the credits as Clint Barton, also known as Hawkeye.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
30. Chris Evans was initially uninterested in Captain America. He declined the role 3 times before accepting. It took the director and producers to convince him to take the part.
31. At the exhibition, there is a mannequin dressed in a red jumpsuit under a glass dome, which is a reference to the original Human Torch, the first superhero created by Timely Comics (later Marvel Comics) in 1939. Marvel recycled his abilities and name to use in Fantastic Four for Johnny Storm in 1961, which Chris Evans portrayed in the films.

32. In the film we see that the serum stolen by the Hydra agent is broken, but another one shows up later in The Incredible Hulk (2008) with “Vita-Ray” clearly written on the refrigerator storage container. According to many, there were several attempts to recreate the Super-Solider experiment, but for unexplained reasons, it has only ever worked on Steve Rodgers.
33. Even though he is deemed “The First Avenger,” this film was the last solo Avenger film to be released before the team-up collaboration of The Avengers.
34. Originally cameos had been planned for James Logan Howlett (Wolverine) and Erik Lensherr (Magneto) due to their existence during World War II (Logan as a solider and Erik as prisoner). However, because of rights issues these cameos were scrapped.

35. At one point, Sebastian Stan was considered for the role of Captain America, but instead got the role of Bucky Barnes.
36. The Captain America comic book shown in the movies bears the cover of the actual Captain America #1 released in 1941.
37. At the end of the film, Howard Stark finds the lost Tesseract, which leads him to create the blue print designs about the cube’s structure and power. This is seen in a case of paperwork that Tony Stark is searching through in the midst of Iron Man 2.
38. Red Skull’s deformed appearance has been explained as his body rejecting the serum because he is not worthy – it instead made him crazier. This is exactly what happens to Emil Blonsky in The Incredible Hulk (2008) leading to his transformation to the Abomination, with the help of gamma rays.

The Avengers (2012)
39. After Thor removes Loki from the Quinjet onto the mountain side, you can see two large ravens flying overhead as they are talking. In Norse mythology, their father Odin had two ravens, Huginn and Muninn, that would bring Odin information from Midgard (Earth).
40. On the set, Robert Downey Jr. kept food hidden everywhere and no one could ever find it. When his character Tony Stark offers Dr. Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) blueberries, that moment was completely unscripted. He was just hungry.

41. You see Captain America’s shield is scratched in the film, but according to the comics it can only be damaged on a molecular level because it is made of an adamantium/vibranium alloy.
42. The scene where Bruce Banner confesses he once attempted to kill himself by shooting himself in the head is an exact reference to a deleted scene from The Incredible Hulk (2008) where Edward Norton’s version of Bruce Banner tried this in the middle of Alaska’s wilderness, only to be stopped by his transformation into the Hulk.
43. Since 1978, Lou Ferrigno has played almost every live-action version of the Hulk. He played the Hulk in The Incredible Hulk (1978) and the subsequent TV specials, he voiced the Hulk in 2008 film, and he was the voice of the Hulk in this film. He had a brief cameo as a security guard in Hulk (2003) and The Incredible Hulk (2008).
44. In the film, Captain America is the founding member, but in the comic-verse, he was unfrozen in Avengers #4, when he was accidentally discovered by the team as they searched for Namor the Sub Mariner.

45. Edward Norton had been set to reprise his role of Bruce Banner/the Hulk, but negotiations between him and Marvel Studios broke down, leading to his replacement with Mark Ruffalo.
46. Dr. Banner does not transform into the Hulk until 74 minutes into the film, though they constantly elude to his imminent transformation in each of his scenes.
47. Hawkeye is an ambidextrous archer in the comics. In Thor, Jeremy Renner only shot with his right hand. To prepare for The Avengers, Renner trained with Olympic archers to use both hands.
48. The motion capture process used on Mark Ruffalo in The Avengers was so intricate that the Hulk even has the actor’s finger prints.
49. The reason Spiderman was not invited to The Avengers is because Marvel (comics) had sold the rights to Sony.

Iron Man 3
50. In true Tony Stark humor, he tells a young child with glasses he loved him in A Christmas Story. Peter Billingsley, who played Ralphie in that film, was an executive producer for Iron Man and even had a small role.
51. The attack at the Chinese Theater holds significance because Firepower is sitting directly next to Robert Downey Jr.’s hand-prints and signature.
52. The Mandarin has a tattoo on his neck, which is Captain America’s shield, but it has an anarchist “A” symbol in the center instead of a star.

53. Pepper briefly wears the Iron Man armor, which is a nod to Pepper Pott’s one-time career as the superheroine Rescue. According to Gwyneth Paltrow this moment changed her relationship with her son, who thought it was the best thing to ever happen to him.
54. The dragon tattoos featured on Aldrich Killan’s chest are a homage to another Iron Man villain, Fin Fang Foom.
55. The original post-credits scene was Tony Stark blasting off to space, where he meets the Guardians of the Galaxy. Iron Man was intended to have a cameo role in that film, but due to Robert Downey Jr.’s announcement he might hang up his suit, they opted for the scene with Bruce Banner. Which Robert suggested.

Thor: The Dark World (2013)
56. Chris Hemsworth improvised the scene where he hangs the hammer on a coat hook.
57. Loki was not planned to appear in the film, in order to allow for a greater focus on Malekith and the Dark Elves. Due to his popularity in The Avengers, he was written in the script and given a large role.

58. Josh Dallas was set to return as Fandral, but due to his commitment with Once Upon a Time, he was replaced with Zachary Levi, the producer’s original choice for the role.
59. There were about 30 hammers made for Thor of various weights for different uses. The main hammer was made from aluminum but it is replicated in different materials and weights, including a ‘soft’ version for stunts. Of the 30, five versions were used most often, including the ‘lit hammer,’ that emits light when lightning strikes.
60. According to Natalie Portman, she was unavailable to film the post-credit scene where Thor and Jane Foster finally get to kiss. Instead, Chris Hemsworth’s wife, Elsa Pataky, gladly stepped in to film it.

Random Thought Of The Day 09/19/2014

Ok.

I can’t beleive that I actually have to come out and say this.

If you’re a mother in a fast food joint with your eight year old son, and he is so f’n obese that he has bigger tits then you do, you need to get that kid off the motherfucking XBox and on a diet and an exercise regimen fast. He’s a type 2 diabetes, heart attack or stroke case just waiting to happen.

Look after your f’n kids trailer park lady.