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I’m All In On the Anastasia Kickstarter, The Breaking Bad Sequel Starring Val Kilmer & Slash

This must be “Kickstarter’s that Matt and Ryan will pour their life savings into” week because Anastasia is one of the greatest things I’ve ever heard.

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The genius who created this Kickstarter, Larry Shepard (@thewolfinmaine) has posted the plot, as well as the first two pages from the pilot’s script on the Kickstarter page, and to say I’m intrigued is an understatement. He had me at Val Kilmer, but after reading the plot, I’m ready to mortgage anything that isn’t bolted down to the ground.

Peter Falk in Colombo, Tony Shaloub in Monk, Vincent D’Onofrio in Law and Order, and now comes Val Kilmer in Anastasia.

Kilmer’s incredible talents and personality will make this a mega hit. Colombo and Monk had an intriguing theme, wherein they both had a unique comedic quirk to their personality. That personality was coupled to a genius detective ability, that kept the viewers coming back. Anastasia will carry that successful tradition on.

Kilmer and Slash breakout in ‘Fearful Symmetry’ the pilot for Anastasia, as an elite US Marshals team, that tracks down the most elusive and dangerous fugitives that are on the run.

But one fugitive has even them baffled, since they first have to answer the question, is he even alive?

Kilmer and Slash have another huge problem, that will become very apparent in the opening scene of ‘Fearful Symmetry.’  

There will be regular 12 step meeting scenes in Anastasia that Kilmer attends. We will invite stars in the entertainment industry who are in recovery themselves. Russell Brand, Jamie Lee Curtis, Steven Tyler, Dick Van Dyke, Drew Barrymore, Robert Downey Jr., Robin Williams, Neil Young, Eminem, on and on.

These will be guest appearances on separate episodes, and the star would be told that all the dialogue they use will be completely created by them. 

I am confident these appearances will elevate Anastasia to an even higher level of quality and randomness.

Some guest stars will be in full make up/prosthetics throughout the show, and we will only reveal who they are at the end!

Think of ‘The List of Adrian Messenger’ movie. When they appear in the intro, the tag line will say: Guest Starring? 

They of course are fugitives that Kilmer and Slash are chasing, who have had plastic surgery!

Val Kilmer will decide and create the quirkiness that his character, Donovan Baker, has. Peter Falk created the Colombo character almost in its entirety, with obvious great success.

Slash will stay in the ‘Slash’ character, which will enable another writing venue as he will always be undercover. He is Kilmer’s partner, and Jana Mashonee is Slash’s girlfriend. Who doesn’t want to see Slash with a Glock sticking out from under that jacket? Come on!

In all honesty, I can’t think of anything else going on in my life right now that’s more important than making sure this show gets made. I don’t care if it goes to HBO or Yahoo TV, I need to see Val Kilmer and Slash as U.S. Marshalls. If that’s not a dream team, then I don’t want to what is. Imagine all the crazy situations they’d get into that would obviously call for Slash to beat the bad guy over the head with his guitar, or Val Kilmer to look at them and they melt. This is what Kickstarter was made for, and it needs to happen. Oh and in case you’re wondering what Jana Mashonee looks like, here you go. Dear lord I want to see this show.

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– Ryan

“Pug-let” The First Ever All-Pug Production of Hamlet is My New Obsession

Ever since Kickstarter had that joker that Kickstarted his potato salad everybody and their brother have been kickstarting all these half-baked ideas. I’ve seen everything from someone jumping in a laundry basket full of food to sandwiches. But, in the clutter of all these piece of shit campaigns I found a diamond, a Kickstarter campaign to end all Kickstarter campaigns. Here is what I found.

 

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IN BILL PAXTON’S NAME! This is the greatest Kickstarter of all time. Obviously I wasted zero time in reserving my ticket, but it will take more then my donations to get this all-Pug production of Hamlet going!

So what exactly are you kickstarting?

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Think Mr. Kevin Broccoli is in over his head? Don’t worry, he has all the risks and obstacles laid out in front of him and he is ready to crush them.

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This isn’t a want at all, I can actually feel myself fading away the longer and longer I don’t see Pugs dressed in costumes….I need this.

If you Kickstart anything this summer, make it Pug-let

-Matt
*****UPDATE***** (7/17/14)

 

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*****UPDATE*****

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Woof. That’s a relief.

 

This Guy Reinvented The Cooler Game

A blender on your cooler? and a speaker? I really don’t think anyone gets more use out of coolers than my friends. We constantly have a cooler filled with ice ice ice ice cold beers in tow. With the invention of the “coolest” I can now make Margaritas and other heavenly blended drinks on the go. I have to honestly say this is one of mankind’s great technological advancement….and that’s coming from someone who admires NASA.

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LeVar Burton’s Kickstarter for Reading Rainbow Raised Over $1 Million in 11 Hours Because Sometimes People Are Awesome

A nice feel good story to start your Friday off on the right foot. Reading Rainbow was a huge part of a lot of people’s childhoods, and LeVar Burton seems like one of the most genuine guys on the planet, so this is absolutely a win-win. If anybody out there thinks we don’t need Reading Rainbow for the next generation of children, take a quick peek at your twitter and Facebook feeds. People are getting dumber by the god damn day. LeVar Burton and Reading Rainbow to the rescue.

– Ryan

Tech Tuesday – Google Glass as a Tour Guide

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The real potential of Google Glass involves making it possible to receive contextually relevant information on the go, without having to pull a phone out of a pocket or do much else to gather it. A new Kickstarter project from South African tourism software startup Tourism Radio makes perfect sense in that context, as it aims to liberate pocket guides from the pocket entirely with the help of Glass. -TechCrunch

Tourism Radio, a startup from South Africa, is already making splashes in Google Glass applications before Glass is even available worldwide.  Their plan is to make Google Glass a virtual tour guide.  The idea is for Glass to pull up relevant information as you travel through, in this case, Cape Town, South Africa. This idea brings exploring the world to a whole new level.  Gone are the days of pocket maps and hard to understand tour guides.  You want to get somewhere? Tell Glass. What building is that in front of you? Ask Glass. Hungry? Eat Glass…no, don’t eat Glass, please. Anyway, you get my point, no need for anything to get in the way of you and your experience of a new place. Not to mention Glass is now your camera to take stills as well as videos (with geo tagging), that way when you get home you can show family and friends what you did and where you did it.

I have been reading a lot about Google Glass over the past year and I have recently come to one conclusion.  Google, you need to make an action version of Glass.  I’m talking waterproof, shockproof, the whole shebang . That would be awesome.

If you would like to help this Kickstarter Project click here. 

-MattyV

PS- Tourism Radio, If you need help programming the “Tour of North Providence” Google Glass app I can lend a hand. I figure once your done with the Cape Town app you would be working on the Rhode Island one next, right? I mean why not. Remember, we have T Swift now!

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