Is A Hot Dog A Sandwich? Welcome to **Is A Hot Dog A Sandwich?** in which The Takeout asks famous and important people to answer the most important question to ever beguile the human race. When you hear the words “supernatural teen drama,” Guy Pearce might not be the name that leaps immediately to mind. He’s the Memento guy, the L.A. Confidential guy. He’s got an Emmy (for Mildred Pierce), a Screen Actors Guild award (for his work in the ensemble of The King’s Speech), and those cheekbones that could slice you if you’re not careful. He’s Guy Pearce, for crying out loud. What’s he doing in the Twilight genre? Well, The Innocents—a new Netflix series, which dropped in full on Friday—isn’t Twilight. Like many of the best pieces of science fiction and fantasy, it uses its premise—no spoilers here, but it’s an unexpected take on a shapeshifting ability—to explore bigger issues and themes, and uses all … [Read more...] about Hey Guy Pearce, is a hot dog a sandwich?
It’s National Dog Day, so here’s some crap you can buy for dogs, here is the best dog of all time (RIP Sam), here is a dog smoking a pipe in 1875, and here is an excellent guide to dogs. And now that we’ve exhausted this subject, I would like to turn your attention to this enormous squid! On Saturday morning New Zealand time, a team of three brothers and spear fishermen came across a 14-foot-long behemoth. The New Zealand Department of Conservation confirmed that it is a giant squid, according to The Sun. It is not domesticable. It is not tasty. They are believed to be aggressive, once having attacked a yacht. The longest ever discovered was the length of a school bus and weighed a ton–large enough to consume, say, a Saint Bernard. A cursory Google search finds that giant squids tangle with their predators, sharks and sperm whales, scarring them with their suckers in epic battles all the time, possibly at this moment. They feed on fish and each other which … [Read more...] about It’s National Dog Da–Mother of God Look at This Giant Squid
Sony on Thursday announced it's bringing its refreshed Aibo robot dog to the US.The new gadget will use sophisticated cameras and sensors to map your house, so it can easily move around and go to its charging station on its own. It will also recognize up to 100 faces and remember interactions with people, allowing its artificial intelligence engine to develop a unique personality that changes over time, according to Sony. Now Playing: Watch this: Aibo, fetch! We play with Sony's $2,899 robopup 3:48 "No two Aibo companion robots are the same," Sony said Thursday.But those features won't come cheap: A bundle package for the robot dog will cost $2,899, around the same price as some purebred puppies or two midrange MacBook Pro laptops. Presales start in September, with deliveries expected in time for the holidays. The new Aibo -- sleeker than its boxy ancestor -- will be on exhibit to the US public in one place only before it goes on sale: at Sony Square in Manhattan from Friday … [Read more...] about Sony’s new Aibo robot dog can be yours for a whopping $2,899
Is A Hot Dog A Sandwich? Welcome to **Is A Hot Dog A Sandwich?** in which The Takeout asks famous and important people to answer the most important question to ever beguile the human race. Like many of the best actors, Holland Taylor—and any honest accounting of the best living actors would have to include Holland Taylor—might not have a name one immediately recognizes. But see a picture of her, and the lights start flashing and bells start ringing, as the pinball machine of actor recognition starts to buzz and chirp. The Practice. Legally Blonde. The Truman Show. The L Word. The Lot. Then there are her five Emmy nominations for Two and a Half Men (her sole win, so far, was for The Practice). And, also like many of the best actors alive, she’s seemingly never not working. So a humble hot dog journalist must point you, dear reader, in the direction of two separate Holland Taylor joints. The first is yet another entrant in the present day Stephen King adapt-a-thon, … [Read more...] about Hey Holland Taylor, is a hot dog a sandwich?
You might remember, in the late 90s slash early 2000s, when everyone was trying to make robot dogs happen. Starting in 1999, Sony began releasing their robot dog the “Aibo,” with new models coming out until 2006, when the robot dog market was flooded with cheap copycat toys like “Poo-Chi” and “Tekno.” The robot dog trend fizzled out in America, but kept going strong in Japan, where dead robot dogs actually get funerals. But now the Aibo is being relaunched by Sony in both Japan and the U.S. with a new model that costs a whopping $2,899. Select All reports that the new Aibo is basically a smart dog by being hooked up to the internet. So instead of simply looking cute and wagging its tail, the new Aibo dog can learn the layout of your home and recognize faces. It looks cute and completely useless. The truth is, I don’t want an Aibo, or a robot dog period. What my heart truly desires is this Japanese robot wolf which farmers use to scare off … [Read more...] about Robot Dogs Are Coming to the U.S., But All I Want Is This Evil Robot Wolf