Thursday, October 4, 2012

Link roundup

1. "When time travel finally becomes possible, we might want to think twice about getting it on. According to a new study on tiny shrimp (Artemia franciscana), sex with partners from a different time could kill you."  Via.

2.  Bees producing blue honey in France, apparently from eating the waste from a M&M factory.

3.  Hold on to your wallets, threea is teasing Team Fortress 2 toys.

4.  Will Leitch:

In 2003, Matthew McConaughey starred in a film called Tiptoes that went straight to video. It might seem odd that this film would go straight to video, considering its cast included McConaughey, Kate Beckinsale, Gary Oldman, Patricia Arquette, and Peter Dinklage. But then you see what the film was about: 
Two brothers - a dwarf (Rolfe) and one normal-sized (Steve). When Steve's girlfriend Carol becomes pregnant, the pair are fearful that the baby will inherit the dwarfism gene. Matters are complicated still further when she finds herself falling in love with Rolfe. 
Yeah. Steve is played by McConaughey, Carol is played by Beckinsale, and Rolfe is played not by Dinklage, but by Gary Oldman. Seriously. ("He was on his knees," Beckinsale explained. "He was basically on his knees with a prosthetic part of his head and face and a hump and different kinds of harnesses to strap his arms back to make them short, and special clothes.") This is one of those movies that's so disastrously ill-conceived that it gets shuffled straight to DVD and the stars try to pretend it never happened. It's one of those movies that they always regret. And I'm pretty sure it's not the most humiliating thing McConaughey has ever been in. Because I've seen The Paperboy.
Read on to learn about The Paperboy.

5.  If Virgin sponsored futuristic podracers.

6.  New preorders at the BBTS:  Medicom Real Action Hero Ethan Hunt from Ghost Protocol; new Darth Malak statue with removable bionic jaw.