The Shining Redux

Screenhead posts about The Shining Redux (direct link to QuickTime video, thanks to’s mirror):

The Shining, made into something truly horrifying: a Nora Ephron-esque chick flick.
“A post-production house organized a competition where assistant editors ’re-cut’ trailers for famous movies to try and make them seem like different movies … this is the one that won.”

Almost more disturbing than the original… 😉

Russian Admiral Named Patron Saint Of Nuclear Bomber Force

Those wacky Russians… 😉 Yahoo News reports that:

Historic Russian admiral Fyodor Ushakov – a hero of Russia’s wars against Turkey and Napoleon Bonaparte – was designated the patron saint of nuclear-armed, long-distance Russian bombers by the Orthodox Church.

Russian Patriarch Alexei II, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, carried a reliquary and an icon of the admiral, who was canonised in 2004, into the Moscow chapel of the Russian Air Force’s 37th Air Army in Moscow, Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency said Monday.

“I am sure he will become your intermediary as you fulfil your responsible duties to the fatherland in the long-range air force,” the patriarch said.

Chewbacca Throws Out First Pitch

Chewbacca throws out the first pitch
I can’t make this up:

An actor playing Chewbacca throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a game between the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday Sept. 28, 2005. Chewbacca and an actress playing Princess Leia were promoting the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit at the Museum of Science in Boston.