If nothing else, Peter Jackson’s second film in his second Middle Earth series (oof), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, gets one thing exactly right: That titular dragon (pronounced smOWg), given voice by Benedict Cumberbatch and made flesh by the wizards at Jackson’s Weta Workshop, slithers and growls perfectly. And he’s craftily written, with Cumberbatch bellowing out quasi Shakespearean dialogue in a menacing timbre. Smaug is a grand creation, compelling and scary, looming in the mythic proportions that this huge fantasy series requires. If only the rest of the film, the second in a prequel trilogy (oof) based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel, was as artfully rendered as this super villain. But alas it is not, and so we are served up another heaping plate of muddled Middle Earth.
A new vending machine has been released which can print any book within minutes.
The Espresso Book Machine has access to 500,000 different books - the same as 23.6 miles of shelf space - and can even churn out a fresh copy of Crime and Punishment in just nine minutes.
Pages are printed at a rate of over 100 per minute and are then pressed, glued and cut to produce a pristine book.
Users simply pick the book they would like on a screen and wait for it to be printed … it certainly is a novel way of getting a new book.
This would reduce so much unwanted book waste, you guys… this is brilliant. This is the future.
yes yeS YES YES YES YES YES YES YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS
it certainly is a novel way of getting a new book
was that necessary
WHY WAS I NOT INFORMED OF THIS
is that…IS THAT JOHN FUCKING BARROWMAN PULLING MARK BLOODY SHEPARD INTO HIS LAP AND HUGGING HIM?!
yup. therefore i must reblog again.
I love how Mark just hops right up there and sits like a little prince on a throne
LOOK ITS APPLE PIE JUICE
LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THIS SHIT
SOMEONE GOT A BOTTLE OF IT AND WAS PASSING IT AROUND HALL
IT IS LITERALLY LIKE LIQUID PIE
YOU STICK IT IN YOUR MOUTH AND IT IS LIQUID PIE
THE OLD ORCHARD PEOPLE HAVE DISCOVERED SOME ANCIENT SOURCE OF ARCANE MAGIC OR SOMETHING BECAUSE IT IS LIQUID PIE IN YOUR MOUTH
WE MADE AN EMERGENCY WALMART RUN BECAUSE OF THE FUCKERY THESE JUICE PEOPLE HAVE WROUGHT