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Live-Action Mortal Kombat:Rebirth Pitch Trailer is Darker/Edgier, Features Jeri Ryan

Days ago a strange Mortal Kombat trailer surfaced causing everyone to speculate. Is it a reboot for the franchise? Is that really Jeri Ryan as Sonya Blade? Will Goro still look like a glorified sock puppet?

People were talking. A day after we viewed the gruesome Mortal Kombat: Rebirth trailer on SciFi Wire, the @WeekinRewind Twitter reported Jeri Ryan had spilled the beans on what was happening. She did this via her Twitter, of course.

“Okay, so… Mortal Kombat. It’s not a game trailer. Actually was made for the director to sell WB on his vision for a reimagined MK film,”

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“I did it as a favor to a friend. No idea yet what WB’s reaction to it was. And I’m not sure how you can contact WB to push them to make it. But you guys are resourceful…! ;-)”

There you have it. A filmmaker interested in rebooting a game franchise. This time it has a graphic, gruesome, real-world angle. We’ve dropped the 7 minute short below the cut cause it’s graphic enough to be NSFW.

But is it awesome? Our jury’s still out. It’s got the action and martial arts chops. The angle they’re using to ground MK’s fantastic characters into a more realistic world is of interest to us. Guess Lord Raiden might not make the cut this go round. That is, if the people at WB are willing to pursue this reboot.

If anyone at WB is listening, Jeri Ryan as Sonya Blade instantly reserves $10 from our wallet. Michael Jai White is included in this deal.

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How to Help Haiti

At first we were unsure how to address the destruction of Haiti earthquake. The answer was always right there in front of our face. We address this tragedy by acknowledging it and providing information on how to help.

Reddit’s Direct Relief Effort
After learning most charities take half or more of the money raised at benefits and whatnot, we’ve been hesitant to promote the practice. It’s nice to see organizations like the Direct Relief Effort trying to change that business.

http://www.reddit.com/tb/apnsu

We’ve all been shocked and saddened by the earthquake that’s hit Haiti and based on the trending reddit links since the quake hit, it’s clear many of you are anxious to help. I got to talking with a redditor at DirectRelief, a non-profit specializing in just this kind of disaster recovery and sending 100% of donations to help Haiti – redditors needn’t worry about any money siphoned off for administrative or fundraising costs.

And as we saw on the reddit frontpage today, sending anything but money is detrimental to the relief effort right now.

We’ve set an ambitious goal of US$31,415 because we know you’re up to the challenge, reddit. There’s $1,000 in the pot to get things started, but team reddit will personally match redditors for another $1,000.

requestiing th epower of Dggnation

(via alexis ohanian)

Comics creators auctioning art for Haiti relief

Heroes 4 Haiti is a grassroots movement of artists seeking to raise money for organizations helping victims of the recent Haitian earthquake. Heroes 4 Haiti is not an organization, it’s a collective response to human tragedy. We’re asking everyone to donate a little bit of their talent, money or time towards helping those in need.

(via a retweet)

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Music Monday: Bands as People, Collected

Over the weekend, Questionable Content‘s Jeph Jacques did a wonderful tweetspammy thing. He created a list of band similes. That is if the bands in his iTunes, or wherever, were walking around and being horrible/wonderful to you.:

Below lay 15 of our favorites/bands we’ve heard and agree with the definition.

• Dragonforce is the guy/girl in theater who thinks they’re hot shit and all the nerds fawn over them while normal people can’t stand them

• Muse gave you a mediocre handjob and then shat the bed

• Disturbed is a dog giving itself a blowjob

• Hum is your high school sweetheart who left you in college and then died in a car accident and you still miss her

• AC/DC is a schoolbus driver

• The Decemberists are that group of drama kids who never talk to anyone outside their clique and have tons of inside jokes you don’t get

• LED ZEPPELIN IS YOUR IMMORTAL STONER GRANDPA

• Sigur Ros is that exchange student you thought might have had a crush on you but would just blush and run away if you tried to talk to her.

• nickelback is the guy who tried to pass off his genital warts as a “body modification, it’s all the rage in, like, europe right now”

• DAFT PUNK IS THE ORGASM THAT KILLS YOU

• Weezer is your best friend from high school who you lost touch with in college, and when you finally bump into him again after graduation he has somehow become a total fucking douchebag.

• Radiohead is the girl who was absolutely stunning back in college and you pretend you don’t still have a crush on her but every time she comes in to starbucks your heart skips a beat.

• Mogwai is your best friend’s girlfriend who frankly has put on quite a few pounds in the past couple years but they’re happy so who are you to judge.

• Portishead spent hours in the bathroom, carving intricate spirals into her thighs and forearms with a razor blade. Years after you broke up, you run into her at a party. She is entirely covered in scar-tissue swirls, and radiant.

• Yeah Yeah Yeahs are the girl all your friends think is AMAZING she is just so BRILLIANT and FIERCE and INTELLIGENT but as far as you can tell she’s just a boring twat with a goofy haircut.

For all of them visit Jeph Jacques’ LJ:

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Dave Chappelle’s Ears were Burning, Makes Surprise Appearance in Portland

We interrupt your normal weekly banter* to tell you that Dave Chappelle is alive and doing surprise gigs in Portland. Here’s a crowd shot of the 5000 plus people that showed up based on the power of a rumor.

You know how you talk about some one one day only to find them inexplicably popping back into consciousness the next day? Chappelle must have heard the conversations about him in Huntsville last night cause he made his almost secret appearance at damn near the same moment we were talking about him 1000 miles away.

As @mattpdx tells it, the “secret show” didn’t quite happened as the tiny amp he brought wasn’t cutting it and the full PA wasn’t working before @mattpdx left.

“I learned a lesson tonight: don’t tell a secret in Portland” – Dave Chappelle

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#RetweetThursday: On Creative Endeavors, Broken Replies, Freed Hops and Fan Made Fervor

It’s the end of the month? Again?? There has to be a tear in space/time being perpetrated on this reality sphere. We swear it was May 1st just yesterday. CERN! What have you been doing these days?

  1. RT @karllong http://sacred-texts.com -“largest free archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the web”
  2. RT @mashable Reading: “19 Reasons You Should Blog And Not Just Tweet” http://bit.ly/OWaSK
  3. RT @GregCarter If a creator isn’t whoring they are just wanking. Whoring pays better (most of the time).
  4. RT @verso: Good night Twitter. Good work, sleep well. @ev and @biz will most likely kill you in the morning. #openreplies http://is.gd/zpmp
  5. RT @BrianMcAlister: More on Alabama Senate’s passing of the “Free the Hops” bill today http://bit.ly/13wJvQ (via @aldotcom) #FTH

The list exceeded the limits we set on them by a count of 5. Rather than trim the fat, we kept them. It is Groonk.Net after all. We are the aforementioned Groonk. We can do what we damn well please. Like curse, for instance. The list, as per usual, is ordered from oldest to newest. The last 10 retweets lay below the cut.

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Total Solar Eclipse as Viewed from 27,000 ft

(via live leak, ultimatejosh)

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