Everything you need to know before the weekend kicks off. Well, almost.
1. George Clooney fumes over the cancellation of The Interview
George Clooney spoke out about the decision to pull The Interview. Here are a few things that he has been quoted as saying today.
“A good portion of the press abdicated its real duty,” Clooney said. “They played the fiddle while Rome burned. There was a real story going on.”
“What happens if a newsroom decides to go with a story, and a country or an individual or corporation decides they don’t like it?” Clooney asks. “Forget the hacking part of it. You have someone threaten to blow up buildings, and all of a sudden everybody has to bow down.”
“”We should be in the position right now of going on offense with this. Stick it online. Do whatever you can to get this movie out. Not because everybody has to see the movie, but because I’m not going to be told we can’t see the movie, by Kim Jong-Un of all f**king people.”
2. New wristband checks if you’re asleep and starts recording the TV.
Virgin Media now have a wristband that detects if the person wearing it has fallen asleep. It will then set the TiVo box recording. It will also pause and resume the show when its owner wakes back up.
The main fear, of course, is that if you fall asleep to Louis Walsh telling someone they are going to be a ‘star’, you’re going to have to wake up to that exact same moment all over again. Seems more like punishment when you think about it that way.
3. Public toilets made into a heritage sight.
No, we’re not taking the proverbial. A grubby looking public urinal in Bristol was awarded listed status by English Heritage. They said the “increasingly rare” and “often humble structures” were “important to the streetscene of our cities.”
Normally emptying your bladder onto a grade II listed building would be frowned upon. We don’t know who designed the urinal, but we can’t imagine he expected this to happen when he was ensuring the pipes all connected to the sewer.
4. Magaluf to ban pub crawls and boozy Brits
The Spanish island is keen to save its reputation after so many people were caught bumping uglies in public that Jeremy Kyle decided to go out there and start filming it all. From next year local authorities will be stopping pub crawls that encourage people to get intoxicated, and also flying out British police to control the main strip.
5. Double amputee is fitted with prosthetic limbs controlled by the mind.
Les Baugh was involved in a horrific electrical accident 42 years ago that cost him both of his arms. Watch this video to learn more about the most advanced prosthetic limbs ever made.