Turning on the Large Hadron Collider (again) in June will be… Tom Hanks


That’s right, ladies and gentlemen – Forrest Gump will be pressing the big red button when the Large Hadron Collider comes back on in June, potentially dooming us all into getting sucked into a vast black hole. If I do end up ending my life in that way, I’ll be a little happier knowing that it was all Tom Hanks’ fault.

In a scene right out of Blackpool’s Christmas Lights, a Hollywood actor will be taking precedence over the world’s biggest and brightest minds to switch back on the massive, costly, science experiment that was switched off shortly after it was turned on, following a massive plasma leak.

Seriously, though – why Tom Hanks? It’s not like they need the publicity that a Hollywood star will bring to the proceedings. In fact, his presence only detracts from the event, and makes whoever booked him look very foolish indeed. I don’t have anything against Hanks, in fact I enjoy his work, but seriously – in big gold, shining letters – WHY?

(via Crunchgear)

Superimpose your face onto Jack Bauer's, when Oddcast gets its act together and launches


TechCrunch remains one of my favourite blogs, for bringing brilliant new web 2.0 start-ups to my attention, like Oddcast’s 3D Videostar service.

It hasn’t launched yet, but it allows you to superimpose your face (or anyone’s face, really…) over an actor’s face in movie clips. Thus, your desire to be John McClane in Die Hard is fulfilled.

It hasn’t launched yet, and there’s no word as to the date when we can all get busy starring in our favourite films, but I’m sure TechCrunch will let us know, via Arrington releasing a clip of him as David Bowie in Labyrinth. *shudder*…