Wherein I read things, laugh [or not], and pass them on to you…
• Breaking Bad Season 5 Poster & Promo Released
• Photo – Merle Dixon Returns in The Walking Dead Season 3
• Don’t miss The Walking Dead Season 3 Preview Weekend July 7-8 on AMC.
We’ve all seen some obvious product placement in movies and on television and AMC’s The Walking Dead is no exception. You may remember the survivors making a little too big a deal over their Hyundai Tuscon in Season 2 (AMC later went on to give that car away in a sweepstakes) but when you’ve got a good thing going you should stick with it. That why TWD creator Robert Kikman has teamed with Hyundai to create a zombie-proof car in honor of the 100th issue of the Image comic book. Kirkman’s Skybound imprint and Hyundai present the Elentra GT Coupe sweepstakes. “I don’t know a lot about cars,” said Kirkman in a promotional video, “but I do know a lot about zombie apocalypse and what I would like to have to survive. And so I think I’ll be able to come up with something that looks cool but may not be very practical or effective because I’m not good with physics and stuff like that. But it seemed like a fun challenge.”
[themarysue/Jill Pantozzi/12 Jun 2012]
War On Women:
Michigan lawmakers have voted in favour of key parts of anti-abortion laws that pro-choice campaigners claim could shut down most abortion clinics in the state. The state’s House of Representatives voted by 70 to 39 in favour of the main new piece of proposed legislation on Wednesday, with two more bills still awaiting votes. The law is now set to move to the state’s Senate in September and is likely to put Michigan are the forefront of America’s battle over abortion rights. The move has been described as one of the most hardline recent attempts at passing anti-abortion legislation in America and its backers have been accused of rushing the process forward without adequate public hearings.
[guardian.co.uk/Paul Harris in New York/13 June 2012]