Around the Web: evil toys, pirates vs. ninjas, and manga-decorated Japanese trains

The private lives of your favorite toys – Scandalous! Via Coudal Partners.

The computer mouse turns 40 – Take a moment today to thank Douglas Englebart.

Pirates vs. Ninjas: Who would win? – Google tackles this very important question, with metrics.

Expanding bookcase – Beware—this will stir hitherto unknown desires in your heart.

Fictional people are people! – Legally, in Australia. Neil Gaiman responds: “The ability to distinguish between fiction and reality is, I think, an important indicator of sanity, perhaps the most important. And it looks like the Australian legal system has failed on that score.”

Q&A with the creators and stars of The Day the Earth Stood Still – “Can you talk about taking a sacred text for science fiction buffs and making it for the 21st century?” The answer seems to be yes.

Decorated trains in Japan – These are fantastic! I don’t suppose they’d go over nearly as well here in NYC…. Via DarkRoastedBlend.

Hot Tub Time Machine in negotiations – I assure you, I am not making this up. “Jason Heald is writing the screenplay, which revolves around a group of adult male friends who, bored with their lives, visit a hot tub where they once partied. After knocking a few back, they find it can transport them to a time two decades earlier and to their younger, raunchier selves.” Ugggggggghhhhh.

Uwe Boll is still making movies – Guess that petition didn’t do it.

R2D2 Aquarium – I still prefer the R2D2 trash cans, but these are quite nice, too.

Behind Barbie of the Undead – A HOWTO that may not be entirely family friendly (depends on your family). Via BoingBoing.


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