Afternoon Dubloons – Links In Brief(s)

Stuff which what we found interestin'.


Buy a Game Of Thrones replica Iron Throne for only $30,000. – LA Times

A beginners guide on how to fire a shotgun and more importantly how to treat it with the respect it deserves. – Art Of Manliness.

Due to a spate of cannibal related crimes in the US the Centers For Disease Control is forced to assure everyone a zombie apocalypse isn’t going to happen. – Gamma Squad

The Call Of Duty – Black Ops 2 trailer was screened to nerds on a 140ft televisual wall. – Kotaku

Author Ray Bradbury passed away yesterday at the age of 91. Here’s 20 of his best thoughts on life and death. – Buzzfeed

Rats who were deliberately paralysed in a lab learn to walk again. – BBC News

Scientists are due to determine, this Friday, what the mystery object is which sits on the bottom of the Baltic Sea. – Huffington Post

Did John Travolta have a six year gay relationship with his pilot? – Radar Online



Taiwanese Animation Studio’s Version Of The Recent John Travolta Lawsuit.

You may or may not be aware that Hollywood superstar John Travolta has found himself in the middle of a rather unsavoury situation, which doesn’t seem to be coming to an end any time soon.

The star of Face Off is being sued $2 million by a masseur, (known only as John Doe), who claims Travolta allegedly made inappropriate sexual advances towards him during a paid massage, including an attempt to touch and group the masseur’s penis. But that’s not all, apparently a second masseur is now making similar claims. You can read about the entire story HERE.

Of course all of the finer details surrounding this case are for the courts to wrangle with, we’re more interested in New World Animation’s take on the whole story.


Avast! Trailer For Oliver Stone’s Savages.

Love him or loathe him controversial director Oliver Stone’s movies are always worth a watch from Natural Born Killers and Platoon to JFK and 8MM. Lately the 65 year-old has been accused of losing his way in the movie industry and following the relative flop which was his last film, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, a much needed return to form was on the cards.

Which is what his latest offering Savages looks like, a return to the edgy, controversial, gritty, violent form Stone has been associated with for most of his career. Based on the best selling book by Don Winslow it stars Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Blake Lively, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Salma Hayek and Benicia Del Toro and rattles along like so:

Two marijuana growers, a University graduate Ben and former U.S. Navy SEAL Chon each share the same hippie girlfriend O. But when she is kidnapped by the deadly Mexican Baja cartel they embark on a mission to rescue her. 

Here’s four observations we’ve made about this trailer:

1. All Mexicans are either evil or violent drug dealers.

2. All white people are good even if they themselves are violent drug dealers.

2. Actor Demián Bichir, who plays a Mexican drug cartel boss was last seen playing a Mexican drug cartel boss in Weeds.

3. Blake Lively’s arse looks pretty good in a bath.

4. Oliver Stone has directly ripped off the game Army Of Two. Judge for yourself.