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SPACEBALLS 2 MOVIE IS COMING ACCORDING TO MEL BROOKS

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Now that Star Wars has returned in full-Force, now seems like the right time for its parody counterpart, Spaceballs, to grace us once again. Launched in 1987, the movie has aged superbly, and now it looks as if Mel Brooks—who wrote, directed, produced, and starred within the authentic—has his sights set on a sequel.

it was there that he confirmed a sequel is in early phases of growth. So far So good, nonetheless, Brooks revealed that he hopes to start out filming in 2016 and convey again as a lot of the unique forged again as potential. Even higher? He’s tentatively titling the movie Spaceballs: The Search For Extra Cash—an excellent callback to the merchandising of the primary film.

the concept of Spaceballs 2: The Seek for Extra Cash was an incredible joke in Mel Brooks‘ hilarious 1987 comedy Spaceballs. The road a couple of hypothetical, self-aware sequel was a commentary on the licensing and recognition of the unique Star Wars franchise Brooks was spoofing. But, due to that joke, Brooks and his co-stars have been requested concerning the sequel for the previous twenty-five years.

Effectively, with a brand new collection of Star Wars movies coming this yr, Brooks thinks it'd lastly be the suitable time for theSpaceballs sequel. In a brand new interview he hypothesized that, in the event that they had been to ever make Spaceballs 2, after the discharge ofThe Power Awakens could be the time. However the hurdles are many. Learn extra about Spaceballs 2 The Seek for Extra Cash beneath.

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There are a number of important hurdles this manufacturing would wish to beat, nonetheless: primarily the passing of a number of solid members, together with John Sweet in 1994. We’d nearly relatively see a sequel not carry again his character Barfolomew than solid any person within the position who received’t be capable to seize his spirit, which is definitely a tall order. Dick Van Patten and Joan Rivers—the opposite two deceased forged members—additionally performed essential roles.

Then there’s Rick Moranis, who performed Lord Darkish Helmet and is in a pseudo-retirement in the mean time, having solely appeared in a number of voice roles since 1997’s Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. There are substantial obstacles in the best way of a Spaceballs sequel taking place, however let’s not overlook that we nonetheless have Mel Brooks, a comedy genius and legend who ought to be capable of work out an answer that respects the franchise and is greater than a nostalgia tour

APOPO, A Wonderful Non-Profit Organization That Trains Giant Rats to Sniff Out Bombs and Tuberculosis

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We train rats to save lives.

The Belgian non-governmental (NGO), non-profit organization APOPO has made it their incredibly admirable mission to train the highly intelligent African giant pouched rats aka HeroRATS to use their noses for such humanitarian purposes as expediently detecting bombs in post-conflict countries and detecting tuberculosis in developing countries, thus potentially saving the lives of thousands of people. The rats are trained from a young age and are rewarded through positive motivation.

APOPO trains the rats through operant conditioning, using a combination of a click sound and food rewarding. Training starts at the age of 4-5 weeks, with socialization. The young rats are weaned from their mothers and APOPO’s trainers begin socializing them to the sights, sounds, and textures of the human world. Once our rats are six weeks old, click training begins, where we teach the rats to associate a click sound with a food reward – usually banana or peanuts. After two weeks at this stage, the rats learn that click means food, and are now ready to be trained on a target scent. After these steps, our rats specialize in a target scent in either TNT for detecting landmines or TB for detecting TB in human sputum samples. After odor imprint, the complexity of their tasks gradually increases until they reach the final training stage where they have to do a blind test in order to be accredited.

As of this date, none of the HeroRATS have died in the line of duty and the trainers take special care to apply sunscreen to the rodents’ ears when they are working outside. Anyone wishing to contribute to APOPO can either donate directly or “adopt” a HeroRAT with an ongoing subscription.

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Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (4/26/15)

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[tweetmeme]Tonight’s edition of “Dark Wave” — the Sunday night celebration of the “darker side of classic alternative” on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave — featured music by The Sisters of Mercy, This Mortal Coil, Dif Juz, Revolting Cocks, Shriekback, Nash the Slash, Sex Gang Children, The Sound, Siouxsie and the Banshees, PiL, Coil and more.

“Dark Wave,” hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs founder/editor Matt Sebastian, airs every Sunday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave (Channel 33). The most recent two episodes also are available as part of Sirius XM’s new On Demand service for online subscribers.

And if you’re not a subscriber, check out a free 30-day trial online.

Finally, if you’ve got requests for future shows, drop ’em in the comments below.

Playlist: “Dark Wave,” hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Matt Sebastian — 4/26/15

This Mortal Coil, “Drugs” Killing Joke, “A New Day” Front 242, “Circling Overhead” Peter Murphy, “Final Solution” The Cure, “Accuracy” The Chameleons, “Inside Out” Anne Clark, “Heaven” Douglas J. McCarthy, “Move On” Lords of Acid, “I Sit on Acid” Christian Death, “Dogs” Iron Curtain, “Shadow” Moev, “Yeah, Whatever” (12-Inch Version) The Smiths, “Headmaster Ritual” Abecedarians, “Misery of Cities”

The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Cherry Came Too” Throwing Muses, “Saving Grace” That Petrol Emotion, “It’s a Good Thing” Love and Rockets, “Waiting for the Flood” Leonard Cohen, “Everybody Knows” Dif Juz, “No Motion” Echo and the Bunnymen, “With a Hip” Coil, “The Snow (Answers Come in Dreams II)” Depeche Mode, “To Have and To Hold” Public Image Ltd., “The Order of Death” Revolting Cocks, “Crackin’ Up” Ministry, “Revenge” Nash the Slash, “Swing-Shift” Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Song From the Edge of the World” Flesh For Lulu, “Cat Burglar”

Joy Division, “The Only Mistake” Sex Gang Children, “Guy Wonder” Xmal Deutschland, “Incubus Succubus II” The Sisters of Mercy, “Black Planet” Passion Puppets, “Like Dust” The Psychedelic Furs, “Sister Europe” (Peel Session) The Mission, “Stay With Me” Bauhaus, “Fear of Dub” Gary Numan, “A Dream of Siam” Skinny Puppy, “Stairs and Flowers” The Sound, “Sense of Purpose” Shriekback, “Underwaterboys” Balam and the Angel, “On the Run” The Creatures, “Around the World”

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