News post – Catch-23 No. 887 Masterchef drinking game

The reality show clichés come thick and fast on Masterchef. If I hear one more overcooked egg referred to as ‘a disaster’…

How badly do you want this?

Mat

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News post – Catch-23 No. 886 Self-driving flypaper

Because living in the future wasn’t quite bizarre enough, Google have patented the pedestrian flypaper feature for their self-driving vehicles. The idea is that if a person is hit by one of these cars, they would stick to the vehicle rather than bouncing away and suffering secondary injuries from hitting the road or other vehicles. There’s supposed to be some coating that stops objects sticking until impact, but I reckon you’ll just spend all your time removing random junk that has gotten stuck to your driverless car while you were in the supermarket.

Mat

News post – Catch-23 No. 885 Superposition

Jaffa is trying to replicate this picture that confused the internet this week. Our white cat (who also looks like the cat in the pic) does this sort of pose all the time, but truth be told she’s sort of crazy.

Whether this is an effective way to discuss quantum physics remains to be seen.

Mat

News post – Catch-23 No. 884 A bit Posh

It may not be that surprising, but this week Posh admitted that her microphone was switched off while The Spice Girls performed live. The surprising part is she admitted it, I guess.

Mat

News post – Catch-23 No. 883 Let’s try and keep it civil

Just released is Captain America: Civil War, which is basically another Avengers movie due to the enormous number of heroes on screen at any one time. Iron Man and Captain America end up on opposite sides of the law once politics gets involved in Avengering. The film does a mostly excellent job of giving folks with a lot in common a good reason to do super battle with each other. Standouts of the film include the new heroes Black Panther and Spiderman – the proper Marvel-made Spiderman movie will be excellent – and the giant airport throwdown between the two teams is a thing to behold.

A story this big is hurt by not having Avengers director and all round nice guy Joss Whedon writing the words. There were a few quiet character moments that don’t quite have the fizz and bite of a Joss-scripted scene, and I think Joss would have been able to make the excuse for the final confrontation between Cap and Iron Man a little more grounded in character.

All in all, it made a comic book nerd like me extremely happy.

Mat