NMR News Roundup: Flying Cars, Kanye vs PETA and Ashton Jobs

Presented here are some of the week’s top trending news stories that you may have missed.

Flying Cars

‘Are we there yet?’ That familiar refrain wouldn’t be as familiar if we’d just reach the promised land that The Jetsons already envisioned for us several decades ago already. But there was a glimpse of that future at the New York International Auto Show this week when aircraft company Terrafugia and their group of MIT educated engineers rolled out their “Terrafugia Transition,” street-legal car/airplane hybrid vehicle with foldable wings. It can reach 115 mph in the air and 65 mph on the road. Expect to plop down $279,000 dollars if you’d like to own one.

Kanye West versus PETA

During the 2010 Paris Fashion Week, PETA’s vice president Dan Matthews said, “Kanye can’t help making himself look like an idiot, whether at an awards show or a fashion show. He and his girlfriend look like pathetic creatures from a shabby roadside zoo.” You see, West and his then-girlfriend, Amber Rose had been photographed wearing fur coats.

West strikes back in his new single, “Theraflu,” where he raps, “Tell PETA my mink is draggin’ on the floor.”

PETA’s Dan Matthews responded by saying, “What’s draggin’ on the floor is Kanye’s reputation as a man with no empathy for animals or human beings. He’s a great musician but doesn’t seem to have the fashion sense to design anything more than caveman costumes…we keep hoping that one day he’ll find his heart and join evolved style icons – including Russell Simmons, Pink and Natalie Portman – who have dropped animal skins.”

Who got checked? They’re co-winners because they’re both attention whores with insatiable appetites. The difference? PETA are attention whores on behalf of suffering animals, and Kanye West is an attention whore on behalf of himself, a self that happens to be an out of touch, raging egomaniac. Hmm, cute baby elephants or an asshole? After review, I declare PETA the winer.

Ashton Kutcher is Steve Jobs

Top Twitterer Ashton Kutcher has reportedly been cast as a young Steve Jobs in Jobs, a slated biopic of the Apple co-founder. The move has people across the Internet shaking their heads. My immediate reaction: this means that people will have to endure terrible, terrible acting while watching the movie. But on second thought, Steve Jobs was kind of a douchebag, and Ashton Kutcher is a douchebag. Maybe he’s a great fit for the role? Then again, Kutcher is such a terrible, terrible actor that he could possibly f*ck up a role where he is essentially playing himself, minus the brains. Hmm. Conclusion: I’m not going to watch the movie anyway, so I can’t give this any more time.


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