Tag Archives: Transformers movie

Look at me

Shia LaBeouf, star of Transformers and Disturbia, is the latest member of Young Hollywood acting out for the cameras.

shia labeoufToday on the red carpet for the Nymphomaniac Berlin premiere, he sported a bag over his head that read, “I am not famous anymore.”

He also walked out of the press conference and appeared to have lost both weight and a tooth.

Sounds a bit Lindsay Lohan-Miley Cyrus-Justin Bieberish, doesn’t it?

LaBeouf has lots of company right now, it’s true.  But if you look back at pics from days gone by — before there were ‘red carpet moments’ –

bee bearderFolks did even more bizarre stunts to get attention.

(Those are bees.)

Robo Cop

Dear New York magazine:

In your October 24th issue you ask, “Who is the toughest robot in the nerd universe?

A nerd myself, I surveyed with great interest your detailed chart on display,  featuring metal men ranging from C-3PO to Wall-E to Iron Giant to Tik-Tok.

With the help of researchers from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, you crowned as ultimate nerd robot…

Optimus Prime, of Transformers fame

I’m not a fan of the movie, but the robot is pretty bad-ass…so I’m not disputing his right to the title.

My beef?

The world’s coolest robot skeleton being left out of the mix.

Geoff Peterson of the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Sure, he’s scrawny, only has one working arm and no lower extremities.  But his ballsy personality alone would have Optimus Prime eating out of the palm of his hand.

The one that works.

So, keep asking the tough questions, New York mag.  Just don’t make them multiple-choice until you know your nerds better.

Careful, Icarus.