The Dork Report for August 1, 2006

  • Hi Iconfactory, welcome back! You look so pretty and so Web 2.0-y! Loads of new stuff, including possibly the first useful desktop widget ever (I’m not a fan of widgets) and a huge new suite of free awesome robot icons.
  • Turns out Peter Jackson had a few feet of leftover film he actually didn’t use, so now we have the King Kong Extended Edition, with 13 additional minutes, due in November.
  • Another must-buy DVD: Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier, featuring both the 1979 and 2001 cuts, on August 15.
  • The Fake Leopard Screenshots were nothing, check out the fake iPhone commercials.
  • A new contender for Dorkiest Link Ever (must do a Dork Report Greatest Hits entry some day): $198.99 buys you a Lego recreation of the famous "1984" Apple TV ad directed by Ridley Scott. It’s got everything: iPods, Legos, movies… (guest submission from Dave)
  • Got a song stuck in your head, like "My Humps," "It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp," or "Feel Good Inc."? Exchange it for another with Maim That Tune. (guest submission from Queen Apologist Andrea)
  • Heath "Mumbles" Ledger is the Joker. Oh wow, whose idea was it to call it The Dark Knight? They obviously didn’t run that one by a comic book dork focus group. One of the most famous (and commercially successful) graphic novels ever is called The Dark Knight, and fans won’t accept anything less than a straight adaptation. Not to mention the fact that chunks of it were pillaged for the previous bat-movies anyway. (guest submission from Poison Ivy Andrea)

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