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  • 1,200-year-old pagan temple to Thor and Odin unearthed in Norway

    10/09/2020 3:43:44 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 39 replies
    Live Science ^ | 8/10/2020 | Tom Metcalfe
    The remains of a 1,200-year-old pagan temple to the Old Norse gods such as Thor and Odin have been discovered in Norway — a rare relic of the Viking religion built a few centuries before Christianity became dominant there. Archaeologists say the large wooden building — about 45 feet (14 meters) long, 26 feet (8 m) wide, and up to 40 feet (12 m) high — is thought to date from the end of the eighth century and was used for worship and sacrifices to gods during the midsummer and midwinter solstices. Old Norse culture was famous and feared by...
  • Natalie Portman will Become the Next Female Thor

    07/22/2019 9:09:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/22/2019 | Warner Todd Huston
    Marvel Studios has announced that actress Natalie Portman will take up the hammer and replace Chris Hemsworth as Thor God of Thunder. Portman, who played Thor’s love interest Jane Foster in the first Thor film, has kept herself at arm’s length from the Marvel Cinematic Universe since her debut in 2011. Disney owns Marvel Studios. She has been so skittish about returning to the MCU that filmmakers had to use old footage and special effects to add her to the flashback scenes in its Summer blockbuster Avengers: Endgame. But at San Diego’s famed Comic Con this weekend, Marvel Studios announced...
  • Natalie Portman Is Female Thor In ‘Thor Love And Thunder’ Opening Fall 2021

    07/20/2019 6:54:35 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 20, 2019 | Anthony D'Alessandro, Dino-Ray Ramos
    Natalie Portman is female Thor announced Thor 4 director Taika Waititi. She played Jane Foster in the first two Thor movies. Pic opens Fall 2021. No surprise here at Marvel’s Comic-Con panel, but Taika Waititi was on hand to talk about Thor 4 along with Tessa Thompson who played Valkyrie in Thor Ragnarok along with Chris Hemsworth. Why no surprise? News broke earlier this week that Waititi was returning to Thor. He’s also here for FX’s What We Do In Shadows later tonight at the San Diego Convention Center. Thompson appeared earlier on HBO’s Westworld panel. Valkyrie will be “re-investing...
  • The US Air Force has a new weapon called THOR that can take out swarms of drones

    06/21/2019 4:54:38 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 12 replies
    the verge ^ | 6/21/2019 | Andrew Liptak
    In recent years, small drones have made their way onto battlefields where they’ve been used to surveil US forces or drop bombs on them, prompting the US military to develop new ways to take them down. This week, the US Air Force unveiled a new tool that can be stationed at bases around the world: a high-powered microwave system called Tactical High Power Microwave Operational Responder (THOR), which is designed to protect bases against swarms of drones. The Air Force Research Laboratory at the Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, developed the system, which uses short bursts...
  • 'Men in Black: International' has the worst opening ever for the franchise with just $28.5 million

    06/16/2019 8:42:18 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 92 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 16, 2019 | Jason Guerrasio
    Studios are learning this summer that audiences have no time for their tired franchises. This weekend it's Sony that's taking the lumps as "Men in Black: International," the first "MIB" movie in seven years, opened with a franchise-low $28.5 million at the domestic box office. The first "Men in Black" in 1997 previously had the lowest opening with $51 million, but back then that was really good. In fact, if you count inflation, that would be a $100 million opening today. The $28.5 million performance, though number one at the domestic box office for the weekend, is below Sony's $30...
  • ‘Humans in Black’: Star of ‘Men in Black’ wants the franchise to have a more inclusive name

    06/13/2019 11:28:24 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 12, 2019 | John Gage
    Member Log In | Subscribe Now Thursday, June 13, 2019 ‘Humans in Black’: Star of ‘Men in Black’ wants the franchise to have a more inclusive name by John Gage | June 12, 2019 07:13 PM Print this article Tessa Thompson, who stars as Agent M in the film "Men in Black: International," said she wants to see the franchise's name changed at some point to make it more inclusive for women. "I pitched some ideas like 'People in Black,' but that would be 'PiB,' which sounds like a sandwich. I pitched 'Humans in Black,' which would be 'HiB,' which...
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe will soon include two openly LGBTQ characters

    06/26/2018 6:13:22 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | June 25, 2018 | ANTHONY BREZNICAN
    Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says there will be two LGBTQ characters in future films — and we already know one of them. We just don’t know exactly who he means. In an interview about with Gregory Ellwood of The Playlist, Feige answer “yes” to the question: “When are we getting a Gay, Bi, LGBTQ, out character in the MCU? Is it even in the works?” When asked if they’re characters we’ve already seen, or characters who will be new to the story line, Feige replied: “Both… Both ones you’ve seen and ones you haven’t seen.” The answers were tight-lipped,...
  • Bestselling author says he will challenge Trump in 2020

    04/28/2018 9:25:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 97 replies
    MSN ^ | Apr. 28, 2017 | Brooke Seipel
    Brad Thor, a bestselling author, said last week that he plans to challenge President Trump in 2020, "if no conservative steps up." Thor, a conservative who has voiced criticism of Trump, made the announcement in a series of Tweets. According to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings, however, Thor has not filed to run for president.
  • Winter Solstice: The Feast Of Juul, Thor And Why Pagans Celebrate The Shortest Day Of The Year

    12/20/2017 12:40:01 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 44 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | Wednesday, December 20, 2017 | Cameron Macphail
    The December solstice happens at the same instant for everyone, everywhere on Earth – and this year the solstice occurs tomorrow, on Thursday December 21st at 16:28 GMT. The winter solstice happens every year when the Sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees. In other words, it is when the North Pole is tilted farthest away from the Sun, delivering the fewest hours of sunlight of the year. The Sun is directly overhead of the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere during the December solstice and is closer to the horizon than at any other time in the year, meaning shorter...
  • 'Thor: Ragnarok' Delivers $121M Domestic Opening Along with Record China Debut

    11/05/2017 9:47:28 AM PST · by SMGFan · 55 replies
    Box Office Mojo ^ | November 5, 2017
    Disney and Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok got the 2017 holiday movie season started in strong fashion, debuting with over $120 million as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to fill theaters. Additionally, STX's A Bad Moms Christmas brought in over $20 million for its five-day start, but it's the road ahead that will tell the full story as it hopes to play well into the holiday season. Overall, the top twelve delivered a combined $166 million, which is a massive improvement over last week but still falls short of the $183 million for the same weekend last year, which not only featured...
  • Thor: Ragnarok review: Latest Thor is funniest Marvel yet

    10/29/2017 10:25:38 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 60 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | 10/29/2017 | Andy Lea
    After the dreary Dark World, Marvel’s hairiest hero makes a thunderous comeback in the bright and very breezy Thor: Ragnarok. ndie director Taika Waititi may have seemed an odd choice for the Asgardian’s third solo movie and the 17th instalment in Marvel’s “Cinematic Universe” but it turns out the man behind Kiwi comedy Hunt For The Wilderpeople (my favourite film of 2016), is the comic book giant’s most inspired signing. If you’re making a film about a flaxen-haired, hammer-wielding god from outer space there’s no point keeping a straight face. And Waititi’s love of the ridiculous makes this the funniest...
  • In 'Thor: Ragnarok' teaser, Chris Hemsworth's superhero is having a really bad day

    04/10/2017 12:08:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 10, 2017 | Christie D'Zurilla
    Thor without his hammer? That can't end well, can it? Chris Hemsworth's superhero is having a seriously bad day in a new teaser trailer for "Thor: Ragnarok." He's stuck on the other side of the universe while a big problem brews back home in Asgard: New baddie-on-the-block Hela, played by Cate Blanchett, is doing her best to bring about Ragnarok — see what they're doing here? — the destruction of Asgardian civilization.
  • Brad Thor Announces Candidacy for President as Third Party Option (Stabby the Clown show continues)

    06/24/2016 7:07:45 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 69 replies
    GlennBeck.com ^ | June 23,2016 | Ted
    Brad Thor dropped a major bomb-shell on Glenn’s radio program Thursday, saying he’s committed to running for president of the United States. Glenn introduced his friend by reminding listeners about the author’s courage in the face of controversy. “I believe Brad is one of the most courageous people out there. Because — he is in business. You’re selling a book. And what you said — I shouldn’t say what you said — because what you said was not controversial,” Glenn said. Some may recall the flak Glenn received following Thor’s fiery remarks about Donald Trump in his previous interview on...
  • Bill O'Reilly On Brad Thor's Remarks: "You Can't Do That" - It "Incites Violence"

    06/01/2016 8:57:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” during a segment with network contributor Karl Rove, host Bill O’Reilly discussed remarks made author Brad Thor on Glenn Beck’s radio program last week, which O’Reilly described as Thor talking about a “possible assassination” and Beck’s suspension from SiriusXM announced earlier today. Both O’Reilly and Rove criticized the remarks, with O’Reilly adding “you can’t do that” because it “incites violence.”
  • SiriusXM Temporarily Suspends Glenn Beck Over Brad Thor’s Comments About Trump:

    05/31/2016 10:03:33 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5-31-2016 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    SiriusXM hosts Stephen K. Bannon and David Webb announced Tuesday that the radio network has suspended broadcast of Glenn Beck’s radio program following controversial comments author Brad Thor made about presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. “Comments recently made by a guest on the independently produced Glenn Beck Program, in our judgement, may be reasonably construed by some to have been advocating harm against an individual currently running for office, which we cannot and will not condone,” SiriusXM said in a statement. The network has suspended Beck’s program for the coming week and is “evaluating” its place in their lineup moving...
  • Brad Thor and Glenn Beck Advocate Assassination of Trump

    05/26/2016 6:36:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 94 replies
    Dangerandplay.com ^ | 5-25-2016 | MIKE CERNOVICH
    Today on Glenn Beck’s show, author Brad Thor advocated the assassination of Donald Trump: "I am about to suggest something very bad…. With the feckless, spineless Congress we have, who will stand in the way of Donald Trump overstepping his constitutional authority as President? If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that? … I don’t think there is a legal means available. I think it will be a terrible, terrible position the American people will be in to get Trump out of office, because you won’t be able to do it through Congress.”...
  • AUDIO: Glenn Beck, Brad Thor discuss a ‘patriot’ taking out Donald Trump

    Talk radio host Glenn Beck and best-selling author Brad Thor believe the only way to get a President Trump out of office is for a “patriot” to apparently kill him. Appearing on Beck’s radio program this morning, Thor said: I am about to suggest something very bad. It is a hypothetical I am going to ask as a thriller writer. With the feckless, spineless Congress we have, who will stand in the way of Donald Trump overstepping his constitutional authority as President? If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that if, if, he...
  • Tessa Thompson Joins Thor: Ragnarok, Natalie Portman Not Returning (New Diverse Thor Love Interest)

    05/20/2016 5:56:06 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 17 replies
    Coming Soon ^ | 4-11-2016 | Spencer Perry
    Deadline brings word that Creed star Tessa Thompson is set to join Thor: Ragnarok as both a female hero in the film and Chris Hemsworth’s love interest. You might be thinking that Thor already has a love interest in the MCU in Natalie Portman’s Dr. Jane Foster, but THR takes it a step further and reveals Portman will not be returning for the film. Ironically, Thompson is set to star in the Alex Garland film Annihilation with Portman before starring in the Marvel film. Thompson is also a series regular on HBO’s upcoming Westworld with the Allfather himself, Anthony Hopkins....
  • Man Launches Ice Cream Stick Viking Ship

    08/16/2005 1:46:16 PM PDT · by headsonpikes · 35 replies · 1,260+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | August 16, 2005 | Toby Sterling
    A former Hollywood stunt man now living in the Netherlands launched his greatest project to date Tuesday: a 45-foot replica Viking ship made of millions of wooden ice cream sticks and more than a ton of glue. Rob McDonald named the ship the "Mjollnir" after the hammer of the mythic Norse god of thunder, Thor. After the 13 ton boat was lifted into the water by crane, "Captain Rob," as he is known, stood calmly on the stern as a team of volunteers rowed the apparently sturdy vessel ... "I have a dream to show children they can do anything,"...
  • PC run amok? Female Thor's debut leaves some thunderstruck

    10/01/2014 5:49:38 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 44 replies
    Today ^ | 9-29-2014 | Rick Schindler
    Like thunder, the news reverberated far and wide when Marvel Comics released it in July, the same week the Disney-owned comics publisher announced a black Captain America: Thor, formerly the brawny, bearded god of thunder, would now be a woman. The change has left many thunderstruck since the new character was unveiled on "The View." "Thor is a chick," Tucker Carlson declared disapprovingly Sept. 21 on "Fox News Sunday."