Harry Potter fanatics have been chomping at the bit for months, just waiting for the November 18th movie release of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.
As is customary with any ‘Harry Potter’ related event, costumes were in their final stages, people were preparing themselves emotionally for cinematic greatness, and waging an online war for tickets. Nothing could put a damper on this occasion.
…Until one announcement about the cast changed the tone, that is.
Yesterday, Deadline reported that Johnny Depp would have a major role in the Fantastic Beasts films. He’ll be appearing only briefly in the first movie, but is reported to have a starring role in the sequel.
Harry Potter fans and J.K. Rowling devotees were NOT pleased by the choice.
After abuse allegations surfaced during Depp’s divorce from actress Amber Heard over the summer, former fans have refused to support his career. Heard dropped the allegations when they settled in court in August, donating all the financial proceeds to charity.
An overwhelming number of fans seemed to think that his less-than-stellar record over the last year will cast a shadow over the highly-anticipated project.
We had to wonder, didn’t anyone think this through??!???
Now we’re left with a really crappy dilemma:
And people couldn’t help but notice that actresses’ careers had been ruined over much milder offenses.
Certain men in Hollywood seem to be having a great week — but at what cost?
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BMW might be the automobile of choice for driving enthusiasts and/or total douchebags whose fathers are lawyers, but they don’t just make cars. They also make some pretty sweet motorcycles.
And I’m not just talking about the bikes that are currently in production, but the German auto-manufacturer’s future cycles, as well.
The Motorrad Vision Next 100 might have a ridiculous name, but the technology in this future bike is anything but.
Apparently the Vision Next 100’s self-balancing technology is so safe that riders wouldn’t have to wear a helmet or even specially padded body suits. Which is comforting news to anyone who’s wanted to own a motorcycle but were afraid to.
The zero-emissions (probably fully electric) bike also doesn’t require a bunch of esoteric gauges and dials. All relevant information is fed to the rider through a visor.
It’s important to remember that the Vision Next 100, just like BMW’s shape shifting car, is a concept automobile. The likelihood of seeing this thing on a showroom floor in the near future is slim to none.
It’s also kinda crazy to assume that no one is going to fall off this bike, which means that people will still need a helmet if they’re thrown off of it somehow.
Because the ground doesn’t really care whether or not your bike has self-balancing technology.
Would you want to ride one of these bad boys if they ever actually came out?
I would, but that doesn’t mean I’d be giving up my pads and helmet just yet.
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