Hey, I’m walking over here

The new issue of Wired (16.10) reports that Google Maps “now offers step-by-step instructions for not driving from point A to point B.” From the Google Maps home page, simply click Get Directions, enter point A, enter point B, click Get Directions button and choose Walking from the Also Available bar.

007″

Following in the footsteps of Tina Turner, a-ha, Duran Duran, Madonna, Moby and countless others, Jack White & Alicia Keys have turned in their 007 theme, “Another Way To Die,” for the 22nd James Bond Film, Quantum Of Solace, which opens on November 14. Ain’t It Cool News‘ Merrick with the help of user auddym report there’s an official stream here.

Refusal from a Fixed Viewpoint

A little over one week after making headlines in a lawsuit brought by the trust which owns the 1942 Cornell Woolrich story which Rear Window was based on, Steven Spielberg is making news again. The Los Angeles Times reports that in a scenario more implausible than most of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Steven Spielberg (E.T.) and Peter Jackson’s (The Lord Of The Rings) new project has been rejected by a major studio.

After reviewing the final submitted budget of $130 million for a 3-D motion capture (see Beowulf) version of Belgian export Tintin, Universal balked. The LAT article reasons, “According to several people close to the project, Tintin would have to rake in $425 million worldwide in ticket sales before the studios could break even,” as “[Spielberg and Jackson] would walk away with more than $100 million before Universal and DreamWorks could make a profit.” At press time, it was unclear who would have played Tintin’s dog, Snowy.

Don’t flinch

New Yorkers have less than 60 hours to enter the Netflix Movie Watching World Championship.

Eight “lucky” contestants will compete in Times Square, on October 2, at 10:30 AM, to win $10,000 cash, a lifetime Netflix subscription, The Netflix Popcorn Bowl Trophy and, of course, a Guiness World Record Title for .. consecutive hours spent watching movies. The current title holder? Ashish Sharma of Mathura, India, with 120 hours and 23 minutes. You’re going to need one special box of Goobers.