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"Electric City" Who knew " Electric City " was a secret minireunion of "Bosom Buddies"? Well, not quite — but the cast for Tom Hanks' animated post-apocalyptic Web series included not only Hanks himself (as square-jawed spy Cleveland Carr), but also Holland Taylor. Her character Ruth Orwell, a shadowy matriarchal power, was named after a producer's great-aunt. Taylor though associated the name with Ruth Dunbar, her role in the 1980 show starring Hanks and Peter Scolari. The comedy — about pals so desperate for affordable New York housing that they went undercover in a women-only boarding house — lasted just two seasons, long enough to be Hanks's breakout vehicle. Other fun bits of trivia emerged during a Yahoo!
Codes have done everything from transmitting crucial information during World War II to keeping little brother from snooping in your diary. Here are some that have remained uncrackable. The Zodiac Killer's codes It's been 40 years since the serial killer terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area. The murderer sent letters to the newspapers and police, and four contained coded messages.
"Electric City" We live for gadgets. But even the smallest ones can consume an enormous amount of power.
Tom Hanks on "Electric City" The Oscar-winning star boasts an impressive career. His next big step: the Web.
Predicting the end of the world has practically become a spectator sport. From movies like " Deep Impact " and " 2012 ," to the Mayan prophecy, there are plenty of suggestions of how life on Earth could disappear. On closer inspection, not all of them pan out.
Sometimes the journey down the rabbit hole is an interesting one. In a recent Twitter post , Damon Lindelof linked to a sound file he deemed “Rad. Just… Rad.” The file in question, available for your listening pleasure at Soundcloud , is a remix which includes audio from a TED talk delivered by Peter Weyland. The message is fairly inspirational, concluding with Weyland’s assertion that he “will settle for nothing short of greatness, or [he] will die trying.” Alas, in this case, a picture tells a thousand words more than the few Weyland used to entertain his captive audience.