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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - June 23, 2006

By Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Futurama" has a future. Comedy Central has resurrected the former Fox animated series from "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening and David X. Cohen.

One saves the world and the other robs it, but what Superman and pirate Captain Jack Sparrow share this summer is Hollywood's hope they will rescue it from the brink of a two-year losing streak at U.S. box offices.

Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'