This is what the Christian Science Monitor writes about the petition by Star Wars fans for NASA to develop a working hyperdrive: "We need better propulsion systems. Right now I'd say that would be the one invention that would really help us out a lot," said Joseph Tellado, a logistics manager for the International Space […]
Empire Strikes Back is almost as old as I am! I still remember being in a theatre in Little Rock when the first rumble of the AT-ATs hit. Check out Peter Mayhew's awesome walking stick!
I was not able to attend this weekend's Wondercon, but a friend took this picture that I think sums the event up nicely.
Oppression of the Jedi faith runs rampant in the United Kingdom, as supermarket giant Tesco defends its policy prohibiting shoppers who wear hoods, even for religious reasons. Daniel Jones, 23, who created the International Church of Jediism, claims he was “victimised over his beliefs” by staff at the supermarket in Bangor, North Wales. … Mr […]
Considering that, oh I dunno, everyone in Outer Mongolia has seen Star Wars and its sequels, is it really wise for Pizza Hut to rebrand itself simply as "The Hut"? Thanks to the wonderful Nancy Friedman for the tip.
Via Billy Ockham.
"As I have stated before, these are terms [gay, lesbian, homosexual] that do not exist in Star Wars. Thread closed." George Lucas and his companies are well-known for the lengths to which they'll go in pursuit of those who would sully the Star Wars canon, which long ago devolved from fun pulp-art to a Disneyfied […]
Convenience store robbers, beware of Kentucky. Among the items that may be carried by the holder of a Kentucky concealed weapon permit: Any weapon from which a shot, readily capable of producing death or serious physical injury, may be discharged. Any knife other than an ordinary pocket knife or hunting knife. Billy, nightstick, or club. […]
Rock Paper Shotgun on what has to be the most irritating part of massive multiplayer online games: other players. I enjoy these games quite a bit when they're well made, and have been fortunate in that I'm wired into a couple of online networks that mean I don't have to play them with people I […]
I took Evan to see Clone Wars. Honestly, it wasn't as terrible as I expected, though it dragged quite a bit. Two observations: 1. If your aim is to build an invincible clone army to keep order, please try to avoid naming your commanders things like "Captain Rex" and "Commander Cody." That suggests that you […]