Tag Archives: Star Wars

April 17 asides

The R2-D2 Conspiracy, by Keith Martin, explains the pivotal parts played by two of the Rebel Alliance’s most skilled spies. Michael Bailey-Gates Pretty impressive work from an 18-year-old photographer who started professionally when he was 16. The ARPANET Dialogues From 1975, a transcription of a typed conversation (one of the first chats!) between then-California Governor […]

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Star Wars posters reimagined

Fanboy.com has collected a series of pretty cool reimaginings of Stars Wars movie posters, by various artists. [via Jenny]

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July 3 asides

I’ve discontinued the Thursday Top 5s in favor of simply posting more often, especially now that I’m using WordPress and I can post four or five things in advance of their actual publish date/time (couldn’t do that with Blogger). Occasionally, though, I’ll probably have a small list of extra links I want to share, but […]

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Thursday Top 5

Llewtube CarpoolEvery week British actor and author Robert Llewellyn (best known as Kryten from “Red Dwarf”) gives someone interesting a lift, and interviews them on the way, recording a video podcast. The guests seem to usually be British entertainment insiders, but others are well-known even to us on this side of “the pond,” such as […]

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Thursday Top 5

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_i-hEdPOb8] New York Times: Tainted Tap WaterThirty-five years after Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act, some regulators and environmentalists say the law is now so out of date that it fails to protect people from the most obvious threats. The NY Times has been reporting on water issues for a long time now in […]

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Thursday Top 5

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2696386&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 History of the InternetA good infographic-style history. Slightly lengthy, but really informative and visually compelling. Even I learned stuff I hadn’t known. http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/y2i_nLClAUU&hl=en&fs=1 Lucas in LoveWell this explains a lot. An Image Was Worth 1,000 Statistical TablesDoctors don’t have a great record when it comes to properly washing their hands. I found this article […]

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Thursday Top 5: Election Special #1

I’ve been pretty quiet this election season, but with less than two weeks to go, it’s time to bring up the dirty word: politics. I’m not foolish enough to think a blog is going to change anyone’s opinion, so most of this week’s politics-themed Top 5 is humor. I do hope, though, to inform San […]

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Thursday Top 5

Star Wars (1977) Deleted SceneUnderneath that harsh, black exterior, Darth Vader shows he’s still a little bit human. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiuxG_PQCoU] Noise Pop podcastA monthly podcast in conjunction with KQED Independents, showcasing ten indie songs.www.kqed.org/arts/programs/noisepop/ Flight of the Conchords, “Ladies of the World”www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLJ5a6aJOb8 Orwell DiariesThe Orwell Prize, a British award for political writing, is publishing George Orwell’s […]

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Thursday Top 5

The Ewok GospelI think that’s actually Billie Dee Williams! http://embed.break.com/NDk0NzM1 Franco Franchetti es Italian Spiderman“Que bella melones!”www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_tMEIAR8qs Children of the Grave Felix the Cat SyncGet stoned and watch this.www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MBwCc_jUFA StartCooking.comThis site’s great for people like me, who never really learned to cook. Plus it’s attractively-designed, professionally presented, and features well-edited videos.www.startcooking.com Lunch inside the 12 […]

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Thursday top 5

Conan O’Brien’s commencement speech to the Havard Class of 2000Freakin’ comedy genius. I miss Conan. Sometimes I wish I had TV again.» www.february-7.com Rebel Alliance or the Empire?Vote for you favorite Star Wars stamp at USPS.» www.uspsjedimaster.com UniverscaleAn site that interactively lets you see the respective scales of things, from the largest known thing to […]

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