TheForce.net reports that one of the titles in the running for Star Wars: Episode III is Revenge Of The Sith. At this point, evidence backing this rumor is sketchy at best, but the domain name revengeofthesith.net has apparently been registered to Lucasfilm. This in itself doesn’t necessarily mean anything, but it may indicate that the title is at least on the short list.
I for one think that it’s finally a decent title in the first trilogy, and it’s one that has a tie to the original trilogy. As some of you probably know, Return of the Jedi was originally titled Revenge of The Jedi. Some say that George Lucas renamed it to avoid confusion with the upcoming Star Trek II, which originally had a working title of The Vengeance Of Khan rather than The Wrath Of Khan. A more plausible explanation is that Lucas believed that a true Jedi should not seek revenge, and I’m definitely glad that he felt that way. In this sense, I think that this possible title for Episode III is especially fitting, as it’s definitely not going to have a happy ending…
Check out these awesome Classic Videogame Ads from the age of ColecoVision and Atari (and Intellivision and Vectrex…).
It’s almost that time! I was never any good at pumpkin carving, but maybe this year I’ll do better. Check out ExtremePumpkins.com for some um, unique, ideas and techniques that celebrate “pumpkin carving at its wildest.”
To add to the Halloween spirit, X-Entertainment, one of my favorite pop culture sites, is doing a Halloween Countdown that features a new “Halloween-themed piece of crap” every day, including “candy, toys, costumes, limbs…” You really should check it out, despite my horrible referral… 😉
First Lady Laura Bush reveals that W “is a great leader and a husband, but I bet you didn’t know he is also quite the poet. Upon returning home last night from my long trip I found a lovely poem waiting there for me.” Here it is:
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Oh my, lump in the bed
How I’ve missed you.
Roses are redder
Bluer am I
Seeing you kissed
By that charming French guy.
The dogs and the cats
They missed you too
Barney’s still mad you dropped him
He ate your shoe.
The distance, my dear
Has been such a barrier
Next time you want an adventure
Just land on a carrier.
I wish I was making this up, but even I couldn’t come up with something like this. Now maybe a gifted five-year old could, but that’s another story altogether… :-p
Rush Limbaugh has been in the news recently for a couple of reasons. He recently
was fired resigned from ESPN after his remark about the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Donovan McNabb, which I personally think was a bit blown out of proportion but still an extremely asinine thing to say. He’s also been implicated in buying black market prescription drugs, which if true is quite a bit more serious. These items aren’t exactly news, though, since the media has been salivating over and broadcasting developments since he opened his mouth over the weekend. I mostly just wanted to make a little introduction to this list of Top Twenty New Jobs For Rush Limbaugh, some of which are funnier than others.
Christian Bauer has written Frodo S60, an emulator that allows Nokia Series 60 Cell Phones to run Commodore 64 games and programs. Although I don’t own this model of cell phone, it certainly is tempting now. 😉 However, this post did expose me to C64 Unlimited, a great web site with thousands of Commodore 64 games available for download. There are many emulators that allow you to run Commodore programs on the PC, but nothing beats the real thing, IMHO. Which brings me to this bit of news: I finally dug up my old Commodore 128 last time I visited my parents, and by some miracle it actually works! I’ll be setting it back up at my house soon; digging through all of my old games will be quite the nostalgic trip… 🙂
Life Magazine is publishing a book entitled 100 Photographs That Changed the World and is showcasing some of them online. The introduction states that “not every iconic image will be found” in the collection, but there are many instantly recognizable images. Although I have many favorites, I decided to post one of the humorous photos: a ridiculous-looking Michael Dukakis in his ill-fated tank ride during his 1988 presidential campaign. :-p
Slashdot and the Baltimore Sun report that Baltimore has set up free wireless Internet access along most of the Inner Harbor, stretching from the Science Center to the World Trade Center. At the unveiling, Mayor Martin O’Malley commented that “Baltimore UnWired is a great way to educate the general public on the benefits of wireless technology, and it will help to connect the people of our city to the Internet.” This may be true, but you will need a laptop computer with a WiFi card to access the Internet along the waterfront. And there are possible security issues associated with WiFi that are hopefully being addressed by the service. Still, it’s nice to hear that Baltimore has joined other cities in offering free access in the hopes of attracting people and businesses to the Inner Harbor. If I still lived nearby I’d definitely go more often…
Looking for that perfect Christmas gift? Well, look no further. Buy that special someone a Leg Lamp, as featured in the classic 1983 film A Christmas Story. The leg lights up just like in the movie and even comes with an authentic fake crate marked “Fragile.” Must be Italian…