The Official Star Wars Blog is stretching things a bit in noticing “that by switching around the letters Ackbar you get Barack,” but I still think it’s hilarious.
By the way, here’s a transcript of Obama’s acceptance speech last night if you missed it.
Springfield Punx has a bunch of images of pop culture icons done in the style of Simpsons characters. Very fun…
Starkiller: The Jedi Bendu Script Site has some lofty goals, including:
To pursue and find (photocopies of) early drafts and screenplays of the original trilogy (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi) and the prequel trilogy (The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith).“
The site has collected some pretty interesting stuff…
Check out the Intuitor Basic Physics Savvy Quiz. I did decently with an 80%, although I still missed a couple that I shouldn’t have in retrospect…
McCain aide Michael Goldfarb recently responded to reporter questions with the quote “It may be typical of the pro-Obama Dungeons & Dragons crowd to disparage a fellow countryman’s memory of war from the comfort of mom’s basement.” It was only a matter of time before someone speculated on what Dungeons & Dragons character John McCain would be. 🙂
Save Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood!
In June 2008, Public Broadcasting Service announced that it intends to soon change the way Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the beloved children’s television program, is distributed to member stations.
PBS will cease transmitting the program as part of their daily syndicated lineup beginning in September. Instead, PBS will provide member stations with a single Neighborhood episode on weekends. This unfortunate decision essentially silences the special nurturing voice of Mister Rogers in the daily lives of today’s children.
Local public television stations, who make the final decisions about which programs to offer and when to air them, can still opt to broadcast Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood each weekday, but they are less likely to do so without the program being included in PBS’s syndicated feed.
We’re asking PBS to please reconsider their decision, and allow Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, with its timeless expressions of care for children, to remain a part of their syndicated Monday through Friday schedule.
And we are urging all PBS member stations to do what it takes to ensure that the lives of children in their neighborhoods can still be enriched each weekday by the gentle, authentic, life-shaping messages of Mister Rogers.
Wanderlust depicts the most famous trips in history in a very cool interactive map.
oobject spotlights 15 buildings that look straight out of Blade Runner. They’re not the greatest photos, but some of the selections are pretty good…