Starship Dimensions

Jeff Russell’s Starship Dimensions is an awesome site that admittedly borrows on the beatiful format of skyscrapers.com, but does for science fiction starships what that site does for architecture. Star Wars and Star Trek spacecraft get detailed coverage, but the site also includes ships from Babylon 5, Starship Troopers, and many other sources. Below is a really nice rendition of Battlestar Galactica’s Columbia:

Battlestar Galactica Columbia

Starship Dimensions

Jeff Russell’s Starship Dimensions is an awesome site that admittedly borrows on the beatiful format of skyscrapers.com, but does for science fiction starships what that site does for architecture. Star Wars and Star Trek spacecraft get detailed coverage, but the site also includes ships from Babylon 5, Starship Troopers, and many other sources. Below is a really nice rendition of Battlestar Galactica’s Columbia:

Battlestar Galactica Columbia

Three Four Kings Comes True?

The 1999 movie Three Kings centered around soldiers trying to smuggle out gold that was stolen from Kuwait during the first Gulf War. Well, it seems that life is imitating art, as the New York Post reports that four GIs that were “arrested and charged with stealing nearly $1 million in cash from money found hidden in Baghdad had intended to filch another $12 million” hidden in a cottage near the Tigris River. I really liked the movie, but in this case maybe those soldiers shouldn’t have taken it as an example to aspire to. I mean, they’re no George Clooneys…

Three Four Kings Comes True?

The 1999 movie Three Kings centered around soldiers trying to smuggle out gold that was stolen from Kuwait during the first Gulf War. Well, it seems that life is imitating art, as the New York Post reports that four GIs that were “arrested and charged with stealing nearly $1 million in cash from money found hidden in Baghdad had intended to filch another $12 million” hidden in a cottage near the Tigris River. I really liked the movie, but in this case maybe those soldiers shouldn’t have taken it as an example to aspire to. I mean, they’re no George Clooneys…

American Greetings Overreacts Over Strawberry Shortcake Spoof

A Penny Arcade comic strip spoof from last Monday (mirrored here) was removed after American Greetings objected to the use of Strawberry Shortcake characters. You can check out the pertinent Penny Arcade forum, Slashdot posting, or Metafilter discussion for more information, rants, etc. Personally, I think this a huge overreaction to what is obviously a parody that no one would mistake for the original. I didn’t even think that Strawberry Shortcake was around anymore; the last I remember was my sister playing with the dolls in the mid-‘80s. I know that there are protection of copyright issues, but there are also laws that protect the rights of parodies. American Greetings would do well to realize that it’s only alienating itself here…

American Greetings Overreacts Over Strawberry Shortcake Spoof

A Penny Arcade comic strip spoof from last Monday (mirrored here) was removed after American Greetings objected to the use of Strawberry Shortcake characters. You can check out the pertinent Penny Arcade forum, Slashdot posting, or Metafilter discussion for more information, rants, etc. Personally, I think this a huge overreaction to what is obviously a parody that no one would mistake for the original. I didn’t even think that Strawberry Shortcake was around anymore; the last I remember was my sister playing with the dolls in the mid-‘80s. I know that there are protection of copyright issues, but there are also laws that protect the rights of parodies. American Greetings would do well to realize that it’s only alienating itself here…