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The Lighter Side Of The Dark Side – They Have Respirators!

File under “Palate Cleanser” This one was too good to miss, and the original can be found at “Ronin’s Grips”   My personal motto when wrestling with complex technical problems has been “Don’t Panic,” taken from Douglas Adams’ “Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” which was said to have “Don’t Panic” in large, friendly letters on …

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Quick Thought – Perhaps movie studios need gag rules in contracts for actors

I remember going to the very first Star Wars – I was an RA at BU during the summer and when it came out, my entire floor went to see it – great fun! I’ve watched most (but not all) over the years but haven’t watched the “latest ones”. Surprisingly enough, I was starting to …

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May the 4th Be With You

Yes, it is Star Wars Day Again! Celebrate however you like, including not at all. Visit an official site or any number of fan sites (you know how to Google or Bing or Yahoo! or whatever you do). For my part, I’ll leave the latest Trailer for Solo – A Star Wars Story here for you. It …

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What’s 5% of 4 Billion?

Answer:  The amount of money George Lucas saves by selling Lucasfilm now instead of waiting until 2013 when the long term capital gains tax on the sale of assets held more than one year rises from 15% to 20%. And Lucas is already a liberal-hypocrite-weenie so don’t expect him to invest the difference in a …

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A New Disney Princess…?

Having posted this story this earlier today about Disney taking over Lucasfilm and the Star Wars Franchise, I had to post this.  Disney’s War on Women–let’s go Leia, you need a 9 inch waist, now!