[Flashback] Star Wars, the Matrix, and a FB rant good enough to save

This guy is dead wrong… ran into this article a year ago, and posted the following comments on FB: How ‘Star Wars’ ruined sci-fi The six “Star Wars” films have been enormous successes: they have grossed over $2 billion domestically at the box office, spawned scores of books, comic books and merchandise (how many kids… Continue reading [Flashback] Star Wars, the Matrix, and a FB rant good enough to save

And on a lighter note…

Submitted without comment: LA porn production plummets in wake of mandatory condom law Number of permits issued for adult films plunges as industry says producers have moved to Las Vegas and eastern Europe Pornography production in Los Angeles appears to have plunged in the wake of a law which compels performers to use condoms. The… Continue reading And on a lighter note…

Grab Bag update.

First, saw Clerks 2 tonight. Best movie… ev… well, not quite, but certainly best comedy in quite a while and a truly fitting finale to the New Jersey saga. Second, file under unclassifiable 100 Reasons Why I Hate My Husband; sad, but very funny. Lastly, via RASSF, on MSNBC we get: Outer-space sex carries complications… Continue reading Grab Bag update.

Star Wars vs. Spaceballs, it’s all the same…

Fox will release the original version of the trilogy on dvd this fall. Die-hard Star Wars fans soon can see the original theatrical versions of the first three Star Wars films on DVD. Even though George Lucas adamantly declared 2004’s digitally restored Star Wars Trilogy DVDs the definitive versions of his movies, fans have held… Continue reading Star Wars vs. Spaceballs, it’s all the same…

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Does this mean the wine business has “jumped the shark?”

Porn star hits it big as wine-maker By Daniel Trotta Wed Mar 22, 2:06 PM ET NEW YORK (Reuters) – It seemed like the perfect gimmick: a celebrity porn star would launch her own wine, with her alluring picture on the label. Savanna Samson did just that, but when it received a score of 90… Continue reading Does this mean the wine business has “jumped the shark?”

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Caught in the net, “Real Genius” edition.

The character of Lazlo Hollyfeld in the film Real Genius may have been loosely based on a real person: Chuck claims to be a fairly normal inventor at a large audio equipment manufacturer. But in 1972, Chuck lived in the tunnels beneath Caltech’s student dormitories. Soon thereafter, he moved into the misty realm of Caltech… Continue reading Caught in the net, “Real Genius” edition.

One for the Star Wars fans…

FROM:PRNCSS. L ORGANA DEAR friend. I AM PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA ONLY SURVIVOR OF THE ROYALFAMILY OF ALDERAN (ALDRN). I AM MOVED TO WRITE YOU THIS LETTER, THIS WAS IN CONFIDENCE CONSIDERING MY PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCE AND SITUATION. I WAS FALSLEY IMPRISONED UPON THE IMPERIAL BATTLESTATION (“DEATH STAR”) WHEN MY PLANET WAS HIDEOUSLY DESTROYED AND ENDED BY… Continue reading One for the Star Wars fans…

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What’s up with me, lately…

First, because it’s too cute to resist: (from a mailing list I’m on.) Other than that, not a lot of news. I’m back from a vacation that wasn’t, in the end, all that relaxing… though I will have got my AA Platinum renewed for another year once the miles post for the flight home. I’m… Continue reading What’s up with me, lately…

I have too many DVDs, redux

I just did an incomplete recount, and if I’m counting right and have removed all the duplicate entries properly, the total is around 550-600 of them (I had an exact number, but have already noted duplicates and omissions especially ones not ordered online). A list, for the truly masochistic (or those who want to gloat… Continue reading I have too many DVDs, redux