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Adam Savage: About My “Indiana Jones” Hat

At this year’s Maker Faire, Adam Savage delivered a speech about “why we make” — a discussion largely about how Savage gets kids interested in making things. But first, he started with a story about his exquisitely perfect Indiana Jones fedora. He begins: “This is a replica of Harrison Ford’s hat from Raiders [...]

Star Wars Superfun Update

“QUANTUM SHOT” #773 Link – article by Avi Abrams Star Wars as You’ve Never Seen Them Before – in Geek Art and Fan Creativity! Just finished watching the original trilogy in Blu-ray edition (highly recommended, by the way) – and was pleasantly reminded that we need to update our long-running popular [...]

Harrison Ford Watches Indiana Jones

(YouTube link) Can you believe it? Harrison Ford hasn’t actually sit down to watch the Indiana Jones films until just recently! Let’s watch his reaction. Okay, I couldn’t believe it, either. It’s a mashup, made by DogFood films. The actual footage of Harrison Ford comes from a video in which he plays the video game Uncharted for [...]

The Empire Strikes Back With Another Deleted Scene

(YouTube Link) I’m sure you’re thinking “Gee, just what we need, another deleted scene…”, but this one’s a little different than the rest. In this scene from The Empire Strikes Back, featuring Han and Leia bickering and oozing all kinds of sexual tension, you get to see Harrison Ford’s acting sound forced and a bit hackneyed, [...]

Massive Box Office Draws Whose Names You Don’t Know

In Hollywood, big box office returns typically give an actor immense power. By that token, Frank Welker should have more sway than Will Smith, Nicholas Cage or Harrison Ford. After all, he’s outgrossed all of them – and everyone else in Tinseltown for that matter. That’s according to the The Numbers All Time Top 100 [...]

Forty Fords

The movie Cowboys & Aliens opens nationwide today, marking Harrison Ford’s 40th credited movie role. In honor of the occasion, the National Post created 40 icons of Ford in his roles (although strangely all appearing to be the same age). Each is linked to an explanation of the role depicted. Link -via Buzzfeed

The Quick 10: The Unbelievable Early Jobs of 10 Successful People

As the saying goes, “Everybody’s gotta start somewhere,” but during these trying times, many people are simply looking to start. It’s comforting, then, to hear about the unusual first jobs of people who went on to bigger and better and more lucrative things. 1. Michael Dell The founder and CEO of Dell Computers began working at the [...]

Automotive Madness (Funny Pics)

“QUANTUM SHOT” #690Link – article by Avi Abrams Extraordinary (Idiotic) Drivers and Their Magnificent Machines Most of these cars and their lucky owners are from Russia and Eastern Europe… Not that in “Soviet (or post-Soviet) Russia the car gets to own YOU”, but perhaps because the people are more desperate to use whatever they got to keep [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Long-in-the-Tooth “Teenagers”

You all know that I’m a big Glee fan. But I’m not delusional – I know that a lot of the actors in the show are nowhere close to being of high school age… unless they’ve flunked many a grade (Cory Monteith and Mark Salling, who play Finn and Puck respectively, are both 27). They’re [...]

Explaining Hollywood’s Most Famous Noises

By John Scott Lewinski If you’ve seen Star Wars, Indiana Jones, or Wall-E, then you know the work of Hollywood’s most legendary sound designer, Ben Burtt. After taking his first (uncredited) job on the original Death Race 2000 in 1975, Burtt would go on to turn movie sound into an art. By capturing and manipulating ambient [...]