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Luke Skywalker’s Adoption

(Dorkly link) Obi-Wan Kenobi and Owen Lars discuss the biggest holes in the plot of the Star Wars saga. It just goes to show that George Lucas never had an overarching story to tell; he just made it up as he went along. And besides, Owen and Anakin weren’t even half-brothers, they were step-brothers. -via Geeks [...]

Man Flattened by Falling Mattress

I keep my wallet in my front pocket, and still, tragedy strikes. #fallingmattresses — Jesse Scott Owen (@JesseScottOwen) September 19, 2012 Jesse Scott Owen was new to New York City, but the 18-year-old got a big city experience Tuesday when a mattress fell off the roof of a building and landed on him. Owen was walking along [...]

The Last Time the NFL Played on Tuesday…

Citing public safety concerns related to the forecasted winter storm that ultimately dumped more than a foot of snow on much of the Philadelphia area, the National Football League postponed Sunday night’s Eagles-Vikings game until tonight. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, tonight’s game is the first NFL game played on a Tuesday since 1946. [...]

Corvette Case Mod

Bill Owen of Mod Brothers made a PC case mod out of a 1:6 scale RC ZR1 Corvette. It still drives after the conversion! At the link, you can view an extensive list of process photos and a video showing how Owen did it. Link via Geektoplasm | Photo: Mod Brothers

Feature Films That Started as Shorts

This summer saw the release of two major feature films that started life as shorts — District Nine and the animated film 9 (no relation, and not to be confused with the upcoming, Daniel-Day-Lewis-starring musical, Nine.) It’s enough to give young filmmakers out there hope: sometimes those short films can go a long way! 9 This animated [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Facts About Stephen King

It’s Stephen King’s birthday! Do you suppose he’s celebrating somewhere with a Bloody Mary? (He’s not: see Fact #8.) I know – just because a guy writes in the horror genre doesn’t mean he loves all things creepy. But in King’s case, I think he does. Anyway. Whether you like his writing or consider it [...]