Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Star Wars Tactical Displays

There is an awesome article at Den of Geek! detailing how the tactical displays from the 1977 Star Wars were made. The video from the Electronic Visualization Lab showing how the trench run computer display used in the Rebel briefing was made is a must see.

Pastor to Obama: 'May the force be with you'

Good golly! This is much worse than Chief Justice Roberts flubbing the oath. While Obama was at church just before the inauguaration, Bishop T. D. Jakes told Obama,

“The problems are mighty and the solutions are not simple,” Jakes said, “and everywhere you turn there will be a critic waiting to attack every decision that you make. But you are all fired up, Sir, and you are ready to go. And this nation goes with you. God goes with you.

“I say to you as my son who is here today, my 14-year-old son – he probably would not quote scripture. He probably would use Star Trek instead, and so I say, ‘May the force be with you.

Star Trek? Star Trek?!? It's Star WARS. Star WARS. Don't they teach anything in the seminary anymore?
Flashback: This insolence is not limited to the clergy. Recall that a few months ago, one of the world's top scientists at the Large Hadron Collider made a similar transgression.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

New Star Wars / Walmart Logo

Wal-Mart has dropped the hypen, become simply "Walmart" and updated its logo.
Now my old Star Wars/Wal-Mart logo crash-up is so 2008 and will not do. So, here is the new version for your enjoyment.

Click on the image for a larger version.