These are great. You can browse through and view hundreds of movies (in RealMedia, MPEG, and Quick Time) made by Edison’s company using his kinetograph. There are summaries and notes for each title.
They just don’t make hood ornaments like they used to. Now that I think of it, do they make them at all anymore?
(via Life in the Present)
How elaborate. I don’t really care too much what happens to my body after I die. You could kick me around in the street like Mussolini for all i care however I would prefer cremation.
Once again, Mummification is available. A very thorough, detailed, yet gentle process that allows one to be memorialized for eternity, Mummification is the only form of Permanent Preservation. The rites of Mummification allow you to leave this life in as beautiful a manner as possible.
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Oh man, I have heard of Turkish Star Wars but I haven’t seen it until now. IFILM has a few clips of it and I have to say it doesn’t disappoint. The movie isn’t really a remake of Star Wars but uses a lot of footage from it. It also has music from Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars and for some reason Raiders of the Lost Ark. (Hey at that point why not throw in the music from Jaws too.) How bad is the movie? Think of a less-talented Ed Wood directing it.
A good debate going on at the Starbucks Gossip blog about whether or not you should tip while ordering your drink. For the record, I would place Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts in the same category as fast food. Last time I checked, nobody was tipping the person behind the counter of Burger King so why is Starbucks different?
This was on Slashdot this morning and is quite good. It is a massive review of the new Star Wars dvds that just came out. Well worth a read if you are a Star Wars fan. I especially liked the section labeled Why Darth Vader Is The Hands-Down Most Fearsome Movie Villain of All Time:
He will walk straight into the sites of ferocious battles, just minutes after they’ve been settled. Be it Hoth or Princess Leia’s ship, the guy is not afraid to get his hands dirty and bat clean-up.
He can wear a cape and still inspire fear and dread.
He can alter a deal multiple times on Billy Dee Williams.
He’ll slice off his son’s right arm, throw appliances at him, then watch him plummet down a giant hole, all while undiplomatically breaking some big family news.
The guy will leap into a TIE fighter himself and enter the heat of interstellar battle, flanked by only a couple of pilots, who, as the records show, have an excellent chance of flying into each other.