Sunday, August 31, 2008

Star Wars Auditions

Kurt Russel as Han Solo?!

It almost makes sense, but this...

Robby Benson as Luke Skywalker?!

Thank the Maker that didn't happen! And this! Yikes...

Cindy Williams as Princess Leia?!

She did much better in Milwaukee with Laverne. These next couple are more like it, especially with Harrison Ford reading the Solo part:

Carry Fisher's Princess Leia Audition

Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker Audition

You can see why George Lucas picked Fisher and Hamill.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

Los Lobos -- Kiko and the Lavender Moon

Kiko and the Lavender Moon is one of my favorite songs. "Haunting" is the word that best describes this underappreciated, magical song from Los Lobos' 1992 album Kiko.

Richard Dawkins reads his email

And Christians wonder why they have trouble being taken seriously. Can't you just hear the warmth of Christian forgiveness in these messages from the faithful?

What do you mean you don't know who Richard Dawkins is?!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Prunes of the Future!

Ray Bradbury: "I never mentioned prunes in any of my stories!"

Monday, August 18, 2008

Cats on Treadmills

Apparently, cats love treadmills. Who knew? Weirder still, their owners love filming their cats on treadmills.

Here's a sampler of some of my favorite cats on treadmills videos. Enjoy!

Front end only kitty (with show-off partner)

Nonviolent resister kitty

A matched set

Middle-aged kitty with techno beat

Poor Humphrey

The ol' switcheroo*

*I know, technically not a treadmill, but it's the spirit that matters.

Haven't had enough? My gift to you!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Group Mind 3D Photos

These guys have whipped up software that combines images of popular places taken by otherwise unrelated photographers into simulated 3D landscapes. The really cool part is being able to use the landscapes to feature your own photos of famous landmarks. Watch the video and then check out this website.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Fast as lightning!

This is just utterly cool...