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A case of writers room fun. (via Warren Ellis)

Doctor Who lego

Star Wars in Edo Japan (action figures)

Star Wars blaxpoitation:

Star Wars ad for immunization

(Is the endless series of Star Wars variants and reimaginings and parodies an indicator that these films have indeed become a modern myth cycle?)

The knifeman posted a bunch of mind-blowing posters to Italian horror films. These are definitely worth a look.

This has been getting into legal trouble and is gone from YouTube, but I found another copy: Newport State of Mind. This is the good stuff boyo.

The greatest and most dramatic Wikipedia edit wars (are we finally over that annoying stage where people argue that Wikipedia is a blind alley because it doesn’t have expert-curated content? Good.)

Check out this great profile of Debz at Prinkipria, in support of this story. Nice one Debz! Interview contains bonus pukeko.

From all over, this neat project overlaying WWII era photos on their contemporary locations.

And finally, via Theremina… eating figs.

{ 10 } Comments

  1. Debbie | August 13, 2010 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the link. 🙂

  2. samm | August 13, 2010 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    Still wary of outright trusting anything on Wikipedia without discretion, but that is usually because I am looking for things I already know something about. I will only quote a wiki link if I am satisifed it is accurate…

  3. Scott A | August 13, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    “Is the endless series of Star Wars variants and reimaginings and parodies an indicator that these films have indeed become a modern myth cycle?”

    I’m not sure, but yesterday I found myself telling a gaggle of younglings the story of a beautiful princess trapped on the floating palace of a fat, evil man, about to be subjected to endless terrors, only to be saved by a blonde-haired hero and a hairy ape-man.

  4. Karen | August 13, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    WWII modern photo morphs reminded me of Sapphire and Steel… very creepy cool!

    Like the Blackstar Warrior trailer, the puzzle story (my littlest bro also hated jigsaws and used to hide pieces of ours)!

    And yay for Debbie!

  5. Jet Simian | August 13, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    As a librarian I’m duty bound to tell the story of the day Wikipedia flashed me with its own inimitable brilliance when a few years back in the middle of its entry of the day (Restoration Literature – which was one of the few things I dug at Uni, so I checked it out) was the sentence “this sucks dicks”.

    And re: Zppelin vs Pterodactyl. Sadly never made into a movie, but it wasn’t for the want of a few people trying:

  6. Katie | August 14, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the Newport State of Mind Link – I just got sent to review the writer/singer Tom Williams’ one-man show as part of the Fringe and the flyer mentioned it. His show was ace – I get the feeling he’s going to get bigger . . . well, more well known, as opposed to fatter . . .

  7. morgue | August 15, 2010 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    “this sucks dicks” should probably be somewhere in the middle of every single article ever written. Just to make sure readers are paying attention.

  8. samm | August 16, 2010 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    re. making sure of paying attention. I know of an Air Force Officer who inserted the line “If anyone reads this, contact the author and he will buy you a beer” into a long technical report to see if anyone read it. Needless to say no-one took him up on it. Also reminds me of my cousin who put a picture of the Soprano’s up on the wall amidst the other family pictures to see if anyone noticed 🙂

  9. Pearce | August 16, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    Also re: paying attention – do people know about the Van Halen “no brown M&Ms” story? This was the basis of a joke in Wayne’s World 2, but according to David Lee Roth there was a good reason for it. Snopes has the goss.

  10. Jet Simian | August 16, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    I inserted a hidden message in a ‘review’ of The Next Doctor on Zeus Blog, and nobody got it either 🙁