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Boris Arson

Selecting from 200 Dick Tracy’s rogues for a ping pong bracket

Yesterday for work, I made a fun ping pong bracket with Dick Tracy holding a ping pong paddle. One of my friends suggested that all the participants sign up as Dick Tracy rogues. What a great idea! To determine our bracket location, each person was going to simply draw numbers out of a hat. But …

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2018 Topps Star Wars Masterwork GAMORREAN GUARD 1-1 SKETCH BY GLENN SAVAGE

Gamorrean Guard looks like the Chicago Bean

The roundness of this Gamorrean Guard illustration reminds me of the Chicago Bean. EVERYTHING reminds me of the Chicago Bean these days. Glenn Savage has done other sketch cards for Star Wars. The Gamorrean Guard is my favorite. This is pretty cool. I took Glenn Savage’s Gamorrean Guard sketch card deepart’ed it with my Bean …

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Budapest is the #1 Star Wars city, according to Google Trends. Warsaw is #17.

Google Trends ranks the cities that search the most for Star Wars. Budapest (100) Melbourne (99) Sydney (95) Los Angeles (89) Dallas (77) San Francisco (76) Berlin (76) Houston (73) Chicago (73) London (69) Toronto (67) Paris (62) New York (59) Vienna (59) Mexico City (55) Santiago (55) Warsaw (55) Diadema (48) Madrid (46) Buenos …

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The 25 Ewoks on Twitter

25 Ewoks roam the forests of Twitter. They range from the cute and adorable to the heavily ironic and twisted. Which Ewoks should you be following on Twitter? Let’s go through the Ewok village to uncover the best Ewoks on Twitter. The best Ewok on Twitter The best Ewok should have the most followers, right? However, …

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John Kerry on Star Wars set?

Middle East negotiations a scene out of the Star Wars prequels

John Kerry recently tweeted a pic from negotiations about Yemen. Doesn’t it look like a room in the Star Wars prequels? Dramatic ceiling. Very odd centerpiece table. Range of cultures. Funky patterned walls. I expect to see Senator Jar Jar Binks sitting in one of the chairs! A reverse Google image search suggests that this …

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33 awards found in the Crystal Pepsi Trail

Crystal Pepsi is back! To celebrate the popular 90s drink, Pepsi made a retake on the classic DOS game Oregon Trail. You can play “The Crystal Pepsi Trail” online. Ride along in your wood-panel station wagon collecting fifteen different 90s items like fanny packs, VHS tapes, and roller blades. As you ride with your travel …

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Rickey Henderson: 2 Legit 2 Quit music video

My contribution to the 2 Legit 2 Quit legacy

I am proud to say that one of my blog posts is a citation on the 2 Legit 2 Quit wikipedia page. Now the question is: can you take the 2 Legit 2 Quit challenge? Can you watch the entire 2 Legit 2 Quit music video without doing the hand gesture?

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Chatboard for The Force Awakens movie

What did you think of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens? This blog post is meant to be a place where my friends and family can talk about Episode VII. SPOILERS, VERY DEFINITE SPOILERS, LIE AHEAD To be clear on which characters we are talking about: [threecol_one] [/threecol_one] [threecol_one] [/threecol_one] [threecol_one_last] [/threecol_one_last] [threecol_one] [/threecol_one] [threecol_one] [/threecol_one] …

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Modern art matched with Star Wars

Star Wars meets the Art Institute of Chicago

Two monumental cultural events are about to happen in the same week: Star Wars is releasing episode VII: The Force Awakens The Art Institute is about to exhibit their largest donation of artwork ever. 44 monumental modern artworks were donated to the Art Institute. These pieces are so massively impressive in the course of art …

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