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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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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?

Starkiller Base

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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search results for a new hope

Searching for a new hope

Searching for “a new hope” on flickr yields an interesting contrast of flowers and Star Wars photos.

Tweets about Paris and ewoks

Thinking about Paris and ewoks

Here’s a few fun tweets about Paris and ewoks. It's fun saying the phrase "Paris Ewok" — Spudart Matt Maldre (@spudart) August 27, 2015 I want to meet an ewok from Paris. — Ewok Lumat (@EwokLumat) August 27, 2015 On the Death Star, what area would be the equivalent to Paris? — Atour Riten (@AtourRiten) …

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s I'm buying 3 more Muppets comic books, I'm finding comic book taste is skewing more to kids books :)

Muppets the comic book

The Muppets comic book (2009-2012) is EXCELLENT! If you like the Muppets, go to your nearest comic book store and pick up the compilation, “The Muppets Omnibus.” (or get it from Amazon) It’s seriously one of the best comics to ever come out. The Muppets are a perfect fit for the comic book format. The …

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croquet you cant touch this

Croquet taught me the lyrics to MC Hammer’s U Can’t Touch This

The croquet twitter account @HammerTimeCroqu started following me today on Twitter. That is, they are following my croquet-dedicated Twitter account, @mightymauler. Yes, I have a Twitter account dedicated to croquet. Not just croquet, but my superhero alter-ego persona on the croquet courts, the Mighty Mauler. My Twitter account bio calls me “the croquet superhero.” This …

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Tron Uprising

My favorite albums of 2014

A great reason to use the free service last.fm is that it tracks your music listening habits across many platforms like Spotify, Pandora, and iTunes. With this database of records the site then gives you insightful analysis to your listening habings. For instance, you can sort your music by most-played in the past 12 months. …

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