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March 20, 2013
The Band’s Getting Back Together: It’s not final, but actor Harrison Ford has been quoted as saying rumors that Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill would reprise their iconic roles in the next Star Wars trilogy are “almost true” while out helping to promote 42. Still no word on the plot for Episode VII though. (Photo via jandercito) source

The Band’s Getting Back Together: It’s not final, but actor Harrison Ford has been quoted as saying rumors that Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill would reprise their iconic roles in the next Star Wars trilogy are “almost true” while out helping to promote 42. Still no word on the plot for Episode VII though. (Photo via jandercito) source

15:18 // 1 year ago
March 1, 2013
perzadook:

popculturebrain:

We must bring balance to the Force. #Sequester #JediMindMeld pic.twitter.com/lIZlgavhuR - @WhiteHouse
http://wh.gov/jedimindmeld

The White House twitter guy/gal might be drunk.

The Obama administration is messing with its key audience and getting away with it.

perzadook:

popculturebrain:

We must bring balance to the Force. #Sequester #JediMindMeld pic.twitter.com/lIZlgavhuR - @WhiteHouse

http://wh.gov/jedimindmeld

The White House twitter guy/gal might be drunk.

The Obama administration is messing with its key audience and getting away with it.

15:26 // 1 year ago
January 30, 2013

Google is donating thousands of Raspberry Pi computers to schoolchildren in the U.K.

  • 15k Raspberry Pi computers will be donated to British children by Google, and the first batch has already been hand delivered by Google’s Eric Schmidt and Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton. For those thinking, “who cares,” let us put it another way — Google just donated the brains of 15,000 semi-functional R2-D2 units to some  lucky British kids. source
16:45 // 1 year ago
January 15, 2013
It is doubtless that such a technological terror in the hands of so primitive a world would be used to upset the peace and sanctity of the citizens of the Galactic Empire. Such destructive power can only be wielded to protect and defend by so enlightened a leader as Emperor Palpatine.
Governor Wilhuff Tarkin of the Outer Rim Territories • In response to the White House’s official statement on a We The People petition which urged President Obama to authorize the construction of a Death Star. A response from the “Galactic Empire” has been posted on StarWars.com, and you’ll definitely want to take a minute to check it out. Today’s been a pretty great day for parodies, don’t you think? source
17:07 // 1 year ago
November 1, 2012
For 41 years, the majority of my time and money has been put into the company. As I start a new chapter in my life, it is gratifying that I have the opportunity to devote more time and resources to philanthropy.
George Lucas • Revealing that he plans to give nearly all of the $4 billion raised by his sale of LucasFilms to charity — specifically, a charity focused on educational issues. (Lucas was one of the signers of the Giving Pledge in 2010.) You may be mad about Lucas’ decision to sell to Disney — the heartburn was pretty high yesterday — but you have to admit that’s pretty awesome. To my fellow writer Scott: We found the good.
0:40 // 1 year ago
October 30, 2012

Star Wars news: There’s no good on this one…

  • The Bad Disney just bought Lucasfilm for a total of $4 billion, and already has plans for an iconic franchise. I think you know where this is going…
  • The Ugly In the acquisition announcement, Disney also announced plans to begin work on Star Wars: Episode 7 and hopes to have the new movie in theatres by 2015. Additional Star Wars movies will follow until the franchise stops acting as a license to print money. source

(Update: Ernie found the Good, so I guess I can officially throw my support behind this acquisition. I’m sure the execs at Disney and Lucasfilm have been losing sleep while waiting for me to do so. — Scott @ SFB)


16:26 // 1 year ago
May 21, 2012
We got letters saying, ‘You guys are going to get what you deserve. You’re going to bring drug dealers, all this crime and lowlife in here.’
Lucas Valley Estates Homeowners Association board member Carl Fricke • Discussing the anger over a decision by director George Lucas to turn some of his California land into low-income housing, not long after the director scuttled plans to build a digital studio there. The studio created frustration among homeowners — the prospect of low-income housing has instilled outright anger and uneasiness into the residents. “It’s inciting class warfare,” claimed one resident group head. Lucas, meanwhile, claims he was trying to do something good for the area. His community outreach spokesperson at Lucasfilm, Tom Forster, put it like this: “George, being the great guy that he is, doesn’t want to build more housing for rich people since Marin is loaded with them.” Boom.
20:40 // 1 year ago
May 14, 2012
bestrooftalkever:

thedailywhat:

George Lucas Strikes Back of the Day: Star Wars creator George Lucas has been trying for years to convert a large parcel of land in Marin County, California into a 300,000 square foot movie studio, with amenities including a day care center, restaurants, a gym and a parking garage, only to be shot down by his wealthy neighbors.
Because the local homeowners’ association has refused to let Lucas move forward with the studio, he’s decided to put the land to good use by transforming it into low-income housing, simultaneously doing a good deed and trolling his fellow landowners.
“If everyone feels that housing is less impactful on the land, then we are hoping that people who need it the most will benefit,” Lucas snarked.
He’s even donating the various studies and surveys he paid for while working on the movie studio project, to help the new housing development get underway more quickly.
[movies.]

WHEN RICH PEOPLE FIGHT

In other words: George Lucas is willing to help the less fortunate by creating low-income housing … as long as it drives down the land values of everybody living around them.

bestrooftalkever:

thedailywhat:

George Lucas Strikes Back of the Day: Star Wars creator George Lucas has been trying for years to convert a large parcel of land in Marin County, California into a 300,000 square foot movie studio, with amenities including a day care center, restaurants, a gym and a parking garage, only to be shot down by his wealthy neighbors.

Because the local homeowners’ association has refused to let Lucas move forward with the studio, he’s decided to put the land to good use by transforming it into low-income housing, simultaneously doing a good deed and trolling his fellow landowners.

“If everyone feels that housing is less impactful on the land, then we are hoping that people who need it the most will benefit,” Lucas snarked.

He’s even donating the various studies and surveys he paid for while working on the movie studio project, to help the new housing development get underway more quickly.

[movies.]

WHEN RICH PEOPLE FIGHT

In other words: George Lucas is willing to help the less fortunate by creating low-income housing … as long as it drives down the land values of everybody living around them.

(Source: thedailywhat)

21:40 // 1 year ago
February 10, 2012
The controversy over who shot first, Greedo or Han Solo, in Episode IV, what I did was try to clean up the confusion, but obviously it upset people because they wanted Solo (who seemed to be the one who shot first in the original) to be a cold-blooded killer, but he actually isn’t. It had been done in all close-ups and it was confusing about who did what to whom… Greedo is the one who shot first, but everyone wanted to think that Han shot first, because they wanted to think that he actually just gunned him down.
George Lucas • Addressing one of the biggest fan complaints relating to his serial re-tinkering of Star Wars. There’s two main points here that we somewhat object to: first, Lucas claims that people who thought Han Solo fired his blaster before Greedo did in the original cut of Star Wars were mistaken, and that it was merely unclear that Greedo fired due to the framing of the shot. We’d suggest this is flatly, evidently not the case by any reasoned examination of the original scene. Also, Lucas seems to paint those who’d prefer Han to have fired first as wanting their beloved space-smuggler to be a “cold-blooded killer,” an idea we suspect many would dispute. There’s a difference between being a cold-blooded killer and being unwilling to let every backwoods bounty hunter get a shot off at you before you fire back, isn’t there? But, we digress — what do you think? source (viafollow)
18:33 // 2 years ago
January 30, 2012

On people disputing common knowledge

4907 says: I love you, SFB, but that ship is surely the USS Enterprise from Star Trek!

» SFB says: Are you sure? We checked Wikipedia, which says, "In the fictional Star Wars universe, there have been a number of starships named Enterprise …" We’ll triple-check our work on this one. Seriously, we know Han Solo like the back of our hands.* — Ernie @ SFB

* — OK, we’ve had our fun with this. :)

0:57 // 2 years ago