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Maybe I should have called this series of posts "Force Fed". While that's not exactly the truth about how it went down, that title does reflect a bit of how IStar Wars Conundrum: Original Trilogy Reflection

To review: I’m talking about an article on ZDNet that tries to make the case for streaming first-run movies to a home theater. In the first part, I laid out the argument theyMovie Theater vs. Home Theater (part 3)

I knew a few phrases from maybe 3 or 4 Johnny Cash songs before I saw this movie. I knew he had gone to prison (though I wasn't sure why),Review: Walk the Line

Trailer for 11 Minutes Ago The first thing that impressed me about this movie was that it was shot, in it's entirety, in a single day. For a feature length film11 Minutes Ago

What’s the Difference Between Learning and Training? Don't worry. I'm not going off on another long post about this. I'm really just linking in here because it validates that I'm notWhat’s the Difference Between Learning and Training?

Ohio Board Undoes Stand on Evolution - New York Times (free subscription required) The Ohio Board of Education voted 11 to 4 Tuesday to toss out a mandate that 10th-grade biologyOhio Board Tells Students, "Thinking Isn't Important"

Every once in a while people post interesting stuff on Facebook, instead of just the inane time-sucking games and narcissism that usually goes on there. Speaking of narcissism, here's a pictureFound on Facebook - episode 2

CommonCraft videos make me want to hurt myself. I can't help but think "why didn't I think of doing this?" Lee and Sachi have done a great job creating a successfulTuesday TubeWatch: CommonCraft

Over on The COA we've been talking about gaming experiences. To us geeks, that typically means video games, in case there's any confusion. Though this wasn't planned, throughout the articlesThe myth of the solitary gamer

http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com/ I haven't laughed this hard for a while. I fell off my brother's couch with tears streaming down my face as I tried to read these out loud to myChuck Norris will know if you read this

“Journeyman” Creator Quells Cancellation Rumors - Slice of SciFi A couple posts ago I mentioned that "Journeyman" may not air all of its produced episodes this year. Well, it turns outGood-ish news for “Journeyman”

Yep. This is exactly how Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back would have gone if I was in it. Autographs are $2. I gotta cover my costs. Hearing the words "That's howFINALLY, I get to wield a real lightsaber!

[tag]Christian Bale[/tag], [tag]Michael Caine[/tag], and [tag]Christopher Nolan[/tag] (all of whom worked on [tag]Batman Begins[/tag]) join [tag]Hugh Jackman[/tag] to create one of the best magician movies I've ever seen. Actually, thisReview: The Prestige

Here's a tip from my sister-in-law. Pretty impressive savings. This is the perfect time to shop for next year's winter clothes. We shop at department stores like Macy's andShop Ahead

Two "robots" found on YouTube today... One: paint this dark grey and it would be the coolest homemade AT-ST (All Terrian-Scout Transport) Halloween costume on the block. Just add a WookieYouTube robots

Jedi training in Philly

Wizard Entertainment

The “New York Jedi” are making a stop at the “Wizard World” convention in Philadelphia this coming weekend. They’ll even train people on sword choreography! Sounds like a fun time. That’s almost enough to get me to drive out there and get my geek on.

The New York Jedi, a group of costumers, performers, actors & non-actors, and martial artists who have a particular passion for sword fighting with light sabers (not real ones kids, don’t worry) will make their first appearance at Wizard World Philadelphia – June 15-17th! Learn from the masters on Saturday and Sunday by taking part in their classes throughout the weekend featuring sabre battle demos, Padawan Academy for kids 13 and younger and basic sabre choreography. A formal Jedi Academy class will be held Sunday, June 17th at 4 pm in the Marshall Rogers Room. FREE SABRES TOO! A limited number of Hasbro light sabres will be given out at various Jedi classes throughout the weekend!*

Man… somebody should open a swordfighting choreography camp near me. I’ve been a sucker for that kind of stuff since I first saw Errol Flynn in “Robin Hood,” then Star Wars pushed me right over the top! I used to practice all the moves – mostly against trees, unfortunately, but hey…. I never lost. I did have a quick dual with a guy who was in a fencing class once, and he said I was pretty good. That was a long, long time ago, though.

[tags]Star Wars, jedi, philadephia, swordplay, fencing, movies, sci-fi, geeks, conventions, martial arts[/tags]

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