If I have to explain, you wouldn't get it anyway. 
Friday, March 27, 2009, 10:54 PM - blogFoo

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That's no moon... 
Monday, March 16, 2009, 11:17 PM - blogFoo

Via The Smallest Minority
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Why I don't take naps... 
Thursday, March 5, 2009, 12:04 PM - blogFoo

Via Frank J (IMAO.us)
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10 of the coolest Star Wars videos ever made 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 03:33 PM - blogFoo
Some of these are funny.
Caution urged however, number four has very foul language.

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Spaceship Captains 
Tuesday, February 12, 2008, 08:06 AM - blogFoo
Just to tempt your tastebuds...

2. Always shoot first. Every good leader should be willing to do what he or she asks of her team. One of the reasons for the loyalty of the ragtag crew of Serenity, the ship Malcolm Reynolds captains in Firefly, is that Mal will throw himself into battle to protect his team. Whenever he has a crazy scheme or rescue mission in mind, he takes the first plunge. Lesson learned? Show your crew that you're willing to take a bullet for them, and they'll do the same for you.

Read the rest. 'Nuff Said.
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The Inbox Of Nardo Pace, The Empire's Worst Engineer 
Friday, December 14, 2007, 03:08 PM - blogFoo
Continuing in the Star Wars vein..

Subject Trash Compactor
From Death Star Detention Level Janitor <oldroscoe@empiremail.com>
Date A Long Time Ago 7:46 PM
To Nardo Pace <npace@empiremail.com>

Hey, kid. That trash compactor you designed is up and running and I've got to say it looks great. Lots of grime, a magnetically sealed hatch that can't be opened from the inside, a tentacled garbage creature that practically serves no purpose at all. It's got everything a salty old janitor could ever want.

One thing, though. It takes an awful long time to flatten garbage. I'm talking a minute or more, depending on how many flimsy poles I toss in there. If our capital ships can boogie at faster than light speeds, why can't we make a few walls slide toward one another at a speed that outpaces a Hutt's leisurely stroll?

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A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope 
Friday, December 14, 2007, 03:06 PM - blogFoo

Reconsidering Star Wars IV in the light of I-III

If we accept all the Star Wars films as the same canon, then a lot that happens in the original films has to be reinterpreted in the light of the prequels. As we now know, the rebel Alliance was founded by Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Bail Organa. What can readily be deduced is that their first recruit, who soon became their top field agent, was R2-D2.

Consider: at the end of RotS, Bail Organan orders 3PO's memory wiped but not R2's. He wouldn't make the distinction casually. Both droids know that Yoda and Obi-Wan are alive and are plotting sedition with the Senator from Alderaan. They know that Amidala survived long enough to have twins and could easily deduce where they went. However, R2 must make an impassioned speech to the effect that he is far more use to them with his mind intact: he has observed Palpatine and Anakin at close quarters for many years, knows much that is useful and is one of the galaxy's top experts at hacking into other people's systems. Also he can lie through his teeth with a straight face. Organa, in immediate need of espionage resources, agrees.

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If LotR Had Been Written By Someone Else!? 
Friday, December 14, 2007, 03:02 PM - blogFoo
Good ones in the comments:

"Gandalf, Gandalf! Take the ring!
I am too small to carry this thing!"

"I can not, will not hold the One.
You have a slim chance, but I have none.
I will not take it on a boat,
I will not take it across a moat.
I cannot take it under Moria,
that's one thing I can't do for ya.
I would not bring it into Mordor,
I would not make it to the border."

-excerpt from Dr. Suess's FOTR.


The King of the Nazgul (KotN) fingered the safety buckle that secured the shortsword in it's scabbard. It was modeled after the Gladius design, making it wholly inadequate for going up against Elven armour, but it was perfectly suited for being jammed in the collarbone of a Hobbit 'merc, without calling too much attention to it's owner. His XO, "Camel" Khamul had used a similar weapon in numerous CoIN missions in North Gondor, where he had been sent to disrupt "Elrond's" supply fellowships sneaking down the Is-ild-ur trail.
The KotN smiled, even without a head. This mission was almost going to be a mead-run. Taking out a squad of sleeping halflings was going to be easier than slaying Wyvyrns sitting on a tarmac...

-Hunt for the Ring, Tom Clancy

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I want this on a T-Shirt 
Friday, December 14, 2007, 02:56 PM - blogFoo

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All your Base 
Friday, December 14, 2007, 02:53 PM - blogFoo

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P. T. Barnum Economics 
Friday, December 14, 2007, 02:52 PM - blogFoo
Found on the Internet:

I know Barnum was never actually quoted as saying this , but it has fallen into accepted usage.

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Welcome back to blogging 
Friday, December 29, 2006, 02:15 PM - blogFoo
Albiet belatedly, to Nathan over at Pointless Musings.

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