Saturday, May 31, 2014

Star Wash thoughts

I was just a kid when I read in a Danish sunday paper a big article about Star Wars. So at first I thought it said "Star Wash", maybe because it rhymes with car wash.

So what's the deal with everybody getting a hand cut off? Is that a symbolism I don't know?

They sure look good on blu-ray, particularly the newest ones. I don't really understand those who are not satisfied with cinema video quality, these films were made with some of the earliest cinema-resolution video cameras ever created (they were even prototypes developed in concert with LucasFilm), and the result looks just great to me.

... And the electric version

CalgaryMark found this electric version, could be cool if you have no hills or thermal upwinds.

(Who invented that company name? What a mouthful.)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Mini sailplane

[Thanks to Ian P]

Damn cool. He runs five steps and he's flying!
I want one.

Archaeopteryx from Ruppert Composite on Vimeo.

Star Wars according to a 3 year old

She's so bright.
"... how to do his little light-up sword..."!

LucasFilm actually put this in the extras in the 8-disk SW collection!

And many more. Like this brilliant one:

(I recommend watching big on YT.)

... I was never all that much into the stories of star wars, but I loved many of the visuals and things like those huge walkers. They are just such a brilliant idea, and moved so well, sort of gracefully yet ponderously.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Joan Jett - Dirty Deeds and more

(Tush I've posted before, but it's delightfully naughty, and has some great guitar work.)