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  1. Stackpole_The_Hobbit

    Stackpole_The_Hobbit Jedi Master star 6

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    ITT we post news stories we find interesting or topical humour. I do like a funny-headline thread, so here it is.

    From TheRegister.co.uk:


    [blockquote]Virgin Galactic leases itself a spaceport

    Now looking to book Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes

    By Austin Modine in San Francisco
    2nd January 2009 20:38 GMT

    Virgin Galactic has signed with the state of New Mexico to build the nation's first rocketplane spaceport for flinging wealthy customers out of Earth's atmosphere.

    The suborbital-tourism firm owned by British billionaire Richard Branson inked the 20-year lease agreement this week to establish its HQ at the planned state-funded facility, dubbed Spaceport America (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/09/05/virgin_spaceport_terminal_design_pics/).

    Construction of the $198m spaceport is expected to begin as early as April, thanks to the Federal Aviation Administration granting a launch license to the New Mexico Spaceport Authority just days before the pact with Virgin Galactic. Committing Virgin to the spot was one condition that state officials had to meet before they could tap into approximately $140m of legislative funding for the project.
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    "The signing of this agreement is a momentous day for our state and has cemented New Mexico as the home of commercial space travel," Governor Bill Richardson said in a statement. "I want to thank Virgin Galactic for partnering with us to create a whole new industry that is going to transform the economy of Southern New Mexico - creating thousands of jobs, generating money for education, boosting tourism and attracting other companies and economic opportunities to the area."

    From Spaceport America, wealthy passengers paying $200k each will be flung into suborbital space, where they will briefly experience weightlessness (due to free-fall, rather than from their pockets being $200k lighter).

    The agreement coincides with the beginning of test flights for Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnight Two carrier craft in Mojave, California. The aircraft was developed from the original WhiteKnight, which piggybacked the Ansari X Prize-winning SpaceShipOne into space in 2004. Virgin plans to begin trials of the passenger-carrying SpaceShip Two rocketplanes this year, as well.

    Spaceport America punters say there have already been several commercial launches at the site since April 2007 from aerospace firms such as Lockheed Martin, Armadillo Aerospace, UP Aerospace, Microgravity Enterprises, and Payload Specialties.

    Completion of the terminal and hangar facility is scheduled for completion in 2010. Road construction to the site is already underway. ®
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    [link=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/02/virgin_galactic_leases_spaceport_america/]source[/link]

    Take particular note of the sub-head.
     
  2. Cindy

    Cindy Jedi Youngling star 1

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    You might not think it's funny, but this is roughly what I thought before watching the movies with Nathan.
    The guy who made this has a sense of humor (1:35, 3:08).


    Discovered on Twitter:

    Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it)
    [link=http://vimeo.com/2809991]http://vimeo.com/2809991[/link]

    Text from page:
    My friend Amanda had never seen a whole Star Wars film. When I asked her if she wanted to watch the original trilogy she said that she would, but that she already knew what happens. So I took out my voice recorder and asked her to start from the top.
     
  3. Stackpole_The_Hobbit

    Stackpole_The_Hobbit Jedi Master star 6

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    LOL

    http://bit.ly/3AJK I liked this one, in a not-liking-this-one kind of manner.
     
  4. Stackpole_The_Hobbit

    Stackpole_The_Hobbit Jedi Master star 6

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    [link=http://bit.ly/D47v]Teacher confiscates Linux discs, claims free software is 'illegal'[/link]

    Thanks to Cindy for linking me to this first.
     
  5. Mike-El

    Mike-El Jedi Knight star 3

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    What an inept individual.
     
  6. Mike-El

    Mike-El Jedi Knight star 3

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    Here is on that I found to be funny...

    [link=http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/a863be2b6f/vote-for-lando-calrissian-w-billy-dee-williams-from-fod-team]Vote for Lando[/link]

    and this one made my day

    [link=http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1899220]Kid on laughing gas[/link][face_laugh]

     
  7. Stackpole_The_Hobbit

    Stackpole_The_Hobbit Jedi Master star 6

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    http://www.digitalsomething.com/news/1914.html
     
  8. Mike-El

    Mike-El Jedi Knight star 3

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    [link=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090221/ap_en_tv/hated_husband]Stephen Fowler Story[/link]

    [link=http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.html?playerId=videolandingpage&streamingFormat=FLASH&referralObject=3648591&referralPlaylistId=949437d0db05ed5f5b9954dc049d70b0c12f2749]News Clip[/link]
     
  9. Stackpole_The_Hobbit

    Stackpole_The_Hobbit Jedi Master star 6

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    And here I am with another lol

    [link=http://www.thrfeed.com/2009/02/universal-in-talks-for-battlestar-movie.html]Universal in Talks for Battlestar Movie - the crappy kind[/link]
     
  10. Mike-El

    Mike-El Jedi Knight star 3

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    I am ok with this and I hope it happens.

    It's 2 totally different takes and it will have a much different dynamic.

    It's like all the different takes on the Batman.
     
  11. Stackpole_The_Hobbit

    Stackpole_The_Hobbit Jedi Master star 6

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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/03/zombie_awareness_oz/ THIS IS AWESOME.
     
  12. Mike-El

    Mike-El Jedi Knight star 3

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    So is this, ok, not really

    [link=http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?rn=3906861&cl=12306342&ch=4226713&src=news]MeowWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW![/link]
     
  13. Mike-El

    Mike-El Jedi Knight star 3

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    [link=http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/Death_Star_Attack_Run_On_Twitter_121796.asp]Not so impressed.[/link]

    Can someone help me understand the uniqueness of this?

    Maybe I don't appreciate the effort of it.
     
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