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  1. FaLLeN-AnGeL Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Dec 3, 2001
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    I've recently subscribed to an e-mail thingo with "This Is True" news or something like that. I finally found a story worth taking out and sharing with you...

    SITH SENSE: Inspired by the Star Wars film "Revenge Of The Sith", Mark
    Webb, 20, and Shelley Mandiville, 17, decided to get a video of their
    own "light saber" duel. Not having access to Hollywood special effects,
    the couple from Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England, filled two
    fluorescent light tubes with gasoline and lit them on fire. Burn unit
    doctors say they have a 50 percent chance of survival, and police are
    trying to find the cameraman to learn more about what happened. (London
    Evening Standard)
  2. soneil Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Nov 30, 2000
    star 4
    [link=http://www.widro.com/throwpaper.html]Who's got game![/link]
  3. Darth_Soup Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Oct 15, 2001
    star 3
    I saw this in my fave webcomic yesterday..... it seemed very apt for all comic/scifi/geeks :)

    [image=http://www.pvponline.com/archive/2005/pvp20050714.gif]

    DS [face_laugh]
  4. Stinky_jawa Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Dec 7, 2000
    star 4
    [link=http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~red5/coaltrain.ppt]Ouch[/link]
  5. FaLLeN-AnGeL Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Dec 3, 2001
    star 4
    Holy sh**!! All that just from a melted wheel bearing?! Wow!
  6. Stinky_jawa Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Dec 7, 2000
    star 4
    Yeah, I think (and I bet they do too) in hind-sight, they probably shouldnt have stopped there ;)
  7. soneil Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Nov 30, 2000
    star 4
    [link=http://www.nothingtodo.co.uk/view.php?id=1307]Test your light saber skills.[/link]
  8. Stinky_jawa Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Dec 7, 2000
    star 4
    (I gave up at 46,000.. lol.. sorta cheated though. move the saber to the top or bottom and go away for 30mins or so, the drones kill themselves and cant hit you)

    Anyway.. anyone else seen [link=http://earth.google.com/]Earth Google?[/link] It's damn neat. Although, you sort of need to have somewhere in mind that you want to look at. And the search thingy is kind of.. not good.. sometimes.
  9. Aztek Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 12, 2001
    star 4
    I've been playing with GoogleEarth for a couple of weeks now.

    The only problem I have is that for areas outside of major cities/towns the scan is not as detailed. For example the town where I live is barely recognisable, but I can make out a car sitting on my mother in laws front lawn.
  10. Master_Kaustin Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    May 17, 2002
    star 3
    Yeah that google earth is awesome!

    I can pretty much zoom into my house.. but its cool to look at famous landmarks!
  11. JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2005
    star 4
    Is that the keyhole program? I mucked around with that a few months ago. pretty fun! (We were looking for the minis tirith set in NZ!!!!
  12. soneil Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Nov 30, 2000
    star 4
    [link=http://www.freshtribe.com/video/tom_cruise_kills_oprah.aspx]Tom Cruise Kills Oprah[/link]
  13. FaLLeN-AnGeL Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Dec 3, 2001
    star 4
    This has probably been posted before, and you're probably already seen it before, but I hadn't so I'm posting it. I thought it was funny and I'm pretty sure I've broken almost all of the rules in it, but still... [link=http://www.linuxbench.org/Posting.swf]Posting and You![/link]
  14. JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2005
    star 4
    HA HA! I must annoy so many Oldbies!
  15. soneil Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Nov 30, 2000
    star 4
    [link=http://www.oneil.com.au/conviction.jpg]New perfume![/link]
  16. FaLLeN-AnGeL Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Dec 3, 2001
    star 4
    That perfume is hella funny...

    Soup sent me this e-mail today:

    Why ARE Men Happier ?
    Men Are Just Happier People-- What do you expect from such simple creatures?
    Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care
    of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack.

    You can be President. You can never be pregnant. You can wear a white
    T-shirt to a water park. You can wear NO shirt to a water park. Car
    mechanics tell you the truth.

    The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to another gas station
    restroom because this one is just too icky. You don't have to stop and think
    of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Same work, more pay. Wrinkles add
    character. Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100. People never stare at your
    chest when you're talking to them.

    The occasional well-rendered belch is practically expected. New shoes don't
    cut, blister, or mangle your feet. One mood all the time. Phone
    conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about tanks. A
    five-day vacation requires only one suitcase. You can open all your own
    jars. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. If
    someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend.

    Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack. Three pairs of shoes are more than
    enough. You almost never have strap problems in public. You are unable to
    see wrinkles in your clothes. Everything on your face stays its original
    color. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You only have to
    shave your face and neck.

    You can play with toys all your life. Your belly usually hides your big
    hips. One wallet and one pair of shoes one color for all seasons. You can
    wear shorts no matter how your legs look. You can "do" your nails with a
    pocket knife. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.

    You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.

    No wonder men are happier
  17. Stinky_jawa Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Dec 7, 2000
    star 4
    This is why you dont buy Pirate dvd's of movies that were in english, translated to chinese, and then subtitled to english from the chinese translation (if that makes sense)

    [link=http://americaninlebanon.blogspot.com/2005/07/backstroke-of-west.html]StarWars ROTS Subtitles[/link] ;)

    (ps - you shouldnt buy pirate dvd's full stop anyway)
  18. Jedi_Nat Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 28, 2000
    star 5
    Now I don't get many emails (mostly junk I've subcribed to), but I found this one that was sent to me many moons ago. I found it on one of my disks while I was cleaning...

    You were a Child of the 80's if:

    * You know what a burnout is
    * You know the profound meaning of Wax On, Wax Off
    * You know that another name for a keyboard is a synthesizer
    * You can name at least half of the elite members of the Brat Pack
    * You wanted to be a Goonie
    * You flet ashamed when Rob Lowe got into trouble for sex with minors and videotaping it, because you like him
    * You know who Max Headroom is
    * You wore flourescent, neon clothing
    * You could breakdnace,or wished you could
    * You wanted to be The Hulk for Halloween
    * You believed in the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power
    * Partying like it's 1999 seemed so far away
    * You thought the Transformers were more than meets the eye
    * You wanted to be on Star Serach or Solid Gold
    * You remembered what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off
    * You thought his leather jacket was cool
    * You used to wear one woollen glove to school too
    * You wore a banana clip at some point during your youth, or knew someone who did
    * You HAD to have your MTV
    * You hold a special place in your heart for Back to the Future
    * You know where to go if you wanna go where everybody knows your name
    * You thought Molly Ringwald was REALLY cool
    * You actually thought Dirty Dancing was a REALLY good movie
    * When you had fights with your siblings you'd say ?Don't make me angry? then pretend to turn your eyes green
    * You have heard of the Cabbage Patch Kids
    * You knew the Artist when he was still called Prince
    * You actually saw Ted Dansen as the MacDaddy he played Sam to be
    * You remember when ATARI was a state of the art video game system
    * And Ping-Pong was tops until Donkey Kong came along, which you thought would never be surpassed
    * You own any cassettes
    * You own any Tiffany cassettes
    * You remember dancing to popstars like Debbie Gibson
    * You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we'd all be living on the moon
    * Glow-worms?
    * You remembr and/or own any of the CareBear Glass collection from Pizza Hut or any other stupid collection they came out with
    * Poltergeist freaked you out
    * You carried your lunch to school in a Gremilns or ET lunchbox
    * You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf
    * You knew what a Doozer is
    * You wore your bike shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish, or knew anyone that did
    * You ever had a Swatch Watch
    * You had a crush on one of the Corey's (Haim or Feldman), or you knew someone that did
    * You remember when Saturday Night was funny
    * You had WonderWoman or Superman underoos
    * You used to laugh at a hairy sock named ALF
    * You remember that spikey flat-tops were all the rave after Top Gun
    * You know what a Whammee is
    * You used to boast about how they would achieve those motorcycle formation shots in ChiPs
    * You used to get in the family car by sliding through the open window of the closed car door window
    * You saw Ghostbusters 7 times
    * You ran around the playground saying ?We came, we saw, we kicked your ass??
    *You knew all the opening monolouges to: The A-Team, StreetHawk and AutoMan

    If you can identify with at least half of this list, then you my friend, are a child of the 80's.
  19. soneil Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Nov 30, 2000
    star 4
    [link=http://www.doubleedgefilms.com/spin/player.html]The real power of DJs[/link] - short film so it may take a while on a slow connection. Worth it though!
  20. Master_Kaustin Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    May 17, 2002
    star 3
    Click on Start...

    Run and type in telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

    Wicked :p hahah some people have tooo much time on there hands!
  21. Kartanym Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2002
    star 6
    [link=http://www.geoffrey.com.au/fun_wife.htm]an amusing program[/link]
  22. FaLLeN-AnGeL Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Dec 3, 2001
    star 4
    I think this has been said somewhere before, but still:

    STUPID, SOME ARE: Police in Janesville, Wisc., responded to a report of
    an armed robber at the Ramada Inn hotel. Witnesses pointed to the
    suspect: a man wearing a "Star Wars" Stormtrooper costume. But he
    wasn't trying to rob the place; he was a vendor at a science fiction
    convention, which is held annually at the hotel. "Apparently some
    people who saw him felt there was a threat," an police spokesman said.
    (Janesville Gazette) ...These aren't the droids you're looking for.

    I got this from [link=http://www.thisistrue.com/]ThisIsTrue.com[/link]
  23. Stinky_jawa Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Dec 7, 2000
    star 4
    Ok, I'll post it, but consider this a spoiler warning if you dont want to know about the extra scenes, dont read it!


    Had his emailed to me this morning:




    Lucas WILL release all the films in a special boxset in November this year. He will also release a Prequel boxset seperatly for those who already have the original trolgy boxset. The biggest news is however that many more changes HAVE been made to the films (mainly episodes IV-VI).

    Below is the details for every disk being released in the boxset containing all the films.

    THE PHANTOM MENACE:
    New Digital and Audio transfer
    The Changes:-
    1. Some of Jar Jar Binks's lines have been removed and changed

    2. Improved CGI backgrounds in certain scenes

    3. Yoda's facial expressions are now mostly CGI

    Features:-
    Slightly altered audio commentary
    Deleted Scenes
    Original Theatrical Trailers
    TV Spots
    Duel Of The Fates Music Video Featuring John Williams
    Collection of Photographs of Cast,Crew & Production


    ATTACK OF THE CLONES:
    New Digital and Audio transfer
    The Changes:-
    1. The Jedi Raid on the Droid Control ship has been completed and added to the film (completed footage filmed during episode III)

    2. The noises Yoda makes while fighting Dooko have been changed

    3. One of C-3PO's lines has been changed and another one has been removed

    Features:-
    Slightly longer audio commentary (beacuse film will be slighly longer)
    Deleted Scenes
    Theatrical Teasers
    Launch Trailer
    TV Spots
    Collection of Photographs of Cast,Crew & Production


    REVENGE OF THE SITH:
    The Additions:
    1. A scene has been added where Yoda explains to Obi-Wan who erased Kamino from the Jedi files and that he is going to await contact on the planet Dagabah (filmed during episode III)

    2. An extended battle on Kassakk

    Features:-
    Audio commentary
    Deleted Scenes
    Theatrical Trailers
    TV Spots
    John Williams Music Video
    Collection of Photographs of Cast,Crew & Production

    EPISODES I-III BONUS DISK:
    'From Dreams to Reality' (in depth making of the Prequel Trilogy including interviews with George Lucas, Rick Macallum, John Williams, Ewan Mc Gregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christian, Samuel L. Jackson, Frank Oz, Anthony Daniels & Christopher Lee) It runs at about 2hrs 40mins

    Preview of 'Clone Wars 3D' television series

    Blooper Reel (over 6 & a half mins)

    'Extending the Saga' (an in-depth look at how the Lucas's orginal plot for Star Wars has changed)

    'CGI'ing the Movies' (an in-depth look at how CGI has had a dramatic effect on the Prequel Trilogy)

    'Saber Fights' (A documentary regarding all the lightsaber fights in the Prequel Trilogy. Presented by Nick Gillard)

    Exclusive DVD-ROM Content


    A NEW HOPE:
    New Digital and Audio transfer
    The Changes:-
    1. The 'Imperial March' music has been added to Vader's first appearence

    2. When Obi-Wan is talking to Luke about his father Anakin�s theme music can heard in the background and when Obi-Wan starts talking about Vader it changes to the Imperial March

    3. Luke�s lightasber is blue throughout the film

    4. In several scenes where creatures are seen (e.g. The Cantina) some have been replaced by creatures seen in the prequels

    5. The bleeding arm Obi-Wan slices off a creature in the Cantina does not have blood seen on it

    6. Just before the Death Star destroys Alderaan there is a new scene added where different places on the planet can be seen along with Bail Organa & his wife. Shots include Bail being warned of the Death Star, the destrution on the planet which includes massive earthquakes, fire and peopele frantically trying to escape, you see Bail looking up into the blackend sky before the planet totally blows up (filmed during episode III)

    7. The Death Star�s computers and screens have been improved

    8. The opening text crawl has changed (details unknown)

    9. Luke looks upset when Biggs dies and he sheds a tear (all CGI & PRT)

    10. The duel between Vader & Obi-Wan is roughly a minute longer as there are more shots of the lightsabers clashing
  24. JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2005
    star 4
    They're taking out chewies tarzan call?????

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  25. Kartanym Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2002
    star 6
    I'll believe it when I see it...
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