A guy named Michael Williams is running in the Republican primary for the 5th Congressional District seat in Alabama. He proposes a 1% tax on all science fiction and space-related merchandise to fund NASA. Check out this article from The Huntsville Times.
Don’t stop reading there. Continue on to the part where the pro-life candidate wants to fund research to safely remove unborn babies from their mothers for “pre-birth adoptions”. The article doesn’t say, but I presume that the poor fetus would then be reimplanted in an adoptive mother. Didn’t some of us see a weird baby swapping Asian movie once?
Never one to be caught unprepared, Mr. Williams also has ideas about when extraterrestrial colonies should be allowed to declare their independence.
Note that this guy has a master’s degree in political science and works at Publix.
… don’t forget what comes out May 16th. Rumor has it that this is a much more mature film than that Jar-Jar fiasco. And I can’t wait to see Yoda wielding a lightsaber!
It even made the cover of Time this week. Good content.
When I reported on The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy DVD earlier, I said to myself, “Self, now all I need is Red Dwarf on DVD and my life will be complete.” Well, last night I received an email from the official Red Dwarf web site announcing that Red Dwarf DVDs would start coming out next November!
If you’ve never heard of Red Dwarf (and even if you have) it’s the story of Dave Lister, the last surviving human in the universe who lives on the huge mining space ship Red Dwarf with a hologram of his dead roomate (the anal Arnold Rimmer), Holly (the shipboard computer), a creature evolved from the ship’s cat (creatively named Cat), and Kryten (a cleaning mechanoid with more brains than the rest of the crew put together).
This hillarious series has run for eight seasons (of six to eight 1/2-hour episodes each) on BBC. Right now they’re making a feature film! If you love British comedies, Red Dwarf is one of the best. Check it out.
I think that if we had known these rules back when we were in college, we all would have been better off.
Oh frabjous day! Back in January I reported that The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (the BBC television version) was out on DVD in England. I went on to complain about DVD region encoding. Today I learned that this DVD will be out in the U.S. on April 30! Hoopy!
Also, The Salmon of Doubt will be released in hardcover on May 7. This collection of short stories, speeches, articles, interviews, and letters by Douglas Adams promises to be overshadowed by the inclusion of his unfinished novel, a move that is sure to generate debate about the plundering of materials that dead writers choose not to publish.
What a marevelous application of technology. A beer mug that knows when it’s empty! What could be more gunter than this?
Since I am always in search of the perfect font for some project or other,
I thought I’d share an AWESOME font site – www.dingbatpages.com.
They even have the Maul
Bats – a font comprised of Darth Mauls.
Have you ever tried to visualize just how big a million is? A billion? Trillion? The MegaPenny Project is here to help you get a handle on just how big these numbers are.