Why Ask Why?

Up the airy mountain, Down the rushy glen, We daren't go a-hunting For fear of little men. - The Fairies, William Allingham “You see, nobody every goes in. Nobody ever comes out!” - The Tinker, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory I'd love to believe the radio silence on my web site caused as much... Continue Reading →

The Lure of the Digital Pitchfork

There aren't any pitchforks wielded by the citizens in 1931's Frankenstein. Even though the popular image of the angry, torch wielding mob originated with that film, it's not entirely clear where pitchforks entered the picture. Nonetheless, pitchforks became synonymous with large crowds filled with overwhelming, and sometimes misplaced, rage. Today, the internet has made the... Continue Reading →

Remembering Alan Young

Mickey's Christmas Carol was my favorite Disney short cartoon as a kid. While I loved Lonesome Ghosts and Clockcleaners quite a bit, I absolute fell in love with the Disney retelling of the Dickens classic. It came on TV once with a Making Of feature that we recorded, and I remember almost wearing that tape... Continue Reading →

Confessions of a Theme Park Atheist

Anywhere you look, you'll find rivalries. Yankees vs. Red Sox. Marvel vs. DC. Coke vs. Pepsi. The list goes on and on, with the only certainty being that devout fans of one side have little, if anything, good to say about the other. Theme parks are no different. While people might have a particular favorite,... Continue Reading →

A Few Thoughts on Comcast and DreamWorks Animation

The term game changer gets overused too often. It's become go to hyperbole for the ad industry and a crutch in rave reviews of films and video games. You could argue it's become a meaningless buzz word at this point, as few things given the label live up to the hype. That said, Comcast purchasing DreamWorks Animation is a game changer in every sense of the word.

Path of the Just

The chief concern of the Just is the well being of the many; of least concern is himself One who is Just shall harm no one, unless the lives of other are at stake One who is Just shall help all those who require his aid, even his greatest foe The values of the Just are Honor, Loyalty, Valor, Discipline, Faith and Humility One who is Just shall judge not through words, but deeds One who is Just shall give his life before violating a vow of honor One who is just must always allow for the possibility that he is wrong

The Planet Sized Nail Problem

The major action franchises in Hollywood have a problem. It's a problem that will sooner or later plague them all, from brainless popcorn fare like Transformers and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, to the beloved Marvel films. It's a problem that will confront relatively down to Earth franchises like Fast and Furious to the interstellar frontiers of the Star Wars and Star Trek films. And with each passing sequel or addition to their expanded cinematic universe, the problem grows worse. It's the Planet Sized Nail.

Freeform Friday: Ten Common Questions for Your Stormtrooper Interview

No doubt you've seen the posters lining the streets on your home world, or perhaps you've even gone on the holonet and seen the latest advertisements. Or perhaps you've had the unique privilege of knowing or even being related to one of the few and the proud, and you want to follow in their footsteps. No matter how you received the call, the end result is the same: You want to be an Imperial Stormtrooper! But even though you've gotten yourself into peak physical condition, brushed up on Imperial regulations, practicing riding large lizards at the local galactic fair or even gone a step beyond and practiced on the gun range, there's still one major hurdle to overcome. The Imperial Entrance Interview is one of the most feared in the job market, but never fear! We've assembled the ten most common questions asked of prospective Stormtroopers, and how best to answer them!

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