Alphabet Blocks for a Geek Baby
"Amateur engineer/designer" Jonathan M. Guberman made his newborn son a set of custom engraved wooden alphabet blocks, with "things that his mother and I were looking forward to sharing with him" on 4 of the 6 sides. (See them all here)
"The only real rule I followed in choosing subjects was trying to maintain an even gender balance" which makes them even more awesome. (Of course, your choices for certain letters may vary)
posted by oneswellfoop
on Jan 22, 2014 -
Came across this video
today and thought I'd share.
The original track of Darth Vader's voice as performed by the British actor that played him, David Prowse
. Imagine how different Star Wars
would have been if they had left it like this.
From the 2004 documentary Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy
posted by WhoseVoice
on Feb 8, 2010 -
The Darth Side: Memoirs of a Monster.
Vader blogs from under the helmet. Best read out loud in a tinny James Earl Jones voice with mechanized breathing. First post is here
. (Historian's note: the blog starts shortly before Empire Strikes Back
, and his current entry is written during the storming of Hoth.)
posted by brownpau
on Apr 27, 2005 -
The Dark Side
of the Washington National Cathedral. Is this real? If so, why would they put an icon of evil on the outside of this place, "intended for national purposes, such as public prayer, thanksgiving, funeral orations, etc.,and assigned to the special use of no particular Sect of denomination, but equally open to all."
posted by zanpo
on Dec 20, 2001 -