(Tactical High Energy Laser) is an anti-missile weapon jointly developed by the US and Israel (at great expense) to track and destroy incoming Katyusha
rockets. It had even been recently suggested to deploy it in Iraq
. Unfortunately, it seems that the program was shelved in September 'cause it doesn't work
. You know the rest
posted by Skeptic
on Aug 1, 2006 -
is a fabulous conceptual artist best known for his work on the Star Wars
films. His new webpage showcases his art from the past 25+ years. He now has Parkinson's and cannot draw anymore, but it is an amazing site.
posted by bove
on Jul 6, 2006 -
MacSaber! Turn Your Mac Into a Jedi Weapon.
I cannot explain how much fun I had slashing co-workers with a laptop today.
Be careful not too get too excited. You don't want to lose your grasp on the MacBook or shake so hard you damage the hard drive. Great to try once. Or in my case, 20 minutes straight.
posted by jragon
on May 20, 2006 -
Romance Of The Jedi.
Yet another Brokeback-esque mashup, but at least this one doesn't use text nor that guitar song. Please, PLEASE, let this be the last one.
posted by HiveMind
on Feb 4, 2006 -
The Backstroke of the West!
Screen shots from a street-purchased dvd of Revenge of the Sith. Apparently translated into Chinese and back again for subtitles.
He big in nothing important in good elephant... Palpatine talking about Obi Wan.
posted by jasper411
on Jun 17, 2005 -
The Dark Side Is The Best Sauce
I'm not sure if the cartoonist has their own personal LiveJournal, but the one for the comic is rather adorable and funny. It's just a handful of strips thus far, and they're terribly spoilery for Star Wars: Episode III. But still worth a quick look.
posted by FunkyHelix
on Jun 13, 2005 -
How Stuff works tackles a biggie....its all about lightsabers!
"The big advantage of using a lightsaber, of course, is that you can both cut and toast the bagel in one stroke."
posted by ShawnString
on May 5, 2005 -
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 One Man Star Wars Trilogy
is a one-hour, high energy, nonstop blast through the first three Star Wars films. The catch is, there's only one cast member.
Charles Ross, the writer and solo performer, spent too much of his childhood in a galaxy far, far away- adulthood has been similar. Ross plays all the characters, recreates the effects, sings the music, flies the ships, and fights both sides of the battles.
I'm not so sure I want to see him playing Carrie Fisher, especially in E6
posted by Hands of Manos
on Jan 20, 2005 -