What I Would Have Posted Yesterday

Had I been able to post yesterday (it wasn’t appropriate to post from the meeting, and I couldn’t from the airplane), I would have called your attention to the following:

  • Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the airing of the first episode of Star Trek. Yay! I do have to admit that I didn’t watch it when I was 5-7. I discovered it in reruns.
  • Yesterday, the Onion reported that Caltech Physicists have successfully split a bill. Quoting from the article:

    Sequestered in a private booth at a Pasadena-area Cheesecake Factory for nearly 25 minutes, a party of eight California Institute Of Technology physicists emerged exhausted but visibly excited Friday evening after successfully splitting the bill.

    This is a very funny article; you should go read it. Thanks to mommyathome for bringing it to my attention.


Str Wrs

According to CNN, George Lucas has given his blessing to a 20-minute version of the entire Star Wars saga, done by the same folks that cut all of Shakespeare down to 97 minutes: The Reduced Shakespeare Company. The performance will be filmed during a one-off performance at London’s Criterion Theatre on Aug. 17, and broadcast in Britain in the last week of August. According to RSC’s Adam Long, “This is my boyhood dream, in the space of 20 minutes I’m going to be Jabba the Hutt, Jar Jar Binks, Darth Vader and Anakin Skywalker.”

Wow! How quickly do you think it will be on YouTube 🙂


Beam Me Up…

Sigh. According to CNN, James Doohan (“Scotty”) has died. That’s the second from the original crew. Doohan died at 5:30 a.m. (1330 GMT) at his Redmond, Washington, home with his wife of 28 years, Wende, at his side, Los Angeles agent and longtime friend Steve Stevens said. The cause of death was pneumonia and Alzheimer’s disease, he said.

The work and imagry you created will live on after you. We thank you for sharing your talent.