Star Wars Medley

Check out this musically delightful and wonderfully entertaining arrangement of familiar themes from the music of Star Wars for violin and voice, performed by Lindsey Stirling and Peter Hollens! And on a related note, here is a book that might be a perfect gift for the stormtrooper in your life:   [Read more…]

It’s a Tarp

I blogged today about a question that was intended to distract from a discussion of evolution and the shortcomings of young-earth creationism, and one person quipped on in a comment, ‘as the good Admiral would say…’ That reference was of course to the popular Admiral Ackbar “It’s a trap” meme. That in turn reminded me [Read More…]

I Find Your Faith Disturbing

Jeremy Smith came across a sticker that took a phrase from Star Wars in what was intended to be an atheistic direction: In Star Wars: A New Hope, Darth Vader says “I find your lack of faith disturbing” to a skeptic of the Force. Jeremy Smith finds a more positive interpretation of the phrase: religious faith should [Read More…]

Jedi Philosophical Conundrum

Even imaginary philosophies and religions have trouble avoiding all contradictions. HT Tom Verenna on Facebook   [Read more…]

Happy 4th of July!

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Goodbye, Google Reader!

    Thanks to Jeremy Myers for the inspiration to make the above image!   [Read more…]

The Hero’s Journey as Explained by Puppets

Thanks to IO9 to sharing this explanation of Joseph Campbell’s idea of the hero’s journey, the set of standard features that recur in human storytelling, sometimes referred to as the monomyth. It actually does an impressive job of illustrating not just that there are recurring features, but also that myths, legends, and storytelling often switch [Read More…]

Happy Vader’s Day

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1 Corinthians 13 in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Unvirtuous Abbey posted this status update on Facebook: If I speak in the tongues of men or R2 units, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or bleeping android. Someone added the comment: If I am fluent in over six million forms of communication, but have not love, I am nothing. [Read More…]

Doctor Who Star Wars Mash-Up

Like many mash-ups, this Doctor Who Episode II: Attack of the Sontarans trailer makes little sense. But like many mash-ups, it is still entertaining, and impressive in what it shows about how it is possible to take people from one movie or TV show and weave them effectively into another. [Read more…]