Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Three pop culture items

Three cheers for Shellac.

Have a looksy at the British version of the Mac vs. PC ad.

If you have young children, think carefully before exposing them to Star Wars. Our son first saw the films last summer and now he is beyond obsessed. He has a book called the Ultimate Visual Guide to Star Wars. The book goes beyond the movies to the tie-in comics, video games, cartoons and backs of cereals boxes. Our son studies it like a Zen initiate puzzling over his koans. He makes specific note of items not actually seen in the movies.

Grown-ups will enjoy this essay on reconsidering the original Star Wars in light of the prequels. The real heroes are Chewbacca and R2-D2. For our son, there is no difference in the originals and the prequels. Sigh.

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