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  • A liberal teleworking policy

    How A Liberal Teleworking Policy Led to the Demise of the Jedi Council.

    The members of the Council really start to take advantage of the policy at the beginning of Episode III. Everyone has watched Obi-Wan hologram-in for months and decides to make up their own bullshit excuse to just hologram into the meeting.

    [Via Extenuating Circumstances]

  • Team GB didn't really think their bag choices through

    Team GB didn't really think their bag choices through:

    Flying brings with it all kinds of tribulations, but one of the most tedious has to be the wait for your luggage after hours in the sky.

    Those interminable moments feel even worse when you keep picking up someone else's bag thinking it's yours.

    So spare a thought for Team GB this week, who discovered a little late that carrying identical red luggage is a recipe for airport confusion. […]

  • Penguin meets Doctor Who

    Doctor Who reimagined as Penguin Books:

    Doctor Who and The Daleks book cover

    Lovely work.

    [Via Pop Loser No. 68]

  • When Life Is A Product Hunt

    Carl Steadman's When Life Is A Product Hunt:

    The technology enthusiast powers on his new piece of precision design and finest craftsmanship with giddy anticipation.

    […]

    He who knows the future is inevitable power-cycles the technology product one last time because why the hell not.

    Funny, and depressing.

  • Legend

    I feel all nostalgic after reading How Netflix and Ridley Scott Conspired To Ruin My Childhood, Sort Of::

    Bust out the arts and crafts kits and lose your pants, Tor.com, for the Movie Rewatch of Great Nostalgia is back!

    Today's entry is that fount of restraint and realism: 1985's Legend. Ooooh yeah.

    […]

    ME: So, what do we remember about this movie?

    […]

    LIZ: There are people who worked on this movie who are still finding glitter in their stuff today.

    ME: I believe it.

    It's a long time since I've watched it, but having loved Alien and watched Blade Runner a good half a dozen times during its' initial cinema release I was definitely up for a look at what Ridley Scott did next.

    Legend didn't live up to Scott's previous two films, but it still made a deep impression on me. Tim Curry's performance is to this day what I think any self-respecting cinematic Embodiment of Evil should aspire to. (And don't get me started on the scene where Mia Sara's character finds herself seduced by an especially alluring dress before Tim Curry makes his entrance. I even enjoyed a post-Risky Business Tom Cruise stretching himself a bit as the hero of the story. It's been far too long since I rewatched Legend, but it looks as if it isn't available via any of the streaming services I use.

    I might even have to consider investing in a shiny plastic disk.

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