Ok, it’s not funny. Well, it’s kinda funny. It would be less funny if Russia wasn’t generally a douche about things like human rights; you know, if, say, Canada’s rings had malfunctioned, everyone would be apologizing and Twitter would be afloat with comments like “ohh, sorry” instead of the ones that are up there right now, like ‘Oops. Malfunction! One of the massive Olympic doilies is broke. Someone must pay!’ and ‘£30Billion and they couldn’t even get the rings right!’
But seriously though Pootie Poot, don’t shoot a stage hand for this.
…and for all of you people out there who would rather have the Sochi Ouchi read to you, I’ll let Christina Marie tell you allllll about it:
Lately I have needed to laugh my ass off to get through what we’ll call one of the crappier times of our lives here at JimOnLight.com. Things are looking up, however, and that means the laughs have become natural again!
I can’t have all of these awesome laughs all to myself, I just don’t see that it’s fair to the Universe. So take this next few minutes and just LAUGH!
Got something funny you want me to post? Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
As Peter Mayhew put it, the guy who made Chewbacca all that he is in its hairy presence, “Giant man need giant cane.. small cane snap like toothpick…. besides.. my light saber cane is just cool.. I would miss it.”
Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew was detained at Denver International Airport on June 3 because TSA thought his light saber cane was dangerous. So, his oversized acrylic light saber cane was dangerous. You guys at the TSA do know that light sabers don’t quite exist yet, right? You have several of my 8″ crescent wrenches, and definitely a handful of Gerber tools you’ve taken from me over the years. I still will never understand why you tell me I can have a 7″ crescent wrench but not an 8″ crescent wrench every single time you take one from me. If I had a 7″ crescent would you tell me I could only have a 6″ crescent?
From an article at CNET:
Mayhew’s explanation for this cane possession was very simple: “Giant man need giant cane.. small cane snap like toothpick…. besides.. my light saber cane is just cool.. I would miss it.”
Who could possibly argue with that? Well, the TSA folks wanted to.
However, quite extraordinarily, American Airlines intervened. Mayhew is an extremely frequent flyer and it seems that someone from the airline may have whispered to the TSA: “Do you really think a famous actor is going to hijack a plane with a lightsaber cane?”
Or words with that same ultimate meaning.
This was not before some of Mayhew’s Twitter followers made merry with this terrestrial nonsense.
One, Shane Moore, offered: “@TheWookieeRoars Chewie hijacks plane with light saber… takes passengers to Kashyyyk. Story tonight at 10!”
Mr. Mayhew, who goes by TheWookieeRoars on Twitter, took to Twitter to let the world know what was up. Chewbacca was just flying home from the Denver Comi-con, and TSA decided to snag his cane because it “looked dangerous.” After a little bit, some magic happened — TSA released a statement because Mayhew sent out a tweet to 20,000+ followers. As you’ll notice in the picture above, it took three TSA agents to detain Mr. Mayhew, and I’m sure an entire communications department to decide what they should do that someone called them out on being ridiculous. Oh, I love paying tax money for these people. I have no job, and they have eleventy jobs.
Here’s a better shot of that awesome cane:
As Google Glass comes (and maybe just goes), I am pretty excited to see how the Lighting and Entertainment Industry will glean onto this bit of robo-tech. Part of me thinks that I could write some interfaces that might do things like give me a color temperature feedback or calculate HSV for me based on the overall color of one of the snapshots I grab from the Glass…
… but then there’s a part of me that wonders what happens when the drunken douchebaggery of being in the Entertainment Industry will kick in and push Google Glass to a secondary level of Creeper Hell.
Are you gonna be a Glasshole? Let’s find out!
Thanks to Geeks are Sexy for the video!
This. Is. Awesome.
Fair enough, I feel completely satisfied I k now what to do now!
From Flickr user maxticket
For the first time in my life, Thanksgiving Day did not consist of turkey, stuffing, cranberry whatever, and pumpkin pie. Know why? American Thanksgiving 2012 is on Thursday, November 22, 2012; Canadian Thanksgiving was on October 8, 2012! Ah, the sweet buzz of tryptophan. Good times.
For those of you who had to work today too, let’s have a laugh!
Happy Thanksgiving, America! I hope it was awesome!