Doctor Who Poem

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Doctor Who fans get ready, for the best poem you will ever read. I might be exaggerating a bit when I say this, partly because I wrote it and partly because I am a Doctor Who fan. Anywho, I wrote this poem on Doctor Who based off the first episode in the fifth series (The Eleventh Hour). Hopefully you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Geronimo!

Test Your Apple Knowledge

Did you get Walter Isaacson’s new Steve Jobs biography yet? If not, order it now! But if you have it, you can use it to test your knowledge of all things . At the beginning, there’s a Character list, showing all who had a connection to Jobs, most through Apple. Count how many of the fifty-seven people you already know of. (I got thirty-one.)

The Tragedy of Yoda

By Eric Weber and Nicholas Ward

Yoda was an unhappy Jedi. For centuries, he had fantasized of living in Dagobah. He’d even planned out his dream home and drawn up the blueprints. However, Jedi Laborers United wouldn’t give him adequate vacation time (one minute every decade just didn’t cut it).

So, he wrote the prophecy of the Chosen One and set in motion all the events of the Sith return, culminating in his “exile” to the swamp planet. He planned out every move of both the Jedi and the Sith, and after copping out of killing Sidious, he slunk off to his dream home.

His rest, however, was interrupted by a young whippersnapper who wanted training. Yoda, wanting to get some good out of it, made the boy help with his new landscaping and called it “Jedi training.” However, he grew tired, and decided to cheat him out of all but a few months of his 20-year training and telling him he had become a Jedi. The gullible idiot fell for it! Yoda also got the kid to leave by convincing him his “friends” needed help on some obscure planet in the middle of nowhere.

But his peace wouldn’t last. An old ghost, whose name Yoda could never remember, appeared and started rambling about something or other.  Then suddenly, one day, when Yoda was just thinking peace would be his at last, the ungrateful brat of an apprentice came back and killed him. And even after his death, the old irritating ghost kept wanting to hang out with him. Thus endeth the tragic life of Yoda.

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Middle-Earth in LEGO!

At BrickWorld 2011, a group of awesome people presented one of the greatest LEGO model collections ever: fifteen scenes from The Lord of the Rings! All are meticulously detailed, grand in scale, and easily recognizable. Check out the pictures here, but be ready for incredibility! (via TheOneRing.net)

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LotR Extended Editions in Theaters

An extremely special event is taking place in AMC theaters this month. The Lord of the Rings films are coming back to the big screen, in their full Extended Editions. Each of the three movies plays a different week, on Tuesday. On the 14th, I saw The Fellowship of the Ring in Phoenix. I noticed some changes, even from the Extended Editions on DVD; several lines were added (when the characters’ mouths were hidden, so only the audio had to be changed). But most of all, I realized that this, in their uncut entirety and big-screen glory, is how the greatest films ever made were meant to be seen.

Why now? Well, the Extended Editions are finally releasing on Blu-ray this month. For a rather long (but interesting) overview of the trilogy’s home video releases, watch this video by author J.W. Braun. They’ll become available on the 28th, the day Return of the King shows in theaters, so the showings build up to the release.

So what are you waiting for? If you live close enough to a participating theater (PDF download), buy your tickets here!

Hobbit Movie Release Dates Announced

The titles and release dates for both parts of The Hobbit, Peter Jackson’s upcoming adaption of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic, were announced today. On December 14, 2012, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will hit theaters. That’s 565 days by my count. The second half, The Hobbit: There and Back Again (from the book’s subtitle) will come December 13, 2013 (929 days). Check out the full story, which also lists the impressive cast, here. The movies will unfortunately be released in 3D, but with impressive 48 fps frame rates.