Thursday, October 7, 2010

Steampunk Lightsaber

This lightsaber, designed by flickr user akdksvr, looks really cool, but I have a feeling this would be more of hindrance if they had used something like this. More pics of this light saber here. And you can check out more Star Wars based designs here.

Following up

Cell phone camera footage of  Captain Jack Sparrow's surprise appearance at the Meridian Primary School in Greenwich.

Is it bad that I love this meme?

Princess Christy and Viet Dac Biet run a very funny, "shit my dad says" kind of blog called High Expectations Asian Father, "the image macro dedicated to the bitchiest parents in the world. Too bad we love them." 

Stop what you're doing and watch this.

Produced by the Blender Foundation’s Blender Institute (of Big Buck Bunny fame) to promote the foundation’s open source 3D graphics suite, the stunning CGI short Sintel — the Dutch word for ember — tells the story of a girl on a quest to find her missing pet dragon.

Sintel is an independently produced short film, initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve and validate the free/open source 3D creation suite Blender. With initial funding provided by 1000s of donations via the internet community, it has again proven to be a viable development model for both open 3D technology as for independent animation film.

So, this happened

9-year-old writes letter to Captain Jack Sparrow asking for help in staging a mutiny against her teachers. Johnny Depp — who is in London filming Pirates Of The Caribbean 4 — shows up at her Greenwich school dressed as Jack Sparrow to surprise her.