The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

More musings on Star Wars

If we accept all the Star Wars films as the same canon, then a lot that happens in the original films has to be reinterpreted in the light of the prequels. As we now know, the rebel Alliance was founded by Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Bail Organa. What can readily be deduced is that their first recruit, who soon became their top field agent, was R2-D2.

Via Jason Kottke, A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope Reconsidering Star Wars IV in the light of I-III

An interesting reinterpretation of Star Wars IV–VI, notwithstanding the fact that George Lucas was making everything up as he went along, especially for episodes I–III but he doesn't care—he's got our money and besides, geeks live for explaining continuity errors in science fiction series (and amusingly enough, nothing that went on in Episodes I–III matched what he wrote about in “Bantha Tracks”—I know this because my friend Hoade used to get this newsletter as a kid).


I just like the quote.

“It's got kind of a slacker appeal, a no-resistance story line.” Animators and children's TV creators around the world must see Scooby and ask themselves: Why can't my crappy show become iconic?

Dog Gone: Scooby-Doo creator Iwao Takamoto died this week, but his legacy lives on.

But it wasn't as if the creators of Scooby-Doo were perfect—far from it and I can prove it with one word (or is it two?):

Scrappy-Doo.

But despite that, Scooby-Doo did reach iconic status.

Somehow.


Sorry, English speakers need not ride

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)—A school bus driver let Rachel Armstrong's three children board the bus Monday morning, but he warned them that he wouldn't give them a ride home that afternoon, nor could they ever ride his route again.

The problem: Armstrong's 10-year-old twin girls and 8-year-old son speak English. According to their mother, the driver told them the route had been designated for non-English speakers only.

Via Gates of Vienna, Students kept from bus in St. Paul; told reserved for those learning English

Has desegregation busing gotten such a bum rap that the pendulum has swung around again? Have we gone back to “separate but equal”?

Why didn't I get the memo?

Was there a memo?

I'm horribly confused.

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