Star Trek Into Darkness is headed into its second weekend and our own polling shows that many fans plan to see the movie a second (third, fourth, etc.) time. And with repeat viewings there are opportunities for you to spot some little fun ‘easter egg’ tidbits put into the movie. See below for our selection [...]
There’s lots of Star Wars trivia, jokes and crazy fandom in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following: A conversation from July 1981 where George Lucas described the prequels, with a few differences. Electronic Arts plans to reveal their new Star Wars games at E3. Luke Skywalker’s pants from A New [...]
Spanning easy-to-miss easter eggs on Netflix to banana stands on every street corner, the slow burning, appropriately weird marketing effort for Arrested Development made both hardcore fans and those who missed the show the first time itch for May 26. Show More Summary
Around Easter each year, the Gregorian Chant Network organises a residential weekend course for singers of all all levels of experience. Gregorian Chant requires specialised training and this is provided by tutors with a wealth of teaching...Show More Summary
As The New York Times covered the new pope’s first Easter message, its reporter helpfully explained why Christians commemorate Easter as the central event of Christendom: “Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus into heaven three days after He was crucified …” Well, nice try. At least the paper recognized its error and [...]
Today we have easter eggs, and things buried within game worlds for us to find, but in the 80s and 90s quirky little messages were buried even deeper than you could possibly imagine. Wired has put together a great little feature looking at the best examples of all these messages. Some are truly amazing. More »
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In the tropics at heights more than 10 miles above the surface, the prevailing winds alternate between strong easterlies and strong westerlies roughly every other year. This slow heartbeat in the tropical upper atmosphere, referred to...Show More Summary
Tootsie Roll Bank The other day, I had a weird random flashback. I remembered having a Tootsie Roll bank as a kid. Did you? Typically, I would receive them as gifts for Christmas or Easter and they'd come filled with small bite- sized individually wrapped Tootsie Rolls. Show More Summary
In this feature, I share with you three comic book “easter eggs.” An easter egg is a joke/visual gag/in-joke that a comic book creator (typically the artist) has hidden in the pages of the comic for readers to find (just like an easter egg). They range from the not-so-obscure to the really obscure. So come [...]
An Annual Ritual It’s a strange attitude but events that happen on a set date every year make me feel that I’m getting older quicker. I resent them, traditions of friends meeting at a certain pub the day before Easter, the habit of a couple of days in Wales come the last weekend of May, [...]
Now that 'Star Trek Into Darkness' has arrived, we've gathered all the easter eggs and nods to the original series fans may have missed.
One of the neat Easter eggs in Star Trek Into Darkness is a set of models on Admiral Marcus' desk, depicting the entire history of flight, from the Wright Brothers up to the U.S.S. Kelvin. And those models are available for sale from Quantum Mechanix, and we've got the exclusive high-res photos. Read more...
The caption above, selected from a pool of hundreds in the New Yorker's caption contest #378, and then voted to the top of the pile by New Yorker readers, is reasonably witty on the surface, insofar as Cadbury Creme Egg commercials are witty. Show More Summary
Acting as yet another placeholder in lieu of any actual footage from the film (just like the first teaser), the second teaser for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is now here, acting as a stopgap to keep us all interested until official footage is actually released. And usually, such crass advertising would be kind of [...]
It's official: the end of the Easter season. Pretty soon, in fact, the church will settle in for a long summer of what it calls ordinary time. But not yet.
In the latest 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' teaser trailer, Ron Burgundy and his news team offer their 'individual thoughts' about the comedy sequel.
Pentecost Sunday falls this year on May 19. But many people, including Christians, may not know why the day is special or what is celebrated. Unlike Easter and Christmas, when colorful eggs, Easter bunnies, Christmas trees and SantaShow More Summary
So we’re still getting great numbers of page views at James MacDonald Preaches on Finances on Easter Sunday, and not a small number of comments, especially for this blog. Some of you haven’t been back there since it appeared, but I later added an update to clarify some of the comments I got both on […]
If the 850 hand-drawn emoji included in Hangouts aren't enough for you, we've got some good news -- there's a small collection of Easter Eggs that add even more whimsy to your discussions. The commands are mostly initiated with an IRC-like "/" followed by certain words. Show More Summary