Category: history

Happy 30th, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back!

30 years ago today, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back hit theaters, forever changing film (sequels).
“No. Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try.” – Master Yoda

Today marks one hundred days of moving forward →

Without getting “too into it,” I wanted to take a brief moment to reflect on President Obama’s first 100 days (a silly measure of success, @ best). Considering the enormous challenges he has inherited, and while I may not love each and every decision he and his administration have made up until this point, I …

Surprise, Surprise: 6-time NBA champion/5-time league MVP Michael Jordan elected to Hall of Fame

Will Ferrell is tenawesome in You’re Welcome, America: A Final Night with George W. Bush

Last night’s HBO premier of Will Ferrell’s one-man Broadway show – You’re Welcome, America: A Final Night with George W. Bush – was hilarious, as expected.
The 90 minute play/skit hybrid covers W’s rise to the presidency along with his two terms in office. Although the show is certainly not for everyone (many people have …

Happy 20th, World Wide Web!

It was 20 years ago today, Sir Tim Berners-Lee taught the Net to play… Happy 20th, World Wide Web!

Rejected Inauguration ticket holders’ official apology packet “gifts”

Update: My packet arrived the day after I first posted this. Is anyone else still waiting to get theirs?
I’ve yet to receive my official apology packet from the JCCIC, but my dad (who lives in the DC metro area) got his last week. I thought it’d be nice to share the contents with rejected …

DVR reminder: Tiger returns tomorrow, tees off at 2:02pm (ET)

Attention sports fans (especially those of you that have been hiding under a rock for the last week) – Tiger Woods will begin his return to PGA golf tomorrow, teeing off at 2:02pm (ET) in the 2009 Accenture Match Play Championships.  Coverage begins at 2pm (ET) on the Golf Channel.

DVR reminder: Tomorrow is Conan’s last night… on Late Night

After 15 hilarious years as the host of NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien, tomorrow night’s show will be Conan’s last before handing the reins over to SNL alum Jimmy Fallon.
O’Brien is set to takeover for Jay Leno (thank god!) on NBC’s The Tonight Show on June 1, 2009.  Although a welcome change (again, later …

Happy President’s Day! from Marvel?

Following on the heels of its recent super successful issue of Spider-Man featuring President Obama (already in its fifth printing), Marvel has released a special online-only Spider-Man comic featuring Abe Lincoln in honor of our 16th President’s 200th birthday. It’s appropriately titled “The Amazing Spider-Man: Gettysburg Distress!”
If you ask me, Abe looks pretty damn good …

Tonight, tonight: The Simpsons go HD, debut new main title

As previously mentioned, the first high definition episode of The Simpsons – “Take My Life, Please” – airs tonight on Fox.
But wait, there’s more. Tonight’s HD Simpsons will also feature the premiere of The Simpsons’ first new main title since the original permanent opening sequence debuted in the second season of the beloved animated …