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Out of the Blue

Okay, the trend has now been established. In years when Blue sees a film nominated for best picture, it has a 67% chance of winning the Oscar. This is a trend covering three movies spanning six years, so I think it's pretty safe to consider this completely reliable.

Reliable Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
Play: Mardi Gras Mayhem.
Building Demolisher.
Links: Gabe Newell Dancing. You're freakin' me out, man! Thanks Hump.
Stories: Oscar winners list (2012) - Inside Movies -
Science: Nature Editorial: If you want reproducible science, the software needs to be open source.
Light-switched local anesthetic lets scientists turn pain nerves on and off.
Media: 2012 Oscars: Sacha Baron Cohen vs. Ryan Seacrest. Thanks reddit.
Dog Takes Stolen Baguette Back To Her Kennel.
Ridiculous Scarf Project.
Follow-up: NMA: Oscars 2012: Academy Awards wrap-up.
Star Wars: Clone Wars - Darth Maul Returns Trailer. Thanks nin.

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6. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2012, 12:32 nin
Ecthelion wrote on Feb 27, 2012, 12:21:
nin wrote on Feb 27, 2012, 11:06:
Star Wars: Clone Wars - Darth Maul Returns Trailer. Thanks nin.

I want to make it clear that was a link of disgust, and not of approval!!!!!

It can't be any worse than the terrible plot of Force Unleashed, which almost descended into fanfic territory. I never bothered with the second after that.

Also, I can never remember, are we supposed to hate Ewan McGregor, Sam Jackson, Liam Neeson, and Natalie Portman for having the gall to appear in the Star Wars prequels? Or are they given a pass for also being in movies that aren't cool to hate?

I guess (in my mind) I filed Force Unleashed as non-canon, though that's more wishful thinking on my part as opposed to any source. And yeah, the idea that Vader had this hidden apprentice seemed laughable.

Emperor: Where ya been, Vader?
Vader Ohhhhh...<sssiih-hauh, siiih-hauh> just running errands.

As far as the other actors, I lay all blame squarely as Lucas' feet. This is also the point where I direct everyone to watch the fine documentary "The People vs George Lucas" as it perfectly sums up my hatred of the man.
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