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Star Wars on Japanese Tenugui [Crafts]

Posted in Art, Movies with tags , , , on August 14, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

[via ThinkGeek]

“Tenugui have a long history with Japanese culture. They are used as head coverings, in festivals, as flags, as banners, as thank you gifts, etc. Technically, they are towels, but since they are not towels as those known in the west, we didn’t want to mislead you into thinking you’d be able to rub R2-D2 all over your body. That’s right: R2-D2. Because these Tenugui are not only from Japan, but also from long, long ago and far, far away.”

Nokia 7710 on “Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay” [Gadgets]

Posted in Gadgets, Movies with tags , on August 11, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

In the movie “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay“, Harold & Kumar borrow a friend’s car, only to find a Nokia 7710 attached to the dashboard.

The Nokia 7710 was originally intended as a smartphone to compete with Apple’s famous iPhone, and runs on Symbian, the open-source operating system for mobile phones. It features a touch-screen color LCD with a resolution of 640×320 pixels and 65,535 colors, 90 MB internal memory, an SD slot to upgrade the memory to 2 GB, a built-in video camera, and supports FM radio and bluetooth capabilities.

Despite competing against one of the largest companies in the mobile arena, the Nokia 7710 received rave reviews upon its discovery. GSM Arena, for example, gave the device an average score of 8.2 out of 10.

MacBook Pro on “Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay” [Apple]

Posted in Movies, Tech with tags , , , on August 11, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

In the movie “Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay“, on the plane at the start of the movie, we see Harold and Kumar watching a movie on a brand-new black MacBook Pro. First announced in January 2006, the MacBook Pro was the successor to the G4 Powerbook models. Although the G4 Powerbook did not live up to its expectations, the MacBook Pro was an instant hit with both Apple aficionados and newcomers alike. It was also the first Apple notebook to feature the use of Intel processors instead of the proprietary Apple PowerPC. Slick, thin, light, and sophisticated, the MacBook Pro is slowly becoming a notebook to reckon with.

Star Wars in “Doonesbury” [Star Wars]

Posted in Comics, Movies with tags , on July 29, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

May 20, 1979 – Star Wars
TV to empty room: “It is twelve o’clock, Earth time. May the force be with you.

Jeff Healey in Road House [Pop Icon]

Posted in Movies, Music, Pop Icons on July 26, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

I almost forgot what an amazing performance Jeff Healey gave in the 1989 hit movie “Road House“. He plays the role of Cody, a local guitarist playing in a very raunchy bar. We first meet Cody when James Dalton (played by Patrick Swayze) is hired as a bouncer. In addition to playing guitar like only Jeff Healey can, his character stays on-set, and appears throughout the movie, both as an artistic musician and a brilliant actor.

Born with cancer of the eye, he never let his blindness stop him from becoming one of the greatest blues and jazz musicians of the 20th century. Sadly, after being cancer-free for 38 years, the cancer spread to his legs, and he died shortly afterwards on March 2nd of this year.

If you haven’t yet heard the amazing talents of this great Canadian superstar, I invite you to do it now. His passing away has struck a chord in many people, and he will be missed.

Yoda on Big Bang Theory [Star Wars]

Posted in Movies, TV with tags , on July 24, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

When Sheldon expresses his opinion to compete in the University’s Physics Bowl, Leonard has just one thing to say: “Bad feeling I have about this, mmm ?