Historical revision? Harrison was hired to feed Han’s lines for people auditioning for Luke and Leia, and Lucas decided he wanted to hire not just the best individual actors, but the trio that had the most immediate chemistry, which was Ford, Hamill and Fisher. » 5/06/15 7:33am Today 7:33am

I admit it - I’m weirdly enthusiastic about Jurassic World. I’ll probably sneak off to see it on an extended lunch break, but I’ll see it in the theater nonetheless. I’m also one of those weirdos who had a decent time with Jurassic Park 3. So you know... whatever. » 5/06/15 7:24am Today 7:24am

I find it a little ironic that it was an off-duty cop armed with only a pistol who took them both down with apparently very little difficulty. Reminds me of the Austin cop who recently took out a guy who was standing in the middle of the street with an assault rifle blasting away at the police HQ with only a single… » 5/05/15 10:21am Yesterday 10:21am

Considering GM made 4,789,905,325 Geo Storms, it’s bizarre to me that not even 20 years later I might see one a month. MAYBE. But a Storm wagon? I saw one this morning parked on the street across from my office and I almost had an aneurysm. Perfect timing. » 5/04/15 12:14pm Monday 12:14pm

The game I still play the most is Rogue Squadron II for GameCube. It’s a perfect 15 minute experience, which is about all the time I have for gaming these days. I’m not even ashamed to admit I usually just play the first Death Star mission, too. Jump in an X-Wing, attack the towers, shoot down some TIEs, scream down… » 5/04/15 10:41am Monday 10:41am

The Soviets didn’t use a naming convention that corresponded to NATOs, so we more or less invented nicknames. Fighters all start with F - Frogfoot, Flanker, Fulcrum, etc - while bombers start with B - Bear, Backfin, Blinder, etc. » 5/01/15 5:34pm Friday 5:34pm

See my recent post about a 2015 VW GTI S with Performance Package stickered with a $34,000 pricetag, or $8,000 more than an otherwise comparable GTI S. Not an SE with DCC. Not an Autobahn. The base GTI S with the PP. VW states the PP is a $1,450 premium. What they’re asking is only $3,000 less than sticker for a Golf… » 5/01/15 3:21pm Friday 3:21pm

I like to take a walk after lunch most days when the weather is decent and I pass three of these lots on my route. I can’t help but notice when a somewhat interesting car, like a Fiat 500 or and old Saab, will leave the lot, then reappear a couple of months later. I guess I know why, now! » 5/01/15 10:41am Friday 10:41am