The father of the modern World Wide Web, Time Berners-Lee, speaks to the E-Government Conference about the Linked Open Data movement as part of a continuum of web publishing activities aimed at creating a Semantic Web. The idea he speaks of here is to give gold stars (like the ones you got in school) out to companies, schools, startups and organizations of all types based on their ability to publish data in Linked Data formats.
Written by Robert Smigel of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog fame, this infamous sketch is nothing short of the greatest takedown of nerds ever. What I'd like to know is exactly how much input Shatner had into its creation. Given how natural his performance is here and the fact that he later named an autobiography Get a Life!, I'm guessing a significant amount (it's easy to imagine the folks at Paramount showing this sketch to every new Trek cast member in preparation for the sorts of nonsense they would have to endure once they hit the convention circuit). While nerds enjoyed this because it hit so close to home, everyone else relished how relatable it made Shatner seem. Interesting enough, this six-minute clip says more about the human condition than the entirety of Star Trek's original run. Of course, there are many of you wonderful geeks who will argue this point with me in the comments. Which just makes this clip all the more biting, funny and true.
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This is Mika's impression of the first Star Wars film, Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope (1977) after seeing it for the first time. She did a comical yet good job, despite the fact that English is not her native language.
Genki Sudo wipes the floor with the competition at the Westside Grappling Tournament in California, 2001. Winning the tournament qualified him for the ADCC's, where he went on to lose to Rodrigo Gracie.
Written & Directed by Bridge Stuart & Mike Litzenberg Cinematography by Andrew Crighton Featuring "Ahead of Us the Secret" by Wild Orchid Children ADR Recorded by Ian Blackman Party Scene Sound by Brendan Johnson Bridge Stuart as George Lucas, Yoda Marc Moseley as Party Toaster Lacy Hornick as Marcia Lisa Summerscales as Hollywood Report Anchor John Gilchrist as Businessman On His Cell Phone Mike Litzenberg as John Williams, Darth Maul, Chewbacca, Jar Jar Binks, Greedo Julie Warnock as Princess Leia Kyle Isao as Short Round Zach Bourque as Steven Spielberg James Roehl as Unmasked Clone Trooper David Cronin as Spock Party Goers: Izumi Alvarado, Pamela Cedar, Brendan Johnson, Catherine Lydon, Alexander Sanchez Ninjas: Eliot Dewberry, Wes Dewberry, John Gilchrist Clone Troopers: Matt Biron, Eliot Dewberry, John Gilchrist, J.J. Meston, Terrence Scott, Nick Stewart Special Thanks to: Josh Funk, Mark Kienlen, Dave & Cathy Litzenberg, Loyola Marymount University, Revolver Films, The Second City Network, Bridge & Debra Stuart
Utada Hikaru made her debut in December 1998 with the runaway hit single, Automatic/time will tell. Selling over two million copies soon after its release, this single put the spotlight on Hikaru. More than 9.9 million copies of her debut album First Love were shipped domestically and abroad, a new record for the Japanese music industry and one that has yet to be broken. Since then, she has recorded five original albums and 21 singles, all of which have set new records for sales. In particular, her single Flavor Of Life was downloaded more than 9 million times upon release, a world record at the time. In total, she has sold more than 50 million singles, albums and DVDs. Utada Hikaru recently announced that she is planning to take a break from recording from the end of this year. Last month EMI reached a new agreement with Hikaru and her management office for a new global recording contract for when she returns.
In just three months, the number of followers of Utada Hikaru’s Twitter account surpassed 300,000. Her latest album, Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.2 will be available on iTunes worldwide by the time of the concert.
"Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.2
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Dave Prager sez, "My friend Jeremy Messsersmith, a Minneapolis musician, has given the original trilogy new depth and pathos with his new video for his new song about Tatooine. ('Twin suns of Tatooine / taught me everything I know.') While Lucas is busy announcing his plans for 3D, Jeremy made his video as 2D as possible: he used paper. And it's terrific."
For our latest mission, we staged a reenactment of the first Princess Leia / Darth Vader scene from Star Wars on a New York City subway car.
This is one of over 100 different missions Improv Everywhere has executed since 2001 in New York City. Others include the Frozen Grand Central, the Food Court Musical, and the famous No Pants Subway Ride, to name a few. Visit the website to see tons of photos and video of all of our work, including behind the scenes information on how this video was made.
Carl Sagan's description of how we evolved from "Star Stuff" and are on our journey to go back to our origin - in the Stars. From "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" episode 8, "Journeys in Space and Time".rnrnPlease support this amazing masterpiece by buying the DVDs - you will not regret it.
First animated short by amateur 3d film maker Ken Dunn offers an explanation of how the Empire tracked down those rebels with the stolen plans. All original models, sets, animation, and score make this a one man show taking place in the much [over] emulated STAR WARS universe. Many of the sets from the opening scenes of episode IV are reproduced in loving detail here in "Droid Rage" making it a worthy addition to a fan tradition.