Lunch To The Rescue!

We all had them. I don’t know why we still don’t really? But Io9 has posted a nice collection of lunch boxes from our youth that you might remember.  Or more accurately, still covet. I had more than a few, but this Superman one was one of my favorites.

Mark Twain’s Dying Wish Fulfilled

Mark Twain sure knows how to create a buzz. Just before he died, the famed author of such classics as Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, stipulated that his autobiography should only be published 100 years after his death! Now perhaps he was waiting for the iPad, but whatever the reason, now that 100 years has passed, it’s been announced that in November, the University of California, Berkeley, where the manuscript remains in a vault, will release the first volume of Mark Twain’s autobiography. Clearly the “Father of American Literature,” as he has been called, gets what he wants. As is evident from this side note found on Wikipedia:

In 1909, Twain is quoted as saying: I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together. His prediction was accurate – Twain died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910, in Redding, Connecticut, one day after the comet’s closest approach to Earth.

This will be a day long remembered!

TomTom has announced that you can now have Darth Vader as the voice of your GPS system! Apparently, other Star Wars characters like Yoda are also available, but they were clever enough to release this hilarious gag reel of Vader recording his lines.

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