This is an amusing clip shot during the filming of Return of the Jedi.
Warwick Davis' Return of the Ewok
Warwick Davis' Return of the Ewok
"It's awkward," acknowledges JonPaul Edge, a senior who is white. "I have as many black friends as I do white friends. We do everything else together. We hang out. We play sports together. We go to class together. I don't think anybody at our school is racist." Trying to explain the continued existence of segregated proms, Edge falls back on the same reasoning offered by a number of white students and their parents. "It's how it's always been," he says. "It's just a tradition."It's pretty surprising to me that this type of thing still exists. I wonder which prom Asians would attend if you lived down there.
The 9-year-old girl who starred in "Slumdog Millionaire" dodged pieces of falling debris Wednesday as she tried to salvage twisted metal and splintered wood -- all that remained of her bubble-gum pink home after authorities demolished part of a city slum where she lived.It's sad to see that with all the success of Slumdog Millionaire, that kids in the movie are still living a life of poverty.
Ten policemen beat Rubina's father with their sticks for 15 minutes shortly before the demolition began, sending him to the hospital, family members said.
Banks are expected to look at reviving annual fees, curtailing cash-back and other rewards programs and charging interest immediately on a purchase instead of allowing a grace period of weeks, according to bank officials and trade groups.Credit Card reform on the surface sounds like a good idea, but now some of the changes seem to have a negative impact on those who have been paying on time or paying their balances in full. Credit card companies still make money on those who pay off their balances because the credit card companies take a percentage of the sale from the merchants.
"It will be a different business," said Edward L. Yingling, the chief executive of the American Bankers Association, which has been lobbying Congress for more lenient legislation on behalf of the nation's biggest banks. "Those that manage their credit well will in some degree subsidize those that have credit problems."
As they thin their ranks of risky cardholders to deal with an economic downturn, major banks including American Express, Citigroup, Bank of America and a long list of others have already begun to raise interest rates, and some have set their sights on consumers who pay their bills on time. The legislation scheduled for a Senate vote on Tuesday does not cap interest rates, so banks can continue to lift them, albeit at a slower pace and with greater disclosure.
Sex in China has a long and varied history, as evidenced by accounts of carnal excess in "The Plum in the Golden Vase," a Ming-era classic, and more recent tales of Mao's insatiable appetite.I can't imagine a sex theme park going up anywhere in the United States outside of Las Vegas. I had to blog about this because of this picture.
But an attempt to open the first sex theme park in China was quashed by local officials over the weekend, well before construction was completed.
Gruden will join play-by-play man Mike Tirico and analyst Ron Jaworski in September, replacing Tony Kornheiser.Kornheiser actually stepped down voluntarily? For fear of flying? Couldn't they have picked up John Madden's bus on the cheap now that he isn't using it anymore?
Kornheiser decided to step down after three years of MNF, citing his fear of flying.
"I am totally grateful for the MNF opportunity that I truly enjoyed the last three seasons," he said. "I feel we got better each year. My fear of planes is legendary and sadly true. When I looked at the upcoming schedule it was the perfect storm that would've frequently moved me from the bus to the air. I kept looking at the schedule the past month and wanted to find a way to quietly extricate myself."
"Maifest is to celebrate the first spring wine, theoretically, and Oktoberfest is in honor of the first Oktoberfest, which was King Ludwig's wedding, in the 1800s, in Bavaria. But for our purposes, they're basically the same."I didn't see a lot of wine being served there, definitely not a wine festival. It is pretty much as they say, Oktoberfest in Mai, or May as we like to call it. But, it is a nice festival and it was a beautiful sunny day to walk around MainStrasse to people watch and to look at booths. The vendor booths are interesting, but really, how many Redneck Windchimes does one need?
Lance Armstrong is back training for this years Tour De France. For one of the "Triple Crown Events", the Giro d'Italia, he is going to be riding a Shepard Fairey Designed Trek Madone Bike and Giro Helmet.
On Sunday, Senator Charles E. Schumer held a news conference to complain about car warranty telemarketing calls.I haven't received one of these calls but I know a lot of people who have. But, now that politicians are annoyed things will probably get done to stop them.
Mr. Schumer said he had received several of these warranty renewal robo calls -- the latest taking place last Wednesday.
"I've had enough," Mr. Schumer said. "These are scam artists."
The seller took in more than $10 million as a result of the calls, as well as related mailings, according to the commission.Scams work, that's why they do them until they're caught.
An evil genius has placed a $10 bounty on the masked super-hero roaming the streets of Cincinnati -- which means Shadow Hare officially has an arch-enemy ... and he's really, really cheap.Check out the story. It's worth it just for the Craigslist posting.
"They have to avoid being stigmatized as a bad bunch of people," he said of the Republicans.I think it's a little too late for that.