[Pic of the Week from nba.com]What's so great about this picture is not just that it has beautiful girls dressed as Star Wars' Slave Leia. It's beautiful cheerleaders dressed as Slave Leia, combining two male fantasies in one. In case you're wondering, this came from when the Phoenix Suns had a Star Wars: The Clone Wars night. Yes, I am a Phoenix Suns fans...at least, I am now. But I have to nitpick a little bit...why do they have Darth Vader and Slave Leia on Clone Wars night, when neither character is in the Clone Wars TV series? And what's the point of putting a Darth Vader costume on a guy who's already wearing a gorilla costume?
ODDMAKERS: What are the odds that attendance would go up if the NBA had "Jabba the Hutt" Cheerleaders?
- A guy turned a mail truck into a life-size replica of a Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper spaceship. The notes say it's street legal, but I find it hard to believe. I know Geico wouldn't insure it for 15 percent or less. If anyone finds a picture of this car rear-ending a Cylon Raider car I'll gladly pay $1 million for it.
- Several cities are going to extreme lengths to be the home for Google's proposed ultra high-speed broadband experiment. Topeka, Kansas, renamed itself “Google, Kansas” for a month. Mayors of Duluth, Minnesota jumped into an icy lake. Not to be outdone, Mayors of Sarasota, Florida jumped into a shark-infested tank. One city even started selling Google Fiber flavored ice cream.The stakes are high, since one municipality will be chosen to be able to buy the high-speed Internet connection they claim will reach speeds of one gigabyte per second. That's one hundred times faster than current speeds, and would allow someone to download a full movie in less than five minutes. If they want to get Google's attention name every child born for the next month to Google Fiber. That way, everyone wins.
- It's sad that there are 573 extinct languages in the world and millions of people learning Star Trek's alien Klingon language, but, at least they can get together at Star Trek conventions. Why would people bother to learn the Avatar Na'vi language if .00034% percent of the population would understand them? It would be hilarious if they got together with the Live Avatar Role Playing guys.
- "Happy" Anniversary - This week, April 11 - 17, 1970, the Apollo 13 accident occurred stranding three astronauts in space. Three days after the lunar mission began, an explosion crippled the craft and forced them to use their lunar capsule as a lifeboat to return safely to Earth. This accident prompted the now famous phrase "Houston, we have a problem," which is actually a misquote from commander James A. Lovell's radio transmission "Houston, we've had a problem."