Thursday, March 19, 2009

Odds and Ends: Geek hotels, flying cars and angry Scrabble players

+ Planning your summer vacation? Check out these "chic geek" hotels from around the world. You can stay where the hobbits frolic, sure, but if I were going to check in to any of these fine establishments, it would surely be Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru's place from "Star Wars":

+ Did you see this article in the Wall Street Journal about how Scrabble players are pissed because they think certain letters are overvalued? Let's just say it'll be a cold day in hell before I give up my "qi"s and "za"s.

+ "The Big Bang Theory" got renewed for two more seasons. Inexplicably, "Two and a Half Men" got renewed for three more seasons as well. I have no words for that...

+ Here's a great write-up of what went on at the BSG/UN event yesterday. Sounds intriguing, although I am becoming slightly convinced that EJO may be just a little bit crazy (but in a good way!). Read the comments for some amusing outrage at the fact that this event took place at all.

+ Two words: flying car! It only costs $194,000 and needs 1700 feet of runway to take off. I can only hope the idiot who rides up and down my street on his mini-motorcycle never strikes it rich and buys one.


crone51 said...

oh my. I want to go to there.

The Modern Gal said...

I admit I kinda like Two and a Half Men, but I am perplexed at what they think they can get out of three more seasons of it. Oh boy! More fart and sex jokes!