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Comment: Those links are intriguing as are (Score 2) 79

by jpellino (#48894485) Attached to: Winklevoss Twins Plan Regulated Bitcoin Exchange
their "about" page - which actually has a pic of an astronaut on fire strolling through NYC as their (inspiration?), or their "portfolio" page which lists all of their ventures, none of which are everyday brands. I would expect a less-off-putting / more reassuring "about" page and a more familiar set of ventures.

Comment: He had all 9 treatments way back when, (Score 1) 418

by jpellino (#48889991) Attached to: Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts
but he didn't think he'd be around and working long enough to make all nine, so he rolled the dice on the middle three. Honestly, the Ep.IV treatment, if shot as written would have been a yawner. Heck, watch the Ep.IV original trailer - it's a miracle anyone went to see it. Lucas surrounded himself with a lot of talented people, many of whom had moved on by the prequels. How you can turn an actress like Natalie Portman into a prop is truly a puzzlement. By Ep.III he had painted himself into a corner since we all know who has to live and die in the next reel. They need a Episode 3&1/2 - and I don't mean cartoons - to tell how two infants end up a princess and a kid who can operate just about any device he's handed.

GREAT MOMENTS IN HISTORY (#7): April 2, 1751 Issac Newton becomes discouraged when he falls up a flight of stairs.