Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wednesday Night Whatever

I've just about got this illness kicked. Maybe. I think.

Anyway, in the spirit of keeping the blog alive, here are two videos that dearest readers might find interesting. The first can only be described as "What if The Empire Strikes Back got a James Bond-style opening sequence?"

Star Wars - Episode V "The Empire Strikes Back" Homage (Title Sequence) from KROFL on Vimeo.

The music doesn't exactly stir me -- as far as I'm concerned, James Bond opening sequences hit their zenith in 1995 with Goldeneye (although The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo gets honorable mention because, despite not being a Bond film, it still has a Bond-like sequence and stars Daniel Craig) -- but it's still a pretty good rendition of a niche artform.

In other news, Raytheon says it can turn old M60 Pattons into cost-effective units capable of defeating Russian-built T-90s by giving them stronger engines, faster servos and a larger (120mm) main gun.

Color me intrigued. It will be interesting to see these claims be put to the test.

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