Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Kurt Russell's oh so painful Star Wars audition (link roundup)

Kurt Russell tries out as Han Solo. Just another reminder that Lucas' genius lies in design. And far, far away from dialogue. Via.

And a few more links:

1. Ever wonder why Swedish meatballs were smaller than American meatballs?

2. The cynic in me says this is a clever way to get publicity for a book signing tour when you don't expect very many people to actually show up, but internet personality Gary Vaynerchuk is going to visit various airport bookstores to promote his new book.

3. If you lose all your iTunes purchases due to a crashed computer (and failed to make a backup, which is silly, it's really easy - - just drag a copy onto a flash drive or burn them), you can ask Apple nicely and they might help you out.

*Previously: Olive Garden's spaghetti with meatballs is comparable in calories to three Quarter Pounders.

*Buy Star Wars wind-up toys at eBay.