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How they make the moving yellow line for your TV football game

Cool movie in the extended entry. Seriously, I’ve been wondering this for years!
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Patty, You Read My Mind

My dear friend Patty sent me this article on my Facebook wall this morning:
By George, Give Up!
One critic begs and pleads George Lucas to PLEASE STOP already!

…After 22 years of product management, Lucas returned to directing with the unfortunate “Phantom Menace,” and completed the prequel trilogy with “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith” between 1999 and 2005. Were these the “small, personal” films he’d been waiting all this time to create? Apparently not. He’s still talking about an urge to get small, get personal, with his movies.
One word of advice for Mr. Lucas: Don’t.
Two words: Please don’t.

We are such intellectuals in the Upstate Moss household, you would be impressed. Our latest debate is the one that resurfaces every time George Lucas feels the need to make another stupid prequel: my husband is the true Star Wars fan because everything GL puts out is awesome and that’s what it means to love SW. I on the other hand am no fan (according to my beloved) because I think the prequels were crap, and just money making, not adding anything to the story. Now I can’t blame Lucas for making mo’ money, mo’ money, mo’ money! That’s what he’s good at. However I have no desire to see any more of these annoying films.
The Darth Vader storyline was cool because he was evil and mysterious, and we knew little about him…and with that there was motivation to get rid of the guy. Now he is a cool whiney, Emo teenager with more apprentices than we can count (when he supposedly had none because he was too much of a Bad Ass for that). We are supposed to feel sorry for him and like him and “understand” why he is evil, when his reasons are so dumb. he is no longer cool and mysterious force to be reckoned with, just an idiot. I’m so friggin’ done.
And remember that whole Sith rule, as Yoda described in Episode 1: Always two there are, no more, no less. A master and an apprentice. Well besides the fact they wanted Anakin, and Sidious and the Emperor, and that ugly bald headed black and white chick (see the Clone Wars micro-episodes from Cartoon Network). Every time they make a new “prequel” they break all their former rules which made the story intriguing. No one could be trained as a Jedi unless you were “Force strong”, except for “General Greivous” (which must have taken Lucas all of 3 seconds to come up with that moniker) and his band of light saber wielding droids (Light saber’s being a “Jedi only” weapon). Now we have Sith here there and everywhere: Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Darth Plagueis, Darth Sidious, Exar Kun, Darth Malik, Darth Revan, Darth Tyrannus and Lumiya (Vader’s apprentice who we never heard of until 25 years after the Star wars movies). Who cares about Darth Vader anymore?Yes, I know, these weren’t all the same storyline, but it’s so redundant, it makes what was once a fun sci fi movie a cliche.
If someone sees the movie and has positive reviews, please let me know. My husband, no doubt, will say it’s great.

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