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by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 11:22:31 AM EST
Star Wars dub sends jobbing ad man into orbit | Reuters

(Reuters) - Spend a couple of hours overdubbing a scene from Star Wars for a laugh, post it online, and you may end up with so many work offers that you'll wish you were in outer space. Just ask Dominik Kuhn.

Since Kuhn spent "two hours, at most" one morning redubbing a tiny part of the popular science fiction film and uploaded it onto video sharing website Youtube, marketing executives have flocked to hire him -- even though he was making fun of them.

What started out in 1977 as Darth Vader and the commanders of the Death Star discussing the threat from Luke Skywalker's rebel alliance had 30 years later become a boardroom dispute over an unnamed Stuttgart firm's new advertising strategy.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 11:54:31 AM EST
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Here's the englisch version. Was likely funnier in Swabian, but i not Swabian speak.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 04:34:36 PM EST
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Queen Elizabeth cancels Christmas party in tough times | Reuters

(Reuters Life!) - Queen Elizabeth has canceled a planned Christmas party at Buckingham Palace after deciding it would be inappropriate to celebrate as ordinary Britons feel the pinch from tough economic times.

The royal household thought the event, paid for by the Queen herself and usually staged every two years, would be unseemly as Britons cope with deep public spending cuts to bring down a record peacetime budget deficit.

"The queen is acutely aware of the difficult economic circumstances facing the country," a palace spokeswoman said on Thursday.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 11:55:44 AM EST
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Lady Thatcher pulls out of 85th birthday party at No 10 for health reasons | Politics | guardian.co.uk

Lady Thatcher has been forced to pull out of a Downing Street party to mark her 85th birthday after being taken ill with flu, Downing Street said today.

The former prime minister had been due to attend a gathering tonight of around 150 friends and former colleagues hosted by David Cameron to mark the birthday.

It will still go ahead at her insistence, No 10 said, with a fresh event to be put on when she has recovered.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 12:03:42 PM EST
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Get away, they were afraid she'd go bonkers and start biting people and give them all leprous rabies.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 05:55:28 PM EST
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You mean they havent already?

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 05:58:55 PM EST
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Every time I see a shaven head (like Foucault's), I can't help but think of the man who started this crazy craze, Telly Savalas, the American actor. What is missing in Foucault's pictures is the lillipop. He at least could have been more serious and not appear as a follower of passing fads.

Cab this man and his writings be taken seriously?

by shergald on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 11:22:22 PM EST
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Foucault shaved his head in imitation of Telly Savalas?

That's an original and interesting new find in Foucault studies, you should write an article on it.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Oct 15th, 2010 at 02:18:40 AM EST
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38 Degrees | Community | Help design our spoof tax cheat adverts

Our campaign against tax dodgers is getting bigger! Lots of 38 Degrees members have already come up with great ideas for what we could do. Now, let's make sure the message really gets through to politicians.

The idea is to run bus stop ads, spoofing Government benefit cheat ads but targeting tax cheats instead. We can get people to start asking questions about why the Government makes so little effort to tackle tax cheats who cost us all billions each year - lots more than benefit cheats cost. The more ideas we come up with the better the ads will be! Below is an example of the ads we want to spoof and there are more examples on our Flickr group here, which is an easy way to view and share images on the internet. You can add your own ideas for images by joining the group and uploading them for others to see, or by sending them to images@38degrees.org.uk

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Oct 15th, 2010 at 10:05:32 AM EST
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