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Star Wars, Candidates, and Shot Down Satellites

It’s my birthday; I can cry if I want to… getting older isn’t what it used to be. I saw Princess Leia live this week and seeing her age just brings home my own aging. But I was really happy to see Carrie Fisher’s one woman autobiographical play, “Wishful Drinking”, at the Berkeley Rep. Definitely worth seeing if you like her work or if you are a fan of either of her parents. I personally think both her acting and her writing are stellar.

This week, for those of you who haven’t heard, the Navy “successfully” shot down a U.S. spy satellite that was plummeting toward the earth… that’s what they say. I’m no conspiracy theorist, but there is evidence out there that the government has been working on this and that related to the ol’ 80’s Star Wars program for a while now, so although I’m not sure what they used to shoot the thing down, it is interesting in that context. And yeah, I’m glad they used the Navy supposedly for something useful to protect innocent people from getting bits of satellite debris dropped on their heads.

Finally, one of the best things I received in email this week was a link to the Star Wars Guide to the Candidates. Most are out of the race now, but it’s hilarious! Enjoy.