Long before the full cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was announced, there was talk that Disney and LucasFilm were searching for fresh faces to play the main trio of heroes. Most saw this as mirroring George Lucas' casting process on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, taking three virtually unknown actors, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, and turning them into household names. In the midst of Star Wars: The Force Awakens' enormous success, new stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac are bigger than ever, but that doesn't mean they aren't still swept up in the grand legacy of this franchise. Yesterday, the Star Wars YouTube page released a featurette that focuses on composer John Williams' iconic music. One of the most memorable moments of this video is not of the composer and his orchestra in action, but watching Daisy Ridley's reactions to meeting the composer himself during a live recording session, and her emotional response when listening to her … [Read more...] about Watch Daisy Ridley React to Rey’s Theme from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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Hey, it’s Valentine’s Day! They actually banned candy from valentines at my kid’s school this year. I assume this is because at least one child in the class has a deadly LOVE allergy. Regardless, the candy ban instantly rendered Valentine’s Day meaningless to every student. They’re now as indifferent to the holiday as I am, which is highly amusing. Take away candy hearts and your kids turn into full-blown nihilists in five seconds flat. Okay, here are your letters: Derek: How many squares of toilet paper do you use on an average wipe? My brother and I got in an argument when I found out he used about 10 squares per wipe. I said 3-4 works fine. Advertisement Three to four? Is your toilet paper made out of beach towels? That’s way too low, especially for the first wipe. That first wipe could be a full Category 5 cleanup job, and you’re going in with just four squares of flimsy toilet paper? I’ve never heard of such recklessness. All … [Read more...] about How Many Squares Of TP Do You Use Per Wipe?
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Since Hong Kong's anti-government demonstrations began in June, the pro-democracy movement has been pleading for international support. And the recent confirmation of China's systematic internment of Muslim Uighurs in the country's western Xinjiang province has strengthened international calls for action against China's human rights abuses. Now, human rights advocates and some German politicians are calling for German Chancellor Angela Merkel to take a stronger stance on human rights issues in China. Last week, US President Donald Trump signed a human rights legislation supporting the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, and on Tuesday, US lawmakers passed the "Uighur Human Rights Policy Act," which calls for "targeted sanctions" on members of the Chinese government. However, during six months of unrest in Hong Kong, and the ongoing reports of minority oppression in Xinjiang, Chancellor Merkel has been careful not to explicitly support the pro-democracy movement, or … [Read more...] about Why is Germany silent on China’s human rights abuses?