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Geek News on the Radio for December 07 2015

Donate your old comic books to those who could really use some entertainment… our Soldiers.

There is nothing more relaxing than kicking back and reading your favorite comic book. Whether it’s The Incredible Hulk, Rick Grimes, or Batman, these characters help us escape our daily lives and briefly forget our troubles. Comics for Soldiers sends comic books to soldiers in order to help them find this feeling of joy and escapism while they protect our country and fight for our freedom.

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Samurai Jack will return to Cartoon Network in 2016

Allow your kids to have the same childhood you had with pottery Barns new line of Star Wars furniture.

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Taking on the economics of Star Wars: Destroying the Death Star would trigger a huge financial crisis

Economics and finance, much like the Force as explained by Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi, is “created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together” (Lucas 1977). Emperor Palpatine, as a ruler of multiple decades, understands this concept as well as any other successful politician must. Further, as he demonstrated by successfully playing both sides during the Clone Wars, emperor Palpatine must assuredly be able to create contingency plans. As such, emperor Palpatine would have had a plan in case he were going to be defeated.


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A Turkish court appointed five ‘Lord of the Rings’ experts to figure out whether this Gollum meme is offensive

Turkish doctor Bilgin Çiftçi lost his job. He’s been put on trial. And whether he goes to prison hinges on one thing: Is Gollum a good guy? According to the Turkish news agency DHA, Çiftçi was expelled from the Public Health Institution of Turkey in October after sharing a meme comparing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the creepy creature from “The Lord of the Rings.”

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Carrie Fisher calls rumored ‘slave Leia’ ban stupid

Did you hear the rumor about Disney potentially banning the toy Princess Leia doll dressed in the metal bikini? Well Carrie Fisher has heard it, and she is none too pleased.The actress who portrayed Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” films was recently asked about chatter –reportedly aided in part by the complaint of a father dismayed to see the toy on store shelves — that future merchandise would no longer include the scantily clad character from “Return of the Jedi.” Her response? “I think that’s stupid.”

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