star

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a: star ~
b: a gigantic H-bomb held together by its own gravity

What:

"Like the sun, they begin life as cloud of gas that collapses and heats up until the hydrogen in its core "catches fire" and starts fusing into helium, like a gigantic H-bomb held together by its own gravity. The core is surrounded by a envelope of cooler gas that transmits energy to the surface by convection and radiation, but doesn't actually do any fusion itself."


Useful?
Writer: John Baez
LCC:
Where:
Date: Apr 27 2016 6:53 PM


Star Trek

a: Star trek ~
b: Pizza

What: "It all blends together for me but Star Trek is like pizza; when pizza gets cold people still eat it; when Star trek gets old and stale and corny, people still watch Star Trek."

Useful?
Writer: Ken Williams
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 2 2010 9:37 AM


Star Wars As Knights Of The Round Table

a: Star wars ~
b: King Aurthur's knights of the round table

What: "Star Wars is like a King Aurthur's knights of the round table, or spiritualist story about good vs. evil, just set in space. It discusses a quasi-religious struggle between right and wrong, and the struggle of rightful Camelot style kings vs. vicious tyrants. It is a fairy tale, or fable."

Useful?
Writer: Zombie Ryushu
LCC: BL
Where:
Date: Dec 3 2011 10:32 AM


Star Wars as Winnie the Pooh

a: Star Wars ~
b: Winnie the Pooh

What: "Star Wars is pretty campy and light-hearted. I would say Star Wars is like Winnie the Pooh with lightsabers."

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Writer: remyburke
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Where:
Date: Dec 3 2011 10:36 AM


Star Wars Is Like A Sandwich

a: Star wars ~
b: a sandwich

What: "Star Wars is like a sandwich. Not too fancy, highly satisfying, and made of what we put into it."

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Writer: koonfan
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Where:
Date: Dec 3 2011 10:39 AM


Star Wars' Is Like Casablanca

a: Star wars ~
b: Casablanca

What: "'Star Wars' is like 'Casablanca'. By that I mean when I was young Casablanca was 34 years old and seemed remarkably dated, and to young folks today Star Wars is also 34 years old and seems remarkably dated." A comment on the timelessness of some movies.

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Writer: MikeDu
LCC: PN
Where:
Date: Dec 3 2011 10:42 AM


Star Wars Is Like A Modern Fairy Tale

a: Star wars ~
b: a modern fairy tale

What: "Star Wars is like a modern fairy tale, it creates it's own universe while Star Trek is more connected to the real world, shows a quite possible future for mankind. In my eyes Star Trek is the much more realistic show and that's why I love it as my personal preferrence in Science Fiction havily lays on the Science part of it."

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Writer: Lenny
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Where:
Date: Dec 3 2011 10:46 AM


Star Wars Is Like Nerd Scripture

a: Star wars ~
b: nerd scripture

What: "Star Wars is like nerd scripture: moral homilies, scrupulous exegesis, debates over canonicity, commentaries on commentaries, gnostic gospels, and after-the-fact revision and then purging of the source texts."

Useful?
Writer: Jason Kottke
LCC: BS
Where:
Date: Dec 3 2011 11:01 AM


Star Wars as unicorn fantasy

a: Star Wars ~
b: unicorn fantasy

What: "No, Star Wars isn't science fiction. Star Wars is like unicorn fantasy, except the stage setting is psuedo-technological. Star Wars is more like Tolkien than science fiction."

Useful?
Writer: William Gibson
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Where:
Date: Dec 3 2011 11:05 AM


Star Wars as Mickey Rourke

a: Star Wars ~
b: Mickey Rourke

What: "Star Wars now is like those actors who have so many plastic surgeries they look barely human. Star Wars is like Mickey Rourke. Still plenty of substance, but Kim Basinger isn't going to let him feed her strawberries any time soon."

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Writer: Philip Berne
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Where:
Date: Dec 3 2011 11:09 AM


Star Wars Is Like A Chemical Bonding Agent

a: Star wars ~
b: a chemical bonding agent

What: "As a child, that was daddy-daughter time with me and my dad. That goes double for big brothers. I've had friends, who are girl fans, who grew up wanting to do everything just like their big brothers. Star Wars is like a chemical bonding agent between people."

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Writer: Castle
LCC:
Where:
Date: Dec 3 2011 11:12 AM


Star Wars is like a Happy Meal

a: Star Wars ~
b: a Happy Meal

What: "Star Wars is like a Happy Meal. You can mass-produce both the meal and the movie so cheaply and sell them in such quantity that you can almost give them away. Art is different. You just can't make great works of art that cheaply and count on selling billions and billions of them. In line with the example of an independent restaurant in comparison with a McDonald's, the independent theater should stop trying to compete with the mainstream theater on ticket price." The link is a discussion and analysis of the economics of Art House Movie theaters.

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Writer: Ray Carney
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Where:
Date: Dec 3 2011 11:15 AM


Star Wars Tinkering As Plastic Surgery Addiction

a: Star wars tinkering ~
b: someone pitifully addicted to plastic surgery

What: "George Lucas' endless tinkering with Star Wars is like someone pitifully addicted to plastic surgery. A cinematic Michael Jackson's nose."

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Writer: Patrick_Ness
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Where:
Date: Dec 3 2011 10:55 AM


A Desiccated Star

a: Star without hydrogen ~
b: a dry fish

What: "But what makes them really special is that their spectral lines show *little or no hydrogen*. Since most of the universe is made of hydrogen, a star without hydrogen is like a dry fish. How can this be?"

Useful?
Writer: John Baez
LCC: QB
Where:
Date: Nov 12 2012 4:15 PM



a: star that is not in Hydrostatic Equilibrium ~
b: a faulty pressure valve

What:

"A star that is not in Hydrostatic Equilibrium is like a faulty pressure valve. It will keep over compensating and under compensating, allowing in too much or too little air, or whatever the faulty valve is supposed to regulate."


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Writer: Not Stated
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Where:
Date: Mar 8 2015 11:29 PM



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