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When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

VALENTINE'S DAY
You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

Star Trek and NASA Chat Thursday Morning


Here is something you don’t hear about every day: It was announced yesterday that Director J. J. Abrams will be having a little chat tomorrow on Google+ from 9:00-9:45 a.m. Joining Abrams will be writer and producer, Damon Lindelofand, and actors Chris Pine, John Cho and Alice Eve. The group will be talking to NASA astronauts (Chris Cassidy, who is currently on the International Space Station, and astronauts Michael Fincke and Kjell Lindgren from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX) about how the fictional futuristic “Star Trek” films are starting to merge with the reality of today’s NASA programs. You can be a part of the conversation to by clicking here before the program at 9:00 a.m. 

Not surprisingly, this is the first time that a movie crew has participated in a NASA Google+ Hangout. A “Hangout” is one of the Google’s latest projects and involves group messaging. (For those in the know, it has replaced Google Talk.) Both parties will be asking each other questions along with questions from fans. The stunt is just another example of unique marketing. Apparently, movies can’t promote themselves with just a trailer anymore.


According  to press materials, “Star Trek into Darkness” follows the crew of The Enterprise as they are called back home to Earth in the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization.  In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice.  As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. The flick opens nationwide on Thursday as well.

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