Morning News – Jedi Discrimination in Britain

Church of Jediism CouncilA British man named Daniel Jones was told that he could not shop at the Tesco supermarket unless he removed his hood. But he cannot remove his hood. For he is… a Jedi.

Yes, a Jedi. Jones is the founder of International Church of Jediism, according to BoingBoing.net. This quote from Tesco is priceless:

“He hasn’t been banned. Jedis are very welcome to shop in our stores although we would ask them to remove their hoods. Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Luke Skywalker all appeared hoodless without ever going over to the Dark Side and we are only aware of the Emperor as one who never removed his hood. If Jedi walk around our stores with their hoods on, they’ll miss lots of special offers.” (from The Guardian.)

We all know how much Jedi love to save money. Light sabers ain’t cheap, you know.

If you really have time on your hands, check out “The Jediism Educational Video.”

(Special thanks to Mistress Scorpio for the tip.)

If you use Google Docs and would prefer that the whole world doesn’t see what you’re up to (Fantasy Football rosters, anyone?), you might want to make your musings private. Google announced that they will include any publicly shared documents, spreadsheets and presentations in a general Google search.

A restaurant in Moscow was forced to change their name beacuse it was deemed anti-Soviet. The name was, in fact, “Anti-Sovetskaya,” which even I can translate. The new name is “Sovetskaya,” which means “McDonald’s.” Just kidding. Nothing like this would ever happen in this country. (Freedom Fries, Liberty Toast…)

Viva La Lawyers! Coldplay and Joe Satriani settled out of court. Satriani had sued Mr. Gwyneth Paltrow’s band, claiming that they swiped his tune “If I Could Fly” and turned it into “Viva La Vida.” Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. Here are the two songs; I think Joe had a case. (I started both at the point where I thought the songs sounded very similar.)

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