Link Tank: The Lost Art of the DVD Menu

DVD menus, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Terminator: Dark Fate, and more in today's daily Link Tank!

The Lost Art of The DVD Menu

Here’s why we miss the lost art of the DVD menu.

“For almost as long as I’ve been watching movies, I’ve been falling asleep to them. As a kid, this would sometimes mean starting something on TV — You’ve Got Mail, maybe — and waking up hours later to Sleepless in Seattle. Most of the time, though, I watched movies we checked out from our grocery store; as a result, my late night crashes were primarily set to the soundtrack of the DVD menus that would pop back up again after the credits rolled.”

Read more at The Week.

Here’s why Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker should return to Darth Vader’s home planet.

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“There are mostly new planets confirmed to populate that faraway galaxy in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but that doesn’t mean fans aren’t holding out hope for some old favorites like Tatooine and Yavin 4. Adding another planet to that list might seem foolish, but that’s never stopped us before. So, let’s talk about the darkest Dark side planet of them all: Mustafar, and why it could — and should — return for Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker.

Read more at Inverse.

Terminator: Dark Fate director Tim Miller claims that the film will scare misogynistic trolls.

“Terminator: Dark Fate had me at hello. More specifically, it had me at Linda Hamilton firing a gun in slow motion in her full silver fox glory. And I’m sure I wasn’t alone: the return of the one and only Sarah Connor, one of the best action heroines of all time, is undoubtedly a draw for fans.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge next big ride is coming to Disney World this December.

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“Good news if you’ve been waiting until Walt Disney World got the big new Star Wars land to make a visit—it’s going to be the first, and only, place to see the wild new Rise of the Resistance ride this year.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Here’s how Roy Choi’s taco truck kicked off a food revolution in America.

“The story of the Great Food Truck Insurrection really begins with Emeril. Well, technically it begins in Seoul, South Korea, in 1970, with Choi being born, his cleft lip split wide open as he came out, so that when they finally stitched it back together, it left him with a lightning-shaped scar on his upper lip. His parents — mom from Pyung-An Do in the North, dad from Chollanam-do in the South — had met in America and moved back to South Korea, but found it wasn’t as they’d remembered, so they made their move back to America permanent in 1972, settling in Los Angeles.”

Read more at Thrillist.

Ashley Wilkes’ mansion from Gone With The Wind is now up for sale.

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“Though Margaret Mitchell mostly declined to be involved in the film adaptation of her classic novel Gone with the Wind, she did reach out to producer David O. Selznick’s company for one very specific reason: to mail them a newspaper clipping of a certain Georgia mansion, suggesting that they use it for Ashley Wilkes’s family home Twelve Oaks. They took her advice.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Facebook is claiming that it’s not a social network in new Cambridge Analytica lawsuit. 

This week, Facebook responded to a lawsuit relating to the Cambridge Analytica scandal by claiming it isn’t a social network and not somewhere you can make friends. As Ars Technica reports, the lawsuit was filed in December last year by District of Columbia (DC) attorney general Karl Racine. It stated that of the 70 million individuals who had personal information taken by Cambridge Analytica, 340,000 were residents of DC. Racine is demanding $5,000 in civil penalties per resident, which would mean Facebook has to pay out $1.7 billion.

Read more at PCMag.

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