I was watching Revenge of the Sith not too long ago, and I noticed something odd. Remember the shuttle that Darth Vader flew in during Return of the Jedi, the same make that Han, Leia, and Luke flew to assault Endor? It had three fins, big, triangular fins, one on top, and two on the side that folded down in flight. (The technical name is a Lambda-class shuttle. Yes, I'm a nerd.)
Anyway, in RotS we see the Old Republic version of that shuttle. Looks almost exactly the same, except without the top fin. Which means that, in the span between Sith and Jedi, the designers just woke up one day and said "Wouldn't it be cool if we put a big freakin' fin on top of our shuttle? I mean, it's got those other two, why not one more, for symmetry's sake? I bet the Emperor would really dig it, maybe give us a raise!" One can only hope that Palpatine implemented their design then slaughtered them ruthlessly for wasting the Empire's valuable money on a useless third fin. (Looking at this now, I see disturbing parallels between Imperial designs and the American auto industry in the 60s. Odd, that.)
Sorry I don't have anything more exciting to post. Been a relaxing weekend, apart from the near-frostbite experience I had walking to a party (flask of Jameson's kept away the cold nicely though). For now, check out this site, which the Red-Headed Stepchild referred me to. I keep expecting to see the drunken ramblings of Bourbon, Quantum, Hubris, Uber260, Brownsox, and Sketchrock there. Come on guys, don't let me down!
Oh, and Hubris, your death threats are meaningless, as everyone knows Madison is an impregnable fortress-land and the walls of my ivory tower are very high (not to mention my army of apathetic freshmen who would just as soon skip my class as defend me from a drunkard).