The controversy around Texas Gov. Rick Perry's use of a hunting camp with a racially insensitive name is more of a tale of an ugly era in Texas history than an indictment of the governor, a longtime Texas political observer said.
The man behind the Muppets, Fraggle Rock and many of Sesame Street's most beloved puppets got a 21st-century shout-out Friday, in the former of an interactive "doodle" atop Google's main search engine page.
It began by accident. My girlfriend, Ronni, and her twin sister, Marina, rented a documentary on panda bears. We all melted. Then we went online and found videos of tourists, somewhere in China, embracing pandas. One showed a gaggle of cubs eagerly descending a slide in what looked like panda day care. "We have to find this place," Ronni said, eyes lighting up.
Our heart-to-heart with Captain Jack inspired us to set out on our own heroic adventure. Trusty steed? Check. Knight in armor? Check. Damsel in distress? Check. Here's our top 10 favorite quest films -- and the ones which had us rooting for the Dark Side.