);

No doubt Star Wars is probably the biggest entertainment franchise in history. You can everything from a Darth Vader toaster¬†¬†to a Star Wars Dagobah shower curtain. But many people might not now that many of Star Wars’ iconic image have Indiana roots! June 13th marks the birthday of Ralph McQuarrie, the conceptual artist credited with much of the visual imagination of the Star Wars Trilogy, and Ralph was born in, wait for it …..Gary Indiana! Yep part of the magic of the Star Wars universe was set in motion in a birthing room in the Steel City. Ralph also created designs for Battlestar Glactica and E.T. Here’s a few images Ralph created for Mr. Lucas.

tumblr_lxxyksDjzQ1r9cnoio1_500 Falcon xlarge_167cadebd8a82c64102e88a4e436022a

 

So if your thinking of buying a Star Wars poster for yourself, your kid or your brother, consider buying this one from an Indiana born creative genius. Follow the link below. Happy b-day Ralph.

http://dreamsandvisionspress.com/lawrencenoblemcquarriestarwarstributeposter.aspx

 

 

Many of you know that David Letterman is retiring but you might not have realized that there’s only 9 episodes left. Make sure you set your DVRs or your VCRs, yep I said it. Catch latest episodes online too!

lettermanmain

http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/

Dave and Jim talk about Indiana on The Late Show. Ya know its gonna be funny.

SUCK DOWN A GAFFIGAN. 12-30-14

Jim Gaffigan recently tweeted a photo of an honor few comedians receive..HIS OWN Beer. Go grab yourself some Jim Gaffigan Pale Ale from Point Brewing today!

GaffiganBeer

 

Howdy Hoosiers, visit regularly to get the Indiana news YOU care about. History, celebrities and cool stuff goin’ on.