I have a case of the crankies today. There’s a bunch of crap going on in the political world out there, and I’m just not in the mood for any of it. So instead, I’ve been making up fake CPAC panel names with some other malcontents on Twitter.
But this video made me giggle, so I thought I’d share it. It’s a Star Wars parody from my cyberspace friend @mattytheglue and my meatspace friend Danielle Cloutier (whose only claimed involvement was bringer of snacks.)
(Feel free to use this as an open thread. Maybe if you dump some links in the comment section, I’ll be compelled to blog. Bah!)
Available for purchase at ThinkGeek.com -- though, in my case, it really should be in the plural.
I’ve recently discovered an odd little thing about me:
I’m less a geek, than I am a geek of geek culture.
It’s true that I’ve hit a few of the geek high points all on my own: I’m a life-long fan of the original three Star Wars films, and have nothing but disdain for the latter three; I’ve been watching Trek since the original series was first in re-runs (even I was a little too young when it first hit the airwaves); I’ve been known to watch all three LOTR films on consecutive evenings (extended cuts!); and I recently become a bona-fide Browncoat (aka: stupid-big fan of Firefly). I even have genuine Dr. Horrible cred, having watched it online almost immediately upon its release. Moreover, I’m a certified egg-head, and do things like read history because I want to and get deeply into the minutiae of history that particularly grabs me. So yeah. On some levels, I really am a geek.
But on a lot of other levels, I’m a complete dilettante. I don’t game (online or with poly dice) and never have (unless you count that one game of Angry Birds & a few visits to the arcade in the 80s); I don’t watch Dr. Who; I still haven’t read the Hitchhiker’s Guide. I intend to remedy that last sooner rather than later — especially now that even the boy is quoting lines at me — but I have no interest in either of the former. I don’t have any idea who’s Marvel and who’s DC, I didn’t much enjoy the actual source material for the LOTR films (though I did finally force myself to finish reading them), and I have no intention of ever reading any George RR Martin (I already know too many unsavory spoilers – why walk into that?)
Is it just me, or is it a slow news day? Oh, it’s not just me? Great. So you won’t mind a spot of silliness then.
Darth Vader hit up the mayor of a Ukrainian City for some free land recently, citing a law that grants every Ukrainian citizen the right to own 1000 square meters of land.
Vader claimed that he knew the mayor had switched to the dark side, and that he (Vader) needed somewhere to park his space cruiser.
You see, city authorities in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odessa decided to give away free landplots along the coast of the Black Sea, a move which caused the public to cry foul. What with city authorities playing favorites in the “Have Some Free Land” sweepstakes, Darth Vader figured there were some shenanigans afoot and, by the hand of Skywalker, he wanted him a piece of the pierogi:
Pretty much the only person who doesn't need to be ashamed of what went on in the prequels.
Please note important comics-based update, below!
So after all these years, and all those movies, and all that hype and excitement and fanguish (why yes, I did just coin that term), and prompted by the already-infamous-yet-still-brand-new Darth Vader “Noooooo!”, plus the recent viewing of Episodes IV-VI with my family — I have finally figured out why I really kind of hate George Lucas.
So yes. Here we go, another nerdy blogger is going to write about hating George Lucas on the intertrons. Quelle surprise! But a gal’s gotta do what a gal’s gotta do.
That being said, I can’t decide if this goes too far or not far enough:
I’m inclined to say it goes the standard amount of far.
Kudos to this guy, the creator of the Bacon AT-AT, who doesn’t appear to be hipstery or douchey, and who should get a medal of honor for creating the BA-K-47. I just love how it sounds. “BA-K-47.” I bet it’s violently delicious.
What say you?
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This song by Supernova can be found on the Clerks soundtrack. I grew up in Philadelphia, and one of my best friends at the time lived right near Red Bank, New Jersey which is where Kevin Smith filmed Clerks. I can attest that Redbank, NJ is pretty much exactly how Smith portrays it.
But that is neither here nor there.
Watch this video:
(Thanks to Cait for the reminder of how awesome this video is!)