December 06, 2013
Friday Star Wars Bohemian Rhapsody
Thanks to Short Timer
November 28, 2013
A Very Jawa Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving to all you turkeys!
October 28, 2013
The Lost Return of the Jedi Laserdisk
Back in the day I worked for organized crime AKA an amusement company. Anyway I once dropped a Laserdisk for Dragon's Lair. It rolled on the edge like a penny, I was able to use my palms to save it before it ever touched flat on the floor. Which of course would have ruined the disk and put an end to my employment and my free Galaga fringe benefit.
For Star Wars fans, Christmas has come early. Last week, never-before-seen footage from Return of the Jedi appeared on Facebook, posted by a fan who bought an old LaserDisc that Lucasfilm created back in the '80s to showcase an editing system.All the clips are here.
The fan has posted nine videos to a Facebook page so far. Most are alternate takes of well-known scenes, such as when Luke Skywalker visits Jedi Master Yoda for the last time. There's also a minute-long clip of R2-D2 repairing Luke's X-Wing fighter on Dagobah.
October 17, 2013
Tragically, UK Scientists Proves Yeti is Polar/Brown Bear Hybrid
At least I've still got Sasquatch and Nessie to pin my hopes on:
Research by a British scientist has concluded that the legendary Himalayan yeti may in fact be a sub-species of brown bear.I think the interesting thing here isn't that he just disproved the Yeti, but that he found evidence that there really was an animal behind the sighting. If that's the case, then could Bigfoot be real-ish?
DNA tests on hair samples carried out by Oxford University genetics professor Bryan Sykes found that they matched those from an ancient polar bear.
He subjected the hairs to the most advanced tests available.
He says the most likely explanation for the myth is that the animal is a hybrid of polar bears and brown bears.
Prof Sykes told the BBC that there may be a real biological animal behind the yeti myth.
I've got to be honest with you, I've had a lifelong fascination with the paranormal, UFOs, and cryptozoology. The thing is, I don't actually believe any of it. I think it's all nonsense. But I want to believe. So, I continue to watch stupid documentaries about them. And if you tell me you believe in them my normal reply is OMFG, you are such a moron!
And yet, with all my mocking, there's ..... hope. I guess it's a nerd thing. It's in our DNA.
September 26, 2013
I Knew It: Lightsabers Are Real!
The line forms behind me:
The team of physicists say they have discovered a new kind of matter, using things called “Photonic Molecules.”Something in my pants just moved.
They say unlike typical lasers which pass right through each other, these bind together so you can whack them against each other.
They say it all ends up looking like the iconic Jedi weapon.
Thanks to Harry
September 24, 2013
Rusty Longs to Own Life Size Imperial Scout Walker for sale on eBay
Imagine this as your ride. You're stuck in traffic. The car in front of you is tiny and claims to be "Smart" for some reason.
Then ... you stomp on it!
Ok, so it's not a working model but I'd take this over a garden gnome any day.
Thanks to Short Timer
August 21, 2013
Star Wars + Beer + Australia = Better Than Episode I
I know, when you set a bar as low as Episode I what isn't better? But come on, this is pretty good.
Thanks to Short Timer.
August 13, 2013
And Now the Princess Leia Hijab
Would you please stop calling me that?
July 19, 2013
I felt a great disturbance in the force .....
h/t: Darth Vader via Darth Odie
July 18, 2013
Party on Luke!
My apologies Buzzfeed, our server won't let me upload that, too large.
May 29, 2013
Count Dooku's New Strategy to Bring Younglings to the Dark Side: Heavy Metal
And if you need any more evidence that this is the work of the Sith, contemplate who it is that Count Dooku is teaming up with to make the album: Judas Priest:
The record, which features track names such as “Massacre of the Saxons”, “The Devil’s Advocate” and “The Ultimate Sacrifice”, is likely to appeal to fans of Sir Lee’s fantasy films. Lee appears on the cover brandishing a sword and surrounded by fire....Thanks to Armaros
“I’m not screaming or anything like that, but it is definitely heavy metal,” Sir [Christopher] Lee said....
The album was arranged by Richie Faulkner, the lead guitarist for heavy metal band Judas Priest.
May 15, 2013
Where's Rusty? Star Wars Fight Club Edition
Police were called to a British sci-fi convention following reports that rival fan-clubs had become involved in a violent dispute.
A group of visiting Doctor Who fans were reportedly arguing with a local Star Wars enthusiasts’ club at the Norwich Star Wars Club event, held in the University of East Anglia, police said. But after talking to witnesses and reviewing CCTV police officers said no actual assault took place.
May 04, 2013
May the 4th Be With You!
Here's a photo from our annual Star Wars Day company picnic.
April 26, 2013
Friday Afternoon Star Wars Filibuster
As both a Parks and Recreation fan and the owner of a kinda-sorta Star Wars themed blog, I'm a bit peeved that no one told me about this until I saw Maetenloch's post this morning.
It's pretty funny. If you're a Star Wars geek.
Apparently the whole thing was improved. Yes, Patton Oswalt is one of us. Or, more correctly: you are in Patton Oswalt's tribe.
April 17, 2013
Proof Darth Vader Behind French Victory at Hastings 1066
This explains so much ...
Thanks to Boquisucio
March 21, 2013
Jedi Weddings Unfair!
Proposed changes to marriage would open the way for Star Wars Jedi to perform ceremonies, a church has said.The Sith's is a philosophy of Peace through Strength and also all the Jedi must be destroyed. A religion of Peace if you will.
The Free Church of Scotland said the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill will allow groups promoting a belief to marry couples.
The government said the change was relevant to bodies such as humanists, who are classed as religious rather than non-religious at the moment.
March 18, 2013
The Death Star Was an Inside Job!
Sorry I got carried away there for a minute...
If the Jedi are not all destroyed it will be civil war without end. See, I'm feeling better now.
Update: A contrarian's rebuttal. Showing once again that the Sith's policy for the Galactic Empire is only to bring peace and justice to the galaxy. Without, you know, balancing the entire Galactic budget on the backs of hard working middle class Jawas.
March 15, 2013
New Improved Jawa Banner Falls Victim to 24h News Cycle
Alas, our new and improved Jawa banner riffing on "the smartest guy in the room" is no more. Remember the good old days when you could keep a snarky joke like that going for months? I miss those days.
PS-if you still see the Star Trek themed banner it's because your computer saves images like that locally in order to load webpages faster. Just hit the reload button and your machine should grab the new image and replace the old one.
March 06, 2013
Sandcrawler Zionist Kihnspiracy Update
However the map is not complete. The center of one of what I believe is the crater Feundlich Sharnov has been censored.
The area has been previously imaged, but not in enough detail to reveal the Super Sekrit Zionist Base which is obscured in the new high detail images.
The base is where The Zionists and Space Aliens hold summit meetings in order to exchange technology and work on plots to rule the world and eventually the entire galaxy.
March 01, 2013
Obama Inspires New Jawa Report Design
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Background here if you're not in the loop yet.
I honestly believe that this is the first time any one at MSNBC has ever been disillusioned with Obama. I'm guessing Chuck Todd is in the middle of an existential crisis.
Obama: "Damn it, Jim! I'm A President, Not A Jedi Dictator!"
President Obama complains he can't do a "Jedi Mind Meld" on Republicans:
During President Barack Obama's surprise sequester press conference, CNN reporter Jessica Yellin asked him why he couldn't do anything to stop the automatic spending cuts that start to take effect today.
Obama responded by answering with what was supposed to be a Star Wars reference — but he ended up confusing Star Wars and Star Trek.
"I can’t do some kind of Jedi Mind Meld on congressional Republicans," Obama said.
President Obama wished he could alternatively do a Jedi Death Grip on Conservatives, but that power was also not his to use. He concluded the press conference saying, "May the force be with you so you can live long and prosper."
February 04, 2013
I Find Your Lack of Faith in the Force Meowing
Kittehs: the Sith of the animal kingdom.
Thanks to Jim.
January 21, 2013
Leia Seeks Advice
January 01, 2013
2012 Year in Review (Haiku Contest)
UPDATE: Winners Announced
Hope for change, I did.
Sith revealed. Liberty dies.
Any other ideas summarizing 2012 in 17 syllables?
UPDATE: Let's just go ahead and turn this into a full blown haiku contest. The winner gets a key to the Death Star, a laurel, and a hearty handshake.
UPDATE II: Happy New Year Jawas! Some great haikus.
The Weak Minds Voted for the Fiscal Cliff Deal award for best haiku summarizing 2012 goes to DMartyr for:
Trillion Dollar Debts,
Obama's Benghazi Folks.
The C-3PO Was Just Programmed That Way award for best haiku describing Obama's inner innermost fantasies goes to Moshe Ben Avram for:
Luke Skywalker and the Prez,
Don't ask, don't tell,
Man love abounds.
The Xariff Loves Goatses Award is pretty self explanatory and goes to Kafiroon:
Xariif bows low
Satan prong extends
And the Mark Thinks Poetry is for Fags award for best haiku integrating oblique yet timely lines from Star Wars goes to Snowflake X for:
Muslim moon and star
shining over Washington
Hold on: that's no moon
Thanks to all those that participated. Happy New Year!
December 25, 2012
Merry Christmas, Have You
May the force be with you on this blessed day!
December 13, 2012
Democracy Win! Death Star Petition Reaches Critical Mass
My faith in democracy is restored:
The Death Star petition on the White House website has gained enough signatures to merit a response from President Obama's administrationThe petition reads:
Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.Now if we can just get a right to work bill through the Imperial Senate, we might just get this thing built before the Rebel Alliance gets out of hand.
Those who sign here petition the United States government to secure funding and resources, and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016.
By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such as a Death Star, the government can spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense.
December 12, 2012
Out: Jesus Face in Tortilla
In: Jabba the Hut the Potato
And the bid at eBay is only up to $10.50 as of this writing.
December 04, 2012
Disney Demeans Darth
Disney puts the Dark Side to work - rebuilding damaged homes:
“I just saw the opening two minutes and they had Darth Vader and his Storm Troopers helping build a new house!” one Star Wars fanboy complained to me. “This is disgusting and it’s exactly what people were afraid of with Disney buying Star Wars. They are ruining the franchise by using it for trivial bullshit. Please write about this. It’s outrageous and it’s totally wrong.”I agree! What's next, Lord Voldemort helping orphans? Sauron advocating for little people? This insanity must STOP!
Updated for your boobie viewing pleasure by SH: Disney Sing-a-long with Princess Leia:
Sad, I know, but boobies!
October 30, 2012
Disney's .... Star Wars VII?
I know you are tempted to ask yourself the age old question: If there really was some all-knowing, all-powerful God, then how could he let George Lucas ruin so many people's lives?
It's a legit point. But just remember: Absolute Evil is evidence of Absolute Good.
I present to you Absolute Evil:
The Walt Disney Company announced today it has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm and is planning Star Wars Episode 7 for 2015! In a conference call, Disney revealed that they are planning a new trilogy starting in 2015 with a new movie coming every other year.Yes, there is a God. I know this because George Lucas is His opposite corollary in the universe.
October 16, 2012
Sand Trooper Jeep Cherokees All Around
A post so self evident, I have to include Fox News' title: Jeep Sand Trooper is just what the Jawa ordered
This must be what Jawas drive on the weekend....Indeed.
If Luke had one of these, we’re guessing would have been a lot happier living on Tatooine.
October 10, 2012
Video: DNC Worker Promotes Voter Fraud
So this is how liberty ends, not with thunderous applause but with a teenage giggle.
October 06, 2012
Luke Skywalker Turns to the Dark Side
The thing is, liberal douches like this are so wrapped up in the media's alternate reality that they actually believe that what they are saying is true:
Mark Hamill, the actor best known for portraying Luke Skywalker in the "Star Wars" movies, posted some harsh criticism of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in his Twitter account Thursday that drew some interesting responses.
"I've never seen a candidate for president lie more than Romney," Hamill stated. "He lies effortlessly, shamelessly. This snake oil salesman must be defeated!!!"
October 03, 2012
Obama's Jedi Mind Trick on the Media
And yes, that old trick only works on the weak minded.
Thanks to Armoros Fallen
UPDATE: Admin warned within hours that Benghazi attack had al Qaeda ties, continued to blame First Amendment for at least 9 days.
September 10, 2012
Who Says Star Wars Geeks Can't be LSU Fans?
Greatest idea ever?
The only tragedy here is that it wasn't a Trojan who thought of this. Come on guys, George Lucas didn't donate $100 million for nothing!
Thanks to Jim.
August 23, 2012
Hurt in a speeder bike accident on Endor? Call the Law Office of Lando Calrissian
Caption This: Sith Lord Spotted Over Crucial Swing State
Darth Vader balloon at the All Ohio Balloonfest. Photo courtesy of Dave M's wife Marilyn.
August 20, 2012
What do you get when you cross a Land Cruiser and an Imperial Speeder?
Thanks to Phil
August 09, 2012
Mars Rover Mystery Sparks Controversy
A strange blotch appeared in the Mars rover's view finder that has scientists baffled. After a short time, the mysterious shape disappeared.
Any guesses? Add your two cents in comments.
June 04, 2012
What if Star Wars was a Spanish Language Soap Opera?
Finally, one more important Star Wars question answered.
Thanks to MR.