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Star Wars Horror Films Meme

StarWars.com Team | October 29, 2010

Art by Katie Cook

What if Ewoks were infected with a zombie virus? What if Chewbacca was a werewolf? What if Yoda wanted to suck your blood? In the “spirit” of Halloween, here’s some of our favorite fan suggested titles for Star Wars horror films from the #StarWarsHorrorFilms hashtag meme on Twitter!

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Give Up Your Bus Seat to Yoda!

StarWars.com Team | October 19, 2010

While riding the bus you should always give up your seat to pregnant women, moms with babies, the elderly and Yoda.

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Thanks for the tip, Brian Huberd!

SOURCE: Failblog

Yoda the Bat?

StarWars.com Team | October 6, 2010

It’s always exciting to see new species of animals, plants and insects discovered, but it’s even cooler when they look like our favorite Star Wars characters!

A nyctimene tube-nosed fruit bat with an appearance reminiscent of the Star Wars Jedi Master Yoda has been discovered in a remote rainforest. The bat, along with an orange spider and a yellow-spotted frog are among a host of new species found in a region of Papua New Guinea.

Read more here:
Feel the Force: Tube-nosed bat which bears striking resemblance to Yoda discovered as scientists find hundreds of new species

“Tatooine” Tune Has Strong Influence on the Geek-Minded

| October 6, 2010

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Boingboing updates today with a catchy little ditty called “Tatooine” by Jeremy Messersmith — a short two-and-a-half-minute piece which recounts the entire original trilogy in a Paul Simon-like song illustrated with paper cut-out animation.

Be warned — you might find yourself whistling this one all afternoon.

Check it out here.

UPDATE: Wired has just posted an interview with Messersmith that you can read here.

Restraining Bolts at ALL TIMES!

StarWars.com Team | October 5, 2010

Most of us here at StarWars.com are suckers for the propaganda poster aesthetic, and this pro-restraining-bolt piece we spotted over at Superpunch really captures the style beautifully. By artist Tim Fischer, who also recently composed “Do Your Duty, Trooper”.

Check out the original Superpunch post here.

Best of Hipster Star Wars Twitter Meme

StarWars.com Team | October 4, 2010

image from: hipsterstarwars.com

This weekend Star Wars fan @davidhoang started the #HipsterStarWars hashtag on Twitter for the fun of it. Soon celebs and fans alike were getting in on the fun.

Here’s a list of some of our faves!

“I liked Admiral Ackbar before he knew there was a trap.” – @davidhoang

“Meh the Force Be With You… Or whatever.” – @bonniegrrl

“I’m into an obscure form of the Force. You’ve probably never heard of it.” – @dresdenblack

“You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, and the fixed-gear.” – @markhoppus

“Mos Eisley Records. You will never find a more incredible hive of rare and used vinyl.” – @rob_sheridan

“Yeah, i used to go to Toshi Station for power converters, now everyone goes there for power converters.” – @israelxsoriano

“I can’t sleep in this Tauntaun. I’m a strict vegan.” – @hipsterstarwars

“I find your lack of faith totes disturbing.” – @Colin_Hanks

“I liked sarlaccs when they were underground.” – @chrispeligro

“Alderaan? Please. I wouldn’t be caught dead there.” – @mdsteele47

Leia: “I love your scarf.” Han: “I know.” – @TheSlush

“I’d just as soon kiss a Wilco.” – @bonniegrrl

“The Jawas obviously got their hoodies at Alderaan Apparel.” – @aboynamedart

“Join me & together I guess we can rule the Galaxy and stuff… or whatever.” – Vader – @DeathStarPR

“The Mos Eisley Cantina Band sounds better on vinyl.” – @TheSlush

“Beru helped me set up a moisture vaporator on H street in DC.” – @josephjohnston

“Can’t believe princess leia wore white after Labor Day.” – @geekgirls

“I’d participate in #hipsterstarwars, but everyone is doing it now.” – @LordPalpatine

“I only listen to white-label witch-house/grime remixes of the Max Rebo Band.” – @SFXmagazine

“Who puts a glove on a robot hand? Honestly?” – @theatomicgeeks

“I only drink blue soy milk.” – @MontyPrime

“Can I get that speederbike as a fixie?” – @asuter

“Do or do not. Who cares?” – @ellingson

“I joined the Rebel Alliance ironically.” – @erier2003


Join in on the fun with the Hipster Star Wars on Twitter and Facebook.

Be sure to follow us on the Star Wars Twitter for more fun memes like this!

Star Destroyer Umbrella!?

StarWars.com Team | September 21, 2010

It may not be real, but at least in your dreams it prevents the rain from making you wish you wore a stormtrooper helmet that day.

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SOURCE: OneMoreGadget.com

Kanye Wookiee?!

StarWars.com Team | September 15, 2010

Recently, New York Magazine decided to illustrate what they thought the singer/rapper superstar Kanye West would tweet about next in an article called “Kanye West Tweets the Fall.”

There were quite a few amusing ideas, but we like the idea of Chanel making a Wookiee suit for Kanye best.

Follow Kanye West on Twitter here.

Ackbar Potato Discovered!

StarWars.com Team | September 9, 2010

“Admiral Ackbar was found in our store today!”
via GoodFoodsCoop

Bounty Hunter Sitcoms Twitter Meme

StarWars.com Team | August 30, 2010


(by TB5918)Last week on Twitter, Star Wars fans joined in on the #BountyHunterSitcoms hashtag to come up with some of the coolest comedies we wish really existed on the small screen.

Here’s a listing of some of our favorites:

Who’s the Bossk? – @TB5918 & @alexpardee
Boba Knows Best – @Kalethan
The Mighty Boushh – @chrisjallan
IG-88 is Enough – @DarkLordSidious
My Life as Boba – @TheLizAlliance
Slave(One)’d by the Bell – @electrikyle
Boba Meets World – @HVAdvertising
Seinfett – @MitchyD
How IG-88 Met Your Mother – @jhawver
The Fetts of Life – @jrsydevils
The Fresh Bossk of Bel Aire – @MuggyDelFreskoe
Dengar & Greg – @nerdrage42
Mandalorian in the Middle – @sengaeriel
The Golden Greedos – @astheniafreak
The Fettsons – @astheniafreak
Growing Up Greedo – @thatCSAguy
Everybody Loves Zuckuss – @BobWulff
The Big Bossk Theory – @BobWulff
Sanford & Slave-1 – @HVAdvertising
4-Lom, a girl and a pizza place – @LordPalpatine
4-Lom-y Ties – @Greg_Uebele
The IG-88 Crowd – @Barnfee

Have more to add? Post them in the comments below!

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(by Alex Pardee)