Posts Tagged ‘Humor’

The Big Bang Theory – “It’s a Trap!”

Bonnie Burton | March 31, 2009

If you watched this week’s episode of the geektastic comedy The Big Bang Theory, then you witnessed socially-challenged character Sheldon doing his impression of Admiral Ackbar saying “It’s a trap!” over and over and over again.

WATCH VIDEO: The Big Bang Theory – “It’s a Trap!”

The Truthiness of Chewbacca Team | March 28, 2009

Everything we need to know about today’s important news headlines we get from truthiness expert Stephen Colbert, so it was only a matter of time before Mr. Colbert had us rethink all that we know about our favorite Star Wars characters.

Here’s what the Colbert Wikiality site has to say about Chewbacca:

Chewbacca is a heroic mutant bear from Canada. Even though he is a mindless killing machine, he mindlessly kills liberals, making him a good guy. Chewbacca was concieved by an American woman and a Canadian grizzly bear in 1865. Even though his father was a bear, it seemed that he got his mother’s patriotism, and broke free from the clan of killer bears, joining the righteous crusade of Abraham Lincoln against the sleazy, corrupt hillbilly liberals of the C.S.A.

Later, after traveling to Star Wars and meeting Obi-Wan Kenobi, Chewbacca fended off a bear attack on Coruscant, driving them back to Earth. In a climactic battle, he defeated the combined bear forces of Karl Marx, Nancy Pelosi, Josef Stalin, Donald Duck, Stanley Kubrick and Winnie the Pooh in Italy, the most recent addition to the Axis of Evil, thereby defeating the Communist threat of that country. He continues to work for the CIA, protecting the President from bears, waiting until the Galaxy needs his help again…

Read more here:
Wikiality: Chewbacca

Found on eBay: Star Wars Disco Duds

Pete Vilmur | March 25, 2009


Ah, the ‘70s. For Star Wars fans, the decade of disco brought us Meco’s Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk, “The Star Wars Holiday Special” kitsch-fest, and the occasional fashion gem, such as customized bell-bottom Star Wars pants.

For vintage fashion aficionados with a far-out bent, a seller in Australia is serving up one groovy pair of custom flared Star Wars pants with rainbow striping, just the thing that would have caught the eye of that calculator-toting closet Star Wars fan in 1978. Collecting guru Steve Sansweet tells us the fabric comes from ‘70s licensee Liberty Trousers, but that the design is 100% dyn-o-mite.

Better boogie if you want to strut these duds — the seller ships worldwide.

The Happiest Little Frigate

Pablo Hidalgo | March 18, 2009

Once you see this happy little ship, you can’t unsee it.


Found on eBay: Strong Hans

Pete Vilmur | March 16, 2009


Ah, the stuff you find on eBay. Anyone who follows these occasional “Found on Ebay” posts know that I’ve got soft spot for fan-made items, especially those made at the height of the original trilogy’s popularity in the 1970s and ’80s. But then, there are exceptions.

Like many fanzines, 1990′s “From a Certain Point of View #5″ serves up an amateur artwork cover — not unusual, since many of these zines were being churned out by young fans with undeveloped artistic skills. But few could make a Wookiee blush like this one — click through to see the entire, uh, artwork.

Princess Leia Jury Duty on 30 Rock

Bonnie Burton | March 13, 2009

Ever get called for jury duty hoping to find a handy way out of it? Whatever you do, don’t dress up as Princess Leia, talk in a low voice and call officers of the court Imperial Guards.

On this week’s episode of 30 Rock — “The Funcooker”, Liz Lemon played by Tina Fey dresses up like Princess Leia to do just that, with hilarious results.

Here’s some dialog from the episode:

“And I don’t really think it’s fair for me to be on a jury because I’m a hologram.”

“Excuse me Imperial Guard, how long do these arson trials typically last?”
“Couple weeks proabably, and you can drop the voice.”
“This used to get me out of jury duty in Chicago all the time.”
“This ain’t Chicago, honey. Look at these people.”

Salacious Invades Laugh-Out-Loud Cats

Bonnie Burton | February 26, 2009

Artist and illustrator Adam Koford is known for his comic The Laugh-Out-Loud Cats as well as his fascination with hobos. Every once in awhile he sneaks a few Star Wars references into his work.

Last year, Adam sent me some awesome Star Wars Mail Art featuring Jabba, Gonk, Yoda and R2-D2 as part of his hobo cat crew.

So I was thrilled to get his new book The Laugh-Out-Loud Cats Sell Out. He, and author/geek god John Hodgman, signed the book. As an added bonus Adam signed my book with a rather cool portrait of Salacious Crumb as a hobo. Thanks!

Read more about his new book here:
The Laugh-Out-Loud Cats Sell Out by A. Koford (via BoingBoing)

Chad Vader – Oscars Edition

Bonnie Burton | February 18, 2009

Chad Vader re-enacts scenes from the lineup of Best Picture nominees for this year’s Academy Awards. Watch as Chad Vader does his impressions of various characters in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Milk, Frost/Nixon, The Reader, and Slumdog Millionaire.

VIDEO: Chad Vader Re-Enacts The Best Picture Nominees
(via Youtube)


Star Wars Lovefest Roundup

Bonnie Burton | February 13, 2009

Looking for love in Alderaan places? Will your romance Endor? Would you rather kiss a Wookiee? Us too. Get in the Valentine’s Day spirit with this list of fun Star Wars-related romantic sites.

Chad Vader After the Dentist Team | February 9, 2009

Chad Vader responds to the viral video of David After Dentist. Here’s hoping Chad Vader does a spoof on the Christian Bale on-set yellfest next.

WATCH VIDEO: Chad Vader After Dentist (via Youtube)