Posts Tagged ‘Humor’



He’s No Guac to Me Dead

Pete Vilmur | February 4, 2009

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Latimes.com reports the winners of Guac Bowl 2009 today, an annual event that attracts entries from guacamole aficionadoes. While “He’s No Guac to Me Dead” didn’t take this year’s Best Presentation Trophy (that went to an entry titled “Ms. Guac Man”), we think Rob Saccenti’s Han-in-carbonite creation is definitely double-dip-worthy.

From the story:

Saccenti once again wowed spectators with “He’s No Guac to Me Dead,” a life-size replica of Han Solo encased in carbonite and guacamole, but the only trophy his Guac Solo came close to winning was the Icarus Award.

Check out the full story and other winning entries here.

Rare Hungarian Star Wars on Ebay

Pete Vilmur | January 27, 2009

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When it comes to Star Wars posters, sometimes bizarre is better. This recent eBay auction for a rare Hungarian Star Wars poster, which depicts a strange grill-mouth Vader with sword-wielding dragon, recently sold for nearly $700. Not bad for a film whose title most of us probably can’t pronounce (“Csillagok Haboruja”).

Obama Action Figure Duels Vader

Pete Vilmur | January 21, 2009

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We’re not exactly sure if this is an officially-licensed Presidential action figure or not, but the fact that it’s posed with none other than Darth Vader makes it too irresistible — not to mention timely — not to mention here. Lucas must have been on to something when he singled out Obama as a modern-day hero-in-the-making last June.

Check out more pics of this striking figure apparently from Japan.

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SOURCE: BoingBoing.net

Galactic Senate on 30 Rock

StarWars.com Team | January 9, 2009

If you caught this week’s episode “Senor Macho Solo” in Season 3 of 30 Rock, then you may have noticed some awesome flirting saturated with Star Wars references between Liz Lemon (played by Tina Fey) and a possible love interest Stuart played by actor Peter Dinklage.

Stuart: It’s my fault for wanting to hear all about your job, it’s just so much more interesting than the UN.

Liz Lemon: Oh come on, really? You have all those different languages and the costumes and that big meeting room; it must be like working in the Galactic Senate in Star Wars.

Stuart: They are similar. We are also very concerned about the growing influence of the Sith lords.

Watch the full episode here on Hulu.com:
VIDEO: 30 Rock: “Senor Macho Solo”

Boba Underoos Fettch $100 on Ebay

Pete Vilmur | December 19, 2008

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You know when fans bid up a set of 1980 Boba Fett Underoos to $104 that the galaxy’s baddest bounty hunter has still got it. For that price, the underwear better be really fun to wear!

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Dreaming of a White Sithmas?

Bonnie Burton | December 16, 2008

Holiday fan fun on YTMND.com (might not work with IE 6).

Darth Vader Gets His Christmas Wish
Christmas Chewbacca
What Can You Get A Wookiee for Christmas?
Jon Bon Jovi’s Rockin’ Star Wars Christmas
Twelve Days of Star Wars

Tom Cruise = Pool Hall Jedi?

Bonnie Burton | December 3, 2008

Sure Tom Cruise was awesome playing a cocky pool hustler in the Scorsese film The Color of Money, but what if his pool cue doubled as a lightsaber?

VIDEO: Tom Cruise with a Lightsaber (via Collegehumor.com)

Colbert Urges Nation to Buy Lightsabers

Bonnie Burton | December 3, 2008

Not to be out-geeked by The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, on the Dec. 1 episode of The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert wagged his finger at the National Toy Hall of Fame curator Christopher Bench for inducting the stick into the museum and called it “all natural, the perfect price.”

Colbert says of Bench:

Wrong! Free is never the perfect price! Retailers depend on holiday toy sales but thanks to Mr. Bench here, parents are gonna realize that sticks literally grow on trees. He makes me so mad I want to poke him in the eye, with not a stick, but a Star Wars Force FX authentic replica lightsaber. (Waves lightsaber around.) Just $79.99!

Check out the full episode on Hulu.com:
VIDEO: The Colbert Report
(Colbert waves the lightsaber at around 11:30)

Get your own Star Wars Force FX Lightsaber at Star Wars Shop.

Jon Stewart and His C-3PO Bobblehead

Bonnie Burton | December 2, 2008

Last night on The Daily Show, show host Jon Stewart did his share to talk about Black Friday by rubbing it in our faces that he beat out holiday shoppers to a C-3PO bobblehead.

He’s also a tad worried about the recession, now that he claims to have bought a lifesize Millennium Falcon made of LEGOs.

VIDEO: The Daily Show
(watch from 2:10 to 3:11)

Clone Wars Thanksgiving Special? Nope.

StarWars.com Team | November 24, 2008

Whenever I think about my favorite shows and their seasonal specials, I always smile to myself that I’m not the only one who has the holiday spirit. Who can forget the Native American ghost invasion plot of the Thanksgiving episode of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer? Or the Christmas Special of The Venture Bros. where everything that could go wrong at a cocktail party — when you invite super villains — does?

So leave it up to io9.com’s columnist Graeme McMillan to pitch Thanksgiving specials not only for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, but also for Heroes, Knight Rider, Lost, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

EXCERPT:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars
We journey to Kashyyyk, where the Wookiees are celebrating their annual Life Day. Planning to convince the Wookiees to join the Republic in their struggles against the evil Count Dooku and his seperatists, Padme gets captured and has to be rescued by Anakin, Ahsoka and a brand new Jedi that we’ve never seen before. Who looks like a turkey. After a brave and ferocious battle, Padme is rescued, but the turkey Jedi sacrifices himself in the process. The end of the episode sees the Wookiees and our heroes gathered around a great feast, as Yoda reminds everyone about the brave sacrifices that have been made so that everyone could be there that day, and says something about “Thanks, we must be giving on this day.” And then R2 makes that farting noise and everyone laughs.

Read full article here:
Five TV Thanksgiving Specials We’ll Sadly Never See (via io9.com)