Posts Tagged ‘Humor’



Weezer Gives Web Celeb Tribute in Vid

StarWars.com Team | May 23, 2008

Weezer‘s new video “Pork and Beans” pays tribute to every Web celebrity and viral video you can think of from the Coke-Mentos experiment to Charlie the Unicorn. Of course, Star Wars fans Ryan vs. Dorkman and lightsabers in general make the usual cameos!

See if you can name all the guest stars and shout-outs!

VIDEO: Weezer – “Pork and Beans”

May the Font Be With You

StarWars.com Team | May 15, 2008

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Ironicsans.com recently posted some unusual Star Wars artwork constructed from bolds, italics, punctuations, and other hunt and peck fare. Inspired by a line from Star Wars – “Darth Vader. Only you could be so bold” – the artist composed a striking portrait of the Sith Lord using various letters and symbols found on the keyboard:

I started out trying to literally depict [the Vader/Leia] scene from Star Wars using letterforms, intending to use bold letters for Vader and light letters for Princess Leia. I loved the idea of the @ sign filling in for Leia’s hair bun. But after a few attempts I concluded that I’m no LIDA when it comes to making art from letters. I just couldn’t get the fabric to look like fabric without making the entire thing out of parentheses and tildes of various sizes. And that kind of misses the point. The letter “M” sort of did what I wanted, but not really. It’s too rigid.

Check out the full post here.

The Empire Strikes Barack

Bonnie Burton | May 6, 2008

As the campaign trail for the next President of the United States heats up, there’s bound to be quite a few fan films floating around for the candidates. We couldn’t help but take notice of this tribute to Barack Obama reimagined inside the Star Wars universe.

VIDEO: The Empire Strikes Barack

Star Wars — Now with Pants!

Bonnie Burton | May 2, 2008


(Chewie has no need for pants!)

In honor of No Pants Day (May 2), we figured even if you’d rather not go trouser-less, you might appreciate this list of lines from Star Wars just seem funnier with the word “pants” substituted for the original words.

The Best Star Wars Lines with Pants:

1. These pants may not look like much, kid, but they’ve got it where it counts.
2. I find your lack of pants disturbing.
3. These pants contain the ultimate power in the Universe.
4. I used to bulls-eye womp-rats in my pants back home.
5. TK-421. . . Why aren’t you in your pants?
6. Governor Tarkin. I recognized your foul pants when I was brought onboard.
7. You look strong enough to pull the pants off of a Gundark.
8. Great, Chewie, great. Always thinking with your pants.
9. Your pants betray you.
10. But I was gonna’ go down to Toshi Station to pick up some power pants!

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Millennium Falcon Spotted in Bay Area

StarWars.com Team | May 1, 2008

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The Millennium Falcon’s come home to roost in San Francisco it would seem. Flickr poster Kevin Collins caught a rare photo of the Millennium Falcon – the tugboat, that is – towing a barge through one of Golden Gate City’s many waterways.

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We have to wonder if this Falcon’s got any hidden “special modifications” – point-five past yacht-speed, perhaps?

Check out Kevin’s photostream here.

Star Wars Ewok Gospel

Bonnie Burton | April 30, 2008

Ewok haters move to the left. We’re waving our Wicket Pride Flag and singing along with the “Star Wars Ewok Gospel!” Amen Billy Dee Williams! Give it up, because it’s long over due!

VIDEO: Watch the Star Wars Ewok Gospel here. (Youtube)

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SOURCE: ClubJade.net

The Best of the Worst Star Wars Wannabes

StarWars.com Team | April 30, 2008


(scene from The Humanoid)

Recently sci-fi pop culture blog io9.com gave their 2 cents about a lesser-known spaghetti space opera The Humanoid:

It stars Richard Kiel (“Jaws” from the James Bond movies) as a super-soldier — who decapitates like eight guys by throwing one pylon in this clip. It also has some of the best Darth Vader dialog ever, a robot dog named Robodog, a psychic Jedi-child, and an evil queen who has to absorb the juices of one topless young fashion model every day to stay young. The directors of Star Crash and The Humanoid had an undying rivalry, that endured 23 years later, when one of them was working in a gift shop.

Of course, The Humanoid is only one of many cheap ripoffs and campy homages to Star Wars that have a special charm all their own. Whether it’s the Hoff showing off in Starcrash or Roger Corman’s B-grade epic Battle Beyond the Stars, there’s plenty of Star Wars schlock to choose from. Though these not-so-celebrated films may have tanked at the box office on release or were mercilessly heckled by fickle fans, they still have a place in our hearts — misplaced ninjas, gassy aliens, cruddy sword-fights and all.

Here’s our list of The Best of the Worst Star Wars Wannabes:

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Would Vader Make a Good CEO?

StarWars.com Team | April 25, 2008

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HRworld.com recently updated with a great entry which asks which Star Wars character would make the best CEO? Ten characters are profiled, accompanied by a roster of assets and, uh, challenges – here’s Darth Vader’s:

Discipline is this dude’s middle name, and his dominance could easily transfer to a Fortune 500 company. However, his less savory traits — the easily stoked anger and penchant for inspiring fear to name a couple — might lead to high secretary turnover.

Head on over to hrworld.com to find out which denizens of our favorite faraway galaxy are CEO material (thanks to Paul Ogle for the tip!).

Spotted in The Onion

StarWars.com Team | April 17, 2008

Area newspaper satirizes filmmaker with following headline:

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There’s no story to accompany the headline, but by all means, check out the site. (some content not suitable for all ages)

May April Fool’s Be With You

Bonnie Burton | April 1, 2008

Nothing shows off our fans’ excellent sense of humor more than every site trying to pull a fast one on April 1. While Starwars.com didn’t have a chance to jump in on the fun like we have in the past — April 1, 1979 — we were thrilled to see loads of Star Wars fans — and various sci-fi kids — get in on the act.

Here’s a list of our faves so far…

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