Posts Tagged ‘Humor’

Star Wars Squirrel

Bonnie Burton | October 18, 2007

Darth Vader Gift on “The Daily Show” Team | October 11, 2007

Lynne Cheney, the wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, appeared on “The Daily Show,” Oct. 10. to talk about her new memoir, Blue Sky, No Fences and about life in the White House. But before the interview got started, she brought with her a special gift for host Jon Stewart — a Darth Vader doll.

“It’s a special present for you…it’s an old family heirloom,” Cheney laughs.
“Is there a microphone in it?” Stewart jokes.
“No, but it’s signed on the bottom…” Cheney says.
“Is that true?” Stewart asks.
“… in invisible ink,” Cheney continues.
“It’s lovely, thank you very much,” Stewart says. “I’ll keep that….”
“As a nice reminder,” Cheney answers.
“Yes!” Stewart laughs.

Watch the video here on Comedy Central:
Lynne Cheney Pt. 1

Financial Planning with Yoda? Team | October 10, 2007

For most of us, figuring out how to invest our money is harder than understanding a screamfest between a Jawa and an Ewok. With that in mind, perhaps your best bet for financial advice is Jedi Master Yoda? Financial adviser and author Alan Haft gives fans the lowdown on everything from investment planning with an open mind to keeping your planning strategy simple — but explained through Star Wars lessons.

As surprising it may sound, when it comes to getting good advice on investing, for a moment, forget The Wall Street Journal and everything else out there. That two-foot, nine-hundred year old creature surprisingly offers some decent advice on investing. In fact, as crazy as it sounds, the entire Star Wars series itself offers some fantastic suggestions to get us on the right path towards success. Only problem is, few people have taken the time to do something as ridiculous as I have: ponder how the classic tale can teach us a few things about making money.

Read more here:
Six Things Star Wars Teaches About Money



“Colbert Report” Star Wars Pop-up Book Cameo

Bonnie Burton | October 4, 2007

In the Oct. 3 epsiode of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert dared ask the question who would be brave enough to release their book the same day (Oct. 9) as his new soon-to-be bestseller —
I Am America (And So Can You!)

Author Paul Krugman may have recently changed the publication date for his new book The Conscience of a Liberal to Oct. 15, but one of our favorite authors Matthew Reinhart is still prepared for the challenge with his book — Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy.


Great Military Blunders of the Galactic Empire

Bonnie Burton | October 1, 2007

Darth Vader’s tyrannical Empire struck fear into an entire galaxy. Sadly, his fleet was also behind some embarrassingly ill-planned military ventures. Reviewing early Imperial schematics, the Sith Lord himself expressed serious doubts about his soldiers’ tactical choices…

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Great Military Blunders of the Galactic Empire


Jedi Rank on Needlessly-Detailed Wikipedia Entries List Team | October 1, 2007

Humor magazine Cracked lists “The 8 Most Needlessly Detailed Wikipedia Entries,” and shockingly (or not) we come in at #8 with List of Ancient Jedi. We’re in weird company. Also making the list: “7th Heaven” Episodes, Tennis Performance Timeline Comparison (Women), Line of Succession to the British Throne, Universe of the Metroid Video Game, Jason Mewes, List of City Nicknames in the United States, and List of Unicode Characters.

PhotoMasher Needs You! Team | September 28, 2007


If you’ve got a few spare minutes this weekend, make sure to head on over to our PhotoMasher section and work some photo-editing magic on our naked Ewok (well, he’s not wearing a headdress anyway).

Best submissions will be posted Monday afternoon (image above provided by boba lebowski).

Wired Profiles “Robot Chicken” Team | September 27, 2007

Get a behind-the-scenes look at “Robot Chicken” with a special report from the Oct. 2007 issue of Wired magazine. Co-creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, as well as the producers Corey Campodonico and Alex Bulkley of ShadowMachine Films, talk about the success of “Robot Chicken” — including their most recent Star Wars special.


Since its debut in 2005, Chicken has helped the cable channel set ratings records and has enjoyed brisk DVD sales. When the Palpatine snippet found its way onto YouTube last year, it generated more than a million views, creating a flock of new fans — and eventually hatching a 30-minute Robot Chicken: Star Wars TV special.

With some 30 projects in development, Shadow Machine has expanded from a two-man operation to a staff of around 80. Green and Senreich’s production company, Stoopid Monkey, recently inked a two-picture deal with heavy hitters Harvey and Bob Weinstein, and ShadowMachine has signed on to handle production. “There’s a glut of CG right now, and they’re unique in the market place,” says Matthew Stein, senior VP of production at the Weinsteins’ Dimension Films, who developed the deal. “Who’s to say there’s not an opportunity for stop-motion on the big screen?”

Just ask George Lucas, who was so tickled after seeing the Palpatine sketch that he gave Robot Chicken rare carte blanche to craft a half-hour Star Wars parody. He even voiced his own plaid-shirted Mini-Me for one skit and hosted a screening of the special at Skywalker Ranch. “George got really complimentary,” Green recalls. “I leaned in and said, ‘I want to do two sequels and three prequels — if you’re cool with it.’” And why not? As Lucas himself might put it: Today Coruscant. Tomorrow, the world.

Read the full interview here:
Fowl Play: Adult Swim’s Low-Budget, High-Geek, Stop-Mo Hit “Robot Chicken”

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“Family Guy: Blue Harvest” Content Round Up Team | September 25, 2007

Here’s a compendium of all the videos, images, audio, articles and interviews on about “Family Guy: Blue Harvest.” Enjoy!

“Family Guy: Blue Harvest” Content:




Stormtroopers Invade Weird Al Concert Team | September 24, 2007

(photo by Bob DeSimone)

A recent concert review in New York Magazine reveals that our favorite comedian/singer/curly-haired god — Weird Al — invited the Empire City Garrison of the 501st Legion which included a Darth Vader, two sandtroopers and 10 stormtroopers to come up on stage with him — impressing fans including this music critic!

The evening’s undeniable highlight was the half-hour mash-up of Al’s best-loved song parodies — yep, he played “Eat It.” “Amish Paradise” too — culminating in “The Saga Continues,” his Star Wars–themed version of Don McLean’s “American Pie,” for which he was flanked by Darth Vader and eight dancing Stormtroopers. Even some girls enjoyed it!

Read the full review here:
‘Weird Al’: Still Great! (via New York Magazine)

Be sure to check out our own interview with Weird Al about his love for Star Wars here on
“Weird Al” — Nerdy Something