Posts Tagged ‘Humor’

Steve Jobs Lightsaber Battle in Antennagate! Team | July 19, 2010

Apple founder Steve Jobs has been busy defending the iPhone 4, which has been mired in problems since before its launch. The latest scandal to crop up, dubbed “Antennagate,” is so-named because the phone’s antenna gets poor reception if the phone is held the wrong way.

Check out this awesome animation from NMANews explain Antennagate, while showing an epic lightsaber battle between Steve Jobs and Microsoft’s Bill Gates. Jobs also has some rather impressive Force lightning skills.

WATCH VIDEO: Reality distortion field remains strong with Steve Jobs after Antennagate (via NMANews)

Improv Everywhere: Star Wars Subway Car Team | July 14, 2010

Star Wars is everywhere so it was only a matter of time before Improv Everywhere took their own stab at bringing their favorite scenes to the masses. Since 2001, Improv Everywhere has entertained the public at random in New York City. Some of their 100 improv stunts include Frozen Grand Central, the Food Court Musical, and the famous No Pants Subway Ride, and now Star Wars Subway.

For their latest mission, the group staged a reenactment of the first Princess Leia and Darth Vader scene from Star Wars on a New York City subway car.

The white walls and sliding doors on the train reminded us of the Rebel ship from the movie, and we thought it would be fun to see how people would react to a surprise appearance by the iconic characters. We spread out the actors along the train line, staging it so they would enter the right car at the right time.

The people on the train went crazy for Vader. I think they thought the joke was over once the Stormtroopers got on, but Vader just topped it so well. One thing we learned is that almost every human will immediately take out their camera when they see Darth Vader. We’ve done lots of crazy missions on the subway over the years, but I have never seen so many people taking photographs of our performance. How can you not take a photo of Darth Vader? It’s impossible to resist!

WATCH VIDEO: Star Wars Subway Car

Be sure to check out the Improv Everywhere site for the behind-the-scenes story about the Star Wars Subway Car stunt.


Would You Let Chewbacca Run Your Bar? Team | July 8, 2010

Who would make a better investment partner for a bar called Whiskey Business – Chewbacca or Falkor, the luckdragon from The Neverending Story?

Comedians Chris Gethard and Bobby Moynihan chat on Comedy Central’s Portable Lounge about who they’d pick. Plus Star Wars impressions!

Moynihan: “If I was a bar owner, Chewie is THE best co-pilot ever! He would do everything. He would clean up. Chewie’s like a bouncer too. He has a crossbow which is awesome!”

WATCH VIDEO: Chris Gethard & Bobby Moynihan: Whodja Rather?

Free Comic Book Day & Simpsons Slave Leia Team | April 30, 2010

Just in case you didn’t know, May 1 is Free Comic Book Day! Head over to your local comic book shop and pick up free comics of G.I. Joe, Iron Man, Thor, Mouse Guard, Fraggle Rock, Shrek, The Simpsons, Toy Story, The Tick and more.

While there’s no Star Wars or Clone Wars comics offered for Free Comic Book Day, Bongo Comics has a free Simpsons comic where we get to see another side of Principal Skinner that might not be what you expect.

Star Wars Afghanistan Stability Chart Team | April 30, 2010

The military encapsulates the solution to all of our problems in Afghanistan with one simple PowerPoint slide. So leave it to Jon Stewart to explain the highly confusing Afghanistan Stability Chart by dropping in a few Star Wars references.

WATCH VIDEO: The Daily Show: Afghanistan Stability Chart

Ewok Karaoke! Team | April 22, 2010

Forget singing hits from Journey, Madonna and Lady Gaga. What fans really want is to sing the Ewok celebration song!

You’re in luck!

WATCH VIDEO: Ewok Karaoke

Zillo Beast Haiku Roundup Team | April 20, 2010

Last week, in celebration of the mega-monster mayhem unleashed by the Zillo Beast, we borrowed a page from Godzilla fandom and began celebrating the reptilian titan seventeen syllables at a time. Readers responded, and here is a sampling of some of the many we received.


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More Zillo Beast Haikus

Pablo Hidalgo | April 14, 2010





Once you start doing these, you really can’t stop.

Star Wars Meets Lost Comic Team | April 13, 2010

(Art by Graham Annable)
If you’ve been watching Lost, you already know the show is saturated with Star Wars references. Remember that epic Empire Strikes BackLost episode?

Now cartoonist Graham Annable has illustrated the ultimate LostStar Wars mash-up with hilarious results.

This new line of themed drawings has the added value of foretelling an Ewok’s demise in the belly of hungry castaways. Yub-nub-licious! Furthermore, Annable demonstrates the hilarious results of character-specific pairings between folks like Sayid and Boba Fett, Benjamin Linus and Darth Vader and even Hurley and Jabba the Hutt.

You can see the whole set of comics on Flickr:
“Foggy memories of LOST”

Read more here:
Graham Annable Blends Lost and Star Wars With Delightfully Sketchy Results (via Comics Alliance)

Zillo Beast Haikus

Pablo Hidalgo | April 13, 2010




Intended, of course, as the highest form of flattery. We’ll be here all week, folks as we count down to The Zillo Beast Strikes Back.