Posts Tagged ‘Humor’

Jaime King Rocks an Empire Muggs Back Shirt Team | September 30, 2009

Actress Jaime King proudly displays her Star Wars fan cred by wearing an “Empire Muggs Back” t-shirt in a freshly posted Funny or Die video. You’ll recall she was one of dozens of contributing artists to the Empire Muggs Back charity auction project launched by earlier this summer. The video, “The Booby Scare,” is a PSA for Breast Cancer Awareness, but with a twist.


Before anyone starts shrieking that we “think about the children!” please note that the usual warnings apply when navigating to Funny or Die. Though, that said, this video is extremely mild in comparison to some of their other fare.  Anyway, here’s a direct link to the video.

Diablo Cody’s Star Wars… again? Team | September 28, 2009

So, February 2008 brought you this.

And today, we find this.


To be fair, though, both of them missed the Juno window of relevance by weeks.

Stormtroopers Recall Death Star Destruction Team | September 14, 2009

Where were you when the Rebels blew up the Death Star? Here’s a great video from featuring stormtroopers as they remember and honor the anniversary of destruction of the Death Star, with a few theories of their own.

WATCH VIDEO: Stormtroopers’ 9/11

Russell Brand’s AT-AT Bird Sanctuary Team | September 14, 2009

We’ve previously reported about the makeshift AT-AT aviary for injured birds British actor and comedian Russell Brand made as a child and fondly wrote about in his memoir My Booky Wook, but here he is chatting about it with comedian Dawn French:

What kind of kid were you?

Insular. Unusual. I found it difficult to form relationships with people. Mostly I would prefer to make a relationship with a baby bird or perhaps a newt. Over the road from the street I grew up there was a chalk mine and army barracks all disused and overgrown. I would go over there and liberate bird fledglings from the tyranny of their bird parents. “You can’t be brought up by these idiot birds I’ll bring you up in the back of an AT-AT walker” — my Star Wars thing. And they died always, very quickly. It’s really hard to keep a baby bird alive.”

WATCH VIDEO: Russell Brand Interview
(He mentions the AT-AT at around 5:40)

Animals with Lightsabers! Team | September 11, 2009

What makes adorable critters even cuter? When you give them lightsabers to take their battles to the next level, that’s what!

See kittens, prairie dogs, puppies, bats, squirrels, and more on the blog Animals With Lightsabers!

Darth Biden? Chewie Cookie Wookiee? Team | September 2, 2009

We’ve seen President Obama as Admiral Ackbar, as Chewbacca and as a Jedi Knight, but this is the first we’ve seen Vice President Joe Biden as Darth Maul. chats with artist Toby Lunchbreath about his portrait of Darth Biden, as well as the Cookie Monster as Chewbacca.

What was the back story about your Darth Biden art piece?

Darth Biden is a part of a series of cartoon poster concepts intended to help out the struggling right-wing street art movement. I don’t share their politics but I really hate to see bad art, so I thought they could use some suggestions.

So does that make President Obama — Count Dooku?

Well this was all precipitated by the Obama-as-Joker street “art” that got posted up around LA and then mimicked elsewhere, so it appears that Barack’s evil twin has already been defined. Dooku is tall and well-groomed though, so it’s really not that bad of a comparison.

Why do you think Star Wars and politics mix so well in satire?

Star Wars represents the dominant cultural myth of our generation, with clear themes of good, evil, and furry cuteness. Those images are easy to work with because we’ve already got the emotional triggers hardwired into our heads.


“What a Piece of Junk!”

Pete Vilmur | August 31, 2009


Few Star Wars fans may realize that, in 1985, the Millennium Falcon underwent a few “special modifications” to fly once again in a low-budget thriller called Evils of the Night. Well, not really — it actually just appeared on the poster for the B-movie schmaltzfest, sporting a second cockpit along with a cast of strangely recognizable names: Tina Louise (that’s Ginger from Gilligan’s Island), John Carradine, and Julie Newmar (Catwoman!).

There must have been some behind the scenes jitters when it came to marketing the movie on video, since the poster artwork was changed to make the Falcon much less recognizable:


This is the second time we’ve seen the Falcon used on a B-movie poster — remember this one from our feature a couple years ago?

Thanks to Dean Plantamura for the heads up!

George Clooney Shows Off His Jedi Mind Tricks Team | August 28, 2009

In the upcoming movie The Men Who Stare at Goats, Bob Wilton — a reporter (played by Ewan McGregor) thinks he has the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady (played by George Clooney), a man who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army’s First Earth Battalion — a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.

Based on the non-fiction book by the same name, the movie is bound to be saturated with Jedi references if it’s anything like these quotes from the trailer:

Bob Wilton: “So what you’re saying is that you were a psychic spy?”
Lyn Cassady: “A Jedi warrior.”

Lyn Cassady: “We’re Jedi. We don’t fight with guns, we fight with our minds.”

The irony that actor Ewan McGregor who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars Prequels is getting schooled in the ways of the Jedi by George Clooney just makes the movie that much more entertaining. The movie also gets extra points for bringing back The Dude (Jeff Bridges) in a glorious way.

WATCH TRAILER: The Men Who Stare At Goats

What If Venture Bros. and Clone Wars Writers Swapped Places?

Bonnie Burton | August 25, 2009

We’ve reported before about the awesome Star Wars references in the Venture Bros. animated series on Adult Swim. However, our blogger friends over at take the idea even further and ponder the idea of how much more different The Clone Wars and Venture Bros. would be if their writing staffs switched shows!

What would happen if you turned the Lucasfilm writers loose on the Venture Bros., and let the Venture staff have a crack at The Clone Wars?

The main difference between these shows, says io9 writer Graeme McMillan, is that the Venture Bros. writers are deeply bitter whereas The Clone Wars‘ writers are, at their heart, very sincere.

So maybe if the Venture Bros. writers got to take a turn writing The Clone Wars, you’d immediately have more weird pop-culture humor. But you’d also get more investigation into the bitterness that’s just under the surface of the Star Wars universe — the fact that Anakin is a jerk who’s destined to become the scourge of the galaxy.


Rock Out to “Jedi Song”

Bonnie Burton | August 25, 2009

Ready to have your mind blown by a Jedi playing a lightsaber GUITAR!? Check out this music video made by the folks over at Cartoon Network to help get you in the mood for the next season of The Clone Wars.


Here’s some of our favorite screengrabs from the music video: