Star Wars fanpapas discuss how they will talk to their kids about Star Wars, because it’s never too early to explain the force.
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Han Solo: There now. Did I get your tail back on properly?
AT-ATore: No matter. Most likely lose it again anyway.
Just when I was about to write of ol’ Pooh Bear for over saturation, artist James Hance helped his original essence rally. Visit Hance’s site to see more adorbs iterations of this and other illustrated mash-ups. Also, the prints are only $10 so pick one up for that tragically hip child in your life (even if it’s you).
A long time ago, in a studio far, far away…the evil emperor Weinstein was acting like a stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder and almost destroyed a movie by replacing solid storylines with a little beer and raunchy humor. This is a movie about about fans, starring fans, intended for fans not for American Pie: The Naked Mile-watching, socially-stunted, alcoholics in training. Apologies, Naked-Mile fans as a Broken Lizard fan, I acknowledge that I’m talking out the side of my face a bit. I only mean to say that studios can really screw up your movie by force-fitting it into the categories with the highest projected returns.
This movie was beset with more drama attached to it than you can shake an Ewok at (recasting, reshoots, rewrites, director switcheroos, and pushed release dates galore). Did it fully come together as the best movie about fans ever? Not totally. A wise geek will fully appreciate the bevy of brilliant cameos, sharp writing, and mere presence of Kristen Bell. But all that aforementioned drama took it’s toll. As someone that works in a “design-by-committee” environment, I personally know the frustration of watching your project become compromised by people that fancy themselves omniscient gurus. Come on, The Man!
Rant over. On with the funny.
Captain Picard is not gay, he is British!
It’s Geek Pride Day, a beautiful celebration that came to the states in 2008 by way of España. If you are unawares, read the geek Bill of Rights below:
1. The right to be even geekier
2. The right to not leave your house
3. The right to not have a significant other and to be a virgin
4. The right to not like football or any other sport
5. The right to associate with other nerds
6. The right to have few friends (or none at all)
7. The right to have all the geeky friends that you want
8. The right to not be “in-style”
9. The right to be overweight and have poor eyesight
10. The right to show off your geekiness
11. The right to take over the world
I pled the 5th last weekend, when I hosted a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pizza Party (attended exclusively by ladies over 25–complete with ninja masks), and the 10th when I toured the town in my official Dharma Initiative motor pool jumpsuit the next day (as photo’d above). It was a proud testament to my own geekiness.
I also feel strongly about the subject (as geeks have the tendency to do). I’m sure a few of you are reading this thinking about all the “losers” you know or have seen wandering about the real world or the internets, debating tv shows, movies, video games, or graphic novels (or all of the above). The thing is, you are a loser. It might not be for something as awesome as pop culture, but you love something so much that you know all about it, defend it, discuss it, read about it, buy it, love it…and you don’t care who knows it. That’s all a geek is, baby!
So let’s all celebrate being comfortable with our fun, geeky ways–and hey, at least we’re not nerds…
Also, in the Ladies Seeking Geeks category: A Guide to Fanboys.