May 18, 2005

Star Wars Linky Thing

In anticipation of tomorrow's release of Star Wars - Episode III, SiriusGraphics.com proudly presents The Obligatory Star Wars Link Post

HowStuffWorks.com Presents: How A Lightsaber Works

Compete with product warnings:
Important Safety Information : A lightsaber is not a toy! Keep it out of reach of children at all times. Lightsaber locks are required in most states.

There are two ends to any lightsaber -- one end has the belt ring, while the other end houses the blade arc tip and blade emitter. NEVER point the blade emitter of a lightsaber toward your own body. NEVER look down the "barrel" of a lightsaber, even if you are "sure" it is in safe mode. If you accidentally activate the lightsaber, serious injury could result.



The pics are also well done:
"The big advantage of using a lightsaber, of course, is that you can both cut and toast the bagel in one stroke."



The Jar-Jar Comspiracy by Noel Wood

I have a theory, and the more I think of it, the more it makes sense: Jar Jar Binks was a mere distraction. He was a patsy. Nothing but a diversion from the real problems at hand. That’s all Jar Jar was intended to ever be. George Lucas knew that he had a stinker of a movie in his hands; so to avoid people relentlessly picking it apart, he threw Jar Jar in front of the firing squad as a bulletstopper. And considering the general consensus of “Jar Jar ruined Star Wars”, it looks like his mission was accomplished. (LINK for full review) See Also: Guide to Inconsequential Star Wars Characters

SW-EPIII Premier Reportedly Lame

$500 for a no-show of Samuel L. Jackson, an "Intergalactic" After-Party featuring Cardboard cutouts of the stars, and a Dollar-Tree Gift Bag:
The gift bag was the most insulting part of the evening. A gift bag that was described in a press release as containing "Star Wars merchandise and other special gifts" only contained the following:

1. A bag from reebok to hold the gifts
2. A light up lightsaber spoon that is found in Kellogs Cereal boxes
3. A Burger King Star Wars kid's toy
4. A single package of Star Wars fruit snacks
5. A small bag of Starbucks Coffee
6. A small tin of Starbucks mints
7. A coupon for a free whopper at Burger King
8. A discount card for 20% off at Kenneth Cole
9. A cd from an undiscovered singer
10. A bottle of marinara Sauce
11. A lipstick
12. A box of tea

Out of all the items only 3 were even Star Wars related and all were items that cost a dollar or less. Considering most fans are male, why would we need a lipstick? What is so special about a bag of Starbucks Coffee? Who ever made these gift bags did not make them for the Star Wars fans who attended this event. (LINK) via BoingBoing.net


The Star Wars "Last Supper"


  • A callback to "Hardware Wars": The Organic Food Association's (Grocery) "Store Wars". Complete with Obi-Wan Cannoli and ChewBroccoli
  • Lego Star Wars for the PS2
  • "How the Sith Stole Christmas" (video)
  • Quentin Tarantino's Star Wars (video)
  • "American Jedi" (American Pie meets...well, you know. (video)
  • Kevin Spacey's Star Wars Auditions (video) [iFilm is about 90% SW apparently]
  • AtomFilms.com's SW Fan Film Spotlight (George's favorite: "For Love of the Film")
  • George Lucas, For the Record, did NOT base Anakin's character on Bush
  • "Slave Girl Leia" Pet Outfit (shudder)
  • The Darth Vader Lawn Sprinkler: "Let the Dark Side defend your lawn from the ravages of summer heat or cool you off on a hot day with this Darth Vader sprinkler! Standing 10" tall, this great new Vader sprinkler spins around with water spraying action, wielding his lightsaber in a furious battle to save your lawn!" (via BoingBoing.net)
  • "Luke Skywalker: Dork by Destiny" An Essay
  • Top 11 Bastardized Star Wars Quotes. (Favorite: "Ani, do you like movies about Jedi Knights?")
    Star Wars Chicks The fluffy, feminine underbelly of the SW Geek fanbase. Complete with FanFics and pink color scheme.
  • Star Wars Origami
  • The "Star Wars Kid" vs. The Matrix Video
  • The *ahem* Imperial Scout Walker Kama Sutra (slightly NSFW)
  • TheForce.net's Top 46 SW Humor Bits
  • The Han Solo in Carbonite, done with Legos.
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