I personally never get tired of nerd antics at weddings, but I think this is my favorite: “Star Wars” fans Robert and Rebecca opted out of close-waddling to The Lumineers for their first dance in favor of having a lightsaber battle to the “Anakin vs. Obi Wan” theme from “Revenge of the Sith.” Well done,… More »
I have never, ever in the last several years thought to myself, “You know, I’d really like to own a drone.” I’m not sure what I could possibly use a drone for, after all. My profession requires that I sit at a desk for most of my day and write, and my hobbies… More »
Seriously–$4000 for a children’s bed? More »
Someone made the grave, grave mistake of not alerting me to the fact that Build-A-Bear Workshops are now selling Star Wars bears. Bear Han! Bear Leia! Plush Chewbacca! They have a mini Ewok bear, guys. SQUEEEEEEE!
Notably absent from the selection: Luke Skywalker, because Luke Skywalker is boring as fuck. Darth Vader is… More »
I’m trembling! An official announcement from StarWars.com says that the iconic character of Han Solo will be getting his own film! The stand alone movie will be a prequel that “focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.” Mmm, a whole movie… More »
NO WORDS, JUST HYPERVENTILATING AND FRANTIC HAND-CLAPPING FOR THE ABOVE “STAR WARS” TRAILER AND THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, HAN SOLO.
Ahem. Um. Sorry about that.
Today is “Star Wars” Day! May the Fourth be with you! (Now just the Catholics: “And also with you.”) Like me, the whole rest of… More »
I started tearing up when Chewbacca bellowed. More »
I’ll admit to giving serious side-eye to the thought of JJ Abrams reviving the “Star Wars” franchise again by directing Episode VII (which comes after “Return of the Jedi”) — especially since he directed the new “Star Trek” movies and I tend to believe people should pick a damn side. BUT! The casting for Episode… More »
Dave Pollot must be the happiest Etsy seller on Etsy today: art and tech blog Laughing Squid found his store earlier this year, but their post on his newly updated and expanded selection of thrift store paintings has gotten picked up by a rash of pop culture blogs today. I’m happy to contribute to that, because… More »
The wonderful thing about a hefty amount of geek/nerd culture is that it is super-optimistic. John Green, author of A Fault In Our Stars, says that nerds are basically people who are “unironically enthusiastic … too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness.” Which is awesome!
The first time I hung out with my… More »
The first three “Star Wars” movies (Episodes IV, V and VI) are amazing, obviously, but the three prequels (Episodes I, II and III) that came out in the late-’90s and early-’00s were such total junk that I was pretty meh on ever seeing J.J. Abrams’ attempts at the three upcoming sequels in the saga. But… More »
Who run the world? Beyonce is now the highest-earning Black artist of all time. [MTV UK]
The cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII” will include Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver and of course, favorites from the original cast like Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. [Just Jared]
Enough about… More »
The casting announcement for “Star Wars VII” came out today and while that’s very exciting news indeed, let’s not forget that only one new female actress (Daisy Ridley) has been added to the cast. Don’t women and girls deserve better geeky representation? [io9]
Lux Alptraum on why we don’t need fewer rape story… More »
As unforgettable yet controversial images go, it’s hard to top the one made by artist Cedric Chambers. His painting, “The Prophet,” shows Darth Vader carrying Jesus Christ with the smoldering images of the Twin Towers in the background. Looking at it, you might think the 23-year-old Denver artist had managed to offend three separate but equally… More »
Dateline reported today that the character descriptions for the new “Star Wars” film have already been sent out to agents, and now fans everywhere are speculating about the characters. Who will be stepping up to play the leads for the franchise’s seventh entry, directed by J.J. Abrams?
Vague, unmarked character descriptions are under the cut, so… More »
Today is May 4th, which, thanks to the enduring pun “May the fourth be with you,” is now widely regarded as STAR WARS DAY. Wondering how to celebrate this most important of holidays? Read on for 10 ideas… … More »
Nerds rejoice! Carrie Fisher confirmed she will be playing Princess Leia in “Star Wars Episode VII,” which will be directed by J.J. Abrams. It’s also rumored that Harrison Ford will rejoin the cast as Han Solo. Do you think she’ll be back in the gold bikini? [Just Jared]
Jessica Chastain is being recruited to… More »
We’ve previously confirmed the United States has the geekiest administration in history but earlier today we found out we might have been duped! President Barack Obama is not a “real” geek as we assumed but a horrifying Fake Geek Girl!! While speaking on his sequester plan, the President was asked why he can’t force Republicans and Democrats to cooperate by… More »
If you’ve always wanted to learn the art of lightsaber combat (and if you haven’t, please don’t talk to me anymore), you need to get your ass to San Francisco and join the Golden Gate Knights, a group of “Star Wars” fans who have created a lightsaber training class. Self-proclaimed Jedi Master/Total Dreamboat Alain Bloch… More »