Posts Tagged ‘Star Wars’
We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again. Thank goodness for folks with enough time to create goofy and creative stuff like this video. Geek Gold Card, people.
The always wonderful website io9 tells us that Carrie Fisher told Palm Beach Illustrated that she would indeed return to Star Wars for the upcoming movies. This is good news. It is also good news that Carrie Fisher is funny.
Quote from the interview:
Q: What do you think Princess Leia is like today?
She says more, but the abbreviated version makes me laugh. Read the whole thing here.
Here is a video of Princess Leia insulting Han Solo, because really, why not? It’s only ten seconds. Watch it.
The terrific writer Jesus Diaz penned (well, typed) an article for Gizmodo about the U.S. Military’s plans to put laser turrets on military aircraft. Jesus begins and ends with Star Wars, which we find totally appropriate.
Seriously people, I keep imagining Han Solo shouting “Great kid! Don’t get cocky!”
And we wish to add — lasers? Oy vey.
Who are we to argue?
Original link via obimomkenobi.
I think we can all agree that Star Wars is a bit nerdy. Want to know how to make a Star Wars book even nerdier?
Put it in a box that opens to the accompaniment of “lights and Star Wars sound effects.” It is… the Book of Sith.
What is a Mimobot? It’s a flash drive, which most kids use in school these days. (These kids today. When I was their age, I had a TRS-80 with 16k of RAM and the only external storage was a cassette tape drive. And we liked it! Dagnabit.) What makes Mimobots different from the average flash drive is that they come in cool shapes, like Star Wars. So if your kid has to use a flash drive for school purposes, why not let ‘em use one shaped like R2D2?
I’ve written about Mimobots over at AOL ParentDish, putting them on my list of the Best Gifts of 2009 for Teens and made the Batman Mimobot one of my Top 10 Tech Toys from this year’s Toy Fair. There’s a sale going on at mimoco.com; 20% off on green flash drives, 50% off on “select stuff we like.” 50% off is the kind of deal I like too. Check out the sale here.
If you really love them, have a couple hundred bucks to drop, and they are indeed insanely nerdy about Star Wars, consider the Officially Licensed Star Wars Luke Skywalker Ceremonial Jacket with Medal Of Yavin.
Yes. This is a replica of the jacket Luke Skywalker received at the end of the movie that I call Star Wars, but my children refer to “Episode IV: A New Hope.” It took many years but I have finally come to terms with this fact. It no longer makes me angry. No really. It doesn’t. See? I’m fine. (Deep breathing, deep breathing…)
Here’s the scene where Luke gets the medal in case you somehow don’t know what we’re talking about here.
Officially Licensed Star Wars Luke Skywalker Ceremonial Jacket with Medal Of Yavin, $196.70 at Amazon.com. Unless dad is a bit on the large side — an extra-large version will run you $275.