Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Star Wars Fans Never Happy - How Jedi Should Have Ended, Star Wars Uncut

Star Wars fans are never happy.  For years, they've been critiquing, protesting, having lightsaber duels amongst themselves and loving and hating George Lucas and his epic film universe creation.  The latest in a galaxy of Star Wars commentary, thanks to the DIY engine that is the Internet, is something from a site called How It Should Have Ended. For this edition of their video series they tackle How Return Of The Jedi Should Have Ended.

Wait, there's more.  After the project got put together a few years ago, Star Wars Uncut has been released to the masses nicely edited and packed up into one epic New Hope Director's Cut.  If you recall, the project was for fan submissions of every single 15 second block of Star Wars to be pieced together creating a unique spin on the entire movie.  If you've got 2 hours, it might be worth checking out ..if anything for the randomness and to up your geek level +10.  I think we will tackle it 10 minutes at a time.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

VW Bark Side - Volkswagen Uses The Force Again

Dogs!  Not really sure what this is for, but Super Bowl ad season will be upon us very shortly! "Feel the Force of German Engineering" eh? Umm, right.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

There are four lights on a t-shirt

Just going to leave this here for those that know.

There ... Are... FOUR....Lights!

As seen in tv commercial worn by 'Fearless Fred'.

Monday, January 9, 2012

My First Dictionary Corrupting The Cheese One Word at a Time

We have a new contestant in the recent battle of print books around these parts.  The battle that started, well....now -- when we got a second contestant (I mean, who has print books around, ebook battles would be lame).

After hyping it up for a week post-holidays, today Andrew revealed this intriguing collection of humour (with a 'u') he received from his parents.  My First Dictionary is a satirical children's dictionary with some crazy definitions coupled with innocent-styled illustrations.  My immediate comment when flipping through it and reading some was "it's like it was written by The Internet". And indeed, it fits comfortably on stage in front of that online crowd because where does alot of the material live? That's right, on the net, in the author Ross Horsley's My First Dictionary blog.

My First Dictionary book cover with creepy but appropriate 'innocent' illustrations

Some examples, that don't even scratch the surface:

Nostalgic: Father is nostalgic. He is remembering the happier times before you were born.
Zigzag: zigzag is a jagged line. We can tell that Mother has been drinking when she drives in a zigzag pattern. 

They get crazier, just check the blog.  Definitely worth some lunchtime entertainment or a random 'definition of the day' to put a smile on the faces of colleagues, friends and family. (maybe not so much the small children -- please keep this away from them.)

(what was the other print book contestant? Another language-related thing of course. I think MFD wins this round purely on the basis of being in, you know, English.)

Michael Caine - one addictive fellow

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Claymation Discovery In Antarctica - Pingu's The Thing

Happy New Year!

Pingu, everyone's favourite South Pole penguin, was always kind funny.  This rendition of him and friends in a remake of classic horror bit The THING, is automatically a must watch of course.