Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father…

I’m still getting used to this whole fatherhood thing, but considering my child seems to be deliriously happy even with a load of shit in her pants I must be doing something right. Happy Father’s Day, everyone!

That's not true! That's impossible!

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The best filibuster ever.

Back from another marathon trip down to Long Island and back, and I have to tell you that my brain is absolutely fried.  With apologies I offer a fantastic filibuster instead of a blog post.  Enjoy Patton Oswalt gleefully going full retard over the new Star Wars sequel!

A long time ago, in a gin joint far, far away…

It’s been a long week, and as the wife and I are heading down to Long Island to see family this weekend I’m taking today off.  In exchange, have an awesome ragtime version of the Mos Eisley Cantina Band’s iconic song from Star Wars.  I’d rather listen to this on repeat for three hours than watch Episode I again anyway.

Have a great weekend and see you all Monday!

A disturbance in the Force.

The smoke has cleared and it looks like the new Star Wars movie slated for 2015 finally has a director – and it turns out that it’s going to be J.J. Abrams after all.

I know, I know – “bullshit,” you’re saying.  “That was just a rumor and Abrams put it to bed back in November.”  Well it’s true he said a few months ago that he wasn’t going to take the job, but something’s changed because now not one, not two, but three different outlets for entertainment news media are all over the story like stink on a tauntaun.

And besides, it’s got to be true.  You read it on the internet didn’t you?

So let the fanwanking and/or backbiting commence, everyone!  What do you think?  Will Abrams “ruin” Star Wars the same way he did with the Star Trek reboot?  Will there finally be a decisive victory in the internecine war between Trekkies and Star Wars fans?  Will Bill Shatner and Carrie Fisher finally just get a room?   I guess we’ll have to wait until 2015 to find out.  See you Monday when the dust settles!

Let’s be honest, a J.J. Abrams Star Wars can’t be any worse than Phantom Menace, right?

Orange and blue.  God it's everywhere.

J.J. Abrams, King of the Nerds.

A Long-Expected Journey.

I made a funny.

A pineapple and 13 grapefruit walk into a bar…

I did indeed see The Hobbit this weekend in all its 48 frames per second 3D glory, and all I can really say is that I can’t recommend it enough.  Sure, there will be comparisons to the Lord of the Rings movies; this simply can’t be avoided, as they set the bar over a decade ago when it comes to adapting fantasy epics to the big screen, but while both The Hobbit and LotR are set in Middle-Earth, it’s like comparing pineapples to grapefruit.

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Returning to Middle-Earth.

Go directly to Moria. Do not collect 200 gold coins.

Ah, memories.

On the eve of the first Hobbit movie, put together by the same crew responsible for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, it boggles my mind that it’s been 11 years since The Fellowship of the Ring first sailed triumphantly into theaters.

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