Fun with Star Wars

Star Wars E-5, E-9, E-10, E-11

The E-11 BlasTech rifle. It’s the standard rifle for Stormtroppers. But why is it called E-11? Is there an E-10? Or an E-9? A look on the official Star Wars Wiki reveals that there is: E-5 blaster rifle E-9 is a spaceship E-10 is a droid E-11 is the standard Stormtrooper rifle And that’s it. …

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The Jedi second language is Russian

Image courtesy via The climatic duel between Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi is performed on this Pepsi can featured by BevReview’s post, “Can Holiday: Star Wars Day ‚Äì May 4.” The clashing of lightsabers. The intense stare. The competitive dance. The obscure language. Is this some sort of Star Wars language on Pepsi …

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Museum of inspiring art

[LA Times, image via Smithsonian American Art Museum; a detail of Norman Rockwell’s painting “Shadow Artist” in George Lucas’s personal collection] George Lucas wants to build a museum of inspiring art. This is so awesome! YES YES YES. I’m excited not because I’m a George Lucas fan, but rather I want to see an art …

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Death Star Librarian

I tweet as the librarian on the Death Star, @atourriten. Come follow me, I tweet very little with that account, so you won’t get overload. Here’s one of my favorite tweets: I miss @the_management tweeting. He must be bogged down with administrative details of the Death Star. That or he got blown up. — Atour …

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Melting ewoks

The image of this ewok sketch card makes the ewok look like he’s melting. I contacted the eBay seller with the following message: Oh no! The ewok is melting! I don’t have a question about this auction, I just wanted to make that funny comment. I see that the wiggly lines are from pulling the …

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Top 11 podcast recommendations

Looking for interesting podcasts? My girlfriend was asking for podcast recommendations. Here’s my list of podcasts that I listen to regularly. They are sorted by which ones I listen to first. ChicagoScope Podcast My friend Leigh’s podcast. iTunes description: Audio and video podcast serving up news about Chicago and the Midwest. (5-60 minutes, random frequency) …

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Enterprise vs. SDF-1 vs. Imperial Star Destroyer

If you were to space travel, what ship would you want? — Star Trek’s Enterprise — Robotech’s Super Dimension Fortress One (SDF-1) Macross — Star Wars’ Imperial I Class Star Destroyer

Funny fictional characters on twitter

Three funny fictional characters to follow on twitter are @darthvader @cobracommander @god_damn_batman I have a twitter list of funny fictional characters at!/mattmaldre/funny-fictionals/members. Do you have any suggestions for other funny fictional characters to follow?

Grand Moff Tarkin and Huggies

On the Grand Moff wookieepedia page, there is an ad for Huggies diapers. I love seeing Huggies diapers next to the Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin of the Death Star.