Monthly Archives: August 2008

Zombie Haiku

Just when you think you’ve seen it all…

Zombie Haiku? Why not? It’s actually quite popular these days. All you need to know is that a Haiku is made up of 3 lines. The first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7, and the third line has 5.

I’m inspired to try it myself:

I want to eat you
bite into your tasty flesh
just doing my job

If you’re feeling deadly poetic today, why not post your own Zombie Haiku in the comments below?

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Star Wars Parody

Well, we’ve reached the end of our Star Wars blog fest. In honor of today’s theatrical premiere of The Clone Wars, I’d like to finish up here with another type of animated Star Wars film…the parody.

I’d never heard of Robot Chicken before yesterday, because I don’t have cable television. But I’m glad I ran across this hilarious little morsel on the internet.

Cartoon Network’s popular Adult Swim series, Robot Chicken, created this 2007 Star Wars parody using stop motion animated toys & puppets. Funny man, Seth Green, directed the 22 minute episode which was nominated for an Emmy. It’s available for purchase on, but you can check out some clips right here:

If this merely wet your appetite for Star Wars parodies, you’ll be happy to know that there’s another Robot Chicken Star Wars episode in the works!

Many members of the voice cast from the first special, including original Star Wars actors Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams will lend their voices to the sequel.


This time around, the focus of the show will explore the stories of the bounty hunters. Robot Chicken Star Wars, Episode II, will premier on the Cartoon Network November 16th.

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Star Wars: Attack of the Blog

We’re continuing with our Star Wars theme this week. I thought it would be fun to show some Youtube clips of great costumes and creativity.

Star Wars (Sweded): A Cardboard Hope
We’ve talked about Sweding before. This video was made for the popular BeKindReWind’s sweding competition, and it’s very well done.

Next we have a fine procession of costumers at the 2008 Motor City Con in Novi, MI. Darth Vader looks terrific, but what really impresses me is the costume of General Grievous.

Star Wars: Attack of the Lightsaber Clone
And finally, the good people of Backyard FX, the masters of DIY filmmaking, put together a funny lightsaber video along with a tutorial for making your own weapon. Great stuff!

You know, George Lucas invented the lightsaber over 30 years ago. It’s rather hard to believe that our top scientists haven’t been able to make one for real. What’s up with that?

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Star Wars According to Disney


Disney knows a good thing when they see it. So they came up with their own line of Disney / Muppets Star Wars action figures.

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The Disney action figures will be sold individually for $9.95, and include Mickey Mouse as Anakin, Minnie Mouse as Amidala, Goofy as Jar Jar, Donald Duck as Darth Maul, and Stitch as Yoda, available for sale inside Disney Theme Park gift shops.

Muppets Star Wars figures will be packaged separately or in a boxed set. Characters include Kermit as Luke Skywalker, Miss Piggy as Princess Leia, Beaker as C3PO, Fozzie as Chewbacca, Rizzo as Yoda, and Gonzo as Darth Vader. These figures are also for sale sale inside Disney Theme Park gift shops.

Just when you thought you were done collecting action figures…

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Darth Thriller

Because there’s no such thing as too much Star Wars…

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Star Wars Costumes

Jabba and Leia

Are you ready for more Star Wars? With the new animated Clone Wars hitting theaters this Friday, the Star Wars fans are out in full Force. I thought it would be fun to show some fantastic costumes from Comic-Con.

The Official Star Wars Blog has a great article about the best Star Wars costumes in their Comic-Con photo gallery.

So many great costumes! It’s fun to see the traditional Star Wars characters as well as the creative variations such as the pink Darth Vader and Legos characters. And of course, no Star Wars photo gallery is complete without Leia in her metal bikini….

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Star Wars Costumes at Comic-Con

Star Wars Costumes at Comic-Con

CLICK HERE for the entire photo gallery.

And remember, The Clone Wars opens in theaters this Friday. See you there!

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Let The Games Begin…In Costume


It’s a chance to showcase their culture and history to the world so the show must be spectacular.


Based on some of the pictures I’ve seen, they succeeded. The 3 ½ hour show highlighted 5000 years of history, featured 20,000 performers and 33,000 fireworks.


And apparently, the creators of the show spared no expense on costumes.

I was not able to include some of the most impressive costumes here, but you can view them on the NBC Olympic web site.

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Costumes for Pets

Awww, look at the little furry animal…

Over at they have a fun collection of animals in costumes. They are definitely cute.

Animals in Costumes

Animals in Costumes

Animals in Costumes

The blogger writes, “If you think about it, we are really mean for making animals wear this stuff.”

Do you think that’s true? Sound off with your opinion in the comment section below.


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