The fandom minute: Pre-battered Falcon, Jon Stewart’s geek out, Carbonite USB, green ladies

You know things are tough when… A gift for the geek that has everything – a battle-scarred Hasbro Millennium Falcon – amazingly got no bids on eBay. Well, maybe not that amazingly, but $300 doesn’t seem that bad a price considering it’ll run you only about half that brand new. (via)

  • TV: Jon Stewart is very excited about a Threepio bobblehead on Monday’s The Daily Show. I don’t have the heart to tell him that bobbleheads are kind of lame.
  • Fanmade: Finally, a Han in Carbonite USB drive! Alas, it was already sold out last week.
  • Lists: I think the green skin might have less to do with their popularity than the trend of not wearing very many clothes.

Friday morning reading list

ewan-iraq-award.jpgCould Obi-Wan bring peace to Iraq? Okay, that’s a little beyond the scope of this blog, but Ewan McGregor was in Basra to present an award to Staff Sgt Michelle Cunningham, a British bomb disposal expert.


Geeks Rule TV!

In ongoing evidence that geeks continue to take over the world, there are several genre shows in TV Week‘s semi-annual Critic’s Poll of the Best and Worst in Television.

At the Number 2 spot was Heroes, followed by Lost and Battlestar Galactica at numbers 6 and 9, respectively.

Of interest to many Jaders is The Office (3) and The Daily Show (14) also made the list.

Happily, no geektitude made the Worst list.

And would it be sucking up too much to say that we look forward to the upcoming Star Wars TV series making this list in the near future?

Video Monday: Halloween!

The Life and Death of a Pumpkin, from the folks who bring you Chad Vader. Fan-freaking-tastic.

Old-School Daily Show: Steve Carell teaches Stephen Colbert the true meaning of Halloween. It’s heartwarming. In a way.

Robot Chicken takes on The Great Pumpkin. And yes, it’s flagged as mature content for good reason, but pretty damn funny.

Have a scary Christmas. I’m a big grouch, so this is the closest you’ll ever get to a Christmas-themed video post from me. (The Holiday Special doesn’t count.)

Okay, fine – one more. Your requisite Nightmare Before Christmas clip: This is Halloween. There’s also a new Marilyn Manson version for the 3-D re-release.

Backstreet’s back! I am so, so sorry. Here, have some Ghostbusters instead. Or Dead Man’s Party, an awesome Army of Darkness fanvid.

And of course, it’s just not Halloween without The Rocky Horror Picture Show: It’s just a jump to the left / And then a step to the right / With your hands on your hips / You bring your knees in tight / But it’s the pelvic thrust that really drives you insane / Let’s do the Time Warp again!

Any of you guys know how to Madison?

Video Monday

This week, the video sheep of the internet are all drooling over Chad Vader – Day Shift Manager. Thankfully, this one is actually funny. Hooray!

The follow-up to last week’s A Beginners Guide To Faking Your Death On The Internet, Luke Lewis’ A Beginner’s Guide To The British. The part about Oasis vs. Blur literally had me on the floor.

And lo, I am dead: A 1999 clip from The Daily Show that asks is Jar-Jar Gay?

And finally, for those with strong constitution, Donnie and Marie do Star Wars: Part I, Part II. Horror beyond imagination!

Obi-Wan is Going Commando.
Star Wars on a Banjo.
Rise of the Troopers trailer.
You Might Be a Cylon!
Rockabilly Rancor
Classic Clip: Lapti Nek Music Video