September 17, 2013


Laughing Historically relaunches with a completely new format, new look, but same stories of humanity at our most stupid.
In this episode, American Founder Alexander Hamilton pushes Vice-President Aaron Burr to the breaking point leading to a duel to the death in where else, but New Jersey, its “New Jersey is for Dueling: The Hamilton/Burr Affair
Watch now!
We have been dark for the longest yet as we took a step back and reevaluated every single aspect of the show to make it as fast, clean, entertaining and GASP, educational as possible.

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May 16, 2013



As for Disney’s grand “Star Wars” plan, it’s sounding an awful lot like the one Abrams once envisioned for “Star Trek.” There will be television properties, theme park rides and spin-off films all centered around the new trilogy that Abrams will oversee. It’s a page borrowed from Disney’s exploitation of the Marvel comic books and if it works out, it should make Abrams very rich indeed.

lots of Buzz on the web today about how Abrams jumped so quickly at Star Wars because the classic dispute between Paramount (who owns the movie rights to Star Trek) and CBS (who owns the TV rights) destroyed his grand plan for connected Star Trek tv shows, movies, video games, theme parks, etc… After the 2009 Abrams Star Trek, there was lots of talk about his writers Orci and Kurtzman starting to talk about how a tv show would work and apparently they ran into the same politics and money grabbing that killed the franchise back in 2005.
Although I am absurdly excited to see what Abrams does to Star Wars, its a damn shame that Star Trek once again can’t get its act together and pushed away the best thing that ever happened to it in my opinion. Although Abrams repeatedly says he will be back for a third movie and I am sure will help hand it off to a director he trusts like Brad Bird, it says nothing for Tv.
In a television world where long-running thematic scifi is now the hot thing (Game of Thrones,  Doctor Who, True Blood, soon to be SHEILD… ) it is such a travesty that Star Trek is completely absent. Even with the utter size of the fan-bases and companies that own them, tuning into a new Star Trek, Avengers, and Star Wars story every week on tv, it apparently really is too good to be true.

As for Disney’s grand “Star Wars” plan, it’s sounding an awful lot like the one Abrams once envisioned for “Star Trek.” There will be television properties, theme park rides and spin-off films all centered around the new trilogy that Abrams will oversee. It’s a page borrowed from Disney’s exploitation of the Marvel comic books and if it works out, it should make Abrams very rich indeed.

lots of Buzz on the web today about how Abrams jumped so quickly at Star Wars because the classic dispute between Paramount (who owns the movie rights to Star Trek) and CBS (who owns the TV rights) destroyed his grand plan for connected Star Trek tv shows, movies, video games, theme parks, etc… After the 2009 Abrams Star Trek, there was lots of talk about his writers Orci and Kurtzman starting to talk about how a tv show would work and apparently they ran into the same politics and money grabbing that killed the franchise back in 2005.

Although I am absurdly excited to see what Abrams does to Star Wars, its a damn shame that Star Trek once again can’t get its act together and pushed away the best thing that ever happened to it in my opinion. Although Abrams repeatedly says he will be back for a third movie and I am sure will help hand it off to a director he trusts like Brad Bird, it says nothing for Tv.

In a television world where long-running thematic scifi is now the hot thing (Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, True Blood, soon to be SHEILD… ) it is such a travesty that Star Trek is completely absent. Even with the utter size of the fan-bases and companies that own them, tuning into a new Star Trek, Avengers, and Star Wars story every week on tv, it apparently really is too good to be true.

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April 17, 2013


Disney has announced one Star Wars movie EVERY summer for the unforeseeable future. The above gif is the only way to express my feelings. 
i <3 the mouse house.

Disney has announced one Star Wars movie EVERY summer for the unforeseeable future. The above gif is the only way to express my feelings. 

i <3 the mouse house.

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December 10, 2012


The one thing that Tolkien said is that the wonderful thing with mythology — and George Lucas has created a mythology of his own — is that it keeps getting handed from one person to the next, and each person embellishes it and expands it. It actually keeps mythology alive, because it should be a living, breathing organic thing where it expands over time. It doesn’t just stay stagnant. So I think what George is doing with Star Wars is terrific.

Peter Jackson on why Star Wars being handed off to new hands is a good idea. Some stories have to continue!

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November 15, 2012


Star Wars Pez was given out in the office by Kelly's daughter. I was given Emperor Palpatine and &#8220;not allowed to trade&#8221;. I guess the likeness is sorta there. (at Blip HQ)

Star Wars Pez was given out in the office by Kelly's daughter. I was given Emperor Palpatine and “not allowed to trade”. I guess the likeness is sorta there. (at Blip HQ)

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October 17, 2012


buzzfeed:

Check out this bad ass gender-swapped Han Solo complete with Chewbackpack.

An alternate universe movie with Hanna Solo and her little sidekick Chewie&#8230; someone make this happen.

buzzfeed:

Check out this bad ass gender-swapped Han Solo complete with Chewbackpack.

An alternate universe movie with Hanna Solo and her little sidekick Chewie… someone make this happen.

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repeat from BuzzFeed

May 19, 2012


I wonder where Star Wars would be today if they used the Russian version of the movie poster&#8230;

I wonder where Star Wars would be today if they used the Russian version of the movie poster…

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May 16, 2012


spytap:

evangotlib:

I am allergic to pretty much anything with dander and animal hair…dogs, cats, most farm animals, etc. And Lindsey is not a fan of four legged creatures. So Chloe will never have a pet (unless she likes fish).

So of course I got her an R2-D2 robot to compensate. It makes the most sense because while the initial cost might be high, there are no continued costs like food, toys and litter. R2-D2 is also efficient as he shuts down at night and when you don’t play with him for more than five minutes. He is voice activated and even has a mechanical arm so he can hand her toys.

They hung out for the first time this morning. It took a few minutes but I think they are going to be good friends.

Oh man is this awesome! Evan: where’s the photos of you playing with it (I know there are some!)

Making a prediction right now: when Chloe is 4 she’s going to own ALL THE LEGOS!

parenting… you’re doing it right!

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repeat from Evan's Blog

March 15, 2012


Yub Nub! (this game is dangerous).

Yub Nub! (this game is dangerous).

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March 10, 2012


I&#8217;ve been loving the trend of people posting what is in their bag, but I think nothing shows what is going on in your life right now better than what is on your desk. My desk is basically my brain in physical form. On My Desk Today (from left):
iPad - I just bought the new iPad, so I need to back-up and wipe this one before I hand it off to my brother next week. It served me very very well in its two years of service.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: War - so happy this series is back after a year&#8217;s hiatus. No doubt they brought it back to cash in on the popularity The Old Republic game (which two months in, I am still playing like crazy). The KOTOR guys make George Lucas look like a preschooler in storytelling.
Hunger Games - Still reading begrudgingly, but I will currently say Suzanne Collins is a much better writer than Stephanie Meyer
Pogo Sketch for iPhone/iPad - Draw Something is now sucking up wayyy too much of my free time and a stylus makes it so much easier to play, so this thing is always close by now.
Bagel Smashery Coffee - Tried out a new one of the 7 billion places to get breakfast in Hoboken&#8217;s square mile. They put the bagels in a panini press. Interesting, but I&#8217;ll take my normal fluffy bagel any day.
Wacom Bamboo Touch - Devoting most of this weekend to finishing this episode of Laughing Historically, so lots of drawing going on. So far, this is turning out to be the episode to watch.
Hoping to keep this up here and there. What&#8217;s on YOUR desk today?!

I’ve been loving the trend of people posting what is in their bag, but I think nothing shows what is going on in your life right now better than what is on your desk. My desk is basically my brain in physical form. On My Desk Today (from left):

Hoping to keep this up here and there. What’s on YOUR desk today?!

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February 15, 2012


This Star Wars “Girl Vader” Kinect Commercial is brilliant. Watch.

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January 31, 2012


In a radio broadcast, Perkins said:

"In a new Star Wars game, the biggest threat to the empire may be homosexual activists! Hello, I’m Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. In a galaxy not so far far away, Star Wars gamers have already gone to the dark side. The new video game, Star Wars: The Old Republic, has added a special feature: gay relationships. Bioware, the company that developed the game, said it’s launching a same-sex romance component to satisfy some complaints. That surprised a lot of gamers, since Bioware had made it clear in 2009 that “gay” and “lesbian” don’t exist in the Star Wars universe. Since the announcement, homosexuals have been celebrating the news, but parents sure aren’t. On the game’s website, there are more than 300 pages of comments–a lot of them expressing anger that their kids will be exposed to this Star Warped way of thinking. You can join them by logging on and speaking up. It’s time to show companies who the Force is really with!"

from Star Wars: The Old Republic Gay Controversy: Family Group Unloads on SW:TOR

Wrong on every. single. level. So now people are so into themselves that they even want to tell other people how to live in their virtual lives? “Homosexuals are celebrating the news”? All scifi is packed with this kind of stuff. Its not just a homosexual thing, it’s a game made for nerds. Have these asses even been on the internet?

Let’s keep the hate out of what is most likely one of the greatest games ever. Bioware made it very clear from the start that same sex relationships were always going in the game (just like all their other games ever), they just needed time to get it right.

In protest, my female Jedi Knight is going to flirt with all the ladies in the galaxy she can.

Finally, if gays didn’t exist in Star Wars, how do you explain these guys?!

HOW?

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January 19, 2012


after creating one of the most iconic commercials of all time last year with the little Darth Vader, there was only one place Volkswagen could go after children… DOGS!!!

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January 9, 2012


There is nothing that so succinctly illustrates the state of television and media in general like this video of Rick McCallum explaining why Lucasfilm has decided to wait a year or two to produce the STAR WARS live action show - it was supposed to be done for 2011. In development for years, the show is supposed to take a more adult and episodic, Game of Thrones-style view of the Star Wars universe. Say what you will about Lucas, he likes to have complete control of his product and wait until the right moment to launch it so it lasts (they already have 50 scripts written).

The climate right now is so confusing and up in the air that even one of (if not the) most powerful properties in filmmaking history has literally no idea what to do to best produce,distribute, and monetize their content. 

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December 16, 2011


wow! My Star Wars: The Old Republic came four days early!!! But I have so many thing I want to do in life&#8230;

wow! My Star Wars: The Old Republic came four days early!!! But I have so many thing I want to do in life…

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