Tag Archives: Star Wars

Why You Should Buy Luke Skywalker’s Pants

May 23, 2013


The sand-colored jeans worn by Mark Hamill in the original Star Wars have gone up for auction! You might reasonably wonder why you should spend the expected 70-100,000 dollars for them, especially if you don’t happen to have a size 29 waist. But that would be because you haven’t thought it through.  Just consider all […]

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The Future Of Disney-Owned Star Wars: Revealed!

November 2, 2012


Now that Disney has purchased LucasFilm for 4 billion dollars and announced the planning of indefinite new Star Wars installments, everyone’s wondering what they have in mind.  Basing things off of the books that have been written, or will they go in new directions?  Well, in a Byronic Man exclusive, I am pleased to present, […]

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Here There Be Dragons (Or There Should Be, Anyway)

June 24, 2012


The other night I had this dream – no wait, come back!  I promise it doesn’t go on and on.  So, in this dream, I’m with my two best friends and we see George Lucas.  We get very excited and give ourselves a little pep talk: yes, we don’t like all the revisions and additions […]

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I’m Pro-Creepy, And I Vote!

June 16, 2012


Well, one thing is for sure: a lot of us had creepy experiences with toys. And not just old-timey ventriloquist dolls.  But I suspect that’s mostly because they’re old-timey, so we didn’t have a chance.  Because this?  Is creepy. A number of you responded to last week’s Weekly Question of the Week with similar answer, […]

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Vote, or Vote Not. There Is No Try.

June 9, 2012


An unexpected by-product of last week’s Caption Contest: The discovery of how many people have never seen a Star Wars film. People.  Seriously. If you read John Locke’s Social Contract, you know that as a member of society, you have certain expectations.  Obligations.  You stop at red lights.  You don’t steal.  You defend other people’s […]

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May The Curveball Be With You. Always.

June 3, 2012


Sometimes, when people are feeling grim, or have just uncovered some historical horror like The Brazen Bull, they’ll make a comment like “There is no horror we can think up that we haven’t inflicted on one another.”  And then you look at each other and nod, cynically. The other thing to remember though, is that […]

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Hey, BrainRants, Let’s Play 20 Questions!

January 19, 2012


Today’s edition of 20 Questions features the popular and prolific Brainrants.  If you’re unfamiliar with Brainrants, I think it’d be safe to describe his style as “blunt.”  He posts something every day (which I think is rude, making me feel bad about myself like that) on a huge range of subjects – from food to […]

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Christmas Songs You’d Like To Punch In Their Stupid Faces

December 4, 2011


This week’s Weekly Question of the Week is inspired by Becoming Cliché’s post from a couple days ago about the worst Christmas songs ever written.  Christmas songs provoke impressive and diverse reactions.  There are many that I dig that I completely understand others loathe, and vice versa.  For example, I like “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” […]

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Rescuing Han

September 15, 2011


A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… right around the end of The Empire Strikes Back… Luke: Leia, Chewie, C3P0, R2D2, Lando, thanks for meeting.  Okay, it’s been a rough couple months, I know we’re all pretty shaken.  C3P0 got blown to bits, Han’s frozen in carbonite— Chebacca:  Graawwnk! Luke: I know, […]

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