Tag Archives: Star Wars

Star Wars music on the radio

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I just got in my truck and the radio was playing the Star Wars main theme at the big majestic part, and it made me want to go save the universe.  I thought about it, but my wife really wants me to get the dishes done today, and that’s gonna take a while.  There’s some other household chores, too.  I know, saving the world is a big deal, but as the saying goes, if your wife ain’t happy, no one’s happy.  Oh well.  Such is wife.

You might be wondering what radio station I was listening to that would play Star Wars music.  It would be a good thing if all radio stations occasionally branched beyond their “top 40” policy and played all-around cool songs like the Star Wars theme.  There are a few stations now that play a wide variety, which is refreshing, but most are stuck in a deep rut.

Anyway, I was listening to KLRE 90.5 FM, which is the classical music station in Little Rock.  I know, some of you probably just tuned out (no pun intended) when I said classical music.  It’s normal these days.  Many people think they don’t like classical music, although I suspect a lot of people do but don’t realize it.  I won’t get into a long discussion on that (maybe another day), but consider this next one point.

John Williams composed all the Star Wars music (which is over 14 hours of orchestral music), along with the music for Superman, Jaws, the Indiana Jones films, E.T., Hook, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Home Alone, and the first three Harry Potter films, along with many others (including most movies by Steven Spielberg).  He also composed the theme music for four Olympic Games and NBC Sunday Night Football.  The next time you watch any of these movies, listen to the music and realize most of it is classical music.

I realize the emotions of the movie make the music more memorable, but also consider that the music makes the movie more emotional.  It works both ways.  As George Lucas said, “Sound is fifty percent of the motion picture experience.”  Many of the songs from the movies referenced above can stand on their own as good music.

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the Darth Vader burger

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Ironically, after publishing this week’s caption contest featuring Darth Vader and Ronald McDonald, I happened across an image of a Darth Vader burger.  Apparently some restaurant in France has created a Darth Vader burger which has a black bun.  It definitely looks evil!  (I’m not sure what evil tastes like, and I don’t really want to find out.)

They also created a Jedi Burger, which looks lame.  Are those marshmallows?  And what’s that sauce?  I may not want to know…

The restaurant says the black bun is just from a dye, that it should taste the same.  It actually looks kinda cool, though it doesn’t look edible.  Still, I’d try it, given the opportunity.

For those of you curious why this is happening now, it’s to promote the re-release of The Phantom Menace — this time in 3D.  And if you noticed the spelling of Vador, apparently that’s how it’s spelled in France.  I don’t know why it would change, but whatever.

caption contest, Darth Vader on a swingset

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We missed last week’s caption contest for various reasons, so perhaps this week’s should be double the awesome?  Well, I don’t know about that, but how about one with double the Darth Vaders?  It’ll have to do.  There’s some potential with this one, for both puns and Star Wars references, as well as original humor.  So put your thinking cap on (or take it off if that’s how your randomness flows better), and come up with something funny to explain this picture.

(To see our other caption contests, click on the “Say What?” category in the sidebar.)

caption contest, Star Wars, evil donations

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This week’s caption contest has a Star Wars theme.   It appears that the Sith Lord and an Imperial Stormtrooper are either selling something or asking for donations.  Who knows what’s really going on.   But that’s where you come in.  Figure out what’s happening, and write a comment about it.   Of course, your explanation / story doesn’t have to be anything realistic at all — just funny.

(To see our other caption contests, click on the “Say What?” category in the sidebar.)

caption contest, Stormtrooper with cookies

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This week’s caption contest features both desserts and Star Wars humor, so it’s bound to be good!  The photo is of an Imperial Stormtrooper carrying a tray of food, which looks to be some sort of cookies or donuts.  I’m not sure what the food is nor what is going on, but that’s okay, because you get to write the context.   If you think of something funny explaining what could be going on here, let us know in a comment.  Or even if it doesn’t explain the story but is funny, that’s fine.  Just keep it clean and make it funny.

(To see our other caption contests, click on the “Say What?” category in the sidebar.)

funny costumes, pt 2

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Here’s some more pictures of costumes for Halloween, parties, conventions, etc.  The first funny costumes post featured superhero costumes, so this one will be more random.   Some are from popular franchises like Star Wars and Halo, and there are some creative and well-done ones in here, too.  Feel free to comment on any of them, if you have something funny to add.

costume - Chef Vader serving Jar Jar Binks

Chef Vader serving Jar Jar Binks

costume - dogs in fast food costumes

Here's some "LOL dogs".

costume - green army man

If you want to be a generic green army man, you can buy this costume.

costume - Halo costume

This is the hero, Master Chief, from Halo 3. This one will be popular! You can get a cheaper one for $68.95, but the "supreme edition" (shown) is $779.99.

costume - Pimp Vader and Leisure Suit Boba Fett

Pimp Vader and Leisure Suit Boba Fett

costume - witch with frog soup

witch with cauldron of frog soup

costume - Zoltar

Zoltar, from the movie "Big". This is very well-done! It's not for sale, but at this link they tell how they made it.

Once again this is getting long, so I’ll put the rest in another post.   Here’s a link to search for the other funny costumes posts.

Hans Solo as Magnum P.I.

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Do you remember the Magnum P.I. TV show?  Someone made a version of it featuring Hans Solo as Magnum P.I., and it also includes Chewbacca and Luke Skywalker.  Whoever did this put a lot of time into it.  Just watching it by itself, it’s neat, but you don’t realize just how good it is until you compare it to the original.  That’s why I’m including three versions of it, and you can watch them in whatever order you want.  The third video is a side-by-side comparison of them both, which reveals just how much attention the creator paid to detail.

Hans Solo as Magnum P.I.:

original Magnum P.I. TV show intro:

side-by-side comparison of these two:

I’m not sure what prompted someone to spend that much time to make the parody so similar to the original, but it’s kinda cool, in a nerdy sort of way.  🙂