Month: September 2010

Trekkie Treats are Neat

First off…I’m not commenting on the whole Lindsay Lohan crap that’s been going on lately.  Too easy, too maddening, too sad.  I don’t need to go over the preferential treatment she’s receiving and how she is never going to change unless she is placed, in rehab, for the full time she’s supposed to, and she disassociates herself from the influences that increase her temptation (i.e. drug dealers and her non supportive mommy).  LI-LO….NO MORE BLOW!!
Ahh…Ok..now that I got that out of my system I’ll move on to something a little lighter and daddy related.  My little sweetie is growing up so fast.  It seems like just yesterday we were bringing her home, a little speck in her car seat at a scale tipping 4 lbs (after being born at 2lbs 15oz 10 weeks early) She’s been eating now for quite a while, loving what mommy and daddy are eating more than any of the homemade or prepared baby food we give her and she loves to feed herself.  One of the things she loves to feed herself are the “Graduates” puffs by Gerber.  It should be noted that these puffs are star shaped.  Being the thrifty (i.e. tightwad) Geeky Dad I am I found a similar product at Wal-Mart that was considerably cheaper.  However, they’re shaped differently….take a look.
Live Long and Poopie

 Look familiar?  

 

I know I know I may be grasping at straws here…but this thing looks oddly similar to the Starfleet insignia.   Maybe it’s just my geeky dad-ness coming through yet again, but I can’t help but thinking that my baby girl is already becoming a Trekkie (I never liked the term “Trekker” Trekkie is more fun)  Being the Star Wars fan that I am I have mixed feeling on this, however, as long as she carries on my “Geeky Gene” I’ll be one happy pappy.

MAY THE FARCE BE WITH YOU

My New Favourite Hollywood Trend

The next big Star
Anyone who knows me personally knows that I have a soft spot for redheads.  I think freckles are adorable, and I love their fire.  Lately though I’ve kind of noticed a trend in music and in the celebrisphere in general.  The world is going red.  Some of the hottest actresses in Hollywierd right now are all ginger goddesses.  Take Emma Stone…a relative unknown until she appeared in the Michael Cera flick “Superbad” then BAM!! you’re seeing her everywhere.  She’s been in that movie abortion “The House Bunny” as well as other decent movies such as “The Rocker”, “Zombieland” and her newest movie “Easy A” 

Return to her old Form?
And not just her.  Watching the Emmy’s and MTV VMA’s lately I’ve noticed there is a real “Red Trend” out there.  Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks, Newest Twilight addition Bryce Dallas Howard, Amy Adams, even Rhianna who performed with Eminem on Sunday night…all red…all hot and up and coming or already successful. Even Hollywood Has-beens like my favourite gossip whore Lindsay Lohan has gone back to red from previous attempts at brunette and blond.  Even though I don’t really care for her shenanigans off screen (is that a real word?…shenanigans?..if so…I have no idea how to spell it..but I digress) she looks 110% better with red hair.  Its the hair colour she got famous with and hopefully it will see a revitalization of her career.  If she ever learns to smarten up that is


I just want to say how glad I am to see the move away from the stereotypical blond hair Hollywood to a new and more ginger-friendly Hollywood. 

I love my ginger vixens and hopefully this trend will open the door for many more would-be stars that have been kind of looked past because of their fiery tresses.

Bravo Hollywood…..Bravo








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MAY THE FARCE BE WITH YOU

Use the Crapper Luke

I work long hours, 12 hour shifts to be exact.  I work shifts, days and nights.  Sometimes after some of those night shifts I’m pretty tired.  Ok…after MOST night shifts I’m very tired, and as I’ve mentioned in my Previous post being tired sometimes gives me a case of the sillies.  Sometimes on my drive home my brain kind of drifts off to a place all it’s own, and most of the time that place is somewhere the normal person’s brain doesn’t usually go.  This morning on my drive home I started, initially thinking about the stuff you never saw in the Star Wars Saga.  Then it expanded from there to me thinking about all the weird things that exist in the Star wars universe that would definitely not fly hereSo I thought to myself…”Self, this could possibly make a pretty funny blog post”. So without further ado her are my insights into things missing and never seen in the star wars Universe.


 

Where’s The Bathroom?
Ok, I know that in most movies you don’t really see the main characters excuse themselves from a dramatic scene because they have to make a tinkle, But I’m curious.  What would a bathroom on an Imperial Star Destroyer look like? Do the Officers get breaks so they can “Take the Dewback to the Oasis”?

Bedrooms
I dunno if this is wrong or not but I have always wondered what the inside of Han Solo’s Bedroom looked like. What kind of colour palette does a rogue intergalactic smuggler have in his boudoir? What about closet space, Dressers, reading material?  No, I’m not Gay (not that there’s anything wrong with that) but I’ve always had that in the back of my mind.  Bedrooms are almost never seen in the whole saga (Save for a single scene in Episode 2 in Padme’s bedroom) but I’ve often wondered what personal living quarters looked like. They’re often described in Star Wars novels, but I would love to see what Ol’ George would do visually with it. 

Laundry
Ok, the Star Wars universe is full of advanced technology, but have you ever wondered how Laundry was done?  I didn’t see a Laundromat on Hoth so how did they go about cleaning their fatigues?  Even  if there are in fact laundry facilities, I can’t see them having to fold clothes anyway.  Their society has laser weapons, advanced scanner capabilities, and faster than light space travel, so they must have some sort of contraption that folds your unmentionables and puts them in a drawer for you, no?.

Handrails

Ok, we live in a society where a person can sue a restaurant chain for spilling a coffee in their own lap and win millions of dollars in reparation because “They didn’t know the hot coffee would be so hot” and now every cup of coffee has the words “Caution – Hot” on the cup because of it.  But a world world without handrails?  Impossible right?  But the advance civilization of Star Wars has some how been able to skirt liability and has created structures and walkways at sometimes dizzying heights without hand rails.  Look at this picture

Look out for that first step Lord Vader…It’s a Doozie

 …on our planet all it would take was one absent minded officer to fall into that pit and he would sue the pants off the Emperor and Vader and the whole Galactic Empire.  Extra money for pain and suffering and also stress pay for constantly being worried about being Force Choked to death by Lord Vader. That dude is going to C L E A N   U P ! ! ! !

Just a few meandering observations before we really start this long weekend.  Happy Labour day and…

MAY THE FARCE BE WITH YOU