Diary of a Nerdette: God Bless You, ‘Murica

If you know me at all, you know how much I love to bash on ‘merica. Thanks to our highly respected Yahoo.com, I read an article for once that made the nerd inside me proud.  The name of the article is titled, “11 Ridiculous White House Petitions”.  While “ridiculous” is debateable language, I most definitely approve of thiz message. Anyway, the most exciting petition which made number one on the list is, according to Yahoo:

“Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016
Those who sign here petition the United States government to secure funding and resources, and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016.
By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such as a Death Star, the government can spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense.”
Total signatures: 1,428

To sign this petition yourself, sign here, for the love of all things Star Wars!…and to also mock the government. I get too much joy from this. Anyway….CLICK. GO. NOW.


Another amazing petition with even more signatures than the Death Star proposition is:
“Build a statue of Master Chief Petty Officer Spartan John-117 on the White House lawn
“He deserves more praise for what he has done.”<—-That’s all the petition says. That’s all that really needs to be said. Good work, citizen.
Total signatures: 4,526

Here is the link to sign this petition. Get to it, nerds!


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George Lucas Shows His Light Side

Well now don’t I feel really bad…well maybe just a little bad.

By the end of the year, the $4.05 billion sale of Lucasfilm to Disney should be finalized. And since George Lucas owns 100 percent of his company – which has little to no debt – all that money goes to him. After that, Lucas plans to quickly put the bulk of the money into a foundation which will primarily focus on educational issues, a spokesperson for Lucasfilm tells THR. “George Lucas has expressed his intention, in the event the deal closes, to donate the majority of the proceeds to his philanthropic endeavors.”
“For 41 years, the majority of my time and money has been put into the company,” Lucas said in a statement Wednesday. “As I start a new chapter in my life, it is gratifying that I have the opportunity to devote more time and resources to philanthropy.”
The spokesperson noted that this “announcement continues a commitment that Lucas made in 2010 to The Giving Pledge where he stated, “I am dedicating the majority of my wealth to improving education. It is the key to the survival of the human race. We have to plan for our collective future–and the first step begins with social, emotional, and intellectual tools we provide to our children. As humans, our greatest tool for survival is our ability to think and to adapt–as educators, storytellers, and communicators our responsibility is to continue to do so.’”
- The Hollywood Reporter
All those times we said he was only adding things into the movies to make some extra money, re-releasing the movies Lord Vader only knows how many times, and everything we thought he was doing just for an extra buck may not be entirely true. I mean it still definitely could be, but now he’s putting that money to charity. Lucas improved lives by creating a universe that changed people’s lives and now because of the success of that universe lives will be saved. Touche Mr. Lucas I can almost forgive you.

I’ve got a bad feeling about this…

So by now I am sure all of you in the Nerdosphere have heard the bombshells that dropped today concerning Lucasfilm and specifically Star Wars. Here is a quick recap just in case you have been living in a Krayt Dragon cave in the Jundland wastes. Disney has bought Lucasfilm and the Star Wars Universe along with it for over 4 billion dollars. Lucas is out. The Star Wars legacy now resides in the hands of Disney and one Kathleen Kennedy of Lucasfilm. As if that weren’t enough of an announcement, on the heels of the sale comes the announcement that there will be more Star Wars films. Yes, plural. The early word is that Episode 7 will be the first of a new trilogy due out in 2015, and that they hope to make one Star Wars film every few years. To quote Princess Leia “It’s not over yet.” At this point I have too many mixed emotions and have lost all mastery over the Jedi code for the day. I must meditate or lose myself to the dark side, but HOLY BANTHA S****!! I have spent the past couple of hours trying to organize my thoughts, but I have too much to say and will just save it for this weeks podcast, which will be up either late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. Please give us your opinion on this news Nerdosphere! I will leave you with a video from Lucas himself as well as one from Disney on the announcement.

Diary of a Nerdette: Yoga, Yoda…Wait, What?!

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you were wondering. I have recently managed to pull myself out of my spiraling “I-feel-sorry-for-myself” vortex of doom. In all seriousness though, great writing only comes when one is truely inspired. If despired is actually a word, I’m pretty sure I was that. I digress, no one cares.

Onto my point. So my inspiration for this article actually comes from how I was able to climb out of my spirally vortex of doom. How did I do that you ask? Yoga and meditation. Shut the fuck up, I know at least half of you are groaning and or facepalming. Let me explain myself.

As I was in the shower a bit ago after mostly successful yoga workout (unsuccessful in that I tried to headstand and got to eager and crashed into my desk), I was thinking to myself about yoga and in my mind, I replaced yoga, with Yoda. I called my practice Yoda.

If lightbulbs actually appeared above people’s heads when they had great ideas, this was one of those moments. Is it really just a coincidence that Yoda is only one letter off from spelling Yoga? Or am I just the last star wars fan ever to figure this one out? Either way, I thought about it more, as I started loving Star Wars even more.

As the informed know, Yoga is about complete control of mind, body, and spirit- to simplify it. It is about controlling negativity and bring positive energy to one’s being. You see where I am going with this, don’t ya? I realized I basically am practicing to become a Jedi! Both Jedi and Yogi’s (the colloquial term for one who practice’s yoga) practice control of what I have already mentioned. It’s about the ability to drown out negativity which is something I am well on my way towards. When I practice yoga, I feel in tune with everything around me and everything feels harmonious, much like a Jedi and the Force. I could also go on a linguistic rant about how I don’t think this is just a coincidence but I’ll spare you tears of boredom.

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Of Course Ewoks Are Emo

The real problem is that the song actually seems to fit with Ewoks and I can’t even focus enough right now to think of a better song that it could have been. Bravo, simply, bravo.

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R2-D2 Knows How To Party

Well my list for things I must own before I die just expanded. Check out this active R2-D2 that doubles as a keg. Just make sure I can move it by remote and this little guy and myself can have some good ol’ times.

Via Geekologie

Star Wars Detours…Definitely The Show We Are Looking For

Yea so it’s pretty much a tamer Robot Chicken. Totally fine with that, not everything needs to be shock factor funny. Just feels like a feel good Star Wars parody and let’s hurry this up and air it. I literally know no details about this other than what you’re looking at because I had to post it as soon as friend of the show Marc passed it along. Enjoy.

I’ve Got Droid Fever

Yea so maybe I have a secret crush on Bieber and whenever his songs come on in my car I rock out. You know damn well this is just gonna end up like the Backstreet Boys and N’Sync. We had to hate them forever, but in the long run their songs are just too fun in Karaoke settings and we start loving them. Might as well embrace it now and start with this Star Wars ‘If I Was Your Droid’ parody. That wasn’t easy to admit by the way, so come on show me your Bieber love.

Via Topless Robot

Diary of a Nerdette: Seriously, Disney?!

It is a well known fact that Disney has gone in the shitter since the 90’s for the most part. Now since they own both Star Wars and Marvel, they’re just pissing me off now. It’s not enough that they turn the Empire into a joke by having them dance around on stage at Disney World. Yes, it’s hilarious but I will never again be intimidated by Boba Fett. Now, they’re making an animated series about the Hulk and Iron Man. A quote by the President of Disney Channel, Gary Marsh:

“Two months ago, we launched Marvel Universe on Disney XD, which became the exclusive home for new Marvel television content. We’ve developed Ultimate Spider-Man. Subsequent to the success of the Avengers movie, we’ve been developing a new Avengers Assemble. We’re talking about a Hulk series and an Iron Man series, too. They’re going to spend $150 million to $200 million to make these [movie] properties and then half of that to market them; I’m sitting here thinking, ‘Thank you, Lord, you’ve made me look good.”

I am speculating that the reaction to Ruffalo and RDJ’s awesomeness together in the film sparked this idea. Yes, I “ship” them as the tumblr community would say. Anyway, I just can’t help but be THAT cynical asshole. They’re trying to ride on the success of the Avengers as long as they can. If it’s good, then fine, but I still think they’re trying too hard to ride on the Avengers coat tails. This smells very George Lucas-y. You will never be as good as the 90′s Disney! Just Stop.

The Star Wars I Used To Know

So pretty much this parody of Gotye’s ‘Somebody I Used To Know’ is just what all Star Wars fans have been clambering about for years now, but it never gets old to bitch about it. Yes the

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