Friday, May 28, 2010

The Muppets Do America

Since I'm still working on my next post (it's kind of long), let's take a quick Muppet break.

I love the Muppets, and Sam Eagle never fails to crack me out. Fortunately, the Muppet Studio just released another great music video for Memorial Day, featuring Sam. Check it out:

Reminds me a bit of William Shatner's "singing." Hah! Even so, I'm not sure they managed to top their last tribute, "Stars & Stripes Forever."

Yep. That's tough to beat.

Happy Friday, everyone!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Baby Boba Fett is ADORABLE

Fellow geeks, prepare to feast your eyes on the best Boba fan art EVER:

Must. Restrain. Girly. Squealing.

Seriously, how awesome is this? Pixar artist Austin Madison drew it to celebrate both his brother's birthday and the anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, which turned 30 last weekend. Now all it needs is a punny saying...

"Hope your birthday's a blast!"

"Have a bounty-full supply of fun!"

"Cake and birthdays are a great fett!"

...and you've got the perfect birthday card.

Austin also does fun little doodle animations on his iPad. Here's his Baby Fett:

Just try to watch it less than three or four times. Go on.

Be sure to check out Austin's blog, AustinTranslation, for more great art!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Car Update

First things first: thanks to my less-than-clear "Scrooge" remark in my last point, some of you mistakenly thought that *I* was the one who wanted a new car. Not so. I'm the Scrooge, whereas John has wanted a new car pretty much since birth. So sorry for the confusion, and for besmirching John's good name.

Ok, on to the update!

As you may have surmised, we've been car-shopping this past week. I even have the farmer's tan and frayed patience to show for it.

"What's wrong with this car? This one right here? I'll tell you what's wrong with this car, Mr. Pushy Car Salesman: I can't reach the pedals or see over the steering wheel. Yeah, that's right, I'M SHORT. Thanks for pretending not to notice. Now, lead me to your ridiculously tiny Hobbit cars, lay off the smirking, and we'll get along just fine."