Friday, May 27, 2011
- This functioning iris business card is amaaaazing. (I've been chastised in the past for not having business cards. Since the guy who makes these offers kits, maybe I'll finally rectify that.)
- I know I've got Star Wars Weekends and all here in Orlando, but I think the grass will always be greener at Disneyland. Check out this massive photo post of their new parade, video of the brand new Little Mermaid ride, and lots more.
- File this under "brilliant": Cathe of Just Something I Made turned an old book into an expanding file folder:
Random fun fact: Cathe actually came to the CW book tour in Petaluma. How do I remember? Because she gave me a business card with the same design on it as her blog banner, which is so striking I immediately recognized it. (Gee, this post is turning into a commercial for business cards, isn't it? Ha!)
- Speaking of brilliant, Elizabeth shared these pics of her daughter's fantastic TARDIS costume:
(found by my friend Amanda, who has a great Tumblr called Old-Timey Cats)
Happy Friday, everyone! Have a great weekend!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
It seems like most of my friends have already been on the new (well, updated) Star Tours ride at Disney, and several I know were even there to cover or work the premiere last week with various media outlets. Despite a few invitations I still haven't been; the crowds and heat are keeping me away. Still, I know I'll have to go soon; Star Wars Weekends (which started last weekend) *are* pretty awesome - kind of like a mini convention mixed in with the usual theme park stuff. There are celebrity guests, a special parade, and many fans even show up in costume. (I always pity those people because of the heat, though. All those long robes and armor!)
"These are not the tourists we're looking for."
"Aw, man, they're using those Jedi mind tricks on you!"
Anyway, the absolute highlight of Star Wars Weekends is the Hyperspace Hoopla. Rather than try to describe the Hoopla, I'll just show you a nice video compilation I just found of this year's show:
Most of the comments on Youtube are pretty negative - purists who don't like seeing their beloved characters degraded and used for silly dance routines. I get that, I really do, but I also think the show is great fun. (And thank goodness they finally got a better stage!)
That said, I think the music selections have been a lot better in the past, and I've yet to see anything that beats Vader's 2009 dance:
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
This Batgirl could kick your butt and look fabulous doing it.
Then reader Kirsten M. sent in this pic of her daughter as Doctor Horrible:
Kirsten even made the coat herself! Now that's raising your geek girl right. Kudos, Kirsten!
One more shot of gratuitous adorableness:
"The world is a mess, and I just need to RULE it."
Speaking of adorable evil, have you seen the Vader princesses?
Tutus and crowns and lightsabers, oh my!
Ah, but wait: there's more.
And pay close attention to the Death Star wand, if you please.
And one more, hangin' with her papa:
via The Force is Strong
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