Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tongan Connections

Finally my Tongan relatives have paid off .. I received this e-mail .. via Facebook:

I am Richard Pearce, a legal practitioner practicing in the state of Lome in Togo. I am the family attorney to (Dr.G.E.Cram), a national of your country. Dr.G.E.Cram died in an airliner crash that involved the Togo Football Association which occurred on the 4th June 2007.

I have made several attempts to locate any of Dr.G.E.Cram's relatives, all to no avail. I have contacted you to claim the estate of Dr.G.E.Cram valued at US$12.3million since you share the same last name.

Upon receipt of your response i will give you the details of this transaction.

Note that this claim is legitimate.

For full details reply to (

Have a nice day.

Best Regards,
Richard Pearce(Esq).

Monday, October 18, 2010

Day Trip - Western side of Lake Mead

The temperature has cooled down and my pain has subsided a bit so I decided to take a short road trip along the western side a Lake Mead in Southern Nevada. I packed my new Pentax K-x DSLR and my old Olympus OM-1, grabbed a couple of diet Dr. Peppers and took off.

The first picture I took was from S. Lake Mead road looking north towards Las Vegas. It had just rained so all the smog, dust and grime of Las Vegas had been washed away.

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Here are some pictures from the trip.
The first picture are red sandstone formation from The Redstone Dunes

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Water and wind erosion play a huge part in sculpting these soft rocks. All kinds of interesting holes, caverns and pillars form from years of erosion

I ended up in Roger's Springs - a natural artesian well. It was fairly interesting, but just as I was about to leave I spotted this momma turtle and a baby turtle. It was amazing how caring and protective the mother was. Did not know those material traits were in turtles.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tortoises doing the wild thang

My daughter and I went to a small zoo in Moapa, Nevada. We were looking at the rabbits when there was a loud noise that sounded like an animal in severe distress. I ran over and saw this one legged tortoise doing getting "busy". The male tortoise is estimated to by close to 70 years old and only have one forearm. Now that is stamina.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Dual Kermits perform Under Pressure.

You know how I love frogs. Well, here is an excellent Kermit performance by a very talented homeless man. I discovered this on boingboing. It says something about the times we live in that such a talented person is homeless. I wish him and his frogs the very best.

Under Pressure Song

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Gustavo Sanchez, Mexican Mayor, Stoned To Death

In my opinion it's not nukes or terrorism but drugs that are the most dangerous thing facing the world. Drugs drives and funds almost all crime - including terrorism. Solve the drug problem and you solve 75% of the danger to America. If you consider oil consumption a form of substance abuse you can make that 90%.

My political statement for the day.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Exploding Stars n' Stuff

Just read a fascinating article in Scienceblogs by Ethan Siegel about a start that apparently explodes faster than light. Don't worry, this isn't some conspiracy theory, Dr. Siegel explains the optical illusion.

Article:  Can explosions move faster than the speed of light?

Friday, September 17, 2010

My First Videocast

Well here it is about thirty seconds of pure video cast .. it is an introduction of sorts - but really just me fooling around with the webcam.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Most WTH 'Star Trek' Stills Of All Time (PHOTOS)

Star Trek was about good story telling .. It shows when you believe in the concept and invest in your characters - magic happens.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Chewbacca in my bedroom

One day this guy opened his nightstand and discovered Chewbacca was stuck inside - like the movie Poltergeist.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Dream Frogs

I took these pictures using an old Olympus OM-1 with special film that only captures the "dream" photons.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

More EiMB fans

Aislin was so incredibly awesome to send a EiMB fan picture (actually paid her five dollars) from Brazil. As President George W. Bush said, "Wow! Brazil is big." - this was very big to me Aislin; you're that cat's pajamas.

Enjoy the picture .. it will appear on the left column in the next couple of days.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Bacon Rocket ..

I love bacon. I know that bacon is a sin .. in so many ways bacon is a sin .. but bacon is such a good sin. Rockets are fun .. they're so much fun .. So when these two blokes combined bacon and a gunpowder to form a bacon rocket, then a must repost .. enjoy

Friday, August 27, 2010

What do you get ...

What do you get when you combine Star Wars with Winne the Pooh? .. Pure Adorable Awesome!

Most likely lose it anyway ..

Link: Shirtoid

Nice Wookie ...

According to, Adidas and Lucas are introducing a new line of fan clothing. My favorite is called the "Wookie" jacket. The jacket doesn't so much remind me of Chewie, the endearing pal of Han Solo and star of the Star Wars Holiday Special fame, but rather the type of jacket worn by the rebels on the ice planet, Hoth. It's just not that the jacket look great and comfortable - it has a "Wookie" logo in the Star Wars font embroidered on the right breast. No word if it comes with Chewie's ammo belt.

Normally I would be very hush - hush about this and wait until my very own jacket came in before I said anything. However, since I live in the desert (right now the temp is running around 110 fahrenheit / 43 celsius) and I'm hardly ever too cold, I thought I would throw out this friends who are true Star Wars fans and who probably already know about this jacket.

The next Star Wars clothing item I think is kind of cool but I'm just not cool enough to wear em -  "C-3PO + R2-D2" tennis shoes. Once again, according to, these Adidas shoes will hit the market come this fall/winter 2010. It is all R2-D2 on the left part of the shoe and C-3PO on the right. It's like getting two Star Wars in one package. The shoes are stamped with the word "Droid" in the Star Wars font. I think these bad boys are good enough to wear to church. 

Need more info?

Wookie Jacket - Freshness
Droid Shoes - Freshness
Geeky Gadgets

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tumblr Away!!!

I'm now linking this site with Tumblr - My new Tumblr gig is:

Tumblr: Elvis in my basement

Have not done much with the site yet. I'm also establishing my Twitter and Youtube pages. I should have a stable link to those sites soon.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Elvis the Tree Frog - Green Ninja

His name is Elvis and he is the Green Ninja. From the time Elvis was a tadpole his instincts were that of a pure killer. The crickets of Petco feared him - he was a silent and deadly. In this rare footage we see Elvis in action. Watch his mystical - graceful attack. It is so quick and stealthy, he almost drowns in his own wading pool.

Friday, August 20, 2010

I think I'm addicted

I think I've become a camera porn addicted. I never thought I would be one of those guys who carries around a camera bag or God forbid a camera around my neck. I don't know what it is? There's something addicting about getting the perfect shot. I just hit the hundred dollar mark of total money spent on a film SLR camera. The Olympus OM-1 cost me 15 dollars. The flash cost me 10 dollars and the new lens cost me 75 dollars. This is not including film. Film is expensive.

I've decided to purchase a DSLR by this Christmas. Everyone I talk to says go with Canon or Nikon. Certainly there is a lot of quality and technology in both cameras. But as you can see with my sad and pitiful film camera purchases, I don't like to do what everyone else does. That is why I've almost decided to go with the Pentax K-x (white); affectionately called, "The Stormtrooper".

Pentax cameras are completely backward compatible with its lenses. The price of the camera can't be beat and it has most of the features that expensive Canon and Nikon cameras do. It even has Hi-Def video. It has a 12.4 megapixel CMOS image sensor with image stabilization - Anyway there are a whole bunch of reasons really.

What has happened to me? I think it might be old age.

Meet The Stormtrooper

Monday, August 16, 2010

Awesome PhotoBomb ..

I love photbombing .. especially when it is done well. I think this is the best photobomb I have ever seen. What makes it so great is that it is a perspective photobomb.

Source: The Daily What

Here are some other photobombs I really enjoy.

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When you got to Pisa, you have to do the "holding up the tower perspective shot." The whole place appears to be packed with frozen mimes. Anyway here is my Pisa Tower Shot - at the time they were trying to make sure that the Tower leaned but did not fall over. This is truly the world's most famous mistake.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

More Picture with Old Cameras

My daughter and I went to the Cactus Garden at Ethel M's in Las Vegas. It's not very big but it is a beautiful and simple garden, showing some of the local plants and cacti. The factory itself is two medium room with all sorts of mixing, baking and sheeting equipment. They do not produce the any of the famous Mars candy, but rather specialty and designer chocolate. Really just another excuse to charge more money.

The factory tour takes about ten minutes. Walking through the garden you could spend an hour. One little piece of advice - if you see several tour buses in the parking lot .. then go back at a later time.

I took this picture with an old AGFA Optima 200 and an Olympus OM-1

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Playing Halo with Elvis

The Mighty Kmuzu has commissioned work of fine art for the kingdom. It is called, "Playing Halo with Elvis". It is a masterpiece - is it not. The artist is Andre and his the new hit smashsation on the internet. You can see more of his stuff at Photobucket.

Kmuzu / Cram holds publication rights to the artwork. All original copyright is maintained by the artists. 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Elvis on the hunt

Elvis - the Indonesian Dumpy Tree Frog goes out on his first hunt. I setup the cage .. got the water bowl, fake plants and (of course) the ceramic pirate skull all in place. The humidity levels were perfect .. temp was okay .. put Elvis in his new home and nothing .. He just kind of crawled behind the skull and hid there. So, I thought I would give it a day to let Elvis get used to his digs.

This morning I went to Petco and purchased some crickets - hoping that maybe he would be hungry a little later on. I purchased about twenty and decided to put the whole bunch in the cage - Where else was I going to store crickets? I thought it might take Elvis some time to notice the crickets and then to be hungry enough to eat one.

That was not the case. As soon as the crickets hit the moss - this big frog eyeball pops up above the skull. I barely had time to get the video camera situated before Elvis was on full hunt. It was a little spooky to see this frog that hardly move a bit .. start aggressively stalking these poor crickets.

All I can say is that I'm glad Elvis is like two inches .. any bigger and he'd be dangerous to humans. I present the following video for your viewing pleasure.

(It happens real quick .. so you might want to play again)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Elvis is in the House

I wanted to introduce you to Elvis, my Indonesian Dumpy Tree Frog. His house is all set up .. he's got his microphone ready and all he needs is some blue suede shoes.

I just purchased him from a local pet store called Pet Kingdom USA. They're a really friendly store and all the pets we've purchased from there have been in really good health. I wanted to get a pet that you didn't have to feed anything larger than a cricket or a meal worm to.

I'm thinking about putting a live camera feed on him .. we'll see how that works out. Until then you're going to have to enjoy these pictures.

Elvis' Crib ..

Escape to Vegas Mountain

I couldn't take the heat anymore so I escaped to a local mountain called, Mt. Charleston. I took along all three cameras - the fisheye, multilens and the Olympus (old school) OM-1 35mm. Here are some pictures from all three. I present them for your enjoyment.

The weather up there was great - I was at about 8,000 feet and the temperature was around 80 degrees. There was a light wind and you could hear it rustle through the trees. There was the smell of pine and I could actually hear animals. Sometimes living in the city - if it wasn't for the color of money, I forget what the color green looks like. - NOTE - I did not see Elvis.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Now for a bit of the Strange ..

I've always been attracted to strange and weird stories. I watched a lot of the Twilight Zone and Tales from the Dark Side. Although I don't believe in ghosts, demons, angels, UFO's or the human face on Mars, I like reading speculative science stories.

A few years ago I purchased a book called, "Cryptozoology, A to Z", by Loren Coleman and Jerome Clark. It is a fairly thorough account of the major mystery animal stories of the last century. Of course it covers the holy Trinity of Crypto - Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster and Abominable Snowman - but there are tons of other really cool mysterious creatures and monsters that I had no idea existed.

One of my favorites is the Teh-Lma ("That There Little Thing"). The book describes the creatures as ".. the smallest of the several kinds of Yetis reported from the Himalayas. These animals are generally said to be three feet to four and a half feet tall, with hunched shoulders and a sharply pointed head that slopes back from the forehead. They are covered with thick reddish-gray hair."

The book goes on to say these creatures inhabit the jungles regions of Nepal. Now to me this creature has a striking resemblance to another small, hairy humanoid from the planet-moon of Endor. Come on is this not the Ewok of Star Wars fame? Think about it? - Ewoks are little Wookies and Wookies are just thinner, better smelling Yeti's. What exactly did George Lucas know about these creatures - the Teh-Lma? Even the name, "Ewok" is derived from the Miwok, an Indigenous tribe inhabiting the Redwood Forest or North America. I think George Lucas knows a whole lot more about the Yeti and Bigfoot. I'm on to something don't you think?

The Beast of Gevaudan is believed to be the first written account of a werewolf. The creature terrorized south-central France in the 1760's leaving the body parts of many men, women and children. The book describes the creature as, "'much higher than a wolf, low before, and his feet armed with talons. His hair is reddish, his head large and the muzzle of it is shaped like that of a greyhound; his ears are small and straight; his breast is wide and grey; his back streaked with black; his large mouth is provided with sharp teeth.'"

According to the author, the creature could not be killed with knife, lance or bullet and that eventually, King Louis XV had to send a cavalry of soldiers to take care of the situation. Finally the beast was killed by a silver bullet.

What I like about the book is that it goes on to speculate on other theories from an escaped hyena to the coverup of a serial killer.

Cryptozoology A to Z also covers the investigators and scientists involved in the field. One interesting person is Tom Slick, a Texas oil millionaire who convinced his friend Jimmy Stewart to help him steal the Pangboche Hand from monks in Nepal. The Pangboche Hand was thought to be the severed appendage of an Abominable Snowman.

 If you like this kind of stuff, Cryptozoology A to Z is a must have book. It gives you a great overview on all kinds of creepy, strange and mysterious creatures. Also, this is a great book to put on your coffee table. No matter how snobbish the guest, everyone picks it up and looks through it. It is a great conversation starter.

Cryptozoologoy A to Z

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Pixar and Dreamworks

There's plenty to be said about the genius of Pixar and the miserable failure of Dreamworks. While some companies have learned from the successful elements of Pixar's animation and storytelling - like Universal Studios', "Despicable Me", Dreamworks remains defiant in producing more and more crap.

It's just not the animation and physics that is below average - it's more about the cheap jokes, adult humor, misconceived plot and total lack of respect for the characters, the artists and most importantly the audience.

But enough of what I think. I present the following video for your snarky humor.

** I will write a small critique about the successes of "Despicable Me" when it's not Sunday. **


Pixar / Dreamworks comparison.

Friday, July 30, 2010

I Got Smurfed

Planned for a 2011 release, Sony Picture presents the epic saga, The Smurfs - in 3D. I thought the Smurf movie already came out and it was called, Avatar. I mean those silly creatures looked like Smurfs.

In my generation there was nothing more hated and loathed than the Smurfs. Smurf were a mixture of a lawn gnome and demonic imp. They embodied cultural happiness to the point to extreme Xenophobia. As a species were comprised of all men with only one girl and command by a  Jim Jones character called Papa Smurf.

They lived in their own private clutches - kind of a "Blue Flight" from the rest of the intelligent creature of the land. Worse they had this kind of "Martyr Complex". The outside world was destined to destroy them. Smurfs were never proactive - for example, taking out Gargamel in his sleep.

Last but not least. the Smurfs were damn, pinko Communists.

I'm not looking forward to the movie and I will not be spending good American money on it. That is unless my daughter wants to see it ... then all bets are off


The Smurfs - IMDb
Smurfs Official Movie site
Smurfs Communist Leanings
Avatar Official site.
Threadless t-shirts
Avatar/Smurf Artist
Avatar is Smurf meets Dances with Wolves

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I have sinned

Today, I gave my liberty to a video game. May the gods have mercy upon one of my three remaining lives.

StarCraft II - Blizzard Entertainment.

Take Me to the River: A poem in honor of EMB

The Mighty Kmuzu has commissioned a poem be created in honor and homage of Elvis in My Basement. The poem was written by the esteemed rhapsodist, Michael Nicholas Hunt. Enjoy my friends .. enjoy

Take me to the River
by Michael Nicholas Hunt

The Strip; Amazon of the desert
draining a rain forest of torrential light
In its psychedelic foliage, I glimpse
glowing, falling then floating down river
a glistening Sun God cape
and flaring rhinestone slacks
billowing in the funky heat
It pumps my adrenalin
like a camera flash

Juiced; I haunt the river bank
rolling dem bones in the jungle
chips rasping like crickets
gilded mosquito swarms humming
exotic birds chiming in

Compulsively I probe, push, and search
in a ritual of rolling sound and vision
It electrifies me with jolts
then shorts out
when bleary eyes
and a bitter taste on tongue
break my trance

And as I float away from the main river
with my headlights pointed for home
towards the dark desert
My radio streams to me 
Memphis Mississippi
Kissing cousin of the Nile
source spring of Cash and Kings
reaching out to me in the darkness

In my dark room
I feel as if I’m underground
groping for a light switch
searching vacantly
nursing a void
like I need to stumble blindly over
Elvis in my basement
and touch his regal mantle
as he rests eternally,
a Southern Pharaoh
in contemplation of afterlife

I would brush my hand over his chops
His lips would curl against the palm of my hand
He would clear his throat
and with an unmistakable Southern Huh!
The King lives

Copyright 2010 Michael Nicholas Hunt
This poem may not be copied, published or modified without the written consent from  Michael Nicholas Hunt. 

If you're interested in commissioning a poem from Mr. Hunt you can contact him through Fiverr at Balkanverse

Two New Cameras

I love funky cameras. It all started with my purchase of a Chinese camera called the Holga 120 FN. I purchased the 35mm kit - who wants to use 120 film and it took wonderfully strange pictures.

Then I purchased a Olympus OM-1 camera. This camera was made in the early 70's and it works great. I'm sure in the days before digital this camera cost a couple hundred bucks, but I got it off Ebay for less than fifteen.

My next purchase was an Agfa Optima 200. It was built in the early 70's. As of yet have not taken any pictures with this camera.

Then I came across two really cool toy cameras: A Lomography Fisheye lens and Lomography 4 Lens Action Sampler.

The Fisheye is a very cool camera. It takes regular 35mm film and loads like any other traditional film camera. The lens will capture light 170 degrees from end to end. The lens compacts this wide-view onto a standard 35mm shot on the film.

The camera was less than forty bucks in-the-box new and came with a flash. For that price it was a no brainer. I was surprised at the quality of the camera. It seems pretty rugged with the door and all the latches fitting tightly together. The view finder was useless, but it's best to shoot-from-the-hip anyway. There is a switch on the front for the flash - requires one AA battery.

It was easy to shoot - I used 400 speed film. The camera works best in full sunlight with an expansive setting. Indoors the pictures tend to have a carnival mirror look.

The next camera, the LOMO 4 Lens Action Sampler is a standard 35mm camera with four lenses in a square shape. Each lens fires off in a series at 1/4 a second apart. The end result is a picture with four pictures on it. Each picture captures a moment in a series.

I purchased this camera for about twelve dollars and it is not as nicely constructed as the fisheye. The camera is lightweight and the latches and doors do not feel like they latch together tight and secure. The film was also pretty difficult to load and the view finder - a plastic square is all but unusable.

I recommend using high speed film for this camera. I used 800 speed. The lenses are small and require a lot of light. There is no flash on this camera and it's just as well.

Still for a toy camera that costs 12 bucks how can you wrong and as you can see the pictures are fun and exciting. 

Friday, July 23, 2010

Ultimate Elvis Weekend

July 23 - 24 at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas.

It's everything Elvis this weekend in Las Vegas. Over twenty Elvis impersonators will compete in a Blue Suede Shoes contest. There will be a mass wedding ceremony conducted by the King. Karaoke singing and dancing and a parade down Fremont Street led by Elvis in a pink Cadillac. 

Who knows maybe the real Elvis will show up? You know Yours-Truly will be looking  for him.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, July 23
· 8:00 p.m. – Parade of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contestants led by a Pink Cadillac
· 8:10 p.m. – Elvis Contestants walk the Red Carpet to the stage
· 8:15 p.m.– Midnight – Ultimate Elvis Tribute Competition, 1st Street Stage
· Midnight – Midnight Mass – Wedding Vow Renewal, 1st Street Stage
· Midnight–2 a.m. – Elvis Karaoke, Main Street Stage (open to the public)

Saturday, July 24
· 8:00 p.m. – Parade of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contestants led by a Pink Cadillac
· 8:10 p.m. – Elvis Contestants walk the Red Carpet to the stage
· 8:15 p.m.– Midnight – Ultimate Elvis Tribute Competition, 1st Street Stage
· Midnight – Midnight Mass – Wedding Vow Renewal, 1st Street Stage
· Midnight–2 a.m. – Elvis Karaoke, Main Street Stage (open to the public

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Snuggie is not a good fit

I was in the bathroom. It seems at my age that I spend a lot more time in there than I like. Anyway, I was in the bathroom reading the latest addition of Bed Bath & Beyond - We Love College. Why I was reading this is another story - one I will not tell.

I came across this advertisement for Snuggie. Remember Suggie? It was an infomercial rage a few years ago. The Snuggie is basically a fleece hospital gown.

This ad has some disturbing elements. Am I wrong but doesn't XXL stand for double extra-large? Is this an appropriate gift to give a female graduate? What exactly is the gift giver saying about the giftee?

Furthermore, what kind graduation gift is a Sunggie in the first place? As you can see in the ad, graduations happen at the beginning of summer, way too hot for the Snuggie.  I mean is it like: "Here's a Snuggie my Honey Pie. It's an XXL so it's sure to fit and you can use it oh - eight months from now."

"Great Dad; this is better than a car or a laptop could ever be."

I also noticed that apparently you're supposed to wear your underwear when going out in a Snuggie. I don't think this is advisable especially as you can plainly see in the picture the back is completely exposed. I can't stress enough that wearing a thong would be just as bad; maybe even a little worse.

To wrap this up - Snuggies are bad graduations gifts. It's better just to give cash. Everyone loves and appreciates cash. Snuggies are just bad gifts for any occasion - other than Christmas in Minnesota. Next, if you do wear a Snuggie, it is advisable to wear at least pajama bottoms underneath. Please don't go outside the house in your Snuggie. The Snuggie is not meant for public display.

I do not own the rights to the picture shown in this post. I am using this picture under the "Fair Use" copyright law.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Adventure Time

My new favorite kid's cartoon is Adventure Time and it's on the Cartoon Network on Mondays at 8pm. I feel a little shame watching a kid's cartoon, but this one is so good. I'm not sure why .. I think it's because the cartoon is so unexpectedly violent and anarchic that makes it so much addicting to watch. My daughter put on the cartoon and I thought well this is just silly, but then I got lost in the mayhem - almost hypnotized.

There are real twists in the plot and the characters are deterministic, yet vibrant and chaotic. It's just really cool okay.

The cartoon focuses on two main protagonist. Finn (a 12 year old boy) and his dog Jake (28 years old - dog years).

Finn is a kind of Peter Pan character. He is a maverick and dramatic and above all chivalrous. Finn is skilled in all kinds of combat, including the psych attack where he looks like he's going to kick but at the last moment does an upper cut.

Jake is wise, at times apathetic and the moral compass for the team. Jake also has magical powers such as growing super large, long stretching appendages (including nose). And to top it off the dog speaks fluent Korean.

Together they go on wild and adventurous quests. Their goal is to defeat and vanquish the main antagonist the Ice King.

The Ice King and his disembodied heart are the only antagonist so far. The Ice King is old and corrupt. He lusts after the Bubblegum Princess. He has magical powers in his frozen kingdom. He can throw ice-lightning bolts and freeze characters and objects in ice.

Sound interesting? Here is a trailer for the cartoon.

Adventure Time Epic Trailer

The setting and characters do remind me somewhat of Homestar Runner. Maybe it's that Princess Bubblegum and the Ice King in Adventure Time remind me of King of Town and Marzipan in Homestar.

As you can see in the trailer the cartooning is excellent. The character are so fluid and the animator have a way of breaking every boundary but still keeping it real. I especially the rubber hose arms and legs.
 Like Ren and Stimpy from time to time there is a close up / freeze frame to show more detail or the convey a strong emotion.

Adventure Time takes absurd to a whole new level and I like it.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The last word on Star Wars

I just recently watched Mark Edlitz's documentary, Jedi Junkies. What I liked about the film is Editz's has a fundamental respect for the people involved in Star Wars fandom. It doesn't try to psychologically over-analyze the subculture nor is it sarcastic or demeaning.

The film honestly shows the good, the bad and certainly the ugly of the Star Wars fans. Jedi Junkies depicts ordinary people who live Star Wars every day. The documentary shows compulsive collectors, including Edwardo Sanchez of Blair Witch fame, people who design and dress in unbelievably realistic costumes and film reenactments - the most popular being Chad Vader-Day Shift Manager.

Okay I am now going to slip into my own kind of geekness. Unlike the Star Trek fans who seem overly occupied with establishing some kind of management structure and then ordering each other around, Star Wars fans seem to be much more carefree. From what I saw it was like a SciFi Renaissance fair, if that makes any sense. Star Wars fans also seem adept at reinventing the genre. They don't stick so closely to the script - Maybe because the last Star Wars three movies (which are the first three movies) are so horrible.

Junkies is good fun and surprisingly imaginative. It makes you almost want to be a Star Wars fan .. almost. So I would recommend seeing this documentary. You can find it on iTunes (which is where I rented it) or

Jedi Junkies 
Jedi Costumes
SciFi Mafia Review
Interview with Mark Edlitz
Star Wars Insider