1. Entertainment

    Star Wars Episode VII Already Shooting, We’ll Soon Witness the Power of This Fully Armed and Operational Sequel

    J.J. Abrams' sneaky little lens flare-adept elves have already begun shooting the next Star Wars movie according to an interview with Disney Studios' Alan Horn. The movie's production is set to begin in earnest in about six weeks as far as us scruffy-looking Internet nerf herders are concerned, but Abrams apparently got a head start.

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  2. Entertainment

    Somebody Made a Song Out Of Yoda’s Scenes in Star Wars and It’s the Best

    While we're not quite sure it's ever going to top the song made out of Jeff Goldblum's laugh from Jurassic Park, "Master Yoda" by Eclectic Method is definitely going to be our new jam for empowered relaxation. I don't know if that's a real thing, but it should be.

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  3. Entertainment

    Raw Return of the Jedi Footage Found on LaserDisc

    Raw footage from Return of the Jedi has been found on a laserdisc used to demonstrate Lucasfilm's EditDroid film editing station. It's being uploaded to the Internet for your enjoyment.

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  4. Entertainment

    A 1:1 Scale LEGO X-Wing Should Be Able To Penetrate The Outer Defenses

    This Wednesday night, Cartoon Network is premiering the new animated series LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles. To celebrate the new show LEGO unveiled a life-sized LEGO replica of an X-Wing fighter in Times Square. We'll give you all the specs on this beauty in a second, but first -- try to guess how many bricks it took to build. Go on. Guess.

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  5. Space

    Chris Hadfield Misquotes Yoda, But Has Enough Geek Cred To Get Away With It

    Yesterday was Star Wars Day, and everyone tried to ride the wave of "May The Fourth Be With You," but some did it better than others. Surprisingly, geeky space heart-throb Chris Hadfield misquoted Master Yoda's most famous line in a tweet. We're willing to forgive Hadfield considering all the great things he's done, but also because he sent that tweet from freaking space.

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  6. Weird

    Turns Out Yoda’s Dagobah Mud Hut is Dirt Cheap

    Oh, sure. Yoda was living large in the Jedi Temple on Coruscant in the Star Wars prequels, but that guy hit hard times after the fall of the Jedi. Hiding out on Dagobah had its advantages -- like not getting murdered -- but the accommodations were a little sparse. What could a potential buyer expect to pay for Yoda's hut? The real estate geeks at Movoto have the answer, and an explanation.

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  7. Weird

    Be Sad, Internet: World’s Ugliest Dog and Adorable Mutant Earless Bunny Die

    Hello, Internet. Today is as good a day as any to be sad about things, so why not be sad about the death of both Yoda, 2011's world's ugliest dog, and an adorable mutant earless bunny? One of them died a peaceful death, at least, while the other one died a very quick, albeit ridiculously tragic death.

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  8. Weird

    The Force Is Strong In This One: World’s Ugliest Dog Is A Winner

    The true mark of a champion is being willing to revel in your achievement, even if it's a title that others may not relish. Yoda, a 14-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, is a true champion. The dog was recently named World's Ugliest at the 23rd annual contest at the Sonoma Martin Fair in Northern California. Like other Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mixes, Yoda sports an aesthetically unappealing look of short tufts of wispy hair, a protruding tongue, and long gangly hairless legs. While she might look more like a diseased albino rat than a dog, Yoda's tale is an inspiring one of love and acceptance. According to owner Terry Schumacher of Hanford, CA, Yoda has made tremendous progress since she was found abandoned behind an apartment building. Confused and turned off by the dog's peculiar appearance at first, Schumacher adopted Yoda, and says the 2-pound dog is doing well. Yoda is not the first dog with Chinese Crested or Chihuahua ancestry to win the title of World's Ugliest Dog. Last year's winner was a one-eyed Chihuahua named Princess Abby, while a Chinese Crested took the trophy in 2008 and a Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix like Yoda won top honors in 2007. (NPR via Laughing Squid)

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  9. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 8/29

    No Half-Life Movie Unless Valve Makes It (1Up) Fallout: New Vegas Has Robot Sex (GameInformer) Yoda's Head is a Cake, Your Argument is Invalid (instructables) This is a $10,000 Game of Pinball (Tilt Warning) Timelapse Photography of the Day (Geeks Are Sexy) The 10 Greatest Fictional Inventors (Gizmodo) Mission: Impossible IV Casting (Bleeding Cool) (image via Toycutter.)

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  10. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 7/20

    Bill Murray destroys Ghostbusters (The Playlist) Apple vs. AT&T: The inside story (Wired) Web 1.0 sites that were ahead of their times (Esquire) One-star reviews of classic books (The Morning News) How to make your own Guess Who game (Suicide Girls) Apple makes most money evar (Gizmodo) Woman wins Toy Yoda (Imgur) (title pic via Geekologie)

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