Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Dark Side of the Force is Strong in...

...Obi-Wan Kenobi!?

Been surfin' the web, found a couple of ZOMGWTFAWESOME!!1! concept pictures of a dark side Obi-Wan Kenobi from the (canceled, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!) video game Star Wars Battlefront III.

Very nice concept, really gets the (geek) mind going on the possible stories about how one of the greatest Jedi Knights fall into the dark side! The ragged clothing makes him look like a hobo, but I don't think evil Sith Lords are one for personal hygiene.

You know, people blog about their experiences on things or the hottest international news, I blog about... Star Wars. Awesome.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Han+Blaster: Win. Greedo+Blaster: Fail.

So in the original Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, there's a scene in which Han Solo is confronted by the bounty hunter Greedo about his debt to Jabba the Hutt. Han ended up shooting the bounty hunter with his blaster. All is well in the galaxy until the year 1995.

Apparently George Lucas believes that the very act of Han Solo shooting Greedo makes Han the equivalent of a cold hearted bastard, so he tweaked this scene in the 1995 (Special Edition) release of Star Wars so Greedo shot at Han first and MISSED at point blank range!

The original scene where Han shoots Greedo first

The Special Edition tweaked scene where Greedo shoots Han first, and misses

He further changed with the release of the 2004 Special Edition DVD, where Han and Greedo shoots at each other almost simultaneously, which is just plain stupid. This incident is famously known as "Han shot first".

Anyway, I messed around with Youtube and found these hilarious edits of the scene!

Well all of them are brilliant but which one is the most hilarious? I put my money on "Control Panel Shoots First" and "Greedo Shoots First". I found it funny that in "Han Solo doesn't have time for this", Greedo never got a chance to finish his sentence LOL.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


"Nonton Star Trek yuk."
"Film alien-alien gitu ya?"
"Uh... Iya sih."
"Engga deh, gw engga suka film ngayal."

Perhaps you are a science-fiction movie enthusiast? Then a conversation like this should be familiar! Gw sering menemukan obrolan macem gini kalo lagi ngajak kebanyakan beberapa orang buat nonton film yang agak-agak berbau tembak-tembakan laser ciu ciu atau ada flying saucer (kalo huruf "R"-nya diilangin jadi flying sauce yaitu kecap terbang, HAHA HAHA).

Very different from the Yanks or the Japs yang udah ngelahap cerita-cerita macem War of the Worlds dari sebelom pergantian ke Abad 21 (kayak judul sinetron 90an), mungkin memang sejak baliho (balita kali, cheap joke go!) masyarakat Indonesia engga pernah disuguhin dengan tayangan-tayangan yang seperti ini, so the flying saucers and big-eyed grey aliens never really factored into our culture. Dan kalo misalnyapun ada cerita aneh dikit, biasanya reaksi orang bakal naikin satu alis dengan muka ekspresi "What. The. Fuck. Am. I. Watching?"

Then why was Transformers so nationally-loved? Wasn't it also a story about aliens?

Beats me.

Strangely though, I don't think the fantasy genre ever received a similar treatment by the Indonesian so-called "movie-goers". Lord of the Rings was a huge success here, though I bet only a few can remember the characters names after they left the theatre. Harry Potter and Twilight too. I think it's more or less the same with the superhero genre, and that even contains characters that are freakier than your average alien.

If people can relate with a boy with lightning-shaped scar on his forehead; or a sparkling emo vampire; or a group of people setting off on a journey to throw a ring into a volcano, then why is it so hard for them to relate to a laser sword-wielding warrior-monk? Or a robot sent to the past to kill the mother of a future resistance leader?

There's nothing wrong with an out-of-this-world movie experience once in a while, no?

Friday, July 17, 2009


Two of the best fighters/martial artists in DA HOLE WAYD WOERLD duking it out in a friendly contest to the death.

In reality this fight never happened, because nobody beats Chuck Norris. Ever. (text needs to be highlighted due to spoilers on the outcome of the fight)

Highlights: Check out 3:00 for some chest-hair grabbing action!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Gosipnya robot slash alien favorit rakyat Indonesia yang sekaligus menjabat sebagai ketua geng robot gaul Autobots, Optimus Prime, lagi nyari temen-temen baru untuk diajak gelindingan (rollout) bareng.

Be scared, Megatron. Be very, very scared.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Guys+Small Bags=Eyebrows Raised

Yesterday I was hanging out with two of my old friends in the local coffee shop when something caught my sorry eyes.

There's this group of 17-18ish AGJs (no other word to describe it, really) walking to the exit, and the boys are carrying bags. Not just your ordinary backpacks, but these small, slightly-womanly, tas selempang-type bags.

So I asked my friends about it, and they said that it was the same question that they're going to ask.

I mean, what's the deal? It's totally understandable if it were women who are carrying small bags, they use it to put their wallet, handphone, perfume, cosmetics and other God-knows-what thingamajiggers, but boys? What could a human male possibly need to carry other than their wallet and cellphone?

Wallet on the right front or the butt-pocket, cellphone on the left front pocket, keys on the remaining pocket or you could just shove it anywhere.

That's it, right? Bet you those bags doesn't contain anything useful.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Current Obsession: City Bloxx

Lately my eyes seems to be glued to my cellphone's LCD screen. Not because of Facebook (which is slowly gaining points in the boredomness meter) or Twitter (which is just plain stupid). But because of this very fun, requires-heavy-thinking, logic-building game called City Bloxx.

That may be an exaggeration on my part.

No exit option WTF!?

So basically the goal of the game is similar to Tower Bloxx, in which you have to place tower uh... blocks as straight as possible to the highest level without it falling. The better and straighter you build your tower, the more people are going to live in the building.

So much fun! /gay

There are four tower types, blue is the lowest and yellow is the highest level tower. After you build your tower, you place it in a 5x5 square field to make a city. You can't just place the towers wherever you want, careful planning and strategizing is needed (again, lebay) because the higher level towers needed certain colored towers placed beside it--for example, a blue tower is needed in the adjacent square before a red tower could be placed.

OMG so many colors to choose from!!1!

Jadi intinya, setiap gw nganggur, gw pasti ngeluarin handphone dan dengan sigap langsung menu>gallery>games>city bloxx dan kembali mengasah otak dengan permainan asah otak ini (?). Lagi nunggu makanan dateng gw maen, lagi di travel gw maen, lagi naracap gw maen, lagi bokerpun gw maen. Mungkin di angkot doang gw gak maen soalnya takut hapenya dicolong.

And yes, the game's title is one "x" away from being a porno.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Popstar or Donut?

I swear, somebody on the telly just now pronounced Michael Jackson's nick "Jacko" like one would say ""!

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Change We Need

A Palpatine-Darth Vader tag team for the top spot of Indonesia's government would be the best thing ever.

Sure, this country probably won't be a republic anymore, stormtroopers will patrol the streets 24/7, and planets will be blown to bits with a giant Moon-sized superweapon.

What's not to love? Plus, the military would look like this:

Move along, citizen

For once we'll have a strict and stern leader, one who's capable of taking action! Yes, he's older than my grandma...

WTF u mean old, bitch!?

...but he's still able to do this:

Die Punjabis die!!!

Awesome, right? Criminals are zapped, justice will be served, and he does it in style. Bite me if that doesn't make Indonesia a safer place to live!

Running beside Palpatine is none other than his personal boy toy Ani Skyw... Darth Vader. Oops, narrowly avoided a Force Choke there, see?

Vader's personal Star Destroyer (or spaceship, for the non-nerds that are unfamiliar with the term) in the early stages of its development

Vader has been Palpy's No. 2 for a long time now, doing mostly grunt works the old man doesn't want to dirty his hands on. This gives the black-armored asthma-ridden more-machine-than-man enforcer lots of experience on the field. With his trusty red lightsaber always at the holster, Vader is ready to show the people of this lovely country that with their combined strength, they can end the destructive conflict, and bring order to the galaxy!

I've had a chance to catch Vader at a press conference earlier this week, and when asked what he thought about his competitors, this is what he had to say:

Epic Win

General elections are coming closer, folks. It's time to make up your mind. Don't vote for anybody else. Vote for them.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Space, the Final Frontier

No, not a Star Trek post, kids.

Space has always fascinated me since I was but a wee lad. Maybe it's the whole "uncharted world"-ly vibe that makes it so interesting, like there's a gazillion of things waiting to be found there right there in the infinite blackness.

Kind of like the sea way back when, explorer dudes such as Marcopolo and Christopher Columbus setting sail into the unknown hoping to find something new. (...and gold). Difference is, the Marcopolos and Columbuses of today wear big-ass white suits with helmets. Guess we could call Space the "modern" sea, huh.

Come to think of it, we could have lived in a Space Age right now! Back in the 1960s, Space WAS all the rage: Sputnik. Apollo 11. THE SPACE RACE. Star Wars. Star Trek. Moonraker (the James Bond movie, not the Bandung-based biker gang). Peope actually thought that they're going to live in outer space in the near future, in space stations, the moon and all that. Though the fad unfortunately wore out after Apollo 11, one can wonder what the world could be right now if the Space Race did continue.

Got the pics from a site called HubbleSite, which my homo friend found using this website called Stumble Upon. Got chills just by looking at the three nebula pictures up there.

Here's to hoping in the next 10-20 years some genius (AHEMSHELDONCOOPERAHEM) finds a way to build a spaceship. If not, well I'm hoping for a breakthrough in time machine department, haha.