The Star Wars that I Used to Know

This parody cover of Gotye’s Somebody that I Used to Know is fucking awesome.

Okay, I have one quibble. Anakin is very much not emasculated in these films, save for being an apprentice to Obi-Wan — he goes on a power trip and murders like everyone by the end of the third film. That’s “toxic masculinity” if you ask me.

Geek Pride, Towel Day and Glorious 25th of May!

Pulling yet another overnight for work tonight, but I have every intention of taking my towel with me. Today marks three distinct geek holidays all wrapped into one!

Kylie has a post with an infographic up to explain Towel Day, a day to celebrate the life and works of Douglas Adams of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. What about the other two, though? Well, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld marks the day as the Glorious Revolution, when people rose up to overthrow Lord Winder and succeeded, very temporarily, until history was rewritten shortly thereafter. You celebrate by hard-boiling an egg.

And Geek Pride Day celebrates geekery in general, but was timed to represent the release of the first Star Wars film. Star Wars is, of course, not the first major sci-fi event to develop a cult following as well as make it big in the mainstream, but it’s certainly one of the largest franchises in geek history.

How are you going to celebrate the geek trifecta today?