May the “Furce” Be With You

Behold, the galaxy’s most adorable shelter pet adoption campaign: Star Wars villains holding homeless animals looking for a home. (Presumably not on Hoth.)

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This is the snuggleboots I was looking for. Yes it is! 

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Now we know why Tusken Raiders dress like that. Allergies

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Pictured: Garindan and one very nervous bunny.

Not pictured: the foot-high pile of rabbit poop just out of frame.  


May 4, 2015: You Knew This Was Coming

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Amused, you are.

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A Belated Thank you for the Comments!

Sorry to folks who posted hilarious things and did not see them get approved or get a reply until the past few days. WordPress – God love ’em – changed the Admin Tool and it somehow disconnected my ability to receive notices that someone was kind enough to read the blog and leave a post. Hopefully, that’s fixed now.

And thanks again for reading!

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Nothing Bundt Bigfoot: Yeti Sighted in Hilarious Cake

Now ya’ll know how much I love a Bigfoot cake. Now there’s a brilliant new twist on the genre: the Yeti Bundt cake! You slice a seemingly boring cake open to reveal the secret Sasquatch within. Now let’s be clear – it’s no Biggie and Nessie cake. But it’s pretty damn cool.

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Bigfoot-flavored — it tastes like blueberries and blurry camera work. 

*Thanks to FOB Jennifer Malone for sending this one in. You rock, Jen! 


Your Day in Oddness: Project MK Ultra Begins

Project MK Ultra (AKA the CIA’s in-no-way heinous mind control experiment) was officially sanctioned on this day in 1953. The project involved the CIA secretly performing experiments (including torture, sexual abuse and administering mind-altering substances) on U.S. and Canadian citizens. At least one subject — CIA employee Frank Olson — jumped to his death from a 13th story window after the CIA secretly slipped LSD into his drink. So, I guess the moral of this post is:

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Especially the sketchy guy at the bar who keeps whispering into his lapel and sending you Appletini’s.


Happy April Fool’s Day from Yellowstone Park

  


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Catfish Named for Star Wars Character

Naturalists names a newly discovered species of catfish the Peckoltia greedoi, in honor of Greedothe Rodian bounty hunter who was killed by shot in self-defense by Han Solo in the original 1977 Star Wars movie. You can see the resemblance below:

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Note the identical glassy eyes and itchy trigger finger. 

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Admiral Ackbar could not be reached for comment. 


Mystery Voice Guides Rescuers to Unconscious Baby in Salt Lake City Car Wreck Case

First responders to the scene of a tragic car accident that left a young mother dead and her toddler in the hospital told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that they heard a voice coming from inside the submerged vehicle asking for help before they knew there were any survivors.

Three police officers and two firemen arriving on the scene of an accident heard an adult voice saying “Help us! Help me!” coming from in the partially submerged car, which had gone off a bridge into the Spanish Fork River on Saturday, March 8. When they flipped the vehicle on its side, the driver – 25-year-old Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck – was clearly deceased and baby Lily was unconscious but still alive. The 18-month-old was suspended from her car seat, which had kept her out of the freezing river for 14 hours until she could be rescued. At last report, Lily was recovering well with her family.

“The four of us heard a distinct voice coming from the car,” Officer Jared Warner told CNN. “To me, it didn’t sound like a child’s voice.”

Other first responders agreed. “All I know is that it was there, we all heard it, and that just helped us to push us harder, like I say, and do what we could to rescue anyone inside the car,” Tyler Beddoes, another officer at the scene, told Anderson, on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”

But the question still remains: with the mother visibly deceased and the toddler unconscious, whose voice did the first responders hear urging them to rescue the endangered baby?

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Harrison Ford Injured in a Plane Crash / Blade Runner 2 Cancelled?

Harrison Ford (AKA Han Solo, Indiana Jones and – most importantly Rick Deckard from the best movie ever made: Blade Runner) was injured today in an airplane crash. This tragic turn of events means that the much-heralded sequel to Blade Runner (which I may or may not have titled Blade Runner 2: Deckard Visits Fort Worth in my head) is now in jeopardy.

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Get better soon, Harrison. Blade Runner fetishists need you! Don’t judge.