TSR – AT-AT Dog Costume

Its coming up on my favorite holiday of the year…Halloween! When I think about Halloween I think of kids trick or treating, parties and girls dressed up in a “Sexy/Slutty” version of _________ (Fill in the Blank)

What I don’t think about is Pets in Costume, wanna know why? Because by and large I think that dressing Mr. Snickerdoodles the cat or Elvis your pet chihuahua in a costume is cruel and unusual punishment not to mention its just lame. Don’t get me wrong I’m not some PETA freak who is going to beat you with a bat if I saw this, it just reminds me of how some people anthropomorphize their pets and think of them as their kids…they are NOT. Your pet is an animal and should be treated as such. If you want children have them the old fashioned way or adopt!

Anyway, I thought that dressing your pets in a costumes was pretty lame until I saw THIS little number:

Cruel and unusual for sure…but pretty damn cool!

Don’t get me wrong, there is an internal struggle being waged inside my empty little head over how lame I think dressing animals in costumes is VS. the Geek in me that is thinking  “…thats *&^%ing AWESOME!”

I have come to terms with the fact that if you HAD to dress your dog up in a Halloween costume…then let it be this AT-AT costume! Of course, the ONLY way I would ever do this is if I was dressed as a Stormtrooper, talk about the ultimate accessory to your Stormtrooper costume. How dope would it be to walk into a party dressed as a Stormtrooper with a little AT-AT on a leash?!  Hmmmmm….thats a thought.

<shakes head> What the hell am I thinking?!

At least its not as bad as THIS poor slob, you can see the shame in his eyes:

Yoda never looked so sad…THIS is why dogs bite people!

If you love your pets, leave them with a shred of dignity don’t dress them up in costumes!


TSR – Featured Artist: Freehand Profit “All Day I Dream About Stormtroopers”


Check out Freehand Profits website here.

Let me start by saying, I’ve seen a my fair share of Star Wars themed art by some very talented artist in my time but every now and then I come across something that really blows me away. The other night I was trying to describe to a friend of mine what exactly I wanted to do with this blog. The moment I said it was a Star Wars Blog he piped up and said “I have just the thing for you…have you seen the Adidas Stormtrooper Helmet?”

Now there are many things I love in life but Star Wars and Adidas are ranked right up there, so when Shane B. told me about this artist who made a Stormtrooper
helmet out of Adidas Tennis shoe parts I had to find out for myself. So what is one to do when one doesn’t know where to begin looking for something? Thats right, I Googled it! And man, was I blown away with what I found out.
I found this amazing artist name “Freehand Profit” whose work is as dope as his Nom de plume! As I scrolled through his blog perusing the Fresh that is “Freehand Profit”, I finally stumbled on the Holy Grail of Tennis Shoes turned Helmet: “The Adidas X Stormtrooper Helmet”.

My jaw dropped.

The holy grail of Tennis Shoe Helmets

The Holy Grail of Tennis Shoe Helmets

I don’t know how he did it but Freehand Profit pulled off one the BEST Star Wars themed art pieces I’ve ever seen. I can only Imagine what that thing must feel like on, the smell of brand new unused tennis shoe, the hollow muffled sound of my voice saying “Move Along” and the confidence of knowing that I was rocking one of a kind art on my dome piece. I can’t lie, if I had that thing on I would have to try and bust out some of my old Breaking moves or at least try to Up Rock with it on. Of course, I would have on kicks to match. Maybe even a white Adidas Track suit…come on, you gotta right?

Freehand Profit and the Adidas X Stormtrooper Helmet

Obviously, the next thing that runs through my Pee Brain is “I want it, I gotta have it, where do I go get it?” Where does one go to get one of a kind art pieces? Why, EBAY of course! I did some searching and guess what… there is was on ebay but it wasnt alone, it brought along its Empire sized price tag. My hopes where dashed and the reality of me being a Break Dancing Stormtooper seemed far, far away.

HOW MUCH?! That's a hefty bounty…but well worth it.

I suppose its worth it, it takes time and effort to craft such an item. I’m not mad at Freehand Profit ..a little bummed out maybe but he definitely deserves every penny he can get for his artwork. Hopefully I can interview Freehand Profit, I want to tell him how great I think the piece is and ask him a few questions like: How long did it take to make the helmet? Have you thought of a making a Vader one and the most important question of all “Dude, can you make me a Boba Fett helmet bro?!”

"The Force is strong with this one."

Check out Freehand Profits website here.

A big “Thank you” to Shane B. for turning me on to this story.

http://freehandprofit.com/ September 13, 2011
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They say that C-3P0 is a BAD MOTHER… shut your mouth! Just talking about C-3P0!

What I never understood was… IF it was indeed a LONG time ago, in a galaxy FAR away…how the HELL do people or DROIDS for that matter, have British Accents?! I’ve seem moveis where even as far back as Egypt, they had British Accents… and there wasn’t even a Fucking British Empire yet!!!
Speaking of Droids with accents…isn’t C-3P0 the fussiet, whiniest, bitchiest droid in the whole fucking galaxy? When I was a kid I thought the word “Protocol” meant  “British-wussy-in-a-gold-droid-outfit”  He is almost as whiney as his master Luke Skywalker. I bet you if we could understand R2-D2 we would hear things like: “Shut Up you WUSS” or “Suck it up” or “Whats a matter…you got sand in your servos?! ”
Thank the Maker for these new Star Wars Blu-Ray DVDs, Lucas finally did something right with this little bit of Redo Goodness.
Take a look:

NOW THATS WHAT I’M TALKNG ABOUT! I will never look at C-3P0 the same.That C-3P0 is one BAD MOTHER! I guess Lucas figures if putting James Earl Jones in a black robot suit was cool, why not another black dude in a gold one? Racial Equality in the Universe… can you dig it?

Written and Voiced by Brett Bayonne, Produced by The Distinguished Gentlemen, Edited by Will Herndon, Sound Design by Conor Barrett, Special Thanks to Konstantine Anthony. Copyright LucasFilm LTD.

The SPICE RUN – Yoda, the Worlds Ugliest Dog?


Master Yoda doesnt think its too funny at all

Master Yoda does not find the news about his name being used funny at all!

Ok, we’ve all heard someone say “Its so UGLY …its cute!” What the HELL is that? Who was the first idiot that said that? More over who was the idiot that started to perpetuate that idea? LOOK AT THAT THING!

Yoda, The Worlds Ugliest Dog Winner - A face not even a mother can love!

What is that rationale?! That is a contradictory idea, these words are antonyms: words that mean the exact opposite. You can’t be so fat that you turn skinny. ( I wish that were the case ~ editor’s note)

Would you date or marry someone that was “so ugly that they were Cute?” Hell NO you wouldn’t! Think of what your kids would like! Ok, how about if that person were Butt Ass Ugly everywhere else but the moment that person got into a bed, any bed they turn into the HOTTEST thing in the universe! Then would you date them? (again…I wish that were the case ~ editor’s note)

Plain and simply put: No, something that ugly doesn’t get to come back around and land on Cute! If its ugly call it ugly. If you like ugly…just OWN it. Don’t try to make something ugly cute to get others to think so too.

Having said that… Love is blind and these owners really love their furry, scruffy, ugly lil’ friends. Bless em’ for that but personally, I’m scared of the lil bastards!

As per the “Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds and Events Center Page” :

Yoda, the Ugliest Dog In the World 2011…yeesh!

On June 24th in Petaluma California they held the 23rd Annual Sonoma-Marin World’s Ugliest Dog Competition where a 1.8 lbs Mutt named of all things…YODA won first place.

A 1.8 pound mutt from California took the 23rd annual World’s Ugliest Dog ® Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma tonight, taking the title from a field of 29 contestants of questionable beauty. The packed crowd settled on Yoda in the mutt round and she quickly sailed past the Ring of Champions to win.
Her owner, Terry Devine Schumacher, is from Hanford, California and said the dog was found by her daughter in a field when she was two, “I told her to put it down because I thought it was a rat.” However they soon learned otherwise and the dog has been in the family now for 14 years.Her irregular features, scruffy fur, especially between her toes and tiny stance made her a crowd favorite. Favorites coming into the contest were Icky, Cuda, Handsome Hector, Ratdog.
The Sonoma-Marin Fair allowed the audience a vote this year via text (ala American Idol) and Yoda quickly skyrocketed to the top of the text voting. The judges concurred and a new winner was named.
Yoda wins a trophy 15 times her size and $1,000 as this year’s winner. She also receives a photo shoot with Kira Stackhouse of Nuena Photography and a pampered overnight stay in the luxurious Loft Suite at the Sheraton Sonoma County. In addition, most dogs enjoy fame as the World’s Ugliest Dog ®, hitting the talk show circuit and become a star at local dog events.

Doggie Yoda Halloween Costumes...THIS is why Dogs Bite People!!!

The Sonoma-Marin Fair recently trademarked the name World’s Ugliest Dog ® Contest which has received worldwide acclaim. In 2009, the announcement of the winner was named the top third story in the world following a speech by President Obama and Michael Jackson’s death. (What is wrong with this?)
Crazy Shout Outs to Fred Abercrombie over at “unnecessaryumlaut.com” check out his blog for fun Star Wars Stuff…I may just have to “borrow” more of his fun content in the future!

The SPICE RUN – How can you tell if an Ewok is male or female?



Now thats not creepy at all!

This story tickles my pickle…speaking of pickle. Recently, British actor Nicholas Read 
who played an Ewok in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in 1983 and a Gringotts goblin in 2001’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was accused, went to trial and is awaiting sentencing for stroking his “wand” underneath his hat on a train (to Hogswart?). If that wasn’t bad enough he was eyeballing a young school girl the whole time! The poor girl was terrorized by the sight of a 4ft dick on a 3ft man!

Apparently, this isn’t the first time Read has taken liberties, upon further digging I found out that: “… he had a previous conviction for indecent assault in 2004 when, after a party with a Snow White pantomime cast, he “flaked out” on the stage manager’s sofa. He later drunkenly climbed into bed with the sleeping stage manager and his girlfriend, and put the woman’s hand on to his genitals.”

Now that Balls! To which Read replied “No, THESE are balls!” and placed my hand on his genitals. Cheeky little bastard.

My favorite part of this story was his reply to a question posed by the court:
When asked why he did not put his hat on an overhead rack, he replied: ‘Because I couldn’t reach.’   DUH!

I read that his next role maybe a Registered Sex Offender…what?

Please read the story below!

“Actor who played Ewok in Star Wars and Harry Potter goblin ‘touched himself for 30 minutes in front of teenage girl on train
Last updated at 11:35 PM on 8th June 2011

A dwarf who appeared in the Harry Potter and Star Wars films is facing jail after indecently exposing himself to a schoolgirl on a train.

Nicholas Read, who stands 4ft 5in, sat next to the 17-year-old as he performed an indecent act.

The teenager told the court she was too scared to say anything and feared he could assault her.

Nicholas Read arrives at Leicester Crown Court, where he is on trial for allegedly touching himself in an obscene manner, underneath a juggler's hat, in front of a 17-year-oldNicholas Read played an Ewok in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (stock image)
Nicholas Read arriving at Leicester Crown Court, where stood trial. He played an Ewok in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return Of The Jedi (stock image)

Read, 40, who played an Ewok in the 1983 film Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and a Gringotts goblin in 2001’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, had drunk half a bottle of gin and was feeling ‘merry’. He covered his lap with a bowler hat he had been wearing and fondled himself.

He denied this, and claimed the hat was not on the overhead racks because he couldn’t reach them. Yesterday, when he stood in the witness box, he could barely be seen.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was travelling on a train from London when Read sat in the aisle seat beside her.

Nicholas Read (left) had drunk half a bottle of gin before boarding the train
Nicholas Read (left) had drunk half a bottle of gin before boarding the train

Speaking from behind a screen, she said: ‘He placed his hat on his crotch. I saw a movement and I didn’t know whether to believe it. I looked in the reflection of the window and saw his hand moving under the hat. He tried to catch my attention, tilting his hat up, looking at his crotch area and then looking at me a few times.’

The behaviour continued for between 30 and 40 minutes of the 55-minute journey.

The schoolgirl, now 18, wept as she told Leicester Crown Court she was too scared to speak, fearing he was going to touch her. Victoria Rose, prosecuting, said: ‘She tried to move away but she was against the window, pressed against the glass.’

Read played a goblin in the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, starring Daniel Radcliffe, right (stock image)
Read played a goblin in the film Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, starring Daniel Radcliffe, right (stock image)

The girl said that when she got off the train at Leicester, ‘he put his legs on to the seat, leaving his hat on his crotch and I had to squeeze past him’. She added: ‘I was shaking and a bit distressed.’

She was met by her boyfriend and they reported the incident to a British Transport police officer, who arranged for Read to be arrested at his destination in Sheffield. Read, of Cheadle, near Stoke-on-Trent, claimed nothing untoward had taken place.

Asked why he did not put his hat on an overhead rack, he replied: ‘Because I couldn’t reach.’ (Fucking Brilliant! ~ Jet)

The jury heard he has a previous conviction for indecent assault in 2004 when, after a New Year party with his Snow White pantomime cast, he drunkenly climbed into bed with the sleeping stage manager and his girlfriend. He then put the woman’s hand on his genitals. Read was convicted of indecent exposure for the train incident, which took place last October.

Recorder Richard Bond said he was considering a custodial sentence or a suspended sentence with treatment on a sex offenders’ course.

‘One of the questions I ask myself is whether if I send him to prison for a short sentence he’ll be out in a flash,’ he added.

Read will be sentenced next month.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2000869/Harry-Potter-Star-Wars-actor-Nicholas-Read-touched-girl-train.html#ixzz1QqG8UWx2

The Spice Run – Featured Artist: Ken Christiansen

What up fellow Spice Heads! In my day to day internet hunt for all things Star Wars, I always come across art work… some moves me and some doesn’t. Today I came across an artist who’s worked stirred something in me, maybe it was all the hours logged in my Game Design Program in college. Anyway, I felt that I had to share some artistic goodness with the masses. His name is Ken Christiansen and he is the founder of “Bad Flip Productions” which I found out is located just on the other side of town in Glendale. Ken is a Concept Artist who does it all: Quick Sketch, Portraits, Hard Edge Interiors, Mechs/Bots, Pin-up, Cutesy and Exterior Matte Painting.  Ken has a dope resume thats a “who’s who” in the Gaming world…”Impressive, most impressive”. I really took a shining to his stuff and come to find we both share an interest in stories about the Undeadwho knewTo top it all off, I think he might just like Star Wars too.

Please enjoy his rendition of our favorite wookie, Chewbacca.

This is where it all starts Click to enlarge

Chewie Pencil - Click to enlarge

Chewie Line Art Click to enlarge

Chewie - Flats Click to Enlarge

Full Color Chewie in the snow. Ken Christiansen

Chewie - Final Click to enlarge

I really enjoy seeing the artists process and how a piece comes to life. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Go to his site Bad Flip Productions  and click on all the thumbnails and discover all the hidden gems. Also check out his blog and peep out all the dope pieces he has tucked away in the archives. Trust me you won’t be disappointed. If you still haven’t had enough, check out his online comic “Templar“. A big Shout Out and thanks to the man himself Ken Christiansen for letting me post some of his art work here. Stay tuned, with any luck he’ll let me post more!