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News and information that does not fit the norm… not like there is much on this site that is normal to begin with.

Han Solo has been frozen in delicious chocolate Carbonite

Over on ThinkGeek, the company is now distributing the only smuggler that can make the Kessel Run in six parsecs or less or your cargo is free, Han Solo, in chocolate form.

Shaped to resemble Han from the end of “Empire Strikes Back” and the beginning of “Return of The Jedi,” this chocolate bar is the closest thing to having Han pressed in carbonite since a time long, long ago. This item is exclusive to ThinkGeek, each bar is 4.5 oz of premium dark chocolate and measures 6 inches in length.

Here is the official description from them:

“It’s tough being a crime lord. You need to keep track of your bounty hunters, your smugglers, your assassins, your bodyguards, your dancing girls, your droids. You need to rig the gambling games to be sure the house keeps an advantage. It’s a pretty rough life. Lucrative, sure, but rough. Sometimes, you just want to escape to a simpler way of doing business.

Which is why Jabba has opened his own sweets factory. A little side venture where he makes Lightsaber Popsicles, Wookiee Cookies, Candy Rancorn, Twi’lek Dancer Lollipops, and the ever popular coconut Wamparoons. Getting these Han Solo in Carbonite Chocolate Bars shipped in from a galaxy far, far away took a long, long time, but they’re finally here! Enjoy this rich chocolate bounty from Tatooine’s Tasty Treats.”

Talk about a great stocking stuffer! Grab one of these now, and when you do, let me know how they taste!

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“Lupin III” Fan-Movie trailer has hijinx aplenty

LUPIN III The fan-movie (Teaser in Italiano) from Gabriel Cash on Vimeo.

“Lupin III” has been one of the most popular franchises in manga and anime since its inception, and continues to inspire new ideas decades after it was created. Case in point, this new fan-film coming soon!

Directed by Gabriel Cash, the film features a cast including Luca Conticelli, Yoon C.Joyce, Andrea Baglio, Francesca Gavardi, Miky Falcicchio, Mario Sechi and Vely Kant. The trailer, and most likely the entire film, is in Italian, but the language difference does not affect any of the hijinx. This is a very faithful adaptation down to the costumes and even facial expressions (seriously, the dude playing Lupin is my new idol). I look forward to the day this officially becomes released, so stay tuned for updates as the project continues.

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Two floppy drives play “The Imperial March” from “Star Wars”

Here’s what AGH University of Science and Technology students in Poland do in their free time. The techies set up a pair of floppy disk drives (remember those, they used to be huge storage media devices with a whopping 1 MB of space) to play John Williams’ “Imperial March” from The Star Wars movies. I think it is even more sinister when you think of the context – machines ominously playing the song that will soon be their anthem when they take over the world. James Cameron saw it coming with “Terminator”, so don’t say you weren’t warned when your iPhone starts chewing your brains out from one ear to the other.

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