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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Michelle Obama as Wonder Woman

Artist J. Bone was so impressed by Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention, he decided to depict her as Wonder Woman! (via Robot 6)


May The Force Be With You

Max Page, Little Boy Who Played Volkswagen’s “Mini Darth Vader,” Having Open Heart Surgery Today

Spare a little bit of your time today to send out some good vibes to Max Page, 7, who played the little Darth Vader kid in that adorable Volkswagen commercial last year. He’s having open heart surgery today, which will be followed by a summer-long recovery. His mom released an email she wrote, explaining his condition and reaching out for support.


For A More Civilized Age

Dig Out Your Tie Dye Storm Trooper Cosplay: An AT-AT That’s A VW Bus

We’d like to think that this is the wreckage of a small defected duo of Storm Troopers, fed up with the crushing rules of Imperial Life, decided to break away from the last generation’s totally harsh sense of existence and travel around Naboo or somewhere temperate, just getting high.

On life. Or the Force or something. We’re not picky.

(via Nerd Approved.)


I See What They Did There

Volkswagen’s Star Wars Super Bowl Commercial is Here; Has Almost Nothing to do With Star Wars

Looks like ‘wagen completely buckled under the pressure of coming up with a Super Bowl ad on the level of catchiness of last year’s offering, so they decided to do something kinda ‘eh’ and tangentially tie the two together, attempting to ride on the coattails of their past success. I wonder how many people are going to watch this on game day, having never seen last year’s commercial, and have no idea what they are looking at.

Alternatively, they could have remade the commercial with an adorable version of another famous character, and given it a twist ending. Ah well.

For A More Civilized Age

Greenpeace’s Star Wars Ad Leaves Us Conflicted, Shamed

Hey! It’s another tiny Vader commercial! *GASP* And there are tiny Jedi! And droids! And walking carpets. Oooh, and they’re all going to fight Vader and he’s… going to activate the Death Star… and kill everyone. Because he represents anti-environmentalism. Because he is the bad guy. And we should take care of our planet. And planet carers join the Rebels… *sigh*

Greenpeace: lures you in with adorable Star Wars kids, and then makes you feel feelings.

(via copyranter.)