The Sith Who Stole Christmas

Merry Christmas, all! It’s December 25th so it’s actually Christmas Day so don’t get uppity with all this politically correct “Happy Holidays” bullshit. Apart from this post, we’re taking the day off. So enjoy this year’s unofficial Star Wars Christmas special called The Sith Who Stole Christmas. Continue reading

Star Wars Episode V Retold In Icons

Last month, we had an iconoscope retelling of Star Wars Episode IV. Today, we have Wayne Dorrington’s retelling of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back using icons. Continue reading

Star Wars Episode IV Retold In Icons

Here at Lowdown HQ, we’re huge fans of Star Wars. Naturally, when we see something as completely awesome as this, we’re obligated to post it. British illustrator Wayne Dorrington has retold Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope using only icons. Continue reading

Sunday Link-Off: The Drill

I think Jackie whiffed on his choice of linkdump eye candy yesterday. A craptacular looking new movie called “I Don’t Know How She Does It” opened this weekend. While it unfortunately stars Sarah Jessica Parker, it makes up for it with Christina Hendricks. Insert easy “I don’t know how she does it” joke here.

After the recent deaths of three NHL enforcers, Chris Jones catches up with former legendary enforcer “The Grim Reaper” Stu Grimson to talk about fighting in the NHL and the Western Canada “enforcer factory.” (Grantland)

One of the best game shows on TV is Jeopardy. It hasn’t gotten that way by remaining the same though. Here’s a look at the evolution of Jeopardy over the years. (GQ)

Speaking of TV, the most important person on your favourite morning show isn’t the host(s). It’s the guy that spends 24/7 looking for the next big guest to book. (Washington Post)

After the jump, who was actually nailin’ Palin, the oddest headline of the year, and taking down the Kardashians. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: The Big Game

It’s the middle of the week which must mean it’s time for another Wednesday Link-Off. Let’s kick off with Yvonne Strahovski. She’s not in Maxim because of Chuck though. A quality TV program like that is above their heads. That’s why those Maxim morons will spend Mondays at 10:00 watching something plotless with generic eye candy like The Playboy Club instead of a show with substance and a quality lead actress like Stana Katic in Castle. Alright, rant over. On with the links.

EA Sports’ NHL 12 is out this week. There’s all sorts of buzz about this year’s game because of the addition of the Winter Classic and the legends. But the story recently gaining traction is one girl’s letter which caused EA to add women as created players. (Globe and Mail)

Of course, like the last few NHL games, EA is really going for realism. For example, they have specific tweaks to the Be A GM mode for Canadian teams. (The Leafs Nation)

Deadspin founder Will Leitch (who probably hates being introduced as that) wrote a great piece on homosexuality and sports. (New York Magazine)

After the jump, Serena goes nuts again, SpongeBob rots your brain and George Lucas can’t stop screwing with the classics. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Summer Catch

It’s Wednesday which means we’re finally halfway through the week. Let’s kick this set of links with Amber Heard. We seemed to miss the news of her becoming a Guess model but let’s make up for that now.

Steve Stamkos is a $7.5 million per year hockey player. So how does he spend his summers? Playing beer league baseball. (Toronto Star)

Speaking of millionaires in odd places, most people know Mick Foley (AKA Mankind, AKA Cactus Jack, AKA Dude Love) as a wrestling star. But now he’s doing double duty as a stand-up comic. (ESPN)

The NFL is officially back tomorrow for the first game of the season. Almost as important as who’s playing is who’s calling the action. So here’s the breakdown of this year’s NFL broadcasting teams. (Sports Illustrated)

After the jump, New Zealand is gearing up for the World Cup, forgotten TV subplots and Chuck Norris vs. a stormtrooper. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Hurricane Speed

You won’t know it when you read it but I left this edition of the Wednesday links to the last minute. Part of the problem was picking out who to lead this post with. A lot of people were impressed with Victoria Justice at the VMAs and who am I to disappoint?

As we all know, Star Wars is coming to Blu-Ray this fall. Naturally, George Lucas is going to make some tweaks to improve the films. However, his idea of improvements are very different from rational human beings. (io9)

Hurricane Irene wasn’t really the east coast apocalypse that was predicted. Instead, people went out and had some fun. For example, Times Square was the private playground for some Canadians. (Puck Daddy)

We all think of George Carlin as an angry, profane stand-up comedian but he wasn’t always like that. Here’s a look at the evolution of his stand-up over the course of his career. (SplitSider)

After the jump, Madden fever, Beyonce nearly breaks Twitter and craptacular TV theme songs. Continue reading