Why Is There No !%#$ing Death Star Umbrella?

Posted by Gia Manry on Oct 4, 2010 in Star Wars

Star Destroyer Umbrella

The above photo is of an umbrella shaped like a star destroyer from Star Wars. I think. I’m not enough of a Star Wars nerd to know the difference between all these things. Anyway, it’s bizarre because it’s such an artsy-fartsy photo and it’s such a dumb shape for an umbrella. Which begs the question: where the hell is the Death Star umbrella?! Read more…

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The Eternal Quest for Trade Show Swag

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 25, 2010 in Tech

Trade Show SwagThis video by Loren Feldman is nothing short of brilliant: In it he retells his immortal quest for a jacket that features the logo from Leo Laporte’s famed podcast This Week in Tech. The tech fanboy in me cried as poor Lauren after waiting for what must have been emotional eons and was denied his branded goodie. While there isn’t anything as cool as maid caf├ęs or cosplay in the tech world the industry has always been notorious in the past for handing out tons of branded whatnot. Sadly the golden age of this sort of soft bribery was the dot.com era when it was impossible to leave any kind of second rate trade show without a bag full of t-shirts, office toys and giant plushy mascots. Read more…



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