Another Geek Mom Treat: Family Guy’s “The Empire Strikes Back”

If you’re not a regular watcher of Family Guy, you probably missed Seth Macfarlane’s animated version of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. (If you’re wondering, that’s the one that starts on the ice planet Hoth, and Han Solo gets frozen in carbonite.) That’s okay, though, because it’s now available on, and you can see the whole thing online for free!

And even if you’re not a fan of Family Guy, you’ll still understand the parody and humorous asides, as long as you’re familiar with the dialogue and jokes from the original version of “Empire.” Enjoy!

P.S. I’ve watched all of the Star Wars movies more times than I can count, and I’m embarrassed to admit that I still don’t know what a nerf-herder is. Am I the only one who doesn’t know?

I might suck at Facebook, just a little bit… Do you?

Hi. My name is Heather, and I’m a Facebook addict.

You know how it is when you first join Facebook, and you go a little bit crazy with everything? It’s fun, it’s novel, and you click “Like” and “Share” and you “Poke” your friends all the time? You know, right? It’s not just me. (That’s what I tell myself…)

So it’s normal for Facebook newbies to go nuts at first, with the games and sharing features. But you know there are a few people who take the craziness to an extreme. They never outgrow those noobish tendencies, and they drive people crazy by flooding the news stream with their stuff.

Facebook famer comic


That is one way to suck at Facebook. And the folks over at have cleverly illustrated several more, in user-friendly, very shareable cartoons here: How to Suck at Facebook. So check them out and be sure you send them to all your friends so they show up in the news stream! 😉 And by the way, I’m not going to stop poking my friends.