George Lucas Strikes Back of the Day

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George Lucas Strikes Back of the Day
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Star Wars creator George Lucas has been trying for years to convert a large parcel of land in Marin County, CA, into a 300,000-square-foot movie studio, with amenities including a day care center, restaurants, a gym and a parking garage, only to be shot down by his wealthy neighbors.

Because the local homeowners' association has refused to let Lucas move forward with the studio, he's decided to put the land to good use by transforming it into low-income housing, simultaneously doing a good deed and trolling his fellow landowners.

"If everyone feels that housing is less impactful on the land, then we are hoping that people who need it the most will benefit," Lucas snarked.

He's even donating the various studies and surveys he paid for while working on the movie studio project, to help the new housing development get underway more quickly.

That might be almost enough to outweigh creating Jar Jar Binks.

[movies.]

It's Sundog!

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It's Sundog!
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Nothing can celebrate the person who birthed you into this world by donning some appropriately embarrassing outfit and taking her out to Olive Garden. However, for this pup, he might be better trying to sail on through the day without notice.

[fyeahcuteanimalss]

It's Caturday!

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It's Caturday!
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It's difficult to tell whether this cat is dreaming about life beyond that pane of glass, or if he's creeping out the rest of the neighborhood on purpose. In any event, that vest is not helping his case -- the stripes give it a weird, Freddy Krueger vibe, making it a real nightMEOW on Elm Street.

[thefluffingtonpost]

Arrested Development Lego Set of the Day

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Arrested Development Lego Set of the Day
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Just when you thought the Arrested Development news couldn't get any better, Lego builder Matt DeLanoy has created a Lego playset (complete with minifigs!) based on the recently-resurrected sitcom.

Structures include the Bluth home, the Bluth Company stair car, and the banana stand (money presumably not included).

The stair car is currently up for voting on Lego's crowdsourced idea site, Cuusoo, and could be turned into an official Lego set if it gathers enough votes and meet the approval of Lego's design jury.

Meanwhile, it's probably safe to say that the Lego version of the Bluth house is better-constructed than the real thing.

[collider.]

Single-Topic Tumblr of the Day

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Single-Topic Tumblr of the Day
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A Scottish artist named Michael decided to spice up the popular Pictionary-style game Draw Something by adding a simple self-imposed rule: always draw Hitler.

His Tumblr, "Ignore Hitler," chronicles his attempts to communicate his assigned words while gratuitously sketching one of history's worst villains and violating Godwin's Law six ways from Sunday.

[happyplace.]

Sure Why Not of the Day

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Sure Why Not of the Day
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The city of St. Louis dedicated the world's largest chess piece, a king standing 14.5 feet tall and weighing 2,280 lbs., on Monday. The sculpture is located outside the city's World Chess Hall of Fame.

"This piece serves as a monument to the chess culture we are creating in St. Louis," said Mike Wilmering, spokesman for the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis.

Your move, St. Louis Arch.

[stltoday.]

So This Happened of the Day

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So This Happened of the Day
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World's maddest man Jon Hamm meets LMFAO's RedFoo on the red carpet. It's safe to say that Hamm is sexy and he knows it.

Little did RedFoo know that Hamm has been known to spit some rhymes of his own, especially when he's feeling particularly inspired by the 1970s sitcom Taxi.

As Don Draper would say: What?

[buzzfeed / huffpo.]