Hey, Moe: Three Stooges Items From the Howard Family Are Coming to Auction

Nate D. Sanders Auctions
Nate D. Sanders Auctions

For decades, Moses Horwitz—better known as Moe Howard—acted as the ringmaster for the Three Stooges, a revolving cast of comic actors specializing in slapstick humor that included his two brothers, Jerome “Curly” Horwitz and Samuel “Shemp” Horwitz.

Now, Stooge fans have an opportunity to get their hands on Moe’s personal collection of Stooge memorabilia. Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles will be auctioning off several of Moe’s possessions, including scripts, movie posters, and his passport.

The 1939 passport of Three Stooges star Moe Howard is pictured
Nate D. Sanders Auctions

One of the highlights of the auction, which will be held from June 24 to 28, is Moe’s handwritten script for the 1934 short Three Little Pigskins, the fourth Stooges short released by Columbia Pictures. The two-page script, which features the Stooges as the Three Horsemen of Notre Dame, will accept bids starting at $7800.

The auction will also feature Moe’s personal poster for the 1935 Stooges short Uncivil Warriors ($30,000) and his passport, which was issued on May 11, 1939 and features both his legal name, Moses Hurovitz, and Moe Howard ($400). There are also several poems Moe wrote to his family, including one dispatched from a Boston hotel with a starting bid of $400. Titled “My Hearts [sic] Aglow,” it reads:

My hearts aglow, with thoughts of you

Every minute of the day.

My Hearts aglow, with dreams so true,

‘Til the long night fades away.

My hearts aglow, with raptures new,

My sweet, my angel mine.

My hearts aglow, with love for you,

I adore you, you’re divine.

My hearts aglow, with memories sweet,

Of what you’ve done for me.

My hearts aglow, my life’s complete,

You’re all I want, you three!

The entire assortment, which includes family photos, handwritten documents, and 16mm home movies, can be viewed at the Nate D. Sanders Auctions website.

The ChopBox Smart Cutting Board Has a Food Scale, Timer, and Knife Sharper Built Right Into It


When it comes to furnishing your kitchen with all of the appliances necessary to cook night in and night out, you’ll probably find yourself running out of counter space in a hurry. The ChopBox, which is available on Indiegogo and dubs itself “The World’s First Smart Cutting Board,” looks to fix that by cramming a bunch of kitchen necessities right into one cutting board.

In addition to giving you a knife-resistant bamboo surface to slice and dice on, the ChopBox features a built-in digital scale that weighs up to 6.6 pounds of food, a nine-hour kitchen timer, and two knife sharpeners. It also sports a groove on its surface to catch any liquid runoff that may be produced by the food and has a second pull-out cutting board that doubles as a serving tray.

There’s a 254nm UVC light featured on the board, which the company says “is guaranteed to kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria" after a minute of exposure. If you’re more of a traditionalist when it comes to cleanliness, the ChopBox is completely waterproof (but not dishwasher-safe) so you can wash and scrub to your heart’s content without worry. 

According to the company, a single one-hour charge will give you 30 days of battery life, and can be recharged through a Micro USB port.

The ChopBox reached its $10,000 crowdfunding goal just 10 minutes after launching its campaign, but you can still contribute at different tiers. Once it’s officially released, the ChopBox will retail for $200, but you can get one for $100 if you pledge now. You can purchase the ChopBox on Indiegogo here.

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Star Wars Fans Are Petitioning George Lucas to Release His Four-Hour Cut of Revenge of the Sith

Ian McDiarmid, Kenny Baker, Ewan McGregor, Colin Ware, and Hayden Christensen in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005).
Ian McDiarmid, Kenny Baker, Ewan McGregor, Colin Ware, and Hayden Christensen in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005).
Lucasfilm Ltd.

You've probably come across the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut. For the past several years, comic book movie fans have been begging Hollywood to release Zack Snyder's director's cut of Justice League (2017)—and they're finally getting their way. Earlier this month, it was announced that Snyder's personal cut of the superhero movie will finally get a release via HBO Max, likely some time in 2021. It was a long time coming, but the successful petitioning seems to have emboldened other fandoms.

Case in point: Star Wars devotees are desperate to catch a glimpse of George Lucas's extended version of Revenge of the Sith (2005). As reported by Yahoo!, Star Wars super fan Fraser Beitzel has started a Change.org petition aimed at getting Lucas to release his four-hour-long cut of his prequel trilogy film. The petition reads as follows:

"The original Star Wars: Revenge of The Sith (2005) cut was over four hours long, and we think that George Lucas should do the right thing and give the fans what we deserve and what is rightfully ours. We love democracy, and we hope he does too. By signing this you are letting your voices be heard. If this petition does go viral, then we will have unlimited power and if George does the right thing then he would be strong and wise and we would all be very proud of him. This whole operation is our idea and we need to ensure that it is done. We will proclaim ah, victory when we achieve our goal. May the force be with you all and have faith."

The petition has currently amassed more than 18,500 signatures, with a final goal of 25,000 names. You can check out the campaign—and sign the petition—here.

Evidently, the original version of the film features numerous scenes that were cut from the theatrical release, including a group of senators plotting against Emperor Palpatine and a sequence featuring Yoda’s arrival in exile on Dagobah. If Snyder's fans can do it, why not Lucas's?

[h/t Yahoo!]