Well it looks like I made the Yahoo News BEST OF FLICKR images
check out the best 10 images of flickr they chose here:
Best of Flickr slideshow
and here's the image I got in with, click on the image to see a bigger version.
The girl is David Baron's g-friend (see his blog here)
as for Stormtrooper elvis.. I think he's actually from Modesto? here's a link to his page www.elvistrooper.com