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A Star Wars that I Used To Know (Featuring George Lucas)

It may have seemed an easy win, combining the worlds most loved film with music’s latest and greatest video… but I forgive you.

Not only have they managed to eek out everything I hate about Lucas and his attempts to taint the wonderful world of Star Wars, but they also managed to make it seamless and funny. Well done.

(SPOILER: Absolutely love the green screen.)

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The Bark Side

Shrouded in mystery this one is.

But they do say this: Keep an eye out for our 2012 Game Day commercial—it will all make sense. Love Star Wars and Volkswagen?

I do like the characterisation of each of the dogs although I can’t quite tell who the little pug on the left is supposed to be, I think I can narrow it down to R2 or Yoda?
There’s more on the site about the ‘Big Game Day’ but it’s still pretty vague.

Go here to find out more about ‘your invite’.

Photoshocked

To help bring a little joy to your Monday moaning I thought I’d post this inspiring use of photoshop, for both good and evil… both are good.

Firstly I’d like to spread some light on this dark image:

This image has haunted the internet for over a year and that’s nothing compared to the poor woodland Redneck that pulled it from his deer cam. But the truth behind this mysterious underling has recently surfaced on reddit (either that or it’s an even cleverer hoax on the original clever hoax).

Now for some more enlightening news.

After a family of Star Wars fans take a trip to Sequoia National Park, graphic designer Dad Anthony Herrera decides to make it a day of Ewok hunting amongst the Endor style redwood forest. These are the events that followed in his own words:

“A year ago we took a trip to Sequoia National Park. I wanted to excite my daughter while being in such amazing surroundings. Being the Star Wars geek that I am (so is she), I told her that this is where the Ewoks live. She spent a good chuck of our time hiking keeping a lookout for any Ewoks. Coming home I can’t say that she wasn’t disappointed that we didn’t find any. I had to explain that they are extremely shy and hardly ever let anyone see them. After we got home, and after I had a little time alone with the photos, I told her I thought I saw something strange in a few pictures. We viewed them on the TV to get a larger image. You can imagine how surprised and excited she was when we discovered that we didn’t see any Ewoks, but they saw us, and had certainly taken an interest in her and her little brother. Maybe I’m a little wrong for lying to her and falsifying the pictures, but I don’t care. She’ll never forget the time she spent in the big woods with Ewoks.

See his post here.

Looking at those happy family photos does make me a little envious, I wish I had an Ewok.

Anyhoo, I hope this has brightened your Monday. See you again soon!!!
(…metaphorically speaking.)

Family Guy Episode VI

The latest and last of the Family Guy Star Wars installments is soon to hit the big screen.  And to celebrate this, they have devised a trailer with not only one… but two, yes two Wilhelm screams (oh, I was going to link to my Wilhelm post, but I haven’t written it yet… Ok, I’ll retro-link it later, if you don’t yet know click here).

Family Guy: It’s a Trap

Probably another astute insight from those clever Family guys.  The Wilhelm Scream although having been used in over 8 movies already, was placed firmly in the limelight when Ben Burtt, a Hollywood sound designer featured it in all of the Star Wars films (as well as in Indiana Jones).

Thanks to @WilhelmEnthusiast for finding the first two clips.

And @FraserJNicholas for the third.

Dog gone

…but at least he’s replaced it with an AT-AT.

Here at the Patrick Boivin fan club, were delighted to announce his new video; ‘AT-AT day afternoon’.

When I was a kid, there are two things I wanted badly and never got… A real dog and a Kenner AT-AT Walker.
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Spyder III Arctic Pro… fuck it, it’s a Lightsabre

Wicked Lasers have just released their latest (and greatest) laser pointer (that’s what it is… sure).

But be warned, this is not for children.  the laser is said to cause IMMEDIATE blindness and even set skin aflame.

Introducing the Spyder III Arctic Pro Laser

Still looking for a video demonstrating the insta-flame qualities of such a device.

But shiiiiiiiiiiiiit, drop ’em while their hot!