While guest starring on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, comedian Patton Oswalt ad-libbed an 8-minute spiel on what he thinks should happen in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VIII. Oswalt only ends after he gets a little dry mouthed.
Oswalt plays disgruntled Pawnee citizen who hopes to filibuster a vote by wasting the councils time. The whole feat is amazing and I would totally watch this movie (just write a little bit more Leia into the plot line please).
I also don’t know how any of the cast members or the extras were able to hold it all in. While I’d like to chalk it up to professionalism, I also would like to think they just had no idea what he was talking about and it was all genuine reaction.
SamMacaroni‘s parody ”Star Wars VII – Return of the Empire” brilliantly incorporates classic Disney-isms into the Star Wars universe. It’s appropriate enough considering Disney’s highly controversial move to buy Lucasfilms, Star Wars’ production company.
In this parody, Darth Vader has a high-pitched Mickey Mouse-esque voice with complimentary ears, Wall-E is best friends with R2D2, and Luke Skywalker looks like Zac Efron circa High School Musical. There are also several characters who have been put through the Disney factory and are now animated and well, cute! But bringing Disney into the Star Wars world doesn’t mean everything family friendly. Marconi turns Yoda into a club kid.
“Star Wars VII – Return of the Empire” stars Macaroni and fellow YouTubers Timothy Delaghetto, ShayCarl, Ed Bassmaster, Liz Katz and Alex Farnham.
P.S. Am I the only one who thinks R2D2 kind of resembles a Dalek from Doctor Who?
Although kids today were born way after the release of the Star Wars movies, their wild imagination allows them to have a creative way of re-enacting different scenes – and in such an adorable way too! BoredShortsTV has a series called “Kid Snippets” where kids act out scenarios, then they later reshoot it with adults, but still using the kids’ voices.
This time, they shot the scene in Star Wars where they escape from the Death Star. From Sassy Princess Lea convincing herself that she’s not in love with Hans Solo, to Chewy’s sounds, this video is both adorable and awesome.
It’s like a mash up of epic proportions as Slacktory brings Jurassic Park and Star Wars together to make one kick-ass trailer.
Everything about it is so good: Luke as that annoying kid, Han Solo as Jeff Goldblum and the Imperial Walkers as the dinosaurs. The only thing I would’ve liked to see is well, an actual dinosaur. Would having a T-Rex or Velociraptor staring down C-3PO be too much to ask?
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Crowd sourcing has become an efficient means fund a number of different projects — be it medical bills, video games or a Veronica Mars movie. Now you and your friends can pitch in to make a favourite t-shirt design into a reality with TeePublic.
Launched by Josh Abramson (co-founder of College Humor and Vimeo), TeePublic is making it easier for graphic designers to finally see their designs on a t-shirt. The way it works is anyone can upload their designs and if 30 people in a month (that’s one person a day) agrees to buy your shirt, the company will put it into production and with every shirt sold, $5 per shirt goes back to the designer.
Considering just how creative the internet gets (have you seen the sloth photos?), here are just some of our favourite shirts so far on TeePublic:
1. Best Buds by CorwinWebb
2. STAY CLASSY by jordansoliz
3. RASCAL by Keddie
Why not jazz up your favourite movies with a little dose of Batman? In this YouTube vid by PistolShrimps, the dark knight makes a cameo in classic flicks like Forest Gump, The Wizard of Oz, and Dirty Dancing. LOL, this spoof just nails that deep raspy voice. Love it!
Apparently, this is what happens when two bobcats have a staring competition in the middle of urban Texas. Three thoughts come to mind:
1) How is no one freaking out about these bobcats? Is this a common occurrence in Texas?
2) They kind of sound like Chewbacca from Star Wars.
3) Ooooh. Look how sad the loser looks!
Like many other fresh-faced youths that have been so mercilessly pushed out into the real world, I have discovered one of the most important business tool you can have is a business card. They’re not only for entering yourself for a chance to win a free drink at your local Starbucks, they also come in handy for making connections and contacts.
During my own research on how to best use that little itty bit of cardstock, I came across some alternative uses. Who knew that business cards were perfect for:
Telling someone they suck at parking:
Giving emotional support when you yourself happen to be emotionally distant:
Pretending you’re someone else:
Letting others know that they’re inappropriately dressed:
and most importantly, reminding others exactly who you are:
Disney wasted no time when they announced they would bring Stars Wars back to the big screen after their surprise acquisition of the space adventure franchise. At the time of the news, they hoped Episode VII would arrive at your local theatre as early as 2015.
And boy, are the folks at Disney moving fast as multiple reports are coming in that they have found their post-George Lucas director in none other than J.J. ABRAMS. *Cue Star Wars Fandom joint squeal*
Sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that the Lost producer is currently in late-stage talks with the Mouse-eared studio. Thus far, there is no confirmation from either Disney or Lucasfilm.
The new Star Wars episode will reportedly follow a new set of heroes with possible cameos from the original Luke and Leah Skywalker, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. If Abrams is set to direct the latest installment, audiences can expect to see a lot of lens flare during space chases. Asides from that, we really won’t know what to look out for considering the director is notoriously secretive, but with Episodes I, II, and III safely behind us, it’s all up from here.
Though before Abrams can start putting his own twist on the series, he must put the final finishing touches on the latest edition of another out-of-this-world franchise, Star Trek into the Darkness, which will be released on May 17, 2013.
The Disney-Star Wars plot thickens. Lately, a lot of comedy groups having been poking fun at the fact that princess worlds will soon be colliding when Princess Leia meets her fellow Disney royalty. Comediva made this epic Disney-esque musical number called “Bonjour Star Wars” that shows the Disney princesses welcoming Princess Leia into their clan. Leia sets the scene by appearing as the typical damsel in distress usually found in Disney movies (and of course she has perf hair AND can sing, duh). But the welcoming soon turns sour when the princesses can’t get over how peculiar Princess Leia looks with those “bagels” in her hair. Naturally, the Star Wars beauty brings in reinforcements from her own Star Wars posse like Yoda.
When we last caught up with Comediva, they made the “BAMF Girls Club,” which consisted of Hermione Granger, Katniss Everdeen, and Michonne from The Walking Dead. I wonder what would happen if the “BAMF Girls Club” met up with the girls in this new video. Chaos I tell you! Beautiful chaos.
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What is this mystical creature before your eyes? A Banthapug, duh. This new species of is a small teaser of the upcoming Star Wars movie. Just kidding, but it is quite possibly the most adorable thing I’ve seen all day. StarWarsChick01 dressed up this little one, aka Chubbs the Pug, for Halloween this year as a Star Wars creature. She isn’t new to dressing up as Star Wars characters — only last year did she parade around in a Hoth Wampug costume. This might be the nerdiest thing I’ve heard of lately, but I’m in love with it. Just look at the way Chubbs scurries across the Tatooine plains in this magnificent costume.
See Banthapug in action here:
With all this talk of Disney buying Star Wars and making plans to do the next three films, screenjunkies decided to end the speculation by offering this exclusive, first look at a Disneyfied Star Wars.
Unfortunately, things aren’t going so well. Everyone in Disney’s stock is just a little too peachy for the franchise. Snow White won’t wear Princess Leia’s skimpy costume (PRUDE) and you can barely make out what Donald Duck is saying. Jack Sparrow has that edge they’re looking for but not surprisingly, he’s too drunk the remember his lines.
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In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Brad Pitt donates lots of money in support of same-sex marriage and Carly Rae Jepsen gets sued for copyright infringement.
HIT: Brad Pitt donates $100,000 in support of marriage equality
Continuing on his crusade to save the world, Brad Pitt pledged to match all donations made to the Human Rights Campaign in 24 hours up to $100,000 in support of same-sex marriage. The HRC currently have ballot campaigns in the states of Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington where the issue will be put to vote on Election Day. Glad to know a portion of Pitt’s rumoured $7 million Chanel No. 5 contract is going to a good place.
MISS: Carly Rae Jepsen sued over a couple of “oh OH oh’s”
According to a report by Billboard.com, Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City’s Adam Young are being sued for copyright infringement. Alabama-based singer Allyson Nichole Burnett claims that the song, “Good Time” by Jepsen and Owl City is remarkable close to her own diddy, “Ah, It’s a Love Song.” Burnett pretty much claims that the “oh, oh, oh” portions are similar in pitch sequence, melodic contour, etc. Someone’s been sippin’ on that haterade…
HIT: Stephen King surprises New Brunswick high school for Halloween
To help celebrate Halloween, Stephen King paid a surprise visit to a New Brunswick high school last Friday. Sussex Regional High School in Sussex, NB have been persuading the horror author to visit their school with parody videos, letters and King-inspired artwork. A visit from King sounds so much better than a surprise clown attack (I still refuse to read/watch King’s It. I like sleeping at night).
MISS: Star Wars Episode 7 will soon a be reality
Apparently, Disney’s $4.05 billion acquisition of Star Wars means Mouse Ears plans to release THREE MORE Star Wars film with episode 7 to come out by 2015. Wait a minute. Has no one learned from Episodes 1, 2 AND 3? ANAKIN, NO!!!
HIT: The Jersey Shore house survived Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy pretty much decimated the east coast earlier this week. Included in Sandy’s path of destruction was Snooki’s home away from home, Seaside Heights, NJ. By some miracle, the famous Jersey Shore house managed to escape Sandy’s wrath. Hey, MTV! I think it’s a sign. Maybe we need just one more season of Jersey Shore? Or at least a special. The crew could help the community clean up instead of causing drunk havoc.
MISS: Gene Hackman smacked a homeless guy
According to Sante Fe, New Mexico police, legendary actor Gene Hackman slapped a homeless guy in self-defense. The 82-year-old actor slapped the man after he called Hackman’s wife a dirty name. I mean, I know Hackman is a badass and I’m all for old time-y chivalry. But I’d rather walk away from a potential physical confrontation especially if the guy had a record of battery charges, like the man on the receiving end of Hackman’s open-handed blow. Safety first, kids.
Everyone has their own opinion about Disney buying Lucasfilm and announcing the next Star Wars trilogy, but no one actually took the time to ask Darth Vader what he thought about the movie. That guy has feelings too, you know?
It’s actually pretty hard to tell what the Dark Lord thinks since the mask blocks his presumably deadpan expression, but he seems to be having a relative amount of fun touring the park. DisneyParks uploaded a video on their YouTube page following the antagonist and a couple storm troopers as they test out the teacups, watch fireworks, dance and visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I’m sure him and Voldemort have a few evil tips to share…
Watch it here
1. Mirror mirror…
Sleep tight everyone!
2. Somewhere over the rainbow
Hy Chalme snapped this pretty picture of New York City after the monstrous Hurricane Sandy came through. I wonder if Dorothy approves?
Someone came to work and found that their cubicle had been transformed into the cabin from The Cabin in the Woods. I don’t think I’d be able to last the whole day in that thing.
4. The failed escape
Just look at his face. It says I know I’m in trouble, but please love me anyway. I’m also pretty impressed by the fact that he could write a note. My dogs can’t do that.
The Internet was fraught with overreactions, memes and tweets about the announcement that Disney is buying Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion. They’re also making a seventh movie in the Star Wars series called “Episode 7,” set for release in 2015, with Episodes 8 and 9 following. There’s just sooo much to think about. Not just unending questions about whether the seventh episode will be just as terrible as the last three released, but will there be a theme park? Is Leia now a Disney princess? Will Joss Whedon sprout angel wings and become the new director?
The Internet wants answers now people.
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This isn’t just any old flash mob. This, my friend, is an orchestra flash mob. What’s more, it’s a STAR WARS-themed orchestra flash mob. The WDR Symphony Orchestra surprised shoppers with an impromptu performance of the theme song at Wallraf Square in Cologne, Germany. The powerful music incites weepy pride in all Star Wars fans and will probably make you wonder why life can’t offer surprise Star Wars orchestras nearly everyday.
Woman Sets Vending machine on fire
We’ve all been there, put our money into a pop machine and your pop doesn’t come out. Or in this case, no pop and no money returned either. The worst, right? Well, this woman was so mad when this happened to her, that she decided to set the machine on fire!
I guess simply going into the ‘Piggly Wiggly,’ and asking employee to get her money back wasn’t an option. Yes, you read that right, the store that the machine was at, is called ’Piggly Wiggly,’ it’s a US grocery store chain.
Honestly, you can’t make this stuff up.
Dude, Where’s my car?
A man in Germany got wasted one night in December 2010, and forgot where he had parked his car. After searching where he thought he parked it, he called the police and said it was missing. Two years later it was located just a few kilometers away from where he thought it would’ve been.
I can’t imagine being that drunk to forget where I parked my car. I guess I’m assuming he parked it sober and then drank… Must’ve been some strong beer!
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The nerdy force is strong with this one. With his parents discovering one day that the Star Wars theme has magical abilities to calm the crying baby down, it’s good to know that there will definitely be some cool kids in the future generation.
If you’re short on time today and you’re thinking, man I wish I could get my viral video fill without devoting a huge chunk of precious TGIF hours to the cause, then man do we have the video for you. This action-packed 11 seconds of video is definitely worth your time. Random, entertaining and certainly important. You could probably even watch it TWICE. It’s Star Wars meets Gangnam… literally.