Humpday Links

April 6, 2011

 

Alright.  We tried this last Thursday and I thought we could give it one more whir.  Be sure to comment at the bottom and let me know what you think of a weekly links post.

  • The Salon media news website posted an article today featuring Star Wars: the Musical in its entirety.  Nothing like mid-90’s instruments and mid-90’s style, all captured on mid-90’s camcorders.
  • Also on-topic with fan-made tributes, Vimeo has an entire channel devoted to Star Wars fan films.  I’ll be going through them in the future and posting some favorites, but be sure to check it out in the meantime!
  • AMOG’s just posted an article about the Chilean Jedi Academy.  It may be a little late, but it has a lot more information than any earlier articles.
  • Lego Star Wars can get tricky.  Here’s the walkthrough for the latest version, Lego Star Wars III.
  • Need a new set of wheels? The AT-AT is officially on-sale for all your Rebellion crushing galactic conquest.
  • Maybe this isn’t exactly Star Wars related, but the article does reference the Star Wars kid, and apparently it’s an amazingly addictive game.

…And some other classic Hip-hop-based, Star Wars tributes and parodies.

College Humor usually has the funniest videos on the YouTube.  For this amazing Star Wars tribute, CH took the track from Jay-Z’s Empire State of Mind and spun it out in a way only Vader, himself, can deliver.  Check it out:

Granted, Star Wars and Hip hop have been romancing for a while now.  The first entry on this site was for the Star Wars Gangsta Rap.  But seriously, everyone loves Star Wars, even real, hardcore, gangsta rappers like Immortal Technique.

**A LITTLE FOREWARNING, THIS NEXT CLIP IS ABSOLUTELY EXPLICIT, VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED**

Did you notice how well real, murder rap and Star Wars just seemed to flow together in that clip?  It’s as though the Force cannot deny the flow of a sick Hip hop beat, and Hip hop can’t deny epic coolness of Star Wars.  Even Snoop Dogg showed up to help promote the Adidas/Star Wars line.

Missed him?  How about this one?

See what I mean, now?  Star Wars and Hip hop were born to be lovers.  Even Yoda can’t deny his feelings.

Every year, at least a few different Star Wars fans manage to release hilarious Star Wars-themed gags.  This year is no exception.

The developers working on Star Wars: Old Republic released a profile of one of their new characters for the highly anticipated game.  You can check out its profile by clicking here.

Another gag, isn’t actually a new gag at all.  Two years ago ThinkGeek featured an unusual style of sleeping bag on their website.  It looked like this:

 

Unfortunately for ThinkGeek, everyone thought exactly what you’re thinking: I want one!  After receiving massive amounts of requests for the Star Wars sleep sack, ThinkGeek had no choice but to actually develop their prank.  Today, the bag is on sale at ThinkGeek’s website for the small price of $99.99.

It seems for dedicated Star Wars fans, anything is possible – even turning a ruse into reality.

Now if only Jar Jar had been an April Fools prank…

 

This Week on the Web!

March 31, 2011

Tom Tom has recently released add-ons for their mobile GPS devices that can be purchased and downloaded from the Tom Tom website, and, for all my non-force endowed out there, the add-ons are Star Wars character voices.  It’s almost enough make me sell my Garmin and switch over.  The best part, seriously though, are their adds.  Check ’em out: