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.

Friday, Monday

April 4, 2011

There’s been a lot of hype recently over a very unpopular, ear-worm of a song called Friday by Rebecca Black.  Garnering primarily negative reviews and harsh responses from across the web, Rebecca Black, through her new hit single, has simultaneously become a success and an enemy of the state over night.  I figured, something this big is bound to catch the eye of at least one amazing Star Wars fan.  As it turns out, I was right, confirming that Star Wars fans really are the most creative fans in the universe.  Here are just a few of the parodies I found:

 

 

 

 

If you’ve found a Star Wars themed image, video, sound byte, or article parodying Rebecca Black, please comment on this article and include it in your comment.

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…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.

Monday Fan Films

March 29, 2011

All this talk of fan films yesterday made me think that Monday is a perfect day for drudging the sarlacc pit out back, and for posting over seven different, classic Star Wars fan films.  Some of them are longer than the average YouTube series, while others are short and funny soda commercials.  They’re also in order of less favorite to most favorite, and consequently time of release as well (maybe).

To start off the line up is the classic, original Star Wars fan film Hardware Wars, made before computer editing existed and people still shot movies on actual film.  Sure it shows a little bit, and the humor is obviously 70’s, but cut it a little slack, there are some gems amidst the thumb twiddling.

Hardware Wars

Essence of the Force

Duality

Makazie One

I.M.P.S.

RvD2

Thumb Wars:

The Star Wars Kid

March 27, 2011

I think it’s important to remember the originators of a movement.  For one lucky kid in Canada, the movement was internet fan films, and though we may never know his true identity, we will remember him fondly as The Star Wars Kid.

And all of his remixes…