I don’t know if this is the best thing I’ve seen all month, or the absolute worst. In the holiday season fo 1977, Donny & Marie Osborne, the shameless brother and sister act, decided to do a skit where they played Luke and Leia (did they know something we didn’t?) for a musical medly playing off of a then-hit film you may have heard of, Star Wars. so they gathered memebers of the real cast, specifically Anthony Daniels as C3-P0, and Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca, got themselves a remote controlled R2-D2, and proceeded to leave behind a legacy of pain and suffering.
Okay, I may exaggerate slightly, but still, this shit be whack. We’ve got notorious fag icon Paul Lynde playing Moff Tarkin to the upper limits of camp, we have the voice of TONY THE FUCKING TIGER dubbing Darth for us, and we have, and admittedly I love this bit, sexy stormtroopettes. I only use that phrasing because of the high-kicking legs. Yeah.
Oh, did I forget to mention Kris Kristofferson plays Han solo, and Redd Fucking Foxx plays Obi-Wan (while plugging his then-current show)? Oh, fuck yeah. I can’t make this stuff up. They had some goooood drugs back then…
This is lots of fun. Taking all the scenes with R2-D2 from the excreble Star Wars: Episode One, a fellow by the name of MeanestBear has managed to wring some amusement from the biggest disappointment of 1999. As a bonus, you can also remind yourself of how gaddamn fucking annoying Jar Jar was, and roll your eyes at young Anakin’s “piloting” skills. Fun for the whole family!
Sometimes, I find a site which is just so perfectly aligned towards my interests that I get a little weepy. With a name like Dinosaurs Fucking Robots, I don’t see any need to explain why. I mean, you’re already here, right? Go check it out; it’s a pleasant combination of the amatuerish, the sophisticated, and the genuinely pornographic. So awesome.
Such a wonderfully cool thing this is. A fellow named Paul “Otaking” Johnson has, all by himself, done up some footage for an anime-inspired Doctor Who cartoon. Specifically starring the Third Doctor, it shows his dandyness kicking ass with Venusian Aikido and fighting both Daleks and some ridiculously neat looking Cybermen. Please, someone, somewhere, make this a reality!
Let’s be frank here, this is just an ad for a video game. With that out of the way, let’s talk about how awesome it is! The Fallout games have always had a wickedly black sense of humour, and it’s nice to see that Betheseda haven’t forgotten that spirit as they’ve taken over the franchise. From the wickedly retro stylings to the always-plucky Vault-Boy, this video just furthers my frothing desire for the post-apocalyptic future. Mutants ahoy!
In one of the more delightful things I’ve ever seen in my life, some enterprising soul has done something almost unthinkable: made Usher bearable. Outside of my realm of experience, appartently Chuck E. Chhese used to have a competitor called Showbiz Pizza, and Showbiz had their own in-house animatronic band The Rock-afire Explosion. I’m not sure of the source of this video, but in a nutshell it’s Usher’s “Love In This Club” as preformed by said talking animal stage show… and it’s brilliant. I hope this affects your day as much as it has mine.
Beuatiful. Haunting. Creepy as fuck. All these terms can be used to describe this nightmarish little bit of clockwork. Her vacant, yet active, dollface looks around the room as she plucks away at her invisible harp. Her bady is old, broken; the holes are visible, and one wonders how this marvel has stayed intact for so long. How old is she? Where did she come from? Her enigmatic, slack-jawed stare provides no answers. Luckily, YouTube does. Made by Gustave Vichy, she was born in Paris in 1880. Truly haunting, truly wonderous.
Why do the Japanese get all the cool toys? I love crane games; I’m pretty damn good at them too, when they’re not gimmicked to lose. This however, is much cooler. Instead of the traditional claw that drops from the sky to abduct stuffed animals, we have a little robot buddy who you move through a series of button presses. He then lifts his arms up (hopefully) snagging the plushie of your dreams, and whisking it to a drop slot to be delivered to your waiting arms. How cool is that?
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