Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday Burst of Weirdness

This week's oddities:

:: This has already been all over the place, but it's completely hilarious: the story of the original Star Wars trilogy told by someone who hasn't really seen it. The animation is great.

:: Related to the above item: in the MeFi thread where they linked it over there, somebody accuses Star Wars of having an incoherent plot, and then says this:

Give me Star Trek, a science fiction show containing science.

Wait, what?!

(And geez, can't Fixing the Prequels ever get a little love from Geek Blogistan? Ye Gods!)

:: Letterman's Great Moments in Presidential Speeches, the final edition.

:: For some reason, this morning I suddenly remembered that when we lived in Portland years ago, a constant source of amusement was the TV advertising for Ranier Beer. Well, wouldn't you know it: there's a YouTube channel with nothing but old spots for Ranier Beer. Check 'em out: Beer Crossing, Raniers in the Fog, and of course, a 1978 spot clearly based on the Star Wars cantina scene, featuring Buster Crabbe as "Fresh Gordon"!

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