Anakin’s Dante’s Infernal Argument


This is the kind of thing I loved doing as a student in film editing.  Laying around watching movies, and wondering what I could possibly use to sync outside sound bites to otherwise trite scenes.  In this case, the scene is from Star Wars Episode III, where Anakin (in his anger, it seems) finally plays his dick card to Padme.  The audio is from Kevin Smith’s monumental Clerks, and one of the best dialogues ever filmed.  It couldn’t be more perfectly cut here, and the ending is priceless.


Star Wars Is Sad


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It’s funny how some people become so involved in a narrative, and when it’s over, they tend to focus on the sad elements.  This woman just finished watching Return of the Jedi, and apparently her emotions were triggered by Darth Vader’s line, “Let me look at you with my own eyes.”  And then there’s that whole thing about Artoo getting fried.  These visceral images overshadow their tamer, happy-endingish outcomes.  Vader got to have a proper Jedi cremation, and Artoo was fixed at the end.  But some emotions need talking out.

I Gotta Call My Travel Agent


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There’s no way I’m going to Cloud City now.  It’s Dagobah all the way, dude!

I think Andrew Zilch did a great job with this.  I really do.  Original and good reference material.  My only objection is the bleeps; hell, even South Park nipped that [bleep] in the bud.  Aw, man!  Seriously, though.  YouTube doesn’t care if you use naughty words like shit, ass and motherfucker.  It’s the Internet.  They’ll let you get away with anything but nudity.  Swearing’s fine, so is death and violence.  I won’t link to any, but there are lots of videos out there depicting humans getting killed.  If that’s okay, then I think words will get a pass, too.

Anyway, wasn’t that clip just a knee-slapper?  Yuk yuk.  Ahhhh, I need a nap.

Movie Poster Mashups


Here’s some of my favs from the gang over at B3ta.

A Long Time Ago…



Han, Vader, Chewie, Leia, Luke, and Artoo. 

Just utterly cool.

Some Cat Trivia



From my newly delivered book, The Ultimate Book of Useless Information, which was bestowed on myself through the generosity of the folks at Mental Floss.

1. A cat has four rows of whiskers.

2. Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about a 30 percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor.  It takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is happening, relax, and correct itself.

3. Cats in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, have a very high probability of having six toes.

4. Cats have more than one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.

5. Cats have five pads on their front feet and only four on their back feet.

6. A cat has thirty two muscles in each ear.

7. A cat’s jaws cannot move sideways.

8. The pet ferret was domesticated more than five hundred years before the house cat.

Also, I bet you just tried to move your jaw from side to side.  Congrats, you’re not a cat.



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