Moon’s Song of the Week: Mitt Romney’s Concession Song by The Gregory Brothers

I very rarely post comedy songs in this slot but this was so well done that I thought I’d make an exception (that and I can’t remember the name of the C2c song that I wanted to post so that will have to wait til next week).

The Gregory Brothers are the creators of many a fine video in which they brighten up regular news with ridiculous songs. This time they’re having a crack at explaining why Mitt Romney is just fine with losing this week’s election.

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Moon’s Song of the Week: Gangnam Style by PSY

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This track is pretty much a global mega-hit by now but the UK has been unusually slow to catch on so I thought I’d throw it up. It has over 200 million views on youtube and it’s only been out a month or so. How is that possible? Because it’s Korean of course.

South Korean rapper, PSY has been turning out insane yet wonderful tracks for over ten years and Gangnam Style currently holds the record for the most viewed K-Pop track on youtube. Who knew.

Oh and while you’re here, check out the Gandalf version by Screen Team.

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BTB Film – [Box] Fresh

[Box] Fresh is a parody of youth TV and is pretty much the first short film I ever made. A few friends and I (including Paul Wade and my then-girlfriend-now-wife)  got together in Canterbury and decided to shoot a few sketches that we’d been kicking around. This was the final result and I’m still pretty proud of it. It comes from that awkward time before I realised I needed to keep my own daft face behind the camera rather than in front of it but the blind freerunning skit is still a joke that I’m very pleased to have written.

The movie won us a Best Editor award and led to us going on to make loads of other things, so Box will always hold a special place in my heart.

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Star Wars ‘Call Me Maybe’

The Star Wars cast sings Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. Obi wan (Old and Young) and a host of Skywalkers join Yoda and the Jedi for a quick rendition of an otherwise potentially forgettable pop tune. It even has a Mutilingual bit, who knew what Greedo was saying in the Cantina but it was certainly irritating enough for Han Solo to shoot first (answering a long standing question has to who started it).

It’s good that the dialogue from the love scenes in parts II and III have found a half decent. In the mean time, have to doff your cap to James Covenant fgor finding a new way to see the Star Wars movies – even in this slightly tacky way…

BTB Film – Wild Watch

Jim Eaton and I made this Springwatch parody back in 2011. It’s another 2 Days Laughter Festival entry and as such is a 5 min comedy film that was produced in 48 hours. It stars the wonderfully funny, rubber faced stylings of Paul Teeling and Rosie Owen who were, as ever, a total joy to work with. Camera work and special effects were done by Paul Wade and he deserves a lot of the overall credit for being the one that badgered Jim and I into doing the film when we really had a lot of other work we should have been doing.
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What if Star Wars was a Spanish Soap Opera?

 

I know Steve tends to handle the Star Wars stuff (he may well have something already planned for this week, in which case enjoy your double helping) but I’ve been laughing at this pretty much consistently for about three days and I can no longer hold off the desire to share it.

Empire Strikes Back, transformed into a Spanish soap opera.

May the passion be with you.

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Starbearians Have Landed!

Harry Partridge is probably best known for his Saturday Morning Watchmen spoof but he’s been happily producing cartoon parodies for years now. His latest video tells the story of a pair of loveable space bears, who fly around in a ship shaped like a T-Rex with massive breasts and kill people with swords.

It’s completely NSFW and absolutely essential viewing for anyone who has ever read a Conan book.

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(We’re down at Demoncon in Maidstone today. If you fancy a day out in Kent, come say hi!)

Dropping Science: Google’s Augmented Reality Glasses…In Reality

If you’ve been anywhere near at TV or computer in the last few days then you’ll probably be aware that google is promising to change the way we live by introducing augmented reality “google goggles” that will allow you to remain connected to the internet at all times. In true technology company style they accompanied the announcement with a hip and snazzy video feature fashionable people doing pointless things:

It looks like a nightmarish world where  you have an iPhone sellotaped to your face 24/7, but then I said something similar about the iPad when it came out and now I’m practically wedded to mine. Regardless something like this is probably going to become a mass market item at some point in the next few years and no doubt some will find them extremely appealing. I’m going to withhold judgement until we see some actual working technology but in the meantime, Tom Scott offers us a slightly more realistic version of Google’s advert.

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Porkins: Can’t Hold It!!

Never in the field of conflict has the passing of one man been so subject to conspiracy theory and conjecture. As the rebel alliance battled to destroy the Empire’s deathstar above the rebel base on Yavin no one could have expected the great loss they were about to suffer. One of the greatest pilots in the history of the Alliance was shockingly lost in the opening moments of the conflict. Here, sadly, are his final moments…

…Porkins. We salute you. And you are really not ‘all right.’