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2013-03-17 10:02:20 PM
files.filmhouse.com
 
2013-03-17 10:02:43 PM
The Sith must be the Illuminati then.

The Sith will ruuuule the Galaxy, and then.. we shall have.. peace.  >=)
 
2013-03-17 10:03:14 PM

Summoner101: Fallout Boy: Maddox did it. 6 years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=saHs6J0OXVI

I'm really happy for you, and I'mma let you finish, but just because there were earlier Call Me Maybe spoofs, doesn't make the Cookie Monster spoof the not best one OF ALL TIME


I prefer Maddox's work considering how many people he trolled into thinking it was a serious video, but I don't expect someone who sounds like a 13 year old girl trying to be funny to understand.
 
2013-03-17 10:04:28 PM
LUKE I was screwing your mother.

But I don't know if your mine.

You will have to ask her who did the task.
 
2013-03-17 10:05:23 PM

Fallout Boy: Summoner101: Fallout Boy: Maddox did it. 6 years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=saHs6J0OXVI

I'm really happy for you, and I'mma let you finish, but just because there were earlier Call Me Maybe spoofs, doesn't make the Cookie Monster spoof the not best one OF ALL TIME

I prefer Maddox's work considering how many people he trolled into thinking it was a serious video, but I don't expect someone who sounds like a 13 year old girl trying to be funny to understand.


Maddox is overrated.
 
2013-03-17 10:05:53 PM
Anything affiliated with Fred Durst = FAIL
 
2013-03-17 10:08:58 PM

Fista-Phobia: Anything affiliated with Fred Durst = FAIL


so....your post is pretty much all fail then
 
2013-03-17 10:10:28 PM

tweek46420: Fista-Phobia: Anything affiliated with Fred Durst = FAIL

so....your post is pretty much all fail then


yes. and please add rage against the machine.
 
2013-03-17 10:11:41 PM
 

Bob Dolemite: a little too much use of the matrix soundtrack

.

It's against tin foil hat protocol to make a conspiracy film without using Clubbed To Death by Rob Dougan.You also have to use a something by RATM or at the very least Requiem For A Dream's Lux Aeterna.
 
2013-03-17 10:12:57 PM

fusillade762: Gulper Eel: Shrugging Atlas: The Skywalkers were mad with power and would stop at nothing to take over the Galaxy."

Brilliant how anybody biatching about a 'berucracy' could simply be dismissed as a crank with horrible spelling skills.

You leave her out of this.

[starwarsfunsite.webs.com image 200x200]


What really happened
 
2013-03-17 10:15:47 PM
It was the Space Jews!
 
2013-03-17 10:16:45 PM
From 2007 (although the date is no longer on TFA.
 
2013-03-17 10:21:43 PM
But why would they want to blow it up...unless they were getting kickbacks from the company that would build the new Deathstar!!!!  How deep does this go???
 
2013-03-17 10:23:01 PM

Fallout Boy: Summoner101: Fallout Boy: Maddox did it. 6 years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=saHs6J0OXVI

I'm really happy for you, and I'mma let you finish, but just because there were earlier Call Me Maybe spoofs, doesn't make the Cookie Monster spoof the not best one OF ALL TIME

I prefer Maddox's work considering how many people he trolled into thinking it was a serious video, but I don't expect someone who sounds like a 13 year old girl trying to be funny to understand.


You're so edgy!
 
2013-03-17 10:29:16 PM

Akuinnen: It was the Space Jews Jawas!


FTFY
 
2013-03-17 10:29:20 PM
The real parody is comparing USA to the Empire ... and it isn't much of one.
 
2013-03-17 10:31:15 PM
Subby has shown us the true truthiness of truth!  May the force be with him/her.
 
2013-03-17 10:32:42 PM

Theory Of Null: It's against tin foil hat protocol to make a conspiracy film without using Clubbed To Death by Rob Dougan.


Ahem.

It's the Kurayamino mix.

/refuses to propagate the impression that remixes are the original version, no matter how much more popular the remix is
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RomEFY8CEP4
-original
//yeah, i know what you meant
 
2013-03-17 10:35:24 PM

LDM90: [content6.flixster.com image 260x180]

Why is this guy always referred to as Wedge? No way in hell is that Wedge.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 250x307]
This is what a Wedge may look like.


taken from comments on TFA:


While not "officially" identified in the film, that line was scripted for Wedge; but Wedge was cast as a one actor when that scene was filmed, then replaced by another in every subsequent scene and movie.  This guy is known as "fake Wedge".

(for extra points), the voice you hear for both guys (at least in the first movie) was added later by a third guy.

 also

Wedge played by Denis Lawson who is Ewan McGregor's IRL uncle
 
2013-03-17 10:40:39 PM
/threadjack

Can we make it a thing that we discuss those "Featured Partner" articles in the thread above it??
/cause it's bullsh*t that we can't comment on them...
/the pizza from 20 years ago looks way better than the new one.

/end threadjack
 
2013-03-17 10:41:11 PM
What really matters is to follow the money, ask the question "cui bono". Anakin Skywalker had substantial investments in Sienar Fleet Systems and Kuat Drive Yards.... and GUESS WHO got huge stock boosts right after this event happened.

 Also, many Bothan contractors working on the Death Star were noted as absent on the day that it was destroyed....were they 'sick' or did somebody TIP THEM OFF?

 Also, the infamous spice smuggler Han Solo, a known Hutt affiliate, was observed flying a YT-1300 freighter. That's a Corellian Engineering ship (where Leia 'Organia' Skywalker has a lot of stocks)- how could it be able to fly at the speeds of starfighters UNLESS it was secretly an imperial Sith Infiltrator using a cloaking field to disguise itself.

 I find it a shame that our brave and valiant clones are dying to pursue this 'Mon Mothma' character, who, for all we know, could be a hired actress. It's been years and they still haven't killed her. If she does exist, she's probably drinking Pan-Galactic gargle blasters in some Imperial bunker on Nar Huttaa! THE REBEL ALLIANCE IS A FALSE FLAG OPERATION!

 The occupation of Endor is a sham! There were no weapons at Hoth base!  This was all a pack of lies to ensure more contracts for AT-AT walkers and Super Star Destroyers!

 If you're a true imperial patriot, then support Ronnn Pol and his demands for a full imperial inquistion!
 
2013-03-17 10:42:36 PM
I can't help it... I have to nerd out. While this is all fantastically put together, while watching it I couldn't help but just... grit my teeth. Vader was not the ranking officer on the Death Star. Tarkin was! He was the commander who gave the orders. Hell it's heavily implied that Vader isn't THAT highly ranked. Otherwise why are all the other officers biatching him out about old sorcerrous  ways. Even when Vader starts to choke a biatch, Tarkin pulls Vader's leash.

It's not until Empire, where most of the officers, having been on the Death Star, are space dust and Vader's strutting around on the Executor giving field promotions via asphyxiation that it's clear he's second only to the Emperor.

Hell that makes it all better since it means that Vader is using his families ties with the Rebellion and scruffy smugglers to subvert every commanding officer above him!

Note this all comes from analysis of the movies themselves. As much of a nerd as I am, I have not really explored the expanded universe or novelizations of the films. I'm sure there's a book somewhere that explains Veder's official rank...
 
2013-03-17 10:44:42 PM
How about the fact that both Anakin and Luke were on the second Death Star moments before it blew up.  Luke unmasked Vader right before they boarded the shuttle according to witnesses.  Could Vader be among the Rebel forces, completely unmasked under another name?

Why did the Empire, following the destruction of the Second Death Star, not finish off the rebel alliance?  They had higher numbers of troops and ships, they could have made short work of the remaining rebel forces.

Why did the ground forces on Endor, armed with the best Imperial weaponry, lose to farking Ewoks armed with stone age weaponry?
 
2013-03-17 10:46:30 PM
That was great.

/Alderaan dammit, Aldebaran's not even in the right galaxy
 
2013-03-17 10:56:19 PM
Some Storm Troopers knew this years ago.
 
2013-03-17 10:57:11 PM

Will-Mun: I can't help it... I have to nerd out. While this is all fantastically put together, while watching it I couldn't help but just... grit my teeth. Vader was not the ranking officer on the Death Star. Tarkin was! He was the commander who gave the orders. Hell it's heavily implied that Vader isn't THAT highly ranked. Otherwise why are all the other officers biatching him out about old sorcerrous  ways. Even when Vader starts to choke a biatch, Tarkin pulls Vader's leash.

It's not until Empire, where most of the officers, having been on the Death Star, are space dust and Vader's strutting around on the Executor giving field promotions via asphyxiation that it's clear he's second only to the Emperor.

Hell that makes it all better since it means that Vader is using his families ties with the Rebellion and scruffy smugglers to subvert every commanding officer above him!

Note this all comes from analysis of the movies themselves. As much of a nerd as I am, I have not really explored the expanded universe or novelizations of the films. I'm sure there's a book somewhere that explains Veder's official rank...


As it was pointed out above, Loose Change also had some inaccuracies (beyond the obvious). It might be intentional to make these sort of mistakes.
 
2013-03-17 11:10:59 PM

ZMugg: nmemkha: Knight without armor: Plus, Han shot first.

That should be this guy's next video:

The Free Greedo Project

You mean like "Free Cat"?


Chuckle.

/don't banninate me
 
2013-03-17 11:23:03 PM

Snazzy1: /threadjack

Can we make it a thing that we discuss those "Featured Partner" articles in the thread above it??
/cause it's bullsh*t that we can't comment on them...
/the pizza from 20 years ago looks way better than the new one.

/end threadjack


m.fark.com. You won't be bothered by the featured partner crap. Smaller ads too.
 
2013-03-17 11:23:46 PM

SpankyPinkbottom: Excellent exposé, but they failed to address the rumors concerning an apparently unorthodox relationship between Luke and Leia. I for one would like to hear more about that.

In detail.


i.crackedcdn.com

Hmm
 
2013-03-17 11:30:21 PM
www.stuffistumbledupon.com

I really wish I could find on Fark the pic someone once shooped for me with Lee Harvey Oswald's face onto Luke Skywalker's body. Most people don't know that not only did Oswald tag Kennedy, but evidence shows that in the last moments before taking the shot, he took the scope off his Carcano rifle and trusted to a voice in his head. Hell, he used to bullseye swamp rats back in Havana, how hard could it've been?
 
2013-03-17 11:57:54 PM

Will-Mun: I can't help it... I have to nerd out. While this is all fantastically put together, while watching it I couldn't help but just... grit my teeth. Vader was not the ranking officer on the Death Star. Tarkin was! He was the commander who gave the orders. Hell it's heavily implied that Vader isn't THAT highly ranked. Otherwise why are all the other officers biatching him out about old sorcerrous  ways. Even when Vader starts to choke a biatch, Tarkin pulls Vader's leash.

It's not until Empire, where most of the officers, having been on the Death Star, are space dust and Vader's strutting around on the Executor giving field promotions via asphyxiation that it's clear he's second only to the Emperor.

Hell that makes it all better since it means that Vader is using his families ties with the Rebellion and scruffy smugglers to subvert every commanding officer above him!

Note this all comes from analysis of the movies themselves. As much of a nerd as I am, I have not really explored the expanded universe or novelizations of the films. I'm sure there's a book somewhere that explains Veder's official rank...


How does Empire make it clear that Vader is second only to the Emperor?    It is clear that Vader is the highest ranking person in a fleet of ships, but one can't extrapolate that to second in command of the Empire especially since in that movie no one of Tarkin's rank is shown even though it is clear they exist.

As for Ep. IV (the original SW), I don't think that there was anyone besides Tarkin at the Death Star that could give an order.  After all, the guy who snapped at Vader did get force chocked which would very much suggests Vader is not his subordinate.    The best explanation is that Vader really is not in the formal command structure.  Vader role Palapatine's personal enforcer whose authority is whatever it takes to carry out whatever assignment that Palpatine gives him.    And truth be known (as much as one can have truth in fiction), one of Vader's jobs in the original movie was to keep an eye  on Tarkin.   If the governor decided he was in charge of the Galaxy because he had a death star, I am sure Vader had the authority to take care of the problem.    (Though it is a bit of a plot hole that Palpatine was not doing that himself.)
 
2013-03-18 12:00:24 AM
Thermal exhaust port was 2 meters not 2 feet.

/about the same size as a Womp rat.
 
2013-03-18 12:05:04 AM

LDM90: [content6.flixster.com image 260x180]

Why is this guy always referred to as Wedge? No way in hell is that Wedge.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 250x307]
This is what a Wedge may look like.


This is why: http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/index.php/2013/02/06/star-wars-myste r ies-hunting-for-the-fake-wedge/
 
2013-03-18 12:11:03 AM

TheMysteriousStranger: Will-Mun: I can't help it... I have to nerd out. While this is all fantastically put together, while watching it I couldn't help but just... grit my teeth. Vader was not the ranking officer on the Death Star. Tarkin was! He was the commander who gave the orders. Hell it's heavily implied that Vader isn't THAT highly ranked. Otherwise why are all the other officers biatching him out about old sorcerrous  ways. Even when Vader starts to choke a biatch, Tarkin pulls Vader's leash.

It's not until Empire, where most of the officers, having been on the Death Star, are space dust and Vader's strutting around on the Executor giving field promotions via asphyxiation that it's clear he's second only to the Emperor.

Hell that makes it all better since it means that Vader is using his families ties with the Rebellion and scruffy smugglers to subvert every commanding officer above him!

Note this all comes from analysis of the movies themselves. As much of a nerd as I am, I have not really explored the expanded universe or novelizations of the films. I'm sure there's a book somewhere that explains Veder's official rank...

How does Empire make it clear that Vader is second only to the Emperor?    It is clear that Vader is the highest ranking person in a fleet of ships, but one can't extrapolate that to second in command of the Empire especially since in that movie no one of Tarkin's rank is shown even though it is clear they exist.

As for Ep. IV (the original SW), I don't think that there was anyone besides Tarkin at the Death Star that could give an order.  After all, the guy who snapped at Vader did get force chocked which would very much suggests Vader is not his subordinate.    The best explanation is that Vader really is not in the formal command structure.  Vader role Palapatine's personal enforcer whose authority is whatever it takes to carry out whatever assignment that Palpatine gives him.    And truth be known (as much as one can have truth in fiction), one of Vader ...


Vader gets a lot of screen time, so if you were watching only the movies, it would be difficult do discern his exact role in the the first two movies. I agree he doesn't really have any formal role in the command structure. Essentially, he has the same rank that The Mouth Of Sauron has. I agree that Vader's role is as Palpatine's personal enforcer. I guess a better analogy would be the Sheriff of Nottingham to King John. Presumably he would be outranked by the chancellor of the Exchequer and other such government officials, yet he would still be the minion used to settle things. Of course, that does make a good question of why the officers in ANH were so flippant. Jettisoning all EU materials, perhaps Vader had been sent off on a bunch of secret missions, and the public stuff he did didn't impress the Imperial Navy much. Who knows? Palpatine of course was big on supressing any hint of the Force, so that would explain how all the Imperials mock Vader for his devotion to a sad, dead religion. After all, he's the only one in the galaxy that supposedly believes in that stuff.
 
2013-03-18 01:13:35 AM
This will blow your mind, man!

There's evidence that shows that Obi-Wan Kenobi was NOT killed by Darth Vader, but was, in fact, a STAND-IN who was also the victim of a conspiracy to remove him from the picture so that Luke could go on to become the Master Jedi. Look at the facts:

* Obi-Wan disappeared moments before Darth Vader's lightsaber even touched his robes.

* Luke, Han, and Chewbacca were all in strategic positions behind the glassy hole, and they had their guns aimed in the direction of Obi-Wan Kenobi!

* Stormtroopers on the scene reported that one or several of their number were known impostors. Two are believed to be Skywalker and Solo, but the third remains unidentified-- All that is known is that he was taller than regulation Stormtrooper height, and was caught banging his head on doorways.

* Respected Imperial leader Grand Moff Tarkin, honored for his participation in the Clone Wars and lifelong service to the Empire, stated on the record that "surely, he [Kenobi] must be dead by now" and that Vader was "all that is left of their religion."

* And what of the fact that no body was recovered. Numerous Stormtrooper reports claim he just disappeared "as if someone had turned off a hologram." Perhaps there was never any real Obi-Wan at the Death Star? Perhaps he was a mere holographic projection all along!
 
2013-03-18 01:49:03 AM

vygramul: Well, I'm convinced.


Makes as much sense as the theory that George Bush personally gave flight plans to the 911 hijackers.
 
2013-03-18 01:50:10 AM

Shrugging Atlas: I love the 'political attack ad' stuff with switching to black and white whenever they want to demonize something.  This was farking great.

I wish Lucas would come out tomorrow and say, "It took you all 30 years but someone finally figured it out.  The Skywalkers were mad with power and would stop at nothing to take over the Galaxy."


That would be hilarious. And also nasty, since Disney now has the franchise.
 
2013-03-18 02:05:34 AM

Theory Of Null: Bob Dolemite: a little too much use of the matrix soundtrack.

It's against tin foil hat protocol to make a conspiracy film without using Clubbed To Death by Rob Dougan.You also have to use a something by RATM or at the very least Requiem For A Dream's Lux Aeterna.


The CAPTAINCHINO version of that on YouTube is so farking awesome that you could run it as background soundtrack to a Three Stooges episode and the shenanigans would suddenly turn EPIC.  Makes anything by Immediate or 2 Steps seem pale and hesitant.
 
2013-03-18 02:15:46 AM

TheMysteriousStranger: Will-Mun: I can't help it... I have to nerd out. While this is all fantastically put together, while watching it I couldn't help but just... grit my teeth. Vader was not the ranking officer on the Death Star. Tarkin was! He was the commander who gave the orders. Hell it's heavily implied that Vader isn't THAT highly ranked. Otherwise why are all the other officers biatching him out about old sorcerrous  ways. Even when Vader starts to choke a biatch, Tarkin pulls Vader's leash.

It's not until Empire, where most of the officers, having been on the Death Star, are space dust and Vader's strutting around on the Executor giving field promotions via asphyxiation that it's clear he's second only to the Emperor.

Hell that makes it all better since it means that Vader is using his families ties with the Rebellion and scruffy smugglers to subvert every commanding officer above him!

Note this all comes from analysis of the movies themselves. As much of a nerd as I am, I have not really explored the expanded universe or novelizations of the films. I'm sure there's a book somewhere that explains Veder's official rank...

How does Empire make it clear that Vader is second only to the Emperor?    It is clear that Vader is the highest ranking person in a fleet of ships, but one can't extrapolate that to second in command of the Empire especially since in that movie no one of Tarkin's rank is shown even though it is clear they exist.

As for Ep. IV (the original SW), I don't think that there was anyone besides Tarkin at the Death Star that could give an order.  After all, the guy who snapped at Vader did get force chocked which would very much suggests Vader is not his subordinate.    The best explanation is that Vader really is not in the formal command structure.  Vader role Palapatine's personal enforcer whose authority is whatever it takes to carry out whatever assignment that Palpatine gives him.    And truth be known (as much as one can have truth in fiction), one of Vader ...


Secret Service, SS, Praetorian Guards.
 
2013-03-18 02:45:20 AM

100 Watt Walrus: Akuinnen: It was the Space Jews Jawas!

FTFY


img.photobucket.com

Obviously he was right the first time.
 
2013-03-18 03:11:33 AM

Maturin: Anybody know where I can get a copy of the original video? I doubt it exists.


i1.kym-cdn.com
There is no original video!  Wake up, sheeple!
 
2013-03-18 03:14:08 AM

Surool: Sh*t, this is too f*cking big for you, you know that? Who blew up the Death Star? Who destroyed the biggest battle station ever? F*ck man! It's a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma! The f*ckin' Rebels don't even know! Don't you get it?!


images.nymag.com
We're through the looking glass here, people.
 
2013-03-18 06:18:04 AM

SnakeLee: Holy shiat that was good.  I can't imagine how many times the people who made this have seen Star Wars but I'm guessing it's into the 5 digits


Rough estimate of 9 years to make it to 5 digits of watching the Star Wars movies (The original 3, not the newer prequels).
 
2013-03-18 08:35:55 AM

Fano: After all, he's the only one in the galaxy that supposedly believes in that stuff


Which makes no sense because less than 20 years earlier, the galaxy was in the middle of a war that had hundreds or thousands of Jedi at the forefront.
 
2013-03-18 09:14:15 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: [s16.postimage.org image 638x500]
??


Follow the money...
 
2013-03-18 09:16:49 AM

LDM90: Snazzy1: /threadjack

Can we make it a thing that we discuss those "Featured Partner" articles in the thread above it??
/cause it's bullsh*t that we can't comment on them...
/the pizza from 20 years ago looks way better than the new one.

/end threadjack

m.fark.com. You won't be bothered by the featured partner crap. Smaller ads too.


Or you could use adblock and see no featured partner crap, no ads, and have an otherwise full Fark experience. Sites wonder why people block ads...
 
2013-03-18 09:17:59 AM
Porkins knew too much.
 
2013-03-18 09:24:20 AM

Shrugging Atlas: I wish Lucas would come out tomorrow and say, "It took you all 30 years but someone finally figured it out. The Skywalkers were mad with power and would stop at nothing to take over the Galaxy."


Have you read 'The Last Ringbearer'? It's "an alternative account of and an informal sequel to the events of J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy, The Lord of the Rings." "...based on the premise that the Tolkien account is a "history written by the victors"." [-wikipedia] It's a free download from the wiki page.

Personally, I think it should be taught in school as an example of how history can be... twisted... to produce the results you want.
 
2013-03-18 10:10:59 AM
Alderbran? First I thought he miss-spoke and decided not to edit it.

Then he said it again.

Really?
 
2013-03-18 10:14:28 AM

SuperChuck: Fano: After all, he's the only one in the galaxy that supposedly believes in that stuff

Which makes no sense because less than 20 years earlier, the galaxy was in the middle of a war that had hundreds or thousands of Jedi at the forefront.


That was one of the structural things that annoyed me about the prequels. They showed the Jedi at essentially their height. The imperial officers shown were too old to call it all a bunch of boloney, they would have seen holovids and had action figures as kids. The Jedi were an integral part of the Republic. It's like we had a revolution, and 20 years later no one believes in the judicial branch, and FBI agents are treated as myths.

Smarter would have been to set the prequels earlier (if you want the Jedi Council to be powerful and have the Purge happen sooner) with no more than 50 or so Jedi remaining as a beleaguered last hope waiting for the prophecy of the chosen one to save them by the time the prequels started. Why did the prequel council need balance to the force when they weren't even sure there was a sith at the beginning?
 
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