An Elegant Weapon From a More Civilized Age
February 3, 2011 5:47 AM   Subscribe

A gang fight takes an unexpected turn.
posted by empath (42 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Filmed on location in Gertrude Stein's Oakland.
posted by box at 5:53 AM on February 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


Trigger warning: features the n-word.

Also: I laughed heartily.
posted by stinkycheese at 5:53 AM on February 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


ummm, that was... enlightening.
posted by artof.mulata at 5:54 AM on February 3, 2011


May the schwartz be with him.
posted by punkfloyd at 5:57 AM on February 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


One of the best things about this is that everybody is dead serious. Jimmy Fallon could learn a lot from studying this video.
posted by stinkycheese at 6:00 AM on February 3, 2011 [11 favorites]


lmao, win!
posted by Xany at 6:05 AM on February 3, 2011


Can't see it, but the tags are dope.
posted by cashman at 6:07 AM on February 3, 2011


tbh, I was kind of expecting this to get flagged to death by people who didn't watch the whole video.
posted by empath at 6:09 AM on February 3, 2011


Pssh! So fakey!
posted by NoMich at 6:10 AM on February 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm glad I didn't ruin it by reading the comments.
posted by Cyclopsis Raptor at 6:12 AM on February 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


Well, my morning has been made significantly better by this.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 6:12 AM on February 3, 2011


I think this link will work for people without accounts, but it will be really big.
posted by knave at 6:13 AM on February 3, 2011


Nigga thought the force was wid him, mafucka didn't know shit 'bout no damn force. Probably trained by that punk ass yoda, up in that fucked up swamp. Shiiit, mafucka's gotta be gettin' up on that dark side if dey be wantin' shit to really happen.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:18 AM on February 3, 2011 [8 favorites]


Trigger warning: features the n-word.

that's a trigger for some people? I didn't know that.
posted by Think_Long at 6:22 AM on February 3, 2011


When you're a jedi,
You're a jedi all the way
posted by Flashman at 6:23 AM on February 3, 2011 [4 favorites]


So much for being an elegant weapon for a more refined age.
posted by Ghidorah at 6:26 AM on February 3, 2011 [5 favorites]


I didn't expect the dance-off.
posted by scruss at 6:30 AM on February 3, 2011


A pretty direct ripoff of the vastly superior Stabbing at Leia's Party.
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas at 6:31 AM on February 3, 2011 [16 favorites]


Think Long: I was just re-reading the Bitch thread. But, as soon as I pressed Send, I wished I hadn't said that.
posted by stinkycheese at 6:31 AM on February 3, 2011


It's illegal to film storm troopers.
posted by amethysts at 6:42 AM on February 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


The Leia's party video is pretty great, but, uh, why are the storm troopers carrying M-4s? Are blasters against regulation in this jurisdiction?

/nerditry
posted by Ghidorah at 6:49 AM on February 3, 2011


People have to stop doing that exaggerated zoom-in-and-out-this-is-so-real move at the beginning of these videos. Immediately gives them away as fake.
posted by orme at 6:56 AM on February 3, 2011


Rad
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 7:48 AM on February 3, 2011


Wouldn't his light saber go off when he dropped it? Don't they have a dead-man's switch or something?
posted by kirkaracha at 8:01 AM on February 3, 2011


hahahaahaa. :D light sabers.
posted by NotSoSiniSter at 8:02 AM on February 3, 2011


Wouldn't his light saber go off when he dropped it? Don't they have a dead-man's switch or something?

Yeah, that was what tipped me off that it was fake.
posted by empath at 8:03 AM on February 3, 2011 [52 favorites]


Flagged as non-canon.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 8:05 AM on February 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


You ain't no jedi. You a Star Wars Kid.
posted by benzenedream at 8:59 AM on February 3, 2011


Nice compositing, for sure.
posted by bz at 9:00 AM on February 3, 2011


A pretty direct ripoff of the vastly superior Stabbing at Leia's Party.

As someone who was 18 when the first Star Wars movie came out and thus too mature to give a shit about Obi-Wans and Wookies and whatever, I've long been critical of the entire Star Wars franchise. Yes, even the first two movies.

But I'll happily take it all back if these two vids signal a new non-canon side genre of low budget (albeit convincingly presented) "modernized" Star Wars infected dramas. Because it's clear to me that the culture that does give a shit about Star Wars if far more interesting, far more nuanced, epic and sincere than the movies themselves.
posted by philip-random at 9:09 AM on February 3, 2011 [6 favorites]


This is awesome, and the people that made it are also awesome.
posted by odinsdream at 9:31 AM on February 3, 2011


that's a trigger for some people? I didn't know that.

Please. "Trig-ro."
posted by ColdChef at 9:35 AM on February 3, 2011 [7 favorites]


A pretty direct ripoff of the vastly superior Stabbing at Leia's Party.

I dunno, this one at least doesn't telegraph the theme.
posted by kenko at 9:36 AM on February 3, 2011


Flagged as non-canon

Surely, using a canon would be jolly unsportsmanlike?
posted by Flashman at 9:47 AM on February 3, 2011


I'm glad I didn't ruin it by reading the comments.

The best-- the absolute best-- thing about metafilter's in-line youtube player? You never have to read another youtube comment again.
posted by dersins at 10:06 AM on February 3, 2011 [4 favorites]


A pretty direct ripoff of the vastly superior Stabbing at Leia's Party

I heard everything's a remix.
posted by safetyfork at 10:40 AM on February 3, 2011


My kids showed me Jedi A*Holes. I am sure it's been here on the Blue before. Always worth a re-watch.
posted by Xoebe at 10:44 AM on February 3, 2011 [5 favorites]


trigga, please
posted by Eideteker at 11:59 AM on February 3, 2011


A pretty direct ripoff of the vastly superior Stabbing at Leia's Party

You mean someone else came up with the idea for those awesome light sword things?
posted by treepour at 12:26 PM on February 3, 2011


Alas, I hate to be bitter, but I long for the day when the first generation grows up having watched the Star Wars films in numerical sequence and therefore completely escapes the compulsive need to demonstrate that they're clever and meta by inserting endless SW references into things.

Tardis Tardis Tardis Baba Booey heroin-seeking spaceship whelk in a supernova Rosebud was the sled what the hell was that action figures.

Never mind. Star Wars, harumph.
posted by sonascope at 1:59 PM on February 3, 2011


P.S. However, it is funny. I'm just cranky because I thought I'd landed on boingboingstarwarsdrmisevil.net by mistake.
posted by sonascope at 3:39 PM on February 3, 2011



Tardis Tardis Tardis Baba Booey heroin-seeking spaceship whelk in a supernova Rosebud

who told you?
posted by The Whelk at 5:02 PM on February 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


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