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Star Wars Death Star Attack, Featuring Hands Solo
January 26, 2007 11:34 AM   Subscribe

Star Wars Death Star attack, acted out with hands (Single link, YouTube)
posted by Bugbread (53 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite

 
Holy crapcakes. That was brilliant.
posted by cortex at 11:40 AM on January 26, 2007


I'll take some of those crapcakes, that was brilliant!
posted by OmieWise at 11:48 AM on January 26, 2007


I prefer grumblecakes, but that was still brilliant.
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:50 AM on January 26, 2007


So freaking fantastic. Now I want to see a 6 hour long jazz hands version of Lord of The Rings.
posted by mathowie at 11:50 AM on January 26, 2007


That was glorious.
posted by thehmsbeagle at 11:52 AM on January 26, 2007


That was handsome.
posted by hal9k at 11:53 AM on January 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


Awesome. Reminded me of Matrix ping pong.
posted by armage at 11:53 AM on January 26, 2007


I should add a "via", because there's just so much good stuff every day.
posted by Bugbread at 11:58 AM on January 26, 2007


The Millennium Falcon (no doubt piloted by Hand Solo, ar-ar) was great. This looks like it was originally film and digitized; I wonder how close to the original release this was made?

matthowie: I'm thinking some sort of LotR/ Producers mashup with dancing, singing and Uma Thurmann. Gimme a call.
posted by boo_radley at 11:59 AM on January 26, 2007


Springtime for Saruman and Isengard?
posted by ODiV at 12:01 PM on January 26, 2007


ODiV: You're hired!!!
posted by boo_radley at 12:02 PM on January 26, 2007


The hands have it!
posted by loquacious at 12:05 PM on January 26, 2007


Awesome. Reminded me of Matrix ping pong.
posted by armage at 12:06 PM on January 26, 2007


I'm crying tears of awesome right now.
posted by i_am_a_Jedi at 12:07 PM on January 26, 2007


Awesome!
posted by drezdn at 12:10 PM on January 26, 2007


This looks like it was originally film and digitized; I wonder how close to the original release this was made?

According to the YouTube page (upper right, click the "more"), it's originally Super-8 and was made in 1990.

I was unable to find any information about this anywhere (other than pointers to the YouTube). I wonder who made it.
posted by dhartung at 12:15 PM on January 26, 2007


Wow.

!

(Also, this is Yet More Proof that no one should ever have to apologize for a one-link post. The apologies should be when you have 10 links, and none of them are Sheer And Complete Awesome like this one.)
posted by louie at 12:17 PM on January 26, 2007


Best post of the day hands down.
posted by ND¢ at 12:18 PM on January 26, 2007


That was one hell of a hand job.
posted by Peter H at 12:20 PM on January 26, 2007 [2 favorites]


Even had a happy ending.
posted by Peter H at 12:21 PM on January 26, 2007


And a full cast (instead of just using a hand solo)
posted by hal9k at 12:37 PM on January 26, 2007


Killer!
posted by vorfeed at 12:38 PM on January 26, 2007


Must (spank) read (spank) header (spank) before posting.
posted by hal9k at 12:39 PM on January 26, 2007


Very groovy.
posted by Dr.James.Orin.Incandenza at 12:43 PM on January 26, 2007


Excellent find Bugbread. Thanks.
posted by Sk4n at 12:49 PM on January 26, 2007


Just amazing. Never mind best post of the day, this is one of the best posts ever.
posted by greycap at 12:51 PM on January 26, 2007


This post is so awesome it scrapes other awesome posts off its shoes like so much dog or pigeon crap. 2 hands up!
posted by Mister_A at 12:55 PM on January 26, 2007


I would like to see it performed at the South Pole, please.
posted by spicynuts at 12:58 PM on January 26, 2007


Can y'all please stop posting such single-link Youtube crap? Or at least show them to Matt and/or Jessamyn first to see if they want them up?
posted by davy at 1:05 PM on January 26, 2007


I hope this isn't a sign that marvelous Metafilter is turning into dimwitted Digg...
posted by fairmettle at 1:16 PM on January 26, 2007


Go clean up your filthy bathroom instead of bitching about the so-called quality of the "front page".
posted by Burhanistan at 1:22 PM on January 26, 2007


Wow, that was great. They must've had a lot of free time on their hands. (I tried...sorry)
posted by Totally Zanzibarin' Ya at 1:25 PM on January 26, 2007


Can y'all please stop posting such single-link Youtube crap? Or at least show them to Matt and/or Jessamyn first to see if they want them up?
posted by davy at 1:05 PM PST on January 26 [+]
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So freaking fantastic. Now I want to see a 6 hour long jazz hands version of Lord of The Rings.
posted by mathowie at 11:50 AM PST on January 26 [+]
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Reading is fun!

That was awesome, btw.
posted by eyeballkid at 1:31 PM on January 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


(eyeballkid, I think davy's comment was a joke)
posted by Bugbread at 1:34 PM on January 26, 2007


Beyond brilliant. Beyond awesome. That was rad!!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 1:37 PM on January 26, 2007


Great post, bugbread.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:44 PM on January 26, 2007


Genius.
posted by Shutter at 1:49 PM on January 26, 2007


There was something about this video, couldn't put my finger on it, but I think Peter H nailed it for me.
posted by snarkywench at 2:44 PM on January 26, 2007


Maybe that rich old fatneck can learn a lesson or two.
posted by illiad at 2:54 PM on January 26, 2007


So, technically, this is a digital remaster, right?

sorry, sorry
posted by phooky at 3:33 PM on January 26, 2007


simply amazing.
posted by Kudos at 4:19 PM on January 26, 2007


Why is an X-Wing fighter scratching my ass right now?
posted by CynicalKnight at 4:32 PM on January 26, 2007


I can't wait for the special editions.
posted by blue_beetle at 4:37 PM on January 26, 2007


Amazing. Thanks!
posted by trip and a half at 5:11 PM on January 26, 2007


Wow. Just wow.

1.) Who thought this up?
2.) What kinds of drugs were they on?
3.) Where can I get some?
4.) How did they convince all their friends it was a good idea?
5.) How did such a stupid premise turn out so freaking good?

I am awed.
posted by quin at 5:28 PM on January 26, 2007


Let's all give bugbread a hand, shall we?
posted by spilon at 6:45 PM on January 26, 2007


Ok, now I'm starting to get embarassed. It's not like I made it or anything, it was just an interesting link on the Table of Malcontents.
posted by Bugbread at 7:04 PM on January 26, 2007


I like a single-link youtube post as much as anyone, but come on, it was on boing boing yesterday, I think. Not that I'm complaining.
posted by fungible at 7:18 PM on January 26, 2007


nobody,not even the rain, has such Star Wars hands
posted by kirkaracha at 9:40 PM on January 26, 2007 [3 favorites]


That has to be one of the best things ever.
posted by sleeplessunderwater at 1:05 AM on January 27, 2007


Now that it's digitized, it's incumbent on the creators to make "Special Editions" which clean up the defects, but also add extra cg hands, to make more ships fighting in background and rings around explosions.
posted by wobh at 7:15 AM on January 27, 2007


I've been manipulated into liking this!
posted by darkstar at 2:45 PM on January 27, 2007


It would've been even better if one of the manualists re, um resqueezed the theme music
posted by Burhanistan at 7:14 PM on January 28, 2007


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